Dinotefuran; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemptions, Solicitation of Public Comment, 31776-31777 [2020-11257]

Download as PDF 31776 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 19, 2020. Pamela Myrick, Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 2020–11314 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2019–0558, FRL–20005– 94–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; RCRA Subtitle C Reporting Instructions and Forms (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), RCRA Subtitle C Reporting Instructions and Forms (EPA ICR Number 0976.19, OMB Control Number 2050–0024) 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 May 30, 2020. 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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. 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. Abstract: Section 3002 of RCRA requires hazardous waste generators to report, at least every 2 years, the quantity and nature of hazardous waste generated and managed during that reporting cycle. Section 3004 requires treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) to report any waste received. This is mandatory reporting. The information is collected via the Hazardous Waste Report (EPA Form 8700–13 A/B). This form is also known as the ‘‘Biennial Report’’ form. 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[FR Doc. 2020–11357 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2020–0264; FRL–10009–75] Dinotefuran; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemptions, Solicitation of Public Comment Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has received specific exemption requests from the Maryland and Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to use the pesticide dinotefuran (CAS No. 165252–70–0) to treat up to 3,730; 24,973; and 29,000 acres, respectively, of pome and stone fruits to control the brown marmorated stinkbug. The Applicants propose uses which are supported by the Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR–4) program and have been requested in 5 or more previous years, and petitions for tolerances have not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemptions. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 11, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2020–0264, 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), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 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). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through www.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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 pesticide discussed in this document, compared to the general population. II. What action is the Agency taking? Under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136p), at the discretion of the EPA Administrator, a Federal or State agency may be exempted from any provision of FIFRA if the EPA Administrator determines that emergency conditions exist which require the exemption. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) have requested the EPA Administrator to issue specific exemptions for the uses of dinotefuran on pome and stone fruits to control the brown marmorated stinkbug. Information in accordance with 40 CFR part 166 was submitted as part of the requests. As part of their requests, the Applicants assert that the rapid spread of large outbreaks of the brown marmorated stinkbug (an invasive species) resulted in an urgent and nonroutine pest control situation that is expected to cause significant economic losses without the requested uses. The Applicants propose to make no more than two applications at a rate of 0.203 to 0.304 lb. (maximum total of PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31777 0.608 lb.) of dinotefuran per acre, on up to 57,703 acres of pome fruits and stone fruits grown in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia from May 15 to October 15, 2020. A total of 35,084 lbs. of dinotefuran could be used (maximum acreage at highest rate). This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the applications themselves. The regulations governing FIFRA section 18 require publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a specific exemption proposing a use which is supported by the IR–4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. The notice provides an opportunity for public comment on the applications. The Agency will review and consider all comments received during the comment period in determining whether to issue the specific exemptions requested by the Maryland and Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as well as any subsequent specific exemption applications submitted by other state lead agencies. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: May 13, 2020. Michael Goodis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0264; FRL-10009-75]


Dinotefuran; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemptions, 
Solicitation of Public Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA has received specific exemption requests from the Maryland 
and Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, and the Virginia 
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to use the pesticide 
dinotefuran (CAS No. 165252-70-0) to treat up to 3,730; 24,973; and 
29,000 acres, respectively, of pome and stone fruits to control the 
brown marmorated stinkbug. The Applicants propose uses which are 
supported by the Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) program 
and have been requested in 5 or more previous years, and petitions for 
tolerances have not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting 
public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the 
exemptions.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 11, 2020.

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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0264, 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), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; main telephone 
number: (703) 305-7090; email address: [email protected].

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).

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

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
www.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 pesticide 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    Under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136p), at the discretion of the EPA 
Administrator, a Federal or State agency may be exempted from any 
provision of FIFRA if the EPA Administrator determines that emergency 
conditions exist which require the exemption. The Maryland Department 
of Agriculture (MDA), Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), and 
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) have 
requested the EPA Administrator to issue specific exemptions for the 
uses of dinotefuran on pome and stone fruits to control the brown 
marmorated stinkbug. Information in accordance with 40 CFR part 166 was 
submitted as part of the requests.
    As part of their requests, the Applicants assert that the rapid 
spread of large outbreaks of the brown marmorated stinkbug (an invasive 
species) resulted in an urgent and non-routine pest control situation 
that is expected to cause significant economic losses without the 
requested uses.
    The Applicants propose to make no more than two applications at a 
rate of 0.203 to 0.304 lb. (maximum total of 0.608 lb.) of dinotefuran 
per acre, on up to 57,703 acres of pome fruits and stone fruits grown 
in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia from May 15 to October 15, 
2020. A total of 35,084 lbs. of dinotefuran could be used (maximum 
acreage at highest rate).
    This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the 
applications themselves. The regulations governing FIFRA section 18 
require publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a 
specific exemption proposing a use which is supported by the IR-4 
program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a 
petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. The 
notice provides an opportunity for public comment on the applications.
    The Agency will review and consider all comments received during 
the comment period in determining whether to issue the specific 
exemptions requested by the Maryland and Pennsylvania Departments of 
Agriculture, and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer 
Services, as well as any subsequent specific exemption applications 
submitted by other state lead agencies.

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

    Dated: May 13, 2020.
Michael Goodis,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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