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Download as PDF 186 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2008 / Notices difficulties while still providing a means to compare the performance of the various VRF manufacturers. Section 8—Application for Interim Waiver In accordance with 10 CFR 431.401 (a)(2) SFC takes this opportunity to also submit an Application for Interim Waiver of test procedures for our ECOi models listed in Section 2 of this document and there matching indoor units. SFC believes that it is likely that our Petition for Waiver will be granted based upon, but not limited to, the following: • The approvals of similar waiver requests as identified in Table 1 of Section 1 of this document. • Failure to approve our Petition for Waiver and Application for Interim Waiver will result in significant economic hardship due to the following: Æ It is our intention to introduce our ECO-i product in the Spring of 2007. A great deal of company emphasis has been, and will be, placed on the introduction of this product, including show exhibitions (such as AHR, ACCA, etc.), marketing/advertising campaign, customer training and other expenditures of both financial and human resources. Delaying our entry into the U.S. market with the ECO-i product will impede our ability to compete in this growing market. Æ A significant portion of our projected sales revenues are dependent upon the timely introduction of this product. • DOE’s statement: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ‘‘* * * an interim waiver will be granted if it is determined that the applicant will experience economic hardship if the Application for Interim Waiver is denied, if it appears likely that the Petition for Waiver will be granted, and/or the Assistance Secretary determines that it would be desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a determination for the Petition for Waiver’’ (Case CAC–009), 70 Fed Reg 9629, at 9630 (Feb 28, 2005 Samsung Interim Waiver). See 10 CFR 431.201(e)(3)(2005). • SFC’s ECO-i product line is quite similar to that of Fujitsu’s VRF system, Mitsubishi’s City Multi system and Samsung’s DVM system. Realizing these similarities, DOE granted an: Æ Interim waiver to Fujitsu in January 2006 for their AirStage Air Source product. Æ Interim waiver to Samsung Air Conditioning in 2005 for their DVM System. Æ Interim waiver to Mitsubishi for their R–410a City Multi air source product in March 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Æ Petition for Waiver to Mitsubishi for their R–22 City Multi air source product in 2004. • The approval of this waiver and interim waiver is in the best interest of our public/and government initiatives to reduce national energy usage. It is therefore reasonable for one to believe that SFC’s petition will also be granted. Section 9—Conclusion It is clear that without the approval of this Petition for Waiver and Application for Interim Waiver that SFC will result in our inability to compete in the United States VRF market, a market in which our company has proven success in many other countries throughout the world. We are pleased to have an opportunity to bring this leading edge technology to the United States market, to not only improve the comfort of Americans, but also to reduce the amount of energy consumed on building cooling and heating. SFC respectfully requests the Department of Energy to grant our Application for Interim Waiver and our Petition for Waiver from Test Procedure to enable our introduction of our advanced ECO-i products to the U.S. market. Granting these requested waivers will permit us to effectively compete in the marketplace. Due to our near term introduction of our ECO-i product offering we would greatly appreciate a timely response to this Petition for Waiver from Test Procedure and Application for Interim Waiver. Should you or any parties have questions related to this Petition for Waiver from Test Procedure and Application for Interim Waiver, please contact Gary Nettinger at 678–384–3115 or Davis Watkins at 678–384–3112. Sincerely, Davis Watkins, Vice President; Applied Products Group, Sanyo Fisher Company, 1690 Roberts Blvd., NW., Suite 110, Kennesaw, GA 30144. [FR Doc. E7–25453 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0262; FRL–8347–2] Endosulfan Updated Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability, and Solicitation of Usage Information; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 16, 2007 concerning the availability of EPA’s updated human health and ecological effects risk assessments for the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan, based in part on data recently submitted by endosulfan registrants as required in the 2002 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED). The Agency is seeking comment on these updated assessments, as well as EPA’s analysis of endosulfan usage information since the 2002 RED and its preliminary determinations regarding endosulfan’s importance to growers and availability of alternatives. This document is extending the comment period from January 16, 2008, to February 19, 2008. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2002–0262 must be received on or before February 19, 2008. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of November 16, 2007. 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– 0128; e-mail address: perry.tracy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? The Agency included in the 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 November 16, 2007 Federal Register document. 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. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the November 16, 2007 Federal Register document. If you have questions, E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2008 / Notices consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION II. What Action is EPA Taking? [Report No. 2844] This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register of November 16, 2007 (72 FR 64624) (FRL–8339–5). In that document, EPA announced the availability of updated risk assessments and usage information, and opened a 60–day public comment period. EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to end on January 16, 2008, to February 19, 2008. Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding III. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 4(g)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (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. Further provisions are made to allow a public comment period. However, the Administrator may extend the comment period if additional time for comment is requested. In this case, the Endosulfan Task Force and a coalition of stakeholders (American Farm Bureau Federation, Arizona Cotton Growers Association, California Cotton Growers Association, California Cotton Ginners Association, California Farm Bureau Federation, California Grape and Tree Fruit League, California Pear Advisory Board, California Specialty Crops Council, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Michigan Blueberry Growers Association, National Cotton Council, Northwest Horticultural Council, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association, Texas Vegetable Association, U.S. Apple Association) have requested additional time to develop comments. The Agency believes that additional time is warranted. List of Subjects pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 20, 2007. Steven Bradbury, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–25277 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 December 20, 2007. A Petition for Reconsideration has been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding listed in this Public Notice and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). The full text of this document is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800–378–3160). Oppositions to this petition must be filed by January 17, 2008. See section 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 1.4(b)(1)). Replies to an opposition must be filed within 10 days after the time for filing oppositions has expired. Subject: In the Matter of Amendment of Parts 1 and 63 of the Commission’s Rules (IB Docket No. 04–47). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 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The Agencies are also giving notice that the information collection has been submitted to OMB for review. DATES: You should submit written comments by February 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit comments to any or all of the Agencies and the OMB Desk Officer. All comments, which should refer to the OMB control number, will be shared among the Agencies: OCC Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mail Stop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0014, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–4448, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 874–5043. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 1 (Wednesday, January 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 186-187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-25277]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0262; FRL-8347-2]


