Dichlormid; Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance, 76697-76699 [05-24470]

Download as PDF 76697 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Rules and Regulations recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: I Dated: December 9, 2005. A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4. * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0477; FRL–7753–9] Dichlormid; Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This regulation amends 40 CFR 180.469 by extending the expiration/revocation date of the timelimited tolerances for residues of acetamide, 2,2-dichloro-N,N-di-2propenyl- (dichlormid) in or on field corn (forage, grain, stover), pop corn (grain, stover), and sweet corn (forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm. The current tolerances are set to expire on December 31, 2005. This rule extends the expiration/revocation date of these timelimited tolerances to December 31, 2008. This regulation is effective December 28, 2005. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: To submit a written objection or hearing request follow the detailed instructions as provided in DATES: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES EPA approval date Explanation 16:43 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 * Keri Grinstead, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fmt 4700 * * 12/28/05 [insert citation of publication]. * * * * Unit IV. of the SUPPLEMENTARY EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2005–0477. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. (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.) Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in EDOCKET or in hard copy 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. Frm 00027 * * * mm/dd/yy INFORMATION. PO 00000 * 12/28/05 [insert citation of publication]. * * * * Standards for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. [FR Doc. 05–24474 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 * mm/dd/yy * * Control of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions * * * Control of Open Burning and Incineration * Chapter 335–3–8 * State effective date * * * Open Burning ....................................................................... * * 2. Section 52.50(c) is amended by revising entries for ‘‘Section 335–3– Title/subject * Section 335–3–8–.04 Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * I State citation * * Subpart B—Alabama Chapter I, Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, is amended as follows: * Section 335–3–3–.01 § 52.50 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. I Chapter 335–3–3 3.01’’ and ‘‘Section 335–3–8.04’’ to read as follows: PART 52—[AMENDED] Sfmt 4700 (703) 308–8373; e-mail address: grinstead.keri@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. 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 Access Electronic Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? In addition to using EDOCKET (http:// www.epa.gov/edocket/), you may access E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 76698 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Rules and Regulations rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. A frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR part 180 is available at E-CFR Beta Site Two at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/. II. Background and Statutory Findings In a final rule published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2000 (65 FR 16143) (FRL–6498–7), EPA established time-limited tolerances under 40 CFR 180.469 for residues of dichlormid in or on field corn (forage, grain, stover), pop corn (grain, stover) at 0.05 ppm with an expiration date of March 27, 2002. On August 7, 2002, the Agency reestablished the time-limited tolerances (67 FR 51102) (FRL–7192–5) with an expiration date of December 31, 2005. On September 30, 2004, the Agency published a final rule (69 FR 58285) (FRL–7680–8) in response to a new petition to establish time-limited tolerances for residues of dichlormid in or on sweet corn (forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm. An expiration/revocation date of December 31, 2005 was established for the sweet corn time-limited tolerances in order to match the same expiration date of the time-limited tolerances for field and pop corn. Although additional studies were requested in order to complete the data set, the Agency had sufficient information to establish time-limited tolerances. EPA concluded in the final rules for the field, pop, and sweet corn time-limited tolerances that all risks were below the Agency’s level of concern and there was a reasonable certainty that no harm would result to the general population and to infants and children from aggregate exposure to residues of dichlormid on corn. The petitioner submitted the additional studies and EPA has evaluated the data. At this time, endpoints from studies do not appear to be substantially different from those of previously submitted studies. The Agency is now developing the human health risk assessment. Therefore, the Agency is extending the current timelimited tolerances for residues of dichlormid in or on field corn (forage, grain, stover), pop corn (grain, stover), and sweet corn (forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm with an expiration date of December 31, 2008. The Agency may require additional information, including confirmatory studies and/or data to upgrade deficient studies, in order to complete the human VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 health risk assessment and establish permanent tolerances. Such information may include nature of the residue studies (plants and livestock), residue analytical methods, and field accumulation in rotational crops. III. Conclusion The Agency, acting on its own initiative, is extending the current timelimited tolerances for residues of dichlormid in or on field corn (forage, grain, stover), pop corn (grain, stover), and sweet corn (forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm with an expiration/revocation date of December 31, 2008. IV. Objections and Hearing Requests Under section 408(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), any person may file an objection to any aspect of this regulation and may also request a hearing on those objections. The EPA procedural regulations which govern the submission of objections and requests for hearings appear in 40 CFR part 178. Although the procedures in those regulations require some modification to reflect the amendments made to FFDCA by FQPA, EPA will continue to use those procedures, with appropriate adjustments, until the necessary modifications can be made. The new section 408(g) of FFDCA provides essentially the same process for persons to ‘‘object’’ to a regulation for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance issued by EPA under new section 408(d), as was provided in the old sections 408 and 409 of FFDCA. However, the period for filing objections is now 60 days, rather than 30 days. A. What Do I Need to Do to File an Objection or Request a Hearing? You must file your objection or request a hearing on this regulation in accordance with the instructions provided in this unit and in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, you must identify docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0477 in the subject line on the first page of your submission. All requests must be in writing, and must be mailed or delivered to the Hearing Clerk on or before February 27, 2006. 