[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 213 (Thursday, November 3, 2016)]
[Pages 76578-76580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26620]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0762; FRL-9953-06]

Registration Review; Conventional, Biopesticide and Antimicrobial 
Pesticides Dockets Opened for Review and Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period 
for several registration reviews for the list of chemicals identified 
in the table in Unit III. Registration review is EPA's periodic review 
of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to 
satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide 
can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects 
on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain 
information that will assist the public in understanding the types of 
information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course 
of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that 
each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other 
knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. 
This document also announces that the Agency has closed the 
registration review case for bromine chloride (case 5008) and that it 
will not be opening registration review dockets for the following 
cases: Xylene (aromatic solvents, case 3020); butafenacil (case 7261), 
naptalam (case 0183); spiroxamine (case 7040); polyethoxylated alcohols 
& polyethoxylated aliphatic alcohols (case 3119); and carbofuran (case 

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 3, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments identified by the docket identification 
(ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the 
table in Unit III.A., by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information 
contact: The person identified as a contact in the table in Unit III.A. 
Also include the docket ID number listed in the table in Unit III.A. 
for the pesticide of interest.
    For general information contact: Richard Dumas, Pesticide Re-
Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8015; fax 
number: (703) 308-8090; email address: [email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human 
health, farmworker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; 
pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, 
distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be 
interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific 
entities that may be affected by this action.

B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as 
CBI and then

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identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific 
information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version 
of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the 
comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be 
submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked 
will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 
40 CFR part 2.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting 
your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the 
Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population 
who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other 
factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human 
health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. Authority

    EPA is initiating its reviews of the pesticides identified in this 
document pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136a(g)) and the 
Procedural Regulations for Registration Review at 40 CFR part 155, 
subpart C. Section 3(g) of FIFRA provides, among other things, that the 
registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years. Under 
FIFRA, a pesticide product may be registered or remain registered only 
if it meets the statutory standard for registration given in FIFRA 
section 3(c)(5) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(5)). When used in accordance with 
widespread and commonly recognized practice, the pesticide product must 
perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on 
the environment; that is, without any unreasonable risk to man or the 
environment, or a human dietary risk from residues that result from the 
use of a pesticide in or on food.

III. Registration Reviews

A. What action is the agency taking?

    As directed by FIFRA section 3(g), EPA is reviewing the pesticide 
registrations identified in the table in this unit to assure that they 
continue to satisfy the FIFRA standard for registration--that is, they 
can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health 
or the environment. A pesticide registration review begins when the 
Agency establishes a docket for the pesticide registration review case 
and opens the docket for public review and comment. At present, EPA is 
opening registration review dockets for the cases identified in the 
following table.

               Table--Registration Review Dockets Opening
 Registration review case name
          and number             Docket ID number         Contact
4-Aminopyridine, 0015.........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Moana Appleyard,
                                 030.               [email protected], (703) 308-8175.
Aliphatic Alcohols (C6-C16),    EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Andrew Reighart,
 4004.                           261.               [email protected], (703) 347-0469.
Aliphatic Solvents, 3004......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0  Veronica Dutch,
                                 767.               [email protected], (703) 308-8585.
Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0  Rachel Ricciardi,
 Chloride (ADBAC), 0350.         737.               [email protected], (703) 347-
                                                    0465. Maria Piansay,
                                                    [email protected], (703) 308-8063.
Bacillus thuringiensis Plant-   EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Alan Reynolds,
 incorporated Protectants in     475.               [email protected]
 Cotton-Lepidopteran Pests,                         v, (703) 605-0515.
Butoxypolypropylene Glycol,     EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Veronica Dutch,
 3123.                           048.               [email protected], (703) 308-8585.
Chlormequat Chloride, 7069....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0  Jordan Page,
                                 816.               [email protected],
                                                    (703) 347-0467.
Dicloran (DCNA), 0113.........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  James Parker,
                                 141.               [email protected]
                                                    , (703) 306-0469.
Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium       EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0  Rachel Ricciardi,
 Chloride (DDAC), 3003.          740.               [email protected], (703) 347-
                                                    0465. Maria Piansay,
                                                    [email protected], (703) 308-8063.
Dodine and Dodecylguanidine     EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0  Wilhelmena
 hydrochloride (DGH), 0161.      477.               Livingston,
                                                    [email protected], (703) 308-
                                                    8025. Stephen
                                                    [email protected], (703) 347-0345.
Flumethrin, 7456..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Maria Piansay,
                                 031.               [email protected], (703) 308-8063.
Formaldehyde and                EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0  Sandra O'Neill,
 Paraformaldehyde, 0556.         739.               [email protected], (703) 347-0141.
Mefluidide and Salts, 2370....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0  Susan Bartow,
                                 786.               [email protected]
                                                    , (703) 603-0065.
Metaflumizone, 7446...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Nathan Sell,
                                 417.               [email protected],
                                                    (703) 347-8020.
Naphthalene, 0022.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Miguel Zavala,
                                 113.               [email protected], (703) 347-0504.
Napropamide, 2450.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Linsey Walsh,
                                 019.               [email protected]
                                                    , (703) 347-8030.
Para-dichlorobenzene, 3058....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Miguel Zavala,
                                 117.               [email protected], (703) 347-0504.
Peroxyoctanoic Acid, 5081.....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Stephen Savage,
                                 341.               [email protected], (703) 347-0345.
Phosphorous Acids and Salts,    EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Menyon Adams,
 6035.                           488.               [email protected], (703) 347-8496.
Phytophthora palmivora, 4105..  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Kathleen Martin,
                                 451.               [email protected], (703) 308-2857.