Endosulfan Updated Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability, and 
Solicitation of Usage Information; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 16, 
2007 concerning the availability of EPA's updated human health and 
ecological effects risk assessments for the organochlorine pesticide 
endosulfan, based in part on data recently submitted by endosulfan 
registrants as required in the 2002 Reregistration Eligibility Decision 
(RED). The Agency is seeking comment on these updated assessments, as 
well as EPA's analysis of endosulfan usage information since the 2002 
RED and its preliminary determinations regarding endosulfan's 
importance to growers and availability of alternatives. This document 
is extending the comment period from January 16, 2008, to February 19, 
2008.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPP-2002-0262 must be received on or before February 19, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES 
in the Federal Register document of November 16, 2007.

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) 308-0128; e-mail 
address: perry.tracy@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    The Agency included in the 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 November 16, 2007 
Federal Register document.

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. of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION of the November 16, 2007 Federal Register document. If you 
have questions,

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consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. What Action is EPA Taking?

    This document extends the public comment period established in the 
Federal Register of November 16, 2007 (72 FR 64624) (FRL-8339-5). In 
that document, EPA announced the availability of updated risk 
assessments and usage information, and opened a 60-day public comment 
period. EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to 
end on January 16, 2008, to February 19, 2008.

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

    Section 4(g)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (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. Further provisions are made to allow a 
public comment period. However, the Administrator may extend the 
comment period if additional time for comment is requested. In this 
case, the Endosulfan Task Force and a coalition of stakeholders 
(American Farm Bureau Federation, Arizona Cotton Growers Association, 
California Cotton Growers Association, California Cotton Ginners 
Association, California Farm Bureau Federation, California Grape and 
Tree Fruit League, California Pear Advisory Board, California Specialty 
Crops Council, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Michigan Blueberry 
Growers Association, National Cotton Council, Northwest Horticultural 
Council, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Texas Cotton Ginners' 
Association, Texas Vegetable Association, U.S. Apple Association) have 
requested additional time to develop comments. The Agency believes that 
additional time is warranted.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.


    Dated: December 20, 2007.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. E7-25277 Filed 12-31-07; 8:45 am]
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