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2016 MRL Workshop: June 1-2

The 2016 MRL Workshop will be June 1-2 in San Francisco: The interactive seminar will address critically important issues for stakeholders with interests in exporting agricultural products. Growers, packers, shippers, PCAs, registrants, regulators, trade experts, and other stakeholders in international trade are strongly encouraged to attend.
 
Presentation Topics: international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards (US, NAFTA, Asia, EU, Codex, global etc.), inadvertent issues and panel discussions. In addition to nationally known experts, we will also have 5-6 international presenters.
 
Dates:
May 31, 2016 (Tuesday) 3 PM - 6:00 PM Early Registration
June 1, 2016 (Wednesday) 8 AM – 5:00 PM followed by evening reception (ends at 7 PM)
June 2, 2016 (Thursday) 8 AM – noon (A MCFA meeting will follow in the afternoon.)
 
Meals:
June 1, 2016 Continental breakfast (7:00 AM), lunch (noon) and evening reception (5:00-7:00 PM) June 2, 2016 Continental breakfast (7:00 AM)
 
Location: Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf at 555 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Early Registration by April 15 is $425 (After April 15, $475):
Registration fees will be handled through our Pay Pal account. Those who rather pay at the meeting site will have that option. If you cancel your participation to the Workshop prior to May 1 there is no penalty. No refund for cancellation after April 30.
 
On-line Meeting Registration: Click Here
 
Conference Hotel is Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf: Click Here
Limited room block available at the group rate of $219 pt. Deadline for room block at conference rate: May 10, 2016. Phone: 1-888-421-1442 and refer to the CSCC MRL Workshops.
 
For Pest Control Advisors: 5.0 CEUs (pending CDPR approval)
 
2016 Agenda: The agenda is now available. Word doc or PDF
 
Contact Information: For those with questions please contact: Gary W. Van Sickle,
Executive Director, 31831 Road 132, Visalia CA 93292, gary@specialtycrops.org



2016 MRL Workshop Presentations:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

  1. How Modern Agriculture Reduces Food Waste and the Role of MRL Harmonization (Jay Vroom, President, CropLife America)
  2. Economic and Trade Impacts of the EU’s Regulatory Changes (Caroline Harris, VP & Principal Scientist/Center Director, Exponent International Limited)
  3. Update on Fosetyl-Al in the EU (Spencer Walse, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS)
  4. Korean MRL Setting & Positive List (Hyochin Kim, Scientific Officer, Food Standard Division, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Korea)
  5. Current Issues Affecting MRL Harmonization (Cindy Baker-Smith, Senior Vice-President, AMVAC)
  6. Trade Issues Report from FAS-USDA (Mark Rasmussen, Deputy Director, Plant Division, FAS-USDA)
  7. Global MRL Database Update (Kimberly Berry, Sr. Mgr. Data Services, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  8. Pesticide Regulations in Chile (Eduardo Aylwin, Agricultural Engineer, Chile)
  9. Brazil MRL Update (Ana Carolina Lamy, Federal Inspector, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture)
  10. EPA & Codex Updates, APEC MRL Report (David Miller, Chief, Chemistry & Exposure Branch, US EPA)
  11. Hong Kong Update (Matt Lantz, Vice President, Global Access, Bryant Christie, Inc. Group)
  12. Panel: How Harmonized are MRLs Since 2005 & Lessons Learned (Kimberly Berry, Mark Rasmussen, Phil Brindle, Senior Manager, Global MRLs & Import Tolerances, BASF Agricultural Solutions, Matt Lantz, & Gabriele Ludwig, Associate Director, Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California)

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

  1. Canadian MRL update (Pierre Petelle, Vice-President, Chemistry, CropLife Canada)
  2. Update on MRL Activities – International Year of Pulse 2016 (Gord Kurbis, Director, Market Access and Trade Policy, Pulse Canada / Canadian Special Crops Association)
  3. Case Study: Way Forward to Accelerate Harmonized MRLs to Enable Trade Learning from Sivanto and Japan (Jamin Huang, Senior Regulatory Manager, Bayer CropScience)
  4. IR-4 International Activities Update (Jerry Baron, Director, Food and International Programs, The IR-4 Program)
  5. MRL and Food Safety Update in India (Deepa Bhajekar, Director ‘d technology’, Mumbai, India)
  6. The FDA Pesticide Residue Program (Chris Sack, Residue Expert, US FDA)
  7. Postharvest Residue Remediation: Breaking MRL Trade Barriers for Specialty Crops Wrap Up Discussion/ Action Items/Evaluations (Spencer Walse, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS)
  8. MCFA Meeting (All MRL Workshop participants are welcome to attend this meeting.) (Dan Botts)


2015 MRL Workshop Presentations:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

  1. Trade Report (Mayra Caldera) Click Here
  2. Agrochemical Regulation in the EU - Changes to Legislation & Potential Impacts (Dr. Caroline Harris & Rober Mason) Click Here
  3. Korean MRL Setting & Positive List System (Hyochin Kim) Click Here
  4. Maximum Residue Limts Settlement and Regulations in Taiwan (Yi-Ting, Emily Kao) Click Here
  5. Pesticide Regulation System Japan (Atsuko Horibe) Click Here
  6. Mexico MRL Assignments Rule (Alma Tovar Diaz) Click Here
  7. Introducing the Global MRL Database (Kimberly Berry) Click Here
  8. Improving the Linkage Between Global MRL Standards & Growers (Bryant Christie, Inc. & Agrain, Inc.) Click Here
  9. California Association of Pest Control Advisers (Renee Rianda) Click Here
  10. Field Pesticide Program (Renee Rianda) Click Here
  11. Development of an MRL - Compliment IPM Program for Cherry (John E. Dunley) Click Here
  12. EPA Regulatory Update (Barbara Madden) Click Here
  13. Global MRL Challenges (Lois Rossi) Click Here

