[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 105 (Friday, June 2, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 25567-25568]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11569]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 158

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0683; FRL-9962-67]
RIN 2070-AK00


Notification of Submission to the Secretaries of Agriculture and 
Health and Human Services; Pesticides; Technical Amendment to Data 
Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of submission to the Secretaries of Agriculture 
and Health and Human Services.

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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) and the Secretary of the United States 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a draft regulatory 
document concerning Pesticides; Technical Amendment to Data 
Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides. 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-2015-0683, 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: Cameo Smoot, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5454; email address: 
smoot.cameo@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. What action is EPA taking?

    Section 25(a)(2)(A) of FIFRA requires the EPA Administrator to 
provide the Secretary of USDA with a copy of any draft proposed rule at 
least 60 days before signing it in proposed form for publication in the 
Federal Register. Similarly, FIFRA section 21(b) requires the EPA 
Administrator to provide the Secretary of HHS with a copy of any draft 
proposed rule pertaining to a public health pesticide at least 60 days 
before publishing it in the Federal Register. The draft proposed rule 
is not available to the public until after it has been signed by EPA. 
If either Secretary comments in writing regarding the draft proposed 
rule within 30 days after receiving it, the EPA Administrator shall 
include the comments of the Secretary and the EPA Administrator's 
response to those comments with the proposed rule that publishes in the 
Federal Register. If either Secretary

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does not comment in writing within 30 days after receiving the draft 
proposed rule, the EPA Administrator may sign the proposed rule for 
publication in the Federal Register any time after the 30-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 
Secretaries of USDA and HHS. As such, none of the regulatory assessment 
requirements apply to this document.

    Dated: May 17, 2017.
Marietta Echeverria,
Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-11569 Filed 6-1-17; 8:45 am]
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