Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 65660-65662 [2018-27760]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 65660 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments may be submitted on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2014–0359, to (1) the EPA: Online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OWDocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB: via email to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for the EPA. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Carey, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water/Drinking Water Protection Division, 4606M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 2322; fax number: (202) 564–3756; email address: carey.kyle@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202– 566–1744. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, under authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, established a federal-state regulatory system to protect underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) by ensuring that they are not endangered by the underground injection of fluids. Injected fluids include hazardous waste, oil field brines or produced water, mineral processing fluids, various types of industrial fluids, automotive, sanitary and other wastes, and carbon dioxide injected for geologic sequestration. Owners or operators of injection wells must obtain permits, conduct environmental monitoring, maintain records, and report results to the EPA or the state agency with UIC primary VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 enforcement responsibility (primacy). States must report to the EPA on permittee compliance and related information. This required information is reported using the EPA’s standardized forms (or state equivalents) and annual reports; the governing regulations are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR parts 144 through 148. The data are used by UIC authorities to ensure the protection of USDWs. Form Numbers: 7520–1, 7520–2A, 7520–2B, 7520–3, 7520–4, 7520–6, 7520–7, 7520–8, 7520–11, 7520–16, 7520–17, 7520–18, and 7520–19. Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of underground injection wells and state UIC Program primacy agencies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR parts 144 through 148). Estimated number of respondents: 40,168 (total). Frequency of response: Annual, semiannual, and quarterly. Total estimated burden: 1,292,260 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $227,307,259 (per year), includes $168,345,558 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 421,786 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to changes in the injection well inventory, primarily a significant reduction in the number of Class II and Class VI permit applications expected to be prepared and reviewed; a decrease in the number of Class V inventory forms that are anticipated to be submitted; and a decrease in the number of Class I and Class VI well operators that the EPA estimates will be submitting information. Furthermore, the EPA has revised the operator reporting forms, which has resulted in additional burden reductions for operators of all well classes. These decreases are partially offset by an increase in burden due to anticipated changes in the number of Class III permit applications. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–27581 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0577; FRL–9985–67] Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment. AGENCY: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document, 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: Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090, email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov; or Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090, email address: BPPDFRNotices@ 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 pesticide petition summary. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices 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). If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for the division listed at the end of the pesticide petition summary of interest. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 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. What action is the Agency taking? EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. The Agency is taking public comment on the requests before responding to the petitioners. EPA is not proposing any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the pesticide petitions described in this document contain the data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting of the pesticide petitions. After considering the public comments, EPA intends to evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination on these pesticide petitions. Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions that are the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket for each of the petitions is available at http:// www.regulations.gov. As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA is publishing notice of the petitions so that the public has an opportunity to comment on these requests for the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further information on the petitions may be obtained through the petition summaries referenced in this unit. III. Amended Tolerances for Non-Inerts 1. PP 8E8686. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0561). Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR–4), IR–4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to amend 40 CFR 180.653 by removing the established tolerances for residues of indaziflam, N-[(1R,2S)-2,3-dihydro-2,6dimethyl-1H-inden-1-yl]-6-(1fluoroethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65661 including its metabolites and degradants, in or on the raw agricultural commodity fruit, tropical and subtropical, small fruit, edible peel, subgroup 23A at 0.01 ppm. Contact: RD. 2. PP 8E8692. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0623). IR–4, IR–4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to amend 40 CFR 180.499 by removing the established tolerances for the residues of propamocarb (propyl N-[3(dimethylamino)propyl]carbamate in or on the following raw agricultural commodities: lettuce, head at 50 ppm; lettuce, leaf at 90 ppm; potato at 0.30 ppm; and vegetable, fruiting, group 8 at 2.0 ppm. Contact: RD. IV. New Tolerance Exemptions From Non-Inters (Except PIPS) 1. PP 7F8641. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0571). AgBiTech Pty Ltd., 8 Rocla Ct., Glenvale, Queensland 4350, Australia (c/o MacIntosh & Associates, Inc., 1203 Hartford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116– 1622), requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide Chrysodeixis includens nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate #460 in or on all agricultural commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because an analytical method for residues is not applicable since this petition requests an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Further, it is expected that, when used as proposed, Chrysodeixis includens nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate #460 would not result in residues that are of toxicological concern. Contact: BPPD. 2. PP 7F8653. