We began our Washington, DC, based company in 2016. Prior to building our business, we worked in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, for a combined total of 73 years. We serve individuals and companies interested in registering biological and microbial pesticides and genetically modified plants and insects. As public servants, we are trained at providing unbiased advice and are skilled at connecting clients with our federal counterparts, corporate partners and professional societies to serve your needs. If we can’t solve your problem, we will direct you to someone who can.
Highlights of Our Services
Providing US EPA pesticide registration and state registrations for agricultural and public health pesticides
Conducting literature searches to evaluate toxicity data, incident data, and estimating human health and environmental exposure
Preparing data waiver rationales
Researching and evaluating pesticide efficacy data
Conducting pesticide benefit assessments and pesticide use characterization.
Conducting EPISuite and ECOSAR models
Candace (Candy) Brassard has 35 years of experience in pesticide regulation and pesticide risk assessment in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Candace created the Tick Integrated Pest Management Program, coordinating with 15 federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and academia. Candy wrote the Biochemical and Microbial Pesticide Data Requirement Rule and Drafted the Product Performance Data Requirement Rule for pesticides used to control 100 public health pests. Candy has conducted ecological risk assessments for new and existing pesticide registrations, and emergency exemptions under FIFRA for conventional pesticides and data waiver requests for biochemical and microbial pesticides. Candy created the Ecological Incident Information System for EPA, a systematic monitoring program for assessing risks to non-target organisms from exposure to pesticides. Candace also conducted ecological risk assessments for Toxic Release Inventory under TSCA and evaluated new data submitted to support Premanufacturing Notices under TSCA. Candy has developed consortiums amongst federal, state, non-profit organizations, pesticide industry, as well as the public on pesticide issues. Member of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and Biological Products Industry Alliance.
Candy has a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, post graduate credits in zoology from North Dakota State University, and a M.P.A in Environmental Public Policy from George Washington University.
David has 38 years of experience in pesticide regulation and pesticide benefit assessment in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While at EPA, Mr. Brassard characterized the impacts that pesticide regulatory actions would have on insect control and crop production. Dave conducted complex analyses comparing the performance of insecticides and acaricides under review with alternative chemical and non-chemical controls. Dave developed new methodologies for conducting benefit assessments and novel approaches for presenting the information to decision makers. Dave developed new methods for estimating and characterizing pesticide use parameters (e.g. methods, timing, frequency, and geographical distribution of pesticide applications) which were subsequently used in refining risk assessments. Dave took the lead on many new policy initiatives and organized and chaired an international meeting to implement a new insecticide efficacy policy between Canada and the U.S. Dave conducted numerous benefits and exposure characterization analyses for neonicotinoids regarding their potential for adverse effects on honey bees and natural pollinators. Dave also conducted benefit analyses on hundreds of emergency exemptions, special reviews, reregistrations, registrations, and reduced risk actions. Member of Entomological Society of America and Biological Products Industry Alliance.
David has a B.S in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. in Entomology from North Dakota State University.