[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18586-18589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07076]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0121; FRL-9381-9]


Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and 
Comment and Other Docket Acts

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period 
for several registration reviews. 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, 
the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable 
adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review 
dockets contain information that will assist the public in 
understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may 
consider during the course of registration reviews. 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. This document also announces the Agency's 
intent not to open registration review dockets for iodomethane or 
ethametsulfuron-methyl. Iodomethane and ethametsulfuron-methyl are 
undergoing phase-outs of all U.S. pesticide registrations. The 
cancellations of the iodomethane end use registrations became effective 
on December 31, 2012, and the cancellation of the sole technical 
product registration will become effective on December 1, 2015. The 
cancellations of all ethametsulfuron-methyl product registrations 
became effective on February 20, 2013. Therefore, iodomethane and 
ethametsulfuron-methyl are not scheduled for review under the 
registration review program.
    This document also announces the registration review case closures 
for the pesticides alkyl amine hydrochloride (case 3051) and 
halofenozide (case 7425), and the availability of their 
respective Case Closure Documents. The cancellation of all alkyl amine 
hydrochloride registrations became effective on October 17, 2012. The 
cancellation of all U.S. halofenozide registrations became effective 
December 21, 2012. These case closure are being announced herein with 
no comment period.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments identified by the docket identification 
(ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the 
table in Unit III.A., by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information 
contact: The Chemical Review Manager identified in the table in Unit 
III.A. for the pesticide of interest.
    For general information contact: Jane Robbins, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-0048; fax 
number: (703) 308-8090; email address: robbins.jane@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, farmworker, 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.

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 email. 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.

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    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.
    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.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the 
Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population 
who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other 
factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human 
health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the 
pesticide(s) discussed in this document, compared to the general 
population.

II. Authority

    EPA is initiating its reviews of the pesticides identified in this 
document pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Procedural Regulations 
for Registration Review at 40 CFR part 155, subpart C. Section 3(g) of 
FIFRA provides, among other things, that the registrations of 
pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years. Under FIFRA, a pesticide 
product may be registered or remain registered only if it meets the 
statutory standard for registration given in FIFRA section 3(c)(5). 
When used in accordance with widespread and commonly recognized 
practice, the pesticide product must perform its intended function 
without unreasonable adverse effects on the environment; that is, 
without any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, or a human 
dietary risk from residues that result from the use of a pesticide in 
or on food.

III. Registration Reviews

A. What action is the agency taking?

    As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is reviewing the pesticide 
registrations identified in the table in this unit to assure that they 
continue to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration--that is, they 
can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health 
or the environment. A pesticide's registration review begins when the 
Agency establishes a docket for the pesticide's registration review 
case, and opens the docket for public review and comment. At present, 
EPA is opening registration review dockets for the cases identified in 
the following table.

