A Review of the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects, 78432-78433 [E6-22427]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES comment period. Comments received after the closing date will be marked ‘‘late,’’ and may only be considered if time permits. It is EPA’s policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket without change and to make the comments available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless a 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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.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 www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public 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. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: Documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov 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 materials, such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Dated: December 20, 2006. George Alapas, Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E6–22427 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:12 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0351; FRL–8108–9] Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Use of Antimicrobial Pesticide Products in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability; Reopening of Comment Period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agency is reopening the comment period and seeking additional public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ‘‘Use of Antimicrobial Pesticide Products in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems.’’ PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR Notice would, once final, provide guidance to the registrants concerning EPA-registered sanitizer, disinfectant and other antimicrobial products whose labels bear general directions for use on or incorporation within hard, nonporous or porous surfaces, but which are not specifically registered for treatment of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems (HVAC&R). DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 27, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0351, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78433 Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006– 0351. 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– 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: Tracy Lantz, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period.

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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 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 pre-
dissemination 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.

DATES: 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.

ADDRESSES: 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

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comment period. Comments received after the closing date will be marked 
``late,'' and may only be considered if time permits. It is EPA's 
policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket without 
change and to make the comments available online at http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless a 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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. 
The www.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 www.regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the public 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. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center 
homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: Documents in the docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov 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 materials, 
such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA 
Headquarters Docket Center.

    Dated: December 20, 2006.
George Alapas,
Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. E6-22427 Filed 12-28-06; 8:45 am]
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