Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request, 72478-72480 [E8-28296]

Download as PDF 72478 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices Amended Notices EIS No. 20080405, Draft Supplement, COE, LA, Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock Replacement Project, Proposal for Relieving Navigation Traffic Congestion Associated with IHNC Lock, Located between the St. Claude Avenue and North Claibone Avenue Bridge, Orleans, LA, Comment Period Ends: 01/24/2009, Contact: Richard E. Boe 504–862–1505. Revision of FR Notice Published on 10/10/2008; Extending Comment Period from 11/25/2008 to 01/24/2009. Dated: November 24, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–28313 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8746–8] National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92463, EPA gives notice of a public teleconference of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT represents diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss and approve draft NACEPT recommendations on EPA’s Draft Biofuels Strategy and the 2009–2014 EPA Strategic Plan Change Document. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at https:// www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/calnacept.htm. SUMMARY: NACEPT will hold a public teleconference on Monday, December 15, 2008, from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the U.S. EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 1132, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal Officer, altieri.sonia@epa.gov, (202) 564–0243, U.S. EPA, Office of mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 Cooperative Environmental Management (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. Requests to make oral comments or to provide written comments to NACEPT should be sent to Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal Officer, at the contact information above by Wednesday, December 10, 2008. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting, but seating is limited and is allocated on a first-come, firstserved basis. Members of the public wishing to gain access to the conference room on the day of the meeting must contact Sonia Altieri at (202) 564–0243 or altieri.sonia@epa.gov by December 10, 2008. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Sonia Altieri at (202) 564–0243 or altieri.sonia@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Sonia Altieri, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 18, 2008. Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. E8–28342 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8746–7] Extension of Public Comment Period for the Proposed Reissuance of General NPDES Permit (GP) for Offshore Seafood Processors in Alaska (AKG524000) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Extension of Public Comment Period on the draft general NPDES permit for Offshore Seafood Processors in Alaska (AKG524000). AGENCY: On September 26, 2008, EPA Region 10 proposed to issue a general permits to cover Offshore Seafood Processors in Alaska 73 FR 55840. In response to requests from the regulated community, EPA is extending the public comment period from November 10 to December 10, 2008. DATES: The end of the public comment period is now extended to December 10, 2008. Comments must be received or postmarked by that date. Public Comment: Interested persons may submit written comments on the draft permit to the attention of Lindsay SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Guzzo at the address below. All comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based. Comments of either support or concern which are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated. After the expiration date of the Public Notice on December 10, 2008; the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, will make a final determination with respect to issuance of the general permit. The proposed requirements contained in the draft general permit will become final upon issuance if no significant comments are received during the public comment period. ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed General Permit should be sent to Lindsay Guzzo, Office of Water and Watersheds; USEPA Region 10; 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, OWW–130; Seattle, Washington 98101 or by e-mail to Guzzo.Lindsay@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay Guzzo, 206–553–0268, Guzzo.Lindsay@epa.gov. Copies of the draft general permit and fact sheet may be downloaded from the EPA Region 10 Web site at https://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/ WATER.NSF/NPDES+Permits/ DraftPermitsAK. They are also available upon request from Audrey Washington at (206) 553–0523, or e-mailed to washington.audrey@epa.gov. For information on physical locations in Alaska and Seattle where the documents may be viewed, see the September 26, 2008, notice at 73 FR 55840. Dated: November 20, 2008. Michael F. Gearheard, Director, Office of Water & Watersheds, Region 10. [FR Doc. E8–28322 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0837; FRL–8391–1] Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s receipt of an application 68467–EUP–O from Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow Agrosciences LLC requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV–ZMIR245) in MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV–ZMIR245) in MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV– ZMIR39) in MON 88107 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (vector PHP 17662) in Event DAS–59122–7 corn, and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PHP8999) in Event TC1507 corn. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0837, 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– 0837. 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 email. The regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 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: Mike Mendelsohn, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8715; e-mail address: mendelsohn.mike@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to those persons interested in agricultural biotechnology or those who are or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72479 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. 3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 72480 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticide(s) discussed in this document, compared to the general population. II. What Action is the Agency Taking? Under section 5 of FIFRA, 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can allow manufacturers to field test pesticides under development. Manufacturers are required to obtain an EUP before testing new pesticides or new uses of pesticides if they conduct experimental field tests on 10 acres or more of land or one acre or more of water. Pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency has determined that the following EUP application may be of regional and national significance, and therefore is seeking public comment on the EUP application: Submitter: Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow Agrosciences LLC, (68467–EUP–O). Pesticide Chemical: Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV–ZMIR245) in MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV–ZMIR245) in MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV– ZMIR39) in MON 88107 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (vector PHP 17662) in Event DAS–59122–7 corn, and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PHP8999) in Event TC1507 corn. Summary of Request: The 68467– EUP–O application is for 279 acres of MON 89034 x TC1507 x MON 88017 x DAS–59122–7, 2,239 acres of intermediate combinations, 1,014 of registered plant-incorporated protectants, and 1,205 acres of nonplant-incorporated protectant acres and border rows for a total of 4,736 acres. Proposed shipment/use dates are February 15, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Five trial protocols will be conducted, including: • Corn breeding and observation nursery. • Corn agronomic trials. • Herbicide tolerance trials. • Corn efficacy trials. • Insect resistance management trials. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 States and Commonwealth involved include: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. 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. BILLING CODE 6560–50–S 418–7931 or e-mail at Rebekah.Bina@fcc.gov. If Ms. Bina is unavailable, you may contact Ms. Vickie Robinson, Assistant Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, by telephone at (202) 418–1420 and by email at vickie.robinson@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau debarred Mr. Joseph E. Mello from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism for a period of three years pursuant to 47 CFR 54.8 and 47 CFR 0.111. Attached is the debarment letter, DA 08–2523, which was mailed to Mr. Joseph E. Mello and released on November 18, 2008. The complete text of the notice of debarment is available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portal II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. In addition, the complete text is available on the FCC’s Web site at https://www.fcc.gov. The text may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating inspection and copying during regular business hours at the contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portal II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B420, Washington, DC 20554, telephone (202) 488–5300 or (800) 378– 3160, facsimile (202) 488–5563, or via email https://www.bcpiweb.com. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Communications Commission. Trent Harkrader, Deputy Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Experimental use permits. Dated: November 19, 2008. Sheryl K. Reilly, Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–28296 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] [DA 08–2523] Notice of Debarment; Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism The debarment letter, which attached the suspension letter, follows: November 18, 2008. VIA CERTIFIED MAIL—RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED AND VIA FACSIMILE (203) 787–9031 Mr. Joseph E. Mello, c/o Michael O. Sheehan, Esq., Sheehan & Reeve, 139 Orange St., Suite 301, New Haven, CT 06510. Re: Notice of Debarment; File No. EB–08–IH– 1615 Dear Mr. Mello: Pursuant to section 54.8 of the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’), by this Notice of Debarment you are debarred from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (or ‘‘E-Rate program’’) for a period of three years.1 On September 4, 2008, the Enforcement Bureau (the ‘‘Bureau’’) sent you a Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment Proceedings (the ‘‘Notice of Suspension’’).2 That Notice of Suspension was published in Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Enforcement Bureau (the ‘‘Bureau’’) debars Mr. Joseph E. Mello from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (or ‘‘E-Rate Program’’) for a period of three years. The Bureau takes this action to protect the E-Rate Program from waste, fraud and abuse. DATES: Debarment commences on the date Mr. Joseph E. Mello receives the debarment letter or November 28, 2008, whichever date come first, for a period of three years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebekah Bina, Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division, Room 4–C330, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. Rebekah Bina may be contacted by phone at (202) PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 See 47 CFR 0.111(a), 54.8. from Hillary S. DeNigro, Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, to Mr. Joseph Mello, Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment Proceedings, DA 08–2041 (Inv. & Hearings Div., Enf. Bur., rel. Sept. 4, 2008) (Attachment 1). 2 Letter E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 230 (Friday, November 28, 2008)]
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[Pages 72478-72480]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28296]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0837; FRL-8391-1]


Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 68467-
EUP-O from Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow Agrosciences LLC requesting an 
experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants 
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the

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genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in 
MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic 
material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in MON 89034 
corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material 
necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR39) in MON 88107 corn, 
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic 
material necessary for their production (vector PHP 17662) in Event 
DAS-59122-7 corn, and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the 
genetic material necessary for its production (vector PHP8999) in Event 
TC1507 corn. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of 
regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 
CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0837, 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-
2008-0837. 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 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: Mike Mendelsohn, Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8715; e-mail 
address: mendelsohn.mike@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, 
however, be of interest to those persons interested in agricultural 
biotechnology or those who are or may be required to conduct testing of 
chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA) or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA). Since other entities may also 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.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help

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address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks 
information on any groups or segments of the population who, as a 
result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may 
have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human health 
impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticide(s) 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    Under section 5 of FIFRA, 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can allow 
manufacturers to field test pesticides under development. Manufacturers 
are required to obtain an EUP before testing new pesticides or new uses 
of pesticides if they conduct experimental field tests on 10 acres or 
more of land or one acre or more of water.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency has determined that the 
following EUP application may be of regional and national significance, 
and therefore is seeking public comment on the EUP application:
    Submitter: Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow Agrosciences LLC, (68467-EUP-O).
    Pesticide Chemical: Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and 
the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) 
in MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the 
genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in 
MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic 
material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR39) in MON 88107 
corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the 
genetic material necessary for their production (vector PHP 17662) in 
Event DAS-59122-7 corn, and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and 
the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PHP8999) in 
Event TC1507 corn.
    Summary of Request: The 68467-EUP-O application is for 279 acres of 
MON 89034 x TC1507 x MON 88017 x DAS-59122-7, 2,239 acres of 
intermediate combinations, 1,014 of registered plant-incorporated 
protectants, and 1,205 acres of non-plant-incorporated protectant acres 
and border rows for a total of 4,736 acres. Proposed shipment/use dates 
are February 15, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Five trial protocols will be 
conducted, including:
     Corn breeding and observation nursery.
     Corn agronomic trials.
     Herbicide tolerance trials.
     Corn efficacy trials.
     Insect resistance management trials.
    States and Commonwealth involved include: Arkansas, California, 
Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, 
Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, 
Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 
Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
    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: November 19, 2008.
Sheryl K. Reilly,
Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. E8-28296 Filed 11-26-08; 8:45 am]
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