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Tribal Pesticide Program Council Meeting — October 3-4, 2017

The Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) will meet on October 3-4, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time in Sloan, Iowa. Tentative agenda topics include:

  • a discussion on the status of pesticides in Indian Country,
  • updates on regional tribal activities and
  • discussions regarding developing pollinator protection plans and best practices for protecting pollinators.

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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 5:00 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.

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EPA Solicits Applications for Technical Support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications to provide technical support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) as it works to strengthen tribal pesticide programs. The TPPC informs member tribes of pesticide issues, promotes pesticide education and awareness, and assists in the establishment, development, and implementation of comprehensive tribal pesticide programs. The TPPC also is a forum for tribal pesticide and environmental officials to raise tribal pesticide program implementation issues to EPA, offer input on national pesticide policy that affects tribes and offer a network for officials to share information.

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