Special Local Needs Experts Committee
The Special Local Needs Experts Committee is made up of experts from the University of Arizona, pesticide registering companies, pest control advisors, the organic industry (vacant), the Arizona Game and Fish, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, the Pest Management Division and the Environmental Services Section (ESS). The group reviews requests for pesticide special local need labels and provides input to the EPSD Associate Director. Input covers the gamut of the experts represented on the committee: is there a grower need, is the pesticide available, are other pesticides available, uniformity in labeling, label language clarity, are there water issues, are there wildlife issues, and any other areas covered by the experts represented on the committee. There are no binding decisions made, only scientific and real world input concerning the potential label.
Meetings are regularly scheduled for the last Thursday of the month. Meetings only occur when applications have been received. Applications are to be received electroncially a week prior to the meeting. When meetings fall on or near a holiday - please look at the agency calendar for the alternative date.
STATEMENT OF WHERE ALL PUBLIC NOTICES OF MEETINGS WILL BE POSTED FOR THE SPECIAL LOCAL NEEDS EXPERTS COMMITTEE.
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Special Local Needs Experts Committee (Committee) states all public notices of the meetings of the Committee will be posted on the webpage you are reading from right now (https://agriculture.az.gov/special-local-needs-experts-committee) (and linked below) and on the notice board on the First Floor of the Arizona Natural Resources Building located at 1110 W Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona. The building is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except legal holidays and other mandatory state closure dates. The notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.
Applications should be submitted to [email protected]
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SLN Committee Members
Dr. Peter Ellsworth
Dr. (Alex) Hu, Jiahuai
Dr. Anne Justice-Allen
AZ G & F
Dr. William McCloskey
UAZ - retired
AZDA - Ag
Nutrien Ag - PCA
Dr. Jesse Richardson
AZDA - Non-Ag
UAZ - retired