Overview of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Proposed Changes

Please join us on the WPS presentation and questions regarding the proposed changes of this federal law for agricultural workers and handlers. This second time will be offered to farm work community groups and public in general.

You are required to register via Online Registration: Register HERE

The following meeting will be held in Apopka, FL, but the University of Florida Miami-Dade Extension office will facilitate a polycom/HD video conferencing (live video streaming) of this meeting in Miami-Dade County. Contact the UF/IFAS Commercial Ornamental Extension agent and WPS Train the trainer for more information: Vanessa Campoverde (evcampoverde@ufl.edu) for more information.


09:45 AM-10:05 AM Check-in/Registration at front door of UF/IFAS Extension office

10:00 AM- 10:10 AM Introduction: Kelly Friend, Chief, Bureau Compliance Monitoring

10:10 AM- 10:40 AM WPS Changes Presentatio:Richard Pont, U.S. EPA, Pesticide Programs

10:40 AM- 10:50 AM Break

10:50 AM- 11:20 AM Question & Answer Regarding the WPS Rule Proposals

11:20 AM- 11:45 AM Comment Submission Process • Regulations.gov and other options • How to provide effective comments that are more likely to have impact Richard Pont, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs

11:45 AM- 12:00 PM Wrap-Up

No CEUS will be provided forthis video conference

Vanessa Campoverde


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Posted: May 12, 2014

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Pesticide Safety, UF Miami-Dade Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, University Of Florida Extension, WPS

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