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Download as PDF ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices tolerances in 40 CFR 180.532 for the residues of the fungicide cyprodinil (4cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-2pyrimidinamine) in or on the food commodities herb subgroup 19A, fresh at 3.0 ppm; herb subgroup 19A, dried at 15.0 ppm; carrot at 0.75 ppm; and turnip, greens at 10.0 ppm. Contact: Shaja R. Brothers, telephone number: (703) 308–3194; e-mail address: brothers.shaja@epa.gov. 2. PP 7E7270. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2007– 1106). Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes upon approval of the aforementioned tolerances (under Unit III. A.7), to remove the established tolerances in 40 CFR 180.275 for the residues of the fungicide chlorothalonil in or on the food commodities broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, melon, nonbell pepper, pumpkin, summer squash, winter squash and tomato since the proposed tolerances on fruiting vegetables, cucurbit vegetables or Brassica head and stem vegetables would apply to these commodities. Contact: Susan Stanton, telephone number: (703) 305–5218; email address: stanton.susan@epa.gov. 3. PPs 0F6159 and 6F7070. (EPA–HQ– OPP–2007–1021). Nichino America, Inc., 4550 New Linden Hill Road, Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808, proposes to amend the inadvertent or indirect tolerances in 40 CFR 180.484 by establishing increased tolerances for residues of the fungicide flutolanil [N(3-(1-methylethoxy)phenyl)-2(trifluoromethyl) benzamide] and its metabolite, M-4, desisopropylflutolanil [N-3(3-hydroxyphenyl)2-(trifluromethyl) benzamide] in or on the food commodities soybean forage at 9.0 ppm; soybean hay at 2.0 ppm; soybean seed at 0.20 ppm; wheat bran at 0.30 ppm; wheat forage at 2.0 ppm; wheat grain at 0.10 ppm; wheat hay at 1.0 ppm; wheat straw at 0.30 ppm; corn, field, forage at 0.30 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.20 ppm; corn field, stover at 0.30 ppm; and cotton, undelinted seed at 0.20 ppm. Flutolanil and its metabolites are converted to 2-trifluoromethyl benzoic acid and calculated as flutolanil in the gas chromatography/mass spectrometry mass spectrometry (GC/MS MS) detection method used for soybean and wheat commodities. Flutolanil and M-4 are detected directly in the liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) detection method used for corn and cotton. Contact: Lisa Jones, telephone number: (703) 308–9424; email address: jones.lisa@epa.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Jan 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 List of Subjects 3967 Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: January 14, 2008. Donald R. Stubbs, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–1001 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am] Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 566–0482; e-mail address: Lim.Benjamin@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2005–0044; FRL–8098–9] National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP); Notice of Availability of Revisions to the NLLAP; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the revised EPA National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP) in the document titled ‘‘Laboratory Quality System Requirements (LQSR) Revision 3.0’’ dated July 5, 2007. Revisions to the LQSR include the expansion of NLLAP to cover: (1) Lead laboratory analysis programs that conduct lead analysis for the field (Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations), and (2) revised training requirements for laboratory personnel. The Agency will phase-in LQSR 3.0 over the next 18 months. LQSR 3.0 will become effective July 23, 2009. In order to be recognized by the NLLAP, laboratories and accreditation organizations that currently administer the NLLAP may comply with the requirements of the LQSR 2.0 dated August 1, 1996, or LQSR 3.0 dated July 5, 2007. After, July 23, 2009 all NLLAP recognized organizations must implement and comply with the requirements of LQSR 3.0. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 554–1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov. For technical information contact: Benjamin Lim, National Program DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A. Does this Action Apply to Me? You might potentially be affected by this action if you are or may be required to follow the Agency’s regulations regarding testing for lead. Specifically, entities potentially affected by these revisions are Fixed-Site, Mobile, and Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations (FSMOs) that perform lead testing. Analytical testing laboratories currently recognized by the NLLAP, and accreditation organizations that currently administer the NLLAP (i.e., the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)) or other organizations that might seek a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Agency to become an accreditation organization could be affected by today’s revisions. In addition, certified inspectors, certified risk assessors, developers, manufacturers, distributors of equipment and supplies used by FSMOs testing lead might also be affected by these revisions; and EPA-authorized state and tribal lead-based paint training and certification programs may also be affected by these revisions. Other entities potentially affected by changes to the NLLAP for lead testing are the owners and managers of target housing and child-occupied facilities, as well as realtors, lessees, and residents, who ultimately pay for the testing services and stand to benefit by obtaining lead test results quicker. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all of the specific entities that may be affected by this notice. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this notice to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. Materials cited in this notice are available in docket number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2005–0044. All documents in the docket are listed in the regulations.gov index. To access the electronic docket, go to http:// E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 3968 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices 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., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. 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/. You may also access this document at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Lead Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/lead/ new.htm. The Agency is announcing changes to NLLAP to encourage the recognition of all lead testing service providers (e.g., FSMOs) and to bring the NLLAP into compliance with current consensus standards (e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO)). This may, in turn, increase lead testing options, reduce costs, and save time for those who purchase analytical services related to lead hazard identification and control. III. What Action is the Agency Taking? The Agency made these revisions to the NLLAP to provide a vehicle and remove barriers so that all types of lead testing service providers could participate in the NLLAP. These changes also provide the tools for smaller lead testing organizations to obtain NLLAP recognition. Also these revisions are making the NLLAP more efficient and cost-effective while maintaining the high standard of quality, science and technology necessary to ensure public health protection in supporting EPA and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lead regulations. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Lead testing accreditation, National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP), Laboratory Quality System Requirements (LQSR). Dated: January 16, 2008. James B. Gulliford, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. [FR Doc. E8–1110 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES II. Background Under the Congressional mandate stated in section 405(b) of Title X, The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, EPA has established the NLLAP. The program has been established by EPA in order to assure the public that analytical laboratories recognized by the EPA NLLAP have demonstrated they are capable of analyzing for lead in paint chip, dust, and/or soil samples. A list of EPA recognized lead laboratories is updated on a periodic basis and is available from the National Lead Information Center Clearinghouse upon request (1–800–424–LEAD) or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Lead Home Page at http:// www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/nllap.htm. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Jan 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0038; FRL–8346–8] Project Performance Corporation; Transfer of Data Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Project Performance Corporation in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Project Performance Corporation has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Project Performance Corporation to fulfill the obligations of the contract. DATES: Project Performance Corporation will be given access to this information on or before January 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Felicia Croom, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–0786; e-mail address: croom.felicia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action applies to the public in general. As such, 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–2007–0038. 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 Facility 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. Contractor Requirements Under Contract No. EP–W–05–023 Task Order 36, this contract shall provide enterprise architecture support to the Enterprise Architect for the Information Technology and Resources Management Division. The contractor E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2005-0044; FRL-8098-9]


