[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 26, 2013)]
[Pages 38328-38330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15325]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0401; FRL-9390-7]

Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and 
Comment; Announcement of Registration Review Case Closures

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period 
for several registration reviews. 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, 
the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable 
adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review 
dockets contain information that will assist the public in 
understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may 
consider during the course of registration reviews. 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 environment. This document also announces the 
registration review case closures for the pesticides oxydemeton-methyl 
(ODM) (case 0258) and resmethrin (case 0421), and the 
availability of their respective Case Closure Documents. The 
cancellation of all ODM registrations will become effective on December 
31, 2014. The cancellation of all resmethrin registrations will become 
effective December 31, 2015. These case closures are being announced 
herein with no comment period.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 26, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments identified by the docket identification 
(ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the 
table in Unit III.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), (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: For pesticide specific information 
contact: The Chemical Review Manager identified in the table in Unit 
III.A. for the pesticide of interest.
    For general information 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: costello.kevin@epa.gov.


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, farmworker, 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.

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. Authority

    EPA is initiating its reviews of the pesticides identified in this 
document pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide

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Act (FIFRA) and the Procedural Regulations for Registration Review at 
40 CFR part 155, subpart C. Section 3(g) of FIFRA provides, among other 
things, that the registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 
15 years. Under FIFRA, a pesticide product may be registered or remain 
registered only if it meets the statutory standard for registration 
given in FIFRA section 3(c)(5). When used in accordance with widespread 
and commonly recognized practice, the pesticide product must perform 
its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on the 
environment; that is, without any unreasonable risk to man or the 
environment, or a human dietary risk from residues that result from the 
use of a pesticide in or on food.

III. Registration Reviews

A. What action is the Agency taking?

    As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is reviewing the pesticide 
registrations identified in the table in this unit to assure that they 
continue to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration--that is, they 
can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health 
or the environment. A pesticide's registration review begins when the 
Agency establishes a docket for the pesticide's registration review 
case and opens the docket for public review and comment. At present, 
EPA is opening registration review dockets for the cases identified in 
the following table.

               Table--Registration Review Dockets Opening
                                                      Chemical review
 Registration review case name    Docket ID No.      manager, telephone
            and No.                                number, email address
Abamectin (Case 7430).........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Khue Nguyen, (703)
                                 360.               347-0248,
Ametryn (Case 7036)...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Molly Clayton, (703)
                                 249.               603-0522,
Atrazine (Case 0062)..........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Monica Wait, (703)
                                 266.               347-8019,
Captan (Case 0120)............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Christina Scheltema,
                                 296.               (703) 308-2201,
Coniothyrium minitans strain    EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Jeannine Kausch,
 CON/M/91-08 (Case 6022).        259.               (703) 347-8920,
Fenhexamid (Case 7027)........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Joel Wolf, (703) 347-
                                 187.               0228,
Halohydantoins (Case 3055)....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Sandra O' Neill,
                                 220.               (703) 347-0141,
Indoxacarb (Case 7613)........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Katie Weyrauch, (703)
                                 367.               308-0166,
Meat Meal (Case 6041).........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Leonard Cole, (703)
                                 361.               305-5412,
Mesosulfuron-methyl (Case       EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0  Jolene Trujillo,
 7277).                          833.               (703) 347-0103,
Methoxyfenozide (Case 7431)...  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0  Bonnie Adler, (703)
                                 663.               308-8523,
Metofluthrin (Case 7445)......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0  Veronica Dutch, (703)
                                 105.               308-8585,
Propazine (Case 7278).........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Molly Clayton, (703)
                                 250.               603-0522,
Propylene and dipropylene       EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Elizabeth Hernandez,
 glycol (Case 3126).             218.               (703) 347-0241,
Pymetrozine (Case 7474).......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Steven Snyderman
                                 368.               (703) 347-0249,
Simazine (Case 7280)..........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Molly Clayton, (703)
                                 251.               603-0522,
Tralopyril (Case 5144)........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Wanda Henson, (703)
                                 217.               308-6345,
Triethylene glycol (Case 3146)  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Elizabeth Hernandez,
                                 219.               (703) 347-0241,
Trifloxysulfuron-sodium (Case   EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0  Kelly Ballard, (703)
 7260).                          409.               305-8126,

