[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 15, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 56013-56015]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22855]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0756; FRL-8844-7]


Technical Amendments to Pesticide Regulations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is issuing this technical amendment to change references 
in several sections of 40 CFR part 180. These changes are necessary 
because of a final rule which was issued in the Federal Register of 
June 8, 2005. That final rule made miscellaneous changes to 40 CFR part 
180 to update generic provisions of EPA's procedural regulations 
relating to pesticide chemicals. The update was made necessary because 
of various changes made by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996.

DATES: This final rule is effective September 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0756. All documents in the 
docket are listed in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is 
not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain 
other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the 
Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 
Publicly available docket materials are available in the electronic 
docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard 
copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac 
Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The Docket 
Facility is open from 8:30 a.m.

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to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket 
Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Boyle, Field and External 
Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6304; fax number: (703) 305-5884; e-
mail address: boyle.kathryn@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. 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. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

II. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA is issuing this technical amendment to change references in 
several sections of 40 CFR part 180. These changes are necessary 
because of a final rule which was issued in the Federal Register of 
June 8, 2005 (70 FR 33354) (FRL-7706-9). That final rule made 
miscellaneous changes to 40 CFR part 180 to update generic provisions 
of EPA's procedural regulations relating to pesticide chemicals. The 
update was made necessary because of various changes made by the Food 
Quality Protection Act of 1996.
    Several amendments were made to Sec.  180.1. One of the amendments 
removed Sec.  180.1(d) while another amendment redesignated Sec.  
180.1(e) through Sec.  180.1(p) as new Sec.  180.1(d) through Sec.  
180.1(o). There are numerous references throughout 40 CFR part 180, 
subpart C to the definition of the term ``regional registration.'' 
Before the redesignation, the definition for ``regional registration'' 
was codified in Sec.  180.1(n); however, with the redesignation the 
definition was moved to Sec.  180.1(m). At that time there were no 
conforming amendments to make the necessary adjustments to the 
references found in other sections in 40 CFR part 180, subpart c. 
Therefore, most of the references to the definition of ``regional 
registration'' still indicate that the term is codified in Sec.  
180.1(n) rather than indicating that the term is now codified in Sec.  
180.1(m). This technical amendment merely corrects the reference to the 
definition of the term ``regional registration.''
    Additionally, Sec.  180.40(b) references Sec.  180.1(h) for a 
listing of commodities for which established tolerances may be applied 
to certain other related and similar commodities. With the 
redesignation that occurred, the listing is now in Sec.  180.1(g). This 
technical amendment also corrects Sec.  180.40(b).

B. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    This technical amendment is being issued under authority of 21 
U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    These technical amendments merely change references in the EPA 
regulations governing pesticide tolerances. The amendments are 
procedural in nature and do not have any impact on regulated parties or 
the public. A complete statutory and Executive Order review was 
provided in the procedural regulation that was printed on June 8, 2005 
(70 FR 33354) (FRL-7706-9).

IV. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the Agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and 
the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report 
containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, 
the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the 
United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. 
This rule is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pest.


    Dated: September 7, 2010.
William R. Diamond,
Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 180-- [AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.

Part 180 [Amended]

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2. In part 180 make the changes that appear in the following table:

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           In Section and paragraph              Reference     To Read
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Sec.   180.40(b)                                       Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(h)     180.1(g)
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Sec.   180.106(c) introductory text                    Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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Sec.   180.123(c) introductory text                    Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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Sec.   180.145(c) introductory text                    Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.205(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.222(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.253(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.254(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.259(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.261(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.275(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.284(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.294(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.298(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.300(c)                                             Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.304(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.315(b) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.349(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.355(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.396(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.399(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.401(b) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.408(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.415(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.432(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.441(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.447(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.448(c) introductory text                         40 CFR         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.451(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.494(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.503(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.573(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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180.587(c) introductory text                           Sec.         Sec.
                                                   180.1(n)     180.1(m)
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