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9th Annual Pesticide Stewardship Conference
Stewardship Strategies and Tools
FEBRUARY 22-24, 2009 - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town 

The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance promotes networking and cooperation among parties from around the world who work to improve stewardship efforts - increasing effectiveness and efficiency
through proper labeling, judicious application, proper handling of empty containers and waste minimization.

2009 TPSA Conference – Albuquerque – photos
Photo credits to Wayne Buhler, NCSU, and Don Mullins, Virginia Tech

Event and Session Overview

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sun

3p-8p

Registration Open - Lobby/Franciscan Ballroom

Sun

2p-6p

TPSA Board Meeting - Open to Members & Guests - Potters Ballroom

Sun


Dinner on your own

Sun

 7-8:30p

TPSA Sponsors' Welcome Reception - Franciscan Ballroom

 
 
Monday, February 23, 2009

Mon

6:45-8a

Breakfast - Franciscan Ballroom

Mon

7-noon

Registration Open - Lobby/Franciscan Ballroom

Mon

8-8:30a

Opening Session and Welcome - Franciscan Ballroom
Liza Fleeson, TPSA President, Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services;
Bonnie Rabe, New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Mon

8:30-10a

Plenary: Why Pesticide Stewardship Includes Pesticide Use Reduction,
A European View
- Franciscan Ballroom
Gretta Goldenman, Director, Milieu Ltd., Environmental Law & Policy, Brussels, Belgium

Mon

10-10:15a

Break - Alvarado Ballroom Lobby

Mon

10:15-11:45a

Session I-A - Alvarado D

Ag Film Product Stewardship: Learnings from Other Industries

Session I-B - Alvarado B

Web-Distributed Labeling: Database Characteristics and Content Delivery

Session I-C - Alvarado C

Pesticide Container & Containment Rule: EPA's Perspective

Mon

11:50-12:40p

Luncheon - Franciscan Ballroom

Mon

12:45-2:15p

Session II-A - Alvarado D

Ag Film Product Stewardship: Manufacturers' Perspectives

Session II-B - Alvarado B

Web-Distributed Labeling: Quality Assurance and Enforcement Issues 

Session II-C - Alvarado C

Pesticide Container & Containment Rule: Retailers' Perspectives

Mon

2:15-2:45p

Invited International Address - Alvarado D
Dr. Gero Vaagt, FAO representative in Nicaragua

Mon

2:45-3:15p

International Papers - Alvarado D

Mon 3:15-3:30p Break - Alvarado Ballroom Lobby

Mon

3:30-5:00p

Session III-A - Alvarado D

Ag Film Product Stewardship: Role of Standards in Facilitating Stewardship

Session III-B - Alvarado B

Label Compliance and Stewardship Issues

Session III-C - Alvarado C

Pesticide Container & Containment Rule: Registrants' Perspectives

Mon

5-6p

TPSA Member Meeting - Alvarado D - All conference attendees welcome!

Mon

6-9p

TPSA Grand Reception - Franciscan Ballroom
Open to Members & Guests

 
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tues

7-8:15a

Breakfast - Franciscan Ballroom
Round Table - Combining Ag and HHW Services: Getting It Done in the New Economy

Tues

8:30-10a

Session IV-A - Alvarado D

Stewardship of Container Collections

Session IV-B - Alvarado B

Current Trends In Stewardship Outreach 

Session IV-C - Alvarado C

Collecting Pesticides in the Southwest: What's Happening and What's Coming?

