[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50921-50922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-22015]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0057; FRL-9983-04]


Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs 
is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue 
Committee (PPDC) on October 31, 2018. This

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meeting is intended 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.

DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 12 p.m. there will be an informational seminar on biotechnology-
pesticide issues held for stakeholders.
    Agenda: A draft agenda will be posted on or before October 19, 
2018.
    Accommodations requests: To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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 and informational seminar will be held at 1 
Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA, in the lobby-
level Conference Center.
    EPA's Potomac Yard South Bldg. is approximately 1 mile from the 
Crystal City Metro Station.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Jewell, Office of Pesticide 
Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 2777 Crystal Drive, 
Arlington, VA 22206; telephone number: (703) 347-0109; email address: 
jewell.shannon@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you work in an 
agricultural setting or if you are concerned about implementation of 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the 
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to 
both of these major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act 
(FQPA) of 1996; the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act, and the 
Endangered Species 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 CONTACT.

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-2018-0057, 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), West William Jefferson Clinton 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

    The PPDC is a federal advisory committee chartered under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA 
established the PPDC in September 1995 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. 
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; academia; and public health 
organizations.

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

    PPDC meetings are free, open to the public, and no advance 
registration is required. Public comments may be made during the public 
comment session on October 31st or in writing to the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

    Dated: September 5, 2018.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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