Interim Registration Review Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability, 19060-19061 [2018-09203]

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[FR Doc. 2018–09215 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9977–35—Region 3] Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition To Object to Title V Permit for Wheelabrator Frackville Energy; Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final action. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated April 6, 2018, denying a petition to object to a title V operating permit, issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to the Wheelabrator Frackville Energy facility in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Order responds to a December 4, 2017 petition. The petition was submitted by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and the Sierra Club (Petitioners). This Order constitutes final action on that petition requesting that the Administrator object to the issuance of the proposed CAA title V permit. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Order, the petition, and all pertinent information relating thereto are on file at the following location: EPA, Region III, Air Protection Division (APD), 1650 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. EPA requests that, if at all possible, you contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to view copies of the final Order, petition, and other supporting information. You may view the hard copies Monday through Friday, amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. If you wish to examine these documents, you should make an appointment at least 24 hours before the visiting day. The final Order is also available electronically at the following website: https://www.epa.gov/title-voperating-permits/title-v-petitiondatabase. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Talley, Air Protection Division, EPA Region III, telephone (215) 814– 2117, or by email at talley.david@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CAA affords EPA a 45-day period to review and object to, as appropriate, operating permits proposed by state permitting authorities. Section 505(b)(2) of the CAA authorizes any person to petition the EPA Administrator within 60 days after the expiration of this review period to object to a state operating permit if EPA has not done so. Petitions must be based only on objections raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise these issues during the comment period or that the grounds for objection or other issue arose after the comment period. The December 4, 2017 petition requested that the Administrator object to the proposed title V operating permit issued by PADEP (Permit No. 54–00005) on the grounds that the proposed permit did not contain adequate monitoring and testing requirements to demonstrate compliance with the particulate matter (PM) emission limits contained in the permit. The Order denies the Petitioners’ claims, finding that the Petitioners failed to demonstrate that the Permit’s monitoring requirements for PM emissions are not adequate to assure compliance with the applicable PM emission limit, and explains the rationale behind EPA’s decision. Dated: April 19, 2018. Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. 2018–09208 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0751; FRL–9976–82] Interim Registration Review Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice announces the availability of EPA’s interim registration review decision for the following chemicals: BT corn coleopteran PIP, BT corn lepidopteran PIP, clodinafoppropargyl, cyprodinil, diethylene glycol monomethyl ether (DGME), dimethomorph, fomesafen, metalaxyl/ mefenoxam, methoxyfenozide, mineral acids, nitrapyrin, noviflumuron, pendimethalin, potassium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite, and verbenone. It also announces the case closures for boll weevil attractant (Case 6044 and Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0335) and octanoate esters (Case 6027 and Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2017–0087), because the last U.S. registrations for these pesticides have been canceled. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 pesticide specific contact person listed under 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 information 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) 347–8827; email address: friedman.dana@epa.gov. 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 interim decisions for all pesticides listed in the Table in E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 19061 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / Notices 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. 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. What action is the Agency taking? Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this notice announces the availability of EPA’s interim registration review decisions for the pesticides shown in the following table. The interim registration review decisions are supported by rationales included in the docket established for each chemical. TABLE—REGISTRATION REVIEW INTERIM DECISIONS BEING ISSUED Registration review case name and No. Docket ID No. Chemical review manager and contact information EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0584 BT Corn Lepidopteran PIP Case 6501 ........................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0584 Clodinafop-propargyl Case 7250 .................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0424 Cyprodinil Case 7025 ..................................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–1008 Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (DGME) Case 5010. Dimethomorph Case 7021 .............................................. EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0694 EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0045 Fomesafen Case 7211 ................................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0239 Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam Case 0081 .................................. EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0863 Methoxyfenozide Case 7431 .......................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0663 Mineral Acids Case 4064 ................................................ EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0766 Nitrapyrin Case 0213 ...................................................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0170 Noviflumuron Case 7434 ................................................ EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0566 Pendimethalin Case 0187 ............................................... Potassium Hypochlorite Case 5076 ............................... EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0219 EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0157 Sodium Hypochlorite and Calcium Hypochlorite Case 0029. Verbenone Case 6031 .................................................... amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES BT Corn Coleopteran PIP Case 6502 ............................ EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0004 The proposed interim registration review decisions for the chemicals in the table above were posted to the docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new information. EPA addressed the comments or information received during the 60-day comment period for the proposed interim decisions in the discussion for each pesticide listed in the table. Comments from the 60-day comment period that were received may or may not have affected the Agency’s interim decision. Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket for the chemicals listed in the Table will remain open until all actions required in the interim decision have been completed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0511 Eric Bohnenblust, bohnenblust.eric@epa.gov, (703) 347–0426. Eric Bohnenblust, bohnenblust.eric@epa.gov, (703) 347–0426. Wilhelmena Livingston, livingston.wilhelmena@ epa.gov, (703) 308–8025. Garland Waleko, waleko.garland@epa.gov, (703) 308–8049. Stephen Savage, savage.stephen@epa.gov, (703) 347–0345. Linsey Walsh, walsh.linsey@epa.gov, (703) 347– 8030. Leigh Rimmer, rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, (703) 347– 0553. Leigh Rimmer, rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, (703) 347– 0553. Mark Baldwin, baldwin.mark@epa.gov, (703) 308– 0504. Rachel Ricciardi, ricciardi.rachel@epa.gov, (703) 347– 0465. Thomas Harty, harty.thomas@epa.gov, (703) 347– 0338. Katherine St. Clair, stclair.katherine@epa.gov, (703) 347–8778. Julie Javier, javier.julie@epa.gov, (703) 347–0790. Jessica Bailey, bailey.jessica@epa.gov, (703) 347– 0148. Jessica Bailey, bailey.jessica@epa.gov, (703) 347– 0148. Chris Pfeifer, pfeifer.chris@epa.gov, (703) 308–0031. This document also announces the closures of the registration review cases for boll weevil attractant (Case 6044 and Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2009–0335) and octanoate esters (Case 6027 and Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ– OPP–2017–0087), because the last U.S. registrations for these pesticides have been canceled. Background on the registration review program is provided at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticidereevaluation. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. [FR Doc. 2018–09203 Filed 4–30–18; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sunshine Act Notice April 27, 2018. TIME AND DATE: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, Room 511N, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 (enter from F Street entrance). PLACE: STATUS: Dated: April 19, 2018. Yu-Ting Guilaran, Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Open. The Commission will hear oral argument in the matter Secretary of Labor v. The American Coal Company, Docket No. LAKE 2011–13 (Issues include whether the Judge erred by applying an incorrect MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0751; FRL-9976-82]


