Office of Pesticide Programs; Notice of Public Meeting, 18546-18547 [2014-07102]

Download as PDF 18546 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 2, 2014 / Notices Valley Project Authorizing Act of 1937.1 The Reclamation Act of 1902 established the Federal reclamation program.2 The basic principle of the Reclamation Act of 1902 was that the United States, through the Secretary of the Interior, would build and operate irrigation works from the proceeds of public land sales in the sixteen arid Western states (a seventeenth was later added). The Reclamation Project Act of 1939 expanded the purposes of the reclamation program and specified certain terms for contracts that the Secretary of the Interior enters into to furnish water and power.3 Congress enacted the Reclamation Laws for purposes that include enhancing navigation, protection from floods, reclaiming the arid lands in the Western United States, and for fish and wildlife.4 Congress intended the production of power would be a supplemental feature of the multi-purpose water projects authorized under the Reclamation Laws.5 No contract entered into by the United States for power may impair the efficiency of the project for irrigation purposes.6 Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 is read in pari materia with Reclamation Laws.7 In 1977, the Department of Energy Organization Act transferred the power marketing functions of the Department of the Interior to Western.8 Pursuant to this authority, Western markets Federal hydropower. As part of Western’s marketing authority, Western needs to obtain information from interested entities who desire an allocation of Federal power. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires Western to obtain a clearance from OMB before collecting this information.9 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. This Process Determines the Format of the APD and Is Not a Call for Applications This public process and the associated Federal Register notice only determine the information that Western will collect from an entity desiring to apply for a Federal power allocation. 1 See Ch. 107, 19 stat. 377 (1872), Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388 (1902), Ch, 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), all as amended and supplemented. 2 See, Ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388, as amended and supplemented. 3 See, Ch. 418, 53 Stat. 1187 (1939), as amended and supplemented. 4 See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and supplemented. 5 See, e.g., Ch. 832, 50 Stat. 844, 850 (1937), as amended and supplemented. 6 See, 43 U.S.C. 485h(c). 7 See Act of December 22, 1944, Ch. 665, 58 Stat. 887, as amended and supplemented. 8 See, 42 U.S.C. 7152(a)(1)(E). 9 See 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Apr 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 This public process is a legal requirement that Western must comply with before Western can request information from potential preference customers. This public process is not the process whereby interested parties request an allocation of Federal power. The actual allocation of power is outside the scope of this proceeding. Please do not submit a request for Federal power in this process. At a later time, through a separate process, Western will issue a call for applications, as part of its projectspecific marketing plans. When Western issues a call for applications, the information Western proposes to collect is voluntary. Western will use the information collected, in conjunction with its project-specific marketing plans, to determine an entity’s eligibility and ultimately which entity will receive an allocation of Federal power. III. Invitation for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated electronic, mechanical or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: March 20, 2014. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–07365 Filed 4–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0233; FRL–9908–77] Office of Pesticide Programs; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the Services), are holding a one day workshop to provide a forum for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 stakeholders to offer scientific and technical feedback on the interim approaches that were issued in November 2013 by the EPA, USDA, and the Services in response to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report entitled, ‘‘Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides’’. The workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to continue their dialogue on the technical aspects of implementing the NAS recommendations, building upon public meetings held in November and December 2013 and the implementation of the enhanced stakeholder engagement process that was finalized in March 2013. The workshop is not designed to, or intended to be a decision-making forum; consensus will not be sought or developed at the meeting. This public meeting furthers the agencies’ goal of developing a consultation process for pesticide impacts on listed species that is efficient, inclusive, and transparent. The meeting will be held on April 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before April 15, 2014. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. DATES: The meeting will be held at Office of Pesticide Programs, One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202 in the 1st floor conference room. Webinar and teleconference information will be provided to participants requesting access via webinar and telephone. Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0233, may be submitted to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Eiden, Pesticide Reevaluation Division (7508P) and the Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7887; fax number: (703) 308– 8005; email address: eiden.catherine@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 2, 2014 / Notices I. General Information tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you develop, manufacture, formulate, sell, and/or apply pesticide products, and if you are interested in the potential impacts of pesticide use on listed species. 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: • Crop production (NAICS code 111) • Animal production (NAICS code 112) • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311) • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532) • Other stakeholders who have an interest in potential impacts of pesticides on listed species the course of evaluation pesticides, including: 1. Step 1, otherwise known as the ‘‘May Affect’’ threshold identified by NAS; 2. Systematic methods for implementing ‘‘Weight of Evidence’’ analysis that consider both quantitative and qualitative data; and 3. The consideration of uncertainty in the scientific assessment process. While the focus of this public meeting is on the three topics noted in this unit, comments on all aspects of the materials previously provided to the public will be accepted. The agencies’ interim approach document entitled, ‘‘Interagency Approach for Implementation of the National Academy of Sciences Report’’ (11/13/2013) and the presentation materials from the November 2013 stakeholder workshop are available at the following Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/oppfead1/endanger/2013/ B. How can I get copies of this document nas.html. and other related information? In addition to the scientific and The docket for this action, identified technical information presented by by docket identification (ID) number stakeholders, representatives from EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0233, is available Federal agencies will join the dialogue at http://www.regulations.gov or at the to ask clarifying questions of the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory presenters and to respond to questions Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the regarding the pesticide registration Environmental Protection Agency process and Endangered Species Act Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West consultation. The agencies see this Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. forum as an integral component of the NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The stakeholder engagement process Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 developed for pesticide consultations a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through and contributes to the agencies’ Friday, excluding legal holidays. The commitment to adapt and refine the telephone number for the Public interim approaches as we progress Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and through the initial consultations. the telephone number for the OPP III. How can I request to participate in Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review this meeting? the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available You may submit a request to at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. participate in this meeting to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION II. Background CONTACT. Do not submit any information The workshop is an opportunity for in your request that is considered CBI. stakeholders and agencies to continue Requests to participate in the meeting, their dialogue on the technical aspects identified by docket ID number EPA– of implementing the NAS HQ–OPP–2014–0233, must be received recommendations, building upon public on or before April 15, 2014. meetings held in November and December 2013 and the implementation List of Subjects of the enhanced stakeholder engagement Environmental protection, FIFRA/ process that was finalized in March ESA consultations, Interim approaches, 2013. The workshop is not designed, or Pesticides, Threatened and endangered intended to be a decision-making forum; species. consensus will not be sought, or Dated: March 25, 2014. developed at the meeting. Stakeholders will be asked to provide Michael Goodis, scientific and technical information that Acting Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. could potentially be used by the [FR Doc. 2014–07102 Filed 4–1–14; 8:45 am] agencies to inform various scientific determinations that will be made during BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Apr 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18547 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0137; FRL–9907–18] Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register. DATES: The deletions in Table 1 of Unit II, are effective May 2, 2014, because the registrants requested a waiver of the 180-day comment period, unless the Agency receives a written withdrawal request on or before May 2, 2014. The Agency will consider a withdrawal request postmarked no later than May 2, 2014. The deletions in Table 2 of Unit II, are effective September 29, 2014, unless the Agency receives a written withdrawal request on or before September 29, 2014. The Agency will consider a withdrawal request postmarked no later than September 29, 2014. Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant in Table 1 of Unit II, before May 2, 2014, for the registrants that requested a waiver of the 180-day comment period. Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant in Table 2 of Unit II, before September 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your withdrawal request, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2014–0137, by one of the following methods: • 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 http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 63 (Wednesday, April 2, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07102]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0233; FRL-9908-77]


