[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 5, 2008)]
[Page 65848]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26149]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0884; FRL-8388-6]

Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the 
following pesticide applicant. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for 
experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the 
limitations in the permit.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanaz Bacchus, Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8097; e-mail 
address: [email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or 
sponsor research on pesticides, 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 information in this action, 
consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0884. 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 Office of Pesticide Programs (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.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.


    EPA has issued the following EUP:
    264-EUP-143. Issuance. Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr. 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. This EUP allows the use of the plant 
incorporated protectants Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Cry 1Ab and Bt 
Cry2Ae (insecticides) on 1,919 acres of cotton. The active ingredients 
are described on the permit labels and summarized as follows:
     0.02022 pound (9.18 gram) of Bt Cry2Ae active ingredient 
in cotton events GHB119 and cotton event GHB714.
     0.05883 pound (26.709 gram) of Bt Cry1Ab x Bt Cry2Ae 
(Twinlink) active ingredient in hybrids of cotton events T303-3 and 
T304-40 Bt Cry 1Ab with cotton events GHB 119 and GHB714 Bt Cry2Ae.
    This EUP is intended to evaluate the control of Cotton bollworm 
(Helicoverpa zea), tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens), pink bollworm 
(Pectinophora gossypiella), fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), and 
beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua). The program is authorized only in 
the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, 
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, 
Texas, and the United States Territory of Puerto Rico. The EUP is 
effective from September 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136c.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Experimental use permits.

    Dated: October 24, 2008.
Janet L. Andersen,
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-26149 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]