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Download as PDF 11488 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Proposed Rules must continue to monitor and maintain records of nitrogen/oxygen levels on a monthly basis, in order to make any necessary adjustments to the GCCS. New York’s revised Part 208 adopts the federally mandated electronic reporting requirements, including, certain performance test reports, NMOC emission rate reports, annual reports, Tier 4 emission rate reports, and wet landfilling practices. The test reports are submitted through the EPA web portal, known as the Central Data Exchange (CDX), using the Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI, or the ERT). New requirements for landfill gas treatment were developed within the revised Part 208 in compliance with the federal EG. Landfills are required to develop a sitespecific treatment system monitoring plan, and keep records demonstrating effective monitoring of filtration, dewatering, and compression system performance. The treatment system monitoring plan must be submitted as part of a Title V permit application, and the monitoring parameters would be included in the permit as applicable enforceable conditions. Accordingly, the EPA proposes to approve New York’s revised State Plan for existing MSW landfills, since it includes all elements required by the amended EG in 40 CFR part 60 subpart Cf. B. What approval criteria did we use to evaluate New York’s revised State Plan? The EPA reviewed the substance of New York’s revised State Plan for approval based on the requirements set forth in 40 CFR 60.24 through 60.26, ‘‘Subpart B-Adoption and Submittal of State Plans for Designated Facilities;’’ 40 CFR 60.23a, ‘‘Adoption and submittal of State plans; public hearings;’’ 40 CFR 60.27a, ‘‘Actions by the Administrator;’’ 40 CFR part 60 subpart Cf, ‘‘Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills;’’ and 40 CFR part 62 subpart A, ‘‘General Provisions’’ for ‘‘Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants.’’ IV. Incorporation by Reference In this document, the EPA is also proposing to incorporate by reference NYSDEC rules discussed in section III of this preamble in accordance with the requirements of 1 CFR 51.5. The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these materials available through the docket for this action, EPA–R02_OAR– 2020–0431, at http:// www.regulations.gov, and at the EPA Region II Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 section of this preamble for more information). INFORMATION CONTACT V. What is the EPA’s Conclusion? The EPA has determined that New York’s revised State Plan meets all the applicable approval criteria in 40 CFR part 60 subpart Cf, 40 CFR 60.24 through 60.26, 40 CFR 60.23a; 40 CFR 60.27a, and 40 CFR part 62 subpart A. Therefore, the EPA is proposing to approve New York State’s section 111(d) revised State Plan for existing MSW landfills, which includes revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 208, ‘‘Landfill Gas Collection and Control Systems for Certain Municipal Solid Waste Landfills,’’ and Part 200, ‘‘General Provisions,’’ with an effective date of September 4, 2019. VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Pursuant to EPA regulations, the Administrator may approve a plan or any portion thereof upon a determination that it meets sections 111(d) and 129 of the Act and applicable regulations. See 40 CFR 62.02. Accordingly, this action, if finalized, would merely approve state law that meets federal requirements, and would not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action, if finalized: • Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735 (Oct. 4, 1993)); and Executive Order 13563 (76 FR 3821 (Jan. 21, 2011)); • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • Does not have federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255 (Aug. 10, 1999)); • Is not an ‘‘economically significant’’ regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885 (April 23, 1997)); • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355 (May 22, 2001)); • Is not subject to requirements of section 12(d) of the National PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–113) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • Does not provide the EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994)). In addition, this proposed rule is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where the EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications, and will not impose substantial direct compliance costs on tribal governments, or preempt tribal law, as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249 (Nov. 9, 2000)). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 62 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Landfills, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waste treatment and disposal. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: February 10, 2021. Walter Mugdan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. 