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U.S. EPA Workshop on Fate and Effects of Hormones in Waste From Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

U.S. EPA Region 5, Chicago, IL
Monday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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August 20, 2007:  Background and Stakeholder Perspectives
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Welcome
Susan Laessig, EPA, ORD, NCER
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Opening Address
Eric Weber, Acting Director of the Office of Science Policy, EPA, ORD
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Perspectives on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Waste Issues
John Haines, EPA, ORD, National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL)

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CAFO Rule and Future Resource Needs
Roberta Parry, EPA, Office of Water
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Session I:  Stakeholder Involvement in CAFO Environmental Issues
Session Moderator: Steve Jann, Deputy Branch Chief, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Programs Branch

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EPA Regional CAFO Waste Issues
Matthew Gluckman, EPARegion 5CAFOCoordinator
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Environmental Assessment for Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
Charles Eirkson, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Research
Mary Ann Rozum, USDA, Cooperative State, Research, Education and Extension Service

Cliff Rice, USDA, Agricultural Research Service

3:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Research on Emerging Water-Quality Issues Related to CAFOs: Research Themes, Capabilities, and Opportunities for Collaberation
Sheridan Haack, USGS, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Sarah Gerould, USGS, Contaminant Biology Program

4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

5:00 p.m.

August 21, 2007:  Highlights of EPA ORD and STAR Research
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Introduction-Endocrine Disruptor Research Program and CAFOs
Elaine Francis, EPA National Program Director for Endocrine Disruptors
8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session II: Current CAFO Contaminant Research at EPA
Session Moderator: Gary Ankley, EPA, ORD, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL)

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Cell-Based Assays for Monitoring EDC Activity in Complex Environmental Samples, Including CAFO Discharges
Vickie Wilson, EPA, ORD, NHEERL
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Assessing Ground and Surface Water Impacts From Hormones in CAFOs
Steve Hutchins, EPA, ORD, NRMRL
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Overview of the EPA, ORD, CAFO Research Project
Gary Ankley, EPA, ORD, NHEERL

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Session III: New EPA STAR Awards on Fate and Effects of Hormones in CAFOWaste
Session Moderator: Susan Laessig, EPA, ORD, NCER

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Linda Lee, Purdue University
Fate of Hormones in Tile-Drained Fields and Impact to Aquatic Organisms Under Different Animal Waste Land-Application Practices
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jocelyn Hemming, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assessing Occurrence, Persistence, and Biological Effects of Hormones Released From Livestock Waste
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Daniel J. Fisher, University of Maryland
Transport/Fate/Ecological Effects of Steroids From Poultry Litter, and Evaluations of Existing/Novel Management Strategies
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Miguel L. Cabrera, University of Georgia
Fate of Hormones in Waste From Concentrated Broiler Feeding Operations
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Seth W. Kullman, North Carolina State University (new position)
An Integrated Approach To Developing a Total Facility Estrogen Budget at a Swine Farrowing CAFO
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. David Sedlak, University of California-Berkeley
Transport and Transformation of Natural and Synthetic Steroid Hormones at Beef Cattle and Dairy CAFOs
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Daniel Snow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Effects of Cattle Manure Handling and Management Strategies on Fate and Transport of Hormones in the Feedlot and the Field
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Guided Discussion
Question and Answer Session With STAR Principal Investigators

5:30 p.m. Adjournment
Day 3, August, 22, 2007:Collaborations–Making Connections
8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Grants and Cooperative Agreements: Opportunities for Collaboration
Susan Laessig, EPA, ORD, NCER
8:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Collaboration Discussions
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with EPA ORD and STAR researchers to discuss approaches to collaboration and cooperation to achieve the stated goals of the presented research.

  • STAR Cooperative Agreements
    • Purdue University
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • STAR Grants
    • University of California-Berkeley
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • North Carolina State University
    • University of Georgia
  • ORD Collaborative Project
  • EPA Regional Projects
    • EPA Region 10
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Informal Breakout Networking Groups
As needed, participants who are pursuing or wish to pursue collaborations will break into small work groups to discuss mutual interests and potential roles and responsibilities.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Summary of Collaborative Discussions and Wrap-up
12:00 p.m. Adjournment

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