Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board; Regular Meeting, 51478-51479 [E8-20380]

Download as PDF 51478 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES and for pesticides with import tolerances only. iii. Registration. Like older pesticides, all new pesticide registrations must meet the safety standard of FFDCA. Many of the registration applications EPA receives are for new uses of pesticides already registered for other uses. To reach a decision on a proposed new food use of an already registered pesticide, EPA must reassess the aggregate risk of the the existing tolerances, as well as the proposed new tolerances, to make sure there is reasonable certainty that no harm will result to the public from aggregate exposure from all uses. iv. Tolerance revocations. When EPA has canceled use on a particular crop or commodity of all products containing a pesticide active ingredient, the Agency ordinarily will revoke the tolerance, unless a party provides data to support it as an import tolerance. Some pesticides were canceled due to the Agency’s risk concerns. Others were canceled voluntarily by their manufacturers, based on economic decisions not to support reregistration. Tolerance revocations are important even if there are no domestic uses of a pesticide because residues in or on imported commodities treated with the chemical could still present dietary risks that may exceed the FFDCA ‘‘reasonable certainty of no harm’’ standard, either individually or cumulatively with other substances that share a common mechanism of toxicity. v. Other reassessment decisions. In addition to the types of reassessment actions described above, a total of 1,605 additional tolerance reassessment decisions were made. Some were made for inert ingredient tolerance exemptions through actions not directly related to registration or reregistration. 2. Accomplishments for priority pesticides. During FY 2007, EPA completed the remaining 84 tolerance reassessment decisions for the high priority N-methyl carbamate pesticides. This completes the reassessment of priority pesticides. F. Applications for Registration Requiring Expedited Processing; Numbers Approved and Disapproved By law, EPA must expedite its processing of certain types of applications for pesticide product registration, i.e., applications for enduse products that would be identical or substantially similar to a currently registered product; amendments to current product registrations that do not require review of scientific data; and products for public health pesticide uses. During FY 2007, EPA considered VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 and approved the numbers of applications for registration requiring expedited processing (also known as ‘‘fast track’’ applications) shown in Table 6. TABLE 6.—FAST TRACK APPLICATIONS APPROVED IN FY 2007 Me-too product registrations/Fast track 394 Amendments/Fast track 3,441 Total applications processed by fast track means 3,835 For those applications not approved, the Agency generally notifies the registrant of any deficiencies in the application that need to be corrected or addressed before the application can be approved. Applications may have been withdrawn after discussions with the Agency, but none were formally ‘‘disapproved’’ during FY 2007. On a financial accounting basis, EPA devoted 25.4 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in FY 2007 to reviewing and processing applications for fast track me-too product registrations and label amendments. The Agency spent approximately $3.15 million in FY 2007 in direct costs (i.e., time on task, not including administrative expenses, computer systems, management overhead, and other indirect costs) on expedited processing and reviews. G. Future Schedule for Reregistrations EPA plans to complete the remaining 27 REDs in FY 2008, meeting the October 3, 2008 PRIA deadline. The Agency’s schedule for completing these decisions is as follows. This schedule also is available on EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ reregistration/decision_schedule.htm. List 1.—FY 2008 REDs Schedule Acrolein Busan 77 Chloropicrin Chromated arsenicals (CCA) Coal tar/creosote Dazomet Diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone (Amical 48) Ethylene oxide (ETO) (TRED completed in FY 2006) Formaldehyde Grotan Inorganic thiosulfates (ammonium thiosulfate) Methyl bromide (soil fumigant uses; commodity uses TRED & RED completed FY 2006) Methyldithiocarbamate salts (metam sodium/metam potassium) MITC (methyl isothiocyanate) PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Naphthalene Nicotine Organic esters of phosphoric acid Pentachlorophenol Prometon Siduron Sodium fluoride Sulfometuron methyl Sumithrin Tetramethrin Tributyltin-containing compounds Triclosan (Irgasan) Triforine H. Projected Year of Completion of Reregistrations EPA expects to complete 27 remaining reregistration eligibility decisions in FY 2008. Product reregistration, which takes place only after the reregistration eligibility decisions have been completed for the active ingredients, will not likely be completed before 2014. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: August 22, 2008. James B. Gulliford, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. [FR Doc. E8–20236 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSURANCE CORPORATION Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board; Regular Meeting SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board (Board). Date and Time: The meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on September 11, 2008, from 10 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roland E. Smith, Secretary to the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board, (703) 883–4009, TTY (703) 883– 4056. ADDRESSES: Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parts of this meeting of the Board will be open to the public (limited space available) and parts will be closed to the public. In order to increase the accessibility to Board meetings, persons requiring assistance should make arrangements in advance. The matters to be considered at the meeting are: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices Open Session A. Approval of Minutes • June 12, 2008 B. Business Reports • June 30, 2008 Financial Report • Report on Insured and Other Obligations • Quarterly Report on Annual Performance Plan C. New Business • Annual Performance Plan FY 2009– 2010 • Proposed 2009 and 2010 Budgets • Insurance Fund Progress Review and Setting of Premium Range Guidance for 2009 Closed Session • Report on System Performance Dated: August 27, 2008. Roland E. Smith, Secretary, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board. [FR Doc. E8–20380 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6710–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Public Workshops and Roundtables: Emerging Health Care Competition and Consumer