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Indiana Pesticide Review Board (IPRB)




Creation and Membership

The IPRB was established by state pesticide law IC 15-16-4-42, over forty years ago. The IPRB consists of seventeen to eighteen governor-appointed voting members and 3 non-voting advisory members. Voting members are appointed to four year terms.

Members

Members are designated to represent a variety stakeholder groups, state agencies, and scientific disciplines. Nine members of the IPRB represent a quorum, and all official actions are subject to approval by a simple majority of Board members present at a called meeting. A current listing of membership information can be found at: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/iprb_board.html

Rule Making Authority and Responsibilities

The IPRB is authorized by IC 15-16-4-48, 49, 50, and IC 15-16-5-44, 64, 71 to do the following:

Review of State Chemist Actions

The IPRB is charged by IC 15-16-4-64.5 and IC 15-16-5-67 to conduct a hearing in response to an appeal for a review of a State Chemist decision The appeal and review process is intended for any person regulated under the state pesticide law and aggrieved by any decision of the State Chemist. The aggrieved party must file a written petition with the IPRB within thirty days of the State Chemist decision. After hearing the appeal, the IPRB must affirm, set aside, or modify the action of the State Chemist.

Meetings

The IPRB must meet at least annually, but may meet at other times and at locations specified by the IPRB chair or a majority of the IPRB members. Typically the IPRB meets at least quarterly each year. Minutes and related materials from past meetings dating back through 2015 are available at: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/iprb_minutes.html.

 

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