FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Nominations to the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Request for Comments, 3702-3704 [2018-01496]

Download as PDF 3702 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 18 / Friday, January 26, 2018 / Notices • 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: 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. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person’s name, division, and mail code. The division to contact is listed at the end of each application summary. 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). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. Registration Applications III. Notice of Receipt—New Uses 1. PP 5F8521. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2015– 0787). K–I Chemical USA, Inc., 11 Martine Ave., Suite 970, White Plains, NY 10606, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR 180.659 for residues of the herbicide pyroxasulfone (3-[(5-(difluoromethoxy)-1-methyl-3(trifluoromethyl) pyrazole-4ylmethylsulfonyl]-4,5-dihydro-5,5dimethyl-1,2-oxazole) and its metabolites in or on Crop Subgroup 1C, tuberous and corm vegetables (except granular/flakes and chips) at 0.05 part per million (ppm); Crop Group 3–07, bulb vegetables at 0.15 ppm; potatoes, granular/flakes at 0.3 ppm and potato chips at 0.06 ppm. The high performance liquid chromatography/ triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) methods has been proposed to enforce the tolerance expression for pyroxasulfone. Contact: RD. 2. File Symbol: 88144–R. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0581. Applicant: Armed Forces Pest Management Board, U.S. Army Garrison-Forest Glen, 2460 Linden Ln., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Active ingredient: Permethrin. Product type: Insecticide. Proposed use: Disinsection of Military Aircraft Only. Contact: RD. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: December 4, 2017. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–01500 Filed 1–25–18; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0602; FRL–9972–27] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Nominations to the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Request for Comments Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the provisions of FIFRA section 3(c)(4) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(4)), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications. Notice of receipt of these applications does not imply a decision by the Agency on these applications. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY This notice provides the names, addresses, and professional affiliations of persons recently nominated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Brief biographical sketches for the nominees are posted on the EPA website at https://www.epa.gov/sap. The Panel was created on November 28, 1975, and converted from a discretionary to a statutory Panel by amendment to FIFRA, dated October 25, 1988. The Agency, at this time, anticipates selecting four new members to serve on the panel as a result of membership terms that will expire in 2018. Public comments on the current nominations are invited, as these comments will be used to assist the Agency in selecting the new chartered Panel members. DATES: Comments identified by docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0602, must be received on or before February 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0602, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not electronically submit any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 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 https:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamue L. Gibson, M.S., DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 18 / Friday, January 26, 2018 / Notices Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–7642; email address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to persons who are or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) and FIFRA. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit CBI information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. If your comments contain any information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to obtain special instructions before submitting your comments. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at https://www.epa.gov/dockets/ comments.html. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Background Purpose of FIFRA SAP The FIFRA SAP serves as a scientific peer review mechanism of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) and is structured to provide independent scientific advice, information and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on pesticides and pesticide-related issues as to the impact of regulatory actions on health and the environment. FIFRA SAP is a Federal advisory committee established in 1975 under FIFRA that operates in accordance with requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, FIFRA Statutory Requirement). The FIFRA SAP is composed of a permanent panel consisting of seven members who are appointed by the EPA Administrator from nominees provided by the NIH and the NSF. FIFRA established a Science Review Board (SRB) consisting of at least 60 scientists who are available to FIFRA SAP on an ad hoc basis to assist in reviews conducted by FIFRA SAP. As a scientific peer review mechanism, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 FIFRA SAP provides comments, evaluations, and recommendations to improve the effectiveness and quality of analyses made by Agency scientists. Members of FIFRA SAP are scientists who have sufficient professional qualifications, including training and experience, to provide expert advice and recommendations to the Agency. The Agency, at this time, anticipates selecting four new members to serve on the panel as a result of membership terms that will expire in 2018. The Agency requested that NIH and NSF nominate experts for selection from the fields of human health risk assessment, including expertise in human exposure and physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, and expertise in toxicology and veterinary pathology; specifically, carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicology, and neurotoxicity. The Agency also noted that experts with specific experience in risk assessment and dose response analysis are preferred. Nominees should be well published and current in their fields of expertise. FIFRA further stipulates that the Agency publish the name, address and professional affiliation of the nominees in the Federal Register. III. Charter A Charter for the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel, dated October 17, 2016, was issued in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, 86 Stat. 770 (5 U.S.C. Appl. I). A. Qualifications of Members Members are scientists who have sufficient professional qualifications, including training and experience, to provide expert comments on the impact of pesticides on human health and the environment. No persons shall be ineligible to serve on the Panel by reason of their membership on any other advisory committee to a Federal department or agency, or their employment by a Federal department or agency (except the EPA). The Administrator appoints individuals to serve on the Panel for staggered terms of up to 3 years. Panel members are subject to the provisions of 5 CFR part 2635, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, which include rules regarding conflicts of interest. Each nominee selected by the Administrator, before being formally appointed, is required to submit a confidential statement of employment and financial interest, which shall fully disclose, among other financial PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3703 interests, the nominee’s sources of research support, if any. In accordance with section 25(d)(1) of