Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling; Notice of Public Meeting, 52656-52657 [E8-20875]

Download as PDF 52656 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 10, 2008 / Notices Frequency of Response: Semiannually, quarterly. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 12,800. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,055,000. This includes an estimated burden cost of $701,000 and an estimated cost of $1,354,000 for capital investment or O&M costs. EPA will consider any comments received and may amend any of the above ICR, as appropriate. Then the final ICR packages will be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue one or more Federal Register notices pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about any of the above ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: August 28, 2008. Jenny Noonan Edmonds, Acting Director, Office of Air Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. E8–21044 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0669; FRL–8381–9] Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Work Group on WebDistributed Labeling; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling on October 2, 2008. An agenda is under development and will be posted on our website by September 26, 2008. DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in room S–12100 on the 12th floor at One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Sep 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. This location is approximately a half mile from the Crystal City Metro Station. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle DeVaux, Office of Pesticide Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 5891; fax number:(703) 308–4776; email address:devaux.michelle@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 particular interest to persons who work in agricultural settings or persons who are concerned about implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to both of these major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: Agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental, consumer, and farmworker groups; pesticide users and growers; pest consultants; State, local and Tribal governments; academia; public health organizations; food processors; and the public. If you have 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–2008–0669. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at https://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 Drive, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at https://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. A draft agenda is under development and will be posted by September 26, 2008, on EPA’s website at:https:// www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/. II. Background EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the responsibility to help ensure the safety of the American food supply, the education and protection from unreasonable risk of those who apply or are exposed to pesticides occupationally or through use of products, and general protection of the environment and special ecosystems from potential risks posed by pesticides. The Charter for EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463, in September 1995, and was renewed November 2, 2007, for another 2–year period. The purpose of PPDC is to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides. It is determined that PPDC is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by law. The following sectors are represented on the PPDC: Pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental/public interest, consumer, and animal rights groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/Tribal governments; the general public; academia; and public health organizations. The objective of the PPDC Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling is to provide advice regarding a process to ensure that the most current version of pesticide labeling is available to purchasers and users electronically. Copies of the PPDC Charter are filed with appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request. III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting? PPDC meetings are open to the public and seating is available on a first-come basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to register in advance of the meeting. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural workers, Agriculture, E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 10, 2008 / Notices Chemicals, Foods, Pesticides and pests, Public health. Dated: September 3, 2008. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–20875 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [MB Docket No. 08–172; FCC 08–196] Development of Devices Capable of Supporting Multiple Audio Entertainment Services Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order and Report and Order, FCC 08–178 (‘‘Merger Order’’), approving the transfer of various licenses and authorizations from XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., both licensees of Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (‘‘SDARS’’) systems in the United States. In the Merger Order, the Commission committed to initiate a Notice of Inquiry (‘‘NOI’’) within 30 days of adoption of the Merger Order on the issues of requiring devices capable of receiving SDARS to include digital audio broadcast (‘‘DAB’’), or HD RadioTM, or any other technologies capable of providing audio entertainment services; and requiring devices capable of receiving HD Radio to include SDARS or any other technologies capable of providing audio entertainment services. With this proceeding, we initiate this NOI. DATES: Comments for this proceeding are due on or before November 10, 2008; reply comments are due on or before December 9, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by MB Docket No. 08–172, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Federal Communications Commission’s Web Site: https:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by e-mail: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202–418–0530 or TTY: 202– 418–0432. For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Sep 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 on the rulemaking process, see the section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on this proceeding, please contact Rosalee Chiara, Rosalee.Chiara@fcc.gov, or Brendan Murray, Brendan.Murray@fcc.gov, both of the Policy Division, Media Bureau, (202) 418–2120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Inquiry in MB Docket No. 08–172, FCC 08–196, adopted August 22, 2008, and released August 25, 2008. The full text of this document is available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. These documents will also be available via ECFS (https://www.fcc.gov/ cgb/ecfs/). (Documents will be available electronically in ASCII, Word 97, and/ or Adobe Acrobat.) The complete text may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554. To request this document in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Summary of the Notice of Inquiry I. Introduction 1. On July 25, 2008, the Commission adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order and Report and Order, FCC 08– 178 (‘‘Merger Order’’), approving the transfer of various licenses and authorizations from XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (‘‘XM’’) to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (‘‘Sirius’’), both licensees of Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (‘‘SDARS’’) systems in the United States. In the Merger Order, the Commission committed to initiate a Notice of Inquiry (‘‘NOI’’) within 30 days of adoption of the Merger Order on the issues of (i) requiring devices capable of receiving SDARS to include digital audio broadcast (‘‘DAB’’), or HD RadioTM, or any other technologies capable of providing audio entertainment services; and (ii) requiring devices capable of receiving HD Radio to include SDARS or any other technologies capable of providing audio entertainment services. With this proceeding, we initiate this NOI. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52657 II. Background 2. HD Radio. The Commission first considered the feasibility of terrestrial and satellite digital radio services in 1990. With respect to terrestrial digital radio, the Commission concluded that the available systems were undeveloped and that it was premature to engage in discussions regarding standards, testing, licensing, and other policy issues. In 1999, the Commission recognized new technological developments and innovations and commenced the DAB proceeding to begin the process of adopting a DAB system. In the DAB NPRM, the Commission proposed criteria for the evaluation of DAB models and systems and considered certain DAB system testing, evaluation, and standard selection issues. In October 2002, the Commission selected iBiquity’s IBOC HD Radio technology as the sole digital technology for the terrestrial radio broadcast service. IBOC technology makes use of the existing AM and FM bands (in-band) by adding digital carriers to a radio station’s analog signal, thereby allowing broadcasters to transmit digitally on their existing channel assignments (on-channel) while simultaneously maintaining their analog service. The Commission concluded that adoption of a single IBOC transmission standard would benefit the radio broadcast industry, and solicited industry assistance in developing a formal standard. In 2007, the Commission released the Second DAB Report and Order, adopting service rules, programming and operational rules, and technical rules. In the Second DAB Report and Order, the Commission refrained from imposing a mandatory conversion schedule for radio stations to commence digital broadcast operations, but many radio stations have begun digital transmissions on a voluntarily basis. 3. SDARS. SDARS was established by the Commission in 1997 and, after an auction, licenses were granted to two entities, Sirius and XM. In establishing SDARS, the Commission explained that the new service would provide ‘‘continuous nationwide radio programming with compact disc (CD) quality sound’’ and would ‘‘increase the variety of programming available to the listening public.’’ XM commenced service in September 2001, and Sirius began service in February 2002. In 2007, Sirius and XM requested Commission approval to merge. The Commission adopted a decision on July 25, 2008 approving the merger subject to conditions. The companies publicly reported on July 29, 2008 that they completed the transaction and the E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0669; FRL-8381-9]


Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Work Group on Web-
Distributed Labeling; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY:  Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives 
notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee 
(PPDC) Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling on October 2, 2008. An 
agenda is under development and will be posted on our website by 
September 26, 2008.

DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2008, from 
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in room S-12100 on the 12th floor 
at One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, 
VA. This location is approximately a half mile from the Crystal City 
Metro Station.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle DeVaux, Office of Pesticide 
Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-5891; 
fax number:(703) 308-4776; e-mail address:devaux.michelle@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 
particular interest to persons who work in agricultural settings or 
persons who are concerned about implementation of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to both of these 
major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: 
Agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry and trade 
associations; environmental, consumer, and farmworker groups; pesticide 
users and growers; pest consultants; State, local and Tribal 
governments; academia; public health organizations; food processors; 
and the public. If you have 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-2008-0669. Although a part 
of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Publicly available docket materials are 
available either in the electronic docket at https://
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 Drive, 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 https://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.
    A draft agenda is under development and will be posted by September 
26, 2008, on EPA's website at:https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/.

II. Background

    EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the 
responsibility to help ensure the safety of the American food supply, 
the education and protection from unreasonable risk of those who apply 
or are exposed to pesticides occupationally or through use of products, 
and general protection of the environment and special ecosystems from 
potential risks posed by pesticides. The Charter for EPA's Pesticide 
Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) was established under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, in September 1995, 
and was renewed November 2, 2007, for another 2-year period. The 
purpose of PPDC is to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA 
Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory 
development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program 
implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating 
and reducing risks from use of pesticides. It is determined that PPDC 
is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties 
imposed on the Agency by law. The following sectors are represented on 
the PPDC: Pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental/
public interest, consumer, and animal rights groups; farm worker 
organizations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; Federal 
and State/local/Tribal governments; the general public; academia; and 
public health organizations. The objective of the PPDC Work Group on 
Web-Distributed Labeling is to provide advice regarding a process to 
ensure that the most current version of pesticide labeling is available 
to purchasers and users electronically. Copies of the PPDC Charter are 
filed with appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of 
Congress and are available upon request.

III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting?

    PPDC meetings are open to the public and seating is available on a 
first-come basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to 
register in advance of the meeting.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural workers, Agriculture,

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Chemicals, Foods, Pesticides and pests, Public health.


    Dated: September 3, 2008.
Debra Edwards,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-20875 Filed 9-9-08; 8:45 am]
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