Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment to Soybean Production; Reopening of Comment Period, 77477 [2014-30089]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0737; FRL–9920–77] Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment to Soybean Production; Reopening of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 22, 2014, concerning the assessment the Agency conducted as part of its ongoing reevaluation of clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam under the registration review program. This assessment examines the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam seed treatments in terms of the extent of use and the pests targeted in order to characterize overall benefits to soybean production nationwide. In response to requests, the EPA is reopening the public comment period of EPA’s analysis of Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production. This document reopens the comment period for 30 days to January 23, 2015. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2014–0737, must be received on or before January 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of October 22, 2014 (79 FR 63118) (FRL– 9917–55). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, contact: Carissa Cyran, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–8781; email address: cyran.carissa@epa.gov. For general information on the registration review program, contact: Richard Dumas, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8015; email address: dumas.richard@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document reopens the public comment period established in the Federal Register document of October, 22, 2014. In that document, the Agency announced that it had conducted an assessment as part of its ongoing reevaluation of clothianidin, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam under the registration review program. This assessment examines the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam seed treatments in terms of the extent of use and the pests targeted in order to characterize overall benefits to soybean production nationwide. EPA is hereby reopening the comment period for 30 days, to January 24, 2015. To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of October 22, 2014. If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: December 17, 2014. Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–30089 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0817; FRL–9919–30] Registration Review Final and Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s final/interim registration review decisions. Registration review is EPA’s periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide’s registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, contact: The Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the table in Unit II.A. For general information on the registration review program, contact: Richard Dumas, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77477 number: (703) 308–8015; email address: dumas.richard@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, farm worker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the pesticide specific contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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–2014–0817, 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), West William Jefferson Clinton 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. What action is the Agency taking? Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), this notice announces the availability of EPA’s final/interim registration review decision for 4-CPA & salts (Case 2115), Acetaminophen (Case 7610), Allethrins (Case 0473), Clofentezine (Case 7602), Cyromazine (Case 7439), Fosthiazate (Case 7604), Hexythiazox (Case 7404), Lactofen (Case 7210), Macleaya Extract (Case 7024), Trinexapac-ethyl (Case 7228), and Quizalofop (Case 7215). Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.57, a registration review decision is the Agency’s determination whether a pesticide meets, or does not meet, the standard for registration in FIFRA. EPA has considered for 4-CPA & salts (Case 2115), Acetaminophen (Case 7610), Allethrins (Case 0473), Clofentezine (Case 7602), Cyromazine (Case 7439), E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0737; FRL-9920-77]


Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment to Soybean Production; 
Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 22, 
2014, concerning the assessment the Agency conducted as part of its 
ongoing re-evaluation of clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam 
under the registration review program. This assessment examines the use 
of clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam seed treatments in 
terms of the extent of use and the pests targeted in order to 
characterize overall benefits to soybean production nationwide. In 
response to requests, the EPA is reopening the public comment period of 
EPA's analysis of Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean 
Production. This document reopens the comment period for 30 days to 
January 23, 2015.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPP-2014-0737, must be received on or before January 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in 
the Federal Register document of October 22, 2014 (79 FR 63118) (FRL-
9917-55).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, 
contact: Carissa Cyran, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 347-8781; email address: cyran.carissa@epa.gov.
    For general information on the registration review program, 
contact: Richard Dumas, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 308-8015; email address: dumas.richard@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document reopens the public comment 
period established in the Federal Register document of October, 22, 
2014. In that document, the Agency announced that it had conducted an 
assessment as part of its ongoing re-evaluation of clothianidin, 
imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam under the registration review program. 
This assessment examines the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid, and 
thiamethoxam seed treatments in terms of the extent of use and the 
pests targeted in order to characterize overall benefits to soybean 
production nationwide. EPA is hereby reopening the comment period for 
30 days, to January 24, 2015.
    To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register 
document of October 22, 2014. If you have questions, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

    Dated: December 17, 2014.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-30089 Filed 12-23-14; 8:45 am]
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