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EPA - 2028 - Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee - Agency Authority
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePesticide Program Dialogue CommitteeAgency NameEnvironmental Protection Agency
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2028
Original Establishment Date7/5/1995Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.epa.gov/pesticide-advisory-committe...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*40
Current Charter Date10/22/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Program Specialist
Date Of Renewal Charter10/22/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Shannon
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Jewell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Request for ApprovalDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 566-1242
Effective Date Of Authority*7/5/1995Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*jewell.shannon@epa.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) provides a meaningful and timely opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to discuss emerging pesticide regulatory, policy and program implementation issues on a routine basis. Early and constructive feedback has been essential to the development of new policies and to the consideration of options for revising existing policies. Moreover, PPDC provides an opportunity for stakeholders with opposing viewpoints to debate issues and air concerns, and thus gain a more complete understanding of each other's point of view.

Accomplishments for FY 2022: PPDC met twice in FY22, both virtually due to the COVID pandemic, on October 27-28, 2021 and May 25-26, 2022. The committee discussed a variety of pesticide program regulatory and program implementation issues. At the October 2021 meeting, the four PPDC workgroups, on emerging agricultural technologies, emerging viral pathogens, pesticide resistance management, and farmworker and clinician training, shared their final reports, resulting from their work from late calendar year 2020 to the October CY21 meeting. The workgroups submitted recommendations to the full PPDC. After reading and discussing the workgroup's reports and recommendations, the full PPDC voted to forward the recommendations to the EPA as PPDC recommendations. In May 2022, The agency reported out on progress made on reviewing, prioritizing and fulfilling the various recommendations. At both meetings, programmatic updates were provided to members, such as on the Office of Pesticide Program's Endangered Species Act Workplan and how it would be carried out. Pesticide label reform and other evolving policy issues were discussed.

