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Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Meeting Draft Agenda

Conference Center --- Lobby Level
2777 Crystal Drive (One Potomac Yard South), Arlington, Virginia 22202
Conference Line:  1-866-299-3188; Conference Code:  703 308 4775 #
April 29-30, 2010

Thursday, April 29

9:00 - 9:30 - Welcome and Opening Remarks

Introductions by PPDC Members

9:30 - 10:30 - SESSION I –Nanotechnology

Presentation to briefly describe what nanotechnology is and how the technology is being applied to the field of pesticides. Presentation will describe the recent consultation with the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) and other ongoing regulatory activity, as well as future actions OPP is planning to take. Session will also describe OPP's collaboration with other EPA programs, other federal agencies, and international activities.

Session Chairs: William Jordan, Senior Policy Advisor, OPP
                          Joan Harrigan-Farrelly, Director, Antimicrobials Division
                          Jack Housenger, Director, Biological & Economic Analysis Division

10:30 - 10:45 - Break

10:45 - 12:00 - SESSION II – NPDES Issues

Presentation to summarize the scope, requirements, and process for the draft Pesticide General Permit under the Clean Water Act. The presentation will include a description of the types of pesticide use patterns covered, the nature of the Technology-based Effluent Limitations, record-keeping and reporting requirements, and other provisions of the PGP. Presentation will also discuss the current schedule and next steps for public participation.
Session Chairs:  William Jordan, Senior Advisor, OPP
                           Susan Lewis, Associate Director, BEAD, OPP
                           Allison Wiedeman, Chief, Rural Branch, OW

12:00 - 1:15 - Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 - SESSION III – Brief Updates

2:15 - 3:15 - SESSION IV –Endangered Species Act

Presentation to address Endangered Species Act/Pesticide Consultation – Public Outreac

Session Chairs:  Donald Brady, Director, Environmental Fate & Effects Division, OPP

                           Keigwin, Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, OPP

3:15 - 3:30 - Break

3:30 - 3:45 - SESSION V –– PPDC Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies Update

Session Chairs:  Steven Bradbury, Acting Director, OPP
                           Vicki Dellarco, Senior Advisor, OPP

3:45 - 4:45  - SESSION VI – More Brief Updates

4:45 - 5:15 – Public Comment

5:15  - Day 1 – Meeting Adjourns

Friday, April 30 - Day #2

9:00 - 10:00 - SESSION VII –Pollinator Protection

Issues: Ways to better communicate with the public
Session Chairs:  Donald Brady and/or Richard Keigwin
Presentations:   Dr. Mary Purcell-Miramontes, USDA/CREES
                          Tom Steeger and Tom Moriarty, OPP

10:00 - 10:10 - Break

10:10 - 10:45  - SESSION VIII – PPDC Work Group on Public Health

Session Chair: Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division

10:45 - 11:15 - SESSION IX - Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Test Orders

Session Chair: Richard Keigwin, Director, PRD, OPP
                        Karen Whitby, OPP

11:15-12:00     SESSION X – PPDC Membership Renewal, Planning for Next Meeting and Closing Remarks

Session Chair:  Steven Bradbury, Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs
Opportunity for PPDC Members’ Questions and Answers

12:00 - 12:15 - Public Comment

12:15 - Meeting Adjourns


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