Petition to Revoke Tolerances Established for Dichlorvos, 59784-59785 [E6-16484]

Download as PDF 59784 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 11, 2006 / Notices 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. pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES 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. 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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) 7E4855. Interregional Research Project #4 (IR–4), 500 College Rd., East, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide, oxytetracycline in or on food commodity apple at 0.35 parts per million (ppm). HWI Method MR– OPAP–MA with modifications is used to measure and evaluate oxytetracycline residues. The method is adapted from Pfizer Method STP No. 012.14 entitled Microbiological Agar Diffusion Assy for Oxytetracycline in Fruit Extract and Hazelton Method OTCF entitled Oxytetracycline in Feeds which is published in Official Methods of Analysis of the AOAC, 15th Edition as Method 968.50. The method is similar to Final Action Microbiological Methods I and II in the AOAC Official Methods of Analysis (1984; 42.29342.298). List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 28, 2006. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–16691 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0302; FRL–8096–7] Petition to Revoke Tolerances Established for Dichlorvos Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is seeking public comment on a June 2, 2006, petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), available in docket (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0302, requesting that the Agency revoke all tolerances for the pesticide dichlorvos (DDVP). The petitioner, NRDC, requests this action to obtain what they believe would be proper application of the safety standards of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408, as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. The DDVP Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) is available in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket 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 Dr., 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 E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 11, 2006 / Notices deliveries of boxed information. The Docket 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 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 Dr., 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: Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 10, 2006 Jkt 211001 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59785 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 requests public comment during the next 30 days on a petition (available in docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP– 2002–0302) received from the NRDC requesting that the Agency revoke all tolerances, or maximum legal residue limits for the pesticide DDVP. The petitioner claims that EPA erred in making its safety finding that there is a reasonable certainty of no harm from dietary residues of DDVP and, therefore, EPA must revoke all tolerances established under section 408 of the FFDCA, as amended by the FQPA. In addition, NRDC is petitioning the Agency to cancel all uses of DDVP because NRDC believes DDVP cannot perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse affects on the environment. See 136 et seq. of FIFRA. NRDC filed its petition in pursuant to section 408(d) of FFDCA. EPA’s assessment of human health and environmental risks of DDVP, and finding on whether the tolerances for DDVP comply with the safety standard in FFDCA section 408, as amended by FQPA, are contained in the IRED document for DDVP, which is available in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S– 4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: September 28, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–16484 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302; FRL-8096-7]


Petition to Revoke Tolerances Established for Dichlorvos

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA is seeking public comment on a June 2, 2006, petition from 
the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), available in docket (ID) 
number EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302, requesting that the Agency revoke all 
tolerances for the pesticide dichlorvos (DDVP). The petitioner, NRDC, 
requests this action to obtain what they believe would be proper 
application of the safety standards of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408, as amended by the Food Quality 
Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. The DDVP Interim Reregistration 
Eligibility Decision (IRED) is available in the electronic docket at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or at the Office of Pesticide Programs 
(OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 13, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket 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 Dr., 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

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deliveries of boxed information. The Docket 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 Dr., 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: 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. What Action is the Agency Taking?



    EPA requests public comment during the next 30 days on a petition 
(available in docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302) received from the 
NRDC requesting that the Agency revoke all tolerances, or maximum legal 
residue limits for the pesticide DDVP. The petitioner claims that EPA 
erred in making its safety finding that there is a reasonable certainty 
of no harm from dietary residues of DDVP and, therefore, EPA must 
revoke all tolerances established under section 408 of the FFDCA, as 
amended by the FQPA. In addition, NRDC is petitioning the Agency to 
cancel all uses of DDVP because NRDC believes DDVP cannot perform its 
intended function without causing unreasonable adverse affects on the 
environment. See 136 et seq. of FIFRA. NRDC filed its petition in 
pursuant to section 408(d) of FFDCA. EPA's assessment of human health 
and environmental risks of DDVP, and finding on whether the tolerances 
for DDVP comply with the safety standard in FFDCA section 408, as 
amended by FQPA, are contained in the IRED document for DDVP, which is 
available in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or at 
the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: September 28, 2006.
Debra Edwards,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-16484 Filed 10-10-06; 8:45 a.m.]
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