FIFRA, the Administrator shall require nominees to the Panel to furnish information concerning their professional qualifications, including educational background, employment history, and scientific publications. B. Applicability of Existing Regulations With respect to the requirements of section 25(d) of FIFRA that the Administrator promulgate regulations regarding conflicts of interest, the Charter provides that EPA’s existing regulations applicable to Special Government Employees, which include advisory committee members, will apply to the members of the Scientific Advisory Panel. These regulations appear in 5 CFR part 2635. In addition, the Charter provides for open meetings with opportunities for public participation. C. Process of Obtaining Nominees In accordance with the provisions of section 25(d) of FIFRA, EPA on April 17, 2017, requested that the NIH and the NSF nominate scientists to fill vacancies occurring on the Panel. The Agency requested nominations of experts in the fields of human health risk assessment, including expertise in human exposure and physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, and expertise in toxicology and veterinary pathology; specifically, carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicology, and neurotoxicity. The Agency also noted that experts with specific experience with risk assessment and dose response analysis are preferred. NIH and NSF responded providing the Agency with a total of 37 nominees. Copies of the responses, with the listed nominees, are available in the public docket referenced in unit I.B.1. of this notice. Of the 37 nominees, 17 are interested and available to actively participate in SAP meetings (see Section IV. Nominees). One nominee, Dr. David Jett of NIH, is currently serving as a member of the FIFRA SAP and therefore is not listed. Of the current 37 nominees, the following 19 individuals are not available: 1. John Balmes, M.D., University of California-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA 2. David Bellinger, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 3. Nora Besansky, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 4. Kim Brouwer, Pharm.D., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 5. David Crews, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 6. David Eaton, Ph.D., University of E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 3704 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 18 / Friday, January 26, 2018 / Notices Washington, Seattle, WA 7. Mary Beth Genter, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 8. Robyn Gilden, Ph.D., RN, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 9. John Groopman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 10. Ramesh Gupta, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Murray State University, Murray, KY 11. Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 12. Paul Howard, Ph.D., (Retired), Food and Drug Administration, Chardon, OH 13. Germaine Buck Louis, Ph.D. M.S., Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 14. Melissa Perry, Sc.D., M.H.S., George Washington University, Washington, DC 15. Lisa Peterson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 16. Frank Raushel, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 17. Rick Relyea, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 18. Justin Teeguarden, Ph.D., Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA 19. Sarah Woodley, Ph.D., Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES IV. Nominees Following are the names, addresses, and professional affiliations of current nominees being considered for membership on the FIFRA SAP. The Agency anticipates selecting four individuals to fill vacancies occurring in 2018. Brief biographical sketches for the nominees are posted on the EPA website at https://www.epa.gov/sap. 1. Jonathan W. Boyd, Ph.D., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2. Robert E. Chapin, Ph.D., Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton, CT 3. Weihsueh A. Chiu, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 4. George B. Corcoran, Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 5. Nikolay M. Filipov, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA 6. Paul M. Foster, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Durham, NC 7. John T. Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA 8. William C. Griffith, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA 9. William K. Karasov, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 10. Francisco J. Leyva, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.M., National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD 11. Michael A. Malfatti, Ph.D., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 12. Daniel K. Nomura, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 13. David Peden, Ph.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 14. Beate R. Ritz, M.D., Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 15. Christopher P. Weis, Ph.D., National VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 16. Clifford P. Weisel, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 17. Raymond S.H. Yang, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.; 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq. Dated: January 11, 2018. Stanley Barone Jr., Acting Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–01496 Filed 1–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0693; FRL–9972–65] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting and Nominations of Ad Hoc Panel Members Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: There will be a 3-day inperson meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Methods for Efficacy Testing of Premises and Soil Treatment for Fire Ant Pesticides. There will also be a 3-hour preparatory virtual meeting of the FIFRA SAP to be conducted via webcast using Adobe Connect and telephone conferencing. Registration will be required to attend this virtual meeting. The date and registration instructions for the virtual meeting will be available on the FIFRA SAP website http://www.epa.gov/sap by late February to mid-March. DATES: The virtual preparatory meeting will be announced in a future Federal Register Notice and on http://www/ epa.gov/sap.The in-person meeting will be held on May 8 to May 10, 2018, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Comments. Written comments on all docketed materials should be submitted on or before March 19, 2018. FIFRA SAP may not be able to fully consider written comments submitted after March 19, 2018. Requests to make oral comments should be submitted on or before April 16, 2018 by contacting the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before February 26, 2018. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Webcast. The in-person meeting may be webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP website at http://www.epa.gov/ scipoly/sap for information on how to access the webcast. Please note that the webcast is a supplementary public process provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting in webcasting outages, the meeting will continue as planned. Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to allow EPA time to process your request. ADDRESSES: Meeting: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0693, 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. Nominations, requests to present oral comments, and requests for special accommodations. Submit nominations to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP, requests for special accommodations, or requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Marquea D. King, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 202–564–3626; email address: king.marquea@epa.gov. You may also subscribe to the following listservs to be notified when notices regarding this and E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0602; FRL-9972-27]


FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Nominations to the FIFRA 
Scientific Advisory Panel; Request for Comments

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice provides the names, addresses, and professional 
affiliations of persons recently nominated by the National Institutes 
of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve on 
the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Brief 
biographical sketches for the nominees are posted on the EPA website at 
https://www.epa.gov/sap. The Panel was created on November 28, 1975, 
and converted from a discretionary to a statutory Panel by amendment to 
FIFRA, dated October 25, 1988. The Agency, at this time, anticipates 
selecting four new members to serve on the panel as a result of 
membership terms that will expire in 2018. Public comments on the 
current nominations are invited, as these comments will be used to 
assist the Agency in selecting the new chartered Panel members.

DATES: Comments identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0602, 
must be received on or before February 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0602, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not 
electronically submit any information you consider to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or 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 https://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamue L. Gibson, M.S., DFO, Office of 
Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW,

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Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-7642; 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. This action may, 
however, be of interest to persons who are or may be required to 
conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, 
and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) and FIFRA. Since other entities may also be 
interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific 
entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit CBI information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or email. If your comments contain any information that 
you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected, please contact the DFO 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to obtain special 
instructions before submitting your comments.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting 
your comments, see the commenting tips at https://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.

II. Background

Purpose of FIFRA SAP
    The FIFRA SAP serves as a scientific peer review mechanism of EPA's 
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) and is 
structured to provide independent scientific advice, information and 
recommendations to the EPA Administrator on pesticides and pesticide-
related issues as to the impact of regulatory actions on health and the 
environment. FIFRA SAP is a Federal advisory committee established in 
1975 under FIFRA that operates in accordance with requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, FIFRA Statutory 
Requirement). The FIFRA SAP is composed of a permanent panel consisting 
of seven members who are appointed by the EPA Administrator from 
nominees provided by the NIH and the NSF. FIFRA established a Science 
Review Board (SRB) consisting of at least 60 scientists who are 
available to FIFRA SAP on an ad hoc basis to assist in reviews 
conducted by FIFRA SAP. As a scientific peer review mechanism, FIFRA 
SAP provides comments, evaluations, and recommendations to improve the 
effectiveness and quality of analyses made by Agency scientists. 
Members of FIFRA SAP are scientists who have sufficient professional 
qualifications, including training and experience, to provide expert 
advice and recommendations to the Agency.
    The Agency, at this time, anticipates selecting four new members to 
serve on the panel as a result of membership terms that will expire in 
2018. The Agency requested that NIH and NSF nominate experts for 
selection from the fields of human health risk assessment, including 
expertise in human exposure and physiologically-based pharmacokinetic 
(PBPK) modeling, and expertise in toxicology and veterinary pathology; 
specifically, carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental 
toxicology, and neurotoxicity. The Agency also noted that experts with 
specific experience in risk assessment and dose response analysis are 
preferred.
    Nominees should be well published and current in their fields of 
expertise. FIFRA further stipulates that the Agency publish the name, 
address and professional affiliation of the nominees in the Federal 
Register.

III. Charter

    A Charter for the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel, dated October 
17, 2016, was issued in accordance with the requirements of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770 (5 U.S.C. Appl. 
I).

