Registration Review; Biopesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment, 70584-70586 [E7-24086]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 70584 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices B. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments? You may submit comments electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, identify the appropriate docket identification number (EPA–HQ– OW–2004–0041) in the subject line on the first page of your comment. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. 1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic comment as prescribed below, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment. Also include this contact information on the outside of any disk or CD ROM you submit, and in any cover letter accompanying the disk or CD ROM. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment, and it allows EPA to contact you if further information on the substance of the comment is needed or if your comment cannot be read due to technical difficulties. EPA’s policy is that EPA will not edit your comment, and any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment placed in the official public docket and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. 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. i. EDOCKET. Your use of EPA’s electronic public docket to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. Go directly to EDOCKET at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. To access EPA’s electronic public docket from the EPA Internet Home Page, http:// www.epa.gov, select ‘‘Information Sources,’’ ‘‘Dockets,’’ and ‘‘EDOCKET.’’ Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ and then key in Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2004–0041. The system is an anonymous access system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. ii. E-mail. Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to OW.Docket@epa.gov, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2004–0041. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s e-mail system is not an anonymous access system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 docket without going through EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s e-mail system automatically captures your email address. E-mail addresses that are automatically captured by EPA’s e-mail system are included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. iii. Disk or CD–ROM. You may submit comments on a disk or CD–ROM mailed to the mailing address identified in section I.B.2 of this notice. These electronic submissions will be accepted in Word, WordPerfect or rich text files. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption. 2. By Mail. Send your comments to: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, OW Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2004–0041. 3. By Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room 3334, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2004–0041 (note: this is not a mailing address). Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation as identified in section I.A.1 of this notice. Dated: December 7, 2007. Mary T. Smith, Director, Engineering and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. E7–24154 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0994; FRL–8340–2] Registration Review; Biopesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. Registration review is EPA’s periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide’s registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency’s intent not to open a registration review docket for dried blood. This pesticide is currently undergoing a voluntary cancellation process and is not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments identified by the docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the table in Unit III.A., 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID numbers listed in the table in Unit III.A. for the pesticides you are commenting on. 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 regulations.gov website 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 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices 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 at 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 website 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 electronically 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. For information about the pesticides included in this document, contact the specific Regulatory Action Leader (RAL), as identified in the table in Unit III.A. for the pesticide of interest. For general questions on the registration review program, contact Kennan Garvey, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 305– 7106; fax number: (703) 308–8090; email address: garvey.kennan@epa.gov. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 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, farmworker, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70585 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. Authority EPA is initiating its reviews of the pesticides identified in this document pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Procedural Regulations for Registration Review published in the Federal Register of August 9, 2006, and effective on October 10, 2006 (71 FR 45719) (FRL–8080–4). You may also access the Procedural Regulations for Registration Review on the Agency’s website at http:// www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2006/ August/Day-09/p12904.htm. Section 3(g) of FIFRA provides, among other things, that the registrations of pesticides are to be periodically reviewed. The goal is a review of a pesticide’s registration every 15 years. Under FIFRA section 3(a), a pesticide product may be registered or remain registered only if it meets the statutory standard for registration given in FIFRA section 3(c)(5). When used in accordance with widespread and commonly recognized practice, the pesticide product must perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on the environment; that is, without any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, or a human dietary risk from residues that result from the use of a pesticide in or on food. III. Registration Reviews A. What Action is the Agency Taking? As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is periodically reviewing pesticide registrations to assure that they continue to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration—that is, they can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. The implementing regulations establishing the procedures for registration review appear at 40 CFR part 155. A pesticide’s registration review begins when the Agency establishes a docket for the pesticide’s registration review case and opens the docket for public review and comment. At present, EPA is opening registration review dockets for the cases identified in the following table. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 70586 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices TABLE—REGISTRATION REVIEW DOCKETS OPENING Registration Review Case Name and Number Nosema locustae, Case 4104 EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0997 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES EPA is also announcing that it will not be opening a docket for dried blood because this pesticide is undergoing a voluntary cancellation. Dried blood (CAS No. 68911–49–9, PC Code 000611 and Registration Review Case No. 4030) was first registered by EPA in 1971. The Registrant of the last product containing this active ingredient has requested voluntary cancellation of the product’s registration. The Agency will inform the public of the Registrant’s intent to voluntarily cancel the product registration through a Federal Register notice which is expected to be published early in 2008. If the Agency receives no comments from the public during the public comment period, the registration will be cancelled. There is no tolerance or an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for this active ingredient. The Agency will take separate actions to cancel any remaining FIFRA section 24(c) Special Local Needs registrations with this or any other active ingredient in these dockets and to propose revocation of any affected tolerances that are not supported for import purposes only. B. Docket Content 1. Review dockets. The registration review dockets contain information that the Agency may consider in the course of the registration review. The Agency may include information from its files including, but not limited to, the following information: • An overview of the registration review case status. • A list of current product registrations and registrants. • Federal Register notices regarding any pending registration actions. • Federal Register notices regarding current or pending tolerances or pending exemptions from tolerances. • Risk assessments. • Bibliographies concerning current registrations. • Summaries of incident data. • Any other pertinent data or information. Each docket contains a document summarizing what the Agency currently knows about the pesticide case and a preliminary work plan for anticipated data and assessment needs. Additional documents provide more detailed information. During this public VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Pesticide Docket ID Number Jkt 214001 (703) 347–8920, kausch.jeannine@epa.gov comment period, the Agency is asking that interested persons identify any additional information they believe the Agency should consider during the registration reviews of these pesticides. The Agency identifies in each docket the areas where public comment is specifically requested, though comment in any area is welcome. 2. Other related information. More information on these cases, including the active ingredients for each case, may be located in the registration review schedule on the Agency’s website at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/schedule.htm. Information on the Agency’s registration review program and its implementing regulation may be seen at http:// www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review. 3. Information submission requirements. Anyone may submit data or information in response to this document. To be considered during a pesticide’s registration review, the submitted data or information must meet the following requirements: • To ensure that EPA will consider data or information submitted, interested persons must submit the data or information during the comment period. The Agency may, at its discretion, consider data or information submitted at a later date. • The data or information submitted must be presented in a legible and useable form. For example, an English translation must accompany any material that is not in English and a written transcript must accompany any information submitted as an audiographic or videographic record. Written material may be submitted in paper or electronic form. • Submitters must clearly identify the source of any submitted data or information. • Submitters may request the Agency to reconsider data or information that the Agency rejected in a previous review. However, submitters must explain why they believe the Agency should reconsider the data or information in the pesticide’s registration review. • As provided in 40 CFR 155.58, the registration review docket for each pesticide case will remain publicly accessible through the duration of the registration review process; that is, until PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulatory Action Leader (RAL), Telephone Number, E-mail Address all actions required in the final decision on the registration review case have been completed. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 4, 2007. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–24086 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0181; FRL–8341–7] Notice of Hearing Concerning a Request to Reduce Pre-Harvest Interval for EBDC Fungicides on Potatoes; Amendment to Statement of Issues Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is amending its July 11, 2007 Notice of Hearing (July Notice) document concerning a request to reduce the pre-harvest interval for the use of EBDC fungicides on potatoes. The July Notice set forth EPA’s determination, the rationale for that determination, a description of the issues of fact and law to be adjudicated in the hearing, and a schedule for the hearing. EPA’s determination in the July Notice that a hearing was appropriate was in response to the EBDC/ETU Task Force’s (Task Force) petition requesting that the 1992 cancellation order be amended to allow for a 3–day preharvest interval (PHI) nationwide for use of EBDC pesticides on potatoes. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Costello, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 305– 5026; fax number: (703) 305–7070; email address: costello.kevin@epa.gov or Michele Knorr, Office of General Counsel, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office (2333A), E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 12, 2007)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0994; FRL-8340-2]