Office of Pesticide Programs; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs, the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the Services), are 
holding a one day workshop to provide a forum for stakeholders to offer 
scientific and technical feedback on the interim approaches that were 
issued in November 2013 by the EPA, USDA, and the Services in response 
to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report entitled, ``Assessing 
Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides''. The 
workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to continue 
their dialogue on the technical aspects of implementing the NAS 
recommendations, building upon public meetings held in November and 
December 2013 and the implementation of the enhanced stakeholder 
engagement process that was finalized in March 2013. The workshop is 
not designed to, or intended to be a decision-making forum; consensus 
will not be sought or developed at the meeting. This public meeting 
furthers the agencies' goal of developing a consultation process for 
pesticide impacts on listed species that is efficient, inclusive, and 
transparent.

DATES: The meeting will be held on April 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m.
    Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or 
before April 15, 2014. To request accommodation of a disability, please 
contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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 Office of Pesticide Programs, 
One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202 in 
the 1st floor conference room. Webinar and teleconference information 
will be provided to participants requesting access via webinar and 
telephone.
    Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0233, may be submitted to 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Eiden, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P) and the Environmental Fate and Effects 
Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7887; fax number: (703) 308-8005; 
email address: eiden.catherine@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you develop, 
manufacture, formulate, sell, and/or apply pesticide products, and if 
you are interested in the potential impacts of pesticide use on listed 
species. 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:

 Crop production (NAICS code 111)
 Animal production (NAICS code 112)
 Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311)
 Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532)
 Other stakeholders who have an interest in potential impacts 
of pesticides on listed species

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-2014-0233, is available at http://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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. Background

    The workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to 
continue their dialogue on the technical aspects of implementing the 
NAS recommendations, building upon public meetings held in November and 
December 2013 and the implementation of the enhanced stakeholder 
engagement process that was finalized in March 2013. The workshop is 
not designed, or intended to be a decision-making forum; consensus will 
not be sought, or developed at the meeting.
    Stakeholders will be asked to provide scientific and technical 
information that could potentially be used by the agencies to inform 
various scientific determinations that will be made during the course 
of evaluation pesticides, including:
    1. Step 1, otherwise known as the ``May Affect'' threshold 
identified by NAS;
    2. Systematic methods for implementing ``Weight of Evidence'' 
analysis that consider both quantitative and qualitative data; and
    3. The consideration of uncertainty in the scientific assessment 
process.

While the focus of this public meeting is on the three topics noted in 
this unit, comments on all aspects of the materials previously provided 
to the public will be accepted. The agencies' interim approach document 
entitled, ``Interagency Approach for Implementation of the National 
Academy of Sciences Report'' (11/13/2013) and the presentation 
materials from the November 2013 stakeholder workshop are available at 
the following Web site: http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/endanger/2013/nas.html.

    In addition to the scientific and technical information presented 
by stakeholders, representatives from Federal agencies will join the 
dialogue to ask clarifying questions of the presenters and to respond 
to questions regarding the pesticide registration process and 
Endangered Species Act consultation. The agencies see this forum as an 
integral component of the stakeholder engagement process developed for 
pesticide consultations and contributes to the agencies' commitment to 
adapt and refine the interim approaches as we progress through the 
initial consultations.

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

    You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any 
information in your request that is considered CBI. Requests to 
participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2014-0233, must be received on or before April 15, 2014.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, FIFRA/ESA consultations, Interim 
approaches, Pesticides, Threatened and endangered species.

    Dated: March 25, 2014.
Michael Goodis,
Acting Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-07102 Filed 4-1-14; 8:45 am]
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