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EPA is strongly committed to transparency in making its regulatory decisions. One way the Agency is ensuring transparency is making its science policies and procedures available to the public. Many of these policies were released over the past several years for public review and comment. The draft or revised policy is available.

In addition, EPA has convened several advisory committees to ensure that stakeholder input informs the Agency's decisions and processes. This area includes information on these topics as well as on the guidelines for conducting tests on pesticides in support of their registration and on models EPA uses in its risk assessment processes.

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Advisory Committees
Advisory committees provide advice to EPA on pesticide regulatory, technical and policy issues.
Committee to Advise on Reassessment and Transition (CARAT)Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC)Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)more >>

Policy and Guidance
Science policy issues key to the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA)
TRAC science policiesantimicrobial policiesregistration guidanceregistration and reregistration guidance, human test subjects,  more >>

Test Guidelines
Guidelines developed for use in the testing of pesticides and toxic substances
microbialsbiochemicalshealth effectsHarmonized Test Guidelinesmore >>

Models and Databases
Simulation models used to predict pesticide concentrations in surface and ground water.
water modelsPesticide Product Information System (PPIS)more >>

Laboratories of the Office of Pesticide Programs provide a variety of technical services to EPA and other organizations.
analytical chemistryenvironmental chemistrymicroarray researchmicrobiology

Analytical Methods and Procedures
Analytical methods and procedures used to determine the efficacy, fate, or magnitude of residue in a commodity.
antimicrobial testing methods and procedures,  environmental chemistry methods,  residue analytical methods

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