Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Labeling Requirements for Certain Minimum Risk Pesticides Under FIFRA Section 25(b) (Renewal), 65665-65666 [2018-27585]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices Section 304(a) criteria provide guidance to states and authorized tribes in adopting water quality standards that ultimately provide a basis for controlling discharges of pollutants. Under the Clean Water Act and its implementing regulations, states and authorized tribes are to adopt water quality criteria to protect designated uses (e.g., aquatic life, recreational use). The EPA water quality criteria recommendations are not regulations. Thus, the EPA recommended criteria do not constitute legally binding requirements. States and authorized tribes may adopt other scientifically defensible water quality criteria that differ from these recommendations. As part of the water quality standards triennial review process defined in section 303(c)(1) of the Clean Water Act, the states and authorized tribes are responsible for maintaining and revising water quality standards. 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AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): ‘‘Labeling Requirements for Certain Minimum Risk Pesticides under FIFRA Section 25(b),’’ identified by EPA ICR No. 2475.03 and OMB Control No. 2070–0187. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR. The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized in this document. EPA received one comment in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on May 30, 2018; however, the comment submitted to the docket did not pertain to this ICR. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review and comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0139 and OMB Control No. 2070–0187, to both EPA and OMB as follows: • To EPA online using http:// www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. • To OMB via email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65665 restricted by statute. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryne Yarger, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 605–1193; email address: yarger.ryne@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in detail the information collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is (202) 566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on February 28, 2019. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: This information collection request documents the PRA burden for the labeling requirements for certain minimum risk pesticide products exempt from Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration under 40 CFR 152.25(f). Under 40 CFR 152.25(f), EPA has exempted from the requirement of FIFRA registration certain pesticide products if they are composed of specified ingredients and labeled accordingly. EPA created the exemption for minimum risk pesticides to eliminate the need for industry or business to expend significant resources to apply for and maintain regulated products that are deemed to be of minimum risk to human health and the environment. In addition, exempting E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 65666 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices such products freed Agency resources to focus on evaluating formulations whose toxicity was less well characterized, or was of higher toxicity. In a 2015 Final Rule (80 FR 80653; December 28, 2015), the Agency reorganized the ingredients lists and added specific chemical identifiers to clarify to manufacturers, the public, and Federal, state, and tribal inspectors the specific chemical substances that are permitted in minimum risk pesticide products. EPA also modified the label requirements to require the use of specific label display names of ingredients and to require producer contact information on the label. The primary goal of this rulemaking was to clarify the conditions of exemption for minimum risk pesticides by clarifying the specific ingredients that are permitted in minimum risk pesticide products and to provide company contact information on the label. The previous version of this ICR covered the paperwork burdens associated with existing products updating their labels to comply with the new requirements during the 2015 Final Rule’s compliance period. EPA anticipates that those burdens have been realized, and is now accounting for the potential burden for new products coming into the market. Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals or entities engaged in activities related to the manufacturing of minimum risk pesticide products. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit (FIFRA sections 3 and 25; 40 CFR 152.25(f)). Estimated total number of potential respondents: 49. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total burden: 479 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Estimated total costs: $52,202 (per year), includes no annualized capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 4,933.5 hours in the total 3year estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects a reduction in the number of labels that need to be updated per year from 386 to 87. This change is considered an adjustment. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–27585 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0578; FRL–9985–69] not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers Pesticide Product Registration; determine whether this document Receipt of Applications for New Active applies to them. Potentially affected Ingredients entities may include: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). AGENCY: Environmental Protection • Animal production (NAICS code Agency (EPA). 112). ACTION: Notice. • Food manufacturing (NAICS code SUMMARY: EPA has received applications 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS to register pesticide products containing code 32532). active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. B. What should I consider as I prepare Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, my comments for EPA? Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice information to EPA through of receipt and opportunity to comment regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark on these applications. the part or all of the information that DATES: Comments must be received on you claim to be CBI. For CBI or before January 22, 2019. information in a disk or CD–ROM that ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the identified by the Docket Identification disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then (ID) Number and the File Symbol of identify electronically within the disk or interest as shown in the body of this CD–ROM the specific information that document, by one of the following is claimed as CBI. In addition to one methods: complete version of the comment that • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// includes information claimed as CBI, a www.regulations.gov. Follow the online copy of the comment that does not instructions for submitting comments. contain the information claimed as CBI Do not submit electronically any must be submitted for inclusion in the information you consider to be public docket. Information so marked Confidential Business Information (CBI) will not be disclosed except in or other information whose disclosure is accordance with procedures set forth in restricted by statute. 40 CFR part 2. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental 2. Tips for preparing your comments. Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ When preparing and submitting your DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. comments, see the commenting tips at NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ • Hand Delivery: To make special comments.html. arrangements for hand delivery or II. Registration Applications delivery of boxed information, please EPA has received applications to follow the instructions at http:// register pesticide products containing www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. active ingredients not included in any Additional instructions on currently registered pesticide products. commenting or visiting the docket, Pursuant to the provisions of FIFRA along with more information about section 3(c)(4) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(4)), EPA dockets generally, is available at http:// is hereby providing notice of receipt and www.epa.gov/dockets. opportunity to comment on these FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: applications. Notice of receipt of these Robert McNally, Biopesticides and applications does not imply a decision Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), by the Agency on these applications. Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 III. New Active Ingredients Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 1. File Symbol: 59639–EGE. Docket ID 20460–0001; main telephone number: number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0038. (703) 305–7090; email address: Applicant: Valent U.S.A. LLC, 1600 BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov. Riviera Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Creek, CA 94596. Product name: V– 10417 FS Fungicide. Active ingredient: I. General Information Fungicide—Ethaboxam at 7.07%, A. Does this action apply to me? metalaxyl 1.89%, Inpyrfluxam at 4.71%. Proposed use: Seed treatment use on You may be potentially affected by legume vegetable crop group 6, except this action if you are an agricultural cowpea and field pea. Contact: RD. producer, food manufacturer, or ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0139; FRL-9988-13-OEI]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Labeling Requirements for Certain 
Minimum Risk Pesticides Under FIFRA Section 25(b) (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the 
following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): ``Labeling Requirements for Certain 
Minimum Risk Pesticides under FIFRA Section 25(b),'' identified by EPA 
ICR No. 2475.03 and OMB Control No. 2070-0187. This is a request to 
renew the approval of an existing ICR. The ICR, which is available in 
the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed 
explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that 
is only briefly summarized in this document. EPA received one comment 
in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued 
in the Federal Register on May 30, 2018; however, the comment submitted 
to the docket did not pertain to this ICR. With this submission, EPA is 
providing an additional 30 days for public review and comment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0139 and OMB Control No. 2070-0187, to both 
EPA and OMB as follows:
     To EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20460.
     To OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address 
comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
docket without change, including any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to 
be Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit electronically any 
information you consider to be CBI or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryne Yarger, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 605-1193; email address: 
yarger.ryne@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in 
detail the information collection activities and the related burden and 
cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in 
the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William 
Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is (202) 
566-1744. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit 
http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on February 
28, 2019. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or 
sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending 
at OMB. Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., an agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of 
information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
The OMB control numbers are displayed either by publication in the 
Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related 
collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB 
control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR 
part 9.
    Abstract: This information collection request documents the PRA 
burden for the labeling requirements for certain minimum risk pesticide 
products exempt from Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide 
Act (FIFRA) registration under 40 CFR 152.25(f). Under 40 CFR 
152.25(f), EPA has exempted from the requirement of FIFRA registration 
certain pesticide products if they are composed of specified 
ingredients and labeled accordingly. EPA created the exemption for 
minimum risk pesticides to eliminate the need for industry or business 
to expend significant resources to apply for and maintain regulated 
products that are deemed to be of minimum risk to human health and the 
environment. In addition, exempting

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such products freed Agency resources to focus on evaluating 
formulations whose toxicity was less well characterized, or was of 
higher toxicity.
    In a 2015 Final Rule (80 FR 80653; December 28, 2015), the Agency 
reorganized the ingredients lists and added specific chemical 
identifiers to clarify to manufacturers, the public, and Federal, 
state, and tribal inspectors the specific chemical substances that are 
permitted in minimum risk pesticide products. EPA also modified the 
label requirements to require the use of specific label display names 
of ingredients and to require producer contact information on the 
label. The primary goal of this rulemaking was to clarify the 
conditions of exemption for minimum risk pesticides by clarifying the 
specific ingredients that are permitted in minimum risk pesticide 
products and to provide company contact information on the label. The 
previous version of this ICR covered the paperwork burdens associated 
with existing products updating their labels to comply with the new 
requirements during the 2015 Final Rule's compliance period. EPA 
anticipates that those burdens have been realized, and is now 
accounting for the potential burden for new products coming into the 
market.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals or entities engaged in 
activities related to the manufacturing of minimum risk pesticide 
products.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit (FIFRA sections 3 and 25; 40 CFR 152.25(f)).
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 49.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total burden: 479 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Estimated total costs: $52,202 (per year), includes no annualized 
capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 4,933.5 hours in 
the total 3-year estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects a reduction in the 
number of labels that need to be updated per year from 386 to 87. This 
change is considered an adjustment.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-27585 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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