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

  1. Canadian MRL update (Gord Kurbis) Click Here
  2. Pesticide Residue Reports in the USA & UE (Heidi Irrig, M.Sc.) Click Here
  3. Codex Regulations (Barbara Madden) Click Here
  4. IR-4's Support for US Exports New Strategic Plan: Vision 20/20 (Dan Kunkel) Click Here
  5. California Pesticide Residue Monitoring: How We Do It (Amna Hawatky) Click Here
  6. Postharvest Technologies for Residue Remediation (Spencer Walse) Click Here
  7. Can Residue Decline Curves Help Compliance with Foreign & Secondary MRLs? (Molly Miller) Click Here



2014 MRL Workshop Presentations
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WEDNESDAY

  1. Foreign Agricultural Service Update, United States Department of Agriculture (Rasmussen) Click Here
  2. Recent Developments in MRL Estimations in the EU (Hohgart) Click Here
  3. MRL and Trade (Thorp, Ph.D.) Click Here
  4. Impacts of EU Pesticide Regulatory System on US Growers (Ludwig, Ph.D.) Click Here
  5. Import Tolerance and Positive List System of pesticide in Korea (Kim) Click Here
  6. Upper Midwest Strategic Development of MRL Managment Systems in Tree Fruit (Whalon) Click Here
  7. Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine (Bell) Click Here
  8. MRL Issues for California Citrus (Cranney) Click Here
  9. MRLs Then and Now (Lanini) Click Here
  10. CA Specialty Crop Council 2014 MRL Harmonization Workshop (Mori) Click Here
  11. MRLs; Our Past , Present & Future (Irrig) Click Here
  12. Registrant Panel Discussion in 2014 MRL Harmonization Workshop (Huang) Click Here
  13. Example MRL issues/solutions registrants face (Brindle) Click Here
  14. International Iniatives (Rossi) Click Here

THURSDAY

  1. Canadian MRL update (Patelle) Click Here
  2. Non-Anticipated Impacts of Residue Tolerances (Ritenour) Click Here
  3. Emerging Pesticide Residue Regulations in Hong Kong: August 2014 Enactment of its Modified Positive List (Willett) Click Here
  4. Supporting US Export Markets (Sisco) Click Here
  5. MRL Database Grower Priority (Lantz) Click Here


2013 MRL Workshop Presentations:

  1. US Ag Trade and Farm Policy (Schramm) Click Here
  2. Logistics (Leitner) Click Here
  3. Food Co. Perspectives on MRLs (Williams) Click Here
  4. Trade Issues USDA-FAS (Scott) Click Here
  5. US EPA Harmonization Activities (Madden) Click Here
  6. EU Regulatory Initiatives (Eimontaite) Click Here
  7. Canadian Minor Use Program (Sethi) Click Here
  8. Central America (Fernandez) Click Here
  9. Asia Overview (Berry) Click Here
  10. Russia (Paggi) Click Here
  11. Cost of MRLs (Scholz) Click Here
  12. Secondary Standards (Irrig) Click Here
  13. Analytical Testing (Saini) Click Here
  14. IR-4 Global Residue Studies (Kunkel) Click Here
  15. Codex 101 (Madden) Click Here
  16. Methyl Bromide and Montreal Protocol (Botts) Click Here
  17. Managing MRLs – Methyl Bromide as Tool (Walse) Click Here
  18. MRL Database and Global Priorities (Berry) Click Here

2013 CEU Information for Pest Control Advisors:  7.0 CEUs
June 5 CDPR Code M-0748-13     5.0 Hours   (0.5 Laws and Regs; 4.5 Other)
June 6 CDPR Code M-0749-13     2.0 Hours   (0.5 Laws and Regs; 1.5 Other)

 

 

2012 MRL Workshop Presentations:

  1. US Ag Products/ Global Consumers (Paggi) Click Here
  2. Trade Barriers (Tabor) Click Here
  3. US EPA Harmonization Activities (Rossi) Click Here
  4. Canadian Regulations and RCC (Law) Click Here
  5. EU Regulations and Legislation (Richter) Click Here
  6. China Regulations and Legislation (Song) Click Here
  7. MRL Driven IPM (Whalon) Click Here
  8. Analytical Challenges (Lupean) Click Here
  9. Vulnerability (Barron) Click Here
  10. 2012 Grower/PCA Panel (Lanini et al.) Click Here
  11. IR-4/ 2012 Global Minor Use Summit (Kunkel) Click Here
  12. Korea (Cranney) Click Here
  13. Asia (Berry) Click Here
  14. Japanese MRL Project (Berger and Downing) Click Here
  15. Methyl Bromide and Montreal Protocol (Botts) Click Here
  16. Challenges of Globally Harmonized MRLs (Tiu) Click Here
  17. Wrap Up and Action Items 2012 MRL Workshop Click Here