The lifecycle partnership for pesticide management, bringing together academia, industry and regulatory.

Papers & Presentations 2007

Enhancing Pesticide Product Life Cycle Stewardship

7th Annual Working Conference on Pesticide Stewardship
– February 25-28, 2007

The Pesticide Stewardship

Alliance

promotes stewardship at all stages of the pesticide life cycle—from
manufacture, through distribution and use, to disposal. This conference
will examine pesticide stewardship from numerous angles and perspectives,
with the objective of creating an action framework for the future.

2007 CONFERENCE LOCATION

Reno
,
Nevada

  s  Silver
Legacy Resort & Casino


 

2007 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Board Meeting (5:30pm) & Welcome
Reception (7:00-8:30pm):
Sunday,
February 25

TPSA Conference Sessions: Monday-Tuesday, February 26-27

Silent Auction: Sunday-Tuesday noon, February 25-27

Environmental Stewardship Tour of
Lake Tahoe
(8:30-3:30pm):
Wednesday, February 28


 

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://tpsalliance.org
(Click on Conference)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:   Presentation
PDFs

Registration/sign-in: Sunday 4-7p, Monday 7:30a-6p, Tuesday
7:30a-noon for one-day attendees


 


 

DAY

TIME

             AGENDA                   [pdf-
agenda
       pdf-detailed
program
]

Sun

5:30-7p

TPSA
Board Meeting
Open to Members & Guests

Sun

7-8:30p

Opening
Reception
Poster
& Vendor Display
s

Sun


 

Dinner
on your own

Mon

6:45-7:45a

Full Breakfast

Mon

7-7:45a

Breakfast
Roundtable:
Making
TPSA a Pesticide Disposal Information Clearinghouse: Action
Steps

Mon

8-8:30a

Opening
Session:
Welcomes from
Carol A. Ramsay, TPSA President & Ed Foster,

Nevada

Dept Agric

Mon

8:30-10a

Plenary: John Vijgen, IHPA, International HCH and Pesticides Association

How Europe Is Dealing with its Stocks of Obsolete Pesticides

Mon

10-10:15a

Break

Mon

10:15-11:45a

Concurrent Session I-A

Responses by Regulators, Communities and Lawmakers to Pesticide
Poisoning

Concurrent Session I-B

Re-Organizing the Regulatory Agenda for Pesticides and
Water Quality

Mon

12-12:45p

Lunch                    Lunchtime
Roundtable:
“Cause Marketing”: Discussion of EPA Decision to Allow
                              Registrant’s
Promotional Campaign Plug on Pesticide Labels

Mon

1-2:30p

Concurrent Session II-A

Stewardship Directions for Reducing Pesticide Spray Drift

Concurrent Session II-B

Getting Stewardship Information to End-Users: What Path
Should We Take?

Mon

2:30-2:45p

Break

Mon

2:45-4:15p

Concurrent Session III-A

Recycling & Other Markets for Waste Ag Films and Others
Plastics

Concurrent Session III-B

Pesticide Stewardship in Central/Eastern
Europe

Mon

4:15-4:30p

Break

Mon

4:30-6p

TPSA Member Meeting – Everyone, please come!

Mon

6-9p

Grand
Reception – Poster/Vendor Display:
Open to Members & Guests                                             (over)



 

Tues

7-8:15a

Full Breakfast

Tues

7:15-8:15a

Breakfast Roundtable

TPSA’s
Future: Building Bridges Internationally, Becoming a Global
Stewardship Organization

Tues

8:30-10a

Concurrent Session IV-A

Recycling
Ag Plastics (Films & Rigid Plastics):

Programs &
Strategies

Concurrent Session IV-B

Mexican
Border Case Study of Obsolete Pesticide Disposal: What
Worked, What Didn’t

Tues

10-10:15

Break

Tues

10:15-11:45a

Concurrent Session V-A

Trends
in Pesticide Packaging: A Safety & Waste Minimization
Issue

Concurrent Session V-B

Communicating
Stewardship

Tues

12-1:30p

Awards
Luncheon

Tues

1:45-3:15p

Concurrent Session VI-A

Stabilizing
Pesticide Container Recycling in the

United States

Concurrent
Session VI-B

Pesticide Transportation & Storage

Tues

3:15p

Break

Tues

3:30-5:30p

Concurrent Session VII-A

Implementing
EPA’s Pesticide Container-Containment Rule

Concurrent Session VII-B

Assessing
and Reducing Agrochemical Movement to Air and Water

Tues

6-9p

Off-site
Event Sponsored by USAg Recycling and Clean Harbors

Join us for
a buffet dinner and drinks at the award winning National Automobile Museum, which has on display over 200 cars
from 1892 to present.  This Internationally recognized
museum is known for its many rare, experimental and one of
a kind automobiles.  An easy walk form the hotel  at

10 South Lake Street

(corner of
Lake
and Mill). 


 



Wed

7-8:15a

Continental
Breakfast

Wed

7:15-8:15a

Breakfast Roundtables

A. EPA’s
Container-Containment Rule: Implementation, Concerns & Issues


 

B. TPSA’s
Future:
Help TPSA Select Key Projects for 2007!

Wed

8:30a-3:30p

Tour (registration open to guests; includes
lunch)

Environmental Stewardship Tour of the
Lake Tahoe
Area

This will
not be your run-of-the-mill tour! Our tour leader is TPSA member
Dr. Glenn Miller, Environmental Sciences,
University
of
Nevada
at
Reno
, who has been working on
Lake Tahoe
environmental stewardship issues for over 25 years.  Glenn will guide us to some of the most
scenic parts of the Lake, including a couple of short shoreline
hikes, a visit to
Emerald
Bay
, and a

South Lake Tahoe

gondola ride for spectacular views.

Lake Tahoe
has been under substantial development pressure, both real estate
and recreational, that has led to degradation of water quality.
For example, though the
Lake
has an international reputation for clarity, clarity decreased
by about 30% over the past 40 years. We will be talking about
how the surrounding communities, the states of
Nevada
and
California
, and visitors to the Lake have worked together to protect
this scenic and recreational resource because of the broad
consensus that the
Lake
is worth protecting. Restrictions on development have been
put in place, as has a large research effort to understand
the processes controlling lake clarity. 

So the future
of the
Lake
ecosystem is still reasonably bright!

Glenn Miller’s
laboratory led research efforts on watercraft emissions, particularly
from personal watercraft, resulting in a ban on certain types
of engines at the
Lake
.   Glenn is an expert in soil and gas phase pesticide
contaminants and degradation pathways (he has worked on pesticide
photochemistry since graduate school). He has conducted research
on environmental chemistry issues related to agriculture, mining
and high alpine lakes, working from the tops of the

Sierra Nevada
Mountains

to the bottoms of their lakes and waterways.