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Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division,

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Charles “Billy” Smith has been with the Office of Pesticide Programs since 2004.  He is currently the Acting Director of the Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division where he is in charge of a division of about 60 staff.  BPPD is charged with overseeing the Registration and Registration Review for all biopesticides. 


Prior to joining BPPD, he served 4 years as the Deputy Director of the Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (PRD) leading the coordination with the OPP science divisions to ensure PRD made scientifically sound risk management decisions for conventional pesticide Registration Review. 


Before joining PRD, he spent 12 years in the Health Effects Divisions serving as the acting Deputy Director, as a Branch Chief, and as an exposure/risk assessor.  Billy has extensive experience in the interpretation of exposure data, conduct of risk assessment, and the development of exposure and risk assessment policy. 


Billy also has significant experience related to risk management decisions, leading organizations, and working with multidisciplinary technical teams.  He helped lead numerous exposure and risk assessment projects in HED including development of a new assessment method for soil fumigants, the revision to the Residential SOPs, completion of the pyrethroid cumulative, development of a policy to address the volatilization of conventional pesticides, and the Cumulative Screening Risk Assessment Guidance. 


In addition, he currently serves on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Assessment Forum.  Billy is a graduate of the Partnership for Public Participation’s Excellence in Government fellowship program and the Executive Master Class program.  He holds a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science from Wilkes University.