[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 133 (Friday, July 11, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39975-39976]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16275]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 168

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0607; FRL-9913-18]
RIN 2070-AJ53


Withdrawal of Labeling of Pesticide Products and Devices for 
Export

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: In the Federal Register of April 30, 2014, EPA published a 
direct final rule amending the regulations that pertain to the labeling 
of pesticide products and devices intended solely for export. In 
accordance with the procedures described in the April 30, 2014 Federal 
Register document, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule, because 
the Agency received adverse comments.

DATES: Effective July 11, 2014 the rule published in the Federal 
Register of April 30, 2014 (79 FR 24347) (FRL-9909-82) is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Boyle, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of

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Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6304; 
email address: boyle.kathryn@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Does this action apply to me?

    A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the April 
30, 2014 Federal Register document. If you have questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. What rule is being withdrawn?

    In the April 30, 2014 Federal Register document, EPA amended the 
labeling regulations for pesticide products and devices intended solely 
for export to allow placement of required information on collateral 
labeling attached to a shipping container of such products rather than 
on the label of each individual product in such a shipment by direct 
final rule. In accordance with the procedures described in the April 
30, 2014 Federal Register document, EPA is withdrawing the direct final 
rule, because the Agency received adverse comments, copies of which are 
available in the docket. Elsewhere in this Federal Register, EPA is 
proposing a rule to seek public comment on the labeling regulations and 
the issues raised by the adverse comments received.

III. How do I access the docket?

    To access the docket, please go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
follow the online instructions using the docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0607. Additional information about the Docket Facility is also 
provided under ADDRESSES in the April 30, 2014 Federal Register 
document. If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

IV. Good Cause Finding

    EPA finds that there is ``good cause'' under the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B)) to withdraw the rule 
discussed in this document without prior notice and comment. For this 
document, notice and comment is impracticable and unnecessary because 
EPA is under a time limit to publish this withdrawal. It was determined 
that this document is not subject to the 30-day delay of effective date 
generally required by 5 U.S.C. 553(d). This withdrawal must become 
effective prior to the effective date of the rule being withdrawn.

V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This document withdraws regulatory requirements that have not gone 
into effect. As such, the Agency has determined that this withdrawal 
will not have any adverse impacts, economic or otherwise. The statutory 
and Executive Order review requirements applicable to the rule being 
withdrawn were discussed in the April 30, 2014 Federal Register 
document. Those review requirements do not apply to this action because 
it is a withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended 
requirements.

VI. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    Pursuant to the CRA (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a 
report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. 
Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General 
of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal 
Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2). Section 808 of the CRA allows the issuing agency to make a rule 
effective sooner than otherwise provided by CRA if the agency makes a 
good cause finding that notice and public procedure is impracticable, 
unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. As required by 5 
U.S.C. 808(2), this determination is supported by a brief statement in 
Unit IV.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 168

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

    Dated: July 3, 2014.
James Jones,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2014-16275 Filed 7-10-14; 8:45 am]
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