BPIA participated in the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) meeting at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The meeting opened with remarks from Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator at the Office of 

Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and Rick Keigwin, Director for the Office of Pesticides Programs (OPP).

Steve Schaible, OPP PRIA Coordinator, gave a Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) update. See presentation here. Patricia Parrott, Senior Advisor for the Field and External Affairs Division, gave an update on the Smart Label Project. See presentation here. Bob McNally, Director of the Biopesticides & Pollution Prevention Division, gave a presentation titled, Biopesticides Program: Looking at Today and Tomorrow. See presentation here.

During the discussion of topics for future PPDC Meetings, BPIA suggested 

the PPDC should introduce topics so that stakeholders understand the importance and role that biological products play in IPM, resistance management, and environmental and worker protection safety.

View the meeting agenda and all presentation here.