EPA Announces the September 15-18, 2020 FIFRA SAP Public Meeting and Requests Nominations of Ad Hoc Expert Reviewers
For Release: June 18, 2020
EPA will host a meeting of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) on September 15-18, 2020 from 9 am to approximately 5 pm EDT on activities that could inform human health risk assessment for organophosphate pesticides and reducing animal testing. EPA is considering using in vitro data for 16 organophosphate compounds to potentially reduce reliance on default risk assessment uncertainty factors in favor of more refined data-derived factors.
The public and SAP members are also invited to a preparatory virtual meeting to discuss the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions to be used for the peer review. This meeting will be held on August 25, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. EDT. You must register to receive the webcast meeting link and audio teleconference information for participation in this meeting. Please visit the FIFRA SAP website to register (www.epa.gov/sap).
Written public comments for consideration during the August 25 preparatory virtual meeting, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0263, should be submitted by the Federal eRulemaking Portal, http://www.regulations.gov (preferred) or by email to Tamue Gibson, DFO, firstname.lastname@example.org by noon (12:00 PM EDT) on August 21, 2020. Requests to make brief oral comments to the FIFRA SAP during the preparatory virtual meeting should be submitted when registering online on or before noon (12:00 PM EDT) on August 21, 2020.
Written public comments for consideration during the September 15-18 peer review meeting should be submitted by the Federal eRulemaking Portal, http://www.regulations.gov (preferred) or by email to Tamue Gibson, DFO, email@example.com on or before September 9, 2020. Requests to make brief oral comments to the FIFRA SAP during the peer review meeting should be submitted when registering online on or before noon (12:00 PM EDT) September 9, 2020.
Soliciting Ad Hoc Nominations
The Agency is also requesting nominations of prospective candidates for service as ad hoc reviewers, to assist the FIFRA SAP for this meeting. Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals to be considered as prospective candidates. Nominations should be provided to the Designated Federal Official (DFO) identified below on or before July 1.
The FIFRA SAP serves as a primary scientific peer review mechanism of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and is structured to provide scientific advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on pesticides and pesticide-related issues as to the impact of regulatory actions on health and the environment.