Registration Review; Biopesticide Dockets Opened for Review and 
Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA has established registration review dockets for the 
pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA 
is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. 
Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations 
to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory 
standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its 
intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health 
or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information 
that will assist the public in understanding the types of information 
and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of 
registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each 
pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other 
knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. 
This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a 
registration review docket for dried blood. This pesticide is currently 
undergoing a voluntary cancellation process and is not, therefore, 
scheduled for review under the registration review program.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 11, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments identified by the docket identification 
(ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the 
table in Unit III.A., 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID numbers listed 
in the table in Unit III.A. for the pesticides you are commenting on. 
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 
regulations.gov website 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

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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 at 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 
website 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 electronically 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 
Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the pesticides 
included in this document, contact the specific Regulatory Action 
Leader (RAL), as identified in the table in Unit III.A. for the 
pesticide of interest.
    For general questions on the registration review program, contact 
Kennan Garvey, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-7106; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: 
garvey.kennan@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, farmworker, 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. Authority

    EPA is initiating its reviews of the pesticides identified in this 
document pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Procedural Regulations 
for Registration Review published in the Federal Register of August 9, 
2006, and effective on October 10, 2006 (71 FR 45719) (FRL-8080-4). You 
may also access the Procedural Regulations for Registration Review on 
the Agency's website at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2006/
August/Day-09/p12904.htm. Section 3(g) of FIFRA provides, among other 
things, that the registrations of pesticides are to be periodically 
reviewed. The goal is a review of a pesticide's registration every 15 
years. Under FIFRA section 3(a), a pesticide product may be registered 
or remain registered only if it meets the statutory standard for 
registration given in FIFRA section 3(c)(5). When used in accordance 
with widespread and commonly recognized practice, the pesticide product 
must perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects 
on the environment; that is, without any unreasonable risk to man or 
the environment, or a human dietary risk from residues that result from 
the use of a pesticide in or on food.

