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Scientific Advisory Panel to Meet on Cancer Potential of Glyphosate

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Update – Carcinogenic Potential of Glyphosate – EPA has rescheduled the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting to December 13 through 16, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia to “… consider and review a set of scientific issues being evaluated by the [EPA] regarding [its] evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of the herbicide glyphosate …” – EPA has also published meeting materials, including a “… glyphosate issue paper with the Agency’s proposed classification that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans at doses relevant for human health risk assessment …” – The Agency is “… currently scheduled to publish the human health and ecological risk assessments in spring 2017 …”

Document Title: * The title of the November 15, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Story is “Scientific Advisory Panel to Meet on Cancer Potential of Glyphosate (rescheduled meeting)”
* The title of the October 14, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Story is “Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting on Glyphosate Postponed”
* The title of the September 16, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Story is “Scientific Advisory Panel to Meet on Cancer Potential of Glyphosate”
* The title of the July 26, 2016 EPA Federal Register Notice is “Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting”

Organization: The November 15, 2016, October 14, 2016 and September 16, 2016 Pesticide News Stories were issued by the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

The July 26, 2016 Federal Register Notice was signed on July 19, 2016 by Stanley Barone who is the Acting Director of the Office of Science Coordination and Policy, a unit of the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

Source: * November 15, 2016, October 14, 2016 and September 16, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Stories
* July 26, 2016 EPA Federal Register Notice

Web site: The November 15, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Story is posted at
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/scientific-advisory-panel-meet-cancer-potential-glyphosate-rescheduled-meeting

Additional information about the meeting as well as meeting materials are posted at:
http://www.epa.gov/sap/meeting-materials-december-13-16-2016-scientific-advisory-panel
* The September 12, 2016 EPA “Glyphosate Issue Paper: Evaluation of Carcinogenic Potential” is posted at
http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-09/documents/glyphosate_issue_paper_evaluation_of_carcincogenic_potential.pdf
* The Charge to the FIFRA SAP for the Meeting is posted at
http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-11/documents/glyphosate_sap_charge_questions_-final.pdf

The October 14, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Story is posted at
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/scientific-advisory-panel-meeting-glyphosate-postponed

The September 16, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Story is posted at
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/scientific-advisory-panel-meet-cancer-potential-glyphosate

The July 26, 2016 EPA Federal Register Notice is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-26/html/2016-17707.htm

Information about the EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) is posted at
http://www.epa.gov/sap
* The meeting minutes will be posted on the FIFRA SAP Web site

The previous FIEN message related to this topic is posted at
http://www.fien.com/articleDisplay.php?id=38419

Contact: Questions may be directed to Steven Knott who is the Designated Federal Official with the Office of Science Coordination and Policy, a unit of the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, at 202 564 0103; e-mail: Knott.Steven@EPA.gov

Summary: The text of the November 15, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Story follows:

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) will meet December 13-16, 2016, to consider and review a set of scientific issues being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EPA’s evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of the herbicide glyphosate. This is the meeting that was rescheduled from October 18-21, 2016.

EPA has published meeting materials in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0385 (http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0385 ) at www.regulations.gov , including a glyphosate issue paper with the Agency’s proposed classification that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans at doses relevant for human health risk assessment. The meeting materials, charge, panel members and panel biosketches for this SAP meeting are also posted on the Scientific Advisory Panel website (http://www.epa.gov/sap/meeting-materials-december-13-16-2016-scientific-advisory-panel ).

The peer review panel has 90 days to provide EPA with a written report. Once EPA has reviewed the SAP report and made any appropriate changes to our risk assessment, we intend to release all the components of our full human health and ecological risk assessments for a 60-day public comment period. We are currently scheduled to publish the human health and ecological risk assessments in spring 2017.

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