2021–03054 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2021–0088; FRL–10020–47] Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (February 2021) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Filing of petition and request for comment. AGENCY: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition 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 March 29, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2021–0088, by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25FEP1.SGM 25FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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. Due to the public health concerns related to COVID–19, the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Reading Room is closed to visitors with limited exceptions. The staff continues to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. For the latest status information on EPA/DC services and docket access, visit https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marietta Echeverria, Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090, email address: RDFRNotices@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. 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 receipt of a pesticide petition 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 and/or part 180] for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. The Agency is taking public comment on the request before responding to the petitioner. EPA is not proposing any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the pesticide petition described in this document contains 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 supports granting of the pesticide petition. 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 this pesticide petition. Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition that is the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a docket EPA has created for this rulemaking. The docket for this petition is available at http://www.regulations.gov. As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA is PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 11489 publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained through the petition summary referenced in this unit. Amended Tolerances for Non–Inerts 1. PP 0F8855. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2020– 0607). Bayer CropScience, 800 N Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167, requests to amend the tolerance(s) in 40 CFR 180.661(a)(1) for residues of the fungicide fluopyram (N-[2-[3-chloro-5(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]ethyl]-2(trifluoromethyl)benzamide) in or on Grain, cereal, group 15, except corn and rice from 4.0 parts per million (ppm) to 0.5 ppm, and Rapeseed subgroup 20A from 5.0 ppm to 0.3 ppm. High performance liquid chromatographyelectrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) is used to measure and evaluate the chemical fluopyram. Contact: RD. 2. PP 0F8855. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2020– 0607). Bayer CropScience, 800 N Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167, requests to amend the tolerance(s) in 40 CFR 180.661(2) for residues of the fungicide fluopyram (N-[2-[3-chloro-5(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]ethyl]-2(trifluoromethyl)benzamide) and its metabolite 2(trifluoromethyl)benzamide, expressed in parent equivalents in or on the animal commodities of Cattle, fat from 0.70 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Cattle, meat from 0.80 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Cattle, meat byproducts from 7.5 ppm to 6.0 ppm, Egg from 0.08 ppm to 0.06 ppm, Goat, fat from 0.70 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Goat, meat from 0.80 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Goat, meat byproducts from 7.5 ppm to 6.0 ppm, Hog, fat from 0.20 ppm to 0.01 ppm, Hog, meat from 0.02 ppm to 0.01 ppm, Hog, meat byproducts from 0.20 ppm to 0.06 ppm, Horse, fat from 0.70 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Horse, meat from 0.80 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Horse, meat byproducts from 7.5 ppm to 6.0 ppm, Poultry, fat from 0.04 ppm to 0.03 ppm, Poultry, meat from 0.04 ppm to 0.03 ppm, Poultry, meat byproducts from 0.20 ppm to 0.10 ppm, Sheep, fat from 0.70 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Sheep, meat from 0.80 ppm to 0.60 ppm, and Sheep, meat byproducts from 7.5 ppm to 6.0 ppm. High performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) is used to measure and evaluate the chemical fluopyram and its metabolite 2(trifluoromethyl)benzamide. Contact: RD. E:\FR\FM\25FEP1.SGM 25FEP1 11490 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Proposed Rules New Tolerances for Non–Inerts 1. PP 0E8847. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2020– 0419). Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide, fludioxonil, [4-(2,2-difluoro1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3carbonitrile] in or on carrot, roots at 7 parts per million (ppm); celtuce at 15 ppm; cottonseed subgroup 20C at 0.05 ppm; dragon fruit at 20 ppm; durian at 20 ppm; fennel, florence, fresh leaves and stalk at 15 ppm; jackfruit at 20 ppm; leaf petiole vegetable subgroup 22B at 15 ppm; leafy greens subgroup 4–16A at 30 ppm; mangosteen at 5 ppm; persimmon, Japanese at 5 ppm; sunflower subgroup 20B at 0.01 ppm; tropical and subtropical, small fruit, inedible peel, subgroup 24A at 20 ppm; vegetable, legume, group 6, except bean, dry and bean, succulent at 0.01 ppm; vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B, except carrot and ginseng at 0.75 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C, except yam, true, tuber at 6 ppm. Upon approval of the aforementioned tolerances, it is proposed that 40 CFR 180.516 be amended to remove established tolerances for the residues of fludioxonil, [4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3carbonitrile] in or on the raw agricultural commodities: Carrots at 7.0 ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 0.05 ppm; dragon fruit at 1.0 ppm; leaf petioles subgroup 4B at 15 ppm; leafy greens subgroup 4A at 30 ppm; longan at 20 ppm; lychee at 20 ppm; melon subgroup 9A at 0.03 ppm; safflower, seed at 0.01 ppm; Spanish lime at 20 ppm; sunflower, seed at 0.01 ppm; vegetable, legume, group 6 at 0.01 ppm; vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B at 0.75 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C at 6.0 ppm. The analytical method uses Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG– 597B. This method has passed an EPA petition method validation for several commodities, which is currently the enforcement method for fludioxonil. Contact: RD. 2. PP 0E8862. