Registration Review Proposed Decisions for Boric Acid/Sodium Salts, Clethodim, Diquat Dibromide, Ethephon, Fenitrothion, Hexazinone, Hymexazol, Methoxyfenozide, Pronamide, and Trimedlure; Notice of Availability, 24122-24123 [2017-10670]

Download as PDF 24122 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 100 / Thursday, May 25, 2017 / Notices and educational backgrounds, and professional affiliations. The EPA’s evaluation of an absence of financial conflicts of interest will include a review of 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 Government Officials to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between that person’s public responsibilities (which includes membership on an EPA Federal Advisory Committee) and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded from the following URL address, https:// www.epa.gov/sap/confidentialfinancial-disclosure-formenvironmental-protection-agencyspecial-government. Dated: May 18, 2017. Fred S. Hauchman, Director, Office of Science Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–10672 Filed 5–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0774; FRL–9952–21] Registration Review Proposed Decisions for Boric Acid/Sodium Salts, Clethodim, Diquat Dibromide, Ethephon, Fenitrothion, Hexazinone, Hymexazol, Methoxyfenozide, Pronamide, and Trimedlure; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed interim registration review and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions. For a list of the chemicals, please see Section II, Table 1. Registration review is EPA’s periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to SUMMARY: satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without 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. Comments must be received on or before July 24, 2017. DATES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the table in Unit II., 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. ADDRESSES: For pesticide specific information, contact: The Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the table in Unit II. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 pesticide of interest identified in the table in Unit II. 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 on 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. II. What action is the agency taking? Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed interim registration review decisions for the pesticides shown in the following table, and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions. TABLE 1—REGISTRATION REVIEW PROPOSED INTERIM DECISIONS BEING ISSUED Registration review chemical name and number Docket ID number Chemical review manager and contact information Boric Acid/Sodium Salts, 0024 ................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0306 ........... Clethodim, 7226 ......................................... Diquat Dibromide, 0288 ............................. Ethephon, 0382 .......................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0658 ........... EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0846 ........... EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0098 ........... Moana Appleyard, appleyard.moana@epa.gov, (703) 308– 8175 and Sandra O’Neil, oneill.sandra@epa.gov, (703) 347– 0141. Bilin Basu, basu.bilin@epa.gov, (703) 347–0455. Bonnie Adler, adler.bonnie@epa.gov, (703) 308–8523. Marquea D. King, king.marquea@epa.gov, (703) 305–7432. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 May 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 100 / Thursday, May 25, 2017 / Notices 24123 TABLE 1—REGISTRATION REVIEW PROPOSED INTERIM DECISIONS BEING ISSUED—Continued Registration review chemical name and number Docket ID number Chemical review manager and contact information Fenitrothion, 0445 ...................................... Hexazinone, 0266 ...................................... Hymexazol, 7016 ........................................ Methoxyfenozide, 7431 .............................. Pronamide, 0082 ........................................ EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0172 EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0755 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0127 EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0663 EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0326 Trimedlure, 6045 ........................................ EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0616 ........... The registration review docket for a pesticide includes earlier documents related to the registration review case. For example, the review opened with a Summary Document, containing a Preliminary Work Plan, for public comment. A Final Work Plan was placed in the docket following public comment on the Preliminary Work Plan. The documents in the dockets describe EPA’s rationales for conducting additional risk assessments for the registration review of the pesticides included in the table in Unit II, as well as the Agency’s subsequent risk findings and consideration of possible risk mitigation measures. These proposed interim registration review decisions are supported by the rationales included in those documents. Following public comment, the Agency will issue interim or final registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit II. The registration review program is being conducted under congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely decisions and to involve the public. Section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136a(g)) required EPA to establish by regulation procedures for reviewing pesticide registrations, originally with a goal of reviewing each pesticide’s registration every 15 years to ensure that a pesticide continues to meet the FIFRA standard for registration. The Agency’s final rule to implement this program was issued in August 2006 and became effective in October 2006, and appears at 40 CFR part 155, subpart C. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 (PRIA) was amended and extended in September 2007. FIFRA, as amended by PRIA in 2007, requires EPA to complete registration review decisions by October 1, 2022, for all pesticides registered as of October 1, 2007. The registration review final rule at 40 CFR 155.58(a) provides for a minimum 60-day public comment period on all proposed interim registration review decisions. This comment period is VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 May 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Leigh Rimmer, rimmerleigh@epa.gov, (703) 347–0553. Bilin Basu, basu.bilin@epa.gov, (703) 347–0455. Caitlin Newcamp, newcamp.caitlin@epa.gov, (703) 347–0325. Bonnie Adler, adler.bonnie@epa.gov, (703) 308–8523. Wilhelmena Livingston, livingston.wilhelmena@epa.gov, (703) 308–8025. Gina Burnett, burnett.gina@epa.gov, (703) 605–0513. intended to provide an opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating any necessary amendments to the proposed interim decision. All comments should be submitted using the methods in ADDRESSES, and must be received by EPA on or before the closing date. These comments will become part of the docket for the pesticides included in the table in Unit II. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by the closing date and may provide a ‘‘Response to Comments Memorandum’’ in the docket. The interim registration review decision will explain the effect that any comments had on the interim decision and provide the Agency’s response to significant comments. Background on the registration review program is provided at: http:// www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: October 13, 2016. Yu-Ting Guilaran, Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–10670 Filed 5–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P (case 3065 and Docket ID Number: EPA– HQ–OPP–2009–0723) and DecylIsononyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DIDAC) (case 5013 and Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0005) because all of the registrations in the U.S. have been canceled. 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 of Unit II. 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: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY I. General Information [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0338; FRL–9955–99] A. Does this action apply to me? Registration Review Interim Decisions and Case Closures; 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 Unit II. of this notice. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0774; FRL-9952-21]


