Flutolanil and Its Metabolites; Withdrawal of Tolerance Petition, 16009-16010 [E8-6203]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 26, 2008 / Notices First, the assessment serves as an example EPA Stressor Identification (SI) case study, whereby the report may help future assessors understand the SI process for other biologically impaired ecosystems and the scientific community better understand urbanrelated stressor interactions. Target audience members may include government agency and consulting firm scientists attempting to conduct their own case studies and managers interested in learning what the SI process is capable of. Second, the assessment provides useful information for the specific environmental improvement of the Long Creek watershed. This is especially timely, as managers are currently considering options for promoting ecological recovery of the watershed. The Long Creek watershed is biologically impaired and located primarily in South Portland, Maine. A relatively unimpaired upstream portion of the Red Brook watershed, adjacent to and immediately south of Long Creek, provides a reference condition and is also discussed in the report. The contributing watersheds of both streams are urbanized, home to industrial, commercial, and residential land uses. The Long Creek and Red Brook watersheds showcase a wide range of topics related to resource management including the environmental implications of urban land use for coastal regions and the interactions among multiple causes linked to biological impairment. The Long Creek project team, consisting of the U.S. EPA and Maine Department of Environmental Protection, followed U.S. EPA’s SI guidance to conduct the case study. A rudimentary knowledge of the SI process may assist report readers; U.S. EPA’s CADDIS (Causal Analysis/ Diagnosis Decision Information System) Web site, http://www.epa.gov/caddis/, provides causal assessors with the most recent SI methodology. The project team identified four specific biological effects defining impairment and seven candidate causes of impairment. The biological effects include decreased Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera (EPT) generic richness, increased percentage of non-insect taxa individuals, increased Hilsenhoff Biotic Index (HBI) score, and absence of brook trout. Candidate causes include increased onsite organic production (or autochthony), decreased dissolved oxygen, altered flow regime (increased hydrologic flashiness, including decreased baseflow and increased peaks), decreased large woody debris, increased sediment, increased VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Mar 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 temperature, and toxic substances (including, e.g., metals and ionic strength). Specific biological effects and candidate causes were evaluated at three impaired sites on Long Creek. Implications associated with interactions among probable causes of impairment are discussed in terms of this case study and causal assessment in general. Dated: March 14, 2008. Rebecca Clark, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–6166 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8546–6] Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption— Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., Port Arthur, TX Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Final Decision on a No Migration Petition Reissuance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that exemptions to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act have been reissued to Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., (Veolia) for two Class I injection wells located at Port Arthur, Texas. As required by 40 CFR Part 148, the company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by the petition and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final decision allows the underground injection by Veolia, of the specific restricted hazardous wastes identified in this exemption, into Class I hazardous waste injection wells Nos. WDW–160 and WDW–358 at the Port Arthur, Texas facility, until November 30, 2018, unless EPA moves to terminate these exemptions under provisions of 40 CFR 148.24. Additional conditions included in this final decision may be reviewed by contacting the Region 6 Ground Water/UIC Section. As required by 40 CFR 148.22(b) and 124.10, a public notice was issued PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16009 January 17, 2008. The public comment period closed on March 3, 2008. No comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal. This decision may be reviewed/appealed in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act. DATES: This action is effective as of March 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Copies of the petition and all pertinent information relating thereto are on file at the following location: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Water Quality Protection Division, Source Water Protection Branch (6WQ–S), 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Dellinger, Chief Ground Water/ UIC Section, EPA—Region 6, telephone (214) 665–7150. Dated: March 14, 2008. Miguel I. Flores, Division Director, Water Quality Protection Division (6WQ). [FR Doc. E8–6209 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007-1021; FRL–8354–7] Flutolanil and Its Metabolites; Withdrawal of Tolerance Petition Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agency is withdrawing pesticide petition (PP 6F7070) at the request of the petitioner, Nichino America, Inc., because the data submitted to the Agency do not support the proposed indirect or inadvertent tolerances for flutolanil on corn and cotton. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Jones, Registration Division (7505P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–9424; fax number: (703) 308– 5320; e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? Although this action only applies to the registrant in question, it is directed to the public in general. Since various individuals or entities may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 16010 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 26, 2008 / Notices entities that may be interested in this action. If you have any questions regarding this action, please 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–2007-1021. 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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES III. What Action is the Agency Taking? EPA is announcing that Nichino America, Inc., 4550 New Linden Hill Road, Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808, has withdrawn its application to establish inadvertent or indirect tolerances for the fungicide flutolanil and its metabolites in or on the food commodities corn and cotton, as provided for in section 3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of January 23, 2008 (73 FR 3967) (FRL–8345–7), which announced Nichino America, Inc.’s submission of pesticide petition (PP 6F7070). This petition requested that EPA amend 40 CFR 180.484 by establishing increased tolerances for residues of the fungicide flutolanil [N-(3-(1methylethoxy)phenyl)-2(trifluoromethyl) benzamide] and its metabolite, M-4, desisopropylflutolanil [N-3(3-hydroxyphenyl)2-(trifluromethyl) benzamide] for inadvertent or indirect tolerances in or on the food commodities corn, field, forage at 0.30 parts per million (ppm); corn, field, grain at 0.20 ppm; corn field, stover at 0.30 ppm; and cotton, undelinted seed at 0.20 ppm. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Mar 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: March 13, 2008. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 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Topics to be discussed in the meeting include options for revising the Total Coliform Rule, for example, rule construct, monitoring provisions, system categories, action levels, investigation and follow-up, public notification, and other related topics. In addition, the Committee will discuss possible recommendations for research and information collection needs concerning distribution systems and topics for upcoming TCRDSAC meetings. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 (8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern Time (ET)) and Thursday, April 10, 2008 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., ET). Attendees should register for the meeting by calling Kate Zimmer at: (202) 965–6387 or by e-mail to kzimmer@resolv.org no later than April 4, 2008. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 The meeting will be held at RESOLVE, 1255 Twenty-Third St., NW., Suite 275, Washington, DC 20037. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information, contact Kate Zimmer of RESOLVE at (202) 965–6387. For technical inquiries, contact Sean Conley (conley.sean@epa.gov, (202) 564–1781), Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4607M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; fax number: (202) 564–3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The Committee encourages the public’s input and will take public comment starting at 5:30 p.m. on April 9, 2008, for this purpose. It is preferred that only one person present the statement on behalf of a group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public involvement, individuals interested in presenting an oral statement may notify Crystal Rodgers-Jenkins, the Designated Federal Officer, by telephone at (202) 564–5275, no later than April 4, 2008. Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after a Committee meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 26, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16009-16010]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-6203]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1021; FRL-8354-7]


