AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: There will be a 4-day, in-person public meeting of the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory
Panel (SAP), augmented with additional experts to provide independent
scientific advice to the EPA on proposed guidelines for Efficacy
Testing of Topically Applied Pesticides Used Against Certain
Ectoparasitic Pests on Pets. Preceding the in-person meeting, there
will be a public half-day preparatory virtual meeting to consider the
scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for this peer review.
Meeting: The 4-day in-person public meeting will be held June 11 to
14, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. (EDT). The date,
time, and registration instructions for the preparatory virtual public
meeting will be announced on the FIFRA SAP website (http://www.epa.gov/sap) by late-April. You may also subscribe to the following listserv
for alerts when notices regarding this and other SAP-related activities
are published: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USAEPAOPPT/subscriber/new?topicid=USAEPAOPPT101.
Comments: The Agency encourages written comments and requests for
oral comments be submitted on or before May 17, 2019. However, written
comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the
date of the in-person meeting, but anyone submitting such comments and
requests after May 17, 2019, should contact the Designated Federal
Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For
additional instructions, see Unit I.C. and Unit I.D. of the
Special accommodations: For information on access or services for
individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a
disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time
as possible to process your request.
In-Person Meeting: This public meeting will be held at the EPA
Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S
Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. This meeting may also be viewed via
webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at https://www.epa.gov/sap for information on how to access the webcasts. Please note that
this webcast is a supplementary public process provided only for
convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in webcasting
outages, the in-person meeting will continue as planned.
Webcast: The preparatory virtual meeting is open to the public and
will be conducted via webcast using Adobe Connect and telephone.
Registration is required to participate during the preparatory virtual
meeting. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at https://www.epa.gov/sap for additional information including how to register.
Requests to present oral comments and requests for special
accommodations. Submit such requests to the DFO listed under FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
Comments. Submit your comments, identified as docket identification
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0161, 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 that disclosure is restricted by
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: Dr. Suhair Shallal, DFO, Office of
Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone
number: 202-564-2057; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.