Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period, 50965 [E8-20141]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices in the July 16, 2008, Federal Register notice (73 FR 40871). ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ADDRESSES [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0518; FRL–8380–5] Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/ Potassium, and Methyl Bromide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period II. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 4(g)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, directs that, after submission of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, the Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such active ingredient are eligible for reregistration. Further provisions are made to allow a public comment period. However, the Administrator may extend the comment period if additional time for comment is requested. In this case, the Methyl Bromide Industry Panel (MBIP), California Specialty Crops Council, the Chloropicrin Manufacturers’ Task Force (CMTF), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), the California Strawberry Nurserymen’s Association, the Agricultural Retailers Association, the American Forest and Paper Association, and McDermott, Will, and Emery LLP, on behalf of the Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA), have requested additional time to develop comments. These groups represent manufacturers and users of the soil fumigants. The Agency believes that an additional 45 days is warranted. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: On July 16, 2008, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the soil fumigant pesticides chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/ potassium, and methyl bromide. The notice also announced a 60–day public comment period. This document is extending the comment period for 45 days, from September 15, 2008, to October 30, 2008. DATES: Comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number must be received on or before October 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register notice of July 16, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide-specific information contact: The Chemical Review Manager listed in the Federal Register notice of July 16, 2008. For general information contact: John Leahy, 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– 6703; fax number: (703) 308–8090; email address: leahy.john@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What Action is EPA Taking? This document extends the public comment period for the fumigants chloropicrin, dazomet, metam potassium/sodium, and methyl bromide established in the Federal Register issued on July 16, 2008 (73 FR 40871, FRL–8372–3). In that document, EPA announced the availability of the REDs and opened a 60–day public comment period. EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to end on September 15, 2008, to October 30, 2008. To submit comments, or access the public docket, please follow the detailed instructions as provided under VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 List of Subjects Environmental protection, Fumigants, Pesticides and pests. Dated: August 25, 2008. Steven Bradbury, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–20141 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1145; FRL–8709–3] Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of draft report for public review and comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On or about August 27, 2008, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public review and comment a draft document titled ‘‘Risk PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50965 and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft.’’ The purpose of this draft document is to convey the approach EPA has taken to assess environmental exposures to ambient oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and to characterize associated public welfare risks, as well as to present the results of those assessments. We anticipate the release of an additional chapter(s) on or about the week of September 15, 2008. DATES: Comments on the above report must be received on or before October 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–1145, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to a-and-rdocket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1145. • Fax: Fax your comments to 202– 566–9744, Attention Docket ID. No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1145. • Mail: Send your comments to: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1145. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to: EPA Docket Center, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007– 1145. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online 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 http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 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 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0518; FRL-8380-5]


Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide 
Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability; Extension 
of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On July 16, 2008, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register 
announcing the availability of the Reregistration Eligibility Decisions 
(REDs) for the soil fumigant pesticides chloropicrin, dazomet, metam 
sodium/potassium, and methyl bromide. The notice also announced a 60-
day public comment period. This document is extending the comment 
period for 45 days, from September 15, 2008, to October 30, 2008.

DATES: Comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number 
must be received on or before October 30, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES 
in the Federal Register notice of July 16, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For pesticide-specific information 
contact: The Chemical Review Manager listed in the Federal Register 
notice of July 16, 2008.
    For general information contact: John Leahy, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6703; fax 
number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: leahy.john@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. What Action is EPA Taking?

    This document extends the public comment period for the fumigants 
chloropicrin, dazomet, metam potassium/sodium, and methyl bromide 
established in the Federal Register issued on July 16, 2008 (73 FR 
40871, FRL-8372-3). In that document, EPA announced the availability of 
the REDs and opened a 60-day public comment period. EPA is hereby 
extending the comment period, which was set to end on September 15, 
2008, to October 30, 2008.
    To submit comments, or access the public docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the July 16, 2008, 
Federal Register notice (73 FR 40871).

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

    Section 4(g)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, directs that, after submission of 
all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, the Administrator 
shall determine whether pesticides containing such active ingredient 
are eligible for reregistration. Further provisions are made to allow a 
public comment period. However, the Administrator may extend the 
comment period if additional time for comment is requested. In this 
case, the Methyl Bromide Industry Panel (MBIP), California Specialty 
Crops Council, the Chloropicrin Manufacturers' Task Force (CMTF), the 
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the American Nursery and 
Landscape Association (ANLA), the California Strawberry Nurserymen's 
Association, the Agricultural Retailers Association, the American 
Forest and Paper Association, and McDermott, Will, and Emery LLP, on 
behalf of the Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA), have requested 
additional time to develop comments. These groups represent 
manufacturers and users of the soil fumigants. The Agency believes that 
an additional 45 days is warranted.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Fumigants, Pesticides and pests.


    Dated: August 25, 2008.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-20141 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]
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