[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 199 (Wednesday, October 15, 1997)]
[Pages 53625-53626]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-27270]




OMB Review of Pesticide Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request 
(ICR) entitled Data Acquisition for Pesticide

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Registration (OMB Control No. 2070-0122, EPA No. 1503.03) which is 
abstracted below, has been forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and expected cost 
and burden; where appropriate, it includes the actual data collection 
instrument. A Federal Register notice requesting public comment on the 
renewal of this ICR published on June 27, 1997 (62 FR 34744). EPA did 
not receive any comments.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 14, 1997.

(202) 260-2740. Please refer to OMB No. 2070-0122 or EPA ICR No. 


    Title: Data Acquisition for Pesticide Registration.
    ICR No.: OMB Control No. 2070-0122; EPA ICR No. 1503.03.
    Expiration Date: November 30, 1997.
    Request: This is a request for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection activity.
    Affected Entities: Registrants of Pesticide Products
    Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) 
is responsible for the regulation of pesticides under the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Applicants for 
pesticide registration must provide EPA with the data needed to assess 
whether the registration of a pesticide would cause unreasonable 
adverse effects on human health or the environment, and EPA has 
authority under FIFRA to require registrants to provide additional data 
to maintain an existing registration.
    When the need for additional data arises, OPP issues a Data Call-In 
Notice (DCI) under the authority of FIFRA section 3(c)(2)(B) to 
affected registrants. Data supporting pesticide inert ingredients may 
also be called in, based on OPP's policy statement on inert ingredients 
in pesticide products (52 FR 13305, April 22, 1987, and revised on 
November 22, 1989 (54 FR 48314). A need for additional data may arise 
from changes in the Agency's general data requirements, from the 
discovery of deficiencies in previously submitted data, or from the 
discovery of specific attributes of the pesticide or its ingredients.
    Two types of DCIs are conducted under this information collection 
activity. The first type of DCI consists of data requirements for 
pesticide products containing selected inert ingredients. The second 
type of DCI addresses specific data requirements for pesticide active 
    Burden Statement: The annual respondent burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 6,938 hours per response. This 
estimate includes the time needed for: planning activities, creating 
information, gathering information, processing, compiling, and 
reviewing information for accuracy, recording, disclosing or displaying 
the information, and storing, filing, and maintaining the data. The DCI 
program contains exemptions for small businesses, and does not impose 
any third party notification activities.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Parties affected by this information 
collection are registrants of pesticide products.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 208,132 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion as needed by the Agency.
    No person is required to respond to a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB 
control numbers for EPA's regulations, in addition to their initial 
display in the Federal Register appear at 40 CFR part 9.
    You may provide additional comments regarding the burden estimate, 
or any other aspect of the information collection, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the following addresses. Please 
refer to EPA No. 1503.03 and OMB Control No. 2070-0122 in any 

Ms. Sandy Farmer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Regulatory 
Information Division (2137), 401 M Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20460;

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW, 
Washington, D.C. 20503.

    Dated: October 8, 1997.
Joseph Retzer,
Director, Regulatory Information Division
[FR Doc. 97-27270 Filed 10-14-97; 8:45 am]