                                   Table--Registration Review Dockets Opening
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                                                                                       Chemical review manager
 Registration review case name and No.                 Docket ID No.                telephone No., email address
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Alkylbenzene sulfonates (ABS) (Case      EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0097                       Wanda Henson, 703-308-6345,
 4006).                                                                     henson.wanda@epa.gov.
Bacillus sphaericus (Case 6052).                                                                            8097,
                                                                                     bacchus.shanaz@epa.gov.
Bromoxynil and esters (Case 2070).                                                                            5076,
                                                                                     hathaway.margaret@epa.gov.
Dimethomorph (Case 7021)......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0045                       Monica Wait, 703-347-8019,
                                                                                     wait.monica@epa.gov.
EPTC (Case 64)................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0720                       Carissa Cyran, 703-347-8781,
                                                                                     cyran.carissa@epa.gov.
Fluopicolide (Case 7055)......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0037                       Rusty Wasem, 703-305-6979,
                                                                                     wasem.russell@epa.gov.
Gibberellins (Case 4110)......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0939                       Menyon Adams, 703-347-8496,
                                                                                     adams.menyon@epa.gov.
Iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium (Case 7253).                                                                            8778,
                                                                                    st. clair.katherine@epa.gov.
Monosodium Methanearsonate (MSMA), also  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0107                       Garland Waleko, 703-308-
 known as Methanearsonic acid salts                                                  8049,
 (Case 2395).                                                               waleko.garland@epa.gov.
Niclosamide (Case 2455) and     EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0137                       Kelly Ballard, 703-305-8126,
 TFM/Lampricide (Case 3082).                                                ballard.kelly@epa.gov.
Octenol (Case 6033)...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0940                       Leonard Cole, 703-305-5412,
                                                                                     cole.leonard@epa.gov.
1-Octadecanaminium,N,N-dimethyl-N-[3-    EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0096                       Elizabeth Hernandez, 703-347-
 (trihydroxysilyl)propyl],chloride                                                   0241,
 (Case 5100).                                                               hernandez.elizabeth@epa.gov
                                                                                     .
Prometon (Case 2545)..........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0068                       Steven Snyderman 703-347-
                                                                                     0249,
                                                                                     snyderman.steven@epa.gov.
Prometryn (Case 467)..........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0032                       Christina Scheltema, 703-308-
                                                                                     2201,
                                                                                     scheltema.christina@epa.gov
                                                                                     .
Trichloromelamine (TCM) (Case 3144).                                                                            0163,
                                                                                     murasaki.seiichi@epa.gov.
Triclosan (Case 2340).........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0811                       Sandra O'Neill, 703-347-
                                                                                     0141,
                                                                                     oneill.sandra@epa.gov.
Trifloxystrobin (Case 7028)...  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0074                       Moana Appleyard, 703-308-
                                                                                     8175,
                                                                                     appleyard.moana@epa.gov.

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Trimethoxysilyl quats (Case 3148).                                                                            0241,
                                                                                     hernandez.elizabeth@epa.gov
                                                                                     .
T99 (1-Tetradecanaminium,N,N-dimethyl-N- EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0085                       Elizabeth Hernandez, 703-347-
 [3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyl]-                                                       0241,
 ,chloride) (Case 5113).                                                    hernandez.elizabeth@epa.gov
                                                                                     .
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    EPA is announcing that it will not be opening a docket for 
iodomethane. As per a November 14, 2012, Memorandum of Agreement 
between the Agency and the sole iodomethane registrant, Arysta 
LifeScience North America, LLC., iodomethane is undergoing a phase-out 
of all U.S. pesticide registrations. The cancellations of the end use 
registrations became effective on December 31, 2012. The cancellation 
of the sole technical product registration will become effective on 
December 1, 2015. The Federal Register notice announcing the Agency's 
receipt of the request for voluntary cancellation of all iodomethane 
product registrations was published for public comment on November 21, 
2012 (77 FR 69840) (FRL-9370-2). The public comment period closed on 
December 21, 2012. One comment was received, and the comment was 
addressed in the cancellation order for iodomethane registrations that 
was published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2013 (78 FR 3417) 
(FRL-9375-9). Because the last iodomethane registration will be 
cancelled as of December 1, 2015, EPA will not schedule iodomethane for 
review under the registration review program.
    EPA is also announcing that it will not be opening a docket for 
ethametsulfuron-methyl. The cancellation of all product registrations 
became effective on February 20, 2013. The Federal Register notice 
announcing the Agency's receipt of the request for voluntary 
cancellation of all ethametsulfuron-methly product registrations was 
published for public comment on December 5, 2012 (77 FR 72343) (FRL-
9370-4). No comments were submitted to the Agency. The Federal Register 
notice announcing the Agency's cancellation of all ethametsulfuron-
methyl product registrations was published on February 20, 2013 (78 FR 
11879) (FRL-9377-2).
    This notice also announces the registration review case closures 
for the pesticides alkyl amine hydrochloride (case 3051) and 
halofenozide (case 7425), and the availability of their 
respective Case Closure Documents. For alkyl amine chloride, the Notice 
of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide 
Registrations was issued on February 29, 2012, and no public comments 
received during the 30-day comment period impacted the Agency's 
decision to grant the cancellation request. On October 17, 2012, the 
Agency published the Cancellation Order for all alkyl amine 
hydrochloride product registrations in the Federal Register (77 FR 
63829) (FRL-9365-9). Due to the cancellation of all registered alkyl 
amine hydrochloride products in the United States, the Agency closed 
the registration review case for alkyl amine hydrochloride, pursuant to 
40 CFR 155.42(c). In addition to the registration review Case Closure 
Document, the registration review docket (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1039) for 
alkyl amine hydrochloride, also includes other relevant documents 
related to the registration review of this case. This action is not 
open for public comment.
    For halofenozide, the Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily 
Cancel Pesticide Registrations and Terminate All Uses was issued on 
September 26, 2012, for a 30-day public comment period (77 FR 59190) 
(FRL-9362-9); the Agency did not receive any comments. On December 21, 
2012, the Agency issued the Cancellation Order for All Pesticide 
Registrations and Termination of All Uses for Halofenozide (77 FR 
75631) (FRL-9373-6). All U.S. halofenozide pesticide registrations have 
been cancelled, effective December 21, 2012. Due to the cancellation of 
all halofenozide products in the United States, the Agency closed the 
registration review case for halofenozide, pursuant to 40 CFR 
155.42(c). The Halofenozide Case Closure Document, is available in its 
registration review docket (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0231) along with other 
relevant documents related to the registration review of this case. 
This action is not open for public comment.