Issues Federal Trade Commission Notice of Public Workshops and Roundtables and Opportunity for Comment AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) announces it will hold two workshops and roundtables in the fall of 2008 on emerging health care competition and consumer issues. They will focus on two distinct areas in which competition and consumer protection policies are implicated: (1) competition provided by developing an abbreviated regulatory approval pathway for follow-on biologic drugs; and (2) competition among health care providers based on quality information. The workshops and roundtables will be held at and administered by the FTC and their dates will be announced in a separate public notice. This notice poses a series of questions for which the FTC seeks public comment. The Commission will consider these comments as it prepares for the public workshops and roundtables. In the spring of 2009, the FTC will release a report that analyzes the potential impacts on the marketplace of various policy options in these two areas. VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:22 Sep 02, 2008 Specific dates for the workshops and roundtables will be announced shortly, along with an agenda. Comments on the questions contained in this Notice must be received on or before September 30, 2008. In addition, any interested person may submit written comments to any of the topics addressed during the workshops. Comments directed at a particular subject considered in a workshop or roundtable must be received no later than 30 days after the date of that workshop or roundtable. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to ‘‘Emerging Health Care Competition and Consumer Issues—Comment, Project No. P083901’’ to facilitate the organization of the comments. Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with Commission Rule 4.9(c).1 Comments should not include any sensitive personal information, such as an individual’s Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records and other individually identifiable health information. Because paper mail in the Washington area, and specifically to the FTC, is subject to delay due to heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form. Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted by using the following weblink: (https:// secure.commentworks.com/ftchealthcarecompetition) and following the instructions on the web-based form. If this Notice appears at https:// www.regulations.gov, you may also file an electronic comment through that website. The Commission will consider all comments that regulations.gov forwards to it. A comment filed in paper form should include the ‘‘Emerging Health Care Competition and Consumer Issues—Comment, Project No. P083901’’ DATES: Jkt 214001 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted or denied by the Commission’s General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest. See Commission Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51479 reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 (Annex F), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. The Federal Trade Commission Act (‘‘FTC Act’’) and other laws the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives, whether filed in paper or electronic form. Comments received will be available to the public on the FTC website, to the extent practicable, at (https://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.htm.) As a matter of discretion, the Commission makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC website. More information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy, at www.ftc.gov/ftc/ privacy.shtmwww.ftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Wroblewski, Bureau of Competition, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; telephone (202) 326-2435; e-mail: mwroblewski@ftc.gov. Detailed agendas for the workshop will be available on the FTC Home Page (https:// www.ftc.gov). Issues arising from the application of competition and consumer protection law to health care have tremendous significance for the U.S. economy and consumer/patient welfare. The 2004 Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Report, ‘‘Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition’’ described the economic significance of health care to U.S. productivity. It has become even more so in the intervening four years. The Commission has an important role to play in health care markets through its missions of maintaining competition and protecting consumers. The Commission intends to focus on two emerging areas that implicate both its competition and consumer protection mission: (1) competition provided by developing an abbreviated regulatory approval pathway for followon biologic drugs;2 and (2) competition SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 2 Follow-on biologic drugs refer to those drugs that are sufficiently similar to an approved or E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM Continued 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51478-51479]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20380]


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FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSURANCE CORPORATION


Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board; Regular Meeting

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the regular meeting of the Farm 
Credit System Insurance Corporation Board (Board).
    Date and Time: The meeting of the Board will be held at the offices 
of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on September 11, 
2008, from 10 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roland E. Smith, Secretary to the Farm 
Credit System Insurance Corporation Board, (703) 883-4009, TTY (703) 
883-4056.

ADDRESSES: Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, 1501 Farm Credit 
Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parts of this meeting of the Board will be 
open to the public (limited space available) and parts will be closed 
to the public. In order to increase the accessibility to Board 
meetings, persons requiring assistance should make arrangements in 
advance. The matters to be considered at the meeting are:

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Open Session

A. Approval of Minutes

     June 12, 2008

B. Business Reports

     June 30, 2008 Financial Report
     Report on Insured and Other Obligations
     Quarterly Report on Annual Performance Plan

C. New Business

     Annual Performance Plan FY 2009-2010
     Proposed 2009 and 2010 Budgets
     Insurance Fund Progress Review and Setting of Premium 
Range Guidance for 2009

Closed Session

     Report on System Performance

    Dated: August 27, 2008.
Roland E. Smith,
Secretary, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board.
[FR Doc. E8-20380 Filed 9-2-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6710-01-P