[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2012)]
[Pages 29335-29336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11950]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0886; FRL-9517-4]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for New and Amended 
Pesticide Registration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this document announces that the following Information 
Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Application for New and 
Amended Pesticide Registration; EPA ICR No. 0277.16, OMB Control No. 
2070-0060. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of 
the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-
2011-0886, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and 
(2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Shimkin, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5160; fax number: (703) 305-5884; 
email address: shimkin.martha@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On December 14, 2011 (76 FR 77817), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received 3 comments during 
the comment period. Any additional comments on this ICR should be 
submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0886, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the OPP Regulatory 
Public Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 
1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading 
Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202-566-
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index 
listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in 
the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, 
select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number identified 
above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public comments, whether 
submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public 
viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without 
change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential 
business information (CBI), or other information whose public 
disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the 
electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration.
    ICR Status: This is a request to renew an existing approved 
collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012. Under OMB 
regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the 
collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: This ICR renewal will allow EPA to collect necessary data 
to evaluate an application of a pesticide product as required under 
Section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and

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Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of August 
3, 1996. Under FIFRA, EPA must evaluate pesticides thoroughly before 
they can be marketed and used in the United States, to ensure that they 
will not pose unreasonable adverse effects to human health and the 
environment. Pesticides that meet this test are granted a license or 
``registration'' which permits their distribution, sale and use 
according to requirements set by EPA to protect human health and the 
environment. The producer of the pesticide must provide data from tests 
done according to EPA guidelines or other test methods that provide 
acceptable data. These tests must determine whether a pesticide has the 
potential to cause adverse effects on humans, wildlife, fish and 
plants, including endangered species and non-target organisms, as well 
as possible contamination of surface water or groundwater from 
leaching, runoff and spray drift. EPA also must approve the language 
that appears on each pesticide label. A pesticide product can only be 
used according to the directions on the labeling accompanying it at the 
time of sale, through its use and disposal.
    Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 
CFR 152). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice as CBI. EPA 
will disclose information that is covered by a CBI claim only to the 
extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in 40 CFR 
part 2.
    An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal 
Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed 
either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate 
means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if 
applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA 
regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average from 
14 to 840 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 1,683.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 8,136.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 168,204.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $13,435,600, includes no annualized 
capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the estimates from the last approval: There is an annual 
respondent burden increase of 92,024 hours as a result of 4,946 
additional expected responses, primarily from ``Type B'' activities 
that involve a registrant or applicant assembling and submitting an 
application for registration of a new or amended product that contains 
a currently registered active ingredient. The increase reflects the 
Agency's tracking of information collected under FIFRA section 3 over 
the past three years, including increased responses for labeling or 
labeling amendments. This change is an adjustment.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-11950 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]