[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 48373-48374]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17405]



40 CFR Part 171

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183; FRL-9947-75]
RIN 2070-AJ20

Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture; 
Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of submission to the Secretary of Agriculture.


SUMMARY: This document notifies the public as required by the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that the EPA 
Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) a draft regulatory document concerning 
the certification of pesticide applicators rule revisions. The draft 
regulatory document is not available to the public until after it has 
been signed and made available by EPA.


ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading 
Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading 
Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is 
(703) 305-5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional 
information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Arling, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-5891; email address: 
[email protected].


I. What action is EPA taking?

    Section 25(a)(2)(B) of FIFRA requires the EPA Administrator 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 rule is not available to the public 

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after it has been signed by EPA. If the Secretary of USDA comments in 
writing regarding the draft final rule within 15 days after receiving 
it, the EPA Administrator shall include the comments of the Secretary 
of USDA, if requested by the Secretary of USDA, and the EPA 
Administrator'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 rule, 
the EPA Administrator may sign the final rule 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 submission to the 
Secretary of USDA. As such, none of the regulatory assessment 
requirements apply to this document.

List of Subjects in Part 171

    Environmental protection, Agricultural worker safety, Applicator 
competency, Pesticide safety training, Pesticide worker safety, 
Pesticides and pests, Restricted use pesticides.

    Dated: July 15, 2016.
Jack E. Housenger,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-17405 Filed 7-22-16; 8:45 am]