Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) and Capric (Decanoic) Acid; Antimicrobial Registration Review Final Work Plans and Proposed Registration Review Decisions; Notice of Availability, 50958-50960 [E8-20152]

Download as PDF 50958 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0506; FRL–8378–6] El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Technical Conference Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) and Capric (Decanoic) Acid; Antimicrobial Registration Review Final Work Plans and Proposed Registration Review Decisions; Notice of Availability August 22, 2008. AGENCY: [Docket Nos. RP08–426–000; RP08–426– 001] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES On June 30, 2008, El Paso Natural Gas Company (El Paso) filed revised tariff sheets pursuant to section 4 of the Natural Gas Act and Part 154 of the Commission’s regulations. In its filing, El Paso proposes a number of new services, a rate increase for existing services, and changes in certain terms and conditions of service. On August 5, 2008, the Commission issued an order 1 accepting and suspending the tariff sheets, subject to refund and conditions, establishing hearing procedures, and establishing a technical conference. In that order, the Commission directed the Staff to convene a technical conference to address the proposed services and terms and conditions reflected in El Paso’s filing. Take notice that a technical conference to discuss issues raised by El Paso’s filing will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 9 a.m. (EST) and Friday, September 12, 2008 at 9 a.m. (EST), in a room to be designated at the offices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. If necessary, the conference will continue on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 9 a.m. (EST) and Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 9 a.m. (EST). FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an e-mail to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–208– 1659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202–208– 2106 with the required accommodations. All parties and staff are permitted to attend. For further information please contact April Ballou at (202) 502–6537 or April.Ballou@ferc.gov. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–20046 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 124 FERC ¶ 61,124 (2008). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Final Work Plans and Proposed Registration Review Decisions for the pesticides cases Capric (Decanoic) Acid and Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong), 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 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0922 for Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) and EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–1040 for Capric (Decanoic) Acid, 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to http:// 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 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 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the pesticides included in this document, contact the specific Chemical Review Manager as identified in the table in Unit II. for the pesticide of interest. For general questions on the registration review program, contact Kevin Costello, 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– 5026; fax number: (703) 308–8090; email address: costello.kevin@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 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). 50959 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. REGISTRATION REVIEW DOCKETS — PROPOSED FINAL DECISIONS Registration Review Case Name and Number Regulatory Contact name, Phone Number, E-mail Address Pesticide Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0922 Diane Isbell; (703) 308–8154; isbell.diane@epa.gov Case 5038; Capric (Decanoic)Acid mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Case 4065; Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–1040 Eliza Blair; (703) 308–7279 blair.eliza@epa.gov 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. Because no comments were received, and because the Agency required no further risk assessments to complete registration review of these cases, the Final Work Plan and Proposed Decision were combined into a single document. The documents in the initial docket described the Agency’s rationale for not conducting new risk assessments for the registration review of Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) and Capric (Decanoic) Acid. These proposed registration review decisions now included in the dockets continue to be VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 October 2006 and appears at 40 CFR part 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 Sodium Hydroxide E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 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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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0506; FRL-8378-6]


Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) and Capric (Decanoic) 
Acid; Antimicrobial Registration Review Final Work Plans and Proposed 
Registration Review Decisions; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's Final Work 
Plans and Proposed Registration Review Decisions for the pesticides 
cases Capric (Decanoic) Acid and Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, 
Strong), 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 28, 2008.

ADDRESSES:  Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) numbers EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0922 for Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, 
Strong) and EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1040 for Capric (Decanoic) Acid, 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 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 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 in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to 
http://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 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

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holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the pesticides 
included in this document, contact the specific Chemical Review Manager 
as identified in the table in Unit II. for the pesticide of interest.
    For general questions on the registration review program, contact 
Kevin Costello, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-5026; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: 
costello.kevin@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 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.

         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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Case 4065; Sodium Hydroxide       EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-09  Diane Isbell;
 (Mineral Bases, Strong)           22                  (703) 308-8154;
                                                      isbell.diane@epa.g
                                                       ov
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Case 5038; Capric (Decanoic)Acid  EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-10  Eliza Blair; (703)
                                   40                  308-7279
                                                      blair.eliza@epa.go
                                                       v
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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. Because no comments were received, and because the Agency 
required no further risk assessments to complete registration review of 
these cases, the Final Work Plan and Proposed Decision were combined 
into a single document. The documents in the initial docket described 
the Agency's rationale for not conducting new risk assessments for the 
registration review of Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) and 
Capric (Decanoic) Acid. 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 part 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 Sodium 
Hydroxide

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(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]
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