1. Filing the request. Your objection must specify the specific provisions in the regulation that you object to, and the grounds for the objections (40 CFR 178.25). If a hearing is requested, the objections must include a statement of the factual issue(s) on which a hearing is requested, the requestor’s contentions on such issue(s), and a summary of any PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 evidence relied upon by the objector (40 CFR 178.27). Information submitted in connection with an objection or hearing request may be claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information as CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. A copy of the information that does not contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public record. Information not marked confidential may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. Mail your written request to: Office of the Hearing Clerk (1900L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. You may also deliver your request to the Office of the Hearing Clerk in Suite 350, 1099 14th St., NW., Washington, DC 20005. The Office of the Hearing Clerk is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Office of the Hearing Clerk is (202) 564–6255. 2. Copies for the Docket. In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the Hearing Clerk as described in Unit IV.A., you should also send a copy of your request to the PIRIB for its inclusion in the official record that is described in ADDRESSES. Mail your copies, identified by docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0477, to: Public Information and Records Integrity Branch, Information Technology and Resource Management Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. In person or by courier, bring a copy to the location of the PIRIB described in ADDRESSES. You may also send an electronic copy of your request via e-mail to: opp-docket@epa.gov. Please use an ASCII file format and avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Copies of electronic objections and hearing requests will also be accepted on disks in WordPerfect 6.1/8.0 or ASCII file format. Do not include any CBI in your electronic copy. You may also submit an electronic copy of your request at many Federal Depository Libraries. B. When Will the Agency Grant a Request for a Hearing? A request for a hearing will be granted if the Administrator determines that the material submitted shows the following: There is a genuine and substantial issue of fact; there is a reasonable possibility that available evidence identified by the requestor would, if established resolve one or more of such issues in favor of the requestor, taking into account E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 76699 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Rules and Regulations rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES uncontested claims or facts to the contrary; and resolution of the factual issue(s) in the manner sought by the requestor would be adequate to justify the action requested (40 CFR 178.32). V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final rule establishes timelimited tolerances under section 408(d) of FFDCA. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 12866, entitled Regulatory Planning and Review (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this rule has been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866 due to its lack of significance, this rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This final rule does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., or impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Public Law 104–4). Nor does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994); or OMB review or any Agency action under Executive Order 13045, entitled Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104–113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of FIFRA under section 408(d) of FFDCA, such as the tolerance in this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. In addition, the Agency has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132, entitled Federalism (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). Executive Order 13132 requires VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ‘‘meaningful and timely input by State and local officials in the development of regulatory policies that have federalism implications.’’ ‘‘Policies that have federalism implications’’ is defined in the Executive Order to include regulations that have ‘‘substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.’’ This final rule directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers and food retailers, not States. This action does not alter the relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. For these same reasons, the Agency has determined that this rule does not have any ‘‘tribal implications’’ as described in Executive Order 13175, entitled Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 67249, November 6, 2000). Executive Order 13175, requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ‘‘meaningful and timely input by tribal officials in the development of regulatory policies that have tribal implications.’’ ‘‘Policies that have tribal implications’’ is defined in the Executive Order to include regulations that have ‘‘substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and the Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.’’ This rule will not have substantial direct effects on tribal governments, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, as specified in Executive Order 13175. Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not apply to this rule. VI. Congressional Review Act The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 States prior to publication of this final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 15, 2005. Rachel C. Holloman, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: I PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. Section 180.469 is amended by revising the table in paragraph (a) to read as follows: I § 180.469 Dichlormid; tolerances for residues. (a) * * * Parts per million Commodity Corn, field, forage ................ Corn, field, grain Corn, field, stover ................. Corn, pop, grain Corn, pop, stover ................. Corn, sweet, forage ................ Corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed ........... Corn, sweet, stover ............ * * * Expiration/ revocation date 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 12/31/08 12/31/08 0.05 12/31/08 0.05 12/31/08 0.05 12/31/08 0.05 * 12/31/08 12/31/08 12/31/08 * [FR Doc. 05–24470 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 28, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 76697-76699]
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[FR Doc No: 05-24470]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0477; FRL-7753-9]


