Chitin/Chitosan and Farnesol/Nerolidol Registration Review Proposed Final Decision; Notice of Availability, 45766-45767 [E8-17930]

Download as PDF 45766 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 6, 2008 / Notices Dated: July 25, 2008. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–17928 Filed 8–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0037; FRL–8374–9] Chitin/Chitosan and Farnesol/Nerolidol Registration Review Proposed Final Decision; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides cases Chitin/Chitosan and Farnesol/Nerolidol and opens a public comment period on the proposed registration review decisions. 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, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. 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. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 6, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0566 for Chitin and Chitosan, and EPA–HQ– OPP–2006–0569 for Farnesol and Nerolidol, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Aug 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID numbers and the regulatory contacts listed under Table 1 for each of the cases to which you are submitting a comment. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at https:// 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 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 in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to https:// 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 either in the electronic docket at https:// 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 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 biopesticides included in this document, contact the specific Regulatory contact, as identified in the Table in Unit II.A. for the biopesticide of interest. The mailing address and additional contact information is Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, (7511P); Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8712; fax number: (703) 308– 7026. For general questions on the registration review program, contact Peter Caulkins, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305–6550; fax number: (703) 308–8090; e-mail address: caulkins.peter@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, farm worker, 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 E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 6, 2008 / Notices 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. 45767 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. Background A. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice opens a 60–day public comment period on the subject proposed registration review decisions. The Agency is proposing registration review decisions for the pesticide cases shown in the following Table. Table 1.—Registration Review Dockets - Proposed final decisions Registration Review Case Name and Number Pesticide Docket ID Number Regulatory Contact name, Phone Number, Email Address EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0566 Chris Pfeifer (703) 308–0031 pfeifer.chris@epa.gov Case 6061; Farnesol and Nerolidol; Case 6061 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Chitin and Chitosan; Case 6063 EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0569 Russell Jones (703) 308–5071 jones.russell@epa.gov August 2006 and became effective in October 2006 and appears at 40 CFR 155.40 et seq. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 (‘‘PRIA’’) was amended and extended in September 2007. FIFRA as amended by PRIA in 2007 requires EPA to complete registration review decisions by October 1, 2022 for all pesticides registered as of October 1, 2007. The registration review final rule provides for a minimum 60– day public comment period for all proposed registration review decisions. This comment period is intended to provide an opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating any necessary amendments to the proposed decision(s). All comments should be submitted using the methods in ADDRESSES, and must be received by EPA on or before the closing date. These comments will become part of the Agency Dockets for Chitin/Chitosan and Farnesol/Nerolidol. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments.The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by the closing date and will provide a Response to Comments Memorandum in the Dockets and www.regulations.gov. The final registration review decisions will explain the effect that any comments have had on the decisions. Background on the registration review program is provided at: http:/ www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registrationlreview/. Quick links to earlier documents related to the registration review of this pesticide are provided at: https://www.epa.gov/ oppsrrd1/registration_review/ reg_review_status.htm/. Additional information about biopesticides can be obtained by an alphabetical search of the Biopesticide Active Ingredient Fact Sheets on https://www.epa.gov/ oppbppd1/biopesticides/ingredients/ index.htm. The dockets for registration review of these pesticide cases include earlier documents related to the registration review of the subject cases. For example, the review opened with the posting of a Summary Document, containing a Preliminary Work Plan (PWP), for public comment. A Final Work Plan (FWP) was posted to the docket following public comment on the initial docket. The documents in the initial docket described the Agency’s rationales for not conducting new risk assessments for the registration review of Chitin/Chitosan (Case 6063) or Farnesol/Nerolidol (Case 6061). These proposed registration review decisions now included in the dockets continue to be supported by those rationales included in documents in the initial dockets. Following public comment, the Agency will issue a final registration review decision for each case. The registration review program is being conducted under congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely decisions and to involve the public. Section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as amended in 1996 required EPA to establish by regulation procedures for reviewing pesticide registrations, originally with a goal of reviewing each pesticide’s registration every 15 years to ensure that a pesticide continues to meet the FIFRA standard for registration. The Agency’s final rule to implement this program was issued in VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Aug 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? FIFRA Section 3(g) and 40 CFR 155.40 provide authority for this action. List of Subjects Environmental protection, registration review, pesticides, and pests. Dated:July 25, 2008. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–17930 Filed 8–5–08; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0037; FRL-8374-9]


