As 2016 comes to a close and we prepare for a busy 2017, I would like to wish our members, partners and industry professionals a wonderful and prosperous New Year.
The past year has been great for our industry, filled with many successes that could not have been possible without the support of every one of you. For a brief recap of the accomplishments made over the last year, please view NPMA's 2015/2016 Annual Report
The NPMA staff is working hard to plan an outstanding line up of conferences in 2017 that are focused on issues that impact you daily. Here is a snapshot of our upcoming events, we hope to see you there!
Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE
NPMA Chief Executive Officer
Winter has arrived and the Winter issue of Pest Gazette will help you give your customers and prospects a description of the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.
The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.
PestVets, with the support of FMC, is offering complimentary job listings on NPMA’s Career Center for any NPMA members who are looking to hire veterans. There are currently 530 job opportunities posted on the NPMA Career Center
If you have any contacts within a veteran organization, please share this great hiring resource with them. Please contact Janay Rickwalder
with any questions.
Available for $4.99 for both iOS and Android devices, the Field Guide App, powered by eNex, offers users an easy way to access information on over 200 different structural pests, with high resolution photos and charts for confident identification. Download yours today! Just visit the App Store or Google Play and search for "NPMA Mobile Field Guide."
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The Public Policy Team met with EPA Office of Pesticide Programs staff to review the recent EPA Office of Inspector General's (OIG) report on structural fumigation. The report, titled " Additional Measures Can Be Taken to Prevent Deaths and Serious Injuries From Residential Fumigations" outlines the OIGs six recommendations for OPP and EPA Region 2. During the meeting, NPMA highlighted how the NPMA Structural Fumigation Stewardship Strategy, developed by the NIOIMA Fumigation Committee earlier this year addresses each of the OIG's concerns. The release of the OIG Report will help to prioritize NPMA’s fumigation stewardship effort, which exceed the recommendations outlined in the OIGs report. In the spring, NPMA, in cooperation with ASPCRO, will be coordinating a training opportunity for EPA staff involved with the Registration Review of the structural fumigants at the University of Florida School of Structural Fumigation.
On December 1, 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published draft human health and ecological risk assessments
for the registration review of pyrethroids. Last week, NPMA formally requested a 60 day extension
to submit comments from January 30, 2017 to March 31, 2017. The amount and complexity of the data included in this publication requires in-depth analysis and thoughtful commentary, which will be nearly impossible to complete in the proposed 60 day comment period.
As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is reviewing the pesticide registration for these pesticides to ensure that that these chemicals can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. NPMA is in the process of reviewing this information in conjunction with the Pyrethroid Working Group (PWG) and the Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC).
It is our hope that EPA grants the 60 day extension, but regardless NPMA will be submitting comments on behalf of the structural pest management industry that demonstrate the critical role of pyrethroids in our industry while emphasizing their value in protecting people and property.
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