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Pesticide News Story: EPA will hold a Public Meeting on Methods for Efficacy Testing of Bed Bug Products

For Release: January 13, 2012

A meeting will be held on March 6-7, 2012, of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel so that the Office of Pesticide Programs can receive the panel’s expert opinions and recommendations on the design and scientific soundness of the draft EPA product performance testing guideline, OCSPP 810.3900 – “Methods for Efficacy Testing of Bed Bug Pesticide Products.” This guideline describes approaches to efficacy testing procedures, test methods, data reporting and evaluation of testing results for Section 3 bed bug pesticide product registration.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting by either attending or submitting written comments to the docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1017 by February 21, 2012. For more information and further instructions on how to submit comments, view the Federal Register Notice.

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