National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP); Notice of 
Availability of Revisions to the NLLAP; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the revised EPA 
National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP) in the document 
titled ``Laboratory Quality System Requirements (LQSR) Revision 3.0'' 
dated July 5, 2007. Revisions to the LQSR include the expansion of 
NLLAP to cover: (1) Lead laboratory analysis programs that conduct lead 
analysis for the field (Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations), 
and (2) revised training requirements for laboratory personnel. The 
Agency will phase-in LQSR 3.0 over the next 18 months.

DATES: LQSR 3.0 will become effective July 23, 2009. In order to be 
recognized by the NLLAP, laboratories and accreditation organizations 
that currently administer the NLLAP may comply with the requirements of 
the LQSR 2.0 dated August 1, 1996, or LQSR 3.0 dated July 5, 2007. 
After, July 23, 2009 all NLLAP recognized organizations must implement 
and comply with the requirements of LQSR 3.0.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby 
Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division 
(7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-
Hotline@epa.gov.
    For technical information contact: Benjamin Lim, National Program 
Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 566-0482; e-mail 
address: Lim.Benjamin@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You might potentially be affected by this action if you are or may 
be required to follow the Agency's regulations regarding testing for 
lead. Specifically, entities potentially affected by these revisions 
are Fixed-Site, Mobile, and Field Sampling and Measurement 
Organizations (FSMOs) that perform lead testing. Analytical testing 
laboratories currently recognized by the NLLAP, and accreditation 
organizations that currently administer the NLLAP (i.e., the American 
Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Association for 
Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)) or other organizations that might seek 
a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Agency to become an 
accreditation organization could be affected by today's revisions. In 
addition, certified inspectors, certified risk assessors, developers, 
manufacturers, distributors of equipment and supplies used by FSMOs 
testing lead might also be affected by these revisions; and EPA-
authorized state and tribal lead-based paint training and certification 
programs may also be affected by these revisions.
    Other entities potentially affected by changes to the NLLAP for 
lead testing are the owners and managers of target housing and child-
occupied facilities, as well as realtors, lessees, and residents, who 
ultimately pay for the testing services and stand to benefit by 
obtaining lead test results quicker.
    Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not 
attempted to describe all of the specific entities that may be affected 
by this notice. If you have any questions regarding the applicability 
of this notice to a particular entity, consult the technical person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. Materials cited in this notice are available in docket 
number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2005-0044. All documents in the docket are listed in 
the regulations.gov index. To access the electronic docket, go to 
http://

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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., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only 
in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in 
hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of 
operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading 
Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is 
(202) 566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic 
identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor 
log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and 
subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must 
be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.
    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/. You may also access this 
document at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Lead Home 
Page at http://www.epa.gov/lead/new.htm.

II. Background

    Under the Congressional mandate stated in section 405(b) of Title 
X, The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, EPA 
has established the NLLAP. The program has been established by EPA in 
order to assure the public that analytical laboratories recognized by 
the EPA NLLAP have demonstrated they are capable of analyzing for lead 
in paint chip, dust, and/or soil samples. A list of EPA recognized lead 
laboratories is updated on a periodic basis and is available from the 
National Lead Information Center Clearinghouse upon request (1-800-424-
LEAD) or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Lead Home 
Page at http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/nllap.htm.
    The Agency is announcing changes to NLLAP to encourage the 
recognition of all lead testing service providers (e.g., FSMOs) and to 
bring the NLLAP into compliance with current consensus standards (e.g., 
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American National 
Standards Institute (ANSI), and International Organization for 
Standardization (ISO)). This may, in turn, increase lead testing 
options, reduce costs, and save time for those who purchase analytical 
services related to lead hazard identification and control.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    The Agency made these revisions to the NLLAP to provide a vehicle 
and remove barriers so that all types of lead testing service providers 
could participate in the NLLAP. These changes also provide the tools 
for smaller lead testing organizations to obtain NLLAP recognition. 
Also these revisions are making the NLLAP more efficient and cost-
effective while maintaining the high standard of quality, science and 
technology necessary to ensure public health protection in supporting 
EPA and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lead 
regulations.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Lead testing accreditation, National Lead 
Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP), Laboratory Quality System 
Requirements (LQSR).


    Dated: January 16, 2008.
James B. Gulliford,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances.
[FR Doc. E8-1110 Filed 1-22-08; 8:45 am]
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