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Tom Delaney Reappointed to EPA

PLANET, the national trade association that represents more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, has announced their government affairs director, Tom Delaney has been reappointed to the EPA.

The Professional Landcare Network has announced that its director of government affairs, Tom Delaney has been reappointed to the Environmental Protection Agency Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee.

The PPDC, part of the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs, provides a forum for feedback on various pesticide regulatory, policy and program implementation issues. The committee includes representatives from environmental and public interest groups, pesticide manufacturers and trade associations, public health and academic institutions, federal and state agencies, and the general public.

"PLANET works with the EPA on a number of different types of initiatives," said Delaney. "It is important for us to represent the landscape industry and make our voices heard in support of responsible industry practices."

A number of issues of importance to the industry will be addressed in coming years, including bee pollinator protection research and regulation as well as pest management issues.

Delaney is a former Executive Vice President of the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA), and he spent 15 years as a pesticide regulator for the State of Georgia.

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