[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25436-25438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10297]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0106; FRL-9385-4]


Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Receipt of Applications; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications requesting 
experimental use permits (EUPs). The Agency has determined that the 
permits

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may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the 
potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice 
of receipt and is seeking comments on these applications.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 31, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the EUP File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of 
this document, 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.htm.
    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: A contact person is listed at the end 
of each EUP application summary and may be contacted by telephone, 
email, or mail. Mail correspondence to the Biopesticides and Pollution 
Prevention Division (BPPD) (7511P), or Registration Division (RD) 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. As part of the 
mailing address, include the contact person's name, division, and mail 
code.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or 
sponsor research on pesticides, 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.
    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 pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can allow manufacturers to 
field test pesticides under development. Manufacturers are required to 
obtain an EUP before testing new pesticides or new uses of pesticides 
if they conduct experimental field tests on 10 acres or more of land or 
1 acre or more of water. A copy of the applications and any information 
submitted is available for public review in the docket established for 
these EUP applications. Following the review of the applications and 
any comments and data received in response to this solicitation, EPA 
will decide whether to issue or deny the requests, and if issued, the 
conditions under which the tests are to be conducted. Any issuance of 
an EUP will be announced in the Federal Register.
    Therefore, pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency has determined 
that the following EUP applications may be of regional and national 
significance, and therefore is seeking public comment on the following 
EUP applications:
    1. 89633-EUP-R. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0070). Submitter: Toxcel, 7140 
Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville, VA 20155-3061, on behalf of Moghu 
Research Center, Ltd., BVC 311, KRIBB, Yuseong, Daejeon, 305-
333, Korea. Pesticide Chemical: Methiozolin. Type of Chemical: 
Herbicide. Summary of Request: The applicant proposes use of 2,003.4 
pounds (lb) active ingredient (a.i.) per year (954 gallons (gal.) of 
formulation) for 2 years totaling 4,006.8 lb a.i. (1,908 gal. of 
formulation) over 768 acres on 166 golf courses (greens, green collar 
and surrounds, tees, and fairways) in 34 states. The first year of the 
spring program is from April 2014 to June 2014 followed by October 2014 
to November 2014. The first year of the fall program is from November 
2014 to March 2015. The second year of the spring program is from March 
2015 to June 2015 followed by October 2015 to November 2015. The second 
year of the fall program is from November 2015 to March 2016. Contact: 
Emily Hartman, RD, (703) 347-0189, email address: 
hartman.emily@epa.gov.
    2. 89668-EUP-R. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0254). Submitter: Robert I. Rose, 
Ph.D., on behalf of James Mains, Ph.D., Mosquito Mate, Inc., 1122 Oak 
Hill Drive, Lexington, KY 40505-3322. Pesticide Chemical: Wolbachia 
pipientis. Type of Chemical: Insecticide. Summary of Request: The 
applicant

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proposes release of 30,000 male Aedes albopictus mosquitoes infected 
with the Wolbachia pipientis microbial pesticide per week for 6 months 
in neighborhoods of Lexington, KY. The released male mosquitoes are 
expected to mate with indigenous female Aedes albopictus, causing 
conditional sterility and resulting in mosquito population decline and 
potential elimination. Adult and egg collection data from treated areas 
will be compared to those in an untreated control site to examine for 
the effect of the released product in the indigenous population. 
Contact: Shanaz Bacchus, BPPD, (703) 308-8097, email address: 
bacchus.shanaz@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Experimental use permits.

    Dated: April 24, 2013.
 Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-10297 Filed 4-30-13; 8:45 am]
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