Tues

10-10:15a

Break - Alvarado Ballroom Lobby

Tues

10:15-11:45a

Session V-A - Alvarado D

Current Issues with Pesticide Container Recycling 

Session V-B - Alvarado B

Monitoring Soil Fumigations as a Stewardship Strategy 

Session V-C - Alvarado C

Mexico-US Border Pesticide Disposal Update

Tues

12-1:30p

TPSA Sponsors' Luncheon and Awards Ceremony - Franciscan Ballroom
Silent Auction

Tues

1:45-3:15p

Session VI-A - Alvarado D

Emerging Markets for Used Ag Plastics

Session VI-B - Alvarado B

Implementation Challenges for Soil Fumigation Management Plans

Session VI-C - Alvarado C

Developing and Implementing a National Pesticide Disposal Database

Tues

3:15-3:30p

Break - Alvarado Ballroom Lobby

Tues

1:45-3:15p

Session VII-A - Alvarado D

Moving Ag Film Stewardship to the Next Level

Session VII-B - Alvarado B

Soil Fumigation Stewardship: Notifying First Responders and the Public

Session VII-C - Alvarado C

Developing and Implementing a TPSA-supported International Project

Tues

6-9p

TPSA Sponsors' Off-Site Event Dinner at the Church Street Cafe
Open to Members & Guests




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Plenary Address:

Why Pesticide Stewardship Includes Pesticide Use Reduction,
A European View


Gretta Goldenman, Director
Milieu Ltd., Environmental Law & Policy, Brussels, Belgium

 

Session Details and Presentations

Sessions Listed in Sequence

Session I A - 10:15-11:45a

Alvarado A
Ag Film Product
Stewardship: Learning
from Other Industries

Moderator: Wayne Gjerde
Minnesota Pollution
Control Agency

• What Lessons Can We Learn From Other Stewardship Programs
From Other Industries, e.g., Paint, Electronics, Carpet, and Pesticide Containers?

- Heidi Sanborn, California Product Stewardship Council
- Ron Perkins, ACRC

Session I B - 10:15-11:45a

Alvarado B
Web-Distributed Labeling:
Database Characteristics
and Content Delivery

Moderator: Wayne Buhler North Carolina State University

Database Design Structure for Approving Master Labeling and Generating Market Labels- Bob Schultz, US EPA OPP
• Snapshot of a Web-distributed Label
- Carol Ramsay, Washington State University
• Work Teams to Assess Label Element Types and Relatedness

- Doug Soper, PBI Gordon Corporation
- Cindy Baker, Gowan Company

- Karen Cain, Bayer CropScience

• Open Discussion


 

Session I C - 10:15-11:45a 

Alvarado C
Pesticide Container &
Containment Rule:
EPA's Perspective

Moderator: Kevin Neal Office of Indiana State Chemist

• EPA's Pesticide Container & Containment Rule: A Primer
- Nancy Fitz,US EPA OPP


 

Session II-A - 12:45-2:15p

Alvarado D
Ag Film Product
Stewardship:
Manufacturers' Perspectives

Moderator: Roger Springman
Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture

• Manufacturers of Ag Film Products-Bunker Silo Covers, Mulch and
Fumigation Films, Bale Wrap, Etc. - Are the Anchors of Any Stewardship Strategy.
What Constraints Do They Face? What Opportunities Do They See?

- Panel discussion with ag plastic product manufacturers.

 

  

 

Session II-B - 12:45-2:15p

Alvarado B
Web-Distributed Labeling:
Quality Assurance and
Enforcement Issues

Moderator: Carol Ramsay
Washington State
University

• Marketplace Label Enforcement Perspectives
- Jack Peterson, Arizona Dept. of Agriculture;
- Bonnie Rabe, New Mexico Dept. of Agriculture
- Liza Fleeson, Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Gail Amos, Washington Department of Agriculture

• Quality Assurance for Labeling Today - What Measures Are Needed for
Web-Distributed Labeling

- Doug Soper, PBI Gordon Corporation

 

 

Session II-C - 12:45-2:15p

Alvarado C
Pesticide Container
& Containment Rule:
Retailers' Perspectives

Moderator: Martin Fitzpatrick
BASF

• Results of the American Agronomic Stewardship Alliance Inspections and
Retailers' Experience with Containment and Managing Containers
- Kevin Runkle, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association and American Agronomic Stewardship Alliance  
• Pressure Testing
Mini Bulk Containers
- Clifford Schoettmer, Schoettmer Enterprises
• Moderated Discussion

 

Invited International Address

2:45-3:15p - Alvarado D

Moderator: Liza Fleeson
TPSA President

• New FAO-WHO Guidelines on Empty Pesticide Container Management
- Dr. Gero Vaagt, FAO representative in Nicaragua

