Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regional and National Regulations for Residues of Mefenoxam in or on Beans and Turnip Greens, 35671-35673 [E6-9281]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 21, 2006 / Notices mechanism of toxicity. Simazine shares a neuroendocrine mechanism of toxicity, which results in both reproductive and developmental consequences, with the structurallyrelated chlorinated triazine pesticides atrazine and propazine. Because these chlorinated triazine pesticides share a common mechanism of toxicity, the Agency evaluated the cumulative risk posed by this group while making final reregistration eligibility decisions on individual chlorinated triazines. EPA has determined that the data base to support reregistration is substantially complete and that products containing simazine are eligible for reregistration provided the risks are mitigated either in the manner described in the RED or by another means that achieves equivalent risk reduction. Upon submission of any required product specific data under section 4(g)(2)(B) and any necessary changes to the registration and labeling (either to address concerns identified in the RED or as a result of product specific data), EPA will make a final reregistration decision under section 4(g)(2)(C) for products containing simazine. EPA must review tolerances and tolerance exemptions that were in effect when the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) was enacted in August 1996, to ensure that these existing pesticide residue limits for food and feed commodities meet the safety standard established by the new law. Tolerances are considered reassessed once the safety finding has been made or a revocation occurs. EPA has reviewed and made the requisite safety finding for the simazine tolerances included in this notice. EPA is applying the principles of public participation to all pesticides undergoing reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The Agency’s Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment and Reregistration; Public Participation Process, published in the Federal Register of May 14, 2004, (69 FR 26819)(FRL–7357–9) explains that in conducting these programs, EPA is tailoring its public participation process to be commensurate with the level of risk, extent of use, complexity of issues, and degree of public concern associated with each pesticide. Due to its refined risk assessment and the relatively limited risk management issues associated with this pesticide, simazine was reviewed through the modified four-phase process. Through this process, EPA worked extensively with stakeholders and the public to reach the regulatory decisions for simazine. The reregistration program is being conducted under Congressionally VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jun 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely decisions and to involve the public. The Agency is issuing the simazine RED for public comment. This comment period is intended to provide an additional opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating any necessary amendments to the RED. 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 Agency Docket for simazine. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by the closing date and will provide a Response to Comments Memorandum in the Docket and regulations.gov. If any comment significantly affects the document, EPA will also publish an amendment to the RED in the Federal Register. In the absence of substantive comments requiring changes, the simanzine RED will be implemented as it is now presented. B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA, as amended, requires the Aministrator to make ‘‘a determination as to the eligibility for reregistration (i) for all active ingredients subject to reregistration under this section for which tolerances or exemptions from tolerances are required under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), not later than the last date for tolerance reassessment established under section 408(q)(1)(C) of that Act (21 U.S.C. 346a(q)(1)(C)) . . . .’’ Section 408(q) of the 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. A tolerance or exemption meets the requirements of section 408(b)(2) or (c)(2), respectively, if ‘‘the Administrator determines [the pesticide chemical residue] is safe’’, i.e., ‘‘that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue, including all anticipated dietary exposures and all other exposures for which there is reliable information.’’ 21 U.S.C. 346a(b)(2)(A), (c)(2)(A). In making this safety finding, FFDCA requires the Administrator to consider, among other factors, PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35671 ‘‘available information concerning the cumulative effects of such residues and other substances that have a common mechanism of toxicity . . . .’’ 21 U.S.C. 346a(b)(2)(D)(v), (c)(2)(B). List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: June 9, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–9462 Filed 6–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0096; FRL–8063–8] Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regional and National Regulations for Residues of Mefenoxam in or on Beans and Turnip Greens Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of mefenoxam in or on beans (succulent shelled) and turnip greens. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0096 and pesticide petition number (PP) 5F7018, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket telephone number is (703) 3055805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006– 0096. EPA’s policy is that all comments E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 35672 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 21, 2006 / Notices received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The Federal regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., 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 in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are 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: Lana Coppolino, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-0086; e-mail address: coppolino.lana@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jun 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. 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 e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in 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 submitting comments, remember to: i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number. iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced. vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats. viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. II. What Action is the Agency Taking? EPA is printing a summary of a pesticide petition received under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that this pesticide petition contains data or information regarding the elements set forth in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting of the pesticide petition. Additional data may be needed before EPA rules on this pesticide petition. Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition included in this notice, prepared by the petitioner along with a description of the analytical method available for the detection and measurement of the pesticide chemical residues is available on EPA’s Electronic Docket at http://www.regulations.gov. To locate this information on the home page of EPA’s Electronic Docket, select ‘‘Quick Search’’ and type the OPP docket ID number. Once the search has located the docket, clicking on the ‘‘Docket ID’’ will bring up a list of all documents in the docket for the pesticide including the petition summary. New Tolerance PP 5F7018. Syngenta Crop Protection, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409, proposes to establish a regional tolerance (East of the Mississippi River) for residues of the fungicide mefenoxam in or on food commodities bean, succulent shelled at 0.03 parts per million (ppm); and a national tolerance in or on food commodities turnip, greens at 5.0 ppm. Syngenta has submitted a practical analytical method involving extraction, filtration, acid reflux, steam distillation, and solid phase clean-up with analysis by E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 21, 2006 / Notices confirmatory gas chromatography using nitrogen/phosphorous detection. A total residue method is used for determination of the combined residues of mefenoxam and its metabolites which contain the 2,6-dimethylaniline (DMA) moiety. The limit of quantitation (LOQ) for the method is 0.05 ppm. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: May 31, 2006. Donald R. Stubbs, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–9281 Filed 6–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE U.S. [Public Notice 89] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Export-Import Bank, as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as acquired by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Our customers will be able to submit this from electronically. The proposed forms may be viewed on our Web site at http://www.exim.gov/pub/ ins/pdf/eib92–31_prop.pdf, http:// www.exim.gov/pub/ins/pdf/eib92– 32_prop.pdf, http://www.exim.gov/pub/ ins/pdf/eib92–53_prop.pdf, and http:// www.exim.gov/pub/ins/pdf/eib99– 17_prop.pdf. Written comments should be received on or before August 21, 2006, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments and requests for additional information to Jean A. Fitzgibbon, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20571, (800) 565–3946, extension 3620. For copies of the proposed forms, please direct your request to Solomon Bush, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20571, (800) 565– 3946, extension 3353. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles and Form Numbers: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jun 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 EIB 92–31 Notification by Insured of Amounts Payable Under Multi-Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy; EIB 92–32 Notification by Insured of Amounts Payable Under Single-Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy; EIB 92–53 Small Business Multi-Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy (ENB/ ENV) Enhanced Assignment Of Policy Proceeds; EIB 99–17 Single Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy (ESS/ESSP) Enhanced Assignment of Policy Proceeds. OMB Numbers: None. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: The information requested allows for the assignment of the proceeds of an insurance policy to a financial institution. Affected Public: The form affects entities involved in the export of U.S. goods and services. Estimated Annual Respondents: 500. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 83 hours. Frequency of Reporting or Use: Annually for an enhanced assignment and once for the life of a policy for the standard assignment. Dated: June 15, 2006. Solomon Bush, Agency Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–5539 Filed 6–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–M FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority June 14, 2006. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 104–13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35673 performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before August 21, 2006. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: You may submit all your Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments by e-mail or U.S. postal mail. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to PRA@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1–C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0569. Title: Section 76.975, Commercial Leased Access Dispute Resolution. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Time per Response: 4 to 40 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement. Total Annual Burden: 1,320 hours. Total Annual Cost: $69,000. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.975 permits any person aggrieved by the failure or refusal of a cable operator to make commercial channel capacity available or to charge rates for such capacity in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, may file a petition for relief with the Commission. The Commission reviews the information to resolve leased access disputes. E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 21, 2006)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0096; FRL-8063-8]


Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of 
Regional and National Regulations for Residues of Mefenoxam in or on 
Beans and Turnip Greens

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide 
petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of 
mefenoxam in or on beans (succulent shelled) and turnip greens.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 21, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0096 and pesticide petition number (PP) 
5F7018, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The 
Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2006-0096. EPA's policy is that all comments

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received will be included in the docket without change and may be made 
available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed 
to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information 
that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through 
regulations.gov or e-mail. The Federal regulations.gov website is an 
``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit 
an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and 
other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk 
or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be 
able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of 
special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects 
or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index. 
Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly 
available, e.g., 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 in the electronic docket at http://
www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP 
Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation 
of this Docket Facility are 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: Lana Coppolino, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 305-0086; e-mail address: coppolino.lana@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. 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 e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in 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 submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
    ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA is printing a summary of a pesticide petition received under 
section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 
U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations in 
40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various 
food commodities. EPA has determined that this pesticide petition 
contains data or information regarding the elements set forth in FFDCA 
section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency 
of the submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting 
of the pesticide petition. Additional data may be needed before EPA 
rules on this pesticide petition.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition included in 
this notice, prepared by the petitioner along with a description of the 
analytical method available for the detection and measurement of the 
pesticide chemical residues is available on EPA's Electronic Docket at 
http://www.regulations.gov. To locate this information on the home page 
of EPA's Electronic Docket, select ``Quick Search'' and type the OPP 
docket ID number. Once the search has located the docket, clicking on 
the ``Docket ID'' will bring up a list of all documents in the docket 
for the pesticide including the petition summary.

New Tolerance

    PP 5F7018. Syngenta Crop Protection, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 
27409, proposes to establish a regional tolerance (East of the 
Mississippi River) for residues of the fungicide mefenoxam in or on 
food commodities bean, succulent shelled at 0.03 parts per million 
(ppm); and a national tolerance in or on food commodities turnip, 
greens at 5.0 ppm. Syngenta has submitted a practical analytical method 
involving extraction, filtration, acid reflux, steam distillation, and 
solid phase clean-up with analysis by

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confirmatory gas chromatography using nitrogen/phosphorous detection. A 
total residue method is used for determination of the combined residues 
of mefenoxam and its metabolites which contain the 2,6-dimethylaniline 
(DMA) moiety. The limit of quantitation (LOQ) for the method is 0.05 
ppm.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, 
Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.


    Dated: May 31, 2006.
Donald R. Stubbs,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-9281 Filed 6-21-06; 8:45 am]
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