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Overview of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Proposed Changes

Vanessa Campoverde. UF/IFAS Extension Commercial AG/Ornamentals

Friday, May 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Overview of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS)...

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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.

Agenda:

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 Presentation: Richard Pont, 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

Thanks,

Vanessa

Have questions about Overview of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Proposed Changes? Contact Vanessa Campoverde. UF/IFAS Extension Commercial AG/Ornamentals

When & Where


UF/IFAS Extension Office in Miami-Dade County
18710 Southwest 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33030

Friday, May 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)


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Vanessa Campoverde. UF/IFAS Extension Commercial AG/Ornamentals

 

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County  is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and other universities and our local community.

The nursery industry in Miami-Dade County is large and diverse. There are more than 1500 nurseries in the county, and they produce everything from bedding plants to tropical foliage to tender perennials. We are the #1 county in Florida for ornamentals production and #2 in the country.

Contact the UF/IFAS (Commercial Ornamental program) Extension agent: Vanessa Campoverde at 305-248-3311 EXT 241 or evcampoverde@ufl.edu.

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