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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameFederal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory PanelAgency NameEnvironmental Protection Agency
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number119
Original Establishment Date11/28/1975Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.epa.gov/sap
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*7
Current Charter Date10/17/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter10/17/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Steven
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM.
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 100-532Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Knott
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 100-532 and P.L 104-170Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 564-8450
Effective Date Of Authority*11/28/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-564-8382
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*knott.steven@epa.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel held 3 review sessions in FY 2018 and published 3 reports providing Panel recommendations and advice to the Agency on a range of scientific issues. This year, the Panel reviewed scientific issues being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EDSP High-Throughput Screens, Pesticide Efficacy Testing, and Resistance to Bt Plant Incorporated Protectants. To address these topics, the expertise of the seven members of the permanent Panel was augmented by the use of ad hoc consultants (scientists) covering a variety of scientific disciplines, as provided in Section 104 of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996.
How is membership balanced?*Scientific Advisory Panel members are selected on the basis of their qualifications to assess the effects of the impact of pesticides on health and the environment. FIFRA requires multidisciplinary representation, with membership comprised of the disciplines of toxicology, pathology, environmental biology, and related sciences (e.g., biotechnology, epidemiology, and biostatistics). The disciplinary expertise needed for FIFRA SAP reviews depends on the scientific issues brought before the panel. Therefore, the expertise of the seven members of the permanent panel is augmented throughout the year by the use of numerous ad hoc consultants.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Panel met three times in Fiscal Year 2018. The Agency presented three topics to the Panel and the Panel provided recommendations for all issues presented. The Panel typically conducts approximately five reviews each year. Review meetings normally range from two to four days depending upon the number of review topics and the time needed for discussion. With the passage of the Food Quality Protection Act in August, 1996, a large number of risk assessment methodology issues continue to be presented to the Panel. In FY 2019, it is anticipated that the Panel reviews will be consistent with what is typically expected (approximately five reviews).
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Section 25(d) of FIFRA requires that the Administrator use the expertise available on the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel to obtain comments on notices of intent to cancel pesticide registrations or change their classification (FIFRA Section 6(b)), emergency orders suspending registrations (FIFRA Section 6(c)), or regulations to be issued under Section 25(a) of FIFRA. FIFRA also requires that the Administrator seek comments, evaluations, and recommendations from the FIFRA SAP for operating guidelines to improve the quality of scientific analyses made by EPA personnel. To avoid duplication, the Scientific Advisory Panel maintains an ongoing liaison with other EPA scientific advisory committees such as the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB).
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings were closed to the public.
Recommendation RemarksAll members are Tier 1 (parent committee members). There are no Tier 2 (subcommittee) members serving.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
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 CommentThe FIFRA SAP provides many benefits (e.g., cost savings), with respect to saving time and resources, that are difficult to quantify in terms of dollars. The availability of the FIFRA SAP as an organization providing scientific peer review for OCSPP allows the Agency to seek early input on its analyses, reports and guidelines. In addition, the advice and recommendations of the FIFRA SAP may be sought multiple times throughout the development of a particular Agency product. This helps to avoid the potential time delays and use of additional resources that are often necessary when such input is received later in the development of a product. This benefit was evident in the reviews the SAP provided to support the Agency’s rapid development of methodologies required for implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-170). As a federal advisory committee, FIFRA SAP reviews are open to the public, providing the public with access to the documents under review and the opportunity to make comments for the Panel’s consideration. The FIFRA SAP public process allows the Agency to obtain broader input concurrent with the Panel’s peer review and results in savings of time and resources.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*765Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNumber of recommendations represents the approximate number of scientific issues addressed in the reports issued by the FIFRA SAP since December of 1976. In FY 2018, the FIFRA SAP published 3 reports providing approximately 60 recommendations to the Agency on a range of scientific issues.