Xylene; Addendum to the Reregistration Eligibility Decision, 59537-59538 [E9-27643]

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For foliar use on soybeans to control soybean rust and on apples to control scab and powdery mildew. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pest. Dated: November 2, 2009. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E9–27307 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Nov 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0145; FRL–8799–3] Xylene; Addendum to the Reregistration Eligibility Decision Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s decision to modify certain provisions and risk mitigation measures that were specified in the 2005 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide xylene, an aquatic herbicide used in irrigation canals. EPA conducted this reassessment of the xylene RED in response to comments received during the public comment period. Based on new information received, and in a continuing effort to mitigate risk, the Agency has made certain modifications to the xylene RED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy L. Perry, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–0128; fax number: (703) 308–7070; e-mail address: perry.tracy@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. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0145. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59537 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. II. Background A. What Action is the Agency Taking? Section 4 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) directs EPA to reevaluate existing pesticides to ensure that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards. In 2005, EPA issued a RED for xylene under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. In response to a notice of availability published in the Federal Register of May 22, 2006 (71 FR 14511) (FRL–7766–3), the Agency received substantive comments and information from commenters. The Agency’s response to comments is available for viewing in the docket. The amended xylene RED reflects changes resulting from Agency consideration of the comments received on provisions of the RED, as well as efforts by the Agency to appropriately mitigate overall risk. The addendum to the RED for xylene concludes EPA’s reregistration eligibility decision-making process for this pesticide. The xylene addendum includes: A summary of additional usage information provided by the Bureau of Reclamation and other stakeholders; a summary of the conclusions from revised human health risk assessments; Agency reconsideration of the need for removing the existing exemption from a tolerance; the addition of an ecological data requirement; revised ecological mitigation measures; and an updated Label Table, which summarizes specific labeling language required on product labels. Based on studies from the open literature and other information, the Agency has determined that crops irrigated with xylene-treated water may bear finite residues of xylene, albeit, at very low levels. Therefore, it is appropriate to retain the existing tolerance exemption for xylene to address any potential residues in food. The Agency has determined, based on additional usage information and revised assessments, that use of xylene does not present dermal risks of concern for occupational workers. As the potential for inhalation exposures to workers is uncertain at this time, given the lack of data, the Agency is requiring additional personal protective equipment (i.e., half-face respirator with an organic vapor-removing cartridge) for workers who apply or otherwise handle xylene. In order to mitigate potential E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 59538 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / Notices risks of concern for nontarget aquatic organisms, the Agency is requiring that treated canal water either be used to irrigate crops or be held for 96 hours prior to release into receiving water bodies. In addition, as there are currently a limited number of aquatic herbicides registered for use in irrigation canals, the Agency has determined that xylene may continue to be used within all states identified under the Bureau of Reclamation Act, provided that the appropriate state registrations are also in place. 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.’’ List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, xylene. Dated: November 5, 2009. Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0145; FRL-8799-3]


Xylene; Addendum to the Reregistration Eligibility Decision

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY:  This notice announces EPA's decision to modify certain 
provisions and risk mitigation measures that were specified in the 2005 
Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide xylene, an 
aquatic herbicide used in irrigation canals. EPA conducted this 
reassessment of the xylene RED in response to comments received during 
the public comment period. Based on new information received, and in a 
continuing effort to mitigate risk, the Agency has made certain 
modifications to the xylene RED.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Tracy L. Perry, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-0128; fax 
number: (703) 308-7070; e-mail address: perry.tracy@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. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0145. 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.

II. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    Section 4 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide 
Act (FIFRA) directs EPA to reevaluate existing pesticides to ensure 
that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards. In 2005, 
EPA issued a RED for xylene under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. In 
response to a notice of availability published in the Federal Register 
of May 22, 2006 (71 FR 14511) (FRL-7766-3), the Agency received 
substantive comments and information from commenters. The Agency's 
response to comments is available for viewing in the docket. The 
amended xylene RED reflects changes resulting from Agency consideration 
of the comments received on provisions of the RED, as well as efforts 
by the Agency to appropriately mitigate overall risk. The addendum to 
the RED for xylene concludes EPA's reregistration eligibility decision-
making process for this pesticide.
     The xylene addendum includes: A summary of additional usage 
information provided by the Bureau of Reclamation and other 
stakeholders; a summary of the conclusions from revised human health 
risk assessments; Agency reconsideration of the need for removing the 
existing exemption from a tolerance; the addition of an ecological data 
requirement; revised ecological mitigation measures; and an updated 
Label Table, which summarizes specific labeling language required on 
product labels. Based on studies from the open literature and other 
information, the Agency has determined that crops irrigated with 
xylene-treated water may bear finite residues of xylene, albeit, at 
very low levels. Therefore, it is appropriate to retain the existing 
tolerance exemption for xylene to address any potential residues in 
food. The Agency has determined, based on additional usage information 
and revised assessments, that use of xylene does not present dermal 
risks of concern for occupational workers. As the potential for 
inhalation exposures to workers is uncertain at this time, given the 
lack of data, the Agency is requiring additional personal protective 
equipment (i.e., half-face respirator with an organic vapor-removing 
cartridge) for workers who apply or otherwise handle xylene. In order 
to mitigate potential

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risks of concern for nontarget aquatic organisms, the Agency is 
requiring that treated canal water either be used to irrigate crops or 
be held for 96 hours prior to release into receiving water bodies. In 
addition, as there are currently a limited number of aquatic herbicides 
registered for use in irrigation canals, the Agency has determined that 
xylene may continue to be used within all states identified under the 
Bureau of Reclamation Act, provided that the appropriate state 
registrations are also in place.

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.''

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, xylene.

    Dated: November 5, 2009.
 Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-27643 Filed 11-17-09; 8:45 am]
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