Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability, 59599-59600 [2017-27100]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices 59599 numbers of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit. TABLE 2—REGISTRANTS OF CANCELLED PRODUCTS EPA company No. Company name and address 279 ..................................................................................... 42750 ................................................................................. 62719 ................................................................................. 66171 ................................................................................. III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments in response to the Federal Register notice of April 10, 2017 (82 FR 17258) (FRL– 9959–67) announcing the Agency’s receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellations of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES IV. Cancellation Order Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f) (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellations of the registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency hereby orders that the product registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II are canceled. The effective date of the cancellations that are the subject of this notice is December 15, 2017. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II in a manner inconsistent with any of the provisions for disposition of existing stocks set forth in Unit VI will be a violation of FIFRA. V. What is the Agency’s authority for taking this action? Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1)) provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, following the public comment period, the EPA Administrator may approve such a request. The notice of receipt for this action was published for comment in the Federal Register of April 10, 2017. The comment period closed on October 10, 2017. VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Albaugh, LLC, P.O. Box 2127, Valdosta, GA 31604–2127. Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268–1054. Preserve International, 944 Nandino Blvd., Lexington, KY 40511. which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. The existing stocks provisions for the products subject to this order are as follows. The registrants may continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II until December 17, 2018, which is 1 year after the publication of the Cancellation Order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, the registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing products listed in Table 1, except for export in accordance with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 1360), or proper disposal. Persons other than the registrants may sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II until existing stocks are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled products. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: November 14, 2017. Hamaad A. Syed, Acting Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–27093 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0729; FRL–9970–52] Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: Cloransulammethyl, cymoxanil, cyprodinil, diethylene glycol monomethyl ether SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (DGME), dimethomorph, fomesafen, kresoxim-methyl, metalaxyl & mefenoxam, and the mineral acids. 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 February 13, 2018. 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: Dana Friedman, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 59600 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–8827; email address: friedman.dana@epa.gov. to a particular entity, consult the Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the table in Unit II. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 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 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. For cloransulammethyl, this notice also opens a comment period on the draft human health and ecological risk assessments. TABLE—REGISTRATION REVIEW PROPOSED INTERIM DECISIONS BEING ISSUED Docket ID No. Cloransulam-methyl, Case 7243 ...................... Cymoxanil, Case 7023 ..................................... Cyprodinil, Case 7025 ...................................... Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (DGME), Case 5010. Dimethomorph, Case 7021 ............................... Fomesafen, Case 7211 .................................... Kresoxim-methyl, Case 7026 ........................... Metalaxyl and Mefenoxam, Case 0081 ............ Mineral Acids, Case 4064 ................................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Registration review case name and No. EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0855 EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0148 EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–1008 EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0694 Patricia Biggio, biggio.patricia@epa.gov, 703–347–0547. Moana Appleyard, appleyard.moana@epa.gov, 703–308–8175. Cathryn Britton, britton.cathryn@epa.gov, 703–308–0136. Stephen Savage, savage.stephen@epa.gov, 703–347–0345. EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0045 EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0239 EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0861 EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0863 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0766 Linsey Walsh, walsh.linsey@epa.gov, 703–347–8030. Leigh Rimmer, rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, 703–347–0553. Bilin Basu, basu.bilin@epa.gov, 703–347–0455. Leigh Rimmer, rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, 703–347–0553. Rachel Ricciardi, ricciardi.rachel@epa.gov, 703–347–0465. Cathryn Britton, britton.cathryn@epa.gov, 703–308–0136. The registration review docket for a pesticide includes earlier documents related to the registration review case. For example, the review opened with 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Chemical review manager and contact information Sfmt 9990 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: November 27, 2017. Charles Smith, Acting Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–27100 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 240 (Friday, December 15, 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-2016-0729; FRL-9970-52]


Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions 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 proposed 
interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment 
period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: 
Cloransulam-methyl, cymoxanil, cyprodinil, diethylene glycol monomethyl 
ether (DGME), dimethomorph, fomesafen, kresoxim-methyl, metalaxyl & 
mefenoxam, and the mineral acids. 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 February 13, 2018.

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: Dana Friedman, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection

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Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 347-8827; 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 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. For cloransulam-
methyl, this notice also opens a comment period on the draft human 
health and ecological risk assessments.

                       Table--Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions Being Issued
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                                                                                    Chemical review manager and
Registration review case name and No.                 Docket ID No.                     contact information
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Cloransulam-methyl, Case 7243........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0855                        Patricia Biggio,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    347-0547.
Cymoxanil, Case 7023.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0148                        Moana Appleyard,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    308-8175.
Cyprodinil, Case 7025................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1008                        Cathryn Britton,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    308-0136.
Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether     EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0694                        Stephen Savage,
 (DGME), Case 5010.                                                                 [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    347-0345.
Dimethomorph, Case 7021..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0045                        Linsey Walsh,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    347-8030.
Fomesafen, Case 7211.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0239                        Leigh Rimmer,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    347-0553.
Kresoxim-methyl, Case 7026...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0861                        Bilin Basu,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-347-
                                                                                    0455.
Metalaxyl and Mefenoxam, Case 0081...  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0863                        Leigh Rimmer,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    347-0553.
Mineral Acids, Case 4064.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0766                        Rachel Ricciardi,
                                                                                    [email protected],
                                                                                    703-347-0465.
                                                                                   Cathryn Britton,
                                                                                    [email protected], 703-
                                                                                    308-0136.
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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 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: November 27, 2017.
Charles Smith,
Acting Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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