TODAY- EPA to Hold Public Webinar on Its Evaluation of Pet Spot-On Products

On Wednesday, March 17, 2010, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 p.m., ET, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting via Webinar,
entitled EPA’s Evaluation of Pet Spot-On Products: Analysis and Mitigation Plan. Last spring, following a significant increase inincident reports associated with pet spot-on products in 2008, EPA
requested additional information from the pet spot-on pesticide
registrants and conducted an intensive evaluation of those incidents and
products. During the Webinar, the public will have an opportunity to
ask questions about EPA’s findings and plans to protect pets. The Webinar is free and no preregistration is necessary to join the conference.

If this is your first time participating in an EPA Webinar through the
EPA Portal, we recommend that you download the software prior to March
17. Go to http://hawkeye.epa.gov/imtapp/app/nuf_sys.uix
and click on the icon under “Run”(on the right-hand side of the Web page).
if you see a run or installation pop-up, please click Yes, Run, or Allow.
This is a one-time add-on that is needed to run the Web conference software.
If your screen flickers or goes black during this step, it is normal.

On March 17, participants can log in to the Webinar and conference call
beginning at 3:50 pm.

1. Using Internet Explorer, go to
http://portal.epa.gov/webconference. In the JOIN CONFERENCE box on the
right-hand side of the Web page, enter the Conference ID 56381.

2. Leave the Conference Key blank, and enter your full name
and e-mail address where requested. Press JOIN CONFERENCE. You will be
able to view the presentation once the meeting begins.

3. Dial toll free into the conference on your telephone in order to hear the EPA speakers. Call the Conference number:
1-866-229-3188, then enter conference code 703 308 8059 and press the #
sign.

All telephone lines will be muted during the Webinar. If you wish to
ask questions, please e-mail them to [email protected] during the
meeting and they will be forwarded to the presenters. We will answer as
many questions as possible during the allotted time.

Please note that the Web conference tool will only work on a PC computer. Please use Internet Explorer as your browser. It is
recommended that you change your screen resolution before joining the
Webinar. To adjust the resolution:

1. Right-click on your Desktop

2. Go to “Properties”

3. Go to the “Settings” tab

4. Go to the highest screen resolution by pulling the tab in
the lower-left corner toward “More.” Click OK. 1024 x 768 is the best
EPA distributes its Pesticide Program Updates to external stakeholders
and citizens who have expressed an interest in pesticide activities and
decisions. This update service is part of EPA’s continuing effort to
improve public access to Federal pesticide information.

For general questions on pesticides and pesticide poisoning prevention,
contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), toll free, at:
1-800-858-7378, by E-mail at [email protected], or by visiting their
website at: http://npic.orst.edu/

To report an environmental violation, visit EPA’s website at
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints/index.html

For information about EPA’s pesticide program, visit our homepage at:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/

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