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Download as PDF srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 130 / Wednesday, July 8, 2015 / Notices sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstr_activites/ CCL%204?OpenDocument. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning EPA’s draft CCL 4 should be directed to Ms. Meredith Russell in the EPA Office of Water, by telephone at (202) 564–0814 or by email at Russell.Meredith@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible through the calendar link on the blue navigation bar at http://www.epa.gov/sab/. Materials may also be accessed at the URL provided above. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for consideration by EPA’s federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. 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Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Sanzone at the contact information provided above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ms. Sanzone preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: June 30, 2015. Thomas H. Brennan, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2015–16721 Filed 7–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0393; FRL–9929–24] Registration Review Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s interim registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit II of this notice. 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. This document also announces the Agency’s closure of the registration review docket diclofopmethyl. All pesticide products containing diclofop-methyl have been cancelled. SUMMARY: For pesticide specific information, contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39105 the Chemical Review Manager identified in the table in Unit II. for the pesticide of interest. 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: 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 Chemical Review Manager identified in the table in Unit II. for the pesticide of interest. 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–2015–0393, 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 interim registration review decisions for the pesticides in the following table: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 39106 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 130 / Wednesday, July 8, 2015 / Notices TABLE—REGISTRATION REVIEW INTERIM DECISIONS Docket ID No. Chemical review manager and contact information Acetic acid and sodium diacetate, 4001 ........... EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0016 ............................. Fosetyl-Al, 0646 ................................................. EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0379 ............................. Picaridin, 7433 ................................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0341 ............................. Sodium fluoride, 3132 ....................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0655 ............................. Yellow mustard seed/sulfonic acid salts, 7619/ 7618. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Registration review case name and No. EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0762 ............................. Cathryn Britton, britton.cathryn@epa.gov, (703) 308–0136. Ricardo Jones, jones.ricardo@epa.gov, (703) 347–0493. Ricardo Jones, jones.ricardo@epa.gov, (703) 347–0493. SanYvette Williams, williams.Sanyvette@ epa.gov, (703) 305–7702. Roy Johnson, johnson.roy@epa.gov, (703) 347–0492. The registration review final decisions for these cases are dependent on the assessments of listed species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), determinations on the potential for endocrine disruption, and/or pollinator risk assessments. Acetic acid and sodium diacetate (Interim Decision). The registration review docket for acetic acid and sodium diacetate opened in March 2008. Acetic acid and sodium diacetate are two different active ingredients; sodium diacetate is a salt of acetic acid. Acetic acid is used as a preservative for post-harvest stored grains and hay intended for livestock feed. It is also applied as a non-selective herbicide for control of broadleaf weeds and grasses. Sodium diacetate is a fungicide and bactericide registered to control molds and bacteria. It is applied to hay to prevent spoilage and to silage as an aid in fermentation. The Agency has determined that previous human health assessments for acetic acid and sodium diacetate are sufficient for registration review and no human health risks of concern have been identified. The Agency completed a comprehensive ecological risk assessment for the nonselective herbicide use of acetic acid, including an endangered species assessment, and a qualitative ecological risk assessment for sodium diacetate. The Agency has made a No Effect determination for acetic acid used as a nonselective herbicide and all currently registered uses of sodium diacetate for all non-target organisms. EPA published the Acetic Acid and Sodium Diacetate Proposed Interim Decision in December 2014. One comment was received from the Center for Biological Diversity concurring with EPA’s No Effect determination. No risk mitigation measures for human health or ecological effects are included in the interim decision. Fosetyl-Al (Interim Decision). FosetylAl is a phosphonate fungicide registered for use to control various oomycyete pathogens that cause fungal diseases on numerous crops. Fosetyl-Al is registered for use on agricultural crops including avocado, caneberries, citrus, grape, stone fruit, strawberry, certain tree nuts, tobacco, and certain vegetables. It is also registered for commercial use on ornamentals, turf, and conifer nurseries. EPA conducted quantitative risk assessments for both human health and ecological risk. The Agency also completed a partial screening level endangered species assessment, making a No Effects determination for listed species of fish, aquatic invertebrates, aquatic plans, and monocot plants. No human health risks of concern were identified. The ecological risk assessment indicated potential risks to birds, mammals, terrestrial and aquatic plants, and terrestrial invertebrates. In the Federal Register of December 24, 2014 (79 FR 77480) (FRL–9919–24), the Agency issued its Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision for fosetylAl for public comment. Fourteen comments were received, including comments on the Agency’s proposal to increase the Restricted Entry Interval, require additional pollinator data and add pollinator advisory language to labels. The Agency’s Interim Decision modifies the application directions for fosetyl-Al to mitigate ecological risks and updates labels to reflect current Agency policy for worker protection. It does not require additional pollinator data or pollinator advisory language on the product labels. Picaridin (Interim Decision). Picaridin is a broad-spectrum insect repellent registered for use against biting flies, chiggers, fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks. Picaridin