A. Qualifications of Members

    Members are scientists who have sufficient professional 
qualifications, including training and experience, to provide expert 
comments on the impact of pesticides on human health and the 
environment. No persons shall be ineligible to serve on the Panel by 
reason of their membership on any other advisory committee to a Federal 
department or agency, or their employment by a Federal department or 
agency (except the EPA). The Administrator appoints individuals to 
serve on the Panel for staggered terms of up to 3 years. Panel members 
are subject to the provisions of 5 CFR part 2635, Standards of Ethical 
Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, which include rules 
regarding conflicts of interest. Each nominee selected by the 
Administrator, before being formally appointed, is required to submit a 
confidential statement of employment and financial interest, which 
shall fully disclose, among other financial interests, the nominee's 
sources of research support, if any.
    In accordance with section 25(d)(1) of FIFRA, the Administrator 
shall require nominees to the Panel to furnish information concerning 
their professional qualifications, including educational background, 
employment history, and scientific publications.

B. Applicability of Existing Regulations

    With respect to the requirements of section 25(d) of FIFRA that the 
Administrator promulgate regulations regarding conflicts of interest, 
the Charter provides that EPA's existing regulations applicable to 
Special Government Employees, which include advisory committee members, 
will apply to the members of the Scientific Advisory Panel. These 
regulations appear in 5 CFR part 2635. In addition, the Charter 
provides for open meetings with opportunities for public participation.

C. Process of Obtaining Nominees

    In accordance with the provisions of section 25(d) of FIFRA, EPA on 
April 17, 2017, requested that the NIH and the NSF nominate scientists 
to fill vacancies occurring on the Panel. The Agency requested 
nominations of experts in the fields of human health risk assessment, 
including expertise in human exposure and physiologically-based 
pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, and expertise in toxicology and 
veterinary pathology; specifically, carcinogenicity, reproductive and 
developmental toxicology, and neurotoxicity. The Agency also noted that 
experts with specific experience with risk assessment and dose response 
analysis are preferred. NIH and NSF responded providing the Agency with 
a total of 37 nominees. Copies of the responses, with the listed 
nominees, are available in the public docket referenced in unit I.B.1. 
of this notice. Of the 37 nominees, 17 are interested and available to 
actively participate in SAP meetings (see Section IV. Nominees). One 
nominee, Dr. David Jett of NIH, is currently serving as a member of the 
FIFRA SAP and therefore is not listed. Of the current 37 nominees, the 
following 19 individuals are not available:

1. John Balmes, M.D., University of California-Berkeley, San 
Francisco, CA
2. David Bellinger, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
3. Nora Besansky, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
4. Kim Brouwer, Pharm.D., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
5. David Crews, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
6. David Eaton, Ph.D., University of

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Washington, Seattle, WA
7. Mary Beth Genter, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati College of 
Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
8. Robyn Gilden, Ph.D., RN, University of Maryland School of 
Nursing, Baltimore, MD
9. John Groopman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
10. Ramesh Gupta, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Murray State University, 
Murray, KY
11. Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
12. Paul Howard, Ph.D., (Retired), Food and Drug Administration, 
Chardon, OH
13. Germaine Buck Louis, Ph.D. M.S., Eunice Kennedy Shriver National 
Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
14. Melissa Perry, Sc.D., M.H.S., George Washington University, 
Washington, DC
15. Lisa Peterson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
16. Frank Raushel, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
17. Rick Relyea, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
18. Justin Teeguarden, Ph.D., Pacific Northwest Laboratories, 
Richland, WA
19. Sarah Woodley, Ph.D., Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA

IV. Nominees

    Following are the names, addresses, and professional affiliations 
of current nominees being considered for membership on the FIFRA SAP. 
The Agency anticipates selecting four individuals to fill vacancies 
occurring in 2018. Brief biographical sketches for the nominees are 
posted on the EPA website at https://www.epa.gov/sap.

1. Jonathan W. Boyd, Ph.D., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2. Robert E. Chapin, Ph.D., Pfizer Global Research and Development, 
Groton, CT
3. Weihsueh A. Chiu, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, 
TX
4. George B. Corcoran, Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
5. Nikolay M. Filipov, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA
6. Paul M. Foster, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Durham, NC
7. John T. Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburg, 
Pittsburg, PA
8. William C. Griffith, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA
9. William K. Karasov, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
Madison, WI
10. Francisco J. Leyva, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.M., National Institutes of 
Health, Rockville, MD
11. Michael A. Malfatti, Ph.D., Lawrence Livermore National 
Laboratory, Livermore, CA
12. Daniel K. Nomura, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA
13. David Peden, Ph.D., University of North Carolina School of 
Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
14. Beate R. Ritz, M.D., Ph.D., University of California-Los 
Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
15. Christopher P. Weis, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, 
Bethesda, MD
16. Clifford P. Weisel, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
17. Raymond S.H. Yang, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort 
Collins, CO


    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.; 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.

     Dated: January 11, 2018.
Stanley Barone Jr.,
Acting Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-01496 Filed 1-25-18; 8:45 am]
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