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Pesticide News Story:Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee to Meet April 20-21

For Release: April 12, 2011

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will hold a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on Wednesday, April 20, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Thursday, April 21, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The meeting will be held in EPA’s first floor conference center at One Potomac Yard, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Information on the location of EPA’s building and how to reach it by public transportation or car is available at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/contacts/officelocation.htm. A draft agenda is available on the PPDC webpage. Agenda topics include Integrated Pest Management, Pollinator Protection, Children and Worker Risk Policy, Endangered Species Act issues, and 21st century science activities. PPDC workgroups will present reports: Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvements; Comparative Safety Statements for Pesticide Product Labeling; and Public Health. Additional brief updates will cover spray drift, inerts disclosure, water quality issues, and the regulatory improvement initiative. In addition, the following PPDC work groups are scheduled to meet in sessions open to the public on April 19: PPDC's PRIA Process Improvements Work Group will meet from 1:00-4:00 pm in Conference Room N-4830, and PPDC's Public Health Work Group will meet from 1:00-5:00 pm in Conference Room N-4120. Information about these work group meetings can be found on EPA's website.

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