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2020– 0603). The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR–4), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.677 for residues of the insecticide cyflumetofen, 2methoxyethyl a-cyano-a-[4-(1,1dimethylethyl)phenyl]-b-oxo-2(trifluoromethyl)benzenepropanoate in or on Hop, dried cones at 30 parts per million (ppm). The ‘‘Method for VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 Determination of Residues of Cyflumetofen (BAS 9210 I) and its Metabolites in Plant Matrices Using LC– MS/MS; BASF Analytical Method Number: D1003; Dated: September 26, 2011’’ and ‘‘Independent Laboratory Validation of BASF Method D1003 for BAS 9210 I and B–1 in Hops using LC– MS/MS; Author: Nadzeya Homazava, 13 June 2017.’’ BASF Doc ID 2017/1002961 are used to measure and evaluate the chemical. Contact: RD. 3. PP 0F8853. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2020– 0375). Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide, bicyclopyrone in or on banana at 0.01 parts per million (ppm); broccoli at 0.01 ppm; garlic, bulb at 0.02 ppm; hops, dried cones at 0.04 ppm; horseradish at 0.015 ppm; onion, bulb: 0.02 ppm, onion, green at 0.05 ppm; papaya at 0.01 ppm; plantains at 0.01 ppm; strawberry at 0.01 ppm; sweet potato, roots at 0.02 ppm; timothy, forage at 0.9 ppm; timothy, hay at 1.5 ppm; and watermelon at 0.01 ppm. The Analytical methods GRM030.05A, GRM030.05B, GRM030.08A is used to measure and evaluate the chemical bicyclopyrone. Contact: RD. 4. PP 0F8855. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2020– 0607). Bayer CropScience, 800 N Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167 requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.661 for residues of the fungicide fluopyram (N-[2-[3-chloro-5(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]ethyl]-2(trifluoromethyl)benzamide) in or on coffee at 0.03 parts per million (ppm). High performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) is used to measure and evaluate the chemical fluopyram. Contact: RD 5. PP 0F8858. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2021– 0020). Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide, fludioxonil, [4-(2,2-difluoro1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3carbonitrile] in or on tree nut crop group 14–12, except pistachios at 0.2 parts per million (ppm) and almond hulls at 15 ppm. The analytical method uses Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG– 597B. This method has passed an EPA petition method validation for several commodities, which is currently the enforcement method for fludioxonil. Contact: RD. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Dated: February 12, 2021. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Program Support. [FR Doc. 2021–03714 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 15 [ET Docket No. 20–36; FCC 20–156; FRS 17403] Unlicensed White Space Device Operations in the Television Bands Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on the use of a terrain-based propagation model such as Longley-Rice for determining white space channel availability and seeks to develop a record on whether or not to implement such a model. In particular, the Commission seeks comment on the effect use of such a model would have on availability of channels for white space devices, how a terrain-based model such as LongleyRice could be implemented within the current white space device framework, the technical parameters necessary to use such a model for identifying available spectrum while protecting incumbents from harmful interference, and various database and device implementation issues. DATES: Comments are due on or before March 29, 2021; reply comments are due on or before April 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ET Docket No. 20–36, by any of the following methods: • Federal Communications Commission’s Website: http:// apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202–418–0530 or TTY: 202– 418–0432. For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hugh Van Tuyl, Office of Engineering and Technology, 202–418–7506, Hugh.VanTuyl@fcc.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25FEP1.SGM 25FEP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2021-0088; FRL-10020-47]


Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide 
Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (February 2021)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Filing of petition and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial 
filing of a pesticide petition 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 March 29, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2021-0088, by using the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at

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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.
