[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 30, 2009)]
[Pages 50198-50199]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23450]

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[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0646; FRL-8438-8]

Receipt of Application; Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:  Notice.


SUMMARY:  EPA is making available for comment an amended registration 
application submitted by Valent U.S.A. Corporation requesting the 
addition of multiple commodities onto the clothianidin technical and 
three end-use labels. Clothianidin Technical Insecticide is currently 
registered for formulation into end-use products labeled with 
terrestrial food, turf and ornamental, outdoor residential and non-
residential uses. EPA is providing public notice of this amended 
registration application and an opportunity for the public to comment 
on the application.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 30, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0646, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington,VA. Deliveries are only accepted 
during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The 
Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0646. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard 
copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac 
Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of 
operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone 
number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Kable Bo Davis, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 306-0415; e-mail address: davis.kable@epa.gov.


I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, 
however, be of interest to various environmental groups, farmers, state 
regulatory partners, other interested Federal agencies, members of the 
public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides, and 
other pesticide registrants and pesticide users. Since other entities 
may also 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 person 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 e-mail. 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

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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 population.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA is making available for comment an amended registration 
application requesting the addition of multiple commodities onto the 
clothianidin technical (EPA Registration Number 10308-32) and three 
end-use (59639-150, 59639-151 and 59639-152) labels. The Agency will 
evaluate all comments received during the comment period. The 
application would, if accepted, allow the use of clothianidin on the 
following commodities: Cotton; soybean; leafy vegetables, crop group 4; 
Brassica (Cole) vegetables, crop group 5; fruiting vegetables, crop 
group 8; cucurbits, crop group 9 and tree nuts, crop group 14.
    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 amended registration application, and if issued, the 
conditions under which it is to be granted.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Receipt of Application.

    Dated: September 18, 2009.
 Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-23450 Filed 9-29-09; 8:45 a.m.]