    This document also announces the registration review case closures 
for the pesticides ODM (case  0258) and resmethrin (case 
 0421), and the availability of their respective Case Closure 
Documents. For ODM, the Notice of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily 
Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations was issued on February 20, 2013, 
for a 30 day comment period (78 FR 11881) (FRL-9378-9); the Agency did 
not receive any comments. On May 1, 2013, the Agency published the 
Cancellation Order for all ODM product registrations in the Federal 
Register (78 FR 25438) (FRL-9384-7). Due to the publication of the 
Cancellation Order for all registered ODM products in the United 
States, the Agency closed the registration review case for ODM, 
pursuant to 40 CFR 155.42(c). In addition to the registration review 
Case Closure Document, the registration review docket (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0328) for ODM also includes other relevant documents related to the 
registration review of this case. This action is not open for public 
    For resmethrin, the Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily 
Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations was published in the Federal 
Register on November 28, 2012 for a 180-day public comment period (77 
FR 70998) (FRL-9370-3). This notice announced voluntary cancellation 
requests that would terminate the last resmethrin products registered 
for use in the United States. No comments that impacted the Agency's 
decision to grant the cancellation requests were received during the 
180-day public comment period. On June 26, 2013, the Agency published 
the Cancellation Order for all resmethrin registrations. Due to the 
publication of the Cancellation Order for all registered resmethrin 
products in the United States, the Agency has closed the registration 
review case for resmethrin, pursuant to 40 CFR 155.42(c). The 
resmethrin registration review Case Closure Document, along with other 
documents relevant to the registration review of resmethrin, is 
available in the resmethrin registration review docket (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2012-0414). This action is not open for public comment.

B. Docket Content

    1. Review dockets. The registration review dockets contain 
information that the Agency may consider in the course of the 
registration review. The Agency may include information from its files

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including, but not limited to, the following information:
     An overview of the registration review case status.
     A list of current product registrations and registrants.
     Federal Register notices regarding any pending 
registration actions.
     Federal Register notices regarding current or pending 
     Risk assessments.
     Bibliographies concerning current registrations.
     Summaries of incident data.
     Any other pertinent data or information.
    Each docket contains a document summarizing what the Agency 
currently knows about the pesticide case and a preliminary work plan 
for anticipated data and assessment needs. Additional documents provide 
more detailed information. During this public comment period, the 
Agency is asking that interested persons identify any additional 
information they believe the Agency should consider during the 
registration reviews of these pesticides. The Agency identifies in each 
docket the areas where public comment is specifically requested, though 
comment in any area is welcome.
    2. Other related information. More information on these cases, 
including the active ingredients for each case, may be located in the 
registration review schedule on the Agency's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/schedule.htm. Information on 
the Agency's registration review program and its implementing 
regulation may be seen at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review.
    3. Information submission requirements. Anyone may submit data or 
information in response to this document. To be considered during a 
pesticide's registration review, the submitted data or information must 
meet the following requirements:
     To ensure that EPA will consider data or information 
submitted, interested persons must submit the data or information 
during the comment period. The Agency may, at its discretion, consider 
data or information submitted at a later date.
     The data or information submitted must be presented in a 
legible and useable form. For example, an English translation must 
accompany any material that is not in English and a written transcript 
must accompany any information submitted as an audiographic or 
videographic record. Written material may be submitted in paper or 
electronic form.
     Submitters must clearly identify the source of any 
submitted data or information.
     Submitters may request the Agency to reconsider data or 
information that the Agency rejected in a previous review. However, 
submitters must explain why they believe the Agency should reconsider 
the data or information in the pesticide's registration review.
    As provided in 40 CFR 155.58, the registration review docket for 
each pesticide case will remain publicly accessible through the 
duration of the registration review process; that is, until all actions 
required in the final decision on the registration review case have 
been completed.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: June 18, 2013.
Michael Goodis,
Acting Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2013-15325 Filed 6-25-13; 8:45 am]