Information on all of the PPDC work groups is regularly posted on the pesticide program's website at http://www2.epa.gov/pesticide-advisory-committees-and-regulatory-partners/pesticide-program-dialogue-committee-ppdc.
How is membership balanced?*Membership balance and diversity is key to our ability to gain a broad representation of viewpoints. An extensive effort is undertaken every two years to ensure diversity and broad participation from across the country. The following sectors are represented: environmental/public interest groups; farm worker and environmental justice representatives; animal welfare organizations, industry and trade associations; user and commodity groups; academia; public health organizations; Federal and State governments; tribal organizations; and the general public. A renewal of PPDC committee membership was conducted in FY21, and a new two-year term began on December 9, 2021, and will run through December 10, 2023.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*PPDC meetings have generally been held in-person twice per year. In FY22, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two virtual meeting were held on October 27-28, 2021 and May 25-26, 2022.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Pesticide issues affect virtually every citizen in this country and are often highly visible through the Agency's regulatory actions and efforts to continuously improve the registration and review processes so that safer products can be brought to market. There are no other routinely scheduled forums that provide an early, predictable and meaningful opportunity for the broad representation of stakeholders on the PPDC to meet and publicly debate key evolving pesticide policy, regulatory and program implementation issues. There are many important pesticide regulatory and policy issues that will benefit from the PPDC forum where diverse viewpoints are aired and a meaningful opportunity is provided for all sides of the issues to be debated openly and constructively. Without the PPDC, feedback would only be available through public comments in writing or through meetings with individual groups or organizations which, considering the large number of organizations and groups that are interested in and affected by pesticide issues, would be much more resource-intensive.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings were closed or partially closed.
Recommendation RemarksAll PPDC members are Tier 1 (parent committee members). There are no Tier 2 (subcommittee) members serving. The PPDC is currently considering the formation of new workgroups/Tier 3 Committees to help achieve the committee's work.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentBroad stakeholder involvement and continual feedback about pesticide regulatory and program implementation issues are key to the manner in which the Office of Pesticide Programs operates - priority setting, resource allocation, development of policies and regulations, etc...
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentAdvice and recommendations provided through dialogue sessions of this Committee cover a wide range of pesticide regulatory and program implementation issues. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to calculate the enormous benefit of receiving broad stakeholder engagement and feedback through this transparent and collegial process regarding a broad spectrum of pesticide issues. While the members typically represent opposing viewpoints, they appreciate that their voice is heard and their comments are being considered, and that the Agency engages is a very transparent way, bringing issues to the forefront early and before the Agency has determined its course of action.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*330Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentAs the PPDC is a dialogue committee, with representation from a broad coalition often with diverging viewpoints, often there is not an agreed upon recommendation to the Agency; however, the Agency greatly benefits from the constructive dialogue among the membership. Also, the members benefit by hearing directly from those who may have opposing views and sometimes they can find common ground or at least a better understanding of the opposing point of view.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentPPDC's broad representation of stakeholders provides for a full range of viewpoints on any given issue. As the PPDC is a dialogue committee, we do not vote or generally produce specific recommendations. It would be very difficult to estimate a specific percentage of recommendations that are fully implemented as a result of PPDC discussions. Rather, the Agency benefits from the discussions among the members and can base any policy decisions on a full understanding of the opinions and feedback provided by the Committee members.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentPPDC's broad representation of stakeholders provides for a full range of viewpoints on any given issue. As the PPDC is a dialogue committee, we do not vote or generally produce specific recommendations, except through work groups, which must then report to the full PPDC. It would be very difficult to estimate a specific percentage of recommendations that are partially implemented as a result of PPDC discussions.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*OPP provides PPDC committee members with a summary of the direction the office intends to take on various issues both verbally during various sessions during PPDC meetings, as well as through one-page updates. OPP also continues to establish work groups so that issues of concern to the stakeholders can be brought before the Agency to be discussed and deliberated in a transparent way.Narrative Description*The PPDC supports EPA's Goal 1 - Deliver real results to provide Americans with clean air, land, and water, and ensure chemical safety. Also, Objective 1.4 - Ensure Safety of Chemicals in the Marketplace. PPDC supports the Agency's strategic goals and priorities, i.e., to prevent and reduce chemical, organism and pesticide risks to humans, communities and ecosystems from pests and disease by ensuring the availability of pesticides, including public health pesticides and antimicrobial products, that meet the latest safety standards. PPDC also supports goals of other key cross-Agency programs, i.e., the Children's Health Protection Program, the Office of Water's Drinking Water and Permitting Programs.

Accomplishments for FY 2022: PPDC met twice in FY22, both virtually due to the COVID pandemic, on October 27-28, 2021 and May 25-26, 2022.

Former meeting materials and other documents are available on the committees website, here: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-advisory-committees-and-regulatory-partners/pesticide-program-dialogue-committee-ppdc.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$29,000.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$30,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$135,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$139,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$8,900.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$12,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$20,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$1,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$3,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$3,500.00
Total Costs$175,900.00Est. Total Next FY*$205,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified5/31/2022 11:16 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est Cost RemarksMore people may choose to attend virtually, thus less travel funding allotted than pre-COVID.
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Agriculture
Plant Biology
Agriculture
Animals
Fish and Wildlife
Basic Science
Basic Sciences
Civil Rights
Children
Native Americans
Data
Data Integrity
Energy
Natural Resources
Environment
Earth Sciences
Environmental Issues
Food and Drugs
Biotechnology
Government
Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Health
Public Health
Legislation
Regulations
Rulemaking
Water
Rivers
Water Use
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039187Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2021
 COM-038037Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2020
 COM-035602Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2019
 COM-032767Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2018
 COM-001749Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2017
 COM-002798Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2016
 COM-003632Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2015
 COM-004904Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2014
 COM-005998Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2013
 COM-007076Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2012
 COM-008097Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2011
 COM-008950Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2010
 COM-010153Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2009
 COM-011109Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2008
 COM-012014Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2007
 COM-012751Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2006
 COM-013714Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2005
 COM-014624Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2004
 COM-015802Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2003
 COM-016614Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2002
 COM-017794Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2001
 COM-018788Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee2000
 COM-019699Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee1999
 COM-020557Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee1998
 COM-021368Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee1997