Assessing Pesticide Risks to Endangered Species – Workshop on Implementing NAS RecommendationsFor Release: November 1, 2013
On November 15, 2013, four federal agencies – the EPA, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – will hold a stakeholder workshop entitled "Status of Efforts to Implement the Recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences' Report, 'Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides.'"
The four agencies worked collaboratively to develop interim scientific policies and procedures, and will present their joint Interim Approaches for implementing the recommendations contained in the April 2013 NAS report. The stakeholder workshop will provide an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the document. This Interim Approaches document and a meeting agenda will be available shortly before the meeting at http://www.epa.gov/espp.
The meeting will be held on November 15, 2013, from 1 pm to 4 p.m. Eastern Time at the NOAA Silver Spring Metro Center Complex, NOAA Auditorium, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Sunny Snider (301)427-8405 (voice) or (301)713-0376 (fax), at least five days before the scheduled meeting date. Persons planning to attend should bring a picture ID to enter the facility. Participation via webinar will also be available. Please send an email to Sunny Snider at email@example.com no later than Friday, November 8, 2013.
Transportation and Parking:
The NOAA Silver Spring Metro Center Auditorium is conveniently located one block from the Silver Spring Metro stop on the red line. Attendees are encouraged to take public transportation.
There are Montgomery County public parking garages near the NOAA campus and the Metro. Note that the garage under the NOAA buildings usually fills up early in the day, so attendees may wish to leave extra time to find parking and walk to the facility. Parking in the shopping center across the street will likely result in your vehicle being towed.
The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences wrote the report after the four agencies asked the NRC to consider a range of scientific and technical issues. The report outlines recommendations on specific scientific and technical issues related to the development of pesticide risk assessments that are compliant with the Endangered Species Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The report is available at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18344.
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/433324721