[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 16990-16991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6929]



40 CFR Parts 158 and 171

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0670 and EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0049; FRL-9341-1]
RIN 2070-AJ80 and 2070-AJ77

Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture of Two 
Draft Regulatory Documents Under FIFRA

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

[[Page 16991]]

ACTION: Notification of submission to the Secretary of Agriculture.


SUMMARY: This document notifies the public as required by section 25(a) 
of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that 
the EPA has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States Department 
of Agriculture (USDA) two draft final rules. The first final rule is 
entitled: ``Pesticides; Microbial Pesticide Definitions and 
Applicability; Clarification and Availability of Test Guideline''; and 
the second is entitled: ``Synchronizing the Expiration Dates of the 
Pesticide Applicator Certificate with the Underlying State or Tribal 
Certificate Final Rule''. The draft regulatory documents are not 
available to the public until after they have been signed and made 
available by EPA.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for the corresponding proposed 
rules under docket identification (ID) numbers EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0670 and 
EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0049. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
docket index available in http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed 
in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., 
Confidential Business Information (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 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 Docket Facility is open 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: Rose Kyprianou, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: 703 305-5354; email address: 
[email protected].


I. What action is EPA taking?

    Section 25(a)(2)(B) of FIFRA, 7 U.S.C. 136w, requires EPA to 
provide the Secretary of USDA with a copy of any draft final rule at 
least 30 days before signing it in final form for publication in the 
Federal Register. The draft final rules are not available to the public 
until after they have been signed by EPA. If the Secretary of USDA 
comments in writing regarding the draft final rules within 15 days 
after receiving them, EPA shall include the comments of the Secretary 
of USDA, if requested by the Secretary of USDA, and EPA's response to 
those comments with the final rule that publishes in the Federal 
Register. If the Secretary of USDA does not comment in writing within 
15 days after receiving the draft final rules, the EPA Administrator 
may sign the final rules for publication in the Federal Register any 
time after the 15-day period.

II. Do any statutory and Executive Order reviews apply to this 

    No. This document is merely a notification of submissions to the 
Secretary of USDA. As such, none of the regulatory assessment 
requirements apply to this document.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Parts 158 and 171

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure; 
Agricultural commodities, Indian--lands, Intergovernmental relations, 
Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: March 12, 2012.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-6929 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]