Potential Revision of the Product Performance Test Guidelines, Structural Treatments; Notice of Public Meeting, 38449-38450 [E8-15327]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 130 / Monday, July 7, 2008 / Notices Dated: June 26, 2008. Fred S. Hauchman, Director, Office of Science Policy. [FR Doc. E8–15339 Filed 7–3–08; 8:45 am] workshop and requesting input on the relevance of the existing 810.3600 testing guideline scope and factors to be included in a revision, the applicability of the existing test guideline to novel product chemistries, and approaches to resolve the disparity between soil applied liquid termiticide testing guidelines and testing of other pesticides which may provide structural protection. This input will inform EPA on a possible guideline revision. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 21, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and July 22, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Potomac Yard South Tower, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0530, may be submitted to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Suarez, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–0120; fax number: (703) 305– 6920; e-mail address: suarez.mark@epa.gov. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564–8239; via fax at: (202) 565– 2911; or via e-mail at: drumm.heather@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Information Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or making a presentation at the meeting may contact Heather Drumm, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. In general, each individual making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of three minutes. Proposed agenda items for the meeting include, but are not limited to finalizing the subcommittee’s draft report and discussing the rating component for the Land research program. The meeting is open to the public. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Heather Drumm at (202) 564– 8239 or drumm.heather@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Heather Drumm, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. I. General Information ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY A. Does this Action Apply to Me? [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0530; FRL–8372–8] Potential Revision of the Product Performance Test Guidelines, Structural Treatments; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA will conduct a public workshop on termiticide performance testing to discuss the potential revision of the OPPTS 810.3600 Product Performance Testing Guidelines and information needed to revise the testing guideline. Stakeholders have developed novel approaches to termite treatment and developed new pesticide chemistries since the adoption of the existing termiticide performance guideline. In response to these developments, EPA is holding a public VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Jul 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture or use products intended to protect structures from termite damage, have a financial investment in real property that could be devalued by termite damage, or are involved in the construction of structures susceptible to termite attack. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Pesticide Manufacturing (NAICS code 325320), e.g., termite poisons manufacturing; pesticides manufacturing; insecticides manufacturing. • Mortgage and Non-mortgage Loan Brokers (NAICS code 522310), e.g., mortgage brokers; mortgage companies. • New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (NAICS code 236115), e.g., home builders (except operative), single family home; Housing, single-family, construction general contractors; PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38449 residential construction, single-family, general contractors. • Exterminating and Pest Control Services (NAICS code 561710), e.g., exterminating services; pest control (except agricultural, forestry) services; termite control services. • New Housing Operative Builders (NAICS code 236117), e.g., operative builders; housing construction, merchant or operative builders; . • Secondary Market Financing (NAICS code 522294), e.g., federal home loan mortgage corporation (FHLMC); federal national mortgage association (FNMA); government national mortgage association (GNMA). • All Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation (NAICS code 522298), e.g., federal home loan banks. • Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers (NAICS code 522310), e.g., mortgage brokers, mortgage companies. • Wood Preservation (NAICS code 321114), e.g., preserving purchased wood and wood products; pressure treated lumber made from purchased timber; structural lumber and timber, treating. This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. To determine whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should carefully examine the background information below and the Product Performance Test Guidelines OPPTS 810.3600 Structural Treatments [EPA 712-C-98-424]. 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 ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0530. