Metaflumizone; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment, 24303-24305 [E7-8266]

Download as PDF mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Notices sulfur (inorganic polysulfides) included in this notice. Although the lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides) RED was signed on September 30, 2005, certain components of the document, which did not affect the final regulatory decision, were undergoing final editing at that time. These components, including the summary of labeling changes, appendices, and other relevant information, have been added to the lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides) RED document. In addition, subsequent to signature, EPA identified some minor errors and ambiguities in the document. Therefore, for the sake of accuracy, the Agency also has included the appropriate error corrections, amendments, and clarifications. None of these additions or changes alter the conclusions documented in the September 30, 2005, lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides) RED. All of these changes are described in detail in an errata memorandum which is included in the public docket for limesulfur (inorganic polysulfides). 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, the Agency 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. EPA can expeditiously reach decisions for pesticides like lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides), which pose few or no risk concerns, affect few stakeholders, and require no risk mitigation. Once EPA assesses uses and risks for such low risk pesticides, the Agency may go directly to a decision and prepare a document summarizing its findings, such as the lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides) RED. 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 in finding ways to effectively mitigate pesticide risks. lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides), however, poses no risks that require mitigation. The Agency therefore is issuing the lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides) RED, its risk assessments, and related support materials simultaneously for public comment. The comment period is intended to provide an opportunity for public input and a mechanism for VerDate Mar 15 2010 03:08 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides). Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. EPA will carefully consider all comments received by the closing date and will provide a Response to Comments Memorandum in the Docket 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 lime-sulfur (inorganic polysulfides) RED 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. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: April 12, 2007. Peter Caulkins, Acting Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–8276 Filed 5–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0305; FRL–8125–1] Metaflumizone; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide metaflumizone (CAS No. 139968–49–3) to treat up to 31,000 acres of Brassica leafy vegetables to control the diamondback moth. The Applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. Therefore, EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption. Comments must be received on or before June 1, 2007. DATES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0305, 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 are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305– 5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007– 0305. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The Federal regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ ADDRESSES: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24303 E:\FEDREG\02MYN1.LOC 02MYN1 mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB 24304 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Notices 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 email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then ‘‘Docket Search.’’ Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the ‘‘Submit’’ button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov web site to view the docket index or access available documents. 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Conrath, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–9356; fax number: (703) 605– 0781; e-mail address: conrath.andrea@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural VerDate Mar 15 2010 03:08 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: <bullet≤ Crop production (NAICS code 111). <bullet≤ Animal production (NAICS code 112). <bullet≤ Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). <bullet≤ Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. 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 www.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 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 What Action is the Agency Taking? Under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136p), at the discretion of the Administrator, a Federal or State agency may be exempted from any provision of FIFRA if the Administrator determines that emergency conditions exist which require the exemption. Georgia Department of Agriculture has requested the Administrator to issue a specific exemption for the use of metaflumizone on Brassica leafy vegetables to control the diamondback moth. Information in accordance with 40 CFR part 166 was submitted as part of this request. As part of this request, the Applicant asserts that the available alternative controls are no longer providing adequate control, and states that resistance to some of them may be developing. The Applicant claims that another control chemical is needed to use in rotation with registered materials, to maintain season long control of the diamondback moth in these crops, and that without adequate control, significant economic losses will be suffered. The Applicant proposes to make no more than 4 applications of metaflumizone, at a rate of 0.25 lb. active ingredient per acre (no more than 1.0 lbs. a.i. total), on up to 31,000 acres of Brassica leafy vegetables (including but not limited to cabbage, collard greens, mustard greens, kale) and turnip greens, in Georgia, for use year round, resulting in use of up to a total of 31,000 lbs. a.i. total. This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the application itself. The regulations governing section 18 of FIFRA require publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a specific exemption proposing use of a new chemical (i.e., an active ingredient) which has not been registered by EPA. The notice provides an opportunity for public comment on the application. E:\FEDREG\02MYN1.LOC 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Notices The Agency will review and consider all comments received during the comment period in determining whether to issue the specific exemption requested by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: April 24, 2007. Donald R. Stubbs, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 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Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before June 1, 2007. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Mangement VerDate Mar 15 2010 03:08 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 and Budget (OMB), Room 10236 NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or via fax at (202) 395–5167 or via Internet at Jasmeet—K.— Seehra@omb.eop.gov, and to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1–C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, or via the Internet to PRA@fcc.gov. If you would like to obtain or view a copy of this information collection, you may do so by visiting the FCC’s PRA Web page at: http://www.fcc.gov/omd/pra. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918 or via the Internet at PRA@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0463. Title: Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, CG Docket No. 03– 123. Form Number: Not Applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 5,045. Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; On occasion reporting requirement; Every five years reporting requirement; Annual reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Total Annual Burden: 25,717 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: An assurance of confidentiality is not offered because this information collection does not require the collection of personal identifiable information (PII) from individuals. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Public Law 101–336, 104 Statute 327, 366–69, was enacted on July 26, 1990. The purpose of the ADA is to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate to end discrimination against individuals with disabilities and to bring persons with disabilities into the economic and social mainstream of American life; to provide enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilities; and to ensure that the Federal government play a central role in enforcing these standards on the behalf of individuals PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24305 with disabilities. Title IV of the ADA adds § 225 to the Communications Act of 1934. Section 225 of the Communications Act, requires the Commission to promulgate regulations that require all domestic telephone common carriers to provide telecommunications relay services (TRS). 47 CFR part 64, subpart F of the Commission’s rules, implements certain provisions of the ADA. It contains the operational, technical, and functional standards required of all TRS providers and the procedures for state certification. Although § 225 of the Communications Act imposes on all common carriers providing interstate or intrastate telephone services an obligation to provide to hearing and speech-impaired individuals telecommunications services that enable them to communicate with hearing individuals, and charges the Commission with regulatory oversight, states may seek to establish intrastate relay services that satisfy Federal requirements. Pursuant to 47 CFR 64.602 Commission’s rules, any violation of subpart F by any common carrier engaged in intrastate communications will be subject to the same remedies, penalties, and procedures as are applicable in interstate communications. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24303-24305]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8266]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0305; FRL-8125-1]


