Pandemic Enforcement Issues

May 17–20, 2021


Zoom Conferencing


New and experienced state, territory, or tribal pesticide compliance and enforcement program managers and inspector supervisors that work under a FIFRA Cooperative Agreement.

Tribes that do not have a FIFRA Cooperative Agreement but have an approved General Assistance Program Agreement workplan focused on implementing or developing pesticide program documents or executing pesticide specific activities will be considered for this course.

Course Goal

Increase knowledge of current and emerging pesticide compliance and enforcement issues, especially as a result of the current pandemic, and provide key information to maintain strong state, tribal, and territory pesticide enforcement programs. In addition, increase effective coordination and communication among agencies.

Information to be covered in this course includes:

  • compliance monitoring methods related to COVID
  • enforceability of label claims, special registrations, and devices
  • enforcement of unregistered and e-commerce products
  • disinfectant use in schools and public places

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 Pandemic Enforcement Issues course open February 18, 2021 and close March 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). The PREP Team will make selections no later than April 1, 2021 based on how closely the nominees fit the target audience and why the training is essential to their job responsibilities.

Nominations have closed for this course.


View the list of confirmed participants.

Planning Group

John Scott, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Mary Begin, DC Department of Energy and Environment
Derrick Lastinger, Georgia Department of Agriculture
Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture
Rose Kachadoorian, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Ryan Okey, Clemson University
Africa Dorame-Avalos, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
Tony McCandless, Gila River Indian Community
Derrick Terada, EPA Region 10
Kristen Willis, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Yvette Hopkins, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mike Bellot, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Liz Vizard, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Travel Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PREP Team will be hosting this course online. Selected participants will receive information regarding the course no later than April 1, 2021.