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NATIONAL TRIBAL PESTICIDE PROGRAM COUNCIL
Release Date: 10/05/99
United States Communications, Education,
Environmental Protection And Media Relations
Following are some Agency developments which may interest you. If you need
more information on any of these subjects, call the appropriate contact.
FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 1999
EPA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Native Ecology Initiative for the purpose of organizing the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC). The Council will support the efforts of Native American Indian Tribes to establish and maintain existing pesticide programs, raise awareness of pesticide management issues among tribes, and work with EPA and other federal agencies on national pesticide policies and programs. Issues to be addressed by the TPPC will include EPA’s pesticide registration program, training and certification requirements for pesticide applicators, regulations for disposing of pesticides, and the prevention of spray drift and groundwater contamination, among other pesticide issues. Members of the TPPC will initially include representatives from 30 Tribes that actively administer various pesticide programs, and several other tribes with an interest in pesticide issues. For more information, contact Regina Langton, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, at 703-305-7161, or email@example.com.