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Meeting Information for the June 11-14, 2019 Scientific Advisory Panel

Topic: Proposed Guidelines for Efficacy Testing of Topically Applied Pesticides Used Against Certain Ectoparasitic Pests on Pets

On April 15, 2019, EPA published a Federal Register notice announcing a meeting of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) on June 11-14, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm EDT in Arlington, VA. At the meeting the SAP will review EPA’s Proposed Guidelines for Efficacy Testing of Topically Applied Pesticides Used Against Certain Ectoparasitic Pests on Pets.

On May 30, 2019, EPA will hold a preparatory virtual meeting from 2:00 pm -5:00 pm for the June 11-14, 2019 FIFRA SAP meeting on EPA’s Proposed Guidelines for Efficacy Testing of Certain Flea and Tick Pet Products. The preparatory virtual meeting is for the SAP members and the public to comment on and ask questions regarding the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions to be used for the peer review. Register for the May 30, 2019 virtual preparatory meeting.Exit 

Written comments on the documents undergoing peer review should be submitted to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0161 by May 17, 2019 to provide the FIFRA SAP the time necessary to consider and review the written comments. However, written comments may be submitted until the date of the meeting, but anyone submitting such comments after May 17, 2019 should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed below. Anyone wishing to make brief oral comments to the FIFRA SAP during the meeting should submit their request to the DFO on or before May 17, 2019, in order to be included on the meeting agenda.

EPA is seeking comments on the experts who are candidates to serve as ad hoc panelists for the meeting. View the candidate list, including brief biographies. Comments on the candidates are due May 18, 2019 to the DFO listed below.  

Additionally, there will be a preparatory virtual meeting for FIFRA SAP members and the public to comment on and ask questions regarding the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions to be used for the peer review. The date, time, and registration instructions for the preparatory virtual meeting will be announced on the FIFRA SAP website by early May.

For additional information contact the DFO, Suhair Shallal, Ph.D. at shallal.suhair@epa.gov or 202-564-2057.