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentDuring the course of the fiscal year, the FIFRA SAP has provided the Agency recommendations on pesticide and pesticide-related issues as to the impact on health and the environment of regulatory actions. The nature of the FIFRA SAP’s advice, and the Agency’s implementation of that advice over the years, do not facilitate estimating the percentage of recommendations that are fully (or partially) implemented by the Agency over the life of the committee thus far. There are examples where the Agency has utilized specific Panel recommendations. Since passage of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-170), the FIFRA SAP has provided and the agency has implemented numerous recommendations regarding the development of risk assessment and exposure methodologies. In fiscal year 2018, EPA implemented new procedures for tracking the FIFRA SAP’s formally-conveyed recommendations and the EPA’s responses to those recommendations. As part of this process, EPA will complete a retrospective analysis of recommendations that have been made and fully (or partially) implemented since the filing of the FIFRA SAP’s renewal charter in 2014. This retrospective analysis will establish the baseline for future reports.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAs noted in response to the previous question, a specific percentage of Panel recommendations that have been or will be partially (or fully) implemented by the Agency is not available. In 2018, EPA implemented new procedures for tracking the FIFRA SAP’s formally-conveyed recommendations and the EPA’s responses to those recommendations.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Public Docket and the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov
Agency Feedback CommentEach year, the FIFRA SAP reviews and considers numerous scientific issues related to ongoing analyses and methods development within the Agency. More specifically, the recommendations provided by the Panel are utilized to evaluate methodologies, assess the impact of pesticides on health and the environment, improve the effectiveness and quality of EPA's scientific analyses, guidelines and peer review major scientific studies and issues. Some topics are presented to the SAP at various stages of development, allowing the Panel to explore the Agency's progress and to understand how previous recommendations have been implemented. For example, during the November 2017 FIFRA SAP on Continuing Development of Alternative High-Throughput Screens to Determine Endocrine Disruption, Focusing on Androgen Receptor, Steroidogenesis, and Thyroid Pathways, the Agency summarized and addressed prior SAP comments.Narrative Description*The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) supports Goal 1, Objective 1.4 of the Agency's FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan -- Ensure Safety of Chemicals in theMarketplace. The FIFRA SAP is a statutory advisory committee created on November 28, 1975 pursuant to section 25(d) of FIFRA (as amended by Public Laws 94-140, 95-396, 96-539, 98-201, and 100-532). Under FIFRA (section 25(d)), the EPA is required to submit certain regulatory actions to the SAP for comment as to the impact on human health and the environment (e.g., regulatory actions under sections 6(b), 6(c), and 25(a) of FIFRA). In addition, the FIFRA SAP provides advice, information, and recommendations on methods to ensure that pesticides do not cause “unreasonable adverse effects on the environment” (as defined in Section 2 (bb) of FIFRA); EPA analyses, reports and guidelines to improve the effectiveness and quality of scientific analyses made by the Agency; and other major scientific studies and issues. In general, the FIFRA SAP serves as a primary means for scientific peer review supporting the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). For example, implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-170) required the development of a number of risk assessment methodologies to support the Agency’s goals for clean and safe water and safe food. The FIFRA SAP conducted a number of reviews over a relatively short time frame to support the Agency’s efforts in this area. Overall, the FIFRA SAP provides scientific peer review which is a critical component of EPA’s use of sound science to protect human health and the environment. The FIFRA SAP held 3 review sessions in FY 2018 and published 3 reports providing Panel recommendations and advice to the Agency on a range of scientific issues. This year, the Panel reviewed scientific issues being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EDSP High-Throughput Screens, Pesticide Efficacy Testing, and Resistance to Bt Plant Incorporated Protectants. In addition, the Panel provided reports on its recommendations regarding these scientific issues. The seven-member Panel was augmented by the use of ad hoc consultants (scientists) covering a variety of scientific disciplines, as provided in Section 104 of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996.
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COSTS

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Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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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-032773Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2018
 COM-001772Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2017
 COM-002561Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2016
 COM-003864Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2015
 COM-004666Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2014
 COM-005728Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2013
 COM-007055Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2012
 COM-008037Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2011
 COM-008970Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2010
 COM-010163Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2009
 COM-010897Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2008
 COM-012028Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2007
 COM-012725Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2006
 COM-013875Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2005
 COM-014812Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2004
 COM-015818Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2003
 COM-016589Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2002
 COM-017749Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2001
 COM-018666Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel2000
 COM-019520Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel1999
 COM-020471Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel1998
 COM-021609Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel1997