[AgEd] FW: Ag Update 129

Deimler, William L. William.Deimler at schools.utah.gov
Mon Jun 8 10:29:04 MDT 2020


From: Perrin, Rebecca <Perrin.Rebecca at epa.gov>
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 10:17 AM
Subject: Ag Update 129
Hello Everyone,
This update includes the following information:
1.    EPA Releases Temporary Guidance on Respiratory Protection for Agricultural Pesticide Handlers During COVID-19
2.    EPA Proposes Registration of New Agricultural Fungicide Active Ingredient
3.    EPA Issues Advisory on Disinfectants Making False and Misleading COVID-19 Claims
4.    Food Systems COVID-19 Resources
5.    EPA to Hold Virtual Environmental Modeling Public Meeting
6.    EPA Proposes Benefit-Cost Analysis for Clean Air Act Rules
7.    EPA Administrator Wheeler Kicks Off Georgia Trip at Southern Belle Farm
8.    Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar
9.    EPA Releases Draft Criteria to Help Protect Lakes and Reservoirs
10.  EPA Proposes First Ever Rule to Improve Transparency of Guidance
11.  U.S. EPA for its next Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) webinar
12.  CDC COVID-19 Guidance for agricultural workers and employers
Have a good week!
Rebecca Perrin
Region 8 Agriculture Advisor | Office of the Regional Administrator | USEPA
1595 Wynkoop Street (8ORA-IO)| Denver CO 80202 | DL: 303-312-6311 | FAX: 303-312-6882

1.   EPA Releases Temporary Guidance on Respiratory Protection for Agricultural Pesticide Handlers During COVID-19. On June 1, 2020, US EPA issued a temporary guidance that outlines approaches to address the unavailability of required respiratory protection and respiratory fit testing that should first be exhausted before considering any alternative options. EPA has heard from states and stakeholders about Personal Protective Equipment shortages in the agricultural sector. To respond to these reports and to help ensure the health and safety of America’s farmers, EPA is providing temporary guidance regarding respiratory protection requirements for agricultural pesticide handlers. Our guidance aligns with recent OSHA memos on respirators while addressing EPA’s responsibilities under FIFRA and the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS).

This is a temporary policy. EPA will assess the continued need for and scope of this temporary guidance on a regular basis. To read the guidance in full and to learn more about EPA’s Worker Protection Standard, visit this webpage<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA2MDEuMjIyOTE2OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5lcGEuZ292L2VuZm9yY2VtZW50L3N0YXRlbWVudC1yZWdhcmRpbmctcmVzcGlyYXRvcnktcHJvdGVjdGlvbi1zaG9ydGFnZXMtYW5kLXJlZHVjZWQtYXZhaWxhYmlsaXR5LXJlc3BpcmF0b3IifQ.MZ0aA4tmcQ_vLxdz3l-zZbHlWplcJz359j1sfa9eJjg%2Fbr%2F79323203273-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C6d7352d973794a1ff02a08d8066348e5%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637266370779572615&sdata=nCCQIgsDSxKlJsT8q2b%2BUtFTgquia%2BnF2nL7emCcBO8%3D&reserved=0>.

