SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting, 69728-69729 [2011-28638]

Download as PDF 69728 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2011 / Notices 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 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 pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general population. II. Authority Section 408(b)(2)(D)(v) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) directs the Agency to consider available information on the cumulative risk from substances sharing a common mechanism of toxicity. On June 30, 2011, the Agency determined that the naturally occurring pyrethrins and synthetic pyrethroid pesticides share a common mechanism of toxicity. This determination can be found in the document entitled ‘‘Draft Science Policy Paper for the Proposed Common Mechanism Grouping for the Pyrethrins and Synthetic Pyrethroids,’’ which is available in the docket EPA–HQ–OPP– 2011–0746. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Cumulative Risk Assessment, Pesticides and pests, Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids. Dated: October 28, 2011. Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–29089 Filed 11–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0001; FRL–9325–7] SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 08, 2011 Jkt 226001 The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/ State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Full Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 5, 2011, and ending December 6, 2011. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 5, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at EPA, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.) 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington VA. First Floor, South Conference Room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Kendall, Field External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–5561; fax number: (703) 305– 1850; email address: kendall.ron@epa.gov or Grier Stayton, SFIREG Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 466, Milford, DE 19963; telephone number: (302) 422–8152; fax: (302) 422– 2435; email address: Stayton, Grier at aapco-sfireg@comcast.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are interested in pesticide regulation issues affecting states and any discussion between EPA and SFIREG on FIFRA field implementation issues related to human health, environmental exposure to pesticides, and insight into EPA’s decision-making process. You are invited and encouraged to attend the meetings and participate as appropriate. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: Those persons who are or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and those who sell, distribute or use pesticides, as well as any non government organization. This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. 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 ID number EPA– HQ–OPP–2011–0001. 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. Tentative Agenda Topics 1. Bed Bug IP—letter sent to Agency. 2. Endangered Species Act Consultation—letter sent to Agency. 3. Supplemental labeling—status of Office of General Counsel determination of regulatory status of documents associated with supplemental labeling. 4. Chemigation Issue Paper—letter to Agency. 5. Drift recommendation from Pesticide Operations and Management Working Committee (POM/WC). 6. POM aluminum phosphide label letter. 7. Self-contained breathing apparatus recommendation from POM/WC. 8. Distributor label recommendation— letter sent in September. 9. Agency response to the SFIREG/ Environmental Quality Issues Working. Committee letter in support of the aquatic benchmark database. 10. National Pollution Discharge Elimination System update/response to the POM letter on Stay. 11. Performance measures development initiative. 12. Discussion of non-cropland sites definition. 13. September 21, 2011, Label Workshop Report. 14. Imprelis update. 15. Bed bug efforts update. 16. Regional issues. 17. Status of Worker Protection Standard Revision. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2011 / Notices III. How can I request to participate in this meeting? This meeting is open for the public to attend. You may attend the meeting without further notification. List of Subjects Environmental protection. Dated: October 20, 2011. Jay S. Ellenberger, Acting Director, Field External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–28638 Filed 11–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0700; FRL–8892–3] Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has granted or denied emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions or denials were granted during the period July 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011, to control unforeseen pest outbreaks. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: See each emergency exemption or denial for the name of a contact person. The following information applies to all contact persons: Team Leader, Emergency Response Team, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 306–0309. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. General Information emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 08, 2011 Jkt 226001 69729 or if EPA cannot reach a conclusion that the proposed pesticide use is likely to result in ‘‘a reasonable certainty of no harm’’ to human health, including exposure of residues of the pesticide to infants and children. If the emergency use of the pesticide on a food or feed commodity would result in pesticide chemical residues, EPA establishes a time-limited tolerance meeting the ‘‘reasonable certainty of no harm standard’’ of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). In this document: EPA identifies the State or Federal agency granted the B. How can I get copies of this document exemption or denial, the type of and other related information? exemption, the pesticide authorized and EPA has established a docket for this the pests, the crop or use for which action under docket identification (ID) authorized, number of acres (if number EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0700. applicable), and the duration of the Publicly available docket materials are exemption. EPA also gives the Federal available either electronically at http:// Register citation for the time-limited www.regulations.gov, or, if only tolerance, if any. available in hard copy, at the OPP III. Emergency Exemptions and Denials Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S– 4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), A. U.S. States and Territories 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The California hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Environmental Protection Agency, Monday through Friday, excluding legal Department of Pesticide Regulation holidays. The Docket Facility telephone Crisis: On August 9, 2011, for the post number is (703) 305–5805. harvest use of sulfur dioxide on figs to II. Background control gray mold caused by Botrytis EPA has granted or denied emergency cinerea (B. cinerea); this program will end on December 31, 2011. Contact: exemptions to the following State and Libby Pemberton. Federal agencies. The emergency Specific Exemption: EPA authorized exemptions may take the following the use of lambda-cyhalothrin on form: Crisis, public health, quarantine, asparagus to control aphids; July 12, or specific. EPA has also listed denied 2011 to October 31, 2011. Contact: emergency exemption requests in this Libby Pemberton. notice. EPA authorized the use of abamectin Under FIFRA section 18, EPA can on bean, lima, dry to control spider authorize the use of a pesticide when mites; July 6. 2011 to March 31, 2012. emergency conditions exist. Contact: Keri Grinstead. Authorizations (commonly called emergency exemptions) are granted to Florida State and Federal agencies and are of Department of Agriculture and four types: Consumer Services 1. A ‘‘specific exemption’’ authorizes use of a pesticide against specific pests Specific Exemption: EPA authorized on a limited acreage in a particular the use of hop beta acids in beehives to State. Most emergency exemptions are control varroa mite; August 17, 2011 to specific exemptions. December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey 2. ‘‘Quarantine’’ and ‘‘public health’’ Groce. exemptions are emergency exemptions Kentucky issued for quarantine or public health purposes. These are rarely requested. Department of Agriculture 3. A ‘‘crisis exemption’’ is initiated by Specific Exemption: EPA authorized a State or Federal agency (and is the use of hop beta acids in beehives to confirmed by EPA) when there is control varroa mite; July 12, 2011 to insufficient time to request and obtain EPA permission for use of a pesticide in December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey Groce. an emergency. EPA may deny an emergency Louisiana exemption: If the State or Federal Department of Agriculture and Forestry agency cannot demonstrate that an Specific Exemption: EPA authorized emergency exists, if the use poses the use of dinotefuran on rice to control unacceptable risks to the environment, for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 217 (Wednesday, November 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69728-69729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28638]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0001; FRL-9325-7]


SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials 
(AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Full 
Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 5, 2011, and 
ending December 6, 2011. This notice announces the location and times 
for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 5, 2011, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at EPA, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.) 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington VA. First Floor, South Conference 
Room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Kendall, Field External Affairs 
Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5561; fax number: (703) 305-1850; 
email address: kendall.ron@epa.gov  or Grier Stayton, SFIREG Executive 
Secretary, P.O. Box 466, Milford, DE 19963; telephone number: (302) 
422-8152; fax: (302) 422-2435; email address: Stayton, Grier at aapco-sfireg@comcast.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are 
interested in pesticide regulation issues affecting states and any 
discussion between EPA and SFIREG on FIFRA field implementation issues 
related to human health, environmental exposure to pesticides, and 
insight into EPA's decision-making process. You are invited and 
encouraged to attend the meetings and participate as appropriate. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
    Those persons who are or may be required to conduct testing of 
chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act or 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and 
those who sell, distribute or use pesticides, as well as any non 
government organization.
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System codes 
have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this 
action might apply to certain entities. 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 ID number 
EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0001. 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. Tentative Agenda Topics

    1. Bed Bug IP--letter sent to Agency.
    2. Endangered Species Act Consultation--letter sent to Agency.
    3. Supplemental labeling--status of Office of General Counsel 
determination of regulatory status of documents associated with 
supplemental labeling.
    4. Chemigation Issue Paper--letter to Agency.
    5. Drift recommendation from Pesticide Operations and Management 
Working Committee (POM/WC).
    6. POM aluminum phosphide label letter.
    7. Self-contained breathing apparatus recommendation from POM/WC.
    8. Distributor label recommendation--letter sent in September.
    9. Agency response to the SFIREG/Environmental Quality Issues 
Working. Committee letter in support of the aquatic benchmark database.
    10. National Pollution Discharge Elimination System update/response 
to the POM letter on Stay.
    11. Performance measures development initiative.
    12. Discussion of non-cropland sites definition.
    13. September 21, 2011, Label Workshop Report.
    14. Imprelis update.
    15. Bed bug efforts update.
    16. Regional issues.
    17. Status of Worker Protection Standard Revision.

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III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    This meeting is open for the public to attend. You may attend the 
meeting without further notification.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection.

    Dated: October 20, 2011.
Jay S. Ellenberger,
Acting Director, Field External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-28638 Filed 11-8-11; 8:45 am]
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