3326Fwd: Pesticide Program Update: EPA Releases Best Practices Guidance and Hosts Webinars on Reducing Pesticide Use and Saving Money in Schools
- Aug 15, 2014Begin forwarded message:From: "Barta, Juliann" <Barta.Juliann@...>
Subject: Pesticide Program Update: EPA Releases Best Practices Guidance and Hosts Webinars on Reducing Pesticide Use and Saving Money in Schools
Date: August 15, 2014 at 2:27:27 PM MST
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EPA Pesticide Program Updates
From EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs
August 15, 2014
In This Update:
EPA Releases Best Practices Guidance and Hosts Webinars on Reducing Pesticide Use and Saving Money in Schools
To help school administrators and staff reduce pesticide use and costs, EPA has released “Model Pesticide Safety and IPM Guidance Policy.” EPA will also launch a series of webinars beginning on August 20, 2014.
The guidance document and webinars will help school districts adopt a proactive approach to pest control including offering models for policies, procedures, program oversight and plans for implementing Integrated Pest Management. Specifically, the webinars will address the following topics:
- School Community Mosquito IPM, scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, at 2 pm Eastern time
- Creating Tick-Safe Schools Using IPM, scheduled for Tuesday, September 30 at 2 pm Eastern time
- The Basics of School IPM
- Managing Outdoor Pests of Schools Using IPM
- Bed Bugs in Schools
- Keeping Rodents out of Your School
- Dealing with Nuisance Birds around Schools
Register for our first webinar, to be held on August 20, about using mosquito IPM around schools:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/405236737.
Find information about future webinars: http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/events/sipm-webinars.html
Learn more about IPM in Schools: http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ipminschools/ andhttp://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ipminschools/implementation.html
Watch this short video from the Colorado School IPM Coalition to learn more about IPM:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSJaDtqAeY.
EPA distributes its Pesticide Program Updates to external stakeholders and citizens who have expressed an interest in the agency's pesticide program activities and decisions. This update service is part of EPA’s continuing effort to improve public access to federal pesticide information.
For general questions on pesticides and pesticide poisoning prevention, contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), toll-free, at: 1-800-858-7378, by E-mail at npic@..., or, by visiting their website at: http://npic.orst.edu
To report an environmental violation, visit EPA’s website at http://www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints/index.html
For information about ongoing activities in the Office of Pesticide Programs, visit our homepage at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides
Telephone 703-305-5017 or write us directly at Communication Services Branch, Office of Pesticide Programs (7506 P), US Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-2403.This email was sent to ja-hurley@... using GovDelivery, on behalf of: U.S. EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention · 408 St. Peter Street, Suite 600 · Saint Paul, MN 55102 · 1-800-439-1420