[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 144 (Friday, July 26, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 45167]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17927]



40 CFR Part 170

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0184; FRL-9384-4]
RIN 2070-AJ22

Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture; 
Pesticides, Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of submission to the Secretary of Agriculture.


SUMMARY: This document notifies the public as required by the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that the EPA 
Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) a draft regulatory document concerning 
Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions. The 
draft regulatory document is not available to the public until after it 
has been signed and made available by EPA.


ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0184, is available at http://www.regulations.gov, or, at the Office of Pesticide Programs 
Regulatory Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-
5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanne Kasai, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-3240; email address: 
[email protected].


I. What action is EPA taking?

    Section 25(a)(2)(A) of FIFRA requires the EPA Administrator to 
provide the Secretary of USDA with a copy of any draft proposed rule at 
least 60 days before signing it in proposed form for publication in the 
Federal Register. The draft proposed rule is not available to the 
public until after it has been signed by EPA. If the Secretary of USDA 
comments in writing regarding the draft proposed rule within 30 days 
after receiving it, the EPA Administrator shall include the comments of 
the Secretary of USDA and the EPA Administrator's response to those 
comments with the proposed rule that publishes in the Federal Register. 
If the Secretary of USDA does not comment in writing within 30 days 
after receiving the draft proposed rule, the EPA Administrator may sign 
the proposed rule for publication in the Federal Register any time 
after the 30-day period.

II. Do any statutory and Executive Order reviews apply to this 

    No. This document is merely a notification of submission to the 
Secretary of USDA. As such, none of the regulatory assessment 
requirements apply to this document.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 170

    Agricultural worker safety, Environmental protection, Farmworker, 
Pesticide and pests, Pesticide safety training, Pesticide worker 
safety, Worker protection standard regulations.

    Dated: July 19, 2013.
 Steven Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-17927 Filed 7-25-13; 8:45 am]