Registration Review; Biopesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment, 60990-60991 [2017-27812]

Download as PDF 60990 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0663; FRL–9963–71] Registration Review; Biopesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. 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. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. 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 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments identified by the docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the table in Unit III.A., 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: Robert McNally, Biopesticides ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov. Also include the docket ID number listed in the table in Unit III.A. for the pesticide of interest. For general information contact: Kevin Costello, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–5026; fax number: (703) 308–8090; email address: costello.kevin@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. I. General Information EPA is initiating its reviews of the pesticides identified in this document pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136a(g)) 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. 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, farmworker, 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. 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 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Authority III. Registration Reviews A. What action is the Agency taking? As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is reviewing the pesticide registrations identified in the table in this unit to assure that they continue to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration—that is, they can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. A pesticide’s registration review begins when the Agency establishes a docket for the pesticide’s registration review case and opens the docket for public review and comment. At present, EPA is opening registration review dockets for the cases identified in the following table. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 60991 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices TABLE 1—REGISTRATION REVIEW DOCKETS OPENING Registration review case name and No. Docket ID No. Black Pepper (Case Number 6004) ............................................................................................................................... 2-Butanone, 4(4-(acetyloxy)phenyl)-,acetate (Cuelure) (Case Number 6201) .............................................................. Diallyl Sulfides (DADs) (Case Number 6069) ................................................................................................................ German Cockroach Pheromone (Case Number 6023) .................................................................................................. (3S,6S) & (3S,6R)-3-methyl-6- isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl-acetate (Methyl Isopropenyl) (Case Number 6090) ............ Citronellol (Case Number 6086) ..................................................................................................................................... Yeast Extract Hydrolysate (Case Number 6081) ........................................................................................................... Quinoa Saponins (Case Number 6200) ......................................................................................................................... Quillaja Extract (Quillaja Saponaria) (Case Number 6512) ........................................................................................... Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant (Case Number 6085) ........................................................................................................... Sodium Percarbonate (Case Number 6059) .................................................................................................................. Fatty Acid Monoesters (Case Number 6016) ................................................................................................................. Potassium silicate (Case Number 6204) ........................................................................................................................ Salicylic acid and Methyl Salicylate (Case Number 4080) ............................................................................................ Anthraquinone (Case Number 6054) ............................................................................................................................. Pantoea agglomerans (Case Numbers 6506 and 6507) ............................................................................................... Pythium oligandrum DV74 (Case Number 6511) ........................................................................................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0262 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0221 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0325 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0261 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0253 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0250 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0282 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0274 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0230 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0275 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0354 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0353 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0329 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0328 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0326 EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0685 EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0393 This document also announces the Agency’s intent not to open registration review dockets for Fish Oils (case #6078), Muscodor albus QST 20799 (case #6303), and Sodium Silver Thiosulfate (case #6037). These pesticides do not currently have any registered pesticide products and are not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES B. Docket Content 1. Review dockets. The registration review dockets contain information that the Agency may consider in the course of the registration review. The Agency may include information from its files including, but not limited to, the following information: • An overview of the registration review case status. • A list of current product registrations and registrants. • Federal Register notices regarding any pending registration actions. • Federal Register notices regarding current or pending tolerances. • Risk assessments. • Bibliographies concerning current registrations. • Summaries of incident data. • Any other pertinent data or information. Each docket contains a document summarizing what the Agency currently knows about the pesticide case and a preliminary work plan for anticipated data and assessment needs. Additional documents provide more detailed information. During this public comment period, the Agency is asking that interested persons identify any additional information they believe the Agency should consider during the registration reviews of these pesticides. The Agency identifies in each docket the areas where public comment is VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 specifically requested, though comment in any area is welcome. 2. Other related information. More information on these cases, including the active ingredients for each case, may be located in the registration review schedule on the Agency’s website at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/schedule.htm. Information on the Agency’s registration review program and its implementing regulation may be seen at http:// www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_ review. 3. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: December 6, 2017. Robert McNally, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–27812 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0332; FRL–9972– 13–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Small Industrial-CommercialInstitutional Steam Generating Units (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0663; FRL-9963-71]


