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Office of Pest Management Policy
Jamie L. Whitten Building
14th & Independence Ave., SW
Washington DC 20250

Established in September 1997, the USDA Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP) is responsible for: (a) integrating the Department's programs and strategic planning pertaining to pest management; (b) coordinating the Department's role in the pesticide regulatory process and related interagency affairs, primarily with the Environmental Protection Agency; and (c) strengthening the Department's support for agriculture by helping to develop alternative pest management tools that may be needed as a result of regulatory change. Currently the OPMP is most actively involved with implementation of the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). Our role is two-fold: (1) provide the EPA with information to help assure that pesticide tolerance reassessments are based on actual agricultural practices and the most accurate data available; and (2) promote development of risk mitigation plans and transition plans, commodity-by-commodity, to reduce the impact of pesticide regulation.

Administrator and Immediate Staffs
  Office of Administrator
   Office of Pest Management Policy
Chin, Teung
(202) 720-3481

Biological Scientist
Domesle, Alexander
(202) 720-0459

Regulatory Risk Assessor
Epstein, David
(202) 720-9877

Fajardo, Julius
(202) 720-3186

Plant Pathologist
Fowler, Dianne - Dianne Harmon
(202) 720-4074

Program Analyst
Hill, Elizabeth
(202) 720-3846

Kunickis, Sheryl
(202) 720-5375

Schechtman, Michael
(202) 720-3817

Biotechnology Coordinator
Schroeder, Jill
(202) 720-0066

Last Modified: 8/25/2016
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