Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee, 73304-73305 [2014-28975]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 73304 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / Notices 19714–0030. Active ingredient: Esfenvalerate. Product Type: Insecticide. Proposed Uses: Oilseed Crop Group 20. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number(s)/EPA File Symbol: 100–758; 100–759. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0496. Applicant: Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, 410 Swing Road, Greensboro, NC 27419. Active ingredient: Fludioxonil. Product Type: Fungicide. Proposed Uses: Rapeseed crop subgroup 20A, except Flax Seed. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number(s)/EPA File Symbol: 100–759; 100–1242. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0496. Applicant: Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, 410 Swing Road, Greensboro, NC 27419. Active ingredient: Fludioxonil. Product Type: Fungicide. Proposed Uses: Carrot (post-harvest); Stone Fruit Group 12–12. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number(s)/EPA File Symbol: 4787–55; 4787–61; 67760–75; 67760–120; 67760–REA. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0482. Applicant: Cheminova A/S, c/o Cheminova, Inc., 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209–2510. Active Ingredient: Flutriafol. Product Type: Fungicide. Proposed Use: Brassica, head and stem, Subgroup 5A; Brassica, leafy greens, Subgroup 5B; leaf petioles, Subgroup 4B; leafy greens, Subgroup 4A, except head lettuce; head lettuce; radicchio; sorghum. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Numbers/EPA File Symbols: 7969–226, 7969–270. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0607. Applicant: BASF Corporation; 26 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Active ingredient: Metaflumizone. Product Type: Insecticide. Proposed Uses: Granular fire ant bait for use in pome fruit and stone fruit nurseries and orchards. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number/EPA File Symbols: 62719–437. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0591. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Product Name: Methoxyfenozide Technical. Active Ingredient: Insecticide, Methoxyfenozide at 98.2%. Proposed Use: Chives, Stone Fruit Group 12–12 (except plum) and Tree Nut Group 14–12. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number/EPA File Symbols: 62719–442. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0591. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Product Name: Intrepid 2F. Active Ingredient: Insecticide, Methoxyfenozide at 22.6%. Proposed Use: Chives, Stone Fruit Group 12–12 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Dec 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 (except plum) and Tree Nut Group 14– 12. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number(s)/EPA File Symbols: 62719–394, 62719–578. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2014–0680. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Active ingredient: Pronamide (Propyzamide). Product type: Herbicide. Proposed Use(s): Lettuce leaf. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number/EPA File Symbols: 43813–32. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0530. Applicant: Janssen PMP, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road, Titusville, NJ 08560. Active Ingredient: Pyrimethanil. Product Type: Fungicide. Proposed Use: Pomegranate (postharvest). Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number/EPA File Symbol: 71185–4. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0134. Applicant: Geo Logic Corporation, P.O. Box 3091, Tequesta, FL 33469. Active ingredient: Streptomycin. Product Type: Fungicide. Proposed Uses: Tomato, Grapefruit, Pome Fruit Group 11–10. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number/EPA File Symbol: 80990–4. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0134. Applicant: AgroSource, Inc., P.O. Box 3091, Tequesta, FL 33469. Active ingredient: Streptomycin. Product Type: Fungicide. Proposed Uses: Tomato, Grapefruit, Pome Fruit Group 11–10. Contact: RD. EPA Registration Number(s)/EPA File Symbols: 264–776, 264–826, and 264– 1090. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ– OPP–2014–0709. Applicant: Bayer Crop Science, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, RTP, NC 27709. Active ingredient: Trifloxystrobin. Product type: Fungicide. Proposed Use(s): Leafy greens (crop subgroup 4A), Leafy petioles (crop subgroup 4B), Head and stem brassica vegetables (crop subgroup 5A), Leafy brassica greens (crop subgroup 5B), Tuberous and corm vegetables (crop subgroup 1C), Small fruit vine climbing subgroup except fuzzy kiwifruit (crop subgroup 13–07F), Low growing berries (crop subgroup 13– 07G), Herbs (crop subgroup 19A), and Spices (subgroup 19B) except black pepper. Contact: RD. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: December 3, 2014. Susan Lewis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–28943 Filed 12–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9920–27–OA] Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites public nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee to provide advice to the chartered SAB regarding matters referred to the SAB that will have a significant direct impact on farming and agriculture-related industries. SUMMARY: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than January 30, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nominators unable to submit nominations electronically as described below may submit a paper copy to Ms. Stephanie Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the committee, by email at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov or by telephone at 202–564–2067. Background: The chartered SAB (the Board) was established in 1978 by the Environmental Research, Development and Demonstration Authorization Act (42 U.S.C. 4365) to provide independent advice to the Administrator on general scientific and technical matters underlying the Agency’ policies and actions. Members of the SAB and its subcommittees constitute a distinguished body of non-EPA scientists, engineers, economists, and social scientists that are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator, generally for a period of three years. The SAB conducts business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related regulations. Generally, SAB meetings are announced in the Federal Register, conducted in public view, and provide opportunities for public input during deliberations. All the work of the SAB subcommittees is performed under the direction of the Board. The chartered Board provides strategic advice to the EPA Administrator on a variety of EPA science and research programs and reviews and approves all SAB subcommittee and panel reports. Additional information about the SAB DATES: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / Notices Federal Advisory Committees may be found at http://www.epa.gov/sab. Pursuant to section 12307 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 133– 79), the EPA is establishing a new agriculture-related standing committee of the SAB. The SAB Agricultural Science Committee will provide advice to the chartered SAB on matters referred to the Board that EPA and the Board, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, determine will have a significant direct impact on farming and agriculture-related industries. Initial appointments to the committee will be for a mix of 2 and 3 year terms to ensure rotation and staggered terms for future years. Expertise Sought: The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts to serve on the SAB Agricultural Science Committee with demonstrated expertise in agriculture-related sciences, including: Agricultural economics, including valuation of ecosystem goods and services; agricultural chemistry; agricultural engineering; agronomy, including soil science; aquaculture science; biofuels engineering; biotechnology; crop and animal science; environmental chemistry; forestry; and hydrology. For further information, please contact Ms. Sanzone, DFO, as identified above. Selection criteria include: —Demonstrated scientific credentials and disciplinary expertise in relevant fields; —Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on committees; —Background and experiences that would contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee, e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational backgrounds, and professional affiliations; and —For the committee as a whole, consideration of the collective breadth and depth of scientific expertise; and a balance of scientific perspectives. As the committee undertakes specific advisory activities, the SAB Staff Office will consider two additional criteria for each new activity: absence of financial conflicts of interest and absence of an appearance of a loss of impartiality. How To Submit Nominations: Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations should be submitted in electronic format (preferred) following the instructions for ‘‘Nominating Experts to the SAB Agricultural Science Committee’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Dec 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 provided on the SAB Web site. Instructions can be accessed through the ‘‘Nomination of Experts’’ link on the blue navigational bar on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. To be considered, all nominations should include the information requested. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. The following information should be provided on the nomination form: Contact information about the person making the nomination; contact information about the nominee; the disciplinary and specific areas of expertise of the nominee; the nominee’s curriculum vita; and a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position, educational background; research activities; sources of any research funding over the last two years; and recent service on other national advisory committees or national professional organizations. Persons having questions about the nomination procedures, or who are unable to submit nominations through the SAB Web site, should contact the Designated Federal Officer for the committee, as identified above. Non-electronic submissions must follow the same format and contain the same information as the electronic form. The SAB Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of nominations. Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’’ (EPA Form 3110–48). This confidential form allows the EPA to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between that person’s public responsibilities as a Special Government Employee and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a loss of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded through the ‘‘Ethics Requirements for Advisors’’ link on the blue navigational bar on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. Dated: December 1, 2014. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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 Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Science 
Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites public 
nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to 
the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee 
to provide advice to the chartered SAB regarding matters referred to 
the SAB that will have a significant direct impact on farming and 
agriculture-related industries.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than 
January 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nominators unable to submit 
nominations electronically as described below may submit a paper copy 
to Ms. Stephanie Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the 
committee, by email at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov or by telephone at 
202-564-2067.
