Take note of the public docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0190 for this year’s national bed bug summit (this seems to be the same same docket for the 2009 summit) so that you can view any summit materials that are posted there, like … Continue reading
A draft agenda (PDF) is now available at the EPA summit page.
For the sake of national bed bug summit completism, I should note what you surely have already heard, that EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is hosting another summit this year on February 1-2, 2011. Details and registration here.
Take a look at the very interesting Federal Bed Bug Work Group’s Bed Bug References and Information Sources (PDF).
EPA has opened the application period for their previously announced $550K in grants: State & Tribal Assistance Grants – Bed Bug Education/Outreach and Environmental Justice (RFA) (PDF). Applications are due October 18, via Grants.gov — EPA-OPP-2010-007.
With people’s backs against the wall in various cities of the United States, the CDC and EPA pronounce themselves officially on the case of “alarming” U.S. bed bug resurgence: CDC-EPA Joint Statement on bed bug control in the U.S.
The Environmental Protection Agency has published Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Section 18 exemption request for propoxur in the Federal Register. The public comment period ends on January 21.
Update: Federal Register notice published; public comment period ends January 21, 2010.
EPA will give an update on the National Bed Bug Summit today at NPMA’s PestWorld in Las Vegas. Lois Rossi and Kevin Sweeney will:
Update – November 2009: Ohio has requested a Section 18 exemption for residential use of propoxur.