[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2016)]
[Pages 43197-43198]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15737]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0332; FRL-9947-43-OEI]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection 
Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 
Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has submitted the following information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): 
``Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration'' (EPA ICR No. 
0277.17, OMB Control No. 2070-0060). This is a proposed extension of an 
existing ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2016. EPA 
received comments in response to the previously provided public review 
opportunity issued in the Federal Register on June 15, 2015 (80 FR 
34153), which are addressed in this ICR. With this submission, EPA is 
providing an additional 30 days for public review.

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DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPP-2015-0332, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) to OMB via email to 
[email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lily G. Negash, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 703-347-8515; email address: [email protected].

    Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in 
detail the information collection activities and the related burden and 
cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in 
the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: The renewal of this information collection request will 
enable the EPA to collect the information needed to evaluate an 
application for a pesticide registration, as required under section 3 
of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and 
section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Under 
FIFRA, EPA must evaluate pesticides thoroughly before they can be 
marketed and used in the United States, to ensure that they will not 
pose unreasonable adverse effects to human health and the environment. 
Pesticides that meet this test are granted a license or 
``registration'' which permits their distribution, sale and use 
according to requirements set by EPA to protect human health and the 
    Form Numbers: EPA Forms 8570-1, 8570-4, 8570-27, 8570-34, 8570-35, 
8570-36, 8570-37.
    Respondents/affected entities: 1,751.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit under section 3 of FIFRA, and implementing regulations 40 CFR 
parts 152, 156 and 158.
    Estimated number of responses: 8,203 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 1,524,893 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $108,720,767 (per year), includes $0 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a net increase of 1,356,689 
hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. The increase is the result of EPA's updating 
of the methodology used to estimate the paperwork burden that involves 
the addition of previously unaccounted for burden for study data 
generation; while a decrease of approximately 23,000 hours reflects 
EPA's receipt of fewer number of applications. These changes are an 

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: June 23, 2016.
Matthew Leopard,
Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2016-15737 Filed 6-30-16; 8:45 am]