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September 29, 2006



I had a look at the agenda of the Second EPA Summit, and i am of the oponiin that this is the premier event this year in North America on this issue. a lot of excellent stuff at the EPA Symposium and at BedbugCentral Chicago Summit in September, but the EPA summit is devoid of commercial presence. The Chicago BBC Summit had great exhibitors, but too much time i thought for exhibitors speaking ahead of sessions. Part of making it worthwhile as a commercial enterprise, but lots of time to see exhibits, so i found it a bit wearisome. The EPA Summit is free to attend, and the format of presentation and the group breakouts were excellent in the first EPA Summit and i expect to be even better this time.. The attendance is expected to be much higher than last time.Hopefully, there will start to be some good legislation in U.S. and in Canada to address the issue. Ontario recently announced a $5,000,000 budget for education at the 36 Health Units across the province, and launched an information website. I am of the view that an excellent legislative regulatory background of approach is what is needed. If one looks at the Review and POlicy Study in the UK in the 30 s, it is amazing how the recommendations had the common sense we know in IPM more than 70 years ago, when modern pesticide products were not yet on the scene. A more recent study in the UK on pest control practices, emphasized IPM best practices.. This does not happen very well,however, without a regulatory framework at all levels of government.The success of the IPM in Schools programs was based on a regulatory component and this is what is needed to solve this problem. I am very hopeful that the Second EPA Summit will bring this home with clarity.Sam

Cindy Findley

Drinking Water: Perchlorate Supplemental Request for Public Comments has been extended to October 8th, 2009

SUMMARY: In an August 19, 2009, Federal Register notice, EPA announced that it was seeking comments on additional approaches to analyzing data related to the Agency's preliminary regulatory determination for perchlorate. (Perchlorates are the salts derived from perchloric acid (HClO4). They occur both naturally and through manufacturing.) The additional comments are sought in an effort to ensure consideration of all the potential options for evaluating whether there is a meaningful opportunity for human health risk reduction of perchlorate through a national primary drinking water rule. In response to requests from several stakeholders, this action reopens the public comment period for an additional 15 days.

DATES: EPA must receive your comments on or before October 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0297, by one of the following methods:
* http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
* Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
* Hand Delivery: Water Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

74 FR 48541 -- Sep. 23, 2009 EPA source: http://www.FederalRegister.com

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