EPA Hosts Webinars Dedicated to Plant-Incorporated Protectant Proposals
For Release: October 5, 2020
This October, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will host two webinars to address plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) proposals.
On Oct. 14, 2020, our Proposed Rule Exemptions of Certain Plant-Incorporated Protectants Derived from Newer Technologies webinar will describe our proposal to exempt certain PIPs created through biotechnology. The proposed rule would streamline the regulatory process, reducing antiquated regulations that restrict access to the market for biotechnology products and making these types of agricultural innovations far more accessible to American farmers.
Specifically, this webinar will provide an overview of the exemptions EPA is proposing under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for certain PIPs created through biotechnology. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions.
Featured speakers include Mike Mendelsohn, Eric Bohnenblust, Wiebke Striegel and Amanda Pierce from EPA’s Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division.
Register here: Proposed Rule Exemptions of Certain Plant-Incorporated Protectants Derived from Newer Technologies — Oct. 14 | 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
On Oct. 22, 2020, the Agency will host the Plant-Incorporated Protectant Insect Resistance Management Draft Proposal webinar to describe EPA’s draft proposal to improve insect resistance management (IRM) strategies for lepidopteran pests affecting Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn and cotton PIPs.
EPA implemented recommendations from stakeholder groups and a Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to draft the proposal—providing an improved IRM framework that will help farmers prolong the durability of Bt PIPs from pests.
The webinar will offer an overview of the draft proposal and answer any questions participants have about the topic.
Featured speakers include Kara Welch and Alan Reynolds from EPA’s Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division.
Register here: Plant-Incorporated Protectant Insect Resistance Management Draft Proposal — Oct. 22 | 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
These webinars represent EPA’s ongoing efforts to engage with stakeholders as the Agency proposes innovative changes to current agricultural practices.