2019-27375. Pesticide Registration Review; Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides and Case Closure for Meat Meal; Notice of Availability  

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    AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decision for the following chemicals: Aviglycine hydrochloride, Bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria and Bacteriophage active against Pseudomonas syringae pv. Tomato, bispyribac-sodium, diclosulam, flucarbazone-sodium, florasulam, imazamox, imazapic, imazaquin, imazethapyr, L-Glutamic Acid (LGA) and Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), penoxsulam, phosphorous acid and its salts, Polyoxin D Zinc Salt, penoxsulam, pyriproxyfen, and thiobencarb. In addition, it announces the closure of the registration review cases for meat meal because the last U.S. registrations for this pesticide have been canceled.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    For pesticide specific information, contact: The Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the Table in Unit IV.

    For general information on the registration review program, contact: Melanie Biscoe, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7106; email address: biscoe.melanie@epa.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. General Information

    A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, farm worker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the pesticide specific contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    B. How can I get copies of the decision documents and other related information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest as provided in the Table in Unit IV., is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets.

    II. Background

    Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed interim decisions for all pesticides listed in the Table in Unit IV. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.Start Printed Page 69742

    III. Authority

    EPA is conducting its registration review of the chemicals listed in the Table in Unit IV pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Procedural Regulations for Registration Review at 40 CFR part 155, subpart C. Section 3(g) of FIFRA provides, among other things, that the registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years. Under FIFRA, a pesticide product may be registered or remain registered only if it meets the statutory standard for registration given in FIFRA section 3(c)(5) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(5)). When used in accordance with widespread and commonly recognized practice, the pesticide product must perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on the environment; that is, without any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, or a human dietary risk from residues that result from the use of a pesticide in or on food.

    IV. What action is the Agency taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this document announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the pesticides shown in the following table. The interim registration review decisions are supported by rationales included in the docket established for each chemical.

    Table—Registration Review Interim Decisions Being Issued

    Registration review case name and No.Docket ID No.Chemical Review Manager and contact information
    Aviglycine Hydrochloride (AVG), Case Number 6070EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0691Donna Kamarei, kamarei.donna@epa.gov, 703-347-0443.
    Bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria and Bacteriophage active against Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato, Case Numbers 6509 & 6510EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0702Susanne Cerrelli, cerrelli.susanne@epa.gov, 703-308-8077.
    Bispyribac-sodium, Case Number 7258EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0074Moana Appleyard, appleyard.moana@epa.gov, 703-308-8175.
    Diclosulam, Case Number 7249EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0285Susan Bartow, bartow.susan@epa.gov, 703-603-0065.
    Flucarbazone-sodium, Case Number 7251EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0283Veronica Dutch, dutch.veronica@epa.gov, 703-308-8585.
    Florasulam, Case Number 7274EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0548Moana Appleyard, appleyard.moana@epa.gov, 703-308-8175.
    Imazamox, Case Number 7238EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0395Eric Fox, fox.ericm@epa.gov, 703-347-0104.
    Imazapic, Case Number 7234EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0279Eric Fox, fox.ericm@epa.gov, 703-347-0104.
    Imazaquin, Case Number 7204EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0224Andy Muench, muench.andrew@epa.gov, 703-347-8263.
    Imazethapyr, Case Number 7208EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0774Katherine St. Clair, stclair.katherine@epa.gov, 703-347-8778.
    L-Glutamic Acid (LGA) and Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Case Number 6025EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0109Cody Kendrick, kendrick.cody@epa.gov, 703-347-0468.
    Penoxsulam, Case Number 7265EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0303Samantha Thomas, thomas.samantha@epa.gov, 703-347-0514.
    Phosphorous Acid and Its Salts, Case Number 6035EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0488Cody Kendrick, kendrick.cody@epa.gov, 703-347-0468.
    Polyoxin D Zinc Salt, Case Number 6076EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0108Cody Kendrick, kendrick.cody@epa.gov, 703-347-0468.
    Pyriproxyfen, Case Number 7424EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0677Kent Fothergill, fothergill.kent@epa.gov, 703-347-8299.
    Thiobencarb, Case Number 2665EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0932R. David Jones, jones.rdavid@epa.gov, 703-305-6725.

    The proposed interim registration review decisions for the chemicals in the table above were posted to the docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new information. EPA addressed the comments or information received during the 60-day comment period for the proposed interim decisions in the discussion for each pesticide listed in the table. Comments from the 60-day comment period that were received may or may not have affected the Agency's interim decision. Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket for the chemicals listed in the Table will remain open until all actions required in the interim decision have been completed.

    This document also announces the closure of the registration review case for Meat Meal (Case Number 6041, Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0361) because the last U.S. registrations for this pesticide have been canceled.

    Background on the registration review program is provided at: http://www.epa.gov/​pesticide-reevaluation.

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    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

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    Dated: October 31, 2019.

    Mary Reaves,

    Acting Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-27375 Filed 12-18-19; 8:45 am]

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