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at https://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 E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 38450 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 130 / Monday, July 7, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 https://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. Background Termites are a substantial economic threat to property owners. Annually, $5 billion is spend to treat termite infestations and repair the damage termites cause. In the United States, the major pestiferous termites are subterranean termites (e.g., Reticulitermes spp. and Coptotermes formosanus). Termites can cause substantial damage because: 1. They consume the primary materials used in construction; and 2. Their presence in a structure can go undetected for years. For the most part, property owners are incapable of assessing the risk of termite attack. Pesticides intended to reduce the risk of termite infestation or treat structures already infested are classified as termiticides. Termiticides can be applied as a preventative or remedial treatment. Preventative treatments are applied before an active termite infestation is known to occur. Preventative treatments can be further divided into two sub-categories: preconstruction and post-construction. Preconstruction treatments are made prior to the installation of the final grade during the construction process. Postconstruction treatments are made after the installation of the final grade. In neither case are termites treated directly; instead, a long-lasting, stable, relatively immobile chemical barrier (i.e., repellent and/or lethal pesticide) is employed to exclude termites from the structure by establishing horizontal and vertical barriers to termite infestation. This approach generally has been successful, especially when combined with removal of conditions conducive to termite infestation. Remedial treatment generally involves treating the infestation directly with a termiticide designed to both kill the termites present at the time of application and exclude the rest of the colony from the structure by establishing a chemical soil barrier. The economic importance of termites and the complexities of proper termiticide application have led to the special consideration of termiticides at the time of registration. These products are unique in that they provide relief or protection from a pest that can be difficult to detect and treat. Furthermore, the biology of termites (i.e., number of colony members, cryptic VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Jul 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 nature, and amount of material consumed), the potential economic cost posed by damage resulting from a termite infestation, and the inability to reliably determine the effectiveness of a treatment at the time of application makes it important to verify the performance of products labeled for structural protection. Thus, it has been Agency policy that registrants demonstrate in nationwide trials that products labeled as soil applied liquid termiticides provide structural protection under simulated field conditions for at least 5 years. EPA is requesting comments at a public workshop on: 1. The relevance of the existing 810.3600 testing guideline scope and factors to be included in a revision; 2. The applicability of the existing test guideline to novel product chemistries; and 3. Approaches to resolve the disparity between soil applied liquid termiticides and testing of other pesticides which may provide structural protection. Environmental protection, pesticide, termite, structural protection. Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than July 21, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Gary Shiffman, West Bloomfield, Michigan;, Arthur Weiss, Farmington Hills, Michigan; Ronald Klein, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Paul Hodges, Orchard Lake, Michigan; Roman Ferber, West Bloomfield, Michigan; David Freidman, West Bloomfield, Michigan; Steven Freidman, West Bloomfield, Michigan; Brian Wenzel, Howell, Michigan; Sheldon Yellen, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Gary Torgow, Oak Park, Michigan; Dov Loketch, Oak Park, Michigan; Joseph Nusbaum, Oak Park, Michigan; David Provost, Birmingham, Michigan; Max Berlin, Southfield, Michigan; Donald Coleman, Bonita Springs, Florida;, Albert Papa, Birmingham, Michigan;, Robert Naftaly, West Bloomfield, Michigan;, Thomas Schellenberg, Cross Village, Michigan; Thomas Brown, Farmington Hills,; Michigan; Christine Otto, Oxford, Michigan; James Dunn, Livonia, Michigan; Gary Sakwa, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Frank Hennessey, Ocala, Florida; to acquire voting shares of First Michigan Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First Michigan Bank, both of Troy, Michigan. Dated: June 27, 2008. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–15327 Filed 7–3–08; 8:45 am] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 30, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–15168 Filed 7–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting? You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered CBI. Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA– HQ–OPP–2008–0530, must be received on or before July 21, 2008. List of Subjects The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 130 (Monday, July 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38449-38450]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15327]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0530; FRL-8372-8]


