EPA Update: Tribal Pesticide Program Council Meeting – March 8-10, 2017

The Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) will hold its next semiannual meeting on March 8 and 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) in Crystal City, Virginia, at One Potomac Yard, Room S4370/80, and on March 10 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room S7100. Tentative agenda topics include a discussion on the status of the pesticides in Indian Country report, a presentation on the FIFRA statute, and discussions on the following:
• EPA’s draft Bed Bug Outreach Plan for tribes;
• Pesticide risk assessments and EPA’s consideration of sensitive populations;
• 2016 revisions to the Certification and Training Rule and how it will affect tribes; and
• Successful risk communication techniques for tribal pesticide inspectors and managers.

The TPPC is a tribal technical resource and a program and policy development dialogue group focused on pesticide issues and concerns. It is composed of authorized representatives from federally recognized tribes, Indian nations, and intertribal organizations.

The two-and-a-half-day meeting is being hosted by the U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs located at One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Advance registration is required by March 1, 2017, using this link: http://extensioninfo.ucdavis.edu/tppc/register/.

For more information about the meeting, contact:
Cindy Wire (EPA’s OPP Tribal Coordinator) at wire.cindy@epa.gov, (415) 947-4242; or Suzanne Forsyth (TPPC Administrator), UC Davis Extension, at spforsyth@ucdavis.edu, (530) 757-8603.
For more information about the TPPC, visit http://tppcwebsite.org/.

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