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Workshop To Seek Input On Plant-Incorporated Protectant Experimental Use Permits

Release Date: 01/29/2004
Contact Information:


David Deegan 617-918-1017 / deegan.dave@epa.gov


(01/29/04) EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will host a public workshop to discuss and evaluate regulatory oversight of controlled experimental use plots of certain genetically-modified plants that generate their own pest control. The workshop, entitled “Plant-Incorporated Protectant (PIP) Experimental Use Permits (EUPs): Process and Compliance,” will be held on Feb. 10-11 at the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, Va. Recognizing that some regulatory issues relating to these particular circumstances need review and clarification, EPA is seeking public participation to identify best approaches to improve the PIP EUP process. Participants from industry, public interest and environmental groups, academic researchers and the agricultural/agronomic communities are encouraged to attend. Registration for the workshop is available up to and including the day of the meeting. There is no registration fee. For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/ .