is labeled for use on human skin and footwear. The Agency completed qualitative ecological and human health risk assessments for picaridin, and found no risks of concern. The Agency has made a No Effects determination under the Endangered Species Assessment (ESA) for all listed species and No VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Modification of designated critical habitat for such species. In the Federal Register of December 24, 2014 (79 FR 77480) (FRL–9919–24), EPA issued the Combined Work Plan and Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision, indicating that no additional data would be needed for the picaridin registration review. Two comments were received, neither of which modified the proposed decision or work plan for picaridin. No risk mitigation measures for human health or ecological effects are included in the interim decision. Sodium fluoride (Interim Decision). Sodium fluoride is registered for use as a wood preservative to protect the groundline portion of existing wooden utility poles. It is formulated as an impregnated pole wrap material. This use is not expected to result in direct or indirect food or drinking water exposure. Occupational and residential exposure is minimal by the dermal and inhalation routes, and the Agency has determined that a human health risk assessment was not needed. Based on the lack of potential exposure and toxic effects to fish, aquatic invertebrates, and birds, the Agency has made a No Effect determination for federally listed species and designated critical habitat. Yellow mustard seed/sulfonic acid salts (Interim Decision). Yellow mustard seed and sulfonic acid salts are coformulated as a rodenticide registered for the control of ground squirrels in rangelands, ornamental plantings, seed orchards and nurseries, golf courses, parks, and rights-of-way. The product is delivered into burrows occupied by these rodents through a modified handheld spray wand with an aspirating muzzle to facilitate foaming action. The Agency relied on qualitative assessments conducted for yellow mustard seed/sulfonic acid salts at the time of the initial registration, and the Agency did not believe that updated or quantitative assessments were needed for registration review. No human health risks of concern or risks of E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 130 / Wednesday, July 8, 2015 / Notices concern to non-listed species have been identified. No risk mitigation measures for human health or ecological effects are included in the interim decision. Case Closure for Diclofop-methyl (PC Code: 110902, Case: 2160). Diclofopmethyl is an herbicide which was labeled for use on wheat, barley, and golf course turf. On October 23, 2014, the Agency received a request for voluntary cancellation of diclofopmethyl from the technical and end-use registrants; Bayer CropScience and Bayer Environmental Science, respectively. EPA subsequently issued a Federal Register notice announcing receipt of the request (FRL–9396–04), and allowed a 30-day period for public comment on the request. No substantive comments were received, and on June 10, 2015, EPA issued the cancellation order for all remaining registrations of products containing diclofop-methyl (FRL–9968–03), which sets out the existing stocks policy for such products. With the cancellation of all remaining diclofop-methyl products, the Agency is announcing the closure of the registration review case for the active ingredient. 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 the pesticides listed in the table in this unit in light of the FIFRA standard for registration. The Interim Decision documents for these pesticides in the docket describe the Agency’s rationale for issuing a registration review interim decision for this pesticide. In addition to an interim registration review decision document, the registration review docket for each of these pesticides may also include other relevant documents related to the registration review of the case. A proposed interim registration review decision was previously posted to each docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new information relevant to the proposal. EPA has addressed the substantive comments and information received during the 60-day comment period in the discussion for each pesticide listed in this document. During the 60-day comment period, no public comments were received for any of these cases that resulted in changes in the Agency’s interim decisions. Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket for each pesticide discussed in this notice will remain open until all actions required in the interim decision have been completed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 Background on the registration review program is provided at: http:// www2.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation. Links to earlier documents related to the registration review of the pesticide cases identified in this notice are provided in the Pesticide Chemical Search data base accessible at: http://iaspub.epa.gov/ apex/pesticides/f?p=chemicalsearch. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: June 26, 2015. Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–16406 Filed 7–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0386; FRL–9929–23] Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration reviews of flufenacet, flurprimidol, propoxur, and sodium acifluorfen, and opens a public comment period on these documents. In addition, this notice announces both the opening of the registration review docket for thidiazuron and the availability of the registration review draft human health and ecological risk assessments for thidiazuron. The Agency is opening a public comment period on both the Preliminary Work Plan and the draft risk assessments for thidiazuron. 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. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in Table 1 of Unit III, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39107 • 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: For pesticide specific information contact the Chemical Review Manager listed as the contact in Table 1 of Unit III. For general questions 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: 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 Chemical Review Manager for the case in question, listed in Table 1 of Unit III of this notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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Registration Review Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim 
registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in 
Unit II of this notice. 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. This 
document also announces the Agency's closure of the registration review 
docket diclofop-methyl. All pesticide products containing diclofop-
methyl have been cancelled.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, 
contact the Chemical Review Manager identified in the table in Unit II. 
for the pesticide of interest.
    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: 

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 Chemical Review Manager identified in the table in Unit II. 
for the pesticide of interest.

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-2015-0393, 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 interim registration review decisions for the 
pesticides in the following table:

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              Table--Registration Review Interim Decisions
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                                                        Chemical review
  Registration review case name                           manager and
             and No.                 Docket ID No.          contact
                                                          information
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Acetic acid and sodium            EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-00  Cathryn Britton,
 diacetate, 4001.                  16.                 britton.cathryn@epa.gov, (703) 308-
                                                       0136.
Fosetyl-Al, 0646................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-03  Ricardo Jones,
                                   79.                 jones.ricardo@epa.gov, (703) 347-
                                                       0493.
Picaridin, 7433.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-03  Ricardo Jones,
                                   41.                 jones.ricardo@epa.gov, (703) 347-
                                                       0493.
Sodium fluoride, 3132...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-06  SanYvette
                                   55.                 Williams,
                                                       williams.Sanyvette@epa.gov, (703)
                                                       305-7702.
Yellow mustard seed/sulfonic      EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-07  Roy Johnson,
 acid salts, 7619/7618.            62.                 johnson.roy@epa.gov, (703) 347-
                                                       0492.
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    The registration review final decisions for these cases are 
dependent on the assessments of listed species under the Endangered 
Species Act (ESA), determinations on the potential for endocrine 
disruption, and/or pollinator risk assessments.
    Acetic acid and sodium diacetate (Interim Decision). The 
registration review docket for acetic acid and sodium diacetate opened 
in March 2008. Acetic acid and sodium diacetate are two different 
active ingredients; sodium diacetate is a salt of acetic acid. Acetic 
acid is used as a preservative for post-harvest stored grains and hay 
intended for livestock feed. It is also applied as a non-selective 
herbicide for control of broadleaf weeds and grasses. Sodium diacetate 
is a fungicide and bactericide registered to control molds and 
bacteria. It is applied to hay to prevent spoilage and to silage as an 
aid in fermentation. The Agency has determined that previous human 
health assessments for acetic acid and sodium diacetate are sufficient 
for registration review and no human health risks of concern have been 
identified. The Agency completed a comprehensive ecological risk 
assessment for the nonselective herbicide use of acetic acid, including 
an endangered species assessment, and a qualitative ecological risk 
assessment for sodium diacetate. The Agency has made a No Effect 
determination for acetic acid used as a nonselective herbicide and all 
currently registered uses of sodium diacetate for all non-target 
organisms. EPA published the Acetic Acid and Sodium Diacetate Proposed 
Interim Decision in December 2014. One comment was received from the 
Center for Biological Diversity concurring with EPA's No Effect 
determination. No risk mitigation measures for human health or 
ecological effects are included in the interim decision.
    Fosetyl-Al (Interim Decision). Fosetyl-Al is a phosphonate 
fungicide registered for use to control various oomycyete pathogens 
that cause fungal diseases on numerous crops. Fosetyl-Al is registered 
for use on agricultural crops including avocado, caneberries, citrus, 
grape, stone fruit, strawberry, certain tree nuts, tobacco, and certain 
vegetables. It is also registered for commercial use on ornamentals, 
turf, and conifer nurseries. EPA conducted quantitative risk 
assessments for both human health and ecological risk. The Agency also 
completed a partial screening level endangered species assessment, 
making a No Effects determination for listed species of fish, aquatic 
invertebrates, aquatic plans, and monocot plants. No human health risks 
of concern were identified. The ecological risk assessment indicated 
potential risks to birds, mammals, terrestrial and aquatic plants, and 
terrestrial invertebrates. In the Federal Register of December 24, 2014 
(79 FR 77480) (FRL-9919-24), the Agency issued its Proposed Interim 
Registration Review Decision for fosetyl-Al for public comment. 