    Background: The chartered SAB (the Board) was established in 1978 
by the Environmental Research, Development and Demonstration 
Authorization Act (42 U.S.C. 4365) to provide independent advice to the 
Administrator on general scientific and technical matters underlying 
the Agency' policies and actions. Members of the SAB and its 
subcommittees constitute a distinguished body of non-EPA scientists, 
engineers, economists, and social scientists that are nationally and 
internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Members 
are appointed by the EPA Administrator, generally for a period of three 
years. The SAB conducts business in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related 
regulations. Generally, SAB meetings are announced in the Federal 
Register, conducted in public view, and provide opportunities for 
public input during deliberations. All the work of the SAB 
subcommittees is performed under the direction of the Board. The 
chartered Board provides strategic advice to the EPA Administrator on a 
variety of EPA science and research programs and reviews and approves 
all SAB subcommittee and panel reports. Additional information about 
the SAB

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Federal Advisory Committees may be found at http://www.epa.gov/sab.
    Pursuant to section 12307 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 
133-79), the EPA is establishing a new agriculture-related standing 
committee of the SAB. The SAB Agricultural Science Committee will 
provide advice to the chartered SAB on matters referred to the Board 
that EPA and the Board, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, determine will have a significant direct impact on farming 
and agriculture-related industries. Initial appointments to the 
committee will be for a mix of 2 and 3 year terms to ensure rotation 
and staggered terms for future years.
    Expertise Sought: The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of 
experts to serve on the SAB Agricultural Science Committee with 
demonstrated expertise in agriculture-related sciences, including: 
Agricultural economics, including valuation of ecosystem goods and 
services; agricultural chemistry; agricultural engineering; agronomy, 
including soil science; aquaculture science; biofuels engineering; 
biotechnology; crop and animal science; environmental chemistry; 
forestry; and hydrology. For further information, please contact Ms. 
Sanzone, DFO, as identified above.
    Selection criteria include:

--Demonstrated scientific credentials and disciplinary expertise in 
relevant fields;
--Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated ability 
to work constructively and effectively on committees;
--Background and experiences that would contribute to the diversity of 
perspectives on the committee, e.g., geographic, economic, social, 
cultural, educational backgrounds, and professional affiliations; and
--For the committee as a whole, consideration of the collective breadth 
and depth of scientific expertise; and a balance of scientific 
perspectives.

    As the committee undertakes specific advisory activities, the SAB 
Staff Office will consider two additional criteria for each new 
activity: absence of financial conflicts of interest and absence of an 
appearance of a loss of impartiality.
    How To Submit Nominations: Any interested person or organization 
may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this 
advisory committee. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations should 
be submitted in electronic format (preferred) following the 
instructions for ``Nominating Experts to the SAB Agricultural Science 
Committee'' provided on the SAB Web site. Instructions can be accessed 
through the ``Nomination of Experts'' link on the blue navigational bar 
on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. To be considered, all 
nominations should include the information requested. EPA values and 
welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse 
candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial 
and ethnic groups.
    The following information should be provided on the nomination 
form: Contact information about the person making the nomination; 
contact information about the nominee; the disciplinary and specific 
areas of expertise of the nominee; the nominee's curriculum vita; and a 
biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position, 
educational background; research activities; sources of any research 
funding over the last two years; and recent service on other national 
advisory committees or national professional organizations. Persons 
having questions about the nomination procedures, or who are unable to 
submit nominations through the SAB Web site, should contact the 
Designated Federal Officer for the committee, as identified above. Non-
electronic submissions must follow the same format and contain the same 
information as the electronic form. The SAB Staff Office will 
acknowledge receipt of nominations.
    Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the 
``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government 
Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency'' (EPA Form 3110-48). This confidential 
form allows the EPA to determine whether there is a statutory conflict 
between that person's public responsibilities as a Special Government 
Employee and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a 
loss of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be 
viewed and downloaded through the ``Ethics Requirements for Advisors'' 
link on the blue navigational bar on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab.

    Dated: December 1, 2014.
Thomas H. Brennan,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
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