Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request, 68237-68238 [2014-26867]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Notices Common Market Initiative (Docket No. AD14–3–000): MISO/PJM Joint Stakeholder Meeting—November 10, 2014. The above-referenced meeting will be held at: MISO Headquarters, 720 City Center Drive, Carmel, IN 46032–7574 The above-referenced meeting is open to the public. Further information may be found at www.misoenergy.org. The discussions at the meeting described above may address matters at issue in the following proceedings: Docket No. EL13–47, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. and Allegheny Energy Supply Company, LLC v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL13–75, Indicated Load Serving Entities v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER14–503, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL13–88, Northern Indiana Public Service Company v. 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[FR Doc. 2014–26966 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket No. OR15–2–000] [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0521; FRL–9918–25] Noble Energy, Inc.; Notice of Request for Temporary Waiver Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request Take notice that on October 30, 2014, pursuant to Rule 204 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.204 (2014), Noble Energy, Inc. filed a petition requesting a temporary waiver of sections 6 and 20 of the Interstate Commerce Act and parts 341 and 357 of the Commission’s regulations, all as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the EPA’s receipt of an application 62719– EUP–AA from Dow AgroSciences LLC, requesting an experimental use permit (EUP). The EPA has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, the EPA is seeking comments on this application. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0521, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 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 http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 68238 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Notices number: (703) 305–7090; email address: BPPDFRNotices@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 EPA has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for the EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to the 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 the 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 preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ comments.html. 3. Environmental justice. The 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 EPA 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. What action is the EPA taking? Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, the EPA can allow manufacturers to field test pesticides under development. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Nov 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 EPA 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: Dow AgroSciences LLC, (62719–EUP–AA). Pesticide Chemicals: (1) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (vector PV–ZMIR245) in corn event MON 89034 (OECD Unique Identifier: MON–89–34– 3), (2) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV– ZMIR39) in corn event MON 88017 (OECD Unique Identifier: MON–88–17– 3), (3) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PHP8999) in corn event TC1507 (OECD Unique Identifier: DAS–15–7–1), (4) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (vector PHP17662) in corn event DAS– 59122–7 (OECD Unique Identifier: DAS–59122–7), and/or (5) Doublestranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) transcript comprising a DvSnf7 inverted repeat sequence derived from western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for their production (vector PV–ZMIR10871) in corn event MON 87411 (OECD Unique Identifier: MON–87411–9). Summary of Request: Dow AgroSciences LLC, is proposing to test MON 87411, a new plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) technology, alone and in combination with other PIPs in corn to generate data and information that is intended to support future PIP registration applications (e.g., PIPs with multiple modes of action against corn rootworm and/or lepidopteran corn pests). Dow AgroSciences LLC’s proposed experimental program would begin on January 1, 2015, and go until March 31, 2016; would take place on 9,038 acres in Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin; and would use 8,720.37 grams of active ingredient. Trial protocols will concentrate on seed development for future testing, nursery PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 observations of PIPs in various genetic backgrounds, phenotypic and agronomic observations, efficacy and yield benefits, and regulatory studies. Following the review of the application and any comments and data received in response to this solicitation, the 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. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: October 24, 2014. Robert McNally, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–26867 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0707; FRL–9917–95] Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from September 16, 2014 to October 3, 2014. DATES: Comments identified by the specific PMN number, must be received on or before December 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0707, and the specific PMN number or TME number for the chemical related to your comment, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 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: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 220 (Friday, November 14, 2014)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0521; FRL-9918-25]


Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the EPA's receipt of an application 
62719-EUP-AA from Dow AgroSciences LLC, requesting an experimental use 
permit (EUP). The EPA has determined that the permit may be of regional 
and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential 
significance, the EPA is seeking comments on this application.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0521, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional 
instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more 
information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; main telephone

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number: (703) 305-7090; email address: BPPDFRNotices@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 EPA 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 the EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to the 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 the 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 preparing and submitting 
your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.
    3. Environmental justice. The 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 
EPA 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. What action is the EPA taking?

    Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, the 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 EPA 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: Dow AgroSciences LLC, (62719-EUP-AA).
    Pesticide Chemicals: (1) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 and 
Cry2Ab2 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their 
production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in corn event MON 89034 (OECD Unique 
Identifier: MON-89-34-3), (2) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein 
and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-
ZMIR39) in corn event MON 88017 (OECD Unique Identifier: MON-88-17-3), 
(3) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material 
necessary for its production (vector PHP8999) in corn event TC1507 
(OECD Unique Identifier: DAS-15-7-1), (4) Bacillus thuringiensis 
Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for 
their production (vector PHP17662) in corn event DAS-59122-7 (OECD 
Unique Identifier: DAS-59122-7), and/or (5) Double-stranded ribonucleic 
acid (dsRNA) transcript comprising a DvSnf7 inverted repeat sequence 
derived from western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) and 
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material 
necessary for their production (vector PV-ZMIR10871) in corn event MON 
87411 (OECD Unique Identifier: MON-87411-9).
    Summary of Request: Dow AgroSciences LLC, is proposing to test MON 
87411, a new plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) technology, alone and 
in combination with other PIPs in corn to generate data and information 
that is intended to support future PIP registration applications (e.g., 
PIPs with multiple modes of action against corn rootworm and/or 
lepidopteran corn pests). Dow AgroSciences LLC's proposed experimental 
program would begin on January 1, 2015, and go until March 31, 2016; 
would take place on 9,038 acres in Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, 
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin; and 
would use 8,720.37 grams of active ingredient. Trial protocols will 
concentrate on seed development for future testing, nursery 
observations of PIPs in various genetic backgrounds, phenotypic and 
agronomic observations, efficacy and yield benefits, and regulatory 
studies.
    Following the review of the application and any comments and data 
received in response to this solicitation, the 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.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

    Dated: October 24, 2014.
Robert McNally,
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
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