This original announcement was published by the EPA on May 24, 2023. Click here for more information.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comments on candidates who are being considered as ad hoc reviewers to assist the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) with the review of the Agency’s analysis and assessment of ecological risk from atrazine use. This 15-day comment period follows a March 2023 call for nominations.
Approximately 8-12 ad hoc reviewers will be selected to assist with the review. The review will take place during the August 22-24, 2023, public meeting from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. EDT. Registration information for the meeting will be announced on the FIFRA SAP website in July.
Public comments on the nominees should be submitted to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2023-0154 on www.regulations.gov. The public comment period will begin on May 24, 2023, and end on June 8, 2023. These comments will be used to assist the Agency in selecting the ad hoc reviewers. Biographies for each of the nominees are available in the docket.
When submitting comments, follow the online instructions. Do not electronically submit any information you consider to be confidential business information or other information where disclosure is restricted by statute. Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Members of the public should also be aware that personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted on the internet at www.regulations.gov.
The FIFRA SAP serves as a primary scientific peer review mechanism of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and is structured to provide independent scientific advice and recommendations to EPA on health and safety issues related to pesticides.
For additional information, please contact the Designated Federal Official, Tamue Gibson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-564-7642.