U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & U.S. Department of Agriculture Committee to Advise on Reassessment and Transition (CARAT) National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy & Technology
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EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have established a new advisory committee (Committee to Advise on Reassessment and Transition) to provide advice on strategic approaches for pest management planning, transition, and tolerance reassessment for pesticides as required by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). This committee will advise EPA and USDA on ways to ensure smooth implementation of FQPA through use of sound science, consultation with stakeholders, increased transparency, and reasonable transition for agriculture. It builds on the work of its predecessor, the Tolerance Reassessment Advisory Committee.
July 17 - 18, 2003
February 27 - 28, 2002
November 16, 2001
- Agenda for the Technical Briefing: Proposed Food and Residential Exposure Methodology for the Organophosphorus Pesticide Cumulative Risk Assessment
October 3-4, 2001
- Technical Briefing Scheduled on Organophosphate Pesticide Cumulative Exposure Assessment for Drinking Water
- Agenda for the Technical Briefing Regarding the Determination of Relative Potency for the Organophosphorus Pesticides
- Agenda for Cumulative Risk Assessment Public Participation Process
- Cumulative Assessment Work Charts
- Progress in Completing Individual Organophosphate Assessments (104k, PDF)
- Progress in Completing Individual Organophosphate Assessments - Charts (92k, PDF)
- Cumulative Risk Assessment: Developing the Methods (108k, PDF)
- Agenda for CARAT Meeting
- Background Materials
- Registration Update, Conventional Pesticides Registration Program
- Expediting the Review of Alternatives to the Organophosphates (OPs)
- Transcript of Meeting (676k, PDF)
- Summary of the Meeting (76k, PDF)
- Agenda for Background Briefing for CARAT Members (June 22)
- Agenda for CARAT Meeting (June 23)
- Background Materials
- Statement from Vice President Gore
- June Meeting Summary
- Transcript of Meeting (623k, PDF)
- EPA-USDA CARAT; Notice of Establishment and Public Meeting - Federal Register Notice
The EPA-USDA Committee to Advise on Reassessment and Transition (CARAT) was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as a subcommittee under the auspices of EPA's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). CARAT provides a forum for a diverse of group of individuals representing a broad range of interests and backgrounds from across the country to consult with and make recommendations to the Administrator of EPA and the Secretary of Agriculture regarding strategic approaches for pest management planning and tolerance reassessment for pesticides as required by the Food Quality Protection Act.
A Notice requesting nominations for appointment was published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2000. Nominations were accepted by EPA until May 26. A list of CARAT members is attached as referenced above.
All Committee meetings will be called, announced, and held in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and NACEPT, which requires open meetings, and an opportunity for interested persons to file comments before or after meetings, or to make statements during the public meetings to the extent time permits.
Background materials along with a summary of each meeting will be kept in a Public Docket at EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. The Docket is available Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, and is located in Room S-4400, One Potomac Yard, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202, telephone (703) 305-5805.
Comments are welcome and may be made during the public comment session of each meeting or in writing to the address listed below:
Jim Jones, Director
Office of Pesticide Programs
OPPTS U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (7501-P)
Washington, DC 20460