Dichlormid; Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This regulation amends 40 CFR 180.469 by extending the 
expiration/revocation date of the time-limited tolerances for residues 
of acetamide, 2,2-dichloro-N,N-di-2-propenyl- (dichlormid) in or on 
field corn (forage, grain, stover), pop corn (grain, stover), and sweet 
corn (forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm. 
The current tolerances are set to expire on December 31, 2005. This 
rule extends the expiration/revocation date of these time-limited 
tolerances to December 31, 2008.

DATES: This regulation is effective December 28, 2005. Objections and 
requests for hearings must be received on or before February 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: To submit a written objection or hearing request follow the 
detailed instructions as provided in Unit IV. of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0477. All documents in the 
docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. (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.) Although listed in the index, some information is 
not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain 
other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the 
Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in EDOCKET or in hard copy 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keri Grinstead, Registration Division 
(7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 308-8373; e-mail address: grinstead.keri@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. 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 Access Electronic Copies of this Document and Other 
Related Information?

    In addition to using EDOCKET (http://www.epa.gov/edocket/), you may 
access

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this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet 
under the ``Federal Register'' listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/
. A frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR part 180 is 
available at E-CFR Beta Site Two at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/.

II. Background and Statutory Findings

    In a final rule published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2000 
(65 FR 16143) (FRL-6498-7), EPA established time-limited tolerances 
under 40 CFR 180.469 for residues of dichlormid in or on field corn 
(forage, grain, stover), pop corn (grain, stover) at 0.05 ppm with an 
expiration date of March 27, 2002. On August 7, 2002, the Agency 
reestablished the time-limited tolerances (67 FR 51102) (FRL-7192-5) 
with an expiration date of December 31, 2005.
    On September 30, 2004, the Agency published a final rule (69 FR 
58285) (FRL-7680-8) in response to a new petition to establish time-
limited tolerances for residues of dichlormid in or on sweet corn 
(forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm. An 
expiration/revocation date of December 31, 2005 was established for the 
sweet corn time-limited tolerances in order to match the same 
expiration date of the time-limited tolerances for field and pop corn.
    Although additional studies were requested in order to complete the 
data set, the Agency had sufficient information to establish time-
limited tolerances. EPA concluded in the final rules for the field, 
pop, and sweet corn time-limited tolerances that all risks were below 
the Agency's level of concern and there was a reasonable certainty that 
no harm would result to the general population and to infants and 
children from aggregate exposure to residues of dichlormid on corn.
    The petitioner submitted the additional studies and EPA has 
evaluated the data. At this time, endpoints from studies do not appear 
to be substantially different from those of previously submitted 
studies. The Agency is now developing the human health risk assessment. 
Therefore, the Agency is extending the current time-limited tolerances 
for residues of dichlormid in or on field corn (forage, grain, stover), 
pop corn (grain, stover), and sweet corn (forage, kernel plus cob with 
husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm with an expiration date of December 
31, 2008.
    The Agency may require additional information, including 
confirmatory studies and/or data to upgrade deficient studies, in order 
to complete the human health risk assessment and establish permanent 
tolerances. Such information may include nature of the residue studies 
(plants and livestock), residue analytical methods, and field 
accumulation in rotational crops.

III. Conclusion

    The Agency, acting on its own initiative, is extending the current 
time-limited tolerances for residues of dichlormid in or on field corn 
(forage, grain, stover), pop corn (grain, stover), and sweet corn 
(forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm with 
an expiration/revocation date of December 31, 2008.

IV. Objections and Hearing Requests

    Under section 408(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), 
any person may file an objection to any aspect of this regulation and 
may also request a hearing on those objections. The EPA procedural 
regulations which govern the submission of objections and requests for 
hearings appear in 40 CFR part 178. Although the procedures in those 
regulations require some modification to reflect the amendments made to 
FFDCA by FQPA, EPA will continue to use those procedures, with 
appropriate adjustments, until the necessary modifications can be made. 
The new section 408(g) of FFDCA provides essentially the same process 
for persons to ``object'' to a regulation for an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance issued by EPA under new section 408(d), as 
was provided in the old sections 408 and 409 of FFDCA. However, the 
period for filing objections is now 60 days, rather than 30 days.

