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Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee members announced

40 people from across the country serve on the committee.

February 11, 2020

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EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs has announced the new members of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee. These members will serve on the PPDC from Dec. 9, 2019, through Dec. 9, 2021.

The PPDC is comprised of 40 members from environmental and public interest groups, pesticide manufacturers, trade associations, commodity groups, public health and academic institutions, tribes, federal and state agencies, and the general public. Since the committee’s inception, it has provided feedback about various topics including labeling, registration review, non-animal testing, outreach, public health and other issues.

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Roster:

  1. Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, Chair;

  2. Shannon Jewell, Office of Pesticide Programs, Designated Federal Officer;

  3. Amy Asmus, Weed Science Society of America, Rake, IA;

  4. Jim Fredericks, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA;

  5. Mark Johnson, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Lawrence, KS;

  6. Patrick Johnson, National Cotton Council, Tunica, MS;

  7. Dominic LaJoie, National Potato Council, Van Buren, ME;

  8. Lauren Lurkins, Illinois Farm Bureau, Bloomington, IL;

  9. Tim Lust, National Sorghum Producers, Lubbock, TX;

  10. Gary Prescher, National Corn Growers Association, Delavan, MN;

  11. Caleb Ragland, National Soybean Association, Magnolia KY;

  12. Damon Reabe, National Agricultural Aviation Association, Waupun, WI;

  13. Tim Tucker, American Beekeeping Federation and American Honey Producers Association, Niotaze, KS;

  14. Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity Portland, OR;

  15. Gina Hilton, PETA Science Consortium, Norfolk, VA;

  16. David Shaw, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS;

  17. Christina Stucker-Gassi, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, Eugene, OR;

  18. Edward Wakem, American Veterinary Medical Association, Shawnee, KS;

  19. Iris Figueroa, Farmworker Justice, Washington, DC;

  20. Amy Liebman, Migrant Clinicians Network, Salisbury, MD;

  21. Mily Treviño-Sauceda, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc., Thousand Palms, CA;

  22. Joseph Grzywacz, Department of Family and Child Sciences Florida State University Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL;

  23. Aaron Lloyd, Lee County Mosquito Control District, Lehigh Acres, FL;

  24. Daniel Markowski, Vector Disease Control International, Little Rock, AR;

  25. Basu Manojit, CropLife America, Washington, DC;

  26. Steven Bennett, Household and Commercial Products Association, Washington, DC;

  27. Gary Halvorson, Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology, Washington, DC;

  28. Komal Jain, Center for Biocide Chemistries American Chemistry Council, Washington, DC;

  29. Karen Reardon, RISE, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment, Washington, DC;

  30. Charlotte Sanson, Bayer US, Raleigh, NC;

  31. Nina Wilson, Biological Products Industry Alliance, Yuma, AZ;

  32. Ruben Arroyo, Riverside County Department of Agriculture and Measurements Standards, Riverside, CA;

  33. Carol Ramsay Black, Washington State University, Pullman, WA;

  34. Jasmine Brown, Tribal Pesticide Program Council, Polson, MT;

  35. Liza Fleeson Trossbach, Association of American Pesticide Control Officials, Richmond, VA;

  36. Walter Alarcon, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, OH;

  37. Douglas Burkett, Armed Forces Pest Mangement Board, Silver Spring, MD;

  38. Sheryl Kunickis, Office of Pest Management Policy USDA, Washington, DC;

  39. Daniel Kunkel, IR-4 Project, Princeton, NJ;

  40. Charlotte Liang, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition US Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD;

  41. Cathy Tortorici, Endangered Species Act Interagency Cooperation Division National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, Silver Spring, MD.

Established in 1995, the PPDC is a diverse group of stakeholders chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide feedback to EPA on various pesticide regulatory, policy and program implementation issues.

Source: EPA, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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