Petitions to Revoke All Tolerances Established for Endosulfan; Notice of Availability, 49194-49196 [E8-19166]

Download as PDF 49194 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices In Table II of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the TMEs received: II. 1 TEST MARKETING EXEMPTION NOTICES RECEIVED FROM: 07/28/08 TO 08/01/08 T–08–0017 07/25/08 Projected Notice End Date Manufacturer/Importer 09/07/08 Received Date Case No. Cytec Industries Inc. In Table III of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as Use Chemical (G) Coatings resin (G) Acrylated aliphatic polyurethane CBI) on the Notices of Commencement to manufacture received: III. 18 NOTICES OF COMMENCEMENT FROM: 07/28/08 TO 08/1/08 Case No. Commencement Notice End Date Received Date P–06–0423 07/31/08 07/18/08 P–07–0639 P–07–0662 07/30/08 07/18/08 07/18/08 06/30/08 P–08–0105 P–08–0114 07/22/08 07/29/08 06/29/08 06/25/08 P–08–0121 P–08–0124 P–08–0209 08/01/08 07/30/08 07/28/08 07/10/08 07/18/08 07/23/08 P–08–0265 08/01/08 07/08/08 P–08–0275 P–08–0310 P–08–0327 P–08–0333 07/18/08 07/24/08 07/23/08 07/25/08 07/07/08 07/19/08 07/14/08 06/28/08 P–08–0335 07/25/08 06/28/08 P–08–0344 P–08–0352 07/18/08 07/28/08 07/10/08 07/17/08 P–08–0384 P–95–0231 07/31/08 07/28/08 07/21/08 02/23/00 List of Subjects Environmental protection, Chemicals, Premanufacturer notices. Dated: Augut 13, 2008. Chandler Sirmons, Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. E8–19304 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6560–50–S Chemical (G) 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,2-ethanediyl ester, telomer with alkyl 2[[(alkylthio)thioxomethyl]thio]-2-methylalkanoate, alkyl methacrylate and me methacrylate, tert-bu 2-ethylhexaneperoxoate-initiated (G) Ether carboxylic acid amide (G) Substituted alkenyl-terminated siloxanes and silicones polymers with substituted acrylates, peroxide initiated (G) Azo compound (G) Alkanoic acid, ethenyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate and alkyl 2propenoate (G) Acryloylisocyanate (G) Quaternary ammonium compound (G) Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-bis alkyl substituted hydroxyphenyl ester.omega.-bis alkyl substituted hydroxyphenyl ester (G) Polymer of isocyanic acid, polymethylene polyphenylene ester, with alkyl polyamine, .alpha.-hydro-.gamma.-hydroxypoly[(oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)) and methyloxirane (S) Cesium tungsten oxide (G) Heteromonocycle carboxylic acid, (3-chloro-2-pyridinyl)-oxo-, ethyl ester (G) Halogenated aromatic ester derivatives (G) Fatty acids, C18-unsaturated, dimers, polymer with alkyldioic acids, ethylenediamine, dialkylcyclicdiamine, and tall-oil fatty acid (G) Fatty acids, C18-unsaturated, dimers, polymer with alkyldioic acid, ethylenediamine, dialkyloxydiamine, and tall-oil fatty acid (S) 1,3-dioxepin, 4,7-dihydro-2-(1,1,4-trimethyl-3-pentenyl yl)(G) Alkyl acrylate polymer with inorganic acid and alkoxyethyl acrylate, alkyl ester (G) Vegetable oils, esters with polyols (G) Polyester resin ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0615; FRL–8378–7] Petitions to Revoke All Tolerances Established for Endosulfan; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice asks the public to comment on requests from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) that EPA revoke all tolerances for the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan. In addition, this notice solicits information on endosulfan residues in or on VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 commodities consumed by Alaska Natives. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 20, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0615, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 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 E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices are only accepted during the Docket Facility’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 number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0615. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// 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 at http://www.regulations.gov. 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 http:// 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 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; fax number: (703) 308–8005; email address: perry.tracy@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, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry, pesticide users, and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or the 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49195 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? EPA seeks public comment on petitions from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) requesting that EPA revoke all tolerances for endosulfan. These petitions, available in EPA–HQ–OPP– 2008–0615, were submitted on February 19, 2008 in response to EPA’s 2007 human health and ecological effects assessment updates for endosulfan (Federal Register of November 16, 2007; 72 FR 64624; FRL–8339–5). The updated assessments, as well as the 2002 endosulfan registration eligibility decision, are available in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number EPA–HQ–OPP– 2007–0944. Although the petitions requested both cancellation and revocation of tolerances, this notice is seeking public comment only on the requests to revoke all tolerances for residues of endosulfan established under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and codified at 40 CFR 180.182. EPA will issue a separate Federal Register notice in early 2009 soliciting public comment on the NRDC and PANNA petitions’ requests to cancel all uses of endosulfan under section 6 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136d(b)). The notice will be issued in conjunction with a request for public comment on findings from an October 2008 Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting on Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxicants (PBTs). Through this current notice, EPA is also soliciting information from the public on endosulfan residues in/on commodities consumed by Alaska E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 49196 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices Natives, as well as additional information on endosulfan bioaccumulation, persistence, toxicity, monitoring and transport, and ecological incidents. This information will support EPA compliance with Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. To-date, EPA has received and reviewed the following studies to better assess dietary risk to Alaska Natives from endosulfan residues: 1. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Fish Monitoring Program: Analysis of Organic Contaminants; 2. EPA Region 10 Columbia River Basin Fish Contaminant Survey 19961998; 3. EPA Region 10 Survey of Chemical Contaminants in Fish, Invertebrates, and Plants Collected in the Vicinity of Tyonek, Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek and Cook Inlet, Alaska; 4. National Park Service Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project (WACAP) data; and 5. Kelly, et al. ‘‘Food Web-Specific Biomagnification of Persistent Organic Pollutants,’’ published July 13, 2007 in Science , vol. 317, no. 5835, pp. 236 – 239. The studies listed in this unit are available in docket ID number EPA– HQ–OPP–2008–0615. EPA asks that comments on the NRDC and PANNA petitions’ requests to revoke all tolerances for residues of endosulfan be submitted within 60 days. Submission of information on endosulfan residues in/on commodities consumed by Alaska Natives should also be submitted within 60 days. B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3) List of Subjects dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: August 12, 2008. Steven Bradbury, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–19166 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0536; FRL–8377–5] Metam Sodium, Metam Potassium and Chloropicrin; Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register. DATES: The deletions are effective February 17, 2009, unless the Agency receives a written withdrawal request on or before February 17, 2009. The Agency will consider a withdrawal request postmarked no later than February 17, 2009. Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant on or before February 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your withdrawal request, identified by docket identification (ID) and chemical name for the pesticide of interest, as shown in the table below, by one of the following methods: •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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For metam sodium, metam potassium and MITC, (EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0125) contact Heather Garvie, Antimicrobials PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–0034; e-mail address: garvie.heather@epa.gov. For chloropicrin, (EPA–HQ–OPP– 2007–0350) contact Andrea Carone, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–0122; e-mail address: carone.andrea@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use pesticides, 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 information in this notice, 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–2005-0125 for metam sodium, metam potassium and MITC; and EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0350 for chloropicrin. 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. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. These registrations are listed in Table 1 of this unit by registration number, product name, active ingredient, and specific uses deleted: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0615; FRL-8378-7]


