Dichlorvos Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability, 37568-37570 [06-5892]

Download as PDF 37568 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Notices Kenneth L. Westmoreland, Manager, Jackson County Government, 401 Grindstaff Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 28779– 3250. Sam Greenwood, Manager, Macon County, County Manager Office, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734–3005. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–10303 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [P–2299–057] Modesto Irrigation District; Turlock Irrigation District; Notice To Hold a Public Meeting To Discuss the 10-Year Fisheries Summary Report for the Don Pedro Project rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 June 23, 2006. The Modesto Irrigation District and the Turlock Irrigation District (licensees) filed a Fisheries Summary Report on March 25, 2005, pursuant to Article 58 of the license, as amended 1. The Commission noticed the filing on June 24, 2005, and solicited comments, motions to intervene, and protests. Comments were due by July 25, 2005, and replies to comments were due August 25, 2005. Requests for additional time to comment were filed and were granted by order issued September 20, 2005, with revised filing dates of November 22, 2005, for comments and December 22, 2005, for responses to comments. Comments, responses to comments, and motions to intervene were received. The Commission staff will conduct a public meeting based on the filings of the licensees’ report and comments received to date. The meeting will allow Commission staff to discuss: (1) Information filed with the Commission by the various parties concerning the 10-year summary report on the licensees’ chinook salmon studies, monitoring, and non-flow mitigation efforts on the Tuolumne River since 1995; (2) information on Central Valley steelhead to determine what effects, if any, may be occurring; and (3) whether to require further monitoring studies and changes in project structures and operations to protect fishery resources in the Tuolumne River. The meeting will focus on the above topics to clarify information currently in 1 See 76 FERC ¶ 61, 117 (1996). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 the project file. Commission staff will be prepared to lead a discussion using information that has been filed by the various parties. Commission staff asks all parties that participate to be prepared to support their oral statements with documented information. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) at the John E. Moss Federal Building and Courthouse, 650 Capitol Mall, Stanford Room, 1st floor, Sacramento, California 95814. The licensees, resource agency personnel, and other persons interested in these issues are invited to participate. The meeting will be recorded by a stenographer and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project. Special security precautions are employed at this Federal building. Visitors must go through full security screening and are not permitted to bring in cell phones or cameras with digital photo capability. Laptops and PDAs must be booted up at the security entrance. Any questions about this notice should be directed to Philip Scordelis at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (415) 369– 3335, or by e-mail at philip.scordelis@ferc.gov. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–10300 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–10310 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] [Docket No. RP06–398–000] West Texas Gas, Inc.; Notice of Gas Cost Reconciliation Report June 23, 2006. Take notice that on June 20, 2006, West Texas Gas, Inc., (WTG) tendered for filing its annual purchased gas cost reconciliation for the period ending April 30, 2006. Under Section 19, any difference between WTG’s annual actual purchased gas costs and its spot marketbased pricing mechanism is refunded or surcharged to its two jurisdictional customers annually, with interest. WTG states that the report indicates that WTG over-collected its actual costs by $18,708 during the reporting period. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the date as indicated below. Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time June 30, 2006. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0302; FRL–8075–9] Dichlorvos Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for the organophosphate (OP) pesticide dichlorvos (DDVP), and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency’s risk E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Notices assessments and other related documents also are available in the DDVP Docket. DDVP is an organophosphate insecticide and fumigant registered for use in controlling flies, mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches, fleas, and other insect pests. EPA has reviewed DDVP through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 29, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0302, 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 Bldg.), 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2002– 0302. EPA’s policy is that all comments 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 Bldg.), 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 8038; fax number: (703) 308–8005; email 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. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37569 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. 