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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 100 / Thursday, May 25, 2017 / Notices may then issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments. In the Federal Register notice announcing the availability of the revised risk assessment, if the revised risk assessment indicates risks of concern, the Agency may provide a comment period for the public to submit suggestions for mitigating the risk identified in the revised risk assessment before developing a proposed registration review decision on the pesticides identified above. As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is also reviewing the pesticide registration for TCVP to ensure that it continues to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration—that is, that TCVP can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. TCVP is an organophosphate (OP) insecticide used to control fleas, ticks, flies, lice, and insect larvae on livestock and domestic animals and their premises. TCVP is also applied as a perimeter treatment. TCVP is formulated into dusts, pet collars, emulsifiable concentrates, feed additives (solid and liquid), feed blocks, wettable powders, pellets and granular products. This Federal Register notice is announcing that the EPA has published the final registration review TCVP occupational and residential exposure risk assessment for all TCVP uses. The final TCVP registration review occupational and residential exposure risk assessment incorporates several changes, including a reduction of the oral toxicological point of departure (POD) from 8.0 milligram/kilogram/day (mg/kg/day) to 2.8 mg/kg/day; the use of human research data (Davis, M. et al.,) ‘‘Assessing Intermittent Pesticide Exposure from Flea Control Collars Containing the Organophosphorus Insecticide Tetrachlorvinphos’’ to assess residential post-application exposure; and an approach to account for the potential release of TCVP from pet collar products as a liquid and solid form concurrently. In addition to the final occupational and residential exposure assessment, the registration review docket for TCVP also includes other relevant documents related to the registration review of this case. The preliminary registration review assessments were previously posted to the published in the Federal Register of January 20, 2016 for a 60-day comment period, during which time the public was invited to submit comments or new information. During the 60-day comment period, comments were received from Bayer HealthCare (Bayer), The Hartz Mountain VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 May 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Corporation (Hartz), the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the general public. The EPA’s response to comments on the registration review preliminary risk assessments can be assessed in the TCVP docket (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0316) at www.regulations.gov. In compliance with EPA’s rule for protection of human subjects, specifically 40 CFR 26.1706(d), EPA is hereby publishing its full explanation of the Agency’s decision to rely on data from human research ‘‘Assessing Intermittent Pesticide Exposure From Flea Control Collars Containing the Organophosphorus Insecticide Tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) by M. Keith Davis, J. Scott Boone, John E. Moran, John W. Tyler and Janice E. Chambers) on TCVP exposure from pet collars. Relying on this data is crucial to EPA’s decision that more stringent regulatory restrictions are necessary to protect public health than could be justified without the data. EPA’s full explanation can be found at regulations.gov in docket number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0316, and on OPP’s Web page at https:// www.epa.gov/ingredients-usedpesticide-products/use-tetrachlorvinfosexposure-data-human-research. 1. Other related information. Additional information on the registration review status of the chemicals listed in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit III, as well as information on the Agency’s registration review program and on its implementing regulation is available at http://www.epa.gov/ pesticide-reevaluation. 2. Information submission requirements. Anyone may submit data or information in response to this document. To be considered during a pesticide’s registration review, the submitted data or information must meet the following requirements: • To ensure that EPA will consider data or information submitted, interested persons must submit the data or information during the comment period. The Agency may, at its discretion, consider data or information submitted at a later date. • The data or information submitted must be presented in a legible and useable form. For example, an English translation must accompany any material that is not in English and a written transcript must accompany any information submitted as an audiographic or videographic record. Written material may be submitted in paper or electronic form. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24119 • Submitters must clearly identify the source of any submitted data or information. • Submitters may request the Agency to reconsider data or information that the Agency rejected in a previous review. However, submitters must explain why they believe the Agency should reconsider the data or information in the pesticide’s registration review. As provided in 40 CFR 155.58, the registration review docket for each pesticide case will remain publicly accessible through the duration of the registration review process; that is, until all actions required in the final decision on the registration review case have been completed. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: January 13, 2017. Yu-Ting Guilaran, Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–10754 Filed 5–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0879; FRL–9961–76] Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before June 5, 2017. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (South Building), First Floor Conference Center (S–1200), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 24120 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 100 / Thursday, May 25, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Wente or Jessica Joyce, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–0001 and (703) 347–8191; fax number: (703) 305–0204; email address: wente.stephen@epa.gov and joyce.jessica@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting NAICS code 11. • Utilities NAICS code 22. • Professional, Scientific and Technical NAICS code 54. 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–2009–0879, 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), EPA West 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. Background On a biannual interval, an Environmental Modeling Public Meeting is held for presentation and discussion of current issues related to VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 May 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for risk assessment in a regulatory context. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced through the ‘‘empmlist’’ forum on the LYRIS list server at https://lists.epa.gov/read/all_ forums/. III. How can I request to participate in this meeting? You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered Confidential Business Information (CBI). Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA– HQ–OPP–2009–0879, must be received on or before June 5, 2017. IV. Tentative Theme for the Meeting Subsurface Metabolism: Groundwater modeling conducted as part of the pesticide registration and re-evaluation processes typically assumes that biologically mediated metabolism does not occur at depths greater than 1 meter. The focus of this EMPM meeting concerns evidence of subsurface metabolism in groundwater, methods for measuring subsurface metabolism, and how to parameterize models to account for subsurface metabolism. As always, other timely topics beyond subsurface metabolism will be considered as time limits allow. Authority Code: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: April 20, 2017. Marietta Echeuerria, Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–10760 Filed 5–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0765; FRL–9963–10– ORD] Request for Nominations of Experts to the EPA Office of Research and Development’s Board of Scientific Counselors Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for technical experts to serve on its Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), a federal advisory committee to the Office of Research and Development (ORD). Submission of nominations is preferred via the BOSC Web site at: https://www.epa.gov/bosc. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nominations should be submitted by June 30, 2017, per instructions below. DATES: Any member of the public needing additional information regarding this Notice and Request for Nominations may contact Mr. Tom Tracy, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, Mail Code 8104–R, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice mail at: (202) 564–6518; via fax at: (202) 565– 2911; or via email at: tracy.tom@ epa.gov. General information concerning the BOSC can be found at the following Web site: https:// www.epa.gov/bosc. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The BOSC is a chartered Federal Advisory Committee that was established by the EPA to provide independent scientific and technical peer review, advice, consultation, and recommendations about ORD. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the BOSC conducts business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related regulations. The BOSC is comprised of an Executive Committee and five supporting subcommittees. The subcommittees focus on ORD’s research programs: Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program; Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program and Human Health Risk Assessment Program; Homeland Security Research Program; Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program; and Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program. Please visit https:// www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-officeresearch-and-development-ord to learn more about these programs. Members of the BOSC are recognized experts in various scientific, engineering, and social science fields. EPA will consider nominees from industry, business, public and private research institutes or organizations, academia, government (federal, state, local, and tribal) and non-government organizations, and other relevant interest areas. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a period of three years and serve as special government employees. 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. E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 100 (Thursday, May 25, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879; FRL-9961-76]


Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held 
on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This Notice announces the location and 
time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM 
provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current 
issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for 
pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.

DATES: The meeting will be held on June 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or 
before June 5, 2017.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), First Floor Conference Center (S-1200), 2777 S. Crystal 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Wente or Jessica Joyce, 
Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-0001 and (703) 
347-8191; fax number: (703) 305-0204; email address: 
wente.stephen@epa.gov and joyce.jessica@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are required 
to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 
Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not 
attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by 
this action. The following list of North American Industrial 
Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, 
but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this 
document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include:
     Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting NAICS code 11.
     Utilities NAICS code 22.
     Professional, Scientific and Technical NAICS code 54.

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-2009-0879, 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), EPA West 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. Background

    On a biannual interval, an Environmental Modeling Public Meeting is 
held for presentation and discussion of current issues related to 
modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for risk assessment in 
a regulatory context. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced 
through the ``empmlist'' forum on the LYRIS list server at https://lists.epa.gov/read/all_forums/.

III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any 
information in your request that is considered Confidential Business 
Information (CBI). Requests to participate in the meeting, identified 
by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879, must be received on or before 
June 5, 2017.

IV. Tentative Theme for the Meeting

    Subsurface Metabolism: Groundwater modeling conducted as part of 
the pesticide registration and re-evaluation processes typically 
assumes that biologically mediated metabolism does not occur at depths 
greater than 1 meter. The focus of this EMPM meeting concerns evidence 
of subsurface metabolism in groundwater, methods for measuring 
subsurface metabolism, and how to parameterize models to account for 
subsurface metabolism. As always, other timely topics beyond subsurface 
metabolism will be considered as time limits allow.

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

    Dated: April 20, 2017.
Marietta Echeuerria,
Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-10760 Filed 5-24-17; 8:45 am]
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