2.   EPA Proposes Registration of New Agricultural Fungicide Active Ingredient. EPA is opening a 30-day comment period on its proposal to register the new active ingredient inpyrfluxam. Inpyrfluxam is a pyrazolecarboxamide fungicide proposed for foliar and seed treatment agricultural uses. The chemical provides protection against Rhizoctonia species causing seed decay, seedling damping‐off, and root rot. The uses proposed for inpyrfluxam are: seed treatment of crop group 6 (legume vegetables), crop group 15 (cereal grains), crop subgroup 20A (rapeseed), dry seeded rice, and sugar beet; foliar application to apple, peanut, soybean, and sugar beet; and in-furrow soil application at planting to corn (field, sweet, and pop). Inpyrfluxam adds a new mode of action against key fungal pests that can cause high yield losses to soybean and sugarbeet crops. It is also likely to play a role in fungicide resistance management on those crops. On other crops (apple, corn, peanut and rice), inpyrfluxam appears to be comparable to currently available alternative fungicides. Human health risk estimates for inpyrfluxam are not of concern for all potential routes of exposure, including dietary, occupational and aggregate. The proposed registration contains several measures to mitigate ecological risks associated with the proposed uses. EPA reviewed inpyrfluxam jointly with Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), with Mexico as an observing member. U.S. tolerances and Canadian MRLs are being harmonized as part of the joint review process. PMRA has not yet published its proposed decision document. The proposed registration includes four products: one technical grade and three end-use products. This proposal is included in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0038<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA2MDUuMjI1MjYyNTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5yZWd1bGF0aW9ucy5nb3YvZG9ja2V0P0Q9RVBBLUhRLU9QUC0yMDE4LTAwMzgifQ.bximDFlUffS-2kxgI0rBwW0xHQf03JofpA7i19KUWu8%2Fbr%2F79523297364-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C8f8488184fee4fb504ee08d809604009%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637269656281531371&sdata=ul2swfTX8gVwnlUZ6vdO%2FO8vcUMMqlchfeFikE6yzvk%3D&reserved=0> at regulations.gov<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fregulations.gov%2F&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C8f8488184fee4fb504ee08d809604009%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637269656281531371&sdata=hovVh2eoM5FGrrh3LPfD2SqtB9SODYBCSDhcbcjbNns%3D&reserved=0>. Comments are due on or before July 7, 2020.





3.   EPA Issues Advisory on Disinfectants Making False and Misleading COVID-19 Claims. This week, EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance released a compliance advisory on products claiming to kill SARS-CoV-2<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA2MDEuMjIyOTM2OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5lcGEuZ292L2VuZm9yY2VtZW50L2NvbXBsaWFuY2UtYWR2aXNvcmllcy1hbmQtZW5mb3JjZW1lbnQtYWxlcnRzIn0.ow8raLJ2V9G0SZs0cDKqX4S7tiFWEKwQecRAnpANc58%2Fbr%2F79326061123-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7Cad65aff5135d45e96afe08d806e4199d%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637266924039718615&sdata=DLC1Pj9enRRZpkY8rDUpVCKElwFXMCKP7%2BYRCZypvQ8%3D&reserved=0>, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The advisory reiterates that disinfectant products that claim to kill viruses must be registered with EPA before they can be sold. Pesticide products cannot legally make claims that they kill a particular pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2 unless EPA has authorized the claim during the registration process. The full text of the advisory can be found here<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA2MDEuMjIyOTM2OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5lcGEuZ292L2VuZm9yY2VtZW50L2NvbXBsaWFuY2UtYWR2aXNvcmllcy1hbmQtZW5mb3JjZW1lbnQtYWxlcnRzIn0.1vvqPqiLLXIX81VZudNNqDDRacQ6QZU9H4kqWjw_1pY%2Fbr%2F79326061123-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7Cad65aff5135d45e96afe08d806e4199d%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637266924039728612&sdata=CAtS%2FrjTLE3audvDODdsHZ%2B%2FdtSB0V9HGW1%2FvoYBM3M%3D&reserved=0>. EPA is receiving a steady stream of tips and complaints concerning potentially false or misleading claims, including efficacy claims, associated with pesticides and devices. EPA is actively reviewing these claims and is working to identify others. EPA intends to pursue enforcement for those products making false and misleading claims regarding SARS-CoV-2. You can report tips to EPA here<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA2MDEuMjIyOTM2OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2VjaG8uZXBhLmdvdi9yZXBvcnQtZW52aXJvbm1lbnRhbC12aW9sYXRpb25zIn0.3xxewDNDtP8s3Przn3SKYr51yDS4feHD3tb9Z6aFbDI%2Fbr%2F79326061123-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7Cad65aff5135d45e96afe08d806e4199d%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637266924039728612&sdata=Y7%2BidBfPQiw6STAiv8%2F5TqVhQuMwfiznqjFLGaOTInU%3D&reserved=0>.




4.   Food Systems COVID-19 Resources: See the attached living document initiated by the EPA Food: Too Good To Waste team for food systems resources related to COVID-19 response across the nation. You can also email fabiano.claudia at epa.gov<mailto:fabiano.claudia at epa.gov> or till.virginia at epa.gov<mailto:till.virginia at epa.gov> if you want to recommend an addition to the document.





