Environmental Protection Agency January 16, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Acetamiprid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-683
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of acetamiprid in or on bushberry subgroup 13-07B; caneberry subgroup 13- 07A; low growing berry subgroup 13-07G; onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A; and onion, green, subgroup 3-07B. Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Clarification for Chemical Identification Describing Activated Phosphors for TSCA Inventory Purposes
Document Number: E8-681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes a clarification under which activated phosphors that are not on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(b) Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) would be considered to be new chemical substances under TSCA section 5, thus would be subject to the notification requirements under TSCA section 5(a) new chemical notification requirements. In certain letters and other interpretations issued by EPA from 1978 to 2003, it appears that the Agency erroneously indicated that activated phosphors constitute solid mixtures for purposes of the TSCA Inventory, and thus that they were not separately reportable as chemical substances under TSCA section 5(a) new chemical notification requirements. This proposed clarification is necessary because EPA's interpretations in this area have not been consistent. Given this past inconsistency, EPA is seeking comment on its proposed clarfication.
Mandipropamid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-677
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of mandipropamid, 4-chloro-N-[2-[3-methoxy-4-(2-propynyloxy)phenyl]ethyl]- alpha-(2-propynyloxy)-benzeneacetamide in or on Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A; Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; vegetable, fruiting, group 8; okra; vegetable, leafy except brassica, group 4; vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; grape; grape, raisin; onion, dry bulb; onion, green; and potato, wet peel. Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Petition Requesting EPA to Issue a Notice of Intent to Cancel the Registrations of M-44 Sodium Cyanide Capsules and Sodium Fluoroacetate; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-676
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 16, 2007, concerning a petition that EPA received from Sinapu, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Beyond Pesticides, Forest Guardians, Predator Defense, Western Wildlife Conservancy, Sierra Club, The Rewilding Institute, Animal Defense League of Arizona, and Animal Welfare Institute. The petition requested EPA to issue a notice of intent to cancel the registrations of M-44 sodium cyanide capsules and sodium fluoroacetate. The Agency is seeking further substantive comment on this petition, and will post a document with specific questions under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP- 2007-0944. This Federal Register notice is extending the comment period from January 16, 2008, to March 5, 2008.
Diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone (Amical 48) Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability, and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E8-674
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide Diiodomethyl p- tolyl sulfone (Amical 48), and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Deletion of Risk Management Plan SORN
Document Number: E8-659
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Emergency Management, is giving notice that it is deleting the system of records for the Risk Management Plan Review Access List. The information in this system of record is neither indexed nor retrieved by a personal identifier.
Guidance for Conducting Prospective Ground-Water Studies
Document Number: E8-653
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing for public comment guidance for conducting prospective ground-water (PGW) studies. This study, which is required by EPA on a case-by-case basis, is conducted in a controlled setting and provides EPA with data for evaluating the impact of legal pesticide use on ground water quality. The PGW guidance document describes how to conduct a PGW monitoring study, milestones for consulting with EPA, and how to report results to EPA. Data generated from these field studies have proven valuable to EPA scientists and risk managers as they are specifically designed to relate pesticide use indicated on the label to measurements of the pesticide and its degradates in ground water used as a source of drinking water.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request; Pesticide Data Call-In Program; EPA ICR No. 2288.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E8-602
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew and consolidate several existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the consolidated ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of this information collection. The consolidated ICR, entitled: ``Pesticide Data Call-In Program'' (identified by EPA ICR No. 2288.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new), will consolidate the following currently approved ICRs: ``Data Call-Ins for the Special Review and Registration Review Programs'' (identified by EPA ICR No. 0922.07 and OMB Control No. 2070-0057); ``Data Generation for Pesticide Reregistration'' (identified by EPA ICR No. 1504.05 and OMB Control No. 2070-0107); and ``Data Acquisition for Anticipated Residue and Percent of Crop Treated'' (identified by EPA ICR No. 1911.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0164).
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-601
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Organic Esters of Phosphoric Acid Risk Assessments Risk Reduction Options; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-540
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide organic esters of phosphoric acid, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for organic esters of phosphoric acid through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. This is Phase 3 of the 4- Process. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Dichlorvos (DDVP); Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations containing dichlorvos (DDVP).
Pesticide Product Registration Approval
Document Number: E8-444
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of applications to register the pesticide products R-Octenol, Technical Indole-3-Acetic Acid, Quillaja Extract, and Shake-Away Critter Repellent Granules containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.