[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 5, 2016)]
[Pages 69059-69060]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24101]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0163; FRL-9952-04]

Amendments, Extensions, and/or Issuances of Experimental Use 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has granted amendments, extensions, and/or issuances of 
experimental use permits (EUPs) to the pesticide applicants described 
in Unit II. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. An EUP allows use 
of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance 
with the limitations in the permit.

Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; main telephone number: (703) 305-
7090; email 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, EPA has not attempted to describe all 
the specific entities that may be affected by this action.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The dockets for these actions, identified by the docket 
identification (ID) numbers as shown in the body of this document, are 
available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide 
Programs Regulatory Public 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

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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 


    EPA has granted amendments, extensions, and/or issuances of the 
following EUPs:
    1. 88877-EUP-2. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0374). Amendment and Extension. 
University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology, S-225 Agricultural 
Science Center North, Lexington, KY 40546-0091. This EUP allows the use 
of 14,400,000 male Aedes aegypti WB1 Strain mosquitoes weighing 34.032 
ounces and containing 34.032 x 10-5 ounce of the active 
ingredient Wolbachia pipientis, wAlbB Strain to evaluate the active 
ingredient's effectiveness in suppressing and eliminating Aedes aegypti 
mosquitoes. The program is authorized only in the states of California 
and Florida over 1,549 acres. The EUP is effective from August 30, 
2016, to December 31, 2017. EPA received 11 comments that consist of a 
mix of negative, neutral, and positive comments from private citizens, 
a company, and a non-governmental organization. EPA's response to these 
comments can be found in the docket.
    2. 91163-EUP-1. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0692). Issuance. Texas Corn 
Producers Board, 4205 North Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79403. This EUP 
allows the use of 266,000 pounds of formulated pesticide product 
FourSureTM and approximately 2 pounds of the active 
ingredients Aspergillus flavus strains TC16F, TC35C, TC38B, and TC46G 
to evaluate the effectiveness of the atoxigenic active ingredients in 
FourSureTM in displacing toxigenic (aflatoxin producing) 
Aspergillus flavus in cornfields. The program is authorized only in the 
state of Texas over 26,600 acres. The EUP is effective from August 25, 
2016, to December 31, 2019, although testing will only occur in 2017, 
2018, and 2019. EPA received one negative comment that was anonymous. 
As the anonymous commenter did not specify any particular safety 
concern with regard to this EUP's issuance, the comment was not 
considered further.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

    Dated: September 16, 2016.
Mark A. Hartman,
Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-24101 Filed 10-4-16; 8:45 am]