5.   EPA to Hold Virtual Environmental Modeling Public Meeting. 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 OPP_EMPM at epa.gov<mailto:OPP_EMPM at epa.gov> by July 29, 2020. Submit abstracts by July 3, 2020.

More information can be found at www.regulations.gov<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA2MDUuMjI1MjI3NDEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2djYzAxLnNhZmVsaW5rcy5wcm90ZWN0aW9uLm91dGxvb2suY29tLz91cmw9aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5yZWd1bGF0aW9ucy5nb3YlMkYmZGF0YT0wMiU3QzAxJTdDR3JlZW5lLlR5bGFyJTQwZXBhLmdvdiU3QzZlZWM1ZTFiNTY4NDQ4NGMwODRiMDhkN2ZiNzAxYmViJTdDODhiMzc4YjM2NzQ4NDg2N2FjZjk3NmFhY2JlY2E2YTclN0MwJTdDMCU3QzYzNzI1NDMzMTIyNDQ5OTI5MyZzZGF0YT1CelQ4QWxTS0xSOER0cW1QS1QxaXFjcnMxZ0xPVlVWbGRqNTZBT0xxbG9ZJTNEJnJlc2VydmVkPTAifQ.esRxaeHwJ22JKLRslPKFTUCd4B7fE8PRI9OjirGRW7E%2Fbr%2F79518843053-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C84f13b65834d4495c5e608d809592a5a%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637269625852867712&sdata=eNelr3qOAMuZw58rnEY36CsiXG8m6XUJRqN0uGzJ6Y0%3D&reserved=0> in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA2MDUuMjI1MjI3NDEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2JldGEucmVndWxhdGlvbnMuZ292L2RvY3VtZW50L0VQQV9GUkRPQ18wMDAxLTI1NTIwIn0.RJ3pT-Fse3UmFbRIhBpKDCxo3-33bxS6RVuQEW2c-wE%2Fbr%2F79518843053-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C84f13b65834d4495c5e608d809592a5a%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637269625852877671&sdata=peliAOQlLxZub2S%2BvSwhVv6zwKEEh8RtiQinN5VXTEY%3D&reserved=0>.



6.   EPA Proposes Benefit-Cost Analysis for Clean Air Act Rules. On June 4, 2020, the U.S. EPA issued a proposal to improve the rulemaking process under the Clean Air Act by establishing requirements to ensure consistent, high-quality analyses of benefits and costs are provided to the public for significant rules. This proposal, when finalized, will codify best practices for benefit-cost analysis in rulemaking, and provide clarity for states, local communities and industry regarding EPA’s rulemaking considerations. EPA has taken a close look at how to improve the assessment of benefits and costs that underpin regulatory decision-making. Many EPA statutes, including the Clean Air Act, contain language on the consideration of benefits and costs, but there are no regulations that ensure that the public is provided an analysis of the benefits and costs in a consistent manner across offices. This proposal focuses on providing more consistent and transparent application of benefit cost analyses under the Clean Air Act. This proposal, when finalized, will help ensure that Clean Air Act rules are analyzed consistently, transparently, and appropriately, and will provide the public with a better understanding of how EPA is evaluating benefits and costs when developing regulatory actions. EPA will accept comments on the proposal for 45 days after publication in the Federal Register. For more information: https://www.epa.gov/air-and-radiation/proposed-rule-increasing-consistency-considering-benefits-and-costs-clean-air-act<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu7061146.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D4tNED-2FM8iDZJQyQ53jATUQ2iA-2BqgYT0GjRVaM9NC8XTl7PLRthsuLzzRFD2JOH0U0dmd-2F-2F-2F22mkrVcLDHnziyc9d2Po5QpzudBdyGq4nBNhSlVLFdGYJrTF-2B9-2B-2BdtP9oGIwG8ayNkvmm4Grm1w8xoqRrkipbF9Jv14JHON8IHzo-3DNPOu_7n55J1IzSve0XD81Eq1vx-2BX9iUXU-2FsY31djxjh3GV3PAXav3cznWqE2thokdGBdDJGYpYGEQec89Hwm3WIgjCq4LCC6lk0qvYvwu4wU-2BOpJ4x3XrlvoiqzuHn3K-2F4VetIg4X7kVVJHUeiJwE-2B443-2FeIA1-2FOImkQkstF6sVeufsHuvVunFgoQ5ISaupBq6PpFU9249QnNwLynYx31ggGzg6A2NY8OhYN5MP08tENILp2yoYXNffPLUsi3gmiymzWO5dLRlWr1NCUYWL9uVgtddcg4-2BGZK776c9KgLAV4Joptciakyd5hRjwyc7NL9Mftb8Q-2BVST06Q8kmrPcFG7Es-2BT0xZ7VywjRQOY06JZBtB9g-3D&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C241f253ee38b432070d908d808d17bce%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637269043100344574&sdata=MwYV3Ocoh6qQfpDqh9TZOFklADa5mqhY%2Bq9YqVC2F44%3D&reserved=0>