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Pyrasulfotole, 7272...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Marquea D. King,
                                 391.               [email protected]
                                                    , (703) 305-7432.
Tembotrione, 7273.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0  Linsey Walsh,
                                 063.               [email protected]
                                                    , (703) 347-8030.

    This document also announces the closure of the registration review 
case for bromine chloride (case 5008 and Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0025) because all of the registrations in the U.S. have been 
canceled. In addition, EPA is announcing that it will not be opening a 
docket for the following cases: xylene (aromatic solvents, case 3020), 
butafenacil (case 7261), naptalam (case 0183), spiroxamine (case 7040), 
and polyethoxylated alcohols & polyethoxylated aliphatic alcohols (case 
3119). These pesticide active ingredients are not included in any 
products currently registered under FIFRA section 3 and FIFRA section 
24(c). Furthermore, EPA is announcing that it will not be opening the 
docket for carbofuran (case 0101) because there are no active end-use 
product registrations.

B. Docket Content

    1. Review dockets. The registration review dockets contain 
information that the Agency may consider in the course of the 
registration review. The Agency may include information from its files 
including, but not limited to, the following information:
     An overview of the registration review case status.
     A list of current product registrations and registrants.
     Federal Register notices regarding any pending 
registration actions.
     Federal Register notices regarding current or pending 
     Risk assessments.
     Bibliographies concerning current registrations.
     Summaries of incident data.
     Any other pertinent data or information.
    Each docket contains a document summarizing what the Agency 
currently knows about the pesticide case and a preliminary work plan 
for anticipated data and assessment needs. Additional documents provide 
more detailed information. During this public comment period, the 
Agency is asking that interested persons identify any additional 
information they believe the Agency should consider during the 
registration reviews of these pesticides. The Agency identifies in each 
docket the areas where public comment is specifically requested, though 
comment in any area is welcome.
    2. Other related information. More information on these cases, 
including the active ingredients for each case, may be located in the 
registration review schedule on the Agency's Web site at https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation/registration-review-schedules. 
Information on the Agency's registration review program and its 
implementing regulation may be seen at http://www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation/registration-review-process.
    3. Information submission requirements. Anyone may submit data or 
information in response to this document. To be considered during a 
pesticide registration review, the submitted data or information must 
meet the following requirements:
     To ensure that EPA will consider data or information 
submitted, interested persons must submit the data or information 
during the comment period. The Agency may, at its discretion, consider 
data or information submitted at a later date.
     The data or information submitted must be presented in a 
legible and useable form. For example, an English translation must 
accompany any material that is not in English and a written transcript 
must accompany any information submitted as an audiographic or 
videographic record. Written material may be submitted in paper or 
electronic form.
     Submitters must clearly identify the source of any 
submitted data or information.
     Submitters may request the Agency to reconsider data or 
information that the Agency rejected in a previous review. However, 
submitters must explain why they believe the Agency should reconsider 
the data or information in the pesticide registration review.
    As provided in 40 CFR 155.58, the registration review docket for 
each pesticide case will remain publicly accessible through the 
duration of the registration review process; that is, until all actions 
required in the final decision on the registration review case have 
been completed.

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

    Dated: October 14, 2016.
Yu-Ting Guilaran,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2016-26620 Filed 11-2-16; 8:45 am]