Carbofuran; Notice of Availability of Revised Surface Water Exposure Assessment, 50960 [E8-20001]

Download as PDF 50960 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices (Mineral Bases, Strong) and Capric (Decanoic) Acid. 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: http://www.epa.gov/ oppsrrd1/registration_review/ reg_review_status.htm/. B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? FIFRA Section 3(g) and 40 CFR part 155.40 et seq. provide authority for this action. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Antimicrobials, capric acid, sodium hydroxide, Registration review. Dated: August 22, 2008. Frank Sanders, Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–20152 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0162; FRL–8380–6] Carbofuran; Notice of Availability of Revised Surface Water Exposure Assessment the Drinking Water Exposure Assessment for the Use of Carbofuran on Corn and Melons,’’ is in the carbofuran docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jude Andreasen, 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– 9342; fax number: (703) 308–7070; email address: andreasen.jude@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). 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. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. AGENCY: B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s revised surface water exposure assessment for the pesticide carbofuran. This revised assessment reflects the most current soil input parameters for the surface water exposure modeling done for the dietary risk assessment for carbofuran. While the underlying information based on soil type has been updated, the Agency’s ultimate risk conclusions have not changed. The new drinking water exposure assessment dated August 20, 2008, entitled ‘‘Updated Refinements of 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2005–0162. 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Background A. What Action is the Agency Taking? Upon further review of its underlying assessments, the Agency has updated its drinking water exposure assessment for the pesticide carbofuran to reflect the most current soil input parameters for the surface water source drinking water exposure modeling. Soil information for 8 of the 11 scenarios has been updated to more closely resemble soils in the areas where the scenarios for these crops were modeled. Of the 11 scenarios, 2 resulted in concentrations that remained largely unchanged (Minnesota corn and Nebraska corn); and 6 scenarios resulted in concentrations that decreased slightly (Iowa corn, Indiana corn, Kansas corn, Michigan melon, Missouri melon, and New Jersey melon). The remaining 3 scenarios (Illinois corn, Texas corn, and Florida melons) were not modified and remain unchanged. Despite the revisions to certain of the underlying assessments from use of the more recent soil types, the Agency’s ultimate risk conclusions regarding carbofuran’s overall dietary risks remain unchanged. EPA is providing notice of its revised assessments to allow the public the opportunity to comment on the Agency’s revisions during the comment period on its proposed tolerance revocations. The updated exposure assessment, dated August 20, 2008, entitled ‘‘Updated Refinements of the Drinking Water Exposure Assessment for the Use of Carbofuran on Corn and Melons,’’ is in the carbofuran docket (EPA–HQ– OPP–2005–0162) at http:// www.regulations.gov. B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? 21 U.S.C. 346a(e). List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests. Dated: August 22, 2008. William R. Diamond, Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–20001 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 169 (Friday, August 29, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0162; FRL-8380-6]


Carbofuran; Notice of Availability of Revised Surface Water 
Exposure Assessment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised 
surface water exposure assessment for the pesticide carbofuran. This 
revised assessment reflects the most current soil input parameters for 
the surface water exposure modeling done for the dietary risk 
assessment for carbofuran. While the underlying information based on 
soil type has been updated, the Agency's ultimate risk conclusions have 
not changed. The new drinking water exposure assessment dated August 
20, 2008, entitled ``Updated Refinements of the Drinking Water Exposure 
Assessment for the Use of Carbofuran on Corn and Melons,'' is in the 
carbofuran docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jude Andreasen, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-9342; fax 
number: (703) 308-7070; e-mail address: andreasen.jude@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    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. If you have any 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

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

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0162. 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. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    Upon further review of its underlying assessments, the Agency has 
updated its drinking water exposure assessment for the pesticide 
carbofuran to reflect the most current soil input parameters for the 
surface water source drinking water exposure modeling. Soil information 
for 8 of the 11 scenarios has been updated to more closely resemble 
soils in the areas where the scenarios for these crops were modeled. Of 
the 11 scenarios, 2 resulted in concentrations that remained largely 
unchanged (Minnesota corn and Nebraska corn); and 6 scenarios resulted 
in concentrations that decreased slightly (Iowa corn, Indiana corn, 
Kansas corn, Michigan melon, Missouri melon, and New Jersey melon). The 
remaining 3 scenarios (Illinois corn, Texas corn, and Florida melons) 
were not modified and remain unchanged. Despite the revisions to 
certain of the underlying assessments from use of the more recent soil 
types, the Agency's ultimate risk conclusions regarding carbofuran's 
overall dietary risks remain unchanged. EPA is providing notice of its 
revised assessments to allow the public the opportunity to comment on 
the Agency's revisions during the comment period on its proposed 
tolerance revocations.
    The updated exposure assessment, dated August 20, 2008, entitled 
``Updated Refinements of the Drinking Water Exposure Assessment for the 
Use of Carbofuran on Corn and Melons,'' is in the carbofuran docket 
(EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0162) at http://www.regulations.gov.

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

    21 U.S.C. 346a(e).

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and 
pests.

    Dated: August 22, 2008.
 William R. Diamond,
Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-20001 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]
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