Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 56017-56018 [2017-25564]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 226 / Monday, November 27, 2017 / Notices preventative biofungicide for control or suppression of fungal and bacterial plant diseases in agricultural, field, nursery, and forested areas and as a seed treatment. Contact: BPPD. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: October 2, 2017. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–25566 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] main telephone number: (703) 305– 7090; email address: BPPDFRNotices@ epa.gov., Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. The mailing address for each contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information BILLING CODE 6560–50–P A. Does this action apply to me? ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0006; FRL–9968–55] Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment. AGENCY: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document, 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), asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Nov 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 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: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for the division listed at the end of the pesticide petition summary of interest. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56017 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, the Agency 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 pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general population. II. What action is the Agency taking? EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. The Agency is taking public comment on the requests before responding to the petitioners. EPA is not proposing any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the pesticide petitions described in this document contain the data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting of the pesticide petitions. After considering the public comments, EPA intends to evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination on these pesticide petitions. Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions that are the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket for each of the petitions is available at http:// www.regulations.gov. As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained through the petition summary referenced in this unit. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 56018 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 226 / Monday, November 27, 2017 / Notices IV. New Tolerances for Non-Inerts 1. PP 7F8557. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2017– 0429). E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Chestnut Run Plaza, 974 Centre Road, Wilmington, DE 19805, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide picoxystrobin in or on alfalfa, forage at 4 parts per million (ppm); alfalfa, hay at 5 ppm; alfalfa, seed at 9 ppm; almond hulls at 15 ppm; cotton, gin by-products at 40 ppm; cottonseed (Crop Subgroup 20C) at 4 ppm; grass, forage (Grown for Seed) at 40 ppm; grass, hay (Grown for Seed) at 80 ppm; head lettuce at 7 ppm; onion, bulb (Crop Subgroup 3–07A) at 0.8 ppm; onion, green (Crop Subgroup 3–07B) at 15; pea and bean, succulent shelled (Crop Subgroup 6B) at 3 ppm; peanut at 0.1 ppm; peanut, hay at 40 ppm; sunflower (Crop Subgroup 20B) at 3 ppm; tree nut except hulls (Crop Group 14–12) at 0.15 ppm; vegetable, brassica head and stem (Crop Group 5–16) at 5 ppm; vegetable, cucurbit (Crop Group 9) at 0.7 ppm; vegetable, fruiting (Crop Group 8–10) at 1.5 ppm; vegetable, leaf petiole (Crop Subgroup 22B) at 40 ppm; vegetable, leafy except head lettuce (Crop Group 4–16) at 60 ppm; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber (Crop Group 2) at 40 ppm; vegetable, legume, edible podded (Crop Subgroup 6A) at 4 ppm; vegetable, root (Crop Subgroup 1A) at 0.6 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and corm (Crop Subgroup 1C) at 0.06 ppm. The LC/MS/ MS is used to measure and evaluate the chemical picoxystrobin. Contact: RD. 2. PP 7F8582. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2017– 0417). FMC Corporation, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180 for residues of the fungicide, valifenalate, in or on the raw agricultural commodities: Bulb vegetable crop group 3–07 at 0.40 ppm; celery at 6.0 ppm; cucurbit crop group 9 at 0.3 ppm; fruiting vegetable crop group 8 at 0.60 ppm; grape at 3.0 ppm; potato at 0.04 ppm; potato-chips at 0.05 ppm; potato-dried pulp at 0.06 ppm; potato-granules/flakes at 0.15 ppm; and tomato-wet peel at 1.8 ppm. The LC/ MS/MS method is used to measure and evaluate the chemical valifenalate (betaAlanine, N-[(1-methylethoxy)carbonyl]L-valyl-3-(4-chlorophenyl)-, methyl ester). Contact: RD. 3. PP7E8601. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2017– 0494). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish import tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide methoxyfenozide [3methoxy-2-methylbenzoic acid 2-(3,5dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) hydrazide] in or on tea, dried, and tea, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Nov 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 instant at 20 ppm. Liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry detection is used to measure and evaluate the residues of methoxyfenozide. Contact: RD. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a. Dated: October 2, 2017. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–25564 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [9970–09–OEI] Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, Commonwealth of Kentucky Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces EPA’s approval of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting. DATES: EPA approves the authorized program revision for the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program as of December 27, 2017 if no timely request for a public hearing is received and accepted by the Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Seeh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566–1175, seeh.karen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 13, 2005, the final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 59848) and codified as part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. CROMERR establishes electronic reporting as an acceptable regulatory alternative to paper reporting and establishes requirements to assure that electronic documents are as legally dependable as their paper counterparts. Subpart D of CROMERR requires that state, tribal or local government agencies that receive, or wish to begin receiving, electronic reports under their EPA-authorized programs must apply to EPA for a revision or modification of those programs and obtain EPA approval. Subpart D provides standards for such SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approvals based on consideration of the electronic document receiving systems that the state, tribe, or local government will use to implement the electronic reporting. Additionally, § 3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR part 3, subpart D provides special procedures for program revisions and modifications to allow electronic reporting, to be used at the option of the state, tribe or local government in place of procedures available under existing programspecific authorization regulations. An application submitted under the subpart D procedures must show that the state, tribe or local government has sufficient legal authority to implement the electronic reporting components of the programs covered by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems that meet the applicable subpart D requirements. On October 9, 2017, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KY DEP) submitted an application titled ‘‘Compliance Monitoring Data Portal’’ for revision to its EPA-approved drinking water program under title 40 CFR to allow new electronic reporting. EPA reviewed KY DEP’s request to revise its EPAauthorized program and, based on this review, EPA determined that the application met the standards for approval of authorized program revision set out in 40 CFR part 3, subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA’s decision to approve Kentucky’s request to revise its Part 142 —National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR part 141 is being published in the Federal Register. KY DEP was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized program listed above. Also, in today’s notice, EPA is informing interested persons that they may request a public hearing on EPA’s action to approve the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s request to revise its authorized public water system program under 40 CFR part 142, in accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(f). Requests for a hearing must be submitted to EPA within 30 days of publication of today’s Federal Register notice. Such requests should include the following information: (1) The name, address and telephone number of the individual, organization or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) A brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in EPA’s determination, a brief explanation as to why EPA should hold a hearing, and any other information that the E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0006; FRL-9968-55]


Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of 
Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several 
initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown 
in the body of this document, 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), main telephone number: (703) 
305-7090; email address: BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov., Michael Goodis, 
Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090; 
email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. The mailing address for each 
contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
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:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this 
action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for the division listed at the end of the 
pesticide petition summary of interest.

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, the 
Agency 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 pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in 
or on various food commodities. The Agency is taking public comment on 
the requests before responding to the petitioners. EPA is not proposing 
any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the 
pesticide petitions described in this document contain the data or 
information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 21 U.S.C. 
346a(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the 
submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting of the 
pesticide petitions. After considering the public comments, EPA intends 
to evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. Additional data 
may be needed before EPA can make a final determination on these 
pesticide petitions.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available at http://www.regulations.gov.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA 
is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food 
commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained 
through the petition summary referenced in this unit.

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IV. New Tolerances for Non-Inerts

    1. PP 7F8557. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0429). E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and 
Company, Chestnut Run Plaza, 974 Centre Road, Wilmington, DE 19805, 
requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of 
the fungicide picoxystrobin in or on alfalfa, forage at 4 parts per 
million (ppm); alfalfa, hay at 5 ppm; alfalfa, seed at 9 ppm; almond 
hulls at 15 ppm; cotton, gin by-products at 40 ppm; cottonseed (Crop 
Subgroup 20C) at 4 ppm; grass, forage (Grown for Seed) at 40 ppm; 
grass, hay (Grown for Seed) at 80 ppm; head lettuce at 7 ppm; onion, 
bulb (Crop Subgroup 3-07A) at 0.8 ppm; onion, green (Crop Subgroup 3-
07B) at 15; pea and bean, succulent shelled (Crop Subgroup 6B) at 3 
ppm; peanut at 0.1 ppm; peanut, hay at 40 ppm; sunflower (Crop Subgroup 
20B) at 3 ppm; tree nut except hulls (Crop Group 14-12) at 0.15 ppm; 
vegetable, brassica head and stem (Crop Group 5-16) at 5 ppm; 
vegetable, cucurbit (Crop Group 9) at 0.7 ppm; vegetable, fruiting 
(Crop Group 8-10) at 1.5 ppm; vegetable, leaf petiole (Crop Subgroup 
22B) at 40 ppm; vegetable, leafy except head lettuce (Crop Group 4-16) 
at 60 ppm; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber (Crop Group 2) at 40 
ppm; vegetable, legume, edible podded (Crop Subgroup 6A) at 4 ppm; 
vegetable, root (Crop Subgroup 1A) at 0.6 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous 
and corm (Crop Subgroup 1C) at 0.06 ppm. The LC/MS/MS is used to 
measure and evaluate the chemical picoxystrobin. Contact: RD.
    2. PP 7F8582. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0417). FMC Corporation, 1735 Market 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 requests to establish a tolerance in 40 
CFR 180 for residues of the fungicide, valifenalate, in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities: Bulb vegetable crop group 3-07 at 0.40 ppm; 
celery at 6.0 ppm; cucurbit crop group 9 at 0.3 ppm; fruiting vegetable 
crop group 8 at 0.60 ppm; grape at 3.0 ppm; potato at 0.04 ppm; potato-
chips at 0.05 ppm; potato-dried pulp at 0.06 ppm; potato-granules/
flakes at 0.15 ppm; and tomato-wet peel at 1.8 ppm. The LC/MS/MS method 
is used to measure and evaluate the chemical valifenalate (beta-
Alanine, N-[(1-methylethoxy)carbonyl]-L-valyl-3-(4-chlorophenyl)-, 
methyl ester). Contact: RD.
    3. PP7E8601. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0494). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish import 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
methoxyfenozide [3-methoxy-2-methylbenzoic acid 2-(3,5-
dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) hydrazide] in or on tea, dried, 
and tea, instant at 20 ppm. Liquid chromatography with tandem mass 
spectrometry detection is used to measure and evaluate the residues of 
methoxyfenozide. Contact: RD.

    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a.

    Dated: October 2, 2017.
Delores Barber,
Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-25564 Filed 11-24-17; 8:45 am]
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