Pesticide News Story: PPDC PRIA Process Improvement Workgroup Meeting Meets April 10, 2007
For Release: March 30, 2007
On Tuesday, April 10, 2007, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will hold a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) PRIA Process Improvement Workgroup. The objective of this workgroup is to identify and evaluate potential reforms to the pesticide registration process. The goal is to reduce the amount of time the Agency takes to process an application under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003. In identifying process improvements, the Agency will not compromise the scientific quality of its assessments as a means towards reducing decision time review periods.
The meeting will be in the lobby level Conference Center of the Potomac Yards building, located at 2777 S. Crystal Drive (One Potomac Yard), Arlington, Virginia. For directions, please go to http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/contacts/officelocation.htm.
An agenda is posted on the PRIA Process Improvement Workgroup Web site.Agenda topics for the April 10 meeting include:
- Division Process Improvement Updates
- Health Effects Division – Developing a Toxicological Reference Database and Maximum Residue Limit Calculator
- Biological and Economic Analysis Division – Streamlined Procedure for Validating Food Tolerance Enforcement Methods and a new approach for Estimating Projected Percent Crop Treated
- Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division – Fast Tracks and Notifications
- Registration Division – Notifications and Minor Formulation Amendment Process
- Progress reports on inerts, product chemistry, and electronic label review
- Brief update from labeling committee