Pesticide News Story: National Pesticide Field Program Documents Now Available on the Web
For Release: April 11, 2007
EPA has posted on its Web site three documents that are designed to communicate the role of EPA's National Pesticide Field Program more clearly. The three documents are:
- a short question and answer piece that addresses the key questions related to the National Pesticide Field Program;
- an expanded discussion of the field program’s contributions to national pesticide program public health and environmental protection goals;
- and a description of the goals of the national program, and the contributions of the field programs, including examples in which the interaction between regulatory partners has proved beneficial.
These documents explain the vital importance of a strong field program to help OPP accomplish its goals. EPA's National Pesticide Field Program is made up of the frontline implementation activities carried out by states, tribes, and EPA Regional pesticide experts and associated partners. Among other activities, this program helps protect agricultural workers; provides certification and training for users of some of the more hazardous pesticides to enhance competence and insure safe use; promotes protection of endangered and threatened species; collaborates in protecting the nation's water supplies from pesticide risk; and promotes comprehensive protection programs, such as Integrated Pest Management.