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Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Pollinator Protection Workgroup

May 2012

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For more information contact Mary Clock-Rust (clock-rust.mary@epa.gov).

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    The workgroup will focus on pollinator protection related to the following themes:

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    At the April, 2011 meeting of the PPDC, EPA decided to form this work group to provide input to the PPDC on pollinator protection related to the following themes:  1) initial science- based risk management approaches, including appropriate label restrictions and training; 2) development of information on state approaches and authorities; 3) transfer of lessons learned by various stakeholders to improve existing management practices; 4) continuing international communication; and 5) other issues the agency wishes to bring to the work group’s attention.

    The Pollinator Protection Work Group will represent a broad array of stakeholders from federal and state governments; industry and trade associations; pesticide user and farmer representatives; beekeepers, environmental and public interest groups; academia; and the general public. Through this PPDC Work Group, we want to continue to foster meaningful communication with our stakeholders as well as provide an opportunity for a clearer understanding of a broad array of pollinator and pesticide issues, many of which are often scientifically and technically complex.

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    Workgroup Members


    Anne Averill, University of Massachusetts
    Dave Biddinger, Pennsylvania State University
    Scott Bretthauer, University of Illinois
    Wayne Buhler, North Carolina State University
    Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia
    Frank Drummond, University of Maine
    Richard Gragg, Florida A&M School of the Environment
    Chris Mullen, Pennsylvania State University
    Dennis VanEnglesdorp, Penn State University/University of Maryland

    Bret Adee, Adee Honey
    Jeff Anderson, Commercial Beekeeper
    Zac Browing, Browning’s Honey
    Steven Coy, (PPDC Member)
    Dave Hackenburg, Hackenburg Apiaries
    Christi Heintz, Project Apis M.
    Rick Smith, Smith Honey
    Tim Tucker, Commercial Beekeeper

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    Federal and State Government
    Joseph Bagdon, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    Rich Bireley, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
    Peter Egan, Department of Defense
    Dave Epstein, USDA –Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP)
    Darryl Forest, Armed Forces Pest Management Board
    Jim Gray, North Dakota
    Connie Hart, Health Canada
    Doug Holy, USDA
    Anthony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist
    Erik Johansen, Washington Department of Agriculture
    Jeff Pettis, USDA-Agriculture Research Service (ARS)
    Brian Rowe, Michigan
    John Scott, Colorado Department of Agriculture
    Marylou Verder-Carlos, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (PPDC member)

    Grower Groups
    Lori Berger, California Specialty Crops
    Joe Bischoff, American Hort
    Tom Delaney, Professional Landcare Network
    Gabriele Ludwig, California Almond Board (PPDC member)
    Joel Nelsen, California Citrus Mutual
    Don Parker, Cotton Council
    Mark Seetin, U.S. Apple Association
    Mike Willett, NW Horticultural Council (PPDC Member)
    Andy Wittington, Mississippi Farm Bureau
    Dan Wogsland, North Dakota Grain Growers Assocation

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    John Abbott, Syngenta
    Cindy Baker Smith, Amvac Chemical Corporation
    Ray Brinkmeyer, Dow Chemical Company
    Iain Kelly, Bayer CropScience
    Erik Janus, Monsanto
    Vince Kramer, Dow Agro Sciences
    Ray McAllister, Croplife America (PPDC member)
    Tim McPherson, DuPont Crop Protection
    Cynthia Palmer/American Bird Conservancy
    Christopher Pearce, SC Johnson
    Laura Phelps, Makhteshim Agan
    Julie Schlekau, Valent
    Jamey Thomas, Dow Chemical Company
    Joseph Wisk, BASF

    Non-Government Organizations

    Scott Black, Xerces Society
    Laurie Davies-Adams, Pollinator Partnership
    Tom Van Arsdall, Pollinator Partnership
    Aimee Code, Xerces Society
    Laurele Fulkerson, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP)
    Susan Kegley, Pesticide Research Institute (PPDC member)
    Nichelle Harriott, Beyond Pesticides
    Kim Leval, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP)
    Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (PPDC member) Larissa Walker, Center for Food Safety

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    Marcia Duke, National Pest Management Association
    Allan James, Mid Valley Agricultural Services
    Dudley Hoskins, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment
    Mark Risley, United Suppliers
    Scott Schertz, Schertz Aerial Service (PPDC Member)

    EPA Workgroup Members
    Donald Brady, Division Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Co-chair  Pollinator Protection Workgroup
    Rick Keigwin, Division Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Co-chair  Pollinator Protection Workgroup
    Anita Pease, Associate Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division
    Thomas Moriarty, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division Team Leader
    Thomas Steeger, Senior Science Advisor, Environmental Fate and Effects Division
    Mary Clock-Rust, Biologist, Environmental Fate and Effects Division

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