Carbaryl RED Amendment and Response to Petition to Cancel Registrations; Notice of Availability, 64317-64318 [E8-25664]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 29, 2008 / Notices previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Owners or operators of metal coil surface coating facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 158 Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually, and annually Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 15,643 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,594,680, which is comprised of $331,800 in Operations and Maintenance (O&M) cost, $1,262,880 in annual labor costs, and no capital/ startup costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a change of $200 in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens since the O&M cost, which was previously rounded to the nearest thousand, has been actually reduced by $200.00. Dated: October 23, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–25804 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0941; FRL–8389–2] Carbaryl RED Amendment and Response to Petition to Cancel Registrations; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of an amendment to EPA’s Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Carbaryl, and EPA’s response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), insofar as the petition seeks to have EPA cancel all registrations for carbaryl. In the carbaryl RED amendment, EPA is modifying certain worker risk mitigation measures that were imposed as a result of the 2004 Interim RED for the pesticide carbaryl. EPA is amending the carbaryl RED to incorporate the revised occupational exposure and risk assessment for carbaryl. EPA reevaluated the carbaryl risk VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Oct 28, 2008 Jkt 217001 assessments and regulatory decision in response to public comments received from numerous parties, new data submitted by the technical registrant, Bayer CropSciences, and new science and new methodologies developed in the time between the completion of the Interim RED for carbaryl and the completion of the cumulative risk assessment for the N-methyl carbamate group of pesticides. This notice also announces the availability of EPA’s response to a petition from NRDC insofar as it seeks to have EPA cancel all uses of carbaryl under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Elsewhere in today’s Federal Register, EPA is publishing its response to NRDC’s petition insofar as it seeks to have EPA revoke all tolerances for carbaryl under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina Scheltema, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–2201; fax number: (703) 308– 2201; e-mail address: scheltema.christina@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, 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. 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–2007–0941. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64317 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 http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. Background A. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces the availability of an amendment to EPA’s Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Carbaryl. EPA is amending the carbaryl RED to incorporate the revised occupational exposure and risk assessment for carbaryl, which was not included in the September 2007 carbaryl RED. As a result, EPA is modifying certain worker risk mitigation measures that were imposed in the 2004 Interim RED for the pesticide carbaryl. Under section 4 of FIFRA, EPA is reevaluating existing pesticides to ensure that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards. In 2007, EPA issued a RED for carbaryl under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. In 2004, EPA issued an interim RED for carbaryl. In response to a notice of availability published in the Federal Register of October 27, 2004 (69 FR 62663) (FRL–7679–9), the Agency received comments from the carbaryl registrant and others, including NRDC. This notice also announces the availability of EPA’s response to a petition submitted by NRDC insofar as the petition seeks to have EPA cancel all registrations for carbaryl. (EPA’s response to this petition is available in the carbaryl RED docket, EPA–HQ– OPP–2007–0941.) Elsewhere in today’s Federal Register, EPA is publishing its response to NRDC’s petition insofar as it seeks to have EPA revoke all tolerances for carbaryl under FFDCA. (See docket EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0347.) B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA, as amended, directs that, after submission of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, ‘‘the Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such active ingredient are eligible for reregistration,’’ before calling in product-specific data on individual enduse products and either reregistering products or taking other ‘‘appropriate regulatory action.’’ E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 64318 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 29, 2008 / Notices List of Subjects Environmental protection, Carbaryl, Pesticides. National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. EPA; telephone: 703– 347–8561; facsimile: 703–347–8691; email nceadc.comment@epa.gov. Dated: October 21, 2008. Steven Bradbury, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–25664 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] Dated: October 23, 2008. Rebecca Clark, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–25805 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8736–3; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2008–00461] [EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0283; FRL–8380–9] Draft Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS); Correction Ethylene Oxide; Preliminary Determination to Terminate Special Review Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Peer-Review Meeting; correction. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: EPA announced on October 16, 2008 (73 FR 61416), that the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct a review of the draft document titled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ (EPA/ 635/R–08/011A). The document contained an incorrect meeting location. Correction In the Federal Register of October 16, 2008, in FR Doc. E8–24595, on page 61417, in the first column, correct the ADDRESSES section to read: The peer-review panel meeting will be held at The National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C Street, NW., Room 150, Washington, DC 20418. For details about registering for and attending the meeting, please see the NAS’s Web site at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/ cp/projectview.aspx?key=48697. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, registration, access or services for individuals with disabilities, or logistics for the external peer-review panel meeting should be directed to NAS. For further information, please see the NAS’s Web site http:// www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/ projectview.aspx?key=48697. For technical information about the document, please contact the Information Management Team, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Oct 28, 2008 Jkt 217001 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s preliminary determination to terminate the Special Review of ethylene oxide (ETO). On January 27, 1978, EPA initiated Special Review based on developmental toxicity, mutagenicity, and neurotoxic effects in workers (43 FR 3801). In the early 1980s, the carcinogenicity of ETO became of concern and was added to the Special Review. Since the initiation of the Special Review, additional data and more comprehensive reviews of potential risks associated with ETO exposure have been completed, including those described in the 2006 Tolerance Reassessment and Risk Management Decision (TRED) (http:// www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/ ethylene_oxide_tred.pdf) and the 2008 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) (http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1//REDs/ ethylene-oxide-red.pdf) for ETO. In the 2008 RED, the Agency addressed occupational risk concerns that were the focus of the Special Review. During the reregistration process EPA conducted a public, intensive review of ETO risks and benefits to determine whether or not ETO registrations meet the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) standard for registration. The Agency determined that the benefits of ETO use outweigh the occupational risks associated with its use provided that the risk mitigation measures outlined in the RED are adopted and label amendments are made to reflect those measures. Because the risks that were the basis of the Special Review have been evaluated and the Agency has made a determination under FIFRA, as outlined above, the Agency is proposing to terminate the Special Review of ETO. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments must be received on or before November 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0283, 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 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–2005– 0283. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 210 (Wednesday, October 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64317-64318]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-25664]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0941; FRL-8389-2]


