Structural and Public Health Pests
June 13–16, 2022
Managers and experienced staff who work under a FIFRA Cooperative Agreement.
To enhance participants’ ability to meet the present challenges of regulating pesticide use where humans live, work, and play. To increase knowledge about pests, vector-borne diseases, non-target exposure, and effective communication about the risks and benefits of pesticide use.
Information to be covered in this course includes:
- challenges with application techniques and devices
- pest management in areas where people live, work, and play
- risk communication and public perception of pesticides
- the intersection of pesticides, people, and public health
Nomination and Participants
Nominations must be submitted electronically. It is best to prepare your justification for selection before starting your nomination application. To complete the nomination process, please refer to the nomination announcement.
Nominations for the Structural and Public Health Pests course open February 24, 2022 and close March 24, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). The PREP Team will make selections no later than April 14, 2022 based on how closely the nominees fit the target audience and why the training is essential to their job responsibilities.
Michael Kelly, Texas Department of Agriculture
Ryan Okey, Clemson University
Johanna Welch, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Joyce Rodler, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Jessica Teague, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Eric Gjevre, Coeur d’Alene Tribe
Michael Bauman, EPA Region 4
Amy Mysz, EPA Region 5
Erin Dandridge, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Travel and Lodging Information
State, Territory, Tribal Participants
Lodging, flight, and ground transportation will be arranged and paid for by the PREP Team.
More information regarding travel and lodging will be shared via email after accepted participants complete the course registration form. Please pay close attention to your email, including your junk/spam folders for this information. Your quick response to these emails is vital to ensuring you receive your preferred travel arrangements.
EPA Participants are responsible for reserving their own flights and ground transportation. Please plan to arrive on Sunday, June 12 and depart on Friday, June 17. The PREP team has reserved hotel rooms for EPA participants; however, EPA participants are responsible for paying for their own room prior to the start of the course. EPA participants must also pay a registration fee of $200.
More information regarding travel, lodging, and the registration fee will be shared via email after accepted participants complete the course registration form. Please pay close attention to your email, including your junk/spam folders for this information. Your quick response to these emails is vital to ensuring you receive your preferred travel arrangements.