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2012 TRI National Conference  //  News and Information about the 2012 TRI National Training Conference

Jan 09 2012

Call for Abstracts Notifications Sent Today for 2012 National TRI Conference

Notifications were sent out today to individuals/panels that submitted under the Call for Abstracts for the 2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities. Thank you to all who submitted! If you have not received a response under this Call for Abstracts please contact me at bshipley@ecos.org

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Dec 27 2011

TRI Conference Registration Opens January 9th, 2012!

The registration for the 2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities  will open January 9th, 2012.  Take advantage of the early-bird discount!   Please keep checking here on the chemicalright2know website for details on how to register. Add the conference to your calenders if you haven’t already: Hyatt […]

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Dec 27 2011

Call for Abstracts Acceptance Notifications – by January 9th 2012

We’ll be notifying all abstract submitters (for presentations, posters, and demo booths) of our acceptance decisions by January 9th. Thank you for submitting an abstract to the 2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities.  We had a tremendous turnout with many excellent proposals.

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Dec 27 2011

Over 80 proposals submitted under the Call for Abstracts!

We’ve had  a tremendous response to our Call for Abstracts for the 2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities.  Over 80 proposals were submitted under the “Understanding the Past and Promoting a Sustainable Future” theme for the Conference.  Even more exciting news is that all TRI stakeholders […]

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Sep 21 2011

2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities

2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities “Understanding the Past and Promoting a Sustainable Future“ Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C. April 11-12, 2012 (Public Conference Session) April 13, 2012 (US EPA, States, and Tribes Session) Call for Abstracts This is a “Call for Abstracts […]

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Aug 31 2011

Launch of a National Research Council Report: Sustainability and the U.S. EPA

Science and Technology for Sustainability Program Special Event Launch of a National Research Council Report Sustainability and the U.S. EPA Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:30 – 4:00pm Marian Koshland Science Museum Corner of 6th and E Street NW Washington DC Metro: Judiciary Square (Red Line) or Gallery Place-Chinatown (Yellow/Green Line) A new report from the […]

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Aug 09 2011

2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities

April 13, 2012 (US EPA, States, and Tribes Session) April 11-12, 2012 (Public Sessions) The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Washington, DC Cosponsored by the US EPA, the Environmental Council of the States, and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Join us for the exciting 2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) […]

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Aug 04 2011

National Academy of Sciences Report Offers Framework To Guide EPA On Incorporating Sustainability In Its Decision Making

Date:  Aug. 2, 2011 WASHINGTON – A new report from the National Research Council presents a framework for incorporating sustainability into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s principles and decision making.  The framework, which was requested by EPA, is intended to help the agency better assess the social, environmental, and economic impacts of various options as […]

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Jul 21 2011

Funding Opportunity for Community-based Projects

For your information, the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recently implemented its North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) program. The objective of the NAPECA program is to empower and build the capacity of local peoples and organizations to improve their health and environmental quality. The NAPECA program seeks to support efforts […]

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Apr 22 2011

EPA Seeks Comment on Petition for Bilingual Pesticide Labels

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EPA has received a petition from the Migrant Clinicians Network, Farmworker Justice, and other farm worker interest groups asking the Agency to require that manufacturers to make their pesticide product labels available in both English and Spanish. EPA is seeking public comment from all interested groups and members of the public before responding to the petition.

How to Comment

EPA is accepting comment on the petition until June 28, 2011. Responses to the questions below would be especially useful. The petition and EPA?s March 30, 2011 Federal Register notice announcing it are available in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0014 at Regulations.gov.

Please submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0014, by one of the following methods:

Federal Rulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.

Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket?s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). The Docket facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

For more information on the petition or to view the specific questions for comments, use the link below.
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ regulating/labels/biling ual-pesticide-labels.html

Background

At present, EPA allows pesticide manufacturers to add labeling in other languages, in addition to providing pesticide product labels in English. For agricultural products subject to the Worker Protection Standard, EPA requires that certain parts of the pesticide label include words or phrases in Spanish. In response to the petition request, EPA is considering whether to more broadly require bilingual labeling in English and in Spanish for more or all pesticide products. The Agency would like to receive public comment on the potential benefits and costs or disadvantages of a bilingual pesticide labeling requirement, and on the potential scope of such a requirement. Some options regarding the potential scope include requiring bilingual labeling for:

  • Certain types of pesticides
  • Certain use sites
  • Products containing certain active ingredients
  • Products in particular acute toxicity categories
  • Certain parts of pesticide labels

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