[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20666-20667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8548]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0197; FRL-8867-3]


Streptomyces Strain K61, and Wood Oils and Gums; 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 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 identified in the table in Unit II.A. For general 
information on the registration review program for biopesticides, 
contact: Chris Pfeifer, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division 
(7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 308-0031; fax number: (703) 308-7026; e-mail address: 
pfeifer.chris@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 pesticide-specific contact person listed in the table in 
Unit II.A.

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

    EPA has established dockets for these actions under the docket 
identification (ID) numbers listed in the table in Unit II.A. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
dockets 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, this notice announces the availability 
of EPA's final registration review decisions for the pesticides shown 
in the following table. A brief description of each pesticide and its 
use(s) is provided after the table.

              Table 1--Registration Review Final Decisions
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                                                     Pesticide specific
  Registration review case     Pesticide docket ID     contact person,
       name and number                 No.          telephone number, e-
                                                        mail address
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Streptomyces Strain K61 Case  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0509  Anna Gross, (703)
 No.: 6066.                                          305-5614,
                                                     gross.anna@epa.gov.
Wood Oils and Gums..........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0258  Sadaf Shaukat, (703)
Case No.: 3150..............                         347-8670,
                                                     shaukat.sadaf@epa.gov.
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    1. Streptomyces Strain K61 (6066). Streptomyces Strain K61 is a 
naturally occurring soil bacterium registered for control of seed, root 
and stem rot, and to prevent wilt of ornamentals, vegetables and tree 
and forest seedlings caused by Fusarium, Alternaria, and Phomopsis. 
Streptomyces Strain K61 also suppresses root rots of Pythium, 
Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia in greenhouse plants and is used as a seed 
treatment for seed or soil borne damping off and early root rot.
    2. Wood Oils and Gums (3150). The Wood Oils and Gums registration 
review case no longer contains any other wood oils or gums with active 
ingredients with registered products except for Cedar oil. As a 
biochemical active ingredient, products containing Cedar oil are 
registered as insect repellents.
    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 the pesticides 
listed in the above table in light of the FIFRA standard for 
registration. The Final Decision documents in the listed dockets 
describe the Agency's rationale for issuing registration review final 
decisions for these pesticides.

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    In addition to the final registration review decision documents, 
the registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the above 
table also include other relevant documents related to the registration 
review of these cases. The proposed registration review decisions were 
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 concerning the pesticides listed in the above 
table.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case dockets 
for the pesticides listed in the above table 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 these pesticides are 
provided at the following Web addresses:
    1. Streptomyces Strain K61 (6066): http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/streptomyces/index.html
    2. Wood Oils and gums (3150): http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/wood-oils/index.html

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, Pesticides and pests, Registration 
review, Streptomyces Strain K61, and Wood Oils and Gums.

    Dated: March 30, 2011.
Keith A. Matthews,
Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-8548 Filed 4-12-11; 8:45 am]
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