    Due to the public health concerns related to COVID-19, the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Reading Room is closed to visitors with 
limited exceptions. The staff continues to provide remote customer 
service via email, phone, and webform. For the latest status 
information on EPA/DC services and docket access, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marietta Echeverria, Registration 
Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090, email address: 
[email protected]. 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.

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 
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 receipt of a pesticide petition 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 and/or part 180] for residues of 
pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. The Agency is 
taking public comment on the request before responding to the 
petitioner. EPA is not proposing any particular action at this time. 
EPA has determined that the pesticide petition described in this 
document contains 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 
supports granting of the pesticide petition. 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 this pesticide petition.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition that is the 
subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a 
docket EPA has created for this rulemaking. The docket for this 
petition 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 petition so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food 
commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained 
through the petition summary referenced in this unit.
Amended Tolerances for Non-Inerts
    1. PP 0F8855. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0607). Bayer CropScience, 800 N 
Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167, requests to amend the 
tolerance(s) in 40 CFR 180.661(a)(1) for residues of the fungicide 
fluopyram (N-[2-[3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]ethyl]-2-
(trifluoromethyl)benzamide) in or on Grain, cereal, group 15, except 
corn and rice from 4.0 parts per million (ppm) to 0.5 ppm, and Rapeseed 
subgroup 20A from 5.0 ppm to 0.3 ppm. High performance liquid 
chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/
MS) is used to measure and evaluate the chemical fluopyram. Contact: 
RD.
    2. PP 0F8855. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0607). Bayer CropScience, 800 N 
Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167, requests to amend the 
tolerance(s) in 40 CFR 180.661(2) for residues of the fungicide 
fluopyram (N-[2-[3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]ethyl]-2-
(trifluoromethyl)benzamide) and its metabolite 2-
(trifluoromethyl)benzamide, expressed in parent equivalents in or on 
the animal commodities of Cattle, fat from 0.70 ppm to 0.60 ppm, 
Cattle, meat from 0.80 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Cattle, meat byproducts from 
7.5 ppm to 6.0 ppm, Egg from 0.08 ppm to 0.06 ppm, Goat, fat from 0.70 
ppm to 0.60 ppm, Goat, meat from 0.80 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Goat, meat 
byproducts from 7.5 ppm to 6.0 ppm, Hog, fat from 0.20 ppm to 0.01 ppm, 
Hog, meat from 0.02 ppm to 0.01 ppm, Hog, meat byproducts from 0.20 ppm 
to 0.06 ppm, Horse, fat from 0.70 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Horse, meat from 
0.80 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Horse, meat byproducts from 7.5 ppm to 6.0 ppm, 
Poultry, fat from 0.04 ppm to 0.03 ppm, Poultry, meat from 0.04 ppm to 
0.03 ppm, Poultry, meat byproducts from 0.20 ppm to 0.10 ppm, Sheep, 
fat from 0.70 ppm to 0.60 ppm, Sheep, meat from 0.80 ppm to 0.60 ppm, 
and Sheep, meat byproducts from 7.5 ppm to 6.0 ppm. High performance 
liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry 
(LC/MS/MS) is used to measure and evaluate the chemical fluopyram and 
its metabolite 2-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide. Contact: RD.

