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HOUSTON WORKSHOP - February 27, 2017 - Houston, TX
WEST PALM BEACH WORKSHOP - March 1, 2017 - West Palm Beach, FL

In light of the recent concern about Zika and other mosquito-borne disease issues, NPMA is hosting two one-day workshops focused on public health pest control, with an emphasis on the structural pest management industry’s role in controlling mosquitoes that transmit disease-causing pathogens. These dual track meetings will feature a lineup of industry experts, federal and state government officials and public health professionals. Click here for more details and registration.
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Legislative Day Issues Update
February 22, 2:00 PM ET
Presented by the NPMA Public Policy Team 

Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Importance of Initial Assessments in the Development of a Pest Management Strategy
March 22, 2:00 PM ET
Presented by Dr. Dini Miller, Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
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Mark your calendar for PestWorld East, 10-11 April 2017 in Dubai. Hosted by NPMA along with Ecovar, this one-of-a-kind conference is designed to address pest management challenges specific to the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and India. Click here for more information and to register online.
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Pest Pic of the Week

Robber Fly (Bee Mimic)

As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at for use by NPMA members.
View the image use policy.

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Heard from the Hill
Last week the Trump administration issued a memorandum to all executive branch department and agencies freezing all pending regulations to enable the Trump administration the opportunity to review prior to being finalized. The memorandum further directs the federal agencies to suspend for 60 days all proposed and final regulations that are published in the Federal Register but have not yet become effective. The new administration is deferring implementation of these rules "for the purpose of reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they raise."
Following the memorandum, EPA published in the Federal Register a complete list of 30 rules that are subject to the memorandum’s 60-day postponement period. The freeze will delay the effectiveness and allow further EPA consideration under the new administration. Included in this list is the Certification and Training rule, which was set to go into effect on March 6, but will now be delayed until March 21. Essentially, all rules that have not been finalized will now be delayed at a minimum of 60 days. During this 60-day review period some rules may be delayed further, reopened for additional comments or be finalized with no changes just at a later date. 
In addition to the Certification and Training rule, the Overtime Rule will now be delayed. Since the Department of Labor’s Overtime rule never went final on December 1, if the court were to finalize the proceedings within the 60 day time period it would be delayed until March 21. (It is highly unlikely the court will make a final decision before March 21st, but this gives the Department of Labor under the Trump administration additional opportunities to alter the rule.)
NPMA will continue to monitor all pending and new regulations and provide industry input when and where necessary.
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Calendar of Events

Feb. 4-6
Feb. 7-8
Feb. 27
March 1
March 12-14

Wildlife Expo
Southern Conference
Public Health Workshop
Public Health Workshop
Legislative Day

Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN
Houston, TX
West Palm Beach, FL
Washington, DC

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