[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013)]
[Pages 36778-36779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14631]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0452; FRL-9390-9]

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs 
(OPP) is giving notice that a public meeting of the Pesticide Program 
Dialogue Committee (PPDC) is being planned for July 10-11, 2013. A 
draft agenda is under development and will be posted by July 2, 2013. 
On July 9, 2013, OPP will hold a Stakeholder Workshop titled ``Where 
Vision Meets Action: Practical Application of 21st Century Methods.'' 
This 1-day non-technical workshop is intended to provide an opportunity 
for stakeholder discussion on how OPP envisions applying new science to 
change the way pesticide risks are evaluated, and to examine the 
challenges and benefits of making this transition. Also, on July 10, 
2013, four PPDC workgroup meetings are scheduled to meet as follows: 
PPDC Work Group on Pollinator Protection; PPDC Work Group on Integrated 
Pest Management; PPDC Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements; and 
PPDC Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology. All meetings are free, open 
to the public, and no advance registration is required.

DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
The PPDC meeting, Stakeholder Workshop, and all PPDC Work Group 
meetings will be held at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, 
Arlington, VA. The PPDC meeting will be held in the lobby-level 
Conference Center.
    On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, a Stakeholder Workshop will be held from 
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., titled ``Where Vision Meets Action: Practical 
Application of 21st Century Methods.'' This Workshop will be held in 
the lobby-level Conference Center.
    On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, PPDC work group meetings are scheduled 
as follows: Pollinator Protection Work Group, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
in the lobby-level Conference Center; Integrated Pest Management Work 
Group, 9:30 a.m. to noon in Conference Room S-4370-80; Comparative 
Safety Statements Work Group from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in Conference 
Room S-12100; and 21st Century Toxicology/Integrated Testing Strategies 
Work Group from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room N-4850. 
Information regarding PPDC Work Groups is available on EPA's Web site 
at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 

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CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA 
as much time as possible to process your request.

ADDRESSES: The PPDC Meeting, PPDC Work Group meetings, and the 21st 
Century Methods Stakeholder Workshop, will be held at EPA's location at 
1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The PPDC 
meeting will be held in the lobby-level Conference Center. EPA's 
Potomac Yard South building is approximately 1 mile from the Crystal 
City Metro Station.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Fehrenbach, Office of Pesticide 
Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-4775; 
fax number: (703) 308-4776; email address: [email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
particular interest to persons who work in agricultural settings or 
persons who are concerned about implementation of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); the amendments to both of these major 
pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996; and 
the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act. Potentially affected 
entities may include, but are not limited to: Agricultural workers and 
farmers; pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental, 
consumer, and farm worker groups; pesticide users and growers; animal 
rights groups; pest consultants; State, local, and tribal governments; 
academia; public health organizations; and the public. If you have 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0452, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-
5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. Background

    OPP is entrusted with the responsibility to help ensure the safety 
of the American food supply, the education and protection from 
unreasonable risk of those who apply or are exposed to pesticides 
occupationally or through use of products, and general protection of 
the environment and special ecosystems from potential risks posed by 
    The Charter for EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) 
was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public 
Law 92-463, in September 1995, and has been renewed every 2 years since 
that time. PPDC's Charter was renewed October 28, 2011, for another 2-
year period. The purpose of PPDC is to provide advice and 
recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with 
pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving 
public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues 
associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides. 
It is determined that PPDC is in the public interest in connection with 
the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by law. The following 
sectors are represented on the current PPDC: Environmental/public 
interest and animal rights groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide 
industry and trade associations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity 
groups; Federal and State/local/tribal governments; the general public; 
public health organizations; and those who promote safe and effective 
use of pesticides through education and training.
    Copies of the PPDC Charter are filed with appropriate committees of 
Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request.

III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    PPDC meetings are open to the public and seating is available on a 
first-come basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to 
register in advance of the meeting. Comments may be made during the 
public comment session of each meeting or in writing to the address 

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural workers, Agriculture, 
Chemicals, Endangered species, Foods, Integrated pest management, 
Pesticide labels, Pesticides and pests, Public health, Spray drift, 
21st Century toxicology.

    Dated: June 7, 2013.
Steve Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-14631 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]