n-Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability, 78430-78432 [E6-22303]

Download as PDF 78430 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Notices either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors, Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee Meetings—Winter/Spring 2007 Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the ORD Docket is (202) 566–1752. The Designated Federal Officer via mail at: Clois Slocum, USEPA, 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268; via phone/voice mail at: (513) 569–7281; via fax at: (513) 569–7549; or via email at: slocum.clois@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Information pwalker on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Members of the public who wish to obtain the draft BOSC agenda’s and callin number and access code, or who would like to make a presentation during the conference calls may contact Clois Slocum, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes. Proposed agenda items for the conference calls include, but are not limited to: (1) First conference call: Charge questions, objective of the program review, overview of the Office of Research and Development, writing assignments, and future meetings; (2) second conference call: overviews of ORD’s Technology for Sustainability program, and preparation for a face-toface meeting in March 2007. The conference calls are open to the public. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Clois Slocum (513)569–7281 or slocum.clois@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Clois Slocum, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 21, 2006. Jeff Morris, Acting Director, Office of Science Policy. [FR Doc. E6–22410 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0694; FRL–8108–2] n-Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides n-Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride (ADBAC) and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DDAC) and opens a public comment period on these documents. The Agency’s risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the ADBAC and DDAC Dockets. ADBAC is an antimicrobial used in agricultural, food handling, commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and public access, medical settings and may be applied as a wood preservative. DDAC is an antimicrobial used in indoor and outdoor hard surfaces, eating utensils, laundry, carpets, agricultural tools and vehicles, egg shells, shoes, milking equipment and udders, humidifiers, medical instruments, human remains, ultrasonic tanks, reverse osmosis units, water storage tanks and may be applied as a wood preservative. EPA has reviewed ADBAC and DDAC 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 February 27, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification ID number, by one of the following methods: for ADBAC docket identification ID number EPA–HQ– OPP–2006–0339; for DDAC docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2006–0338. • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 telephone number is (703) 305– 5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to the following docket identification numbers (ID): For ADBAC docket ID number EPA–HQ– OPP–2006–0339; and for DDAC docket ID number EPA–HQ– OPP–2006–0338. 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 Web site 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– E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Notices 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For ADBAC, contact Jacqueline CampbellMcFarlane, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–6416; fax number: (703) 308– 8481; e-mail address: campbellmcfarlane.jacqueline@epa.gov. For DDAC, contact Tracy Lantz, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 6415; fax number: (703) 308–8481; email address: lantz.tracy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information pwalker on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 has completed Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides, ADBAC and DDAC under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. ADBAC is an antimicrobial used in agricultural, food handling, commercial/ institutional/ industrial, residential and public access, medical settings and may be applied as a wood preservative. DDAC is an antimicrobial used in indoor and outdoor hard surfaces, eating utensils, laundry, carpets, agricultural tools and vehicles, egg shells, shoes, milking equipment and udders, humidifiers, medical instruments, human remains, ultrasonic tanks, reverse osmosis units, water storage tanks and may be applied as a wood preservative. EPA has determined that the data base to support reregistration is substantially complete and that products containing ADBAC and DDAC are eligible for reregistration, provided the risks are mitigated either in the manner described in the RED or by another means that achieves equivalent risk reduction. Upon submission of any required product specific data under PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78431 section 4(g)(2)(B) and any necessary changes to the registration and labeling (either to address concerns identified in the RED or as a result of product specific data), EPA will make a final reregistration decision under section 4(g)(2)(C) for products containing ADBAC and DDAC. EPA must review tolerances and tolerance exemptions that were in effect when the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) was enacted in August 1996, to ensure that these existing pesticide residue limits for food and feed commodities meet the safety standard established by the new law. Tolerances are considered reassessed once the safety finding has been made or a revocation occurs. EPA has reviewed and made the requisite safety finding for the ADBAC and DDAC tolerances included in this notice. 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, published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2004, (69 FR 26819)(FRL–7357–9) explains that in conducting these programs, EPA is tailoring its public participation process to be commensurate with the level of risk, extent of use, complexity of issues, and degree of public concern associated with each pesticide. Due to its uses, risks, and other factors, ADBAC and DDAC were reviewed through the modified 4-Phase process. Through this process, EPA worked extensively with stakeholders and the public to reach the regulatory decisions for ADBAC and DDAC. The reregistration program is being conducted under Congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely decisions and to involve the public. The Agency is issuing the ADBAC and DDAC REDs 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 RED. 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 ADBAC and DDAC. 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 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 78432 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Notices and regulations.gov. If any comment significantly affects the document, EPA also will publish an amendment to the RED in the Federal Register. In the absence of substantive comments requiring changes, the ADBAC and DDAC REDs will be implemented as it is now presented. 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 the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (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 was completed by August 3, 2006. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride (ADBAC), Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DDAC). Dated: December 18, 2006. Betty Shackleford, Acting Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–22303 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8265–1; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2006–0975] A Review of the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects pwalker on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ‘‘A Review of the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects.’’ The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within 18:15 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 The 30-day public comment period begins December 29, 2006, and ends January 29, 2007. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by January 29, 2007. DATES: The draft, ‘‘A Review of the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects,’’ is available primarily via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment’s home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at—A limited number of paper copies are available from the Technical Information Staff, NCEA–W; telephone: 202–564–3261; facsimile: 202–565–0050. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, your mailing address, and the draft document title, ‘‘A Review of the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects.’’ Comments may be submitted electronically via www.regulations.gov, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. ADDRESSES: For information on the public comment period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202–566–1752; facsimile: 202–566–1753; or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. For technical information, contact Janet L. Gamble, NCEA; telephone: 202– 564–3387; facsimile: 202–564–2018; or e-mail: gamble.janet@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 EPA’s Office of Research and Development. The draft report surveys the current state of knowledge of the potential impacts of climate change and climate variability on aeroallergens in the United States—including pollens, molds, and indoor allergens—and their associated allergenic illnesses. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of predissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Information About the Project/ Document This draft report presents a survey of the current state of knowledge of the potential impacts of climate change and variability on aeroallergens—pollens, mold, and indoor allergens—in the United States and the allergenic illnesses associated with them. Allergies are prevalent in the U.S. and impose substantial economic and quality of life burdens. While limited data suggest that aeroallergen levels have remained relatively stable, the prevalence of allergenic illnesses in the U.S. has increased over the past 30 years, a trend that appears to be mirrored in other countries. Overall, experimental and observational data indicate that pollen production is likely to increase in many parts of the U.S. Phenologic advance is likely to occur for numerous species of plants, especially trees, and increases in allergen content, and thus, potency, of some aeroallergens are possible. II. How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at www.regulations.gov Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD 2006– 0975 by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–566–1753. • Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is 202–566–1752. • Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is 202–566–1744. Deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. If you provide comments by mail or hand delivery, please submit one unbound original, with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2006– 0975. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0694; FRL-8108-2]