7.   EPA Administrator Wheeler Kicks Off Georgia Trip at Southern Belle Farm. On May 27, 2020, U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler kicked off his swing through Georgia by highlighting the critical role agriculture has with our society and well-being at Southern Belle Farm in McDonough. Administrator Wheeler was joined by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black as well as EPA Region 4 Administrator Mary Walker. During the event, Administrator Wheeler highlighted the important partnership between EPA and the agriculture community. This collaboration has led to achievements such as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which gave greater certainty to states and landowners, and especially farmers, who have suffered for a generation with uncertainty over the definition of navigable waters. EPA is committed to a strong partnership with the agriculture community to fulfill our mission of protecting human health and the environment. For more information, visit: https://www.epa.gov/agriculture<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu7061146.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D4tNED-2FM8iDZJQyQ53jATUXhaBkEGs9BD9gtaby5asSsPYAI1HhqnB8jzATyrOUR5RGix_7n55J1IzSve0XD81Eq1vx-2BX9iUXU-2FsY31djxjh3GV3PAXav3cznWqE2thokdGBdDJGYpYGEQec89Hwm3WIgjCq4LCC6lk0qvYvwu4wU-2BOpK1fvp-2FaunhXctfGM-2F16IJWGM7AMzWDCWiKgIOEhgAuvWd-2FR1AilzYOtKtuv9gktCJ6VgD2u0qAxqWkHAvalL6xIVzQwinGOR9j29bQ0G7aitnVvtlWC9gs-2B55yYVwLwX4oFuiTeg-2BG2oHZg-2FNrD6yjVheutvZyu0SL0nFMJmobFvqC71-2FAO91lGT8RT7IV3FEwve31nuRAkPjgmieEsZoZIM4ffFnfIHpT-2F-2FbBpY0oygdp0YXeLvGcfJCQyGepXd0-3D&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C62641308ad334b8c84b408d802856f26%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637262119400886360&sdata=nFM7ITYe8%2F9k%2FZCR21JrBWiSnF5I%2BCXGvcrouHxqg8s%3D&reserved=0>.



8.   Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar. The U.S. EPA announces the Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science RFA. Ingestion of soil and dust is a potential route of exposure for environmental chemicals. Young children may ingest significant quantities of soil and dust because they often play on the ground and put their hands and other objects that can have dust or soil on them into their mouths. As part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, EPA is asking the scientific community to propose transdisciplinary research to develop or apply innovative approaches and methods to improve the estimates, better characterize the variability, and reduce the uncertainty of soil and dust ingestion rates for children aged six months through six years.

