[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2016)]
[Pages 91168-91169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30326]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0607; FRL-9956-32]

Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 56228-
EUP-UG from the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, requesting an experimental use permit 
(EUP) for chlorophacinone. EPA has determined that the permit may be of 
regional or national significance. Therefore, because of the potential 
significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0607, 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: Michael Goodis, Registration Division 
(7505P), 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. 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 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, EPA 
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 pesticide 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can

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allow manufacturers to field test pesticides under development. 
Manufacturers are required to obtain an EUP before testing new 
pesticides or new uses of pesticides if they conduct experimental field 
tests on more than 10 acres of land or one surface acre of water.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), EPA has determined that the following 
EUP application may be of regional or national significance, and 
therefore is seeking public comment on the EUP application:
    Submitter: United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), 4700 River Rd., MD 20737, 
    Pesticide Chemical: Chlorophacinone.
    Summary of Request: USDA APHIS is submitting an EUP application to 
test the efficacy of Chlorophacinone-50 Conservation (C-50) (EPA 
Registration Number 7173-151) under field conditions for control and 
eradication of wild, non-native house mice (Mus musculus) at the 
Pohakuloa Training Area, U.S. Army Garrison, Island of Hawaii, State of 
    Following the review of the application and any comments and data 
received in response to this solicitation, EPA will decide whether to 
issue or deny the EUP request, and if issued, the conditions under 
which it is to be conducted. Any issuance of an EUP will be announced 
in the Federal Register.

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

    Dated: December 9, 2016.
Robert McNally,
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-30326 Filed 12-15-16; 8:45 am]