AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: As part of the U.S. Government's efforts to promote the health
of honey bees and other pollinators, the Pollinator Health Task Force
(the Task Force) is soliciting stakeholder input on best management
practices including pesticide risk mitigation, public-private
partnerships, research, education opportunities, pollinator habitat
improvements, and other actions that the Task Force should consider in
developing a Federal strategy to reverse pollinator losses and help
restore populations to healthy levels. EPA and the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host two listening sessions in
order to solicit stakeholder input to the Federal strategy.
DATES: Meetings: The meetings will be held on November 12, 2014, from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m., eastern standard time, and November 17, 2014, from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m., eastern standard time.
Comments: Written comments must be received on or before close of
business November 24, 2014.
Request for accommodations: To request accommodation of a
disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER
INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA and USDA as much time as possible to process your
ADDRESSES: Meetings: The November 12, 2014 meeting will be held at EPA,
1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA, in the lobby-
level Conference Center. Individuals attending the November 12, 2014
meeting must bring appropriate identification with them to the meeting.
Identification requirements are available at: http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2014/new-id.html.
The November 17, 2014 meeting will be held at USDA, 4700 River Rd.,
Riverdale, MD 20737.
Webinar: Stakeholders will be able to participate in the listening
sessions via webinar. Instructions for webinar participation will be
made available at http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection prior to
the first listening session.
Comments: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0806, by one of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted
Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC
Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Nevola, Pesticide Re-Evaluation
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8037; email address: