NPMA To Host EPA/ASPCRO Pyrethroid In Field Training
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of several pesticides important to the structural pest management industry including pyrethroids. 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).
In addition to submitting comments and requesting and extension past the proposed January 30, 2017 deadline, NPMA will be hosting a workshop for nearly 30 federal and state regulators today. Understanding that those tasked with reviewing these products should have the most up to date information, NPMA and ASPCRO have teamed up to provide in-field training, demonstrating use patterns and application techniques of pyrethroids. This workshop will provide a good opportunity for regulators to ask questions and generate dialogue around these products as they undergo review. Thank you to American Pest Management for assisting us with the mock treatment demonstration, and to the Virginia Department of Agriculture for providing inspectors to demonstrate how State Lead Agencies (SLAs) oversee PMP applications in a real world setting.