Registration Review Proposed Decisions for Boric Acid/Sodium 
Salts, Clethodim, Diquat Dibromide, Ethephon, Fenitrothion, Hexazinone, 
Hymexazol, Methoxyfenozide, Pronamide, and Trimedlure; Notice of 
Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed 
interim registration review and opens a 60-day public comment period on 
the proposed interim decisions. For a list of the chemicals, please see 
Section II, Table 1. 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 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.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 24, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket 
identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest 
provided in the table in Unit II., 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: For pesticide specific information, 
contact: The Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest 
identified in the table in Unit II.
    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 for the pesticide of interest 
identified in the table in Unit II.

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 on 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.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this notice announces the availability 
of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions for the 
pesticides shown in the following table, and opens a 60-day public 
comment period on the proposed interim decisions.

  Table 1--Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions Being Issued
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                                                       Chemical review
  Registration review chemical    Docket ID number   manager and contact
        name  and number                                 information
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Boric Acid/Sodium Salts, 0024..  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0  Moana Appleyard,
                                  306.               appleyard.moana@epa.gov, (703) 308-
                                                     8175 and Sandra
                                                     O'Neil,
                                                     oneill.sandra@epa.gov, (703) 347-0141.
Clethodim, 7226................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0  Bilin Basu,
                                  658.               basu.bilin@epa.gov,
                                                     (703) 347-0455.
Diquat Dibromide, 0288.........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0  Bonnie Adler,
                                  846.               adler.bonnie@epa.gov, (703) 308-8523.
Ethephon, 0382.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0  Marquea D. King,
                                  098.               king.marquea@epa.gov, (703) 305-7432.

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Fenitrothion, 0445.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0  Leigh Rimmer,
                                  172.               rimmerleigh@epa.gov
                                                     , (703) 347-0553.
Hexazinone, 0266...............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0  Bilin Basu,
                                  755.               basu.bilin@epa.gov,
                                                     (703) 347-0455.
Hymexazol, 7016................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0  Caitlin Newcamp,
                                  127.               newcamp.caitlin@epa.gov, (703) 347-
                                                     0325.
Methoxyfenozide, 7431..........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0  Bonnie Adler,
                                  663.               adler.bonnie@epa.gov, (703) 308-8523.
Pronamide, 0082................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0  Wilhelmena
                                  326.               Livingston,
                                                     livingston.wilhelmena@epa.gov, (703)
                                                     308-8025.
Trimedlure, 6045...............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0  Gina Burnett,
                                  616.               burnett.gina@epa.gov, (703) 605-0513.
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    The registration review docket for a pesticide includes earlier 
documents related to the registration review case. For example, the 
review opened with a Summary Document, containing a Preliminary Work 
Plan, for public comment. A Final Work Plan was placed in the docket 
following public comment on the Preliminary Work Plan.
    The documents in the dockets describe EPA's rationales for 
conducting additional risk assessments for the registration review of 
the pesticides included in the table in Unit II, as well as the 
Agency's subsequent risk findings and consideration of possible risk 
mitigation measures. These proposed interim registration review 
decisions are supported by the rationales included in those documents.
    Following public comment, the Agency will issue interim or final 
registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in 
Unit II.
    The registration review program is being conducted under 
congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both 
to make timely decisions and to involve the public. Section 3(g) of the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 
136a(g)) required EPA to establish by regulation procedures for 
reviewing pesticide registrations, originally with a goal of reviewing 
each pesticide's registration every 15 years to ensure that a pesticide 
continues to meet the FIFRA standard for registration. The Agency's 
final rule to implement this program was issued in August 2006 and 
became effective in October 2006, and appears at 40 CFR part 155, 
subpart C. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 (PRIA) 
was amended and extended in September 2007. FIFRA, as amended by PRIA 
in 2007, requires EPA to complete registration review decisions by 
October 1, 2022, for all pesticides registered as of October 1, 2007.
    The registration review final rule at 40 CFR 155.58(a) provides for 
a minimum 60-day public comment period on all proposed interim 
registration review decisions. This comment period is intended to 
provide an opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating 
any necessary amendments to the proposed interim decision. All comments 
should be submitted using the methods in ADDRESSES, and must be 
received by EPA on or before the closing date. These comments will 
become part of the docket for the pesticides included in the table in 
Unit II. Comments received after the close of the comment period will 
be marked ``late.'' EPA is not required to consider these late 
comments.
    The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by the 
closing date and may provide a ``Response to Comments Memorandum'' in 
the docket. The interim registration review decision will explain the 
effect that any comments had on the interim decision and provide the 
Agency's response to significant comments.
    Background on the registration review program is provided at: 
http://www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation.

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

    Dated: October 13, 2016.
Yu-Ting Guilaran,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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