L-Latic Acid Registration Review Final Work Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability, 79097-79099 [E8-30380]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices 79097 TABLE – REGISTRATION REVIEW DOCKETS – FINAL DECISIONS—Continued Registration Review Case Name and Number Pesticide Docket ID Number Regulatory Contact name, Phone Number, E-mail Address Farnesol/Nerolidol; Case 6061 EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0569 Russell Jones (703) 308–5071 jones.russell@epa.gov Nosema locustae; Case 4104 EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0997 Jeannine Kausch (703) 3477–8920 kausch.jeannine@epa.gov The dockets for registration review of these pesticide cases include the final registration review decision documents as well as other relevant documents related to the registration review of the subject cases. Proposed registration review decisions were posted to the docket and public comments were requested. During the respective 60 day comment periods, no public comments were received. Background on the registration review program is provided at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/. Quick links to earlier documents related to the registration review of this pesticide are provided at: http://www.epa.gov/ oppsrrd1/registration_review/ reg_review_status.htm. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? FIFRA Section 3(g) and 40 CFR 155.58(c) provide authority for this action. A registration review decision is the Agency’s determination whether a pesticide meets, or does not meet the standard for registration in FIFRA. Proposed registration review decisions were posted to the docket for the above cases and public comments were requested. During the respective 60 day comment periods, no public comments were received for the Chitin/Chitosan, Farnesol/Nerolidol or Nosema locustae cases. The final decisions that are subject to this notice continue to be supported by the rationales included in the proposed registration review decisions for each case. The documents in the subject registration review dockets describe the Agency’s rationale for issuing these final decisions for the Chitin/Chitosan, Farnesol/Nerolidol or Nosema locustae cases. No risk mitigation measures are required or specified in the final decisions for these registration review cases and no labeling changes are required as a result of these final decisions. List of Subjects Environmental protection, registration review, pesticides, and pests. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:52 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: December 12, 2008. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–30496 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–1070; FRL–8391–4] L-Latic Acid Registration Review Final Work Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Final Work Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision for the pesticides case L-Latic Acid, and opens a public comment period on the proposed registration review decision. 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 February 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0383 for L-Latic Acid 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 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 number and the regulatory contact listed under Table 1 for the case 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 online 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 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 E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 79098 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices 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 http:// 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 http:// 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 pesticide included in this document, contact the specific Chemical Review Manager as identified in the table in Unit II. 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 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 decision. The Agency is proposing registration a review decision for the pesticide case shown in the following Table. TABLE 1.—REGISTRATION REVIEW DOCKETS – PROPOSED FINAL DECISIONS Registration Review Case Name and Number mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES L-Latic Acid; Case 6062 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0383 The docket for registration review of this pesticide case includes earlier documents related to the registration review of the subject case. For example, the review opened with the posting of a Summary Document, containing a Preliminary Work Plan (PWP), for public comment. Because no comments were received, and because the Agency required no further risk assessments to complete registration review of this case, the Final Work Plan and Proposed Decision were combined into a single document. The documents in the initial VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Pesticide Docket ID Number Jkt 217001 Andrew Bryceland; (703) 305–6928; bryceland.andrew@epa.gov docket described the Agency’s rationale for not conducting new risk assessments for the registration review of L-Latic Acid. This proposed registration review decision now included in the docket continue to be supported by those rationales included in documents in the initial docket. Following public comment, the Agency will issue a final registration review decision for this case. The registration review program is being conducted under congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulatory Contact name, Phone Number, Email Address 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 E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices 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. 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 Docket for L-Latic Acid. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by the closing date and will provide a Response to Comments Memorandum in the Docket 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: http:// www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/. Quick links to earlier documents related to the registration review of this pesticide are provided at: http://www.epa.gov/ oppsrrd1/registration_review/ reg_review_status.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 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Environmental protection, Registration review, Pesticides and pests, L-Latic Acid. Dated: December 4, 2008. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticide and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs [FR Doc. E8–30380 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:52 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0489;FRL–8396–5] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting; Correction Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 10, 2008, concerning a 3–day meeting of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel to consider and review a set of scientific issues being considered by the Agency pertaining an Evaluation of the Resistance Risks from Using a Seed Mix Refuge with Pioneer’s Optimum® AcreMaxTM 1 Corn Rootworm-Protected Corn. This document is being issued to correct an error in the dates for the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Bailey, Designated Federal Official, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (202) 564– 2045; e-mail address: bailey.joseph@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Does this Action Apply to Me? The Agency included in the original notice a list of those who may be potentially affected by this action. 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–2008–0489. 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 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. What Does this Correction Do? FR Doc. E8–29114 published in the Federal Register of December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75099) (FRL–8392–7) is corrected as follows: 1. On page 75099, in the first column, under DATES, the first paragraph should read as follows: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 23, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m.; on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.; and on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12 noon (eastern time). List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 17, 2008. Michael L. Goodis, Acting Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy. [FR Doc. E8–30492 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY I. General Information PO 00000 79099 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0607;FRL–8396–1] Pesticide Product Registration Approval AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide product nTetradecyl Acetate Technical Pheromone containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Bryceland, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–6928; e-mail address: bryceland.andrew@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-1070; FRL-8391-4]


L-Latic Acid Registration Review Final Work Plan and Proposed 
Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's Final Work 
Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision for the pesticides case 
L-Latic Acid, and opens a public comment period on the proposed 
registration review decision. 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 February 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) numbers EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0383 for L-Latic Acid 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'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 and the 
regulatory contact listed under Table 1 for the case 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 
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 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

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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 
http://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 http://
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 pesticide 
included in this document, contact the specific Chemical Review Manager 
as identified in the table in Unit II.
    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 decision. The Agency is proposing 
registration a review decision for the pesticide case 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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L-Latic Acid; Case 6062           EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-03  Andrew Bryceland;
                                   83                 (703) 305-6928;
                                                      bryceland.andrew@e
pa.gov
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    The docket for registration review of this pesticide case includes 
earlier documents related to the registration review of the subject 
case. For example, the review opened with the posting of a Summary 
Document, containing a Preliminary Work Plan (PWP), for public comment. 
Because no comments were received, and because the Agency required no 
further risk assessments to complete registration review of this case, 
the Final Work Plan and Proposed Decision were combined into a single 
document. The documents in the initial docket described the Agency's 
rationale for not conducting new risk assessments for the registration 
review of L-Latic Acid. This proposed registration review decision now 
included in the docket continue to be supported by those rationales 
included in documents in the initial docket. Following public comment, 
the Agency will issue a final registration review decision for this 
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

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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. 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 Docket for 
L-Latic Acid. Comments received after the close of the comment period 
will be marked ``late.'' EPA is not required to consider these late 
comments. The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by 
the closing date and will provide a Response to Comments Memorandum in 
the Docket 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: 
http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/. Quick links to 
earlier documents related to the registration review of this pesticide 
are provided at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/reg_
review_status.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, L-Latic Acid.


    Dated: December 4, 2008.
Janet L. Andersen,
Director, Biopesticide and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs

[FR Doc. E8-30380 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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