Flutolanil and Its Metabolites; Withdrawal of Tolerance Petition

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Agency is withdrawing pesticide petition (PP 6F7070) at 
the request of the petitioner, Nichino America, Inc., because the data 
submitted to the Agency do not support the proposed indirect or 
inadvertent tolerances for flutolanil on corn and cotton.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Jones, Registration Division 
(7505P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-9424; fax 
number: (703) 308-5320; e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    Although this action only applies to the registrant in question, it 
is directed to the public in general. Since various individuals or 
entities may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe 
all the specific

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entities that may be interested in this action. If you have any 
questions regarding this action, please 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-2007-1021. 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.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA is announcing that Nichino America, Inc., 4550 New Linden Hill 
Road, Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808, has withdrawn its application to 
establish inadvertent or indirect tolerances for the fungicide 
flutolanil and its metabolites in or on the food commodities corn and 
cotton, as provided for in section 3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended by the 
Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of January 23, 2008 (73 
FR 3967) (FRL-8345-7), which announced Nichino America, Inc.'s 
submission of pesticide petition (PP 6F7070). This petition requested 
that EPA amend 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] for inadvertent or indirect tolerances in or on the food 
commodities corn, field, forage at 0.30 parts per million (ppm); corn, 
field, grain at 0.20 ppm; corn field, stover at 0.30 ppm; and cotton, 
undelinted seed at 0.20 ppm.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.


    Dated: March 13, 2008.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-6203 Filed 3-25-08; 8:45 am]
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