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The draft list was produced using the approach described in the September 2005 notice, and includes chemicals that the Agency, in its discretion, has decided should be tested first, based upon exposure potential.The June 18, 2007 Federal Register notice provided for a 90–day public comment period. EPA extended the comment period an additional 60 days in the Federal Register of September 12, 2007. This document is extending the comment period for a second time for 45 days. The new comment period extends to December 31, 2007. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPPT–2004–0109 must be received on or before December 31, 2007. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of June 18, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Phillips, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7203M), Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–1264; e-mail address: phillips.linda@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? The Agency included in the June 18, 2007 notice a list of those who may be potentially affected by this action. If you PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments? To submit comments, or access the public docket, please follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.B.3. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the June 18, 2007 Federal Register notice. If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. II. What Action is EPA Taking? This document extends the public comment period that was originally established in theFederal Register of June 18, 2007 (72 FR 33486) (FRL– 8129–3) and was extended in the Federal Register of September 12, 2007 (72 FR 52108) (FRL–8146–3). In the Federal Register notice of June 18, 2007, EPA announced the draft list of the first group of chemicals that will be screened in the Agency’s EDSP. The draft list was developed using the approach described in theFederal Register notice of September 27, 2005 (70 FR 56449) (FRL–7716–9). As required by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), all pesticides must eventually be screened under the EDSP, and this first group is simply a starting point. Because EPA developed this draft list of chemicals based upon exposure potential, it should not be construed as a list of known or likely endocrine disruptors, and it would be inappropriate to do so. 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[FR Doc No: E7-22379]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2004-0109; FRL-8156-9]


Draft List of Initial Pesticide Active Ingredients and Pesticide 
Inerts to be Considered for Screening under the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; second extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 18, 2007, 
concerning the draft list of the first group of chemicals that will be 
screened in the Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). 
The draft list was produced using the approach described in the 
September 2005 notice, and includes chemicals that the Agency, in its 
discretion, has decided should be tested first, based upon exposure 
potential.The June 18, 2007 Federal Register notice provided for a 90-
day public comment period. EPA extended the comment period an 
additional 60 days in the Federal Register of September 12, 2007. This 
document is extending the comment period for a second time for 45 days. 
The new comment period extends to December 31, 2007.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPPT-2004-0109 must be received on or before December 31, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES 
in the Federal Register document of June 18, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Phillips, Office of Science 
Coordination and Policy (7203M), Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and 
Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-1264; 
e-mail address: phillips.linda@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    The Agency included in the June 18, 2007 notice a list of those who 
may be potentially affected by this action. If you have 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?

    When preparing comments follow the procedures and suggestions given 
in Unit I.B. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the June 18, 
2007Federal Register notice.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

    To submit comments, or access the public docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.B.3. of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION of the June 18, 2007 Federal Register notice. If you have 
questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

II. What Action is EPA Taking?

    This document extends the public comment period that was originally 
established in theFederal Register of June 18, 2007 (72 FR 33486) (FRL-
8129-3) and was extended in the Federal Register of September 12, 2007 
(72 FR 52108) (FRL-8146-3). In the Federal Register notice of June 18, 
2007, EPA announced the draft list of the first group of chemicals that 
will be screened in the Agency's EDSP. The draft list was developed 
using the approach described in theFederal Register notice of September 
27, 2005 (70 FR 56449) (FRL-7716-9). As required by the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), all pesticides must eventually be 
screened under the EDSP, and this first group is simply a starting 
point. Because EPA developed this draft list of chemicals based upon 
exposure potential, it should not be construed as a list of known or 
likely endocrine disruptors, and it would be inappropriate to do so. 
Following consideration of comments on this draft list of chemicals, 
EPA will issue a Federal Register notice containing the final list of 
chemicals. EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to 
end on November 16, 2007, to December 31, 2007.

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

    Section 408(p) of FFDCA requires EPA to ``develop a screening 
program, using appropriate validated test systems and other 
scientifically relevant information, to determine whether certain 
substances may have an effect in humans that is similar to an effect 
produced by a naturally occurring

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estrogen, or such other endocrine effect as [EPA] may designate.'' (21 
U.S.C. 346a(p)). The statute generally requires EPA to ``provide for 
the testing of all pesticide chemicals.'' (21 U.S.C. 346a(p)(3)). 
However, EPA is authorized to exempt a chemical, by order upon a 
determination that ``the substance is anticipated not to produce any 
effect in humans similar to an effect produced by a naturally occurring 
estrogen.'' (21 U.S.C. 346a(p)(4)). ``Pesticide chemical'' is defined 
as ``any substance that is a pesticide within the meaning of the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, including all 
active and inert ingredients of such pesticide.'' (21 U.S.C. 
321(q)(1)).

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Endocrine Disruptors, 
Pesticides.


    Dated: November 8, 2007.
James Jones,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and 
Toxic Substances.
[FR Doc. E7-22379 Filed 11-14-07; 8:45 am]
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