Metaflumizone; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, 
Solicitation of Public Comment

AGENCY:  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY:  EPA has received a specific exemption request from the 
Georgia Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide metaflumizone 
(CAS No. 139968-49-3) to treat up to 31,000 acres of Brassica leafy 
vegetables to control the diamondback moth. The Applicant proposes the 
use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. Therefore, 
EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or 
not to grant the exemption.

DATES:  Comments must be received on or before June 1, 2007.

ADDRESSES:  Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0305, 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 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The 
Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2007-0305. 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 website is an ``anonymous access''

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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 
available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, select ``Advanced Search,'' then ``Docket 
Search.'' Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the 
``Submit'' button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov web 
site to view the docket index or access available documents. 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Andrea Conrath, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 308-9356; fax number: (703) 605-0781; e-mail address: 
conrath.andrea@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. 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 
www.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

What Action is the Agency Taking?

    Under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136p), at the discretion of the 
Administrator, a Federal or State agency may be exempted from any 
provision of FIFRA if the Administrator determines that emergency 
conditions exist which require the exemption. Georgia Department of 
Agriculture has requested the Administrator to issue a specific 
exemption for the use of metaflumizone on Brassica leafy vegetables to 
control the diamondback moth. Information in accordance with 40 CFR 
part 166 was submitted as part of this request.
    As part of this request, the Applicant asserts that the available 
alternative controls are no longer providing adequate control, and 
states that resistance to some of them may be developing. The Applicant 
claims that another control chemical is needed to use in rotation with 
registered materials, to maintain season long control of the 
diamondback moth in these crops, and that without adequate control, 
significant economic losses will be suffered.
    The Applicant proposes to make no more than 4 applications of 
metaflumizone, at a rate of 0.25 lb. active ingredient per acre (no 
more than 1.0 lbs. a.i. total), on up to 31,000 acres of Brassica leafy 
vegetables (including but not limited to cabbage, collard greens, 
mustard greens, kale) and turnip greens, in Georgia, for use year 
round, resulting in use of up to a total of 31,000 lbs. a.i. total.
    This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the 
application itself. The regulations governing section 18 of FIFRA 
require publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a 
specific exemption proposing use of a new chemical (i.e., an active 
ingredient) which has not been registered by EPA. The notice provides 
an opportunity for public comment on the application.

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    The Agency will review and consider all comments received during 
the comment period in determining whether to issue the specific 
exemption requested by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: April 24, 2007.
Donald R. Stubbs,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E7-8266 Filed 5-1-07; 8:45 am]
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