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First Meeting of the Pesticide Spray Drift Workgroup

First Meeting of the Pesticide Spray Drift Workgroup
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee
U.S. EPA, Crystal Mall 2, Room 1126
1801 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA
March 29 & 30, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
8:30 a.m. Welcome/Introductions
Jim Hanlon – EPA Office of Water
Director- Office of Wastewater Management
Anne Lindsay – EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
Deputy Office Director


Allison Wiedeman, Chief
Rural Branch, Water Permits Division, US EPA

8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
Susan Hazen, Assistant Administrator (Acting)
Office of Prevention, Pesticides & Toxic Substances

Brent Fewell, Deputy Assistant Administrator
Office of Water, US EPA

8:50 a.m. Vision for Workgroup

Anne Lindsay, Deputy Director, Office of Pesticide Programs

  • Mission Statement
  • Process
  • Plan for the Day
9:00 a.m. Goals & Objectives of Workgroup Members

Roundtable Discussion

  • What do you hope to learn?
  • What can you bring to the discussion?
  • What are the biggest problems?
  • How can the most progress be made?
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Drift 1011

Anita Pease -OPP, Environmental Fate and Effects Division

  • How drift occurs
  • What impacts variance in levels of drift
  • How OPP quantifies spray drift
  • How OPP incorporates spray drift into risk assessments
  • Discussion
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Overview of the Clean Water Act and Programs to Protect Water Quality2

Patrick Bradley - OW, Water Permits Division

  • Clean Water Act Framework
  • Water Quality Standards, TMDLs
  • NPDES Permits
  • Citizen Suit Provisions
  • Discussion
2:00 p.m. Overview of FIFRA regulatory processes for Spray Drift 3

Veronique LaCapra – OPP, Special Review and Reregistration Division

  • Handout examples of Pesticide Labeling
  • Discussion
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:15 p.m. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and Association of American Pesticide Control Officials

(AAPCO) Perspectives
  • How state water permits are written

Art Baggett, CA SWRCB

  • Labeling for off-target movement

Dave Scott AAPCO

3:45 p.m. Workgroup Discussion
4:15 p.m. Public Comment
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
5:00 p.m. Dinner at RTís restaurant or on your own
Thursday, March 30, 2006
9:00 a.m. Development of a Work Plan for future work group meetings [EPA will develop a handout summarizing the highlights of the previous day’s work and suggest a work plan]

Brainstorm and choose topics for future meetings
For each suggested topic, discuss:

  • Set priorities.
  • What information should be tapped?
  • Who will take responsibility for framing and leading the discussion?
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Continue discussion of work plan and schedule for subsequent meetings
11:30 a.m. Public Comment
Summary/Plans for next meeting
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

1Handout: [Drift 101]
2Handout: Protecting and Restoring Our Nation’s Waters: The Clean Water Act
3Handout: [FIFRA processes for Spray Drift]

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