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Pesticide News Story: Reminder: Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting March 25-28, 2008

For Release: March 18, 2008

As announced in the Federal Register on January 24, 2008, there will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) March 25-28, 2008, to consider the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Proposed Tier-1 Screening Battery. The FIFRA SAP will be charged with commenting on whether EPA's proposed battery composition fulfills its purpose (i.e., to identify the potential of a substance to interact with the estrogen, androgen, and thyroid hormone systems). The SAP will specifically be asked to comment and suggest improvements on the strengths and limitations of the proposed battery. The SAP's advice will inform EPA's final decision on the composition of the EDSP's Tier-1 screening battery.

The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center - Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, Virginia 22202. For additional details, including the meeting documents and agenda, please consult the FIFRA SAP Web site, or the public docket (docket number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0012) at www.regulations.gov.


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