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New Tolerances for Non-Inerts
    1. PP 0E8847. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0419). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide, 
fludioxonil, [4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-
carbonitrile] in or on carrot, roots at 7 parts per million (ppm); 
celtuce at 15 ppm; cottonseed subgroup 20C at 0.05 ppm; dragon fruit at 
20 ppm; durian at 20 ppm; fennel, florence, fresh leaves and stalk at 
15 ppm; jackfruit at 20 ppm; leaf petiole vegetable subgroup 22B at 15 
ppm; leafy greens subgroup 4-16A at 30 ppm; mangosteen at 5 ppm; 
persimmon, Japanese at 5 ppm; sunflower subgroup 20B at 0.01 ppm; 
tropical and subtropical, small fruit, inedible peel, subgroup 24A at 
20 ppm; vegetable, legume, group 6, except bean, dry and bean, 
succulent at 0.01 ppm; vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B, 
except carrot and ginseng at 0.75 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and 
corm, subgroup 1C, except yam, true, tuber at 6 ppm. Upon approval of 
the aforementioned tolerances, it is proposed that 40 CFR 180.516 be 
amended to remove established tolerances for the residues of 
fludioxonil, [4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-
carbonitrile] in or on the raw agricultural commodities: Carrots at 7.0 
ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 0.05 ppm; dragon fruit at 1.0 ppm; leaf 
petioles subgroup 4B at 15 ppm; leafy greens subgroup 4A at 30 ppm; 
longan at 20 ppm; lychee at 20 ppm; melon subgroup 9A at 0.03 ppm; 
safflower, seed at 0.01 ppm; Spanish lime at 20 ppm; sunflower, seed at 
0.01 ppm; vegetable, legume, group 6 at 0.01 ppm; vegetable, root, 
except sugar beet, subgroup 1B at 0.75 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and 
corm, subgroup 1C at 6.0 ppm. The analytical method uses Syngenta Crop 
Protection Method AG-597B. This method has passed an EPA petition 
method validation for several commodities, which is currently the 
enforcement method for fludioxonil. Contact: RD.
    2. PP 0E8862. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0603). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 
College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.677 for residues of the 
insecticide cyflumetofen, 2-methoxyethyl [alpha]-cyano-[alpha]-[4-(1,1-
dimethylethyl)phenyl]-[beta]-oxo-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzenepropanoate 
in or on Hop, dried cones at 30 parts per million (ppm). The ``Method 
for Determination of Residues of Cyflumetofen (BAS 9210 I) and its 
Metabolites in Plant Matrices Using LC-MS/MS; BASF Analytical Method 
Number: D1003; Dated: September 26, 2011'' and ``Independent Laboratory 
Validation of BASF Method D1003 for BAS 9210 I and B-1 in Hops using 
LC-MS/MS; Author: Nadzeya Homazava, 13 June 2017.'' BASF Doc ID 2017/
1002961 are used to measure and evaluate the chemical. Contact: RD.
    3. PP 0F8853. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0375). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide, 
bicyclopyrone in or on banana at 0.01 parts per million (ppm); broccoli 
at 0.01 ppm; garlic, bulb at 0.02 ppm; hops, dried cones at 0.04 ppm; 
horseradish at 0.015 ppm; onion, bulb: 0.02 ppm, onion, green at 0.05 
ppm; papaya at 0.01 ppm; plantains at 0.01 ppm; strawberry at 0.01 ppm; 
sweet potato, roots at 0.02 ppm; timothy, forage at 0.9 ppm; timothy, 
hay at 1.5 ppm; and watermelon at 0.01 ppm. The Analytical methods 
GRM030.05A, GRM030.05B, GRM030.08A is used to measure and evaluate the 
chemical bicyclopyrone. Contact: RD.
    4. PP 0F8855. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0607). Bayer CropScience, 800 N 
Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167 requests to establish a tolerance 
in 40 CFR part 180.661 for residues of the fungicide fluopyram (N-[2-
[3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]ethyl]-2-
(trifluoromethyl)benzamide) in or on coffee at 0.03 parts per million 
(ppm). High performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/
tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) is used to measure and evaluate the 
chemical fluopyram. Contact: RD
    5. PP 0F8858. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2021-0020). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide, 
fludioxonil, [4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-
carbonitrile] in or on tree nut crop group 14-12, except pistachios at 
0.2 parts per million (ppm) and almond hulls at 15 ppm. The analytical 
method uses Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG-597B. This method has 
passed an EPA petition method validation for several commodities, which 
is currently the enforcement method for fludioxonil. Contact: RD.

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

    Dated: February 12, 2021.
Delores Barber,
Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, 
Office of Program Support.
[FR Doc. 2021-03714 Filed 2-24-21; 8:45 am]
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