[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2011)]
[Pages 21347-21349]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9190]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-1046; FRL-8869-9]

Proposed Pesticide Program's Pilot Fragrance Notification 
Program; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is publishing for 
comment a proposed Pilot Fragrance Notification Program (PFNP) for 
registrants seeking to add new or modify existing fragrances in new or 
currently registered pesticide products. The Agency intends to 
implement the proposed PFNP for two years as a process improvement 
effort to streamline the current 90-day process used to amend 
registrations to a 30-day notification process when fragrance 
ingredients are added, removed, or modified.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 16, 2011.

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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-1046, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). 
Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2010-1046. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard 
copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac 
Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of 
operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone 
number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SanYvette Williams, Antimicrobials 
Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7702; fax number: (703) 305-7484; e-
mail address: williams.sanyvette@epa.gov.


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are a 
registrant wishing to add or modify fragrances in registered products 
or fragrance suppliers. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 

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 e-mail. 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 
    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.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    The Agency is taking this action as a follow up to the 2007 
Fragrance Notification Pilot Program and it is very similar in conduct. 
The proposed PFNP incorporates the ability to self certify and rely on 
the Fragrance Ingredient List (FIL). The FIL is comprised of more than 
1,500 fragrance component ingredients contained in pesticide products 
previously reviewed and registered by the Agency and have undergone an 
evaluation to determine their suitability for safe use as components of 
fragrances used in nonfood use pesticide product formulations. Only 
fragrances in which all of the components in the fragrance are on the 
FIL are eligible to participate in the proposed PFNP.
    The objectives of the current pilot are to improve public 
transparency, reduce the amount of paperwork required of registrants 
and decrease tracking. The number of fragrance documents needing to be 
tracked would be decreased because they would be submitted twice a year 
versus with every application. These efficiencies will allow resources 
to be focused on other regulatory work without compromise to public 
health or the environment.
    This is a voluntary program where interested entities have an 
opportunity to participate. The Agency is publishing this for comment 
by registrants as part of process improvement. Comments on the proposed 
process for this pilot are welcomed.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection.

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    Dated: April 8, 2011.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-9190 Filed 4-14-11; 8:45 am]