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0635). SePRO Corporation, 11550 North Meridian St., Suite 600, Carmel, IN 46032, requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the plant activator and fungicide ningnanmycin in or on all food commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because of the low toxicity demonstrated in the available toxicological data, and given that an exemption from the requirement for establishing a tolerance for residues is being proposed. Contact: BPPD. 3. PP 8F8675. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0645). Dow AgroSciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide florpyrauxifen-benzyl in or on all food commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 65662 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices this petition eliminates the need for maximum permissible levels for residues of florpyrauxifen-benzyl and its metabolites in or on all food commodities when used as an herbicide. Contact: RD. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 V. New Tolerance Exemptions for PIPS 1. PP 8E8669. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0403). Hangzhou Ruifeng Biosciences Co., Ltd., 1500 Wenyi Rd., Building 1, Room 103, Hangzhou, China (c/o GA Bannon Consulting LLC, 13 Blue Flag Court, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368), requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 174 for residues of the plantincorporated protectant (PIP) Bacillus thuringiensis fusion protein Cry1Ab/ Cry2Aj in or on the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop, when used as plant-incorporated protectant. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is being sought. Contact: BPPD. VI. New Tolerances for Non-Inerts 1. PP 7E8638. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0630). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, requests to establish import tolerances in 40 CFR part 180.661 for residues of the fungicide fluopyram, in or on cranberry at 2.0 ppm, dry peas at 0.70 ppm, and lentils at 0.70 ppm. The analytical methods include solvent extraction, filtration and addition of an isotopically labeled internal standard followed by solid phase extraction. Quantitation is by high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Contact: RD. 2. PP 7F8634. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0038). Valent U.S.A. LLC, 1600 Riviera Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide inpyrfluxam, S–2399, in or on apple at 0.01 parts per million (ppm), apple, wet pomace at 0.03 ppm, beet, sugar, roots at 0.01 ppm, beet, sugar, molasses at 0.03 ppm, beet, sugar, dried pulp at 0.05 ppm, corn, field, forage at 0.02 ppm, corn, field, grain at 0.01 ppm, corn, field, stover at 0.02 ppm, corn, pop, grain at 0.01 ppm, corn, pop, stover at 0.02 ppm, corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.01 ppm, peanut at 0.01 ppm, peanut, hay at 2.0 ppm, rice, grain at 0.01 ppm, rice, bran at 0.02 ppm, rice, hulls at 0.05 ppm, soybean, seed at 0.01 ppm. The HPLC– MS/MS method is used to measure and evaluate the chemical inpyrfluxam. Contact: RD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 3. PP 7F8647. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0677). ISK Biosciences Corporation, 7470 Auburn Road, Suite A, Concord, Ohio, 44077, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide pyriofenone, (5-chloro-2-methoxy-4-methyl-3pyridinyl)(2,3,4-trimethoxy-6methylphenyl)methanone, in or on fruiting vegetable crop group 8–10 at 0.30 ppm. The liquid chromatographyMS/MS is used to measure and evaluate the chemical pyriofenone. Contact: RD. 4. PP 8E8686. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0561). IR–4, IR–4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance for residues of indaziflam, N-[(1R,2S)-2,3-dihydro-2,6dimethyl-1H-inden-1-yl]-6-(1fluoroethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the raw agricultural commodities Fruit, tropical and subtropical, edible peel, group 23 at 0.01 ppm and fruit, tropical and subtropical, inedible peel, group 24 at 0.01 ppm. Indaziflam residues are quantified in raw agricultural commodities by high pressure (LC/MS/ MS) using the stable isotopically labeled analytes as internal standards. The limit of quantification (LOQ) for each analyte is 0.005 ppm for all commodities. Contact: RD. 5. PP 8E8692. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0623). IR–4, IR–4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance for residues of propamocarb (propyl N-[3(dimethylamino)propyl]carbamate in or on the following raw agricultural commodities: guava at 0.05 ppm; starfruit at 0.05 ppm; leafy greens subgroup 4–16A at 150 ppm; vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C at 0.30 ppm; and vegetable, fruiting, group 8–10 at 4.0 ppm. A practical analytical method utilizing gas/liquid chromatography and N–FID or MSD is available and has been validated for detecting and measuring levels of propamocarb hydrochloride in or on food. The LOQ is 0.05 mg/kg ppm. Contact: RD. 6. PP 8E8694. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0619). IR–4, IR–4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance for residues of the herbicide pendimethalin, including its metabolites and degradants, in or on the following raw agricultural commodities: Leaf petiole vegetables, subgroup 22B at 0.15 ppm; monarda, oil at 1.0 ppm; PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 monarda, fresh leaves at 0.20 ppm; rosemary, oil at 1.0 ppm; and rosemary, fresh leaves at 0.20 ppm. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by measuring only pendimethalin, N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4dimethyl-2,6 dinitrobenzenamine, and its metabolite, 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]2-methyl-3,5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of pendimethalin. In plants, the method is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column clean up, and quantitation by GC. The method has a LOQ of 0.05 ppm for pendimethalin and the alcohol metabolite. Contact: RD. 7. PP 8E8699. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2018– 0656). FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the Insecticide, chlorantraniliprole, 3-bromo-N-[4chloro-2-methyl-6-[(methylamino)carbonyl]phenyl]-1-(3-chloro-2pyridinyl)-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxamide, in or on palm, oil at 1.5 ppm. The liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry is used to measure and evaluate the chemical chlorantraniliprole. Contact: RD. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a. Dated: December 10, 2018. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–27760 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0354; FRL–9986– 71–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating at Area Sources (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating at Area Sources (EPA ICR No. 2268.05, OMB Control No. 2060–0607), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0577; FRL-9985-67]


Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of 
Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several 
initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

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

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket 
identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of 
interest as shown in the body of this document, 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: Michael Goodis, Registration Division 
(7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090, email address: 
RDFRNotices@epa.gov; or Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution 
Prevention Division (7511P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090, 
email address: BPPDFRNotices@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 pesticide petition summary.

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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).
    If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this 
action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for the division listed at the end of the 
pesticide petition summary of interest.

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. What action is the Agency taking?

    EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide 
chemicals in or on various food commodities. The Agency is taking 
public comment on the requests before responding to the petitioners. 
EPA is not proposing any particular action at this time. EPA has 
determined that the pesticide petitions described in this document 
contain the data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 
21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the 
sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data 
support granting of the pesticide petitions. After considering the 
public comments, EPA intends to evaluate whether and what action may be 
warranted. Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final 
determination on these pesticide petitions.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available at http://www.regulations.gov.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA 
is publishing notice of the petitions so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on these requests for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food 
commodities. Further information on the petitions may be obtained 
through the petition summaries referenced in this unit.

III. Amended Tolerances for Non-Inerts

    1. PP 8E8686. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0561). Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), IR-4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State 
University of NJ, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, requests to amend 40 CFR 180.653 by removing the established 
tolerances for residues of indaziflam, N-[(1R,2S)-2,3-dihydro-2,6-
dimethyl-1H-inden-1-yl]-6-(1-fluoroethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, 
including its metabolites and degradants, in or on the raw agricultural 
commodity fruit, tropical and subtropical, small fruit, edible peel, 
subgroup 23A at 0.01 ppm. Contact: RD.
    2. PP 8E8692. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0623). IR-4, IR-4 Project 
Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road 
East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to amend 40 CFR 
180.499 by removing the established tolerances for the residues of 
propamocarb (propyl N-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]carbamate in or on the 
following raw agricultural commodities: lettuce, head at 50 ppm; 
lettuce, leaf at 90 ppm; potato at 0.30 ppm; and vegetable, fruiting, 
group 8 at 2.0 ppm. Contact: RD.

IV. New Tolerance Exemptions From Non-Inters (Except PIPS)

    1. PP 7F8641. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0571). AgBiTech Pty Ltd., 8 Rocla 
Ct., Glenvale, Queensland 4350, Australia (c/o MacIntosh & Associates, 
Inc., 1203 Hartford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116-1622), requests to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 
part 180 for residues of the insecticide Chrysodeixis includens 
nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate #460 in or on all agricultural 
commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed 
because an analytical method for residues is not applicable since this 
petition requests an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. 
Further, it is expected that, when used as proposed, Chrysodeixis 
includens nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate #460 would not result in 
residues that are of toxicological concern. Contact: BPPD.
    2. PP 7F8653. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0635). SePRO Corporation, 11550 
North Meridian St., Suite 600, Carmel, IN 46032, requests to establish 
an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the plant activator and fungicide ningnanmycin in or on all 
food commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is 
needed because of the low toxicity demonstrated in the available 
toxicological data, and given that an exemption from the requirement 
for establishing a tolerance for residues is being proposed. Contact: 
BPPD.
    3. PP 8F8675. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0645). Dow AgroSciences, 9330 
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide florpyrauxifen-benzyl in or on all food 
commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed 
because

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this petition eliminates the need for maximum permissible levels for 
residues of florpyrauxifen-benzyl and its metabolites in or on all food 
commodities when used as an herbicide. Contact: RD.

V. New Tolerance Exemptions for PIPS

    1. PP 8E8669. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0403). Hangzhou Ruifeng Biosciences 
Co., Ltd., 1500 Wenyi Rd., Building 1, Room 103, Hangzhou, China (c/o 
GA Bannon Consulting LLC, 13 Blue Flag Court, Dardenne Prairie, MO 
63368), requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 174 for residues of the plant-incorporated 
protectant (PIP) Bacillus thuringiensis fusion protein Cry1Ab/Cry2Aj in 
or on the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; 
and corn, pop, when used as plant-incorporated protectant. The 
petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because an exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance is being sought. Contact: BPPD.

