Acid Copper Chromate (ACC); Product Cancellation Order to Delete ACC Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations, 75246-75247 [E6-21400]

Download as PDF 75246 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 240 / Thursday, December 14, 2006 / Notices petition in an Order dated October 9, 2002. Pursuant to Section 502(b) of the Act, Petitioner appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (the Court). On January 20, 2006, the Court partially granted Petitioner’s request for review, vacated the October 9, 2002, Order with respect to the mailing list issue, and remanded the issue to EPA for further consideration. Upon further consideration, EPA granted Petitioner’s request to object to the King Finishing permit for EPD’s failure to use a mailing list. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Order, the petition, and all pertinent information relating thereto are on file at the following location: EPA Region 4, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. The final Order is also available electronically at the following address: http://www.epa.gov/ region7/programs/artd/air/title5/ petitiondb/petitions/ kingfinishing_decision 2001_remanded.pdf Art Hofmeister, Air Permits Section, EPA Region 4, at (404) 562–9115 or hofmeister.art@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Other inconsistencies (with the Act) alleged by the Petitioner were: that the public participation process and the public notice of the draft permit were inadequate; that the permit improperly limits enforcement authority and the use of credible evidence; and that the permit contains both inadequate monitoring and reporting requirements. EPA’s October 9, 2002, denial of the above issues was unaffected by the Court’s decision. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 5, 2006. A. Stanley Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. E6–21292 Filed 12–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8255–2] Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Notice of Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463), notice is hereby given that the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Thursday, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Dec 13, 2006 Jkt 211000 January 11, 2007. The meeting is open to the public to attend and will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The Subcommittee meetings will be held on January 10, 2007 starting approximately at 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the same location as the full committee. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Mobile Source Technical Review subcommittee will not meet at this time. The agenda for the full committee meeting will be posted on the CAAAC Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/. DATES: Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2007, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Subcommittees will meet on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. ADDRESSES: CAAAC and its subcommittee meetings will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the CAAAC, please contact Pat Childers, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA (202) 564–1082, FAX (202) 564–1352 or by mail at U.S. EPA, Office of Air and Radiation (Mail code 6102 A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. For information on the Subcommittee meetings, please contact the following individuals: (1) Permits/NSR/Toxics Integration—Debbie Stackhouse, 919– 541–5354; (2) Air Quality Management—Jeff Whitlow, 919–541– 5523; and (3) Economic Incentives and Regulatory Innovations—Carey Fitzmaurice, 202–564–1667. Additional Information on these meetings, CAAAC and its Subcommittees can be found on the CAAAC Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Pat Childers at (202) 564–1082 or childers.pat@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Childers, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Inspection of Committee Documents: The Committee agenda and any docuemnts prepared for the meeting will be publicly available at the meeting. Thereafter, these documents, together with CAAAC meeting minutes, will be available by contacting the Office of Air and Radiation Docket and requesting information under docket OAR–2004– 0075. The Docket office can be reached PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by telephoning 202–260–7548; FAX 202–260–4400. Dated: November 8, 2006. Patrick Childers, Designated Federal Official for Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E6–21295 Filed 12–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0606; FRL–8105–8] Acid Copper Chromate (ACC); Product Cancellation Order to Delete ACC Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s order terminating all residential uses of the acid copper chromate (ACC) registration held by OSMOSE, Inc. The affected registration is EPA Reg. No. 3008-60. OSMOSE voluntarily requested the use termination, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. OSMOSE requested that it not be provided with any existing stocks provisions for the product. The Agency announced receipt of this request in a July 18, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request (71 FR 40717) (FRL-8080-5). In the July 18, 2006 Notice, EPA stated that it would accept the request and issue an order implementing the use termination, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30–day comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdrew the request within this period, which closed August 17, 2006. The Agency received one comment on the notice which was carefully considered by the Agency; it was determined that the request did not merit further review. Further, the registrant did not withdraw its request. Accordingly, on October 17, 2006 EPA approved the request. EPA hereby issues through this notice an order implementing the approved use terminations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the ACC product subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order. DATES: The cancellations are effective December 14, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Heyward, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 240 / Thursday, December 14, 2006 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for the registrant of the product in Table 1 of this unit. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Acid Copper Chromate, ACC. TABLE 2.—REGISTRANT OF AFFECTED ACC PRODUCT REGISTRATION Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-6422; fax number: (703) 308-8481; e-mail address: heyward.adam@epa.gov. Dated: December 7, 2006. Dennis H. Edwards, Acting Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–21400 Filed 12–13–06; 8:45 am] I. General Information EPA company no. 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. 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–2006–0606. 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. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces the Agency’s order implementing EPA’s approval of OSMOSE’s request to terminate all residential uses of its ACC product registration. The affected registration is identified in Table 1. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES TABLE 1.-ACC-AFFECTED PRODUCT REGISTRATION EPA registration no. 3008-60 VerDate Aug<31>2005 Product name AC 50% Wood Preservative 17:54 Dec 13, 2006 Jkt 211000 75247 Osmose, Inc. Company name and address 980 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14209-2398 III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments Only one public comment was received, which is posted on the docket. This comment addressed the commenter’s concerns about the ACC registration in general. The Agency does not believe that the comment submitted during the comment period merits further review of OSMOSE’s request nor a denial of the request for use termination. IV. Cancellation Order Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA approved the use termination for the affected ACC registration identified in Table 1 of Unit II. on October 17, 2006. The Agency hereby orders that the ACC product registration identified in Table 1 of Unit II. is amended to terminate the affected uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent with any of the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth below in Unit VI will be considered a violation of FIFRA. V. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such a request. VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. The order issued in this notice implementing the use terminations includes no existing stocks provisions. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2006–0826; FRL–8256–1] Notice of Availability of Draft Nutrient Criteria Technical Guidance Manual: Wetlands Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA announces the availability of a draft nutrient criteria technical guidance manual for wetlands. This document provides State and Tribal water quality managers and others with information on how to develop numeric nutrient criteria for wetlands as State or tribal law or regulation; however, the document does not contain site-specific numeric nutrient criteria. EPA is soliciting information, data, and views on issues of science pertaining to the information the Agency used to develop this document. While this document contains EPA’s scientific recommendations regarding defensible approaches for developing regional nutrient criteria, this guidance does not substitute for Clean Water Act (CWA) or EPA regulations, nor is it a regulation. It does not impose legally binding requirements on the EPA, States, territories, authorized tribes, or the regulated community. State and tribal decision makers have discretion to adopt water quality standards that use approaches that differ from EPA’s recommendations. DATES: Scientific views, data, and information should be submitted by February 12, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit scientific information, data, or views, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2006– 0826, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting information. • E-mail: ow-docket@epa.gov. • Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail code: 4101T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please include a total of four copies. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0606; FRL-8105-8]