Registration Review; Biopesticide Dockets Opened for Review and 
Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period 
for several registration reviews. 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. Registration review 
dockets contain information that will assist the public in 
understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may 
consider during the course of registration reviews. 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 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments identified by the docket identification 
(ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the 
table in Unit III.A., 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: Robert McNally, 
Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; main telephone number: (703) 305-
7090; email address: [email protected]. Also include the docket ID 
number listed in the table in Unit III.A. for the pesticide of 
interest.
    For general information contact: Kevin Costello, Pesticide Re-
Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5026; fax number: (703) 308-
8090; 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, farmworker, 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.

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. Authority

    EPA is initiating its reviews of the pesticides identified in this 
document pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136a(g)) 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.

III. Registration Reviews

A. What action is the Agency taking?

    As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is reviewing the pesticide 
registrations identified in the table in this unit to assure that they 
continue to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration--that is, they 
can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health 
or the environment. A pesticide's registration review begins when the 
Agency establishes a docket for the pesticide's registration review 
case and opens the docket for public review and comment. At present, 
EPA is opening registration review dockets for the cases identified in 
the following table.

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              Table 1--Registration Review Dockets Opening
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 Registration review case name and
                No.                             Docket ID No.
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Black Pepper (Case Number 6004)...  EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0262
2-Butanone, 4(4-(acetyloxy)phenyl)- EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0221
 ,acetate (Cuelure) (Case Number
 6201).
Diallyl Sulfides (DADs) (Case       EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0325
 Number 6069).
German Cockroach Pheromone (Case    EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0261
 Number 6023).
(3S,6S) & (3S,6R)-3-methyl-6-       EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0253
 isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl-acetate
 (Methyl Isopropenyl) (Case Number
 6090).
Citronellol (Case Number 6086)....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0250
Yeast Extract Hydrolysate (Case     EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0282
 Number 6081).
Quinoa Saponins (Case Number 6200)  EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0274
Quillaja Extract (Quillaja          EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0230
 Saponaria) (Case Number 6512).
Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant (Case     EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0275
 Number 6085).
Sodium Percarbonate (Case Number    EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0354
 6059).
Fatty Acid Monoesters (Case Number  EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0353
 6016).
Potassium silicate (Case Number     EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0329
 6204).
Salicylic acid and Methyl           EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0328
 Salicylate (Case Number 4080).
Anthraquinone (Case Number 6054)..  EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0326
Pantoea agglomerans (Case Numbers   EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0685
 6506 and 6507).
Pythium oligandrum DV74 (Case       EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0393
 Number 6511).
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    This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open 
registration review dockets for Fish Oils (case #6078), Muscodor albus 
QST 20799 (case #6303), and Sodium Silver Thiosulfate (case #6037). 
These pesticides do not currently have any registered pesticide 
products and are not, therefore, scheduled for review under the 
registration review program.

B. Docket Content

    1. Review dockets. The registration review dockets contain 
information that the Agency may consider in the course of the 
registration review. The Agency may include information from its files 
including, but not limited to, the following information:
     An overview of the registration review case status.
     A list of current product registrations and registrants.
     Federal Register notices regarding any pending 
registration actions.
     Federal Register notices regarding current or pending 
tolerances.
     Risk assessments.
     Bibliographies concerning current registrations.
     Summaries of incident data.
     Any other pertinent data or information.
    Each docket contains a document summarizing what the Agency 
currently knows about the pesticide case and a preliminary work plan 
for anticipated data and assessment needs. Additional documents provide 
more detailed information. During this public comment period, the 
Agency is asking that interested persons identify any additional 
information they believe the Agency should consider during the 
registration reviews of these pesticides. The Agency identifies in each 
docket the areas where public comment is specifically requested, though 
comment in any area is welcome.
    2. Other related information. More information on these cases, 
including the active ingredients for each case, may be located in the 
registration review schedule on the Agency's website at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/schedule.htm. Information on 
the Agency's registration review program and its implementing 
regulation may be seen at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review.
    3. 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: December 6, 2017.
Robert McNally,
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-27812 Filed 12-22-17; 8:45 am]
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