Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request, 13337-13338 [2013-04527]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with 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 pesticide(s) discussed in this document, compared to the general population. II. What action is the agency taking? Under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136p), at the discretion of the EPA Administrator, a Federal or State agency may be exempted from any provision of FIFRA if the EPA Administrator determines that emergency conditions exist which require the exemption. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture has requested the EPA Administrator to issue a specific exemption for the use of diflubenzuron on alfalfa to control grasshoppers and Mormon crickets. Information in accordance with 40 CFR part 166 was submitted as part of this request. As part of this request, the applicant asserts that projected population levels for these damaging insect pests are higher than normal for the 2013 season. The applicant claims that registered alternatives will not provide adequate control to avert significant economic losses from occurring. The Applicant proposes to make no more than two applications of diflubenzuron, at a rate of 0.032 lbs. active ingredient (a.i.) (equivalent to 2 fl. oz. of product containing 2 lbs. a.i. per gallon). Application could be made on up to 26,000 acres of alfalfa, from the date of approval, if granted, until October 31, 2013, in the state of Wyoming. If the maximum proposed acreage were treated at the maximum rate, a total of 814 lbs. active ingredient (407 gallons formulated product) could be applied. This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the application itself. The regulations governing FIFRA VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Feb 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 section 18 require publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a specific exemption proposing use which is supported by the Inter-Regional Project Number 4 (IR–4) program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. The notice provides an opportunity for public comment on the application. The Agency will review and consider all comments received during the comment period in determining whether to issue the specific exemption requested by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: February 15, 2013. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–04561 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0010; FRL–9377–5] 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 71049–EUP–L from KIM–C1, LLC, requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant growth regulator, forchlorfenuron. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0010, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13337 • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at https:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Giles-Parker, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7740; email address: giles-parker.cynthia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or sponsor research on pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. 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 email. 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. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 13338 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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 the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (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: KIM–C1, LLC, 2547 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite 116, Fresno, CA 93711. EUP Number: 71049–EUP–L. Pesticide Chemical: Forchlorfenuron. Type of Chemical: Plant Growth Regulator. Summary of Request: Crop Uses and Timing of Application (only one application permitted per crop per year): Almond from 80% petal fall to the time when nutlet length averages 4–6 millimeters (mm); cherry at shuck split or a later application at straw color to color break; fig when average fig is 12– VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Feb 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 15 mm; pear at 15–25 days post-petal fall; pistachio at beginning of kernel formation when shells start to fill at approximately 5–7 weeks after bloom; plum/prune during bloom. The amount of chemical product to be used is 77,400 fluid ounces or 605 gallons on 1,935 acres. from 2013–2015. A copy of the application and any information submitted is available for public review in the docket established for this EUP application. 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: February 15, 2013. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–04527 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0879; FRL–9379–7] Exposure Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: An Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held for one day on March 19, 2013. This notice announces the location and time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics. DATES: The meeting will be held on March 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before March 11, 2013. 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 the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (North Building), Fourth Floor Conference Center (N–4830), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gabe Rothman, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–8011; fax number: (703) 305–6309; email address: rothman.gabe@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 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. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting NAICS code 11 • Utilities NAICS code 22 • Professional, Scientific and Technical NAICS code 54 B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0879, is available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. Background On a biannual interval, an Exposure Modeling Public Meeting will be held for presentation and discussion of current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure of risk assessment in a regulatory E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-04527]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0010; FRL-9377-5]


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 71049-
EUP-L from KIM-C1, LLC, requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for 
the plant growth regulator, forchlorfenuron. The Agency has determined 
that the permit may be of regional and national significance. 
Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking 
comments on this application.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0010, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at https://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Giles-Parker, Registration 
Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7740; email address: giles-parker.cynthia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or 
sponsor research on pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to 
describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action.

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 email. 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.

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    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 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 the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and 
Rodenticide Act (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: KIM-C1, LLC, 2547 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite 116, Fresno, CA 
93711.
    EUP Number: 71049-EUP-L.
    Pesticide Chemical: Forchlorfenuron.
    Type of Chemical: Plant Growth Regulator.
    Summary of Request: Crop Uses and Timing of Application (only one 
application permitted per crop per year): Almond from 80% petal fall to 
the time when nutlet length averages 4-6 millimeters (mm); cherry at 
shuck split or a later application at straw color to color break; fig 
when average fig is 12-15 mm; pear at 15-25 days post-petal fall; 
pistachio at beginning of kernel formation when shells start to fill at 
approximately 5-7 weeks after bloom; plum/prune during bloom. The 
amount of chemical product to be used is 77,400 fluid ounces or 605 
gallons on 1,935 acres. from 2013-2015.
    A copy of the application and any information submitted is 
available for public review in the docket established for this EUP 
application.
    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: February 15, 2013.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-04527 Filed 2-26-13; 8:45 am]
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