n-Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride and Didecyl Dimethyl 
Ammonium Chloride Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of 
Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration 
Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides n-Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl 
Ammonium Chloride (ADBAC) and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DDAC) 
and opens a public comment period on these documents. The Agency's risk 
assessments and other related documents also are available in the ADBAC 
and DDAC Dockets. ADBAC is an antimicrobial used in agricultural, food 
handling, commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and public 
access, medical settings and may be applied as a wood preservative. 
DDAC is an antimicrobial used in indoor and outdoor hard surfaces, 
eating utensils, laundry, carpets, agricultural tools and vehicles, egg 
shells, shoes, milking equipment and udders, humidifiers, medical 
instruments, human remains, ultrasonic tanks, reverse osmosis units, 
water storage tanks and may be applied as a wood preservative. EPA has 
reviewed ADBAC and DDAC 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 February 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification ID 
number, by one of the following methods: for ADBAC docket 
identification ID number EPA-HQ- OPP-2006-0339; for DDAC docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ- OPP-2006-0338.
     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 telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to the following docket 
identification numbers (ID): For ADBAC docket ID number EPA-HQ- OPP-
2006-0339; and for DDAC docket ID number EPA-HQ- OPP-2006-0338. 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 Web site 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-

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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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For ADBAC, contact Jacqueline 
Campbell-McFarlane, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-6416; 
fax number: (703) 308-8481; e-mail address: campbell-
mcfarlane.jacqueline@epa.gov.
    For DDAC, contact Tracy Lantz, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 308-6415; fax number: (703) 308-8481; e-mail address: 
lantz.tracy@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 
has completed Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the 
pesticides, ADBAC and DDAC under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. ADBAC is 
an antimicrobial used in agricultural, food handling, commercial/ 
institutional/ industrial, residential and public access, medical 
settings and may be applied as a wood preservative. DDAC is an 
antimicrobial used in indoor and outdoor hard surfaces, eating 
utensils, laundry, carpets, agricultural tools and vehicles, egg 
shells, shoes, milking equipment and udders, humidifiers, medical 
instruments, human remains, ultrasonic tanks, reverse osmosis units, 
water storage tanks and may be applied as a wood preservative.
    EPA has determined that the data base to support reregistration is 
substantially complete and that products containing ADBAC and DDAC are 
eligible for reregistration, provided the risks are mitigated either in 
the manner described in the RED or by another means that achieves 
equivalent risk reduction. Upon submission of any required product 
specific data under section 4(g)(2)(B) and any necessary changes to the 
registration and labeling (either to address concerns identified in the 
RED or as a result of product specific data), EPA will make a final 
reregistration decision under section 4(g)(2)(C) for products 
containing ADBAC and DDAC.
    EPA must review tolerances and tolerance exemptions that were in 
effect when the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) was enacted in 
August 1996, to ensure that these existing pesticide residue limits for 
food and feed commodities meet the safety standard established by the 
new law. Tolerances are considered reassessed once the safety finding 
has been made or a revocation occurs. EPA has reviewed and made the 
requisite safety finding for the ADBAC and DDAC tolerances included in 
this notice.
    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, published in the Federal Register on May 14, 
2004, (69 FR 26819)(FRL-7357-9) explains that in conducting these 
programs, EPA is tailoring its public participation process to be 
commensurate with the level of risk, extent of use, complexity of 
issues, and degree of public concern associated with each pesticide. 
Due to its uses, risks, and other factors, ADBAC and DDAC were reviewed 
through the modified 4-Phase process. Through this process, EPA worked 
extensively with stakeholders and the public to reach the regulatory 
decisions for ADBAC and DDAC.
    The reregistration program is being conducted under Congressionally 
mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely 
decisions and to involve the public. The Agency is issuing the ADBAC 
and DDAC REDs 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 RED. 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 ADBAC and DDAC. 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

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and regulations.gov. If any comment significantly affects the document, 
EPA also will publish an amendment to the RED in the Federal Register. 
In the absence of substantive comments requiring changes, the ADBAC and 
DDAC REDs will be implemented as it is now presented.

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 the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (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 was completed by August 3, 2006.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Alkyl Dimethyl 
Benzyl Ammonium Chloride (ADBAC), Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride 
(DDAC).

    Dated: December 18, 2006.
Betty Shackleford,
Acting Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-22303 Filed 12-28-06; 8:45 am]
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