[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 29, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60116-60117]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24431]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

 [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0796; FRL-8847-6]


Biopesticides Registration Review Final Decisions; Notice of 
Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's final 
registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in 
Unit II.A. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide 
registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the 
statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can 
perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse 
effects on human health or the environment. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide-specific information, 
contact: The person listed for the specific pesticide of interest 
provided in the table in Unit II.A., Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001.
    For general information on the registration review program, 
contact: Kevin Costello, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-5026; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: 
costello.kevin@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    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 person listed for the specific pesticide of interest 
provided in the table in Unit II.A.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    EPA has established a docket for this action under the docket 
identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest 
provided in the table in Unit II.A. Publicly available docket materials 
are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office 
of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One 
Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The 
hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket 
Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

II. Background

A. What action is the Agency taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), this notice announces the 
availability of EPA's final registration review decisions for the 
pesticides shown in the following table.
    Capsaicin is a naturally occurring polymer that comprises the 
principal active element of chili peppers (genus Capsaicum). Capsaicin 
is used as a fungicide, insect repellent and

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vertebrate animal repellent. Use sites are indoor and outdoor 
terrestrial uses. Applications are residential, commercial and when 
applied as a defensive repellent, circumstantial.
    Garlic oil is the volatile oil extracted from the bulb of the 
garlic plant or the entire plant. Garlic oil is used as a repellent for 
the control of insects, mites, birds, deer, rabbits and squirrels and 
is registered for use on terrestrial food and feed such as vegetables, 
fruits, nuts, and grains. Garlic oil is also registered for use on 
terrestrial non-food crops such as ornamental plants and shrubs.

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                                                                      Chemical review manager, telephone No., e-
Registration review case name and No.     Pesticide docket ID No.                    mail address
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Capsaicin (4018).....................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0121.........  Chris Pfeifer703-308-0031pfeifer.chris@epa.gov
Garlic Oil (4007)....................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0113.........  Cheryl Greene703-308-0352greene.cheryl@epa.gov
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    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.57, a registration review decision is the 
Agency's determination whether a pesticide meets, or does not meet, the 
standard for registration in FIFRA. EPA has considered capsaicin and 
garlic oil in light of the FIFRA standard for registration. The 
pesticides listed above Final Decision documents in the dockets listed 
above describe the Agency's rationale for issuing a registration review 
final decision for these pesticides.
    In addition to the final registration review decision document, the 
registration review docket for capsaicin and garlic oil also includes 
other relevant documents related to the registration review of this 
case. The proposed registration review decision was posted to the 
docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new 
information. During the 60-day comment period, no public comments were 
received.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket 
for capsaicin and garlic oil will remain open until all actions 
required in the final decision have been completed.
    Background on the registration review program is provided at: 
http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review. Links to earlier 
documents related to the registration review of this pesticide are 
provided at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/reg_review_status.htm.

B. What is the Agency's authority for taking this action?

    Section 3(g) of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 155, subpart C, provide 
authority for this action.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Registration review, Pesticides and 
pests, Capsaicin and Garlic Oil.

    Dated: September 22, 2010.
W. Michael McDavit,
Acting Director, Biopesticide and Pollution Prevention Division, Office 
of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-24431 Filed 9-28-10; 8:45 am]
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