Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC)

The Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, a broadly representative federal advisory committee, meets with EPA on a regular basis to discuss pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues.  

For more information, contact Margie Fehrenbach (fehrenbach.margie@epa.gov).

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PPDC Meetings

See the pages linked below for the documents associated with each meeting (agenda and presentation materials).

PPDC Workgroups

The following workgroups are active. See the pages linked below for the documents associated with each workgroup (agenda and presentation materials).

Information on PPDC Workgroups that are no longer active is found in the archives.  These workgroups include:

  • Azinphos-Methyl (AZM) Transition Issues Workgroup
  • Consumer Pesticide Label Improvement Workgroup
  • Inert Disclosure Stakeholder Workgroup Final Report
  • Performance Measures Workgroup
  • Pesticide Spray Drift Workgroup
  • Registration Review Workgroup
  • Registration Review Implementation Workgroup
  • Web-Distributed Labeling Workgroup
  • Worker Safety Regulations Workgroup

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About PPDC

PPDC, established in 1995, is a forum for a diverse group of stakeholders to provide feedback to EPA on various pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues. 

PPDC typically meets twice a year. All meetings are open to the public.  We welcome your input during the public comment session of each meeting or by submitting comments before the meeting or during public comment sessions scheduled each day of the PPDC meetings (see instructions in meeting announcements). 

Topics discussed at past meetings include: 

  • Regulatory topics:
    • Registration review.
    • Reduced risk pesticides.
    • Labeling.
    • Inerts disclosure.
    • Fees for service.
    • Experimental use permits.
    • Environmental marketing claims.
    • Pollinator protection.
  • Science issues:
    • 21st century toxicology.
    • Non-animal testing.
    • Ecological standards.
  • Other topics:
    • Integrated pest management. 
    • Public health issues.
    • Spray drift.
    • Antimicrobial pesticides.
    • Endangered species.
    • Minor uses. 
    • Outreach to the public. 

Resources:

  • PPDC's Charter
  • Membership includes environmental and public interest groups, pesticide manufacturers, trade associations, commodity groups, public health and academic institutions, federal and state agencies, and the general public.

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