Soil Fumigant Meeting

Randall Weiseman Florida, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to hold a stakeholder meeting in Florida to obtain public input on risk management options for the soil fumigant pesticides chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium, metam potassium, and methyl bromide. Farmers are encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the meetings is for the Agency to obtain first-hand comments on possible human health risk mitigation options from stakeholders who are most affected by soil fumigant use, including growers, professional fumigant applicators, farm workers, neighbors and community members, local officials, and others.

The Florida meeting will be held in Ft. Myers on June 6, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Mottl, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-0208; fax number: (703) 308-7070; e-mail address: