Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request, 24605-24606 [2016-09745]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / Notices electronic reporting under 40 CFR parts 403–471 is being published in the Federal Register. ADEM was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized program listed above. Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov. Matthew Leopard, Director, Office of Information Collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–09574 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] I. General Information BILLING CODE 6560–50–P A. Does this action apply to me? ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0374; FRL–9944–96] Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request 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, EPA has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. AGENCY: B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? This notice announces EPA’s receipt of an application (88877–EUP–2) from the University of Kentucky’s Department of Entomology requesting an amendment and extension to an already existing experimental use permit (EUP) for Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB Strain. EPA has determined that the permit may be of regional or national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0374, 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 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, 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 pesticide discussed in this document, compared to the general population. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 Apr 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24605 II. What action is EPA taking? Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, 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), EPA has determined that the following EUP application may be of regional or national significance, and therefore is seeking public comment on the EUP application: Submitter: University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology, S–225 Agricultural Science Center North, Lexington, KY 40546–0091, (88877– EUP–2). Pesticide Chemical: Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB Strain. Summary of Request: The University of Kentucky’s Department of Entomology has proposed to continue to field test a new strain of Wolbachia pipientis (wAlbB Strain) to determine its pesticidal value for suppression and elimination of Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that vectors some human diseases, e.g., chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses. Under the currently approved EUP, the University of Kentucky is authorized to release and monitor 2,400,000 male Aedes aegypti WB1 Strain mosquitoes that contain the pesticidal active ingredient Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB Strain (5.672 × 10¥5 ounce) in Fresno County, California in 2015 and 2016 over 840 acres. The University of Kentucky has requested to amend and extend this EUP by adding sites in Orange County, California and Monroe County, Florida (Florida Keys) in 2016 and 2017 and by continuing testing in Fresno County, California in 2017. Up to 12,000,000 additional male Aedes aegypti WB1 Strain mosquitoes containing Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB Strain (28.36 × 10¥5 ounce) are proposed to be released and up to 748.3 additional acres (includes point-source release and surveillance/monitoring acreage) will be involved in testing in 2016 and 2017. The released male mosquitoes are expected to mate with indigenous female mosquitoes, causing conditional sterility and resulting in population decline and potential elimination. Adult and egg collection data from the treated areas will be compared to data from control sites to evaluate the effect of the pesticide on mosquito populations. (Note: Male mosquitoes, which the University of E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 24606 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / Notices HQ–RCRA–2015–0809, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to rcradocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. personal information provided, unless Dated: April 18, 2016. the comment includes profanity, threats, Mark A. Hartman, Acting information claimed to be Confidential Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Business Information (CBI) or other Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide information whose disclosure is Programs. restricted by statute. [FR Doc. 2016–09745 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Peggy Vyas, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (mail code 5303P), Environmental Protection ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., AGENCY Washington, DC 20460; telephone [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2015–0809; FRL–9944–51– number: 703–308–5477; email address: OEI] vyas.peggy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Supporting documents which explain in Submitted to OMB for Review and detail the information that the EPA will Approval; Comment Request; Part B be collecting are available in the public Permit Application, Permit docket for this ICR. The docket can be Modifications, and Special Permits viewed online at www.regulations.gov (Renewal) or in person at the EPA Docket Center, AGENCY: Environmental Protection WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Agency (EPA). Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the ACTION: Notice. Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection additional information about EPA’s Agency has submitted an information public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ collection request (ICR), ‘‘Part B Permit dockets. Application, Permit Modifications, and Abstract: Section 3005 of Subtitle C of Special Permits (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR RCRA requires treatment, storage or No. 1573.14, OMB Control No. 2050– disposal facilities (TSDFs) to obtain a 0009) to the Office of Management and permit. To obtain the permit, the TSDFs Budget (OMB) for review and approval must submit an application describing in accordance with the Paperwork the facility’s operation. There are two Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). parts to the RCRA permit application— This is a proposed extension of the ICR, Part A and Part B. Part A defines the which is currently approved through processes to be used for treatment, April 30, 2016. Public comments were storage, and disposal of hazardous previously requested via the Federal wastes; the design capacity of such Register (81 FR 1415) on January 12, processes; and the specific hazardous 2016 during a 60-day comment period. wastes to be handled at the facility. Part This notice allows for an additional 30 B requires detailed site specific days for public comments. A fuller information such as geologic, description of the ICR is given below, hydrologic, and engineering data. In the including its estimated burden and cost event that permit modifications are to the public. An Agency may not proposed by the applicant or the EPA, conduct or sponsor and a person is not modifications must conform to the required to respond to a collection of requirements under Sections 3004 and information unless it displays a 3005. currently valid OMB control number. Form Numbers: None. DATES: Additional comments may be Respondents/affected entities: submitted on or before May 26, 2016. Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities and State, Local, or ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, Tribal governments. referencing Docket ID Number EPA– mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Kentucky is releasing or proposing to release, do not bite humans and feed on nectar to survive.) Following the review of the application and any comments and data received in response to this solicitation, EPA will decide whether to amend and extend or deny the EUP request, and if amended and extended, the conditions under which it is to be conducted. Any amendment and extension of the EUP will be announced in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 Apr 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA Section 3005). Estimated number of respondents: 159. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 24,926 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $7,901,274 (per year), includes $5,735,647 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 1,257 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to the larger number of affected facilities, based on the current information and reporting requirements from the RCRAInfo database. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2016–09545 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0653; FRL–9944– 49–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NSPS for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (40 CFR part 60, subparts AA and AAa) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1060.17, OMB Control No. 2060–0038), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 26, 2016)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0374; FRL-9944-96]


Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application (88877-
EUP-2) from the University of Kentucky's Department of Entomology 
requesting an amendment and extension to an already existing 
experimental use permit (EUP) for Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB Strain. 
EPA has determined that the permit may be of regional or national 
significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is 
seeking comments on this application.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0374, 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 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, 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 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, 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 pesticide 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is EPA taking?

    Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, 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), EPA has determined that the following 
EUP application may be of regional or national significance, and 
therefore is seeking public comment on the EUP application:
    Submitter: University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology, S-225 
Agricultural Science Center North, Lexington, KY 40546-0091, (88877-
EUP-2).
    Pesticide Chemical: Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB Strain.
    Summary of Request: The University of Kentucky's Department of 
Entomology has proposed to continue to field test a new strain of 
Wolbachia pipientis (wAlbB Strain) to determine its pesticidal value 
for suppression and elimination of Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that 
vectors some human diseases, e.g., chikungunya, dengue, and Zika 
viruses. Under the currently approved EUP, the University of Kentucky 
is authorized to release and monitor 2,400,000 male Aedes aegypti WB1 
Strain mosquitoes that contain the pesticidal active ingredient 
Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB Strain (5.672 x 10-5 ounce) in 
Fresno County, California in 2015 and 2016 over 840 acres. The 
University of Kentucky has requested to amend and extend this EUP by 
adding sites in Orange County, California and Monroe County, Florida 
(Florida Keys) in 2016 and 2017 and by continuing testing in Fresno 
County, California in 2017. Up to 12,000,000 additional male Aedes 
aegypti WB1 Strain mosquitoes containing Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB 
Strain (28.36 x 10-5 ounce) are proposed to be released and 
up to 748.3 additional acres (includes point-source release and 
surveillance/monitoring acreage) will be involved in testing in 2016 
and 2017. The released male mosquitoes are expected to mate with 
indigenous female mosquitoes, causing conditional sterility and 
resulting in population decline and potential elimination. Adult and 
egg collection data from the treated areas will be compared to data 
from control sites to evaluate the effect of the pesticide on mosquito 
populations. (Note: Male mosquitoes, which the University of

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Kentucky is releasing or proposing to release, do not bite humans and 
feed on nectar to survive.)
    Following the review of the application and any comments and data 
received in response to this solicitation, EPA will decide whether to 
amend and extend or deny the EUP request, and if amended and extended, 
the conditions under which it is to be conducted. Any amendment and 
extension of the EUP will be announced in the Federal Register.

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

    Dated: April 18, 2016.
Mark A. Hartman, Acting
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-09745 Filed 4-25-16; 8:45 am]
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