Pesticides; Availability of Schedule for Registration Review, 59786-59787 [E6-16483]

Download as PDF 59786 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 11, 2006 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2004–0404; FRL–8096–8] Pesticides; Availability of Schedule for Registration Review Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the availability of a schedule for the registration review of pesticides mandated in section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA is making the schedule available pursuant to the Registration Review procedural regulations, to inform the public and help interested stakeholders prepare for the initiation of the registration reviews scheduled for the first four years of the program. To develop the schedule, EPA used procedures set forth in the August 9, 2006 final rule. The schedule shows how the Agency plans to sequence pesticide reviews to meet the goal of reviewing each pesticide’s registration every 15 years. Although there is not a comment period for this schedule, the Agency may consider issues raised by the public or the registrant when reviewing the posted schedule, to schedule a pesticide registration review, or to modify the schedule of a pesticide registration review as appropriate. This schedule will take effect on October 10, 2006, the effective date of the registration review regulation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kennan Garvey, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 305– 7106; fax number: (703) 308–8005; email address: garvey.kennan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you hold pesticide registrations. Pesticide users or other persons interested in the regulation of the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides may also be interested in this action. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: Producers of pesticide products (NAICS code 32532). Producers of antifoulant paints (NAICS code 32551). Producers of antimicrobial pesticides (NAICS code 32561). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 10, 2006 Jkt 211001 Producers of nitrogen stabilizer products (NAICS code 32531). Producers of wood preservatives (NAICS code 32519). 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. To determine whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should carefully examine the applicability provisions in § 155.40 of the regulatory text of the Federal Register of August 9, 2006 (71 FR 45720–45734)(FRL– 8080–4). If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2004–0404. 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 Office of Pesticide Programs (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. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? II. Background A. What Action is the Agency Taking? EPA has issued a schedule for the registration review program, the periodic review of all registered pesticides mandated by section 3(g) of FIFRA. The schedule will take effect upon the registration review regulation effective date of October 10, 2006. This schedule is a timetable for opening registration review dockets for the first four years of the program. It shows how EPA plans to sequence the initiation of pesticide reviews to meet the statutory goal of reviewing all PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 registered pesticides every 15 years to determine whether they still meet the statutory standard for registration. As noted in the explanation of the schedule, EPA expects a total of about 676 registration review cases comprised of about 1,075 pesticide active ingredients to undergo registration review. To review all of these pesticides every 15 years, the Agency plans to make decisions on 45 or more registration review cases, or about 70 pesticide active ingredients, each year. The schedule shows which registration review cases are expected to begin the review process during the first four years of the program, beginning in fiscal year 2007. Each pesticide’s place on the schedule is generally determined by its baseline date, that is, the date of its last substantive review. The oldest cases go first. The baseline date for a pesticide subject to reregistration is the date of the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) or Interim RED, while for pesticides not subject to reregistration, it is the date the first product containing the active ingredient was registered. Although the draft schedule generally is constructed chronologically using baseline dates, some registration review cases in years two through four are grouped in the schedule to achieve greater program efficiencies. For example, pesticides that are chemically or use related, such as the organophosphate and carbamate chemical classes, the coppers group and the pyrethroids, pyrethrins and synergists group, would be reviewed during the same time frame. Background information on the program is provided at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/ An explanation of the schedule is at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/explanation.htm The schedule is at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/schedule.htm. Sfmt 4703 EPA is announcing this schedule as provided in § § 155.42(d) and 155.44 of the Procedural Regulations for Registration Review: Final Rule http:// www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2006/ August/Day–09/p12904.htm). In general, the Agency may consider issues raised by the public or the registrant when reviewing a posted schedule, to schedule a pesticide registration review, or to modify the schedule of a pesticide registration review as appropriate. This schedule will be updated at least annually. E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 11, 2006 / Notices List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests. Dated: September 26, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–16483 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S Dated: October 6, 2006. Roland E. Smith, Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. *Session Closed—Exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(8) and (9). [FR Doc. 06–8633 Filed 10–6–06; 12:40 pm] BILLING CODE 6705–01–P Farm Credit Administration Board; Regular Meeting, Sunshine Act FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION October 4, 2006. Farm Credit Administration. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3)), of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board). Date and Time: The regular meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on October 12, 2006, from 9 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roland E. Smith, Secretary to the Farm Credit Administration Board, (703) 883– 4009, TTY (703) 883–4056. Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102–5090. ADDRESSES: Parts of this meeting of the Board will be open to the public (limited space available), and parts will be closed to the public. In order to increase the accessibility to Board meetings, persons requiring assistance should make arrangements in advance. The matters to be considered at the meeting are: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Open Session A. Approval of Minutes • September 14, 2006 (Open and Closed). B. New Business 1. Regulations • Regulatory Burden—Final Rule. pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES 2. Reports • OE Quarterly Report on FCS Condition. Closed Session* • Update on OE Oversight Activities. • Overview of OE FY 2007 Oversight and Examination Plan. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 10, 2006 Jkt 211001 Room 1–C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 59787 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 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 December 11, 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 your all Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments by email 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, PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control Number: 3060–0945. Title: Section 79.2, Accessibility of Programming Providing Emergency Information. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour–2 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 250 hours. Total Annual Cost: $5,000. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 79.2 requires any broadcast station or multiple video programming distributor (MVPD) that provides local emergency information as part of a regularly scheduled newscast, or as part of a newscast that interrupts regularly scheduled programming, to make the critical details of the information accessible to persons with visual disabilities in the affected local area. In addition, any broadcast station or MVPD that provides emergency information through a crawl or scroll must accompany that information with an aural tone to alert persons with visual disabilities that the station or MVPD is providing this information. Under 47 CFR 79.2(c), a complaint alleging a violation of this section may be transmitted to the Commission by any reasonable means that would best accommodate the complainant’s disability. The complaint should include the name of the video programming distributor against whom the complaint is alleged, the date and time of the omission of emergency information, and the type of emergency. The Commission will notify the video programming distributor of the complaint, and the distributor will reply to the complaint within 30 days. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–16829 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–10–P E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0404; FRL-8096-8]


