Propargite; Modification and Closure of Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability, 76832 [05-24408]

Download as PDF 76832 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Notices products or taking other ‘‘appropriate regulatory action.’’ Section 408(q) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a(q), requires EPA to review tolerances and exemptions for pesticide residues in effect as of August 2, 1996, to determine whether the tolerance or exemption meets the requirements of section 408(b)(2) or (c)(2) of FFDCA. This review is to be completed by August 3, 2006. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 15, 2005. Peter Caulkins, Acting Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 05–24464 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0009; FRL–7753–2] Propargite; Modification and Closure of Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the modification of certain provisions of the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide propargite. EPA conducted this reassessment of the propargite RED in response to public comments received. The commentors requested that the Agency make certain modifications in the restricted entry intervals, spray intervals, use rates, and spray buffers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 8038; fax number: (703) 308–8041; email address: eckerson.dayton@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? 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The official public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other information related to this action. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1801 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA. This docket facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The docket telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. EDOCKET, EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system was replaced on November 25, 2005, by an enhanced Federal-wide electronic docket management and comment system located at http:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the appropriate docket ID number. existing pesticides to ensure that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards. In September 2001, EPA issued a RED for propargite under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. In response to a notice of availability published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2002, (67 FR 19178) (FRL–6832–6), the Agency received comments from the registrant and several grower groups. The Agency has reviewed those comments and, where appropriate, has amended the provisions of the RED to address the issues raised in the comments. A full description of the comments and their resolution is contained in the December 2005 response to public comments, available in the docket, along with the revised RED. B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0009; FRL-7753-2]


Propargite; Modification and Closure of Reregistration 
Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the modification of certain provisions 
of the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide 
propargite. EPA conducted this reassessment of the propargite RED in 
response to public comments received. The commentors requested that the 
Agency make certain modifications in the restricted entry intervals, 
spray intervals, use rates, and spray buffers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8038; fax 
number: (703) 308-8041; e-mail address: eckerson.dayton@epa.gov.

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, 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 person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this 
action under docket ID number EPA-HQ- OPP -2002-0009. The official 
public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this 
action, any public comments received, and other information related to 
this action. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket 
does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official 
public docket is the collection of materials that is available for 
public viewing at the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch 
(PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall 2, 1801 S. Bell St., Arlington, 
VA. This docket facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The docket telephone number 
is (703) 305-5805.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    EDOCKET, EPA's electronic public docket and comment system was 
replaced on November 25, 2005, by an enhanced Federal-wide electronic 
docket management and comment system located at http://
www.regulations.gov/. Follow the on-line instructions.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public 
comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official 
public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that 
are available electronically. Once in the system, select ``search,'' 
then key in the appropriate docket ID number.

II. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    Under section 4 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is reevaluating existing pesticides to 
ensure that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards. In 
September 2001, EPA issued a RED for propargite under section 
4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. In response to a notice of availability published 
in the Federal Register on April 18, 2002, (67 FR 19178) (FRL-6832-6), 
the Agency received comments from the registrant and several grower 
groups. The Agency has reviewed those comments and, where appropriate, 
has amended the provisions of the RED to address the issues raised in 
the comments. A full description of the comments and their resolution 
is contained in the December 2005 response to public comments, 
available in the docket, along with the revised RED.

B. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA as amended directs that, after submission 
of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, ``the 
Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such active 
ingredient are eligible for reregistration,'' before calling in product 
specific data on individual end-use products and either reregistering 
products or taking other ``appropriate regulatory action.''
    Section 408(q) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a(q), requires EPA to review tolerances and exemptions for 
pesticide residues in effect as of August 2, 1996, to determine whether 
the tolerance or exemption meets the requirements of section 408(b)(2) 
or (c)(2) of FFDCA. This review is to be completed by August 3, 2006.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: December 15, 2005.
Peter Caulkins,
Acting Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 05-24408 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]
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