2018-11193. Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability  

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    AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: Acibenzolar, Aspergillus flavus, Asulam, Bacillus licheniformus, Chloroxylenol, Coumaphos, Dried fermentation solids and Dolubles of Myrothecium verrucaria, EPTC (S-Ethyl dipropylthiocarbamate), Ethylene, Fenhexamid, Fludioxonil, Formic acid, Methyl nonyl ketone, N6-Benzyladenine, Niclosamide, Potassium silicate, Propamocarb hydrochloride, Putrescent whole egg solids, Sodium carbonate, and TFM (3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol).

    DATES:

    Comments must be received on or before July 23, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0750 for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the Table in Unit IV, by one of the following methods:

    • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
    • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.
    • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets/​contacts.html.

    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets.

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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: Dana Friedman, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-8827; email address: friedman.dana@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 Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the Table in Unit IV.

    B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information on a disk or CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets/​comments.html.

    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 proposed interim Start Printed Page 24109decisions 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.

    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 notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions for the pesticides shown in the following table, and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions. For fenhexamid, niclosamide, and TFM, this notice also opens a comment period on the ecological and human health risk assessments.

    Registration review case name and numberDocket ID No.Chemical review manager and contact information
    Acibenzolar-S-methyl, Case 7031EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0755Leigh Rimmer, rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, 703-347-0553.
    Aspergillus flavus, Case 6008EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0281Alex Boukedes, boukedes.alexandra@epa.gov, 703-347-0305.
    Asulam, Case 0265EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0783Caitlin Newcamp, newcamp.caitlin@epa.gov, 703-347-0325.
    Bacillus licheniformus, Case 6014EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0184Daniel Schoeff, schoeff.daniel@epa.gov, 703-347-0143.
    Chloroxylenol, Case 3045EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0010Rachel Ricciardi, ricciardi.rachel@epa.gov, 703-347-0465.
    Coumaphos, Case 0018EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0023Margaret Hathaway, hathaway.margaret@epa.gov, 703-305-5076.
    Dried Fermentation Solids and Solubles of Myrothecium verrucaria, Case 6051EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-053Cody Kendrick, kendrick.cody@epa.gov, 703-347-0468.
    EPTC (S-Ethyl dipropylthiocarbamate), Case 0064EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0720Patricia Biggio, biggio.patricia@epa.gov, 703-347-0547.
    Ethylene, Case 3071EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0877Chris Pfeifer, pfeifer.chris@epa.gov, 703-308-0031.
    Fenhexamid, Case 7027EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0187Susan Bartow, bartow.susan@epa.gov, 703-603-0065.
    Fludioxonil, Case 7017EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-1067Patricia Biggio, biggio.patricia@epa.gov, 703-347-0547.
    Formic Acid, Case 6073EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0105Cody Kendrick, kendrick.cody@epa.gov, 703-347-0468.
    Methyl Nonyl Ketone, Case 3094EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0125Daniel Schoeff, schoeff.daniel@epa.gov, 703-347-0143.
    N6-Benzyladenine, Case 2040EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0190Alex Boukedes, boukedes.alexandra@epa.gov, 703-347-0305.
    Niclosamide, Case 2455EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0137R. David Jones, jones.rdavid@epa.gov, 703-305-6725.
    Potassium Silicate, Case 6204EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0329Chris Pfeifer, pfeifer.chris@epa.gov, 703-308-0031.
    Propamocarb Hydrochloride, Case 3124EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0662Christina Scheltema, scheltema.christina@epa.gov, 703-308-2201.
    Putrescent Whole Egg Solids, Case 4079EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0726Chris Pfeifer, pfeifer.Chris@epa.gov, 703-308-0031.
    Sodium Carbonate, Case 4066EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0809SanYvette Williams, williams.sanyvette@epa.gov, 703-305-7702.
    TFM (3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol), Case 7471EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0137R. David Jones, jones.rdavid@epa.gov, 703-305-6725.

    The registration review docket for a pesticide includes earlier documents related to the registration review case. For example, the review opened with a Preliminary Work Plan, for public comment. A Final Work Plan was placed in the docket following public comment on the Preliminary Work Plan.

    The documents in the dockets describe EPA's rationales for conducting additional risk assessments for the registration review of the pesticides included in the table in Unit IV, as well as the Agency's subsequent risk findings and consideration of possible risk mitigation measures. These proposed interim registration review decisions are supported by the rationales included in those documents. Following public comment, the Agency will issue interim or final registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit IV.

    The registration review final rule at 40 CFR 155.58(a) provides for a minimum 60-day public comment period on all proposed interim registration review decisions. This comment period is intended to provide an opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating any necessary amendments to the proposed interim decision. All comments should be submitted using the methods in ADDRESSES, and must be received by EPA on or before the closing date. These comments will become part of the docket for the pesticides included in the Table in Unit IV. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked “late.” EPA is not required to consider these late comments.

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    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: May 14, 2018.

    Yu-Ting Guilaran,

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

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    [FR Doc. 2018-11193 Filed 5-23-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
05/24/2018
Department:
Environmental Protection Agency
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice.
Document Number:
2018-11193
Dates:
Comments must be received on or before July 23, 2018.
Pages:
24108-24110 (3 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0750, FRL-9976-84
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-11193.pdf