Petitions to Revoke All Tolerances Established for Endosulfan; 
Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice asks the public to comment on requests from the 
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network 
North America (PANNA) that EPA revoke all tolerances for the 
organochlorine pesticide endosulfan. In addition, this notice solicits 
information on endosulfan residues in or on commodities consumed by 
Alaska Natives.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 20, 2008.

ADDRESSES:  Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0615, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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

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are only accepted during the Docket Facility'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 number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0615. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://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 at http://www.regulations.gov. 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 http://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: 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; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: perry.tracy@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, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry, 
pesticide users, and members of the public interested in the sale, 
distribution, or the 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 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?

    EPA seeks public comment on petitions from the National Resources 
Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America 
(PANNA) requesting that EPA revoke all tolerances for endosulfan. These 
petitions, available in EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0615, were submitted on 
February 19, 2008 in response to EPA's 2007 human health and ecological 
effects assessment updates for endosulfan (Federal Register of November 
16, 2007; 72 FR 64624; FRL-8339-5). The updated assessments, as well as 
the 2002 endosulfan registration eligibility decision, are available in 
the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number 
EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0944.
    Although the petitions requested both cancellation and revocation 
of tolerances, this notice is seeking public comment only on the 
requests to revoke all tolerances for residues of endosulfan 
established under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic 
Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and 
codified at 40 CFR 180.182.
    EPA will issue a separate Federal Register notice in early 2009 
soliciting public comment on the NRDC and PANNA petitions' requests to 
cancel all uses of endosulfan under section 6 of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136d(b)). 
The notice will be issued in conjunction with a request for public 
comment on findings from an October 2008 Scientific Advisory Panel 
(SAP) meeting on Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxicants (PBTs).
    Through this current notice, EPA is also soliciting information 
from the public on endosulfan residues in/on commodities consumed by 
Alaska

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Natives, as well as additional information on endosulfan 
bioaccumulation, persistence, toxicity, monitoring and transport, and 
ecological incidents. This information will support EPA compliance with 
Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice 
in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.
    To-date, EPA has received and reviewed the following studies to 
better assess dietary risk to Alaska Natives from endosulfan residues:
    1. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Fish Monitoring 
Program: Analysis of Organic Contaminants;
    2. EPA Region 10 Columbia River Basin Fish Contaminant Survey 1996-
1998;
    3. EPA Region 10 Survey of Chemical Contaminants in Fish, 
Invertebrates, and Plants Collected in the Vicinity of Tyonek, 
Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek and Cook Inlet, Alaska;
    4. National Park Service Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment 
Project (WACAP) data; and
    5. Kelly, et al. ``Food Web-Specific Biomagnification of Persistent 
Organic Pollutants,'' published July 13, 2007 in Science , vol. 317, 
no. 5835, pp. 236 - 239.
The studies listed in this unit are available in docket ID number EPA-
HQ-OPP-2008-0615.
    EPA asks that comments on the NRDC and PANNA petitions' requests to 
revoke all tolerances for residues of endosulfan be submitted within 60 
days. Submission of information on endosulfan residues in/on 
commodities consumed by Alaska Natives should also be submitted within 
60 days.

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

    FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3)

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.


    Dated: August 12, 2008.
 Steven Bradbury,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-19166 Filed 8-19-08; 8:45 am]
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