Potential Revision of the Product Performance Test Guidelines, 
Structural Treatments; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA will conduct a public workshop on termiticide performance 
testing to discuss the potential revision of the OPPTS 810.3600 Product 
Performance Testing Guidelines and information needed to revise the 
testing guideline. Stakeholders have developed novel approaches to 
termite treatment and developed new pesticide chemistries since the 
adoption of the existing termiticide performance guideline. In response 
to these developments, EPA is holding a public workshop and requesting 
input on the relevance of the existing 810.3600 testing guideline scope 
and factors to be included in a revision, the applicability of the 
existing test guideline to novel product chemistries, and approaches to 
resolve the disparity between soil applied liquid termiticide testing 
guidelines and testing of other pesticides which may provide structural 
protection. This input will inform EPA on a possible guideline 
revision.

DATES: The meeting will be held on July 21, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. and July 22, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Potomac Yard South Tower, 2777 
South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
    Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0530, may be submitted to 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Suarez, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 305-0120; fax number: (703) 305-6920; e-mail address: 
suarez.mark@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture 
or use products intended to protect structures from termite damage, 
have a financial investment in real property that could be devalued by 
termite damage, or are involved in the construction of structures 
susceptible to termite attack. Potentially affected entities may 
include, but are not limited to:
     Pesticide Manufacturing (NAICS code 325320), e.g., termite 
poisons manufacturing; pesticides manufacturing; insecticides 
manufacturing.
     Mortgage and Non-mortgage Loan Brokers (NAICS code 
522310), e.g., mortgage brokers; mortgage companies.
     New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative 
Builders) (NAICS code 236115), e.g., home builders (except operative), 
single family home; Housing, single-family, construction general 
contractors; residential construction, single-family, general 
contractors.
     Exterminating and Pest Control Services (NAICS code 
561710), e.g., exterminating services; pest control (except 
agricultural, forestry) services; termite control services.
     New Housing Operative Builders (NAICS code 236117), e.g., 
operative builders; housing construction, merchant or operative 
builders; .
     Secondary Market Financing (NAICS code 522294), e.g., 
federal home loan mortgage corporation (FHLMC); federal national 
mortgage association (FNMA); government national mortgage association 
(GNMA).
     All Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation (NAICS code 
522298), e.g., federal home loan banks.
     Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers (NAICS code 522310), 
e.g., mortgage brokers, mortgage companies.
     Wood Preservation (NAICS code 321114), e.g., preserving 
purchased wood and wood products; pressure treated lumber made from 
purchased timber; structural lumber and timber, treating.
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. To determine 
whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should 
carefully examine the background information below and the Product 
Performance Test Guidelines OPPTS 810.3600 Structural Treatments [EPA 
712-C-98-424]. 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 ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0530. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either in the electronic docket at https://
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

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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 https://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.

II. Background

    Termites are a substantial economic threat to property owners. 
Annually, $5 billion is spend to treat termite infestations and repair 
the damage termites cause. In the United States, the major pestiferous 
termites are subterranean termites (e.g., Reticulitermes spp. and 
Coptotermes formosanus). Termites can cause substantial damage because:
    1. They consume the primary materials used in construction; and
    2. Their presence in a structure can go undetected for years. For 
the most part, property owners are incapable of assessing the risk of 
termite attack.
    Pesticides intended to reduce the risk of termite infestation or 
treat structures already infested are classified as termiticides. 
Termiticides can be applied as a preventative or remedial treatment. 
Preventative treatments are applied before an active termite 
infestation is known to occur. Preventative treatments can be further 
divided into two sub-categories: pre-construction and post-
construction. Pre-construction treatments are made prior to the 
installation of the final grade during the construction process. Post-
construction treatments are made after the installation of the final 
grade. In neither case are termites treated directly; instead, a long-
lasting, stable, relatively immobile chemical barrier (i.e., repellent 
and/or lethal pesticide) is employed to exclude termites from the 
structure by establishing horizontal and vertical barriers to termite 
infestation. This approach generally has been successful, especially 
when combined with removal of conditions conducive to termite 
infestation. Remedial treatment generally involves treating the 
infestation directly with a termiticide designed to both kill the 
termites present at the time of application and exclude the rest of the 
colony from the structure by establishing a chemical soil barrier.
    The economic importance of termites and the complexities of proper 
termiticide application have led to the special consideration of 
termiticides at the time of registration. These products are unique in 
that they provide relief or protection from a pest that can be 
difficult to detect and treat. Furthermore, the biology of termites 
(i.e., number of colony members, cryptic nature, and amount of material 
consumed), the potential economic cost posed by damage resulting from a 
termite infestation, and the inability to reliably determine the 
effectiveness of a treatment at the time of application makes it 
important to verify the performance of products labeled for structural 
protection. Thus, it has been Agency policy that registrants 
demonstrate in nationwide trials that products labeled as soil applied 
liquid termiticides provide structural protection under simulated field 
conditions for at least 5 years.
    EPA is requesting comments at a public workshop on:
    1. The relevance of the existing 810.3600 testing guideline scope 
and factors to be included in a revision;
    2. The applicability of the existing test guideline to novel 
product chemistries; and
    3. Approaches to resolve the disparity between soil applied liquid 
termiticides and testing of other pesticides which may provide 
structural protection.

III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting?

    You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any 
information in your request that is considered CBI. Requests to 
participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0530, must be received on or before July 21, 2008.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, pesticide, termite, structural 
protection.

    Dated: June 27, 2008.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.q
[FR Doc. E8-15327 Filed 7-3-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-S