US EPA to Hold Virtual Environmental Modeling Public Meeting

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On Aug. 5, 2020, EPA will virtually hold its annual Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM). The EMPM is a public forum for EPA, pesticide registrants, and other stakeholders to discuss issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport and exposure for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context. This meeting offers a forum for presentations on the Drinking Water Assessment Improvements for Surface Water Exposure.

The meeting will focus on:

  • New scenario development for the Pesticide in Water Calculator (PWC)
  • New methodology for incorporating percent cropped area (PCA) into refined drinking water assessments
  • New methodology for incorporating percent crop treated (PCT) into refined drinking water assessments
  • Automation tools developed for applying new methodologies
  • The drinking water assessment framework

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Registration is required. To attend or participate, please contact [email protected] by July 29, 2020. Submit abstracts by July 3, 2020.

More information can be found at in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879.

SOURCE: US EPA Newsletter (5.6.2020)

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