Fourteen comments were received, including comments on the Agency's 
proposal to increase the Restricted Entry Interval, require additional 
pollinator data and add pollinator advisory language to labels. The 
Agency's Interim Decision modifies the application directions for 
fosetyl-Al to mitigate ecological risks and updates labels to reflect 
current Agency policy for worker protection. It does not require 
additional pollinator data or pollinator advisory language on the 
product labels.
    Picaridin (Interim Decision). Picaridin is a broad-spectrum insect 
repellent registered for use against biting flies, chiggers, fleas, 
mosquitoes, and ticks. Picaridin is labeled for use on human skin and 
footwear. The Agency completed qualitative ecological and human health 
risk assessments for picaridin, and found no risks of concern. The 
Agency has made a No Effects determination under the Endangered Species 
Assessment (ESA) for all listed species and No Modification of 
designated critical habitat for such species. In the Federal Register 
of December 24, 2014 (79 FR 77480) (FRL-9919-24), EPA issued the 
Combined Work Plan and Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision, 
indicating that no additional data would be needed for the picaridin 
registration review. Two comments were received, neither of which 
modified the proposed decision or work plan for picaridin. No risk 
mitigation measures for human health or ecological effects are included 
in the interim decision.
    Sodium fluoride (Interim Decision). Sodium fluoride is registered 
for use as a wood preservative to protect the groundline portion of 
existing wooden utility poles. It is formulated as an impregnated pole 
wrap material. This use is not expected to result in direct or indirect 
food or drinking water exposure. Occupational and residential exposure 
is minimal by the dermal and inhalation routes, and the Agency has 
determined that a human health risk assessment was not needed. Based on 
the lack of potential exposure and toxic effects to fish, aquatic 
invertebrates, and birds, the Agency has made a No Effect determination 
for federally listed species and designated critical habitat.
    Yellow mustard seed/sulfonic acid salts (Interim Decision). Yellow 
mustard seed and sulfonic acid salts are co-formulated as a rodenticide 
registered for the control of ground squirrels in rangelands, 
ornamental plantings, seed orchards and nurseries, golf courses, parks, 
and rights-of-way. The product is delivered into burrows occupied by 
these rodents through a modified hand-held spray wand with an 
aspirating muzzle to facilitate foaming action. The Agency relied on 
qualitative assessments conducted for yellow mustard seed/sulfonic acid 
salts at the time of the initial registration, and the Agency did not 
believe that updated or quantitative assessments were needed for 
registration review. No human health risks of concern or risks of

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concern to non-listed species have been identified. No risk mitigation 
measures for human health or ecological effects are included in the 
interim decision.
    Case Closure for Diclofop-methyl (PC Code: 110902, Case: 2160). 
Diclofop-methyl is an herbicide which was labeled for use on wheat, 
barley, and golf course turf. On October 23, 2014, the Agency received 
a request for voluntary cancellation of diclofop-methyl from the 
technical and end-use registrants; Bayer CropScience and Bayer 
Environmental Science, respectively. EPA subsequently issued a Federal 
Register notice announcing receipt of the request (FRL-9396-04), and 
allowed a 30-day period for public comment on the request. No 
substantive comments were received, and on June 10, 2015, EPA issued 
the cancellation order for all remaining registrations of products 
containing diclofop-methyl (FRL-9968-03), which sets out the existing 
stocks policy for such products. With the cancellation of all remaining 
diclofop-methyl products, the Agency is announcing the closure of the 
registration review case for the active ingredient.
    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 the pesticides 
listed in the table in this unit in light of the FIFRA standard for 
registration. The Interim Decision documents for these pesticides in 
the docket describe the Agency's rationale for issuing a registration 
review interim decision for this pesticide.
    In addition to an interim registration review decision document, 
the registration review docket for each of these pesticides may also 
include other relevant documents related to the registration review of 
the case. A proposed interim registration review decision was 
previously posted to each docket and the public was invited to submit 
any comments or new information relevant to the proposal.
    EPA has addressed the substantive comments and information received 
during the 60-day comment period in the discussion for each pesticide 
listed in this document. During the 60-day comment period, no public 
comments were received for any of these cases that resulted in changes 
in the Agency's interim decisions.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket 
for each pesticide discussed in this notice will remain open until all 
actions required in the interim decision have been completed.
    Background on the registration review program is provided at: 
http://www2.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation. Links to earlier documents 
related to the registration review of the pesticide cases identified in 
this notice are provided in the Pesticide Chemical Search data base 
accessible at: http://iaspub.epa.gov/apex/pesticides/f?p=chemicalsearch.

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

    Dated: June 26, 2015.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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