[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 54841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21602]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 152

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0456; FRL-9396-2]
RIN 2070-AJ58


Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture; 
Pesticides; Satisfaction of Data Requirements; Procedures To Ensure 
Protection of Data Submitters' Rights

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of submission to the Secretary of Agriculture.

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SUMMARY: This document notifies the public as required by the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that the EPA 
Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) a draft final rule titled: 
``Pesticides; Satisfaction of Data Requirements; Procedures to Ensure 
Protection of Data Submitters' Rights.'' The draft regulatory document 
is not available to the public until after it has been signed and made 
available by EPA.

DATES: See Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0456, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the 
telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-5805. Please review 
the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket 
available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Drewes, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0107; email address: 
drewes.scott@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. What action is EPA taking?

    Section 25(a)(2)(B) of FIFRA requires the EPA Administrator to 
provide the Secretary of USDA with a copy of any draft final rule at 
least 30 days before signing it in final form for publication in the 
Federal Register. The draft final rule is not available to the public 
until after it has been signed by EPA. If the Secretary of USDA 
comments in writing regarding the draft final rule within 15 days after 
receiving it, the EPA Administrator shall include the comments of the 
Secretary of USDA, if requested by the Secretary of USDA, and the EPA 
Administrator's response to those comments with the final rule that 
publishes in the Federal Register. If the Secretary of USDA does not 
comment in writing within 15 days after receiving the draft final rule, 
the EPA Administrator may sign the final rule for publication in the 
Federal Register any time after the 15-day period.

II. Do any statutory and Executive Order reviews apply to this 
notification?

    No. This document is merely a notification of submission to the 
Secretary of USDA. As such, none of the regulatory assessment 
requirements apply to this document.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 152

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: August 20, 2013.
Steve Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-21602 Filed 9-5-13; 8:45 am]
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