Pesticides; Availability of Schedule for Registration Review

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the availability of a schedule for the 
registration review of pesticides mandated in section 3(g) of the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA is 
making the schedule available pursuant to the Registration Review 
procedural regulations, to inform the public and help interested 
stakeholders prepare for the initiation of the registration reviews 
scheduled for the first four years of the program. To develop the 
schedule, EPA used procedures set forth in the August 9, 2006 final 
rule. The schedule shows how the Agency plans to sequence pesticide 
reviews to meet the goal of reviewing each pesticide's registration 
every 15 years. Although there is not a comment period for this 
schedule, the Agency may consider issues raised by the public or the 
registrant when reviewing the posted schedule, to schedule a pesticide 
registration review, or to modify the schedule of a pesticide 
registration review as appropriate. This schedule will take effect on 
October 10, 2006, the effective date of the registration review 
regulation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kennan Garvey, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7106; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: garvey.kennan@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you hold 
pesticide registrations. Pesticide users or other persons interested in 
the regulation of the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides may also 
be interested in this action.
    Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
    Producers of pesticide products (NAICS code 32532).
    Producers of antifoulant paints (NAICS code 32551).
    Producers of antimicrobial pesticides (NAICS code 32561).
    Producers of nitrogen stabilizer products (NAICS code 32531).
    Producers of wood preservatives (NAICS code 32519).
    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. To determine 
whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should 
carefully examine the applicability provisions in Sec.  155.40 of the 
regulatory text of the Federal Register of August 9, 2006 (71 FR 45720-
45734)(FRL- 8080-4). If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0404. 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 Office of Pesticide Programs (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.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.

II. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA has issued a schedule for the registration review program, the 
periodic review of all registered pesticides mandated by section 3(g) 
of FIFRA. The schedule will take effect upon the registration review 
regulation effective date of October 10, 2006.
    This schedule is a timetable for opening registration review 
dockets for the first four years of the program. It shows how EPA plans 
to sequence the initiation of pesticide reviews to meet the statutory 
goal of reviewing all registered pesticides every 15 years to determine 
whether they still meet the statutory standard for registration. As 
noted in the explanation of the schedule, EPA expects a total of about 
676 registration review cases comprised of about 1,075 pesticide active 
ingredients to undergo registration review. To review all of these 
pesticides every 15 years, the Agency plans to make decisions on 45 or 
more registration review cases, or about 70 pesticide active 
ingredients, each year.
    The schedule shows which registration review cases are expected to 
begin the review process during the first four years of the program, 
beginning in fiscal year 2007. Each pesticide's place on the schedule 
is generally determined by its baseline date, that is, the date of its 
last substantive review. The oldest cases go first. The baseline date 
for a pesticide subject to reregistration is the date of the 
Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) or Interim RED, while for 
pesticides not subject to reregistration, it is the date the first 
product containing the active ingredient was registered. Although the 
draft schedule generally is constructed chronologically using baseline 
dates, some registration review cases in years two through four are 
grouped in the schedule to achieve greater program efficiencies. For 
example, pesticides that are chemically or use related, such as the 
organophosphate and carbamate chemical classes, the coppers group and 
the pyrethroids, pyrethrins and synergists group, would be reviewed 
during the same time frame.
    Background information on the program is provided at:
    http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/
 An explanation of the schedule is at:
    http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/explanation.htm
    The schedule is at:
    http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/schedule.htm.

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

    EPA is announcing this schedule as provided in Sec.  Sec.  
155.42(d) and 155.44 of the Procedural Regulations for Registration 
Review: Final Rule http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2006/August/
Day-09/p12904.htm). In general, the Agency may consider issues raised 
by the public or the registrant when reviewing a posted schedule, to 
schedule a pesticide registration review, or to modify the schedule of 
a pesticide registration review as appropriate. This schedule will be 
updated at least annually.

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List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and 
pests.

    Dated: September 26, 2006.
Debra Edwards,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-16483 Filed 10-10-06; 8:45 am]
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