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Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides – EPA Workshop on Joint Interim Approaches to NAS Recommendations

For Release: April 2, 2014

On April 22, 2014, the EPA will hold a one day workshop to provide a forum for stakeholders to offer scientific and technical feedback on the joint interim approaches issued in November 2013, by the EPA, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report entitled, “Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides.”

The workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to continue their dialogue on the technical aspects of implementing the NAS recommendations, building upon public meetings held in November and December 2013 and enhancing the stakeholder engagement process that was finalized in March 2013. This public meeting furthers the agencies’ goal of developing a consultation process for pesticide impacts on listed species that is efficient, inclusive, and transparent.

Federal Register Notice of Public Meeting: EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0233

Workshop Date and Time

The workshop will be held on April 22, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All requests to participate in the workshop must be received on or before April 15, 2014. Please email your request to participate in the meeting to Eiden.Catherine@epa.gov.

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, in the 1st floor conference room. This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids are available on request at least 10 days prior to the meeting by contacting Eiden.Catherine@epa.gov. Persons planning to attend should bring a picture ID to enter the facility.

Webinar and Call-in Information:

Participation via webinar will be available at: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/pesticide-consultation/.

Participation via conference call-in is available at: 1-866-299-3188 Code: 7033057887.

The meeting agenda will be available soon at www.epa.gov/espp/2013/nas.html.

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