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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices which no notices are received to be inactive substances on the TSCA Inventory. TSCA section 8(b) establishes a forward-looking reporting requirement that goes into effect upon EPA’s I. General Information designation of a chemical substance as inactive. Specifically, anyone intending A. Does this action apply to me? to manufacture or process for a You may be affected by this action if nonexempt commercial purpose a you currently domestically chemical substance that is designated as manufacture, import, or process for an inactive substance must notify EPA nonexempt commercial purpose a before the inactive substance is chemical substance identified as manufactured or processed. On inactive on the TSCA Chemical receiving this forward-looking Substance Inventory (‘‘TSCA notification, EPA must designate the Inventory’’). You may also be affected substance as active. by this action if you intend in the future EPA implemented the TSCA section to domestically manufacture, import, or 8(b) requirements through the TSCA process a chemical substance identified Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) as inactive on the TSCA Inventory. Requirements rule (82 FR 37520, Aug. B. How can I get copies of this document 11, 2017) (FRL–9964–22), which established retrospective and forwardand other related information? looking reporting procedures in 40 CFR The docket for this action, identified part 710, subpart B. Retrospective by docket identification (ID) number commercial activity reporting closed on EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0426, is available October 5, 2018. EPA subsequently online at http://www.regulations.gov or compiled the first version of the TSCA in person at the Office of Pollution Inventory with all substances either Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT designated as active in commerce or Docket), Environmental Protection identified as inactive in commerce. Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West EPA regulations at 40 CFR 710.23 William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. provide that EPA’s designation of a 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, chemical substance as inactive becomes Washington, DC. The Public Reading effective 90 days after EPA identifies the Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 chemical substance for such p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding designation. EPA explained in the legal holidays. The telephone number preamble to the final rule that EPA will for the Public Reading Room is (202) identify chemical substances for 566–1744, and the telephone number for inactive designation in a signed action accompanying the first version of the the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Inventory with all finalized activePlease review the visitor instructions inactive listings. See 82 FR at 37525. and additional information about the Subject to certain exceptions, once a docket that is available at http:// chemical substance is designated as www.epa.gov/dockets. You also will inactive, any person who intends to find related information at http:// manufacture (including import) or www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory. process that substance must submit a II. Authority Notice of Activity Form B to EPA prior As amended in June 2016, TSCA to such manufacturing or processing. section 8(b), 15 U.S.C. 2607(b), requires See 40 CFR 710.25(c) and 710.30(b). that EPA designate chemical substances EPA regulations also allow a Form B to on the TSCA Inventory as active or be submitted during the 90-day period inactive in U.S. commerce. TSCA between EPA’s identification of a section 8(b)(4) directs EPA to chemical substance for inactive promulgate a rule that requires designation and the effective date for manufacturers, and may require such designation. See 40 CFR processors, to notify EPA of each 710.30(b)(2). chemical substance on the TSCA III. Notice of Inactive Designations Inventory that they manufactured or EPA is announcing the availability of processed (as applicable) for a an EPA memorandum signed on May 6, nonexempt commercial purpose during 2019. This signed action is a companion the 10-year period ending on the day to the first version of the TSCA before June 22, 2016. Following this Inventory with all listings designated as retrospective reporting, EPA must active or identified as inactive, which designate chemical substances for was posted on the EPA TSCA Inventory which notices are received to be active web page on February 19, 2019. The substances on the TSCA Inventory and TSCA Inventory can be accessed at must designate chemical substances for jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21773 https://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory. The signed action is available in docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0426 at http://www.regulations.gov. The signed action initiates the 90-day period after which substances identified as inactive will be designated as inactive. Because the action was signed on May 6, 2019, inactive designations will become effective on Monday, August 5, 2019. Accordingly, the obligation described in 40 CFR 710.25(c) and 710.30(b) to submit a Notice of Activity Form B before manufacturing or processing an inactive substance will arise beginning on Monday August 5, 2019. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607(b). Dated: May 9, 2019. Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–10070 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0258; FRL–9993–59] RIN 2070–ZA21 Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice, extension of comment period. AGENCY: In response to public requests for an extension of the comment period, EPA is extending the comment period for the draft guidance document that was released for public comment in the Federal Register of March 27, 2019, for an additional 60 days. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2018–0258, must be received on or before July 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of March 27, 2019 (84 FR 11538) (FRL– 9986–27). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Prasad Chumble, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–8367; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 21774 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices email address: chumble.prasad@ epa.gov. For technical information contact: Russell Jones, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703)308–5071; email address: jones.russell@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register of March 27, 2019 (84 FR 11538) (FRL–9986–27). In that document, EPA announced the availability of and sought public comment on a draft guidance document entitled ‘‘Guidance for Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants.’’ EPA is hereby extending the comment period that was set to end on May 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019. To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of March 27, 2019. If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: May 8, 2019. Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–10071 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0751; FRL–9993–16] Interim Registration Review Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: I. General Information 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 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. A. Does this action apply to me? III. Authority 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. 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. ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the availability of EPA’s interim registration review decision for the following chemicals: 2,4-xylenol, Bacillus popilliae, barium metaborate, biobor, cyhalofop-butyl, emamectin benzoate, german cockroach pheromone, gibberellins, m-cresol, methyl eugenol, methyl isopropenyl, prodiamine, rhamnolipid biosurfactant, and salicylic acid. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: II. Background Registration review is EPA’s periodic review of pesticide registrations to 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 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Registration review case name and No. Docket ID No. 2,4-Xylenol, Case Number 4098 ... Bacillus popilliae, Case Number 4102. Barium Metaborate, Case Number 0632. Biobor, Case Number 3029 .......... Cyhalofop-butyl, Case Number 7255. Emamectin Benzoate, Case Number 7607. German Cockroach Pheromone, Case Number 6023. Gibberellins, Case Number 4110 .. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Chemical review manager and contact information EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0240 EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0043 Jonathan Williams, williams.jonathanr@epa.gov, (703) 347–0670. Daniel Schoeff, schoeff.daniel@epa.gov, (703) 347–0143. EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0047 Daniel Halpert, halpert.daniel@epa.gov, (703) 347–0133. EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0453 EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0115 Megan Snyderman, snyderman.megan@epa.gov, (703) 347–0671. Rachel Fletcher, flethcer.rachel@epa.gov, (703) 347–0512. EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0483 Susan Bartow, bartow.susan@epa.gov, (703) 603–0065. EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0261 Daniel Schoeff, schoeff.daniel@epa.gov, (703) 347–0143. EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0939 Cody Kendrick, kendrick.cody@epa.gov, (703) 347–0468. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21773-21774]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-10071]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0258; FRL-9993-59]
RIN 2070-ZA21


Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Plant 
Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants; Extension of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice, extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In response to public requests for an extension of the comment 
period, EPA is extending the comment period for the draft guidance 
document that was released for public comment in the Federal Register 
of March 27, 2019, for an additional 60 days.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPP-2018-0258, must be received on or before July 28, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in 
the Federal Register document of March 27, 2019 (84 FR 11538) (FRL-
9986-27).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For general information contact: Prasad Chumble, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 347-8367;

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email address: [email protected].
    For technical information contact: Russell Jones, Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703)308-5071; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends the public comment 
period established in the Federal Register of March 27, 2019 (84 FR 
11538) (FRL-9986-27). In that document, EPA announced the availability 
of and sought public comment on a draft guidance document entitled 
``Guidance for Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant 
Biostimulants.'' EPA is hereby extending the comment period that was 
set to end on May 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019.
    To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register 
document of March 27, 2019. If you have questions, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

    Dated: May 8, 2019.
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2019-10071 Filed 5-14-19; 8:45 am]
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