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TECHNICAL BRIEFING ON TWO ORGANOPHOSPHATE PESTICIDES
Release Date: 06/11/99
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1999
TECHNICAL BRIEFING ON TWO
To increase stakeholder involvement in the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), EPA is sponsoring a technical briefing for the organophosphate pesticides bensulide and profenofos on Wednesday, June 16, as announced in a Federal Register notice on June 2. The briefing will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the data, information, and methods that the Agency used to develop and revise the risk assessments for bensulide and profenofos. The technical briefing is part of a pilot public participation process that EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are now using for involving the public in the reassessment of pesticide tolerances under FQPA and the reregistration of organophosphates under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. This will be the second such meeting to present to the public a revised risk assessment for organophosphate pesticides. Representatives from USDA will provide ideas on possible risk management for these pesticides. On the day of these technical briefings, EPA will release for public viewing the bensulide and profenofos revised risk assessments. Following the briefing, EPA will issue a Federal Register notice announcing an opportunity for a 60-day public participation period for the public to submit risk management ideas and proposals. The technical briefing for bensulide is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, and the briefing for profenofos is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 16. Both briefings will be held at the Holiday Inn - Old Town, 625 First Street, Alexandria, Virginia (703-548-6300). Additional information can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/OP/status.htm.