Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting, 60510-60511 [E6-16913]

Download as PDF 60510 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 198 / Friday, October 13, 2006 / Notices encouraged to attend the meetings and participate as appropriate. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: Those persons who are or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES2 II. Tentative Agenda 1. Office of Pesticide Programs-Office of Water Partnerships in Pesticide Water Quality Programs. 2. Disposal of Pesticide-Treated Seed. 3. Prioritizing Ambient Water Criteria for Pesticides. 4. Endangered Species and Pesticide Water Quality Issues. 5. Atrazine Special Review Progress. 6. Pesticide Degradates. 7. EPA Water Quality Performance Measures/State End-of-year Reporting. 8. Committee Workgroups Issues Papers, Updates, Surveys. 9. FIFRA/CWA: Court Cases, USEPA Proposed Rules. 10. Water Quality Pesticide Regulatory Education Program Course Review. 11. Container/Containment Rule Implementation; Container Recycling: State Information Gathering. 12. Toxicity and Fate Data Retrieval Protocol for States. 13. Pyrethroid Registration Evaluation and Lab Analytical Issues. 14. Water Quality Benchmarks for Screening-Level Assessments. 15. EPA Update/Briefing: • a. Office of Pesticide Programs Update. • b. Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance Update. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pest. 15:21 Oct 12, 2006 Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0814; FRL–8098–7] 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2006–0816. 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 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 telephone number is (703) 305–5805. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Dated: October 4, 2006. William R. Diamond, Director, Field External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs [FR Doc. E6–16910 Filed 10–12–06; 8:45 am] Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold a public meeting on November 2, 2006. An agenda for this meeting is being developed and will be posted on EPA’s website. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA’s registration process. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Rm. S–4370 and S–4380, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal, Drive Arlington, VA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Leovey, 7501P, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 305– 7328; fax number: (703) 308–4776; email address:leovey.elizabeth@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 particular interest to persons who are concerned about implementation of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Other potentially affected PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entities may include but are not limited to agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry trade associations; environmental, consumer and farmworker groups; pesticide users and growers; pest consultants; State, local and Tribal governments; academia; public health organizations; food processors; and the public. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all 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. 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– OPPT–2006–0814. 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 thisFederal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. Background The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of the American food supply, protection and education of those who apply or are exposed to pesticides occupationally or through use of products, and the general protection of the environment and special ecosystems from potential risks posed by pesticides. The PPDC was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463, in September 1995 for a 2 year–term and has been renewed every 2 years since that time. PPDC provides advice and recommendations to OPP on a broad range of pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues that are associated with evaluating and reducing risks from the use of pesticides. The following sectors are represented on the PPDC: Pesticide industry and trade associations; E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 198 / Friday, October 13, 2006 / Notices environmental/public interest and consumer groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide user, grower and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/Tribal governments; the general public; academia; and public health organizations. Copies of the PPDC charter are filed with appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request. III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting? This meeting will be open to the public and seating is available on a firstcome basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to register in advance of the meeting. Opportunity will be provided for questions and comments by the public. Any person who wishes to file a written statement may do so before or after the meeting by giving a copy of the statement to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. These statements will become part of the permanent record and will be available for public inspection at the address listed under Unit 1.B.1. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered CBI. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. List of Subjects Environmental protection. Dated: October 4, 2006. James Jones, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–16913 Filed 10–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0801; FRL–8097–7] Petition to Revoke Tolerances Established for Carbaryl; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES2 AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is seeking public comment on a January 10, 2005, petition from the Washington Toxics Coalition (Washington Toxics), available in docket number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006– 0801, requesting that the Agency revoke all tolerances for the pesticide carbaryl. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Oct 12, 2006 Jkt 211001 The petitioner, Washington Toxics, 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. Washington Toxics is filing this petition in response to a Notice of Availability for the Carbaryl Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED), published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2004. The carbaryl IRED is available on the website http://www.regulations.gov under docket number EPA–HQ–OPP– 2003–0376 and on the Agency’s pesticide web page, http://www.epa.gov/ pesticides/reregistration/status.htm. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0801, 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– 0801. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60511 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: Christina Scheltema, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8000; fax number: (703) 308– 7070; e-mail address: scheltema.christina@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. This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[FR Doc No: E6-16913]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0814; FRL-8098-7]


Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration 
Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide 
Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will 
hold a public meeting on November 2, 2006. An agenda for this meeting 
is being developed and will be posted on EPA's website. The workgroup 
is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA's 
registration process.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2006, from 10 
a.m. to 1 p.m.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Rm. S-4370 and S-4380, One 
Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal, Drive Arlington, VA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Leovey, 7501P, Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7328; 
fax number: (703) 308-4776; e-mail address:leovey.elizabeth@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 
particular interest to persons who are concerned about implementation 
of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA), the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Other potentially affected 
entities may include but are not limited to agricultural workers and 
farmers; pesticide industry trade associations; environmental, consumer 
and farmworker groups; pesticide users and growers; pest consultants; 
State, local and Tribal governments; academia; public health 
organizations; food processors; and the public. Since other entities 
may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all 
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. 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-OPPT-2006-0814. 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 thisFederal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.

II. Background

    The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the 
responsibility of ensuring the safety of the American food supply, 
protection and education of those who apply or are exposed to 
pesticides occupationally or through use of products, and the general 
protection of the environment and special ecosystems from potential 
risks posed by pesticides.
    The PPDC was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), Public Law 92-463, in September 1995 for a 2 year-term and has 
been renewed every 2 years since that time. PPDC provides advice and 
recommendations to OPP on a broad range of pesticide regulatory, 
policy, and program implementation issues that are associated with 
evaluating and reducing risks from the use of pesticides. The following 
sectors are represented on the PPDC: Pesticide industry and trade 
associations;

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environmental/public interest and consumer groups; farm worker 
organizations; pesticide user, grower and commodity groups; Federal and 
State/local/Tribal governments; the general public; academia; and 
public health organizations. Copies of the PPDC charter are filed with 
appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress and are 
available upon request.

III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting?

    This meeting will be open to the public and seating is available on 
a first-come basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to 
register in advance of the meeting. Opportunity will be provided for 
questions and comments by the public. Any person who wishes to file a 
written statement may do so before or after the meeting by giving a 
copy of the statement to the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT. These statements will become part of the permanent 
record and will be available for public inspection at the address 
listed under Unit 1.B.1. Do not submit any information in your request 
that is considered CBI.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection.

    Dated: October 4, 2006.
James Jones,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-16913 Filed 10-12-06; 8:45 am]
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