Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability, 59596-59597 [2017-27098]

Download as PDF 59596 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY the specific pesticide of interest provided in the Table in Unit IV, 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 IV. For general questions on the registration review program, contact: Dana Friedman, 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: friedman.dana@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0794; 9970–53] I. General Information DOE will permit, as time permits, other participants to comment briefly on any general statements. At the end of all prepared statements on a topic, DOE will permit participants to clarify their statements briefly and comment on statements made by others. Participants should be prepared to answer questions by DOE and by other participants concerning these issues. DOE representatives may also ask questions of participants concerning other relevant matters. The official conducting the public meeting will accept additional comments or questions from those attending, as time permits. The presiding official will announce any further procedural rules or modification of the above procedures that may be needed for the proper conduct of the public meeting. A transcript of the public meeting will be included on DOE’s website: https:// energy.gov/eere/buildings/appliancestandards-and-rulemaking-federaladvisory-committee. In addition, any person may buy a copy of the transcript from the transcribing reporter. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 5, 2017. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2017–27072 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; 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 review of abamectin, buprofezin, chlorpropham, emamectin benzoate, fludioxonil, fluopicolide, fluridone, methiocarb, norflurazon, oryzalin, PBO (piperonyl buotoxide), pyriproxyfen, and quinoxyfen. This notice also announces the availability of EPA’s draft human health risk assessments for the registration review of 2,4-D, bifenthrin, and cyfluthrins. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, to the docket identification (ID) number for sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 IV. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Background 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, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed comprehensive draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for all pesticides listed in the Table in Unit IV. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA may issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing a proposed registration review decision for the pesticides listed in the Table in Unit IV. 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. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices III. Authority EPA is conducting its registration review of the chemicals listed in the Table in Unit IV pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Procedural Regulations for Registration Review at 40 CFR part 155, subpart C. Section 3(g) of FIFRA provides, among other things, that the registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years. Under FIFRA, a pesticide product may be registered or remain registered only if it meets the statutory standard for registration given in FIFRA section 3(c)(5) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(5)). When used in accordance with widespread and commonly recognized practice, the pesticide product must perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on the environment; that is, without any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, or a human dietary risk from residues that result from the use of a pesticide in or on food. 59597 IV. Registration Reviews As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is reviewing the pesticide registration for the pesticides listed in the Table to ensure that it continues to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration—that is, that these chemicals can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. TABLE—DRAFT RISK ASSESSMENTS BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Docket ID No. 2,4-D, Case 0073 ...................................... Abamectin, Case 7430 .............................. Bifenthrin, Case 7402 ................................ Buprofezin, Case 7462 .............................. Chlorpropham, Case 0271 ........................ Cyfluthrins, Case 7405 .............................. Emamectin Benzoate, Case 7607 ............. Fludioxonil, Case 7017 .............................. Fluopicolide, Case 7055 ............................ Fluridone, Case 7200 ................................ Methiocarb, Case 0577 ............................. Norflurazon, Case 0229 ............................ Oryzalin, Case 0186 .................................. PBO (piperonyl butoxide), Case 2525 ...... Pyriproxyfen, Case 7424 ........................... Quinoxyfen, Case 7037 ............................. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Registration review case name and No. EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0330 EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0360 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0384 EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0373 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0923 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0684 EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0483 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–1067 EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0037 EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0160 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0278 EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0565 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0940 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0498 EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0677 EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0771 Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.53(c), EPA is providing an opportunity, through this notice of availability, for interested parties to provide comments and input concerning the Agency’s draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the pesticides listed in the Table in Unit IV. For abamectin and emamectin benzoate, EPA is issuing a revised cumulative screening risk assessment in addition to chemicalspecific ecological and human health risk assessments. For the pyrethroids bifenthrin and cyfluthrins, the ecological assessment for all of the pyrethroids was previously published for comment in the Federal Register in November 29, 2016 (81 FR 85952; FRL– 9953–53); EPA is now publishing the single chemical human health risk assessments for bifenthrin and cyfluthrins. For 2,4–D, the ecological assessment was previously published for comment in the Federal Register in May 25, 2017 (82 FR 24117; FRL–9957– 98); EPA is now publishing the human health risk assessment for 2,4–D. The Agency will consider all comments received during the public comment period and make changes, as appropriate, to a draft human health and/or ecological risk assessment. EPA may then issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 Chemical review manager and contact information Christian Bongard, Bongard.christian@epa.gov, (703) 347–0337. Julie Javier, Javier.julie@epa.gov, (703) 347–0790. Jordan Page, Page.jordan@epa.gov, (703) 347–0467. Patricia Biggio, Biggio.patricia@epa.gov, (703) 347–0547. Marianne Mannix, mannix.marianne@epa.gov, (703) 347–0275. Garland Waleko, Waleko.garland@epa.gov, (703) 308–8049. Susan Bartow, bartow.susan@epa.gov, (703) 603–0065. Patricia Biggio, Biggio.patricia@epa.gov, (703) 347–0547. Thomas Harty, Harty.thomas@epa.gov, (703) 347–0338. Leigh Rimmer, Rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, 703–347–0553. Veronica Dutch, Dutch.veronica@epa.gov, 703–308–8585. Moana Appleyard, Appleyard.moana@epa.gov, (703) 308–8175. Christina Scheltema, Scheltema.christina@epa.gov, (703) 308–2201. Mark Baldwin, Baldwin.marka@epa.gov, (703) 308–0504. Caitlin Newcamp, Newcamp.caitlin@epa.gov, (703) 347–0325. Katherine St. Clair, Stclair.katherine@epa.gov, (703) 347–8778. draft risk assessment, and respond to comments. 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. • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: November 20, 2017. Yu-Ting Guilaran, Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0794; 9970-53]


Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk 
Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human 
health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of 
abamectin, buprofezin, chlorpropham, emamectin benzoate, fludioxonil, 
fluopicolide, fluridone, methiocarb, norflurazon, oryzalin, PBO 
(piperonyl buotoxide), pyriproxyfen, and quinoxyfen. This notice also 
announces the availability of EPA's draft human health risk assessments 
for the registration review of 2,4-D, bifenthrin, and cyfluthrins.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, to the docket identification (ID) 
number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the Table in 
Unit IV, 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 
IV.
    For general questions on the registration review program, contact: 
Dana Friedman, 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: [email protected].

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 IV.

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. Background

    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, the pesticide can perform 
its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human 
health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, 
the Agency has completed comprehensive draft human health and/or 
ecological risk assessments for all pesticides listed in the Table in 
Unit IV. After reviewing comments received during the public comment 
period, EPA may issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to 
the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request 
public input on risk mitigation before completing a proposed 
registration review decision for the pesticides listed in the Table in 
Unit IV. 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.

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III. Authority

    EPA is conducting its registration review of the chemicals listed 
in the Table in Unit IV pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Procedural 
Regulations for Registration Review at 40 CFR part 155, subpart C. 
Section 3(g) of FIFRA provides, among other things, that the 
registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years. Under 
FIFRA, a pesticide product may be registered or remain registered only 
if it meets the statutory standard for registration given in FIFRA 
section 3(c)(5) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(5)). When used in accordance with 
widespread and commonly recognized practice, the pesticide product must 
perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on 
the environment; that is, without any unreasonable risk to man or the 
environment, or a human dietary risk from residues that result from the 
use of a pesticide in or on food.

IV. Registration Reviews

    As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is reviewing the pesticide 
registration for the pesticides listed in the Table to ensure that it 
continues to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration--that is, that 
these chemicals can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects 
on human health or the environment.

                      Table--Draft Risk Assessments Being Made Available for Public Comment
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                                                                                    Chemical review manager and
Registration review case name and No.                 Docket ID No.                     contact information
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2,4-D, Case 0073.....................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0330                        Christian Bongard,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 347-0337.
Abamectin, Case 7430.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0360                        Julie Javier,
                                                                                    [email protected], (703)
                                                                                    347-0790.
Bifenthrin, Case 7402................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0384                        Jordan Page,
                                                                                    [email protected], (703)
                                                                                    347-0467.
Buprofezin, Case 7462................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0373                        Patricia Biggio,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 347-0547.
Chlorpropham, Case 0271..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0923                        Marianne Mannix,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 347-0275.
Cyfluthrins, Case 7405...............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0684                        Garland Waleko,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 308-8049.
Emamectin Benzoate, Case 7607........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0483                        Susan Bartow,
                                                                                    [email protected], (703)
                                                                                    603-0065.
Fludioxonil, Case 7017...............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-1067                        Patricia Biggio,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 347-0547.
Fluopicolide, Case 7055..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0037                        Thomas Harty,
                                                                                    [email protected], (703)
                                                                                    347-0338.
Fluridone, Case 7200.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0160                        Leigh Rimmer,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    347-0553.
Methiocarb, Case 0577................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0278                        Veronica Dutch,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    308-8585.
Norflurazon, Case 0229...............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0565                        Moana Appleyard,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 308-8175.
Oryzalin, Case 0186..................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0940                        Christina Scheltema,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 308-2201.
PBO (piperonyl butoxide), Case 2525..  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0498                        Mark Baldwin,
                                                                                    [email protected], (703)
                                                                                    308-0504.
Pyriproxyfen, Case 7424..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0677                        Caitlin Newcamp,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 347-0325.
Quinoxyfen, Case 7037................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0771                        Katherine St. Clair,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    (703) 347-8778.
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    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.53(c), EPA is providing an opportunity, 
through this notice of availability, for interested parties to provide 
comments and input concerning the Agency's draft human health and/or 
ecological risk assessments for the pesticides listed in the Table in 
Unit IV. For abamectin and emamectin benzoate, EPA is issuing a revised 
cumulative screening risk assessment in addition to chemical-specific 
ecological and human health risk assessments. For the pyrethroids 
bifenthrin and cyfluthrins, the ecological assessment for all of the 
pyrethroids was previously published for comment in the Federal 
Register in November 29, 2016 (81 FR 85952; FRL-9953-53); EPA is now 
publishing the single chemical human health risk assessments for 
bifenthrin and cyfluthrins. For 2,4-D, the ecological assessment was 
previously published for comment in the Federal Register in May 25, 
2017 (82 FR 24117; FRL-9957-98); EPA is now publishing the human health 
risk assessment for 2,4-D. The Agency will consider all comments 
received during the public comment period and make changes, as 
appropriate, to a draft human health and/or ecological risk assessment. 
EPA may then issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to 
the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments.
    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.
     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: November 20, 2017.
Yu-Ting Guilaran,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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