[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 60 (Friday, March 28, 2014)]
[Pages 17539-17542]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06814]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0215; FRL-9907-97]

Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and 

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

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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 
Agency's intent not to open registration review dockets for endosulfan, 
tall oil fatty acids and K salts, thiophanate-ethyl, and thiazopyr. The 
registrants have decided not to support continued registration of these 
pesticides and, therefore, EPA is not planning to open dockets for 
these pesticides under the registration review program. EPA is also 
announcing the availability of an amended final work plan (FWP) for 
chlorinated isocyanurates.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 27, 2014.

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.html.
    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 or Regulatory Action Leader 
identified in the table in Unit III.A. for the pesticide of interest.
    For general information contact: Richard Dumas, Pesticide Re-
Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8015; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; 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, 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 pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

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 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.

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                                   Table--Registration Review Dockets Opening
                                                                                     Chemical review manager or
Registration review case name and No.                 Docket ID No.                  regulatory action leader,
                                                                                    telephone No., email address
Aminopyralid (Case 7267).............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0749......................  Veronica Dutch, (703) 308-
                                                                                    dutch.vero[email protected].
Azadioxabicyclooctane (Case 3023)....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0604......................  Sandra O'Neill, (703) 347-
                                                                                    0141, [email protected].
Bacillus licheniformis strain SB3086   EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0184......................  Michael Glikes, (703) 305-
 (Case 6014).                                                                       6231,
                                                                                    [email protected].
Clopyralid (Case 7212)...............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0167......................  Steven Snyderman, (703) 347-
                                                                                    [email protected].
Fenamidone (Case 7033)...............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0048......................  Christina Scheltema, (703)
                                                                                    [email protected].
Formic acid (Case 6073)..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0105......................  Leonard Cole, (703) 305-5412,
                                                                                    [email protected].
Imazethapyr (Case 7208)..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0774......................  Katherine St. Clair, (703)
                                                                                    [email protected].
Kaolin (Case 6039)...................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0107......................  Gina Burnett, (703) 605-0513,
                                                                                    [email protected].
Lithium hypochlorite (Case 3084).....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0606......................  Donna Kamarei, (703) 347-
                                                                                    0443, [email protected].
MCPA (Case 0017).....................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0180......................  Khue Nguyen, (703) 347-0248,
                                                                                    [email protected].
MCPB and salts (Case 2365)...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0181......................  Khue Nguyen, (703) 347-0248,
                                                                                    [email protected].
Organic esters of phosphoric acid      EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0373......................  SanYvette Williams, (703) 305-
 (Case 4122).                                                                       7702,
                                                                                    [email protected].
Potassium hypochlorite (Case 5076)...  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0157......................  Donna Kamarei, (703) 347-
                                                                                    0443, [email protected].
TAED (Case 5105).....................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0608......................  SanYvette Williams, (703) 305-
                                                                                    [email protected].
Tepraloxydim (Case 7257).............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0246......................  Wilhelmena Livingston, (703)
                                                                                    [email protected].
Thiabendazole and salts (Case 2670)..  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0175......................  Ricardo Jones, (703) 347-
                                                                                    0493, [email protected],
                                                                                    Sandra O'Neill, (703) 347-
                                                                                    0141, [email protected].
Thiophanate-methyl and carbendazim     EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0004......................  Russell Wasem, (703) 305-
 (Case 2680).                                                                       6979, [email protected],
                                                                                    Sandra O'Neill, (703) 347-
                                                                                    0141, [email protected].

    EPA is also announcing that it will not be opening dockets for 
endosulfan, tall oil fatty acids and K salts, thiophanate-ethyl, and 
thiazopyr. Since EPA published a cancellation order on November 10, 
2010, announcing that the last endosulfan use will end on July 21, 2016 
(75 FR 69065), endosulfan will not be evaluated under registration 
review. For tall oil fatty acids and K salts, thiophanate-ethyl, and 
thiazopyr, EPA will not be opening registration review dockets because 
these pesticides are not included in any products actively registered 
under FIFRA section 3. The Agency will take separate actions to cancel 
any remaining FIFRA section 24(c) Special Local Needs registrations 
with this active ingredient and to propose revocation of any affected 
tolerances that are not supported for import purposes only. Finally, 
EPA is announcing the availability of an amended FWP for chlorinated 
isocyanurates, docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0794. This FWP has been 
amended to incorporate a change to the data requirements for 
registration review.

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 
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

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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: March 20, 2014.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2014-06814 Filed 3-27-14; 8:45 am]