[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 233 (Monday, December 5, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 87509-87510]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29113]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 152, 153, 155, 156, 160, 165, 168, 170, and 172

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0227; FRL-9945-77]
RIN 2070-AK13


Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture; 
Pesticides; Removal of Obsolete Information

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of submission to the Secretary of Agriculture.

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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 
removal of obsolete information. The draft regulatory document is not 
available to the public until after it has been signed and made 
available by EPA.

DATES: See Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0227 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: Kathryn Boyle, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6304; email address: 
boyle.kathryn@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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 
until 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 
notification?

    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

40 CFR Part 152

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 153

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 155

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Confidential business information, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

40 CFR Part 156

    Environmental protection, Labeling, Occupational safety and health, 
Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

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 40 CFR Part 160

    Environmental protection, Laboratories, Pesticides and pests, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

 40 CFR Part 165

    Environmental protection, Packaging and containers, Pesticides and 
pests.

 40 CFR Part 168

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Advertising, Exports, Labeling, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

 40 CFR Part 170

    Environmental protection, Agricultural worker, Employer, Farms, 
Forests, Greenhouses, Nurseries, Pesticide handler, Pesticides, Worker 
protection standard.

 40 CFR Part 172

    Environmental protection, Intergovernmental relations, Labeling, 
Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Research.

    Dated: November 28, 2016.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-29113 Filed 12-2-16; 8:45 am]
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