B. Docket Content

    1. Review dockets. The registration review dockets contain 
information that the Agency may consider in the course of the 
registration review. The Agency may include information from its files 
including, but not limited to, the following information:
     An overview of the registration review case status.
     A list of current product registrations and registrants.
     Federal Register notices regarding any pending 
registration actions.
     Federal Register notices regarding current or pending 
tolerances.
     Risk assessments.
     Bibliographies concerning current registrations.
     Summaries of incident data.
     Any other pertinent data or information.
    Each docket contains a document summarizing what the Agency 
currently knows about the pesticide case, and a preliminary work plan 
for anticipated data and assessment needs. Additional documents provide 
more detailed information. During this public comment period, the 
Agency is asking that interested persons identify any additional 
information they believe the Agency should consider during the 
registration reviews of these pesticides. The Agency identifies in each 
docket the areas where public comment is specifically requested, though 
comment in any area is welcome.
    2. Other related information. More information on these cases, 
including the active ingredients for each case, may be located in the 
registration review schedule on the Agency's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/schedule.htm. Information on 
the Agency's registration review program and its implementing 
regulation may be seen at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review.
    3. Information submission requirements. Anyone may submit data or 
information in response to this document. To be considered during a 
pesticide's registration review, the submitted data or information must 
meet the following requirements:
     To ensure that EPA will consider data or information 
submitted, interested persons must submit the data or information 
during the comment period. The Agency may, at its discretion, consider 
data or information submitted at a later date.

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     The data or information submitted must be presented in a 
legible and useable form. For example, an English translation must 
accompany any material that is not in English and a written transcript 
must accompany any information submitted as an audiographic or 
videographic record. Written material may be submitted in paper or 
electronic form.
     Submitters must clearly identify the source of any 
submitted data or information.
     Submitters may request the Agency to reconsider data or 
information that the Agency rejected in a previous review. However, 
submitters must explain why they believe the Agency should reconsider 
the data or information in the pesticide's registration review.
    As provided in 40 CFR 155.58, the registration review docket for 
each pesticide case will remain publicly accessible through the 
duration of the registration review process; that is, until all actions 
required in the final decision on the registration review case have 
been completed.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: March 19, 2013.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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