International Papers

2:45-3:15p - Alvarado D

Moderator: Liza Fleeson
TPSA President

• Dietary Intake of Organophosphorus Pesticide Residues through Vegetables
from Kumasi, Ghana

- Godfred Darko, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

• Republic of Armenia: Challenges for Managing Hazardous Wastes

- Anahit Aleksandryan, Ministry of Nature Protection, Republic of Armenia

 

Session III-A - 3:30-5:00p

Alvarado D
Ag Film Product
Stewardship: Role of
Standards in Facilitating Stewardship


Moderator: Wayne Gjerde
Minnesota Pollution
Control Agency

 

• Product Standards Affect Recycle-ability, Usability, Environment, and
Environmental Health. What Should be the Focus of Ag Film Standards?
What Process Should be Followed?

- Rob Denny, Arrowchase, Inc.

- Scott Cedarquist, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

 

Session III-B - 3:30-5:00p

Alvarado B
Label Compliance and
Stewardship Issues

Moderator: Jack Peterson
Arizona Department of
Agriculture

 

• Different Types of Stewardship Programs
- Jerry Krebs, Tessenderlo Kerley
• Label-Mandated Training and State Certification and Training Programs

- Carol Ramsay, Washington State University

• Registration and Reregistration: State Lead Agency involvement Prior to
Finalizing Stewardship Label Language

- Bonnie Rabe, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
- Karen Cain, Bayer CropScience


 

Session III-C - 3:30-5:00p

Alvarado C
Pesticide Container and
Containment Rule:
Registrants' Perspectives

Moderator: Nancy Fitz
US EPA OPP


• C&C Rule: What Registrants Should Know and Do
- Martin Fitzpatrick, BASF and CropLife America Stewardship Committee Chair

• Implementing the Label Changes

- Wendy Bair-Johnson, BASF

• Moderated Discussion


 

 

Session IV-A - 8:30-10:00a

Alvarado D
Stewardship of Container Collections

Moderator: Margaret Jones
US EPA Region V

• CropLife International Stewardship for International Container Collection Projects - Cam Davreux, CropLife Canada
• Developing Training Supplements to the FAO Guidance on Empty Pesticide Containers: A Project of TPSA's International Committee
- Rob Denny, Arrowchase, Inc.
• New FAO-WHO Guidelines on Management Options for Empty Pesticide
Containers
- Dr. Gero Vaagt, FAO representative in Nicaragua

 

Session IV-B - 8:30-10:00a

Alvarado B
Current Trends In
Stewardship Outreach

Moderator: Jim Gray
2,4-D Task Force

 

• Building Coalitions to Approach BMPs
- Parry Klassen, CURES-Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship
• An Industry Approach using Web-based Solutions
- Allan Hovis, Bayer CropScience
• Web-support for Ag Retailers
- Allen Summers, Asmark Institute
• The Pesticide Stewardship Web Site
- Wayne Buhler, North Carolina State University

Session IV-C - 8:30-10:00a

Alvarado C
Collecting Pesticides in the Southwest: What's Happening and What's
Coming?

Moderator: Joe Hoffman
Washington State
Department of Agriculture

 

• Arkansas's Abandoned Pesticide Program
- Jason Robertson, Arkansas State Plant Board
• Arizona Perspectives
- Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture
• New Mexico Perspectives
- Cary Hamilton, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
• Oklahoma Perspectives
- Charles Luper, Oklahoma State University Extension

Session V-A - 10:15-11:45a

Alvarado D
Current Issues with
Pesticide Container Recycling 

Moderator: Nancy Fitz
US EPA

• California's Pesticide Container Recycling Law: Industry's Perspective
- Renee Pinel, Western Plant Health Association
• California's Pesticide Container Recycling Law: Recycler's Perspective
- Brad Bittleston, Interstate Ag Plastics
• Moderated Discussion

 

