Potassium Chloride; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption; Solicitation of Public Comment, 73301-73302 [2014-28703]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / Notices 73301 TABLE I—52 PMNS RECEIVED FROM 10/6/14 TO 10/30/14—Continued Received date Case No. Projected notice end date Manufacturer/ importer Use Chemical P–15–0073 ...... 10/29/2014 1/27/2015 Cardolite Corporation. (S) Curing agent for epoxy coatings. P–15–0074 ...... 10/30/2014 1/28/2015 CBI .................. (G) Agricultural adjuvant .. In Table II of this unit, EPA provides the following information (to the extent that such information is not claimed as CBI) on the NOCs received by EPA during this period: The EPA case number assigned to the NOC, the date (G) Cashew Nutshell Liquid, polymer with formaldehyde and ethanolamines. (G) Trisiloxane alkoxylate. the NOC was received by EPA, the projected end date for EPA’s review of the NOC, and chemical identity. 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(G) Alkene carbonate derivative. (G)Aalkylacrylonitrile-acrylonitrile copolymer. (G) Polymeric Aspartate. (G) Depolymerized polyurethane. (S) 2-Propenal, 3-[4-(1-methylethyl)phenyl]-. (S) Cuprate(4-), [[3,3′,3″,3″ ′-[(29H,31H-phthalocyanine-1,8,15,22-tetrayl-.kappa.n29, .kappa.n30,.kappa.n31,.kappa.n32) tetrakis(sulfonyl)]tetrakis[1-propanesulfonato]](6)]-, sodium (1:4), (sp-4-1)-. (G) Hexamethylene diisocyanate homopolymer, polyethylene glycol mono-me ether blocked, reaction products with alcohol. (G) Copolymer of alkyl methacrylate. (G) Polymer of substituted aromatic olefins. (G) Substituted dialkyltin. (G) Tetralkylammonium alkonate. (G) Modified microalgae. (G) Polyfluorinated alkyl polyamide. (G) Isocyanate-terminated urethane prepolymer. (G) Polyester polyol. (S) 6-DecenaL, (6E)-, 6-Decenal, (6Z), 7-Decenal, (7E), 7-Decenal, (7Z), 8-Decenal, (8E)-, 8-Decenal, (8Z)-. (G) Benzoic acid phenyl ester. (G) Substituted alkanoic acid ester, polymer with alkanoic acid esters, substituted alkanenitrile-initiated. (S) D-glucopyranose, oligomeric, decyl octyl glycosides, polymers with 1,3-dichloro-2propanol. (S) D-glucopyranose, oligomeric, C10–16-alkyl glycosides, polymers with epichlorohydrin. (S) 2-Propenoic acid, 2-[[(octadecylamino)carbonyl]oxy]ethyl ester. (G) Acrylic polymer salt. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0848; FRL–9919–89] Potassium Chloride; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption; Solicitation of Public Comment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to use the chemical potassium chloride to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 treat Christmas Lake and Lake Independence in Hennepin County, Minnesota to control zebra mussels and quagga mussels. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comments about this notice and treatment program. Comments must be received on or before December 26, 2014. DATES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0848, by one of the following methods: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 73302 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / Notices • 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: Susan Lewis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@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 an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 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). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Dec 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. 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 Minnesota Department of Agriculture has requested the EPA Administrator to issue a quarantine exemption for the use of potassium chloride (Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS No.) 7447–40–7) to treat Christmas Lake and Lake Independence to control zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis). Information in accordance with 40 CFR part 166 was submitted as part of this request. As part of this request, the applicant asserts that zebra and quagga mussels need to be eradicated in these bodies of water to prevent the establishment and spread of this aquatic invasive species. Zebra and quagga mussels have a variety of detrimental environmental and recreational impacts. Without treatment it is likely that zebra and quagga mussels will establish a reproducing, self-sustaining population in both lakes, which would, in turn, serve as another source population and possibly contribute to the infestation of other area lakes. This chemical provides the PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 best efficacy for the desired result with the best economic and environmental feasibility and least impact to human health and the environment. The applicant proposes to apply an initial dose of approximately 1,700 lbs of granular potassium chloride, formulated as muriate of potash, mixed with water to form a slurry, to each treatment area. The chemical will be applied to the surface water or injected below the surface of the ice using a spray wand. Additional applications may be required to achieve and maintain the desired 100 parts per million (ppm) potassium concentration. The treatment areas are within Christmas Lake and Lake Independence in Hennepin County, MN. This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the application itself. The regulations governing FIFRA section 18 require publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a quarantine exemption proposing use of a new chemical (i.e., an active ingredient) which has not been registered by EPA. The Agency will review and consider all comments received regarding the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s treatment program. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: November 25, 2014. Susan Lewis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–28703 Filed 12–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0011; FRL–9919–13] Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0011 and the File Symbol of interest as shown in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0848; FRL-9919-89]


Potassium Chloride; Receipt of Application for Emergency 
Exemption; Solicitation of Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the 
Minnesota Department of Agriculture to use the chemical potassium 
chloride to treat Christmas Lake and Lake Independence in Hennepin 
County, Minnesota to control zebra mussels and quagga mussels. The 
applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been 
registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comments about this notice 
and treatment program.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 26, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0848, by one of the following methods:

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     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: Susan Lewis, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; main telephone 
number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@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 an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
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).

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 preparing and submitting 
your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.
    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 Minnesota Department 
of Agriculture has requested the EPA Administrator to issue a 
quarantine exemption for the use of potassium chloride (Chemical 
Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS No.) 7447-40-7) to treat 
Christmas Lake and Lake Independence to control zebra mussels 
(Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis). 
Information in accordance with 40 CFR part 166 was submitted as part of 
this request.
    As part of this request, the applicant asserts that zebra and 
quagga mussels need to be eradicated in these bodies of water to 
prevent the establishment and spread of this aquatic invasive species. 
Zebra and quagga mussels have a variety of detrimental environmental 
and recreational impacts. Without treatment it is likely that zebra and 
quagga mussels will establish a reproducing, self-sustaining population 
in both lakes, which would, in turn, serve as another source population 
and possibly contribute to the infestation of other area lakes. This 
chemical provides the best efficacy for the desired result with the 
best economic and environmental feasibility and least impact to human 
health and the environment.
    The applicant proposes to apply an initial dose of approximately 
1,700 lbs of granular potassium chloride, formulated as muriate of 
potash, mixed with water to form a slurry, to each treatment area. The 
chemical will be applied to the surface water or injected below the 
surface of the ice using a spray wand. Additional applications may be 
required to achieve and maintain the desired 100 parts per million 
(ppm) potassium concentration. The treatment areas are within Christmas 
Lake and Lake Independence in Hennepin County, MN.
    This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the 
application itself. The regulations governing FIFRA section 18 require 
publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a quarantine 
exemption proposing use of a new chemical (i.e., an active ingredient) 
which has not been registered by EPA. The Agency will review and 
consider all comments received regarding the Minnesota Department of 
Agriculture's treatment program.

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

    Dated: November 25, 2014.
Susan Lewis,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-28703 Filed 12-9-14; 8:45 am]
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