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. EPA completed an IRED for the OP pesticide DDVP on June 23, 2006, and is now issuing this document for public comment. DDVP is an OP insecticide and fumigant registered for use in controlling flies, mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches, fleas, and other E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 37570 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Notices insect pests. Formulations of DDVP include pressurized liquid, granular, emulsifiable concentrate, total release aerosol, and impregnated material. DDVP is applied with aerosols and fogging equipment, with ground spray equipment, and through slow release from impregnated materials, such as resin strips and pet collars. DDVP is registered to control insect pests on agricultural sites; commercial, institutional and industrial sites; and for domestic use in and around homes (i.e., resin strips) and on pets. DDVP is used preplant in mushroom houses, and postharvest in storage areas for bulk, packaged and bagged raw and processed agricultural commodities, food manufacturing/processing plants, animal premises, and non-food areas of food-handling establishments. It is also registered for direct dermal pour-on treatment of cattle and poultry, and swine. DDVP is not registered for direct use on any field grown commodities. The DDVP IRED presents the Agency’s conclusions on the risks posed by exposure to DDVP alone; however, section 408(b)(2)(D)(v) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) directs the Agency also to consider available information on the cumulative risk from substances sharing a common mechanism of toxicity. Because the OP pesticides share a common mechanism of toxicity, the Agency will evaluate the cumulative risk posed by this group before making final reregistration eligibility decisions on individual OPs. During completion of the OP cumulative assessment, the Agency is proceeding with risk assessments and interim risk management for individual OP pesticides. EPA has determined that, but for the cumulative risk assessment, the data base to support DDVP reregistration is substantially complete and that products containing DDVP will be eligible for reregistration, provided the risks are addressed in the manner described in the IRED. After assessing OP cumulative risks, EPA will make a final reregistration decision under section 4(g)(2)(C) for products containing DDVP. When the Agency finalizes decisions for DDVP and other OP pesticides, further risk mitigation may be required for DDVP. On completion of these final decisions for DDVP and other OP pesticides, EPA will also consider all DDVP tolerances, or legal limits, for residues of DDVP in or on food commodities to be reassessed in accordance with the current FFDCA safety standard. EPA is applying the principles of public participation to all pesticides undergoing reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The Agency’s Pesticide VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 Tolerance Reassessment and Reregistration; Public Participation Process, was published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2004 (69 FR 26819) (FRL–7357–9). DDVP was reviewed through the public participation process during which, EPA worked with stakeholders and the public to reach the regulatory decisions for DDVP. The reregistration program is being conducted under Congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely reregistration decisions and to involve the public. The Agency is issuing the DDVP IRED 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 IRED. 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 DDVP. 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 also will publish an amendment to the IRED in the Federal Register. In the absence of substantive comments requiring changes, the risk management decisions reflected in the DDVP IRED will be implemented as presented. These decisions may be supplemented by further risk mitigation measures when EPA considers its cumulative assessment of the OP pesticides. The Agency received a submission on June 2, 2006, from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), petitioning the Agency to conclude the DDVP Special Review, Reregistration and Tolerance Reassessment processes, and to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for DDVP. This petition has been placed in the public docket. The IRED released today does not constitute a response to this petition. The Agency is currently reviewing this petition and will respond to it in conjunction with all other public comments received, after the comment period on the IRED closes. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 active ingredient are eligible for reregistration,’’ before calling in product-specific data on individual enduse products and either reregistering products or taking other ‘‘appropriate regulatory action.’’ Section 408(q) of 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: June 23, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 06–5892 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0302;FRL–8075–2] Dichlorvos (DDVP); Notice of Receipt of Request to Amend to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticide DDVP. The request would terminate DDVP use in or on: Mushroom house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand held fogger); Warehouse (hand held fogger); Residential Crack and Crevice use; Residential Total Release Fogger; Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram Pest Strip; 65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest Strip. The request would not terminate the last DDVP products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request. In addition, EPA will not approve the request as to the 21 gram, 65 gram, or 80 gram pest strips prior to EPA approving the replacement registrations, E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302; FRL-8075-9]


