[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 27, 2012)]
[Pages 38286-38288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15722]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0425; FRL-9351-9]

Tralomethrin and Fenarimol; Registration Review Proposed 
Decisions; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed 
registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in 
Unit II.A. and opens a public comment period on the proposed decisions. 
Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations 
to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory 
standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its 
intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on

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human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring 
that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and 
other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the 

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the 
table in Unit II.A. 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), Mail Code: 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: For pesticide specific information, 
contact: The Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest 
identified in the table in Unit II.A.
    For general information on the registration review program, 
contact: Kevin Costello, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-5026; fax number: (703) 308-8090; email address: 
[email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human 
health, farm worker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; 
pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, 
distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be 
interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific 
entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the chemical review manager listed under FOR FURTHER 

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 
    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. Background

A. What action is the agency taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this notice announces the availability 
of EPA's proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides 
shown in the following table, and opens a 60-day public comment period 
on the proposed decisions. Tralomethrin is a broad-spectrum Type II 
systemic pyrethroid ester insecticide that is registered for use in a 
variety of residential and commercial settings, and on a small number 
of agricultural crops including broccoli, cauliflower, cotton, lettuce, 
peanuts, and sunflowers.
    Fenarimol is a member of the pyrimidine class of fungicides used 
for control of such pests as scab, powdery mildew, rusts, and leaf 
spot. Fenarimol inhibits fungal growth by adversely affecting the 
formation of the fungal sterol ergosterol, and is currently registered 
for use on fruit and nut crops such as apples, cherries, filberts 
(nonbearing), grapes, hops, pears, and pecans as well as on ornamental 
plants, trees, and grasses and turf lawns.

           Table--Registration Review Proposed Final Decisions
                                                       Chemical review
  Registration review case     Pesticide docket ID   manager, telephone
        name and No.                   No.              number, email
Tralomethrin, Case No. 7400.  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0116  Wilhelmena
                                                     Livingston, (703)
                                                     [email protected].
Fenarimol, Case No. 7001....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0241  Garland Waleko,
                                                     (703) 308-8049,
                                                     [email protected].

    The registration review docket for a pesticide includes earlier 
documents related to the registration review of the case. For example, 
the review opened with the posting of a Summary Document, containing a 
Preliminary Work Plan, for public comment. A Final Work Plan was posted 
to the docket following public comment on the initial docket.
    The documents in the initial dockets described the Agency's 
rationales for not conducting additional risk assessments for the 
registration review of the pesticides included in the table in

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Unit II.A. These proposed registration review decisions continue to be 
supported by those rationales included in documents in the initial 
    Following public comment, the Agency will issue final registration 
review decisions for products containing the pesticides listed in the 
table in Unit II.A. The registration review program is being conducted 
under congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need 
both to make timely decisions and to involve the public. Section 3(g) 
of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as 
amended, required EPA to establish by regulation procedures for 
reviewing pesticide registrations, originally with a goal of reviewing 
each pesticide's registration every 15 years to ensure that a pesticide 
continues to meet the FIFRA standard for registration. The Agency's 
final rule to implement this program was issued in August 2006 and 
became effective in October 2006, and appears at 40 CFR part 155, 
subpart C. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 (PRIA) 
was amended and extended in September 2007. FIFRA, as amended by PRIA 
in 2007, requires EPA to complete registration review decisions by 
October 1, 2022, for all pesticides registered as of October 1, 2007.
    The registration review final rule at 40 CFR 155.58(a) provides for 
a minimum 60-day public comment period on all proposed registration 
review decisions. This comment period is intended to provide an 
opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating any 
necessary amendments to the proposed decision. All comments should be 
submitted using the methods in ADDRESSES, and must be received by EPA 
on or before the closing date. These comments will become part of the 
docket for the pesticides included in the table in Unit II.A. Comments 
received after the close of the comment period will be marked ``late.'' 
EPA is not required to consider these late comments.
    The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by the 
closing date and will provide a ``Response to Comments Memorandum'' in 
the docket. The final registration review decision will explain the 
effect that any comments had on the decision and provide the Agency's 
response to significant comments.
    Background information on the registration review program is 
provided at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review. Links to 
earlier documents related to the registration review of these 
pesticides are provided at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/reg_review_status.htm.

B. What is the agency's authority for taking this action?

    Section 3(g) of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 155, subpart C, provide 
authority for this action.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Pesticides and pests, Tralomethrin, and Fenarimol.

    Dated: June 5, 2012.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2012-15722 Filed 6-26-12; 8:45 am]