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Download as PDF 66258 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 WAPA is the Federal agency responsible for marketing and selling the electricity generated at these facilities. WAPA markets the power generated at Falcon and Amistad as a combined product to only one customer—the South Texas Electric Cooperative. The cost of the power is determined by a power rate formula. This power rate formula was initially approved by the Federal Power Commission (FPC), the predecessor to FERC, in FPC Docket No. E–9566 on August 12, 1977 (59 FPC 1653), for a 5year period effective on the date of initial operation of Amistad Power Plant, June 8, 1983.1 The power rate formula calculates the revenue WAPA must annually repay to the Department of the Treasury for the United States’ investment in the Falcon and Amistad hydroelectric facilities with interest, as well as associated operation, maintenance, and administrative costs. 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In accordance with 10 CFR 903.23(a)(2), WAPA determined that it is not necessary to hold a public information or public comment forum, but WAPA is providing a 30-day comment period on the proposed formula rate extension to allow for public participation. Comments must be received by the end of the comment period. WAPA will post comments received to its website: https:// 1 A 5-year rate extension of this same power formula rate through June 7, 1993, was approved by FERC on June 20, 1988, at 44 FERC ¶ 62,058. Subsequent 5-year extensions of the formula rate have been approved by FERC; the most recent approval was on April 9, 2015, in Docket No. EF14– 9–000, which approved the same formula rate through June 7, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 www.wapa.gov/regions/CRSP/rates/ Pages/rates.aspx. After considering public comments, WAPA will take further action on the proposed rate formula extension consistent with 10 CFR 903.23(a). 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AGENCY: This notice announces EPA’s receipt of application 73049–EUP–RN from Valent BioSciences LLC, requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for aminoethoxyvinylglycine. EPA has determined that the permit may be of regional or national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket Identification (ID) Number EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0671, 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. SUMMARY: 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, EPA 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 pesticide discussed in this document, compared to the general population. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: II. What action is the agency taking? Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices allow manufacturers to field test pesticides under development. Manufacturers are required to obtain an EUP before testing new pesticides or new uses of pesticides if they conduct experimental field tests on more than 10 acres of land or more than one surface acre of water. Pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), EPA has determined that the following EUP application may be of regional or national significance, and therefore is seeking public comment on the EUP application: Submitter: Valent BioSciences LLC, (73049–EUP–RN). Pesticide Chemical: Aminoethoxyvinylglycine. Summary of Request: Valent BioSciences LLC (Valent) submitted a request for an experimental use permit (EUP) that will involve application of an end-use product (EP) (ReTain OL Plant Growth Regulator Liquid Concentrate) that contains the active ingredient aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG). Concurrently, Valent also petitioned EPA to establish temporary tolerances (i.e., 0.065 parts per million (ppm) of AVG in or on apple and 0.065 ppm of AVG in or on pear) for 3 years for harvest management in commercial apple and pear production. The EP is to be applied via spray to apples and pears across a total of 5,500 acres per year for 3 years in the following states: Washington (5,000 acres), Michigan (100 acres), Pennsylvania (100 acres), Connecticut (75 acres), Massachusetts (75 acres), Vermont (75 acres), and Virginia (75 acres). The EP will be applied at a maximum amount per year of 112,000 fluid ounces and at a maximum rate per acre of 20 fluid ounces. Following the review of the application and any comments and data received in response to this solicitation, EPA will decide whether to issue or deny the EUP request, and if issued, the conditions under which it is to be conducted. Any issuance of an EUP will be announced in the Federal Register. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: December 4, 2018. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–27917 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 66259 producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0578; FRL–9987–06] Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather Pesticide Product Registration; provides a guide to help readers Receipt of Applications for New Active determine whether this document Ingredients applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: AGENCY: Environmental Protection • Crop production (NAICS code 111). Agency (EPA). • Animal production (NAICS code ACTION: Notice. 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code SUMMARY: EPA has received applications 311). to register pesticide products containing • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS active ingredients not included in any code 32532). currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, B. What should I consider as I prepare Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act my comments for EPA? (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this of receipt and opportunity to comment information to EPA through on these applications. regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark DATES: Comments must be received on the part or all of the information that or before January 25, 2019. you claim to be CBI. For CBI 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) identify electronically within the disk or Number and the File Symbol of CD–ROM the specific information that interest as shown in the body of this is claimed as CBI. In addition to one document, by one of the following complete version of the comment that methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// includes information claimed as CBI, a www.regulations.gov. Follow the online copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI instructions for submitting comments. must be submitted for inclusion in the Do not submit electronically any public docket. Information so marked information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) will not be disclosed except in or other information whose disclosure is accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. restricted by statute. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental When preparing and submitting your Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ comments, see the commenting tips at DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. comments.html. • Hand Delivery: To make special 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 File Symbol: 71771–RE. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0671; FRL-9987-10]


Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's receipt of application 73049-EUP-
RN from Valent BioSciences LLC, requesting an experimental use permit 
(EUP) for aminoethoxyvinylglycine. EPA has determined that the permit 
may be of regional or national significance. Therefore, because of the 
potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket Identification 
(ID) Number EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0671, 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: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; main telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email address: 
BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or 
sponsor research on pesticides, EPA has not attempted to describe all 
the specific entities that may be affected by this action.

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

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting 
your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, EPA 
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 pesticide 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can

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allow manufacturers to field test pesticides under development. 
Manufacturers are required to obtain an EUP before testing new 
pesticides or new uses of pesticides if they conduct experimental field 
tests on more than 10 acres of land or more than one surface acre of 
water.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), EPA has determined that the following 
EUP application may be of regional or national significance, and 
therefore is seeking public comment on the EUP application:
    Submitter: Valent BioSciences LLC, (73049-EUP-RN).
    Pesticide Chemical: Aminoethoxyvinylglycine.
    Summary of Request: Valent BioSciences LLC (Valent) submitted a 
request for an experimental use permit (EUP) that will involve 
application of an end-use product (EP) (ReTain OL Plant Growth 
Regulator Liquid Concentrate) that contains the active ingredient 
aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG). Concurrently, Valent also petitioned EPA 
to establish temporary tolerances (i.e., 0.065 parts per million (ppm) 
of AVG in or on apple and 0.065 ppm of AVG in or on pear) for 3 years 
for harvest management in commercial apple and pear production. The EP 
is to be applied via spray to apples and pears across a total of 5,500 
acres per year for 3 years in the following states: Washington (5,000 
acres), Michigan (100 acres), Pennsylvania (100 acres), Connecticut (75 
acres), Massachusetts (75 acres), Vermont (75 acres), and Virginia (75 
acres). The EP will be applied at a maximum amount per year of 112,000 
fluid ounces and at a maximum rate per acre of 20 fluid ounces.
    Following the review of the application and any comments and data 
received in response to this solicitation, EPA will decide whether to 
issue or deny the EUP request, and if issued, the conditions under 
which it is to be conducted. Any issuance of an EUP will be announced 
in the Federal Register.

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

    Dated: December 4, 2018.
Delores Barber,
Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-27917 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
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