Dichlorvos Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of 
Availability

AGENCY:  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY:  This notice announces the availability of EPA's Interim 
Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for the organophosphate (OP) 
pesticide dichlorvos (DDVP), and opens a public comment period on this 
document. The Agency's risk

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assessments and other related documents also are available in the DDVP 
Docket. DDVP is an organophosphate insecticide and fumigant registered 
for use in controlling flies, mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches, fleas, 
and other insect pests. EPA has reviewed DDVP through the public 
participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in 
developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment 
decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides 
meet current health and safety standards.

DATES:  Comments must be received on or before August 29, 2006.

ADDRESSES:  Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302, 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 
Bldg.), 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2002-0302. EPA's policy is that all comments 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 Bldg.), 
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 Facility telephone number is (703) 
305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8038; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; 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. 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. 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. EPA 
completed an IRED for the OP pesticide DDVP on June 23, 2006, and is 
now issuing this document for public comment. DDVP is an OP insecticide 
and fumigant registered for use in controlling flies, mosquitoes, 
gnats, cockroaches, fleas, and other

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insect pests. Formulations of DDVP include pressurized liquid, 
granular, emulsifiable concentrate, total release aerosol, and 
impregnated material. DDVP is applied with aerosols and fogging 
equipment, with ground spray equipment, and through slow release from 
impregnated materials, such as resin strips and pet collars. DDVP is 
registered to control insect pests on agricultural sites; commercial, 
institutional and industrial sites; and for domestic use in and around 
homes (i.e., resin strips) and on pets. DDVP is used preplant in 
mushroom houses, and postharvest in storage areas for bulk, packaged 
and bagged raw and processed agricultural commodities, food 
manufacturing/processing plants, animal premises, and non-food areas of 
food-handling establishments. It is also registered for direct dermal 
pour-on treatment of cattle and poultry, and swine. DDVP is not 
registered for direct use on any field grown commodities. The DDVP IRED 
presents the Agency's conclusions on the risks posed by exposure to 
DDVP alone; however, section 408(b)(2)(D)(v) of the Federal Food, Drug, 
and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) directs the Agency also to consider available 
information on the cumulative risk from substances sharing a common 
mechanism of toxicity. Because the OP pesticides share a common 
mechanism of toxicity, the Agency will evaluate the cumulative risk 
posed by this group before making final reregistration eligibility 
decisions on individual OPs.
    During completion of the OP cumulative assessment, the Agency is 
proceeding with risk assessments and interim risk management for 
individual OP pesticides. EPA has determined that, but for the 
cumulative risk assessment, the data base to support DDVP 
reregistration is substantially complete and that products containing 
DDVP will be eligible for reregistration, provided the risks are 
addressed in the manner described in the IRED. After assessing OP 
cumulative risks, EPA will make a final reregistration decision under 
section 4(g)(2)(C) for products containing DDVP. When the Agency 
finalizes decisions for DDVP and other OP pesticides, further risk 
mitigation may be required for DDVP. On completion of these final 
decisions for DDVP and other OP pesticides, EPA will also consider all 
DDVP tolerances, or legal limits, for residues of DDVP in or on food 
commodities to be reassessed in accordance with the current FFDCA 
safety standard.
    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, was published in the Federal Register on May 14, 
2004 (69 FR 26819) (FRL-7357-9). DDVP was reviewed through the public 
participation process during which, EPA worked with stakeholders and 
the public to reach the regulatory decisions for DDVP.
    The reregistration program is being conducted under Congressionally 
mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely 
reregistration decisions and to involve the public. The Agency is 
issuing the DDVP IRED 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 IRED. 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 DDVP. 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 also will publish an amendment to the IRED in the Federal 
Register. In the absence of substantive comments requiring changes, the 
risk management decisions reflected in the DDVP IRED will be 
implemented as presented. These decisions may be supplemented by 
further risk mitigation measures when EPA considers its cumulative 
assessment of the OP pesticides.
    The Agency received a submission on June 2, 2006, from the Natural 
Resources Defense Council (NRDC), petitioning the Agency to conclude 
the DDVP Special Review, Reregistration and Tolerance Reassessment 
processes, and to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations 
for DDVP. This petition has been placed in the public docket. The IRED 
released today does not constitute a response to this petition. The 
Agency is currently reviewing this petition and will respond to it in 
conjunction with all other public comments received, after the comment 
period on the IRED closes.

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 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: June 23, 2006.

Debra Edwards,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 06-5892 Filed 6-29-06; 8:45 am]
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