[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 51 (Friday, March 15, 2013)]
[Pages 16498-16500]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06102]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0106; FRL-9381-6]

Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Notice of Receipt of 
Applications; Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications requesting 
experimental use permits (EUPs). The Agency has determined that the 
permits may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, 
because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby 
providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on these 

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the EUP File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of 
this document, 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), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
     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: A contact person is listed at the end 
of each EUP application summary and may be contacted by telephone, 
email, or mail. Mail correspondence to the Registration Division (RD) 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. As part of the 
mailing address, include the contact person's name, division, and mail 


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or 
sponsor research on pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to 
describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action.

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.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the 
Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population 
who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other 
factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human 
health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the 
pesticide(s) discussed in this document, compared to the general 

II. What action is the agency taking?

    Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can allow manufacturers to 
field test pesticides under development. Manufacturers are required to 
obtain an EUP before testing new pesticides or new uses of pesticides 
if they conduct experimental field tests on 10 acres or more of land or 
one acre or more of water. A copy of the applications and any 
information submitted is available for public review in the docket 
established for these EUP applications. Following the review of the 
application and any comments and data received in response to this 
solicitation, EPA will decide whether to issue or deny the EUP request, 
and if issued, the conditions under which it is to be conducted. Any 
issuance of an EUP will be announced in the Federal Register.
    Therefore, pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency has determined 
that the following EUP applications may be of regional and national 
significance, and therefore is seeking public comment on the following 
EUP applications:
    1. 7969-EUP-UU. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0078). Submitter: BASF, 26 Davis 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Pesticide Chemical: BAPMA Salt 
of Dicamba. Type of Chemical: Herbicide. Summary of Request: For use of 
2,703 gallons (gal.) of BAPMA Salt of Dicamba 13,515 pounds (lbs.) 
active equivalent (a.e.) dicamba in/on 6,875 acres of Dicamba-tolerant 
cotton, Dicamba-tolerant soybeans; and cotton, soybeans, field corn, 
and wheat from February 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014. Contact: 
Michael Walsh, RD, (703) 308-2972, email address: 
[email protected].
    2. 56228-EUP-UR. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0079). Submitter: Stephanie H. 
Stephens, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Environmental and Risk 
Analysis Service, Unit 149, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737. 
Pesticide Chemical: GonaCon--Canine. Type of Chemical: Contraceptive. 
Summary of Request: For use as a contraceptive of feral dogs on Indian 
reservations; Amount of product to be used: 412.5 milliliters (ml) 
6.188 milligrams (mg) Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) GonaCon--
Canine, 0.5 ml per dose; Number of dogs to be tested: 165 (Males--30, 
Control Group--15; Females--120, Control Group--0). Dates

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of experimental use: April 1, 2013 through April 1, 2016; Contact: 
Jennifer Gaines, RD, (703) 305-5967, email address: 
[email protected].
    3. 62719-EUP-AL. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0077). Submitter: Dow 
AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. 
Pesticide Chemicals: 2,4&-D Choline Salt plus Glyphosate. Type of 
Chemical: Herbicide. Summary of Request: For use of 1,000 lbs. of 2,4-D 
Choline Salt plus 1,000 lbs. of glyphosate 600 gal. in/on 500 acres of 
AAD-1 Corn from March 1, 2013 through March 1, 2014. Contact: Michael 
Walsh, RD, (703) 308-2972, email address: [email protected].
    4. 62719-EUP-AU. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0076). Submitter: Dow 
AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. 
Pesticide Chemicals: 2,4-D Choline Salt plus Glyphosate. Type of 
Chemical: Herbicide. Summary of Request: For use of 9,936 lbs. of 2,4-D 
Choline Salt a.e. plus 9,936 lbs. Glyphosate a.e. 5,962 gal. in/on 
4,968 acres of AAD-12 Soybeans; and 150 lbs. 2,4-D Choline Salt a.e. 
plus 150 lbs. Glyphosate a.e. 90 gal. in/on 75 acres of AAD-12 Cotton 
from January 31, 2013 through January 31, 2014. Contact: Michael Walsh, 
RD, (703) 308-2972, email address: [email protected].

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Experimental use permits.

    Dated: March 8, 2013.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-06102 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]