Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas syringae Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability, 58956-58958 [E8-23386]

Download as PDF 58956 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 8, 2008 / Notices Federal Register). Under the existing EUP, plantings are permitted through January 31, 2009. Bayer CropScience is now proposing to amend the experimental program by conducting testing on 152 acres (out of 1,602 total acres) planted to Cry1Ab-containing cotton, with up to 0.03 pound of Cry1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in events T303–3 and T304–40; and to extend the amended program to run from January 1, 2009 until December 31, 2010. The Cry1Ab protein is effective in controlling lepidopteran larvae such as bollworm (Helicoverpa zea) and tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens), which are common pests of cotton. The proposed program will be carried out in the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and in Puerto Rico. The proposed experimental program includes trials to evaluate insect and herbicide efficacy and agronomic performance. Also proposed is the production of sample material for regulatory studies and seed production for future experimental field trial plantings. A copy of the application and any information submitted is available for public review in the docket established for this EUP application as described under ADDRESSES. Following the review of the application and any comments and data received in response to this solicitation, EPA will decide whether to issue or deny the EUP request, and if issued, the conditions under which it is to be conducted. Any issuance of an EUP will be announced in the Federal Register. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Experimental use permits. Dated: September 19, 2008. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–23860 Filed 10–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008-0610; FRL–8381–8] Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas syringae Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 Oct 07, 2008 Jkt 217001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides cases,Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas syringae, 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 December 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0567 for Pseudomonas fluorescens, and EPA– HQ–OPP–2007–0509 for Pseudomonas syringae, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// 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 https:// 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 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 https:// 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 https:// 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 holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the biopesticides included in this document, contact the specific Regulatory contact, as identified in the Table in Unit II.A. for the biopesticide of interest. The mailing address and additional contact information is Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, (7511P); Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 8, 2008 / Notices DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8712; fax number: (703) 308– 7026. 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). ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a 58957 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. TABLE 1.—REGISTRATION REVIEW DOCKETS–PROPOSED FINAL DECISIONS Registration Review Case Name and Number Pesticide Docket ID Number Regulatory Contact name, Phone Number, E-mail Address EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0567 Susanne Cerrelli; (703) 308-8077; cerrelli.susanne@epa.gov Pseudomonas 6007 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Pseudomonas fluorescens; Case 6006 EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0509 Susanne Cerrelli; (703) 308-8077; cerrelli.susanne@epa.gov syringae; Case 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. A Final Work Plan (FWP) was posted to the docket following public comment on the initial docket. The documents in the initial docket described the Agency’s rationales for not conducting new risk assessments for the registration review of Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Pseudomonas syringae. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 Oct 07, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 155.40. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 (‘‘PRIA’’) was amended and extended in September PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Pseudomonas syringae. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 58958 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 8, 2008 / Notices 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: https:// www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/. Quick links to earlier documents related to the registration review of this pesticide are provided at: https://www.epa.gov/ oppsrrd1/registration_review/ reg_review_status.htm/. Additional information about biopesticides can be obtained by an alphabetical search of the Biopesticide Active Ingredient Fact Sheets on https://www.epa.gov/ oppbppd1/biopesticides/ingredients/ index.htm B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? FIFRA section 3(g) and 40 CFR 155.40 provide authority for this action. List of Subjects Environmental protection, registration review, pesticides, and pests. Dated: September 29, 2008. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–23386 Filed 10–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0722; FRL–8385–2] Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend to Terminate Certain Uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Product Manager jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Susan Bartow VerDate Aug<31>2005 Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel and amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order. DATES: Unless a request is withdrawn by November 7, 2008, orders will be issued canceling these registrations. The Agency will consider withdrawal requests postmarked no later than November 7, 2008. Comments must be received on or before November 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0722, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// 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 Facility’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 number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0722. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at https:// Office Location for Mail and Special Courier Pesticides ETO, methamidophos 18:10 Oct 07, 2008 Jkt 217001 Telephone Number Special Review and Registration Div. Office of Pesticide Programs (7508P) Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Washington, DC 20460–0001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 at https://www.regulations.gov. 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 https:// 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 holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (703) 603–0065 E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM E-mail Address bartow.susan@epa.gov 08OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0610; FRL-8381-8]


Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas syringae Registration 
Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed 
registration review decisions for the pesticides cases,Pseudomonas 
fluorescens and Pseudomonas syringae, 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 December 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) numbers EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0567 for Pseudomonas fluorescens, and EPA-
HQ-OPP-2007-0509 for Pseudomonas syringae, by one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://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 https://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 
https://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 https://
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 holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 
305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the 
biopesticides included in this document, contact the specific 
Regulatory contact, as identified in the Table in Unit II.A. for the 
biopesticide of interest. The mailing address and additional contact 
information is Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, 
(7511P); Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington,

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DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8712; fax number: (703) 308-
7026.
    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.

     Table 1.--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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Pseudomonas fluorescens; Case     EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-05  Susanne Cerrelli;
 6006                              67                  (703) 308-8077;
                                                      cerrelli.susanne@e
pa.gov
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Pseudomonas syringae; Case 6007   EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-05  Susanne Cerrelli;
                                   09                  (703) 308-8077;
                                                      cerrelli.susanne@e
pa.gov
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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. A Final Work Plan (FWP) was posted to the docket following 
public comment on the initial docket. The documents in the initial 
docket described the Agency's rationales for not conducting new risk 
assessments for the registration review of Pseudomonas fluorescens, and 
Pseudomonas syringae.
    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 155.40. 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 
Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Pseudomonas syringae. Comments received 
after the close of the comment period will be marked ``late.'' EPA is 
not required to consider these

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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: 
https://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/. Quick links to 
earlier documents related to the registration review of this pesticide 
are provided at: https://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/reg_
review_status.htm/. Additional information about biopesticides can be 
obtained by an alphabetical search of the Biopesticide Active 
Ingredient Fact Sheets on https://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/biopesticides/
ingredients/index.htm

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

    FIFRA section 3(g) and 40 CFR 155.40 provide authority for this 
action.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, registration review, pesticides, and 
pests.

    Dated: September 29, 2008.
 Janet L. Andersen,
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
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