Session V-B - 10:15-11:45a

Alvarado B
Monitoring Soil Fumigations
as a Stewardship Strategy

Moderator: Jerry Krebs
Tessenderlo Kerley

• Overview of Field Monitoring Issues
- Dirk Helder, US EPA OPP
• Are Draeger Monitoring Devices the Right Tool?
- Craig Rogers, Draeger Safety, Inc.
• Four Replicated Metam Sodium Flux Studies on Shank Injection/Compaction with Dual Water Seals
- David Sullivan, Sullivan Environmental
• Monitoring Impacts and Realities
- Vince Hebert, Washington State University

Session V-C - 10:15-11:45a

Alvarado C
Mexico-US Border
Pesticide Disposal Update

Moderator: Fred Gabriel
Clean Harbors

• The US/Mexico Pesticide Information Exchange Program
- Mario Saavedra, Texas Department of Agriculture, El Paso,
assisted by Cary Hamilton, New Mexico Department of Agriculture

• Pesticide Disposal Projects Under the U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program
(Border 2010)

- Mary Grisier, Region IX EPA

Session VI-A - 1:45-3:15p

Alvarado D
Emerging Markets for
Used Ag Plastics

Moderator: Roger Springman
Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture

• Learn about Products That Can Be Made From Less-Than-Perfectly Clean Used
Ag Plastics: e.g., Sweet Crude, Roofing Material, Binder for Wood Fuels, Lumber.
• Waste Plastic to Refined Petroleum

- Dari and Allen Jongsma, Agri-Plas, Inc.
- Dan Hauschild, Genesis Poly Recycling
- Mario Davila, Ekoroof
- Wood Residuals Solutions

Session VI-B - 1:45-3:15p

Alvarado B
Implementation Challenges for Soil Fumigation Management Plans

Moderator: Kurt Volker
Tessenderlo Kerley

• EPA Labeling Requirements for Soil Fumigation Management Plans
- Dirk Helder, US EPA OPP
• Compliance Issues with Fumigation Management Plans
- Bob Spencer, Idaho Department of Agriculture
• Industry Perspectives
- Open Panel Discussion

Session VI-C - 1:45-3:15p

Alvarado C
Developing and Implementing a National Pesticide Disposal Database

 

• Developing and Implementing a National Pesticide Disposal Database,
a Project Overview

- Nancy Fitz, US EPA OPP and Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture
• A Review of Pesticides Collected by Washington Pesticide Disposal Program
- Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture
• Current Pesticide Disposal Database: TPSA's Phase 1 Disposal Project
- Nancy Fitz, US EPA OPP
• Moderated Discussion: What Other pesticide Disposal Information is Needed?
How Should it be Collected?

- Nancy Fitz, US EPA OPP and Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Session VII-A - 3:30-5:00p

Alvarado D
Moving Ag Film Stewardship
to the Next Level

Moderator: Lois Levitan
Cornell University

• Roundtable Wrap-up to Set the Stage for TPSA's Ag Film Product Stewardship
Initiative, Led Off by a Reality Check on the Global Economy and Recycling Markets.

• Plastics Recycling Today: Context of Global Economy
- Wayne Gjerde, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Session VII-B - 3:30-5:00p

Alvarado B
Soil Fumigation Stewardship:
Notifying First Responders and the Public

Moderator: Vince Hebert
Washington State
University

• EPA Labeling Requirements for Notification
- Dirk Helder, US EPA OPP
• Impacts on State Enforcement Programs
- Bob Spencer, Idaho Department of Agriculture
• Geomapping Impacted Residential Areas
- Barb Morrissey, Washington Department of Health
• Industry Perspectives
- Open Discussion

Session VII-C - 3:30-5:00p

Alvarado C
Developing and Implementing a TPSA-supported International Project

Moderator: Don Mullins
Virginia Tech

• Build on "Stewardship of Container Collection"
Session Discussions and Additional Information Collected from
Developing Countries in South America and West Africa.

- The goal would be to identify gaps in outreach/training material or information needs to determine and develop a project or projects that the TPSA International Stewardship Work Group will undertake in the next year.

Abbreviations Used in the Program:
ACRC: Ag Container Recycling Council
TPSA: The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
US EPA OPP: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
WHO:World Health Organization