Resource Pointer #165
May 13, 1998
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Pesticide Data Program: Annual Summary Calendar Year
1996, 1998.* U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Pesticide Data Program (PDP). Summarizes pesticide
residue monitoring programs at U.S. federal level, and
provides data of pesticides detected in samples taken in
1996. Finds that 71.8% of fruit and vegetable samples
analyzed by PDP contained at least one pesticide
residue. States that all detections but nine (out of
9,217 detections) were below tolerance levels
established by Environmental Protection Agency. 35 pp.
First copy free. Dr. Robert Epstein, Associate Deputy
Administrator for Science and Technology, Agricultural
Marketing Service, USDA, P.O. Box 96456, Room 3522-S,
Stop Code 0222, Washington, DC 20090-6478; phone (703)
330-2300; fax (703) 369-0678; web site:
*Status of Chemicals in Special Review, 1998.* U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Describes Special
Review process, and lists chemicals that are or have
been in Special Review. Presents information about
current status of chemicals in Special Review, including
what key studies have shown and what key studies need to
be completed. 54 pp. First copy free. Specify document
EPA-738-R-98-001, EPA/NCEPI, P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati,
OH 45242-2419; toll free (800) 490-9198; fax (513) 489-
8695; web site: www.epa.gov.oppt.
*Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Annual Report for FY
1997, 1998.* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Outlines actions taken to implement Food Quality
Protection Act and other programs. Discusses
reorganization of OPP, field activities and
international activities, including work with
Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS), Codex
Alimentarius and the North American Commission on
Environmental Cooperation. Provides basic pesticide use
data, such as number of active ingredients registered in
U.S. (865), number of pesticide tolerances (9,500) and
total U.S. pesticides sales/year (US$9 billion). 41 pp.
First copy free. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs
(OPP)/FEAD/OPP, Mail Stop 7506C-CB, 401 M St, SW,
Washington, DC 20460; fax (703) 305-5558; web site:
*A Time to Act: A Report of the USDA National Commission
on Small Farms, 1998.* National Commission on Small
Farms. Reviews state of small farms in U.S., and
outlines policy goals for supporting small farms
nationwide. Objectives include, cultivating strengths of
small farms, promote fair markets for small farms,
emphasize sustainable agriculture and provide just
working conditions for people engaged in agricultural
production. 122 pp. USDA National Commission on Small
Farms; phone (202) 720-0122.
*National Toxicology Program: Fiscal Year 1997 Annual
Plan Summary, 1997.* National Toxicology Program (NTP).
Describes accomplishments of NTP in 1997 and goals for
1998. Summarizes NTP programs, including its Report on
Carcinogens, development of risk assessment models and
exploration of alternative models. Includes information
about how to nominate chemicals for testing by NTP. 24
pp. Free. Central Data Management, National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences, P.O. Box 12233, MD E1-02,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; phone (919) 541-3419;
fax (919) 541-3687; email firstname.lastname@example.org; web site:
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