Interim Registration Review Decisions and Case Closures 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 interim 
registration review decision for the following chemicals: BT corn 
coleopteran PIP, BT corn lepidopteran PIP, clodinafop-propargyl, 
cyprodinil, diethylene glycol monomethyl ether (DGME), dimethomorph, 
fomesafen, metalaxyl/mefenoxam, methoxyfenozide, mineral acids, 
nitrapyrin, noviflumuron, pendimethalin, potassium hypochlorite, sodium 
hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite, and verbenone. It also announces 
the case closures for boll weevil attractant (Case 6044 and Docket ID 
Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0335) and octanoate esters (Case 6027 and 
Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0087), because the last U.S. 
registrations for these pesticides have been canceled.

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 pesticide specific contact person listed under 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 information 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) 347-8827; email address: [email protected].

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 interim decisions for all pesticides listed in 
the Table in

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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.

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. What action is the Agency taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this notice announces the availability 
of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the pesticides shown 
in the following table. The interim registration review decisions are 
supported by rationales included in the docket established for each 
chemical.

                            Table--Registration Review Interim Decisions Being Issued
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  Registration review case name and                                                  Chemical review manager and
                 No.                                  Docket ID No.                      contact information
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BT Corn Coleopteran PIP Case 6502...  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0584                          Eric Bohnenblust,
                                                                                     [email protected],
                                                                                     (703) 347-0426.
BT Corn Lepidopteran PIP Case 6501..  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0584                          Eric Bohnenblust,
                                                                                     [email protected],
                                                                                     (703) 347-0426.
Clodinafop-propargyl Case 7250......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0424                          Wilhelmena Livingston,
                                                                                     [email protected], (703) 308-8025.
Cyprodinil Case 7025................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1008                          Garland Waleko,
                                                                                     [email protected],
                                                                                     (703) 308-8049.
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.
Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam Case 0081.......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0863                          Leigh Rimmer,
                                                                                     [email protected], (703)
                                                                                     347-0553.
Methoxyfenozide Case 7431...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0663                          Mark Baldwin,
                                                                                     [email protected], (703)
                                                                                     308-0504.
Mineral Acids Case 4064.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0766                          Rachel Ricciardi,
                                                                                     [email protected],
                                                                                     (703) 347-0465.
Nitrapyrin Case 0213................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0170                          Thomas Harty,
                                                                                     [email protected], (703)
                                                                                     347-0338.
Noviflumuron Case 7434..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0566                          Katherine St. Clair,
                                                                                     [email protected],
                                                                                     (703) 347-8778.
Pendimethalin Case 0187.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0219                          Julie Javier,
                                                                                     [email protected], (703)
                                                                                     347-0790.
Potassium Hypochlorite Case 5076....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0157                          Jessica Bailey,
                                                                                     bailey.jessi[email protected],
                                                                                     (703) 347-0148.
Sodium Hypochlorite and Calcium       EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0004                          Jessica Bailey,
 Hypochlorite Case 0029.                                                             [email protected],
                                                                                     (703) 347-0148.
Verbenone Case 6031.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0511                          Chris Pfeifer,
                                                                                     [email protected],
                                                                                     (703) 308-0031.
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    The proposed interim registration review decisions for the 
chemicals in the table above were posted to the docket and the public 
was invited to submit any comments or new information. EPA addressed 
the comments or information received during the 60-day comment period 
for the proposed interim decisions in the discussion for each pesticide 
listed in the table. Comments from the 60-day comment period that were 
received may or may not have affected the Agency's interim decision. 
Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket for 
the chemicals listed in the Table will remain open until all actions 
required in the interim decision have been completed.
    This document also announces the closures of the registration 
review cases for boll weevil attractant (Case 6044 and Docket ID 
Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0335) and octanoate esters (Case 6027 and 
Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0087), because the last U.S. 
registrations for these pesticides have been canceled. Background on 
the registration review program is provided at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

    Dated: April 19, 2018.
Yu-Ting Guilaran,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-09203 Filed 4-30-18; 8:45 am]
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