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Progress Report of the Ecological Committee on FIFRA Risk Assessment Methods:
1. Workgroup Formation and Process

I. M. Sunzenauer, and D.S. Spatz,
Office of Pesticide Programs,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Washington, DC 20460;

and

D. Fischer,
Agriculture Division,
Bayer Corporation,
Stilwell, KS 66085

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May 1996

The Environmental Fate and Effects Division within the Office of Pesticide Programs presented their Ecological Risk Assessment Methodology to the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP).

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SAP Recommendations

While recognizing and generally reaffirming the utility of OPP's current ecological risk assessments, the Panel indicated that OPP, due to data gaps, is "trapped" in single point deterministic risk assessments and should move toward probabilistic types of assessments that address the magnitude, uncertainty and variation involved in the provided estimates.

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EFED Response to the SAP

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December 1996
Formation of the Workshop Organizing Committee (WOK)

WOK Committee Members and Affiliations
WOK Committee MemberAffiliations
Edward Fite EPA
Paul Mastradone EPA
Ron ParkerEPA
Dana Spatz EPA
Ann Stavola EPA
Ingrid Sunzenauer EPA
Jim Wolf EPA
Dave Fischer Bayer Corp.
Jim Gagne Am. Cyanamid
Dennis Laskowski Dow Elanco
Ray McAllister ACPA
Kevin Reinert Rohm and Haas
Rick Stanton Valent USA

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Responsibilities and Accomplishments of the WOK

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June 1997 - Formation of the Ecological Committee On FIFRA Risk Assessment Methods (ECOFRAM)

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1001 Risk Manager Questions

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Charge to the Terrestrial and Aquatic Workgroups

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Workgroup Members: Aquatic (Exposure and Effects)

Aquatic Workgroup Members (Exposure) and Affiliations
Aquatic Exposure Workgroup MemberAffiliation
Paul Hendley (Chair) Zeneca
James Baker Iowa State Univ.
Lawrence Burns ORD/EPA
David Farrar OPP/EPA
Alan Hosmer Novartis
R. David Jones OPP/EPA
Walton Low USGS
Mark Russell Du Pont
Mari Stavanja FL Bureau of Pesticide
W. Martin Williams Waterborne Env.
James Wolf OPP/EPA

Aquatic Workgroup Members (Effects) and Affiliations
Aquatic Effects Workgroup MemberAffiliation
Jeff Giddings (Chair) Springborn
Larry Barnthouse McLaren-Hart
Jerry Clark Natl. Fish & Wildlife Fou.
A. Tilghman Hall Bayer
Michael McKee Monsanto
Michael Newman Univ. of Georgia
Kevin Reinert Rohm and Haas
Robert Sebastien Health Canada
Ann Stavola OPP/EPA
Keith Solomon Univ. of Guelph
Les Touart OPP/EPA
Randy Wentsel U.S. Army

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Workgroup Members: Terrestrial (Exposure and Effects)

Terrestrial Workgroup Members (Exposure) and Affiliations
Terrestrial Exposure Workgroup MemberAffiliation
Edward Fite (Chair) OPP/EPA
Larry Brewer Ecotox. & Biosystems
Kristin Brugger Du Pont
David Fischer Bayer
Andy Hart UK MAFF
Dennis Laskowski DowElanco
Paul Mastradone OPP/EPA
Robert Menzer ORD/EPA
Daryl Morehead Texas Tech Univ.
Henry Nelson OPP/EPA
Raymond O'Connor Univ. of Maine
Ron Parker OPP/EPA
Duane Wolf Univ. of Arkansas

Terrestrial Workgroup Members (Effects) and Affiliations
Terrestrial Effects Workgroup MemberAffiliation
Michael Willig (Chair) Texas Tech
Alain Baril Environment Canada
Richard Bennett Eco. Planning & Tox
John Eisemann OPP/EPA
William Erickson OPP/EPA
Susan Ferenc USDA
Michael Fry National Audubon Soc.
James Gagne American Cyanamid
Michael Hooper Clemson Univ.
Thomas Lacher Texas A&M
Monte Mayes Dow Chemical
Diana Post Rachel Carson Council
Robert Ringer Michigan State (Ret.)
Jennifer Shaw Zeneca

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August 1997 - Progress of ECOFRAM Workgroups

Terrestrial Workgroup Approach


Aquatic Workgroup Approach

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Milestones

Activities and Dates for EPA's Ecological Risk Assessment Initiative
ActivityDate
Formation of WOK December 1996
Formation of ECOFRAM and Initial Outreach WorkshopJune 1997
Consultation with SAP September 1997
Presentation of Interim Progress at Professional Society Meetings Fall/Winter 1997
ECOFRAM Reports Spring 1998
Peer Review Workshop Fall 1998
SAP Review of Proposed Ecological Risk Assessment ImprovementsWinter 1998
OPP Implements Use of New Tools and Processes Spring 1999

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