A. What Do I Need to Do to File an Objection or Request a Hearing?

    You must file your objection or request a hearing on this 
regulation in accordance with the instructions provided in this unit 
and in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, you must 
identify docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0477 in the subject line on 
the first page of your submission. All requests must be in writing, and 
must be mailed or delivered to the Hearing Clerk on or before February 
27, 2006.
    1. Filing the request. Your objection must specify the specific 
provisions in the regulation that you object to, and the grounds for 
the objections (40 CFR 178.25). If a hearing is requested, the 
objections must include a statement of the factual issue(s) on which a 
hearing is requested, the requestor's contentions on such issue(s), and 
a summary of any evidence relied upon by the objector (40 CFR 178.27). 
Information submitted in connection with an objection or hearing 
request may be claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that 
information as CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except 
in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. A copy of the 
information that does not contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion 
in the public record. Information not marked confidential may be 
disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice.
    Mail your written request to: Office of the Hearing Clerk (1900L), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. You may also deliver your request to the 
Office of the Hearing Clerk in Suite 350, 1099 14\th\ St., NW., 
Washington, DC 20005. The Office of the Hearing Clerk is open from 8 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
telephone number for the Office of the Hearing Clerk is (202) 564-6255.
    2. Copies for the Docket. In addition to filing an objection or 
hearing request with the Hearing Clerk as described in Unit IV.A., you 
should also send a copy of your request to the PIRIB for its inclusion 
in the official record that is described in ADDRESSES. Mail your 
copies, identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0477, to: Public 
Information and Records Integrity Branch, Information Technology and 
Resource Management Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. In person or by courier, bring a copy to the 
location of the PIRIB described in ADDRESSES. You may also send an 
electronic copy of your request via e-mail to: opp-docket@epa.gov. 
Please use an ASCII file format and avoid the use of special characters 
and any form of encryption. Copies of electronic objections and hearing 
requests will also be accepted on disks in WordPerfect 6.1/8.0 or ASCII 
file format. Do not include any CBI in your electronic copy. You may 
also submit an electronic copy of your request at many Federal 
Depository Libraries.

B. When Will the Agency Grant a Request for a Hearing?

    A request for a hearing will be granted if the Administrator 
determines that the material submitted shows the following: There is a 
genuine and substantial issue of fact; there is a reasonable 
possibility that available evidence identified by the requestor would, 
if established resolve one or more of such issues in favor of the 
requestor, taking into account

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uncontested claims or facts to the contrary; and resolution of the 
factual issue(s) in the manner sought by the requestor would be 
adequate to justify the action requested (40 CFR 178.32).

V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule establishes time-limited tolerances under section 
408(d) of FFDCA. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted 
these types of actions from review under Executive Order 12866, 
entitled Regulatory Planning and Review (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). 
Because this rule has been exempted from review under Executive Order 
12866 due to its lack of significance, this rule is not subject to 
Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That 
Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, 
May 22, 2001). This final rule does not contain any information 
collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., or impose any enforceable duty or 
contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Public Law 104-4). Nor 
does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, 
entitled Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority 
Populations and Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994); 
or OMB review or any Agency action under Executive Order 13045, 
entitled Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and 
Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This action does not 
involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration 
of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the 
National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), 
Public Law 104-113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). Since 
tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of FIFRA 
under section 408(d) of FFDCA, such as the tolerance in this final 
rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not 
apply. In addition, the Agency has determined that this action will not 
have a substantial direct effect on States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as 
specified in Executive Order 13132, entitled Federalism (64 FR 43255, 
August 10, 1999). Executive Order 13132 requires EPA to develop an 
accountable process to ensure ``meaningful and timely input by State 
and local officials in the development of regulatory policies that have 
federalism implications.'' ``Policies that have federalism 
implications'' is defined in the Executive Order to include regulations 
that have ``substantial direct effects on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government.'' This final rule directly regulates growers, food 
processors, food handlers and food retailers, not States. This action 
does not alter the relationships or distribution of power and 
responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions 
of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. For these same reasons, the Agency has 
determined that this rule does not have any ``tribal implications'' as 
described in Executive Order 13175, entitled Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 67249, November 6, 
2000). Executive Order 13175, requires EPA to develop an accountable 
process to ensure ``meaningful and timely input by tribal officials in 
the development of regulatory policies that have tribal implications.'' 
``Policies that have tribal implications'' is defined in the Executive 
Order to include regulations that have ``substantial direct effects on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and the Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.'' 
This rule will not have substantial direct effects on tribal 
governments, on the relationship between the Federal Government and 
Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities 
between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, as specified in 
Executive Order 13175. Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not apply to 
this rule.

VI. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the 
United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other 
required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication of this final rule in the Federal Register. This final 
rule is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: December 15, 2005.
Rachel C. Holloman,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 180--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.

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2. Section 180.469 is amended by revising the table in paragraph (a) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  180.469  Dichlormid; tolerances for residues.

    (a) * * *

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                                                             Expiration/
                   Commodity                     Parts per    revocation
                                                  million        date
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Corn, field, forage...........................         0.05     12/31/08
Corn, field, grain............................         0.05     12/31/08
Corn, field, stover...........................         0.05     12/31/08
Corn, pop, grain..............................         0.05     12/31/08
Corn, pop, stover.............................         0.05     12/31/08
Corn, sweet, forage...........................         0.05     12/31/08
Corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks                0.05     12/31/08
 removed......................................
Corn, sweet, stover...........................         0.05     12/31/08
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