Chitin/Chitosan and Farnesol/Nerolidol Registration Review 
Proposed Final Decision; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed 
registration review decisions for the pesticides cases Chitin/Chitosan 
and Farnesol/Nerolidol and opens a public comment period on the 
proposed registration review decisions. 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, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without 
unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. 
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.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 6, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) numbers EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0566 for Chitin and Chitosan, and EPA-HQ-
OPP-2006-0569 for Farnesol and Nerolidol, by one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://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 docket ID numbers and the 
regulatory contacts listed under Table 1 for each of the cases to which 
you are submitting a comment. EPA's policy is that all comments 
received will be included in the docket without change and may be made 
available on-line at https://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 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 in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to 
https://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 either in the electronic docket at https://
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 
biopesticides included in this document, contact the specific 
Regulatory contact, as identified in the Table in Unit II.A. for the 
biopesticide of interest. The mailing address and additional contact 
information is Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, 
(7511P); Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 308-8712; fax number: (703) 308-7026.
    For general questions on the registration review program, contact 
Peter Caulkins, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-6550; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: 
caulkins.peter@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, farm worker, 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

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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. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice opens a 60-day public comment period on the subject 
proposed registration review decisions. The Agency is proposing 
registration review decisions for the pesticide cases shown in the 
following Table.

    Table 1.--Registration Review Dockets - Proposed final decisions
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                                                      Regulatory Contact
  Registration Review Case Name    Pesticide Docket       name, Phone
           and Number                  ID Number        Number, E-mail
                                                            Address
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 Chitin and Chitosan; Case 6063   EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-05  Chris Pfeifer
                                   66                 (703) 308-0031
                                                      pfeifer.chris@epa.
gov
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Case 6061; Farnesol and           EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-05  Russell Jones
 Nerolidol; Case 6061              69                 (703) 308-5071
                                                      jones.russell@epa.
gov
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    The dockets for registration review of these pesticide cases 
include earlier documents related to the registration review of the 
subject cases. For example, the review opened with the posting of a 
Summary Document, containing a Preliminary Work Plan (PWP), for public 
comment. A Final Work Plan (FWP) was posted to the docket following 
public comment on the initial docket. The documents in the initial 
docket described the Agency's rationales for not conducting new risk 
assessments for the registration review of Chitin/Chitosan (Case 6063) 
or Farnesol/Nerolidol (Case 6061). These proposed registration review 
decisions now included in the dockets continue to be supported by those 
rationales included in documents in the initial dockets. Following 
public comment, the Agency will issue a final registration review 
decision for each case.
    The registration review program is being conducted under 
congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both 
to make timely decisions and to involve the public. Section 3(g) of the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as amended 
in 1996 required EPA to establish by regulation procedures for 
reviewing pesticide registrations, originally with a goal of reviewing 
each pesticide's registration every 15 years to ensure that a pesticide 
continues to meet the FIFRA standard for registration. The Agency's 
final rule to implement this program was issued in August 2006 and 
became effective in October 2006 and appears at 40 CFR 155.40 et seq. 
The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 (``PRIA'') was 
amended and extended in September 2007. FIFRA as amended by PRIA in 
2007 requires EPA to complete registration review decisions by October 
1, 2022 for all pesticides registered as of October 1, 2007. The 
registration review final rule provides for a minimum 60-day public 
comment period for all proposed registration review decisions.
    This comment period is intended to provide an opportunity for 
public input and a mechanism for initiating any necessary amendments to 
the proposed decision(s). All comments should be submitted using the 
methods in ADDRESSES, and must be received by EPA on or before the 
closing date. These comments will become part of the Agency Dockets for 
Chitin/Chitosan and Farnesol/Nerolidol. Comments received after the 
close of the comment period will be marked ``late.'' EPA is not 
required to consider these late comments.The Agency will carefully 
consider all comments received by the closing date and will provide a 
Response to Comments Memorandum in the Dockets and www.regulations.gov. 
The final registration review decisions will explain the effect that 
any comments have had on the decisions. Background on the registration 
review program is provided at: http:/www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/
registration_review/. Quick links to earlier documents related to the 
registration review of this pesticide are provided at: https://
www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/reg_review_status.htm/. 
Additional information about biopesticides can be obtained by an 
alphabetical search of the Biopesticide Active Ingredient Fact Sheets 
on https://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/biopesticides/ingredients/index.htm.

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

    FIFRA Section 3(g) and 40 CFR 155.40 provide authority for this 
action.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, registration review, pesticides, and 
pests.

    Dated:July 25, 2008.
Janet L. Andersen,
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-17930 Filed 8-5-08; 8:45 a.m.]
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