  *   URL: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/estimating-childrens-soil-and-dust-ingestion-rates-exposure-science<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MjEuMjE4NDIwMTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5lcGEuZ292L3Jlc2VhcmNoLWdyYW50cy9lc3RpbWF0aW5nLWNoaWxkcmVucy1zb2lsLWFuZC1kdXN0LWluZ2VzdGlvbi1yYXRlcy1leHBvc3VyZS1zY2llbmNlIn0.VP4Ar8sZTJidlwbQkp_is9zaqxh0VmTD2nGZSbZJ3sQ%2Fbr%2F78937906473-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C39b3de3c9ca14f6b509108d7fd9af501%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637256714284943583&sdata=7X4Fcy5Whky7N9bmYRUXPfhwQmSdeP6mSGGRqm9UeyA%3D&reserved=0>
  *   Informational Webinar: https://soil_dust_rfa_informational_webinar.eventbrite.com<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MjEuMjE4NDIwMTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3NvaWxfZHVzdF9yZmFfaW5mb3JtYXRpb25hbF93ZWJpbmFyLmV2ZW50YnJpdGUuY29tIn0.BQv1VZNGSvmzlXafzo07Dkdc-aYtPZzAwJ96N0Xfd4U%2Fbr%2F78937906473-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C39b3de3c9ca14f6b509108d7fd9af501%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637256714284953532&sdata=GTMeYUQwcQXh%2FBe5hoFpTV2aoYV7pAilNsYLzsgVWAo%3D&reserved=0>
  *   How to Apply: Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MjEuMjE4NDIwMTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5lcGEuZ292L3Jlc2VhcmNoLWdyYW50cy9lc3RpbWF0aW5nLWNoaWxkcmVucy1zb2lsLWFuZC1kdXN0LWluZ2VzdGlvbi1yYXRlcy1leHBvc3VyZS1zY2llbmNlIn0.pO4KQd3i8qwVbapdvDVPlEXnzufWBtowZtfE9c9Mgh8%2Fbr%2F78937906473-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C39b3de3c9ca14f6b509108d7fd9af501%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637256714284953532&sdata=NqLNa3WMeb81m3TX%2B5o7dt6u9JQ19H7bR26m2cPteOY%3D&reserved=0>
  *   A copy of the webinar presentation will be at: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/estimating-childrens-soil-and-dust-ingestion-rates-exposure-science<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDcsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MjEuMjE4NDIwMTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5lcGEuZ292L3Jlc2VhcmNoLWdyYW50cy9lc3RpbWF0aW5nLWNoaWxkcmVucy1zb2lsLWFuZC1kdXN0LWluZ2VzdGlvbi1yYXRlcy1leHBvc3VyZS1zY2llbmNlIn0.hbub_VivW8aX8E_eVeRQANqjvANl8t-T_AhfMPvr564%2Fbr%2F78937906473-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C39b3de3c9ca14f6b509108d7fd9af501%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637256714284973454&sdata=YMrpuZe6WfGeL387QEETdXBMYY%2BRAbpZBEFvU0%2FnvGc%3D&reserved=0>


9.   EPA Releases Draft Criteria to Help Protect Lakes and Reservoirs. On May 22, 2020 the U.S. EPA issued new, draft ambient water quality criteria recommendations for nutrients in lakes and reservoirs. The agency’s criteria recommendations serve as important resources that states and authorized tribes can use to protect public health, pets, and aquatic life from the adverse effects of excess nutrients in surface waters, including during the summer recreation season. When finalized, these recommendations will replace EPA’s previously recommended ambient nutrient criteria for lakes and reservoirs that were published in 2000 and 2001. Using statistical stressor-response relationships that incorporate data collected from approximately 1,800 lakes, the draft criteria recommendations represent the latest scientific knowledge regarding the concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus that are protective of drinking water sources, recreational uses and aquatic life in lakes and reservoirs. EPA developed national statistical models that provide a flexible approach for deriving numeric nutrient criteria. States and authorized tribes can incorporate local data into the national models to help develop numeric nutrient criteria that are consistent with national relationships while accounting for unique local conditions. States, territories and authorized tribes can consider adopting the resulting criteria into their water quality standards but are not compelled to revise existing EPA-approved criteria or total maximum daily load targets. EPA is requesting input via public comment for 60 days on the new draft recommendations.

  *   For more information, visit: https://www.epa.gov/nutrient-policy-data/technical-support-numeric-nutrient-water-quality-criteria-development<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu7061146.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D4tNED-2FM8iDZJQyQ53jATUdqufZ3T9rq3cGZwuJaOFxkyXzEj5AUsD2GjjgxZK-2FjRHxKOqN-2Fo-2B0oUE-2FN6o58kt9QtrNSFe-2FcyC-2FjHrURrDnpifOa0k59tu1oGBIUGDqP6ZpG9HpfUOWiwn-2BvhUD6tcnP-2BOt9-2FRvxw2gkGk500eks-3DlU_5_7n55J1IzSve0XD81Eq1vx-2BX9iUXU-2FsY31djxjh3GV3PAXav3cznWqE2thokdGBdDJGYpYGEQec89Hwm3WIgjCq4LCC6lk0qvYvwu4wU-2BOpI1jt1aqiuzZl7T0nhYEKUdWXh7Fxl9EQ5wTqQ5tzAkzAiPmMDDMudM6KG2lkfotTJ7kOszQft2XOy4bIK29LM991owchBlkT5xtuSy8D2N5oAGnNwGbHfkU-2BJkUpE2GPD59hSZxpUpmtzEsh2DOxTAmek4QnkcmEP9bmPA6J83TLzolpuIcgAtUFnv9Bt0C9k3Lue0TMgefsbAZDyKXsey7xxqdVGo7qGIVwI3kdtO2pYlhfsfwogWgx750JdlxoY-3D&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C7b8c9726835b40d28bcb08d7fe942d6e%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637257784672747259&sdata=DB4STztDElyLVZwg6H2tv2RKUVTc0cpZDVmtf8KApw4%3D&reserved=0>.


