[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 134 (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 41178]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17464]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Chapter I

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0197; FRL-8880-7]
RIN 2070-ZA11


Pesticides; Policies Concerning Products Containing Nanoscale 
Materials; Opportunity for Public Comment; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed policy statement; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA issued a proposed policy statement in the Federal Register 
of June 17, 2011, concerning possible approaches for obtaining 
information about what nanoscale materials are present in registered 
pesticide products. This document extends the comment period for 30 
days, from July 18, 2011, to August 17, 2011.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPP-2010-0197, must be received on or before August 17, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES 
in the Federal Register document of Friday, June 17, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jed Costanza, Antimicrobials Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 347-0204; fax number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: 
costanza.jed@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends the public comment 
period established in the Federal Register of June 17, 2011 (76 FR 
35383) (FRL-8877-9). In that document, EPA sought comment on several 
possible approaches for obtaining information about what nanoscale 
materials are present in registered pesticide products. Four requests 
for a 30-day extension of the comment period were submitted by CropLife 
America, the Biocides Panel of the American Chemical Council, the 
Chemical Producers & Distributors Association, and the International 
Center for Technology Assessment. These requests are in docket EPA-HQ-
OPP-2010-0197, accessible via http://www.regulations.gov. EPA is hereby 
extending the comment period, which was set to end on July 18, 2011, to 
August 17, 2011.
    To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the June 17, 2011 
Federal Register document. If you have questions, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Nanotechnology, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: July 6, 2011.
 William R. Diamond,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2011-17464 Filed 7-12-11; 8:45 am]
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