Carbaryl RED Amendment and Response to Petition to Cancel 
Registrations; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of an amendment to 
EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Carbaryl, and EPA's 
response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council 
(NRDC), insofar as the petition seeks to have EPA cancel all 
registrations for carbaryl. In the carbaryl RED amendment, EPA is 
modifying certain worker risk mitigation measures that were imposed as 
a result of the 2004 Interim RED for the pesticide carbaryl. EPA is 
amending the carbaryl RED to incorporate the revised occupational 
exposure and risk assessment for carbaryl. EPA reevaluated the carbaryl 
risk assessments and regulatory decision in response to public comments 
received from numerous parties, new data submitted by the technical 
registrant, Bayer CropSciences, and new science and new methodologies 
developed in the time between the completion of the Interim RED for 
carbaryl and the completion of the cumulative risk assessment for the 
N-methyl carbamate group of pesticides. This notice also announces the 
availability of EPA's response to a petition from NRDC insofar as it 
seeks to have EPA cancel all uses of carbaryl under the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Elsewhere in 
today's Federal Register, EPA is publishing its response to NRDC's 
petition insofar as it seeks to have EPA revoke all tolerances for 
carbaryl under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina Scheltema, Special Review 
and Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-2201; fax 
number: (703) 308-2201; e-mail address: scheltema.christina@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, 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. 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-2007-0941. 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.
    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?

    This notice announces the availability of an amendment to EPA's 
Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Carbaryl. EPA is amending 
the carbaryl RED to incorporate the revised occupational exposure and 
risk assessment for carbaryl, which was not included in the September 
2007 carbaryl RED. As a result, EPA is modifying certain worker risk 
mitigation measures that were imposed in the 2004 Interim RED for the 
pesticide carbaryl.
    Under section 4 of FIFRA, EPA is reevaluating existing pesticides 
to ensure that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards. 
In 2007, EPA issued a RED for carbaryl under section 4(g)(2)(A) of 
FIFRA. In 2004, EPA issued an interim RED for carbaryl. In response to 
a notice of availability published in the Federal Register of October 
27, 2004 (69 FR 62663) (FRL-7679-9), the Agency received comments from 
the carbaryl registrant and others, including NRDC.
    This notice also announces the availability of EPA's response to a 
petition submitted by NRDC insofar as the petition seeks to have EPA 
cancel all registrations for carbaryl. (EPA's response to this petition 
is available in the carbaryl RED docket, EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0941.) 
Elsewhere in today's Federal Register, EPA is publishing its response 
to NRDC's petition insofar as it seeks to have EPA revoke all 
tolerances for carbaryl under FFDCA. (See docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0347.)

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

    Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA, as amended, directs that, after 
submission of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, ``the 
Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such active 
ingredient are eligible for reregistration,'' before calling in 
product-specific data on individual end-use products and either 
reregistering products or taking other ``appropriate regulatory 
action.''



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List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Carbaryl, Pesticides.


    Dated: October 21, 2008.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-25664 Filed 10-28-08; 8:45 am]
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