The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced that Tom Delaney, PLANET’s director of government affairs, was recently appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Advisory Committee, called the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), for a two-year term.

The PPDC is a policy-oriented committee that provides feedback to the pesticide program on various pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues. Members of this committee include environmental and public interest groups, pesticide manufacturers and trade associations, user and commodity groups, public health and academic institutions, federal and state agencies, and the general public.

“This is a great opportunity for PLANET to be recognized by the EPA and others as the Voice of the Green Industry on pesticide issues, which will also help bridge water issues,” said Delaney.

The committee meets two to three times a year, and all meetings are open to the public.