[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 245 (Wednesday, December 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80494-80496]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32151]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0983; FRL-8855-9]


Busan 74 (HPMTS); and Nithiazine; Registration Review Proposed 
Decisions; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed 
registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in 
Unit II.A. and opens a public comment period on the proposed decisions. 
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 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.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 22, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket 
identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest 
provided in the table in Unit II.A., by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). 
Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket identification 
(ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the 
table in Unit II.A. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be 
included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line 
at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: 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., 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 either 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide-specific information, 
contact: The Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest 
identified in the table in Unit II.A.
    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 Chemical Review Manager listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

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 e-mail. 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 submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
    ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.

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    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. Background

A. What action is the agency taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this notice announces the availability 
of EPA's proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides 
shown in the following table, and opens a 60-day public comment period 
on the proposed decisions.
    Nithiazine, (case  7415) is an insecticide belonging to 
the neonicotinoid class of pesticides, which have been synthesized 
based on the structure of the naturally occurring pesticide nicotine 
(present in tobacco). Nithiazine was first registered by EPA in 1995. 
It is registered for use primarily for house fly control in animal 
housing facilities (especially poultry facilities; also feed lots, 
dairy barns, loafing sheds, and stables), and in industrial and other 
locations (such as garbage chutes, dumpsters, loading docks, grease 
pits, rest areas, and outdoor restrooms).
    Busan 74 (HPMTS) (case  3033) was first registered in the 
United States in 1968 and a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) 
for Busan 74 (HPMTS) was issued in 1995. There are currently no 
registered end-use products for HPMTS. There is one registered 
manufacturing use product (MUP) (EPA Reg. No.1448-31) that contains 
HPMTS as the active ingredient. The MUP is for formulating use only and 
the labeling prohibits the product's sale, distribution, or use.

           Table--Registration Review Proposed Final Decisions
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                                                      Chemical review
 Registration review case name   Pesticide docket    manager, telephone
          and number                ID number         number,  E-mail
                                                     address, mail code
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Nithiazine (Case No. 7415)....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0  Yan Donovan, (703)
                                 847.               605-0194,
                                                    donovan.yan@epa.gov,
                                                    Mail Code: 7508P.
Busan 74 (HPMTS) (Case No.      EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0  Rebecca von dem
 3053).                          241.               Hagen, (703) 305-
                                                    6785, vondem-hagen.rebecca@epa.gov, Mail Code: 7510P.
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    The registration review docket for a pesticide includes earlier 
documents related to the registration review of the case. For example, 
the review opened with the posting of a Summary Document, containing a 
Preliminary Work Plan, for public comment. For Nithiazine, a Final Work 
Plan was posted to the docket following public comment on the initial 
docket. For Busan 74 (HPMTS), a Preliminary Work Plan was posted to the 
docket followed by a public comment period. Because no additional data 
are required and a ``no effect'' on any federally listed threatened or 
endangered species determination has been made, the Agency is 
publishing a combined Final Work Plan and Proposed Final Decision for 
HPMTS.
    The documents in the dockets describe EPA's proposed registration 
review decisions of the pesticides included in the table in Unit II.A. 
These proposed registration review decisions are supported by the 
rationales included in those documents. Following public comment, the 
Agency will issue final registration review decisions for products 
containing the pesticides listed in the table in Unit II.A.
    The registration review program is being conducted under 
congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both 
to make timely decisions and to involve the public. Section 3(g) of the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as 
amended, required EPA to establish by regulation procedures for 
reviewing pesticide registrations, originally with a goal of reviewing 
each pesticide's registration every 15 years to ensure that a pesticide 
continues to meet the FIFRA standard for registration. The Agency's 
final rule to implement this program was issued in August 2006 and 
became effective in October 2006, and appears at 40 CFR part 155, 
subpart C. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 (PRIA) 
was amended and extended in September 2007. FIFRA, as amended by PRIA 
in 2007, requires EPA to complete registration review decisions by 
October 1, 2022, for all pesticides registered as of October 1, 2007.
    The registration review final rule at 40 CFR 155.58(a) provides for 
a minimum 60-day public comment period on all proposed registration 
review decisions. This comment period is intended to provide an 
opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating any 
necessary amendments to the proposed decision. All comments should be 
submitted using the methods in ADDRESSES, and must be received by EPA 
on or before the closing date. These comments will become part of the 
docket for the pesticides included in the table in Unit II.A. Comments 
received after the close of the comment period will be marked ``late.'' 
EPA is not required to consider these late comments.
    The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by the 
closing date and will provide a ``Response to Comments Memorandum'' in 
the docket. The final registration review decision will explain the 
effect that any comments had on the decision and provide the Agency's 
response to significant comments.
    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 Busan 74 (HPMTS) and 
Nithiazine 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, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Busan 74, Nithiazine, Pesticides and pests.


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    Dated: December 15, 2010.
Joan Harrigan-Farrelly,
Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-32151 Filed 12-21-10; 8:45 am]
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