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Pesticide News Story: Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Meets June 15, 2006

For Release: June 2, 2006

On Thursday, June 15, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs will hold a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). Prior to the PPDC meeting on June 13 and 14, the PPDC work groups will meet on the following schedule: Tuesday, June 13, meeting of the PPDC Work Group on Spray Drift/NPDES from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday morning, June 14, a meeting of the PPDC Worker Safety Work Group will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and a meeting of the PPDC Performance Measures Work Group will also be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On Wednesday afternoon, June 14, the PPDC Consumer Pesticide Label Improvement Work Group will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and a meeting of the PPDC PRIA Process Improvement Work Group will also meet from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All meetings 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.

A draft agenda is posted on EPA's web site at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/. Agenda topics for the June 15 meeting include:

The PPDC is a federally chartered advisory committee composed of 45 members who were selected from a balanced group of participants representing the following sectors: pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; industry and trade associations; environmental/public interest groups; farm worker groups; Federal, State and Tribal governments; public health organizations; animal welfare; and academia. The PPDC was established in 1995 to provide a public forum to discuss a wide variety of pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science policy issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides. PPDC meetings are open to the public.

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