Acid Copper Chromate (ACC); Product Cancellation Order to Delete 
ACC Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order terminating all residential 
uses of the acid copper chromate (ACC) registration held by OSMOSE, 
Inc. The affected registration is EPA Reg. No. 3008-60. OSMOSE 
voluntarily requested the use termination, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) 
of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as 
amended. OSMOSE requested that it not be provided with any existing 
stocks provisions for the product. The Agency announced receipt of this 
request in a July 18, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of 
Request (71 FR 40717) (FRL-8080-5). In the July 18, 2006 Notice, EPA 
stated that it would accept the request and issue an order implementing 
the use termination, unless the Agency received substantive comments 
within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of 
the request, or unless the registrant withdrew the request within this 
period, which closed August 17, 2006. The Agency received one comment 
on the notice which was carefully considered by the Agency; it was 
determined that the request did not merit further review. Further, the 
registrant did not withdraw its request. Accordingly, on October 17, 
2006 EPA approved the request. EPA hereby issues through this notice an 
order implementing the approved use terminations. Any distribution, 
sale, or use of the ACC product subject to this cancellation order is 
permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order.

DATES: The cancellations are effective December 14, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Heyward, Antimicrobials Division 
(7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,

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Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-6422; fax 
number: (703) 308-8481; e-mail address: heyward.adam@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. 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-2006-0606. 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. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces the Agency's order implementing EPA's 
approval of OSMOSE's request to terminate all residential uses of its 
ACC product registration. The affected registration is identified in 
Table 1.

               Table 1.-ACC-Affected Product Registration
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           EPA registration no.                     Product name
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3008-60                                     AC 50% Wood Preservative
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the product in Table 1 of this unit.

        Table 2.--Registrant of Affected ACC Product Registration
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              EPA company no.                 Company name and address
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Osmose, Inc.                                980 Ellicott Street
                                            Buffalo, NY 14209-2398
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III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 
Comments

    Only one public comment was received, which is posted on the 
docket. This comment addressed the commenter's concerns about the ACC 
registration in general. The Agency does not believe that the comment 
submitted during the comment period merits further review of OSMOSE's 
request nor a denial of the request for use termination.

IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA approved the use termination 
for the affected ACC registration identified in Table 1 of Unit II. on 
October 17, 2006. The Agency hereby orders that the ACC product 
registration identified in Table 1 of Unit II. is amended to terminate 
the affected uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of 
the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent 
with any of the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth 
below in Unit VI will be considered a violation of FIFRA.

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

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide 
product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations 
be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further 
provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice 
of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, 
following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such 
a request.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
cancellation action. The order issued in this notice implementing the 
use terminations includes no existing stocks provisions.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Acid Copper 
Chromate, ACC.

    Dated: December 7, 2006.
 Dennis H. Edwards,
Acting Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-21400 Filed 12-13-06; 8:45 am]
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