10.   EPA Proposes First Ever Rule to Improve Transparency of Guidance. On May 19, 2020, the U.S. EPA is announcing its first-ever proposed rule to establish consistent requirements and procedures for the issuance of guidance documents. This new rule will significantly increase the transparency of EPA’s practices around guidance and will improve the agency’s process for managing guidance documents. When final, the rule will:

  *   Establish the first formal petition process for the public to request that EPA modify or withdraw a guidance document; and
  *   Ensure that the agency’s guidance documents are developed with appropriate review and are accessible and transparent to the public; and
  *   Provide for public participation in the development of significant guidance documents.

The proposed rule will be open for public comment 30 days after it publishes in the Federal Register.
For additional information on the proposed rule: https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/proposed-rulemaking-epa-guidance-administrative-procedures-issuance-and-public<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu7061146.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D4tNED-2FM8iDZJQyQ53jATUa5I6hjYaZIRmF0Am3Dpv4yhNEMquiv6eT0UGijRJH1YCP7RkYvQgCyXN7nZMYlI44xE0BqLSoILpUm2nxJzRMScGxd9AevnXklyKX9DPZ0ApeLmiVFtuwOOw1Li3FB1LMxqvL56PKY7ieH0tw1O1cE-3DT_pd_7n55J1IzSve0XD81Eq1vx-2BX9iUXU-2FsY31djxjh3GV3PAXav3cznWqE2thokdGBdDJGYpYGEQec89Hwm3WIgjCq4LCC6lk0qvYvwu4wU-2BOpKB2VSLmqoCIlIfWp349Xtp9naX7mRpAavg-2FzpGXxUM6rM5J5pibSwHeNieAM0ARdXaqCH8ORVmtukSDskygrjzRrrZV8mDoS7Ldc09ISOcoMEvb-2FFM7wZnbMxXSauJXHc-2FlhhecNFm-2BWsspbUzMPMbOQep8wTPUtXas5eAClmYmL04Y1WbwUhS-2BrXm3G2i6KeNa5iPN6hsBEfFhMPsui6XU2e57fog3vcfHg8EShRgykubFLTtYlkEkFKhOrFbkYs-3D&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C3f9887a6500f4869418108d7fc043474%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637254967295165371&sdata=FIZfRnN0FdMYqiDhtVSeKh1zb%2F03ps5TyRb1xQzDLV8%3D&reserved=0>

To access the guidance portal: https://www.epa.gov/guidance<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu7061146.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D4tNED-2FM8iDZJQyQ53jATUd0VqXCmBcT32qLz-2Be1Ieytp41uv7Jj66-2Bi4j2ooIKffTnmo_7n55J1IzSve0XD81Eq1vx-2BX9iUXU-2FsY31djxjh3GV3PAXav3cznWqE2thokdGBdDJGYpYGEQec89Hwm3WIgjCq4LCC6lk0qvYvwu4wU-2BOpKB2VSLmqoCIlIfWp349Xtp9naX7mRpAavg-2FzpGXxUM6rM5J5pibSwHeNieAM0ARdXaqCH8ORVmtukSDskygrjzRrrZV8mDoS7Ldc09ISOcoO2CCyGS7-2FBvr1soTD1vgRk-2BWQlt68RTk-2FC9B8DtMCoGyYUNEJRHasnYtSfR8PhynEJDEIeLwu9Dq2BtFgKuQ7UvBLW4aAiE81U-2FaaQd7zYY-2FP8P1TZT1TiasV8YDhy3438WFCcLLVDCAf0CTDmQgsc-3D&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C3f9887a6500f4869418108d7fc043474%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637254967295175327&sdata=xbB%2FBQdJ3c5Xo95v%2FTqFCwvoeRcclXxSViAgy6Snh%2BQ%3D&reserved=0>


