Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting (Virtual and In-Person)

Citation88 FR 53890
Published date09 August 2023
Record Number2023-17056
CourtEnvironmental Protection Agency
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 152 (Wednesday, August 9, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 9, 2023)]
                [Pages 53890-53891]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2023-17056]
                [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879; FRL-9801-02-OCSPP]
                Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
                (Virtual and In-Person)
                AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
                ACTION: Notice.
                SUMMARY: EPA will hold an Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM)
                on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, with participation by in-person, phone,
                and webcast. This Notice announces the meeting and provides information
                on its theme. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its
                stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide
                fate, transport, exposure, and ecotoxicity for pesticide risk
                assessments in a regulatory context.
                DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from
                9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT.
                 Requests to participate: Requests to attend the meeting must be
                submitted on or before October 3, 2023. Requests to present with an
                accompanying abstract must be submitted on or before September 1, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Oceans Auditorium of the
                William Jefferson Clinton (WJC) East Building at the Environmental
                Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The 2023 EMPM Co-chairs, Jessica Joyce
                and William Gardner; telephone number: (202) 566-1690; email address:
                [email protected].
                I. General Information
                A. Does this action apply to me?
                 You may be potentially affected by this action if you are a
                pesticide registrant, a potential pesticide registrant, or a user of a
                pesticide under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal
                Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), or the Federal Insecticide,
                Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also
                be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the
                specific entities that may be affected by this action. The following
                list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes
                is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help
                readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially
                affected entities may include:
                 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting NAICS code 11.
                 Utilities NAICS code 22.
                 Professional, Scientific and Technical NAICS code 54.
                B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?
                 The docket for this action, identified by docket identification
                (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879, is available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory
                Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency
                Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334,
                1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public
                Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
                Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the OPP
                Docket and Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744. Please review the
                visitor instructions and additional information about the docket
                available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets.
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                II. Background
                 The purpose of the EMPM is for presentation and discussion of
                current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and
                exposure for ecological risk assessment in a regulatory context.
                III. How do I register to participate in this meeting?
                 To register to attend and/or to present, please send an email to
                [email protected] by the dates specified under the DATES heading in this
                notice. You must register via email to receive the webcast meeting link
                and audio teleconference information for participation. Meeting updates
                and participation information will be distributed through ``empmlist.''
                Do not submit any information in your request that is considered
                Confidential Business Information (CBI).
                IV. What is the topic for this meeting?
                 The 2023 EMPM will provide a forum for presentations and
                discussions on surface water and groundwater modeling and endangered
                species assessment modeling. EPA will present information on updated
                Pesticide in Water Calculator (PWC) surface water and groundwater
                scenarios, including the recent development of spatially diverse
                groundwater scenarios.
                 In addition, EPA will provide updates on modeling approaches to
                support endangered species assessments and evaluation of mitigation
                measures including EPA's Plant Assessment Tool (PAT) and Vegetative
                Filter Strip Modeling System (VFSMod).
                 Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.
                 Dated: August 3, 2023.
                Jan Matuszko,
                Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide
                [FR Doc. 2023-17056 Filed 8-8-23; 8:45 am]
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