VI. New Tolerances for Non-Inerts

    1. PP 7E8638. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0630). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. 
Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, requests to 
establish import tolerances in 40 CFR part 180.661 for residues of the 
fungicide fluopyram, in or on cranberry at 2.0 ppm, dry peas at 0.70 
ppm, and lentils at 0.70 ppm. The analytical methods include solvent 
extraction, filtration and addition of an isotopically labeled internal 
standard followed by solid phase extraction. Quantitation is by high 
performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass 
spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Contact: RD.
    2. PP 7F8634. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0038). Valent U.S.A. LLC, 1600 
Riviera Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, requests to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
inpyrfluxam, S-2399, in or on apple at 0.01 parts per million (ppm), 
apple, wet pomace at 0.03 ppm, beet, sugar, roots at 0.01 ppm, beet, 
sugar, molasses at 0.03 ppm, beet, sugar, dried pulp at 0.05 ppm, corn, 
field, forage at 0.02 ppm, corn, field, grain at 0.01 ppm, corn, field, 
stover at 0.02 ppm, corn, pop, grain at 0.01 ppm, corn, pop, stover at 
0.02 ppm, corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.01 ppm, 
peanut at 0.01 ppm, peanut, hay at 2.0 ppm, rice, grain at 0.01 ppm, 
rice, bran at 0.02 ppm, rice, hulls at 0.05 ppm, soybean, seed at 0.01 
ppm. The HPLC-MS/MS method is used to measure and evaluate the chemical 
inpyrfluxam. Contact: RD.
    3. PP 7F8647. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0677). ISK Biosciences Corporation, 
7470 Auburn Road, Suite A, Concord, Ohio, 44077, requests to establish 
a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
pyriofenone, (5-chloro-2-methoxy-4-methyl-3-pyridinyl)(2,3,4-
trimethoxy-6-methylphenyl)methanone, in or on fruiting vegetable crop 
group 8-10 at 0.30 ppm. The liquid chromatography-MS/MS is used to 
measure and evaluate the chemical pyriofenone. Contact: RD.
    4. PP 8E8686. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0561). IR-4, IR-4 Project 
Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road 
East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a 
tolerance for residues of indaziflam, N-[(1R,2S)-2,3-dihydro-2,6-
dimethyl-1H-inden-1-yl]-6-(1-fluoroethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, 
including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the raw agricultural 
commodities Fruit, tropical and subtropical, edible peel, group 23 at 
0.01 ppm and fruit, tropical and subtropical, inedible peel, group 24 
at 0.01 ppm. Indaziflam residues are quantified in raw agricultural 
commodities by high pressure (LC/MS/MS) using the stable isotopically 
labeled analytes as internal standards. The limit of quantification 
(LOQ) for each analyte is 0.005 ppm for all commodities. Contact: RD.
    5. PP 8E8692. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0623). IR-4, IR-4 Project 
Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road 
East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a 
tolerance for residues of propamocarb (propyl N-[3-
(dimethylamino)propyl]carbamate in or on the following raw agricultural 
commodities: guava at 0.05 ppm; starfruit at 0.05 ppm; leafy greens 
subgroup 4-16A at 150 ppm; vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C at 
0.30 ppm; and vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 at 4.0 ppm. A practical 
analytical method utilizing gas/liquid chromatography and N-FID or MSD 
is available and has been validated for detecting and measuring levels 
of propamocarb hydrochloride in or on food. The LOQ is 0.05 mg/kg ppm. 
Contact: RD.
    6. PP 8E8694. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0619). IR-4, IR-4 Project 
Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 500 College Road 
East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a 
tolerance for residues of the herbicide pendimethalin, including its 
metabolites and degradants, in or on the following raw agricultural 
commodities: Leaf petiole vegetables, subgroup 22B at 0.15 ppm; 
monarda, oil at 1.0 ppm; monarda, fresh leaves at 0.20 ppm; rosemary, 
oil at 1.0 ppm; and rosemary, fresh leaves at 0.20 ppm. Compliance with 
the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by measuring only 
pendimethalin, N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6 dinitrobenzenamine, 
and its metabolite, 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2-methyl-3,5-dinitrobenzyl 
alcohol, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of pendimethalin. 
In plants, the method is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column 
clean up, and quantitation by GC. The method has a LOQ of 0.05 ppm for 
pendimethalin and the alcohol metabolite. Contact: RD.
    7. PP 8E8699. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0656). FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 
CFR part 180 for residues of the Insecticide, chlorantraniliprole, 3-
bromo-N-[4-chloro-2-methyl-6-[(methylamino)-carbonyl]phenyl]-1-(3-
chloro-2-pyridinyl)-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxamide, in or on palm, oil at 
1.5 ppm. The liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry is 
used to measure and evaluate the chemical chlorantraniliprole. Contact: 
RD.

    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a.

    Dated: December 10, 2018.
Delores Barber,
Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-27760 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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