11.   U.S. EPA for its next Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) webinar on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will provide an overview of the data in ECHO and guide users through using the site to answer environmental compliance and enforcement questions. The focus of this session will be a collection of short, step-by-step demonstrations geared toward new and infrequent users. We will demonstrate the capabilities of the ECHO Facility Search<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MTkuMjE3MzM3OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vZWNoby5lcGEuZ292L2hlbHAvZmFjaWxpdHktc2VhcmNoL2ZhY2lsaXR5LXNlYXJjaC1oZWxwIn0.0M0rxhRpI-3U-caNQjnbarWm2LovKyhAmimA_wSvyUw%2Fbr%2F78835684035-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7Cf7d6aeaa7ae04b57086e08d7fc0d4915%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637255006297647212&sdata=RLepXt16d9xhOU3hnAyr4TND7ejQpjBwOkZSj%2B12F8Q%3D&reserved=0> to answer questions such as: (1) How do I search for a specific facility? (2) How do I search for facilities in my community? (3) How do I search for facilities releasing a pollutant? Register at https://echo.epa.gov/help/training#upcoming<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MTkuMjE3MzM3OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2VjaG8uZXBhLmdvdi9oZWxwL3RyYWluaW5nI3VwY29taW5nIn0.jVKPxQcSCVgKtfN94aKbII7108upvEdbAJiRwSNOX3M%2Fbr%2F78835684035-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7Cf7d6aeaa7ae04b57086e08d7fc0d4915%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637255006297657167&sdata=UzaqTkv%2FB%2BDXKeH7aEqmHl%2BOA0BtCChyqMd6ChM7zRo%3D&reserved=0> to save your spot. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, ECHO tutorials<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MTkuMjE3MzM3OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2VjaG8uZXBhLmdvdi9oZWxwL3R1dG9yaWFscyJ9.p_nb4HzhHQIxA9PuBVkbdZRcrQZfa3uEmHFw7Itgvao%2Fbr%2F78835684035-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7Cf7d6aeaa7ae04b57086e08d7fc0d4915%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637255006297657167&sdata=16n3lc9yfOi%2F9E%2Fvi486aBQCmGa6xS0fj1o2F3n%2BkSI%3D&reserved=0> and recorded webinars<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MTkuMjE3MzM3OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2VjaG8uZXBhLmdvdi9oZWxwL3RyYWluaW5nI1NlcmllcyJ9.Kionp3pA4FZzOCFPVs38YETN7HbbBBhDyOwNM1CLY3w%2Fbr%2F78835684035-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7Cf7d6aeaa7ae04b57086e08d7fc0d4915%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637255006297667125&sdata=IhBT82KfH0bXaDrJjWHjs7bCxCePLTvor5dM8lxZEL0%3D&reserved=0> are available at any time. Feel free to forward this announcement on to anyone who might be interested. Thank you for your interest in ECHO (https://echo.epa.gov<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDQsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDA1MTkuMjE3MzM3OTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2VjaG8uZXBhLmdvdiJ9.gpxftjNltwLJlyDD50DQFG_9gjGyxb8P4Yem0Z1wxUQ%2Fbr%2F78835684035-l&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7Cf7d6aeaa7ae04b57086e08d7fc0d4915%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637255006297667125&sdata=5eDpm4wlnHvmUWVMhlfl9gg%2B6JjXN8hUJwbT7JuCh18%3D&reserved=0>).


12.   CDC COVID-19 Guidance for agricultural workers and employers. The CDC has issued guidance for agricultural workers and employers on COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-agricultural-workers.html<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fguidance-agricultural-workers.html&data=02%7C01%7CPerrin.Rebecca%40epa.gov%7C8eea26bcb1be4901e18a08d807d2e736%7C88b378b367484867acf976aacbeca6a7%7C0%7C0%7C637267949682182256&sdata=tgoGJOOiwcNhXK4trtSn7e8TO9VTM0IXivccZqmSxbY%3D&reserved=0>



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