Chlorflurenol; Reregistration Eligibility Decision, 24300-24301 [E7-8265]

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Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. II. Registration Applications EPA received applications as follows to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provision of section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA. Notice of receipt of these applications does not imply a decision by the Agency on the applications. Products Containing Active Ingredients not Included in any Previously Registered Products 1. File Symbol: 71711–EA. Applicant: Bayer CropScience, LP in c/o Nichino America, Inc., U.S. subsidiary of Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709–2014. Product Name: Flubendiamide Technical. Product type: Insecticide. Active Ingredient: Flubendiamide. Proposal Classification/Use: For formulation into end-use products. 2. File Symbol: 264–RNEA. Applicant: Bayer CropScience, LP, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709–2014. Product Name: NNI-0001 24 WG PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (SYNAPSE). Product type: Insecticide. Active Ingredient: Flubendiamide at 24%. Proposal Classification/Use: Insecticide for controlling lepidopterous insect pests on vegetables (Brassica (cole) leafy, fruiting, leafy (except Brassica) and cucurbit). 3. File Symbol: 264–RNEL. Applicant: Bayer CropScience. Product Name: NNI0001 480 SC (BELT). Product type: Insecticide. Active Ingredient: Flubendiamide at 39%. Proposal Classification/Use: Insecticide for controlling lepidopterous insect pests on pome and stone fruit, nut trees, grapes, corn, cotton and tobacco. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pest. Dated: April 19, 2007. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–8268 Filed 5–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0874; FRL–8126–9] Chlorflurenol; Reregistration Eligibility Decision Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide chlorflurenol. The Agency’s risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the chlorflurenol docket. Chlorflurenol is an herbicide and a plant growth regulator registered for use in agricultural, commercial, and residential settings. Chlorflurenol has no food/feed uses and, therefore, has no tolerances associated with its use. EPA has reviewed chlorflurenol through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy L. Perry, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-1028; fax number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: perry.tracy@epa.gov. E:\FEDREG\02MYN1.LOC 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Notices 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–2006–0874. 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 Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805. 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. mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB 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 a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide, chlorflurenol under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. Chlorflurenol is a plant growth regulator and an herbicide with no food/feed uses and, therefore, no tolerances associated with its use. It is used for the postemergent control of broadleaf weeds in turf, and to retard the growth of ornamental turf/trees, and vegetation in nonagricultural rights-of-way and forest management areas. Chlorflurenol is also used to stimulate the growth of pineapple planting material or sliplets. VerDate Mar 15 2010 03:08 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 The Agency does not consider this use on pineapples to be a food use, as the first harvest from chlorflurenol-treated planting material occurs well over one year after planting. EPA has determined that the data base to support reregistration is sufficently complete and that products containing chlorflurenol are eligible for reregistration, provided that the risk mitigation measures identified in the RED document are adopted and label amendments are made to reflect these measures. 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 chlorflurenol. 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, chlorflurenol was reviewed through the modified 4Phase public participation process. Through this process, EPA worked extensively with stakeholders and the public to reach the regulatory decisions for chlorflurenol. 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. Few substantive comments were received during the Phase 3, 60–day comment period for chlorflurenol, and all issues related to this pesticide were resolved through consultations with stakeholders. The Agency therefore is issuing the chlorflurenol RED without a comment period. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24301 products or taking other ‘‘appropriate regulatory action.’’ List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: April 25, 2007. Peter Caulkins, Acting Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–8265 Filed 5–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0008; FRL–8122–5] Lime-sulfur (Inorganic polysulfides); Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides also called calcium polysulfide), and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low risk pesticide lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides) through a modified, streamlined version of 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 July 2, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0008, by one of the following methods: <bullet≤ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. <bullet≤ Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. <bullet≤ Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries E:\FEDREG\02MYN1.LOC 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24300-24301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8265]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0874; FRL-8126-9]


Chlorflurenol; Reregistration Eligibility Decision

AGENCY:  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY:  This notice announces the availability of EPA's 
Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide 
chlorflurenol. The Agency's risk assessments and other related 
documents also are available in the chlorflurenol docket. Chlorflurenol 
is an herbicide and a plant growth regulator registered for use in 
agricultural, commercial, and residential settings. Chlorflurenol has 
no food/feed uses and, therefore, has no tolerances associated with its 
use. EPA has reviewed chlorflurenol through the public participation 
process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing 
pesticide reregistration decisions. Through these programs, EPA is 
ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Tracy L. Perry, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-1028; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: perry.tracy@epa.gov.

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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-2006-0874. 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 
Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    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. 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 a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the 
pesticide, chlorflurenol under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. 
Chlorflurenol is a plant growth regulator and an herbicide with no 
food/feed uses and, therefore, no tolerances associated with its use. 
It is used for the postemergent control of broadleaf weeds in turf, and 
to retard the growth of ornamental turf/trees, and vegetation in 
nonagricultural rights-of-way and forest management areas. 
Chlorflurenol is also used to stimulate the growth of pineapple 
planting material or sliplets. The Agency does not consider this use on 
pineapples to be a food use, as the first harvest from chlorflurenol-
treated planting material occurs well over one year after planting. EPA 
has determined that the data base to support reregistration is 
sufficently complete and that products containing chlorflurenol are 
eligible for reregistration, provided that the risk mitigation measures 
identified in the RED document are adopted and label amendments are 
made to reflect these measures. 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 chlorflurenol.
    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, chlorflurenol was reviewed 
through the modified 4-Phase public participation process. Through this 
process, EPA worked extensively with stakeholders and the public to 
reach the regulatory decisions for chlorflurenol.
    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. Few substantive comments were 
received during the Phase 3, 60-day comment period for chlorflurenol, 
and all issues related to this pesticide were resolved through 
consultations with stakeholders. The Agency therefore is issuing the 
chlorflurenol RED without a comment period.

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.''

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: April 25, 2007.
 Peter Caulkins,
Acting Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E7-8265 Filed 5-1-07; 8:45 am]
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