[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 3, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34812-34814]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-16590]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[OPP-00440; FRL-5378-6]


Conduct of Acute Toxicity Studies; Notice of Availability and 
Request for Comments

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA is soliciting comments on a draft guidance document 
entitled ``Conduct of Acute Toxicity Studies.'' Interested parties may 
request this document as described in the ADDRESSES unit of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments, identified by the docket number ``OPP-00440'' 
must be received on or before September 3, 1996.

ADDRESSES: The guidance document is available from Tina Levine: By 
mail: Registration Support Branch, Registration Division (7505W), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M 
St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location, telephone number, and 
e-mail address: 6th Floor, CS-1, 2800 Crystal Drive North, Arlington, 
VA, (703) 308-8393, e-mail: levine.tina@epamail.epa.gov.
    Submit written comments to: By mail: Public Docket and Freedom of 
Information Section, Field Operations Division (7506C), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., 
Washington, DC 20460. In person, bring comments to: Rm. 1128, CM #2, 
1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.
    Comments and data may also be submitted electronically by sending 
electronic mail (e-mail) to: opp-docket@epamail.epa.gov. Electronic 
comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special 
characters and any form of encryption. Comments and data will also be 
accepted on disks in WordPerfect in 5.1 file format or ASCII file 
format. All comments and data in electronic form must be identified by 
the docket number ``OPP-00440.'' No Confidential Business Information 
(CBI) should be submitted through e-mail. Electronic comments on this 
document may be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries. 
Additional information on electronic submissions can be found under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION unit of this document.
    Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be 
claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information as 
CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance 
with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. A copy of the comment that 
does not

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contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public record. 
Information not marked confidential may be disclosed publicly by EPA 
without prior notice. All written comments will be available for public 
inspection in Rm. 1132 at the Virginia address given above from 8 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Levine at the telephone number, 
office location, or e-mail address listed under the ADDRESSES unit of 
this document.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is soliciting comments on a proposed 
guidance document entitled ``Conduct of Acute Toxicity Studies.'' It is 
the goal of this document to compile additional guidance for the 
conduct of acute toxicity studies into a supplement to the Subdivision 
F Guidelines. It is expected that such guidance, which currently often 
must be pieced together from several different sources, will reduce the 
number of studies that are rejected or flawed due to incorrect 
procedures or insufficient reporting. While this should help all 
registrants, it is being finalized at this time because of the 
importance of clear guidance for the success of the self-certification 
program undergoing comment at this time. This Federal Register notice 
announces the availability of the draft document and solicits comment 
on it. In particular, EPA is interested in comments on those sections 
of the document where there has been some disagreement or uncertaintly 
between the various contributors to the document. These areas are 
highlighted in bold in the document. After reviewing the public 
comments received, EPA may make changes to the guidance document.
    A record has been established for this action under docket number 
``OPP-00440'' (including comments and data submitted electronically as 
described below). A public version of this record, including printed, 
paper versions of electronic comments, which does not include any 
information claimed as CBI, is available for inspection from 8 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The public 
record is located in Rm. 1132 of the Public Response and Program 
Resources Branch, Field Operations Division (7506C), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Crystal Mall #2, 
1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.
    Electronic comments can be sent directly to EPA at:

    opp-docket@epamail.epa.gov

    Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the 
use of special characters and any form of encryption.
    The official record for this action, as well as the public version, 
as described above will be kept in paper form. Accordingly, EPA will 
transfer all comments received electronically into printed, paper form 
as they are received and will place the paper copies in the official 
record which will also include all comments submitted directly in 
writing. The official record is the paper record maintained at the 
address in ``ADDRESSES'' at the beginning of this document.

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List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: June 11, 1996.
Stephen L. Johnson,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 96-16590 Filed 7-2-96; 8:45 am]
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