III. Registration Reviews

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is periodically reviewing 
pesticide registrations to assure that they continue to satisfy the 
FIFRA standard for registration--that is, they can still be used 
without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the 
environment. The implementing regulations establishing the procedures 
for registration review appear at 40 CFR part 155. A pesticide's 
registration review begins when the Agency establishes a docket for the 
pesticide's registration review case and opens the docket for public 
review and comment. At present, EPA is opening registration review 
dockets for the cases identified in the following table.

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               Table--Registration Review Dockets Opening
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                                                       Regulatory Action
  Registration Review Case Name    Pesticide Docket      Leader (RAL),
           and Number                  ID Number       Telephone Number,
                                                        E-mail Address
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Nosema locustae, Case 4104        EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-09  (703) 347-8920,
                                   97                  kausch.jeannine@e
pa.gov
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    EPA is also announcing that it will not be opening a docket for 
dried blood because this pesticide is undergoing a voluntary 
cancellation. Dried blood (CAS No. 68911-49-9, PC Code 000611 and 
Registration Review Case No. 4030) was first registered by EPA in 1971. 
The Registrant of the last product containing this active ingredient 
has requested voluntary cancellation of the product's registration. The 
Agency will inform the public of the Registrant's intent to voluntarily 
cancel the product registration through a Federal Register notice which 
is expected to be published early in 2008. If the Agency receives no 
comments from the public during the public comment period, the 
registration will be cancelled. There is no tolerance or an exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance for this active ingredient.
    The Agency will take separate actions to cancel any remaining FIFRA 
section 24(c) Special Local Needs registrations with this or any other 
active ingredient in these dockets and to propose revocation of any 
affected tolerances that are not supported for import purposes only.

B. Docket Content

    1. Review dockets. The registration review dockets contain 
information that the Agency may consider in the course of the 
registration review. The Agency may include information from its files 
including, but not limited to, the following information:
     An overview of the registration review case status.
     A list of current product registrations and registrants.
     Federal Register notices regarding any pending 
registration actions.
     Federal Register notices regarding current or pending 
tolerances or pending exemptions from tolerances.
     Risk assessments.
     Bibliographies concerning current registrations.
     Summaries of incident data.
     Any other pertinent data or information.
    Each docket contains a document summarizing what the Agency 
currently knows about the pesticide case and a preliminary work plan 
for anticipated data and assessment needs. Additional documents provide 
more detailed information. During this public comment period, the 
Agency is asking that interested persons identify any additional 
information they believe the Agency should consider during the 
registration reviews of these pesticides. The Agency identifies in each 
docket the areas where public comment is specifically requested, though 
comment in any area is welcome.
    2. Other related information. More information on these cases, 
including the active ingredients for each case, may be located in the 
registration review schedule on the Agency's website at http://
www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/schedule.htm. Information on 
the Agency's registration review program and its implementing 
regulation may be seen at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_
review.
     3. Information submission requirements. Anyone may submit data or 
information in response to this document. To be considered during a 
pesticide's registration review, the submitted data or information must 
meet the following requirements:
     To ensure that EPA will consider data or information 
submitted, interested persons must submit the data or information 
during the comment period. The Agency may, at its discretion, consider 
data or information submitted at a later date.
     The data or information submitted must be presented in a 
legible and useable form. For example, an English translation must 
accompany any material that is not in English and a written transcript 
must accompany any information submitted as an audiographic or 
videographic record. Written material may be submitted in paper or 
electronic form.
     Submitters must clearly identify the source of any 
submitted data or information.
     Submitters may request the Agency to reconsider data or 
information that the Agency rejected in a previous review. However, 
submitters must explain why they believe the Agency should reconsider 
the data or information in the pesticide's registration review.
     As provided in 40 CFR 155.58, the registration review 
docket for each pesticide case will remain publicly accessible through 
the duration of the registration review process; that is, until all 
actions required in the final decision on the registration review case 
have been completed.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.


    Dated: December 4, 2007.
Janet L. Andersen,
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E7-24086 Filed 12-11-07; 8:45 am]
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