[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 39 (Tuesday, February 27, 2018)]
[Pages 8472-8473]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03982]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0751; FRL-9973-09]

Interim Registration Review Decisions and Case Closures for 
Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim 
registration review decision for the following chemicals: Aldicarb, 
aliphatic esters, atonik plant growth regulators, bromuconazole, 
carfentrazone-ethyl, cyclanilide, ethephon, flumiclorac-pentyl, 
hexazinone, hymexazol, menthol, mepiquat chloride/mepiquat pentaborate, 
metaflumizone, and propylene glycol/dipropylene glycol/triethylene 
glycol. It also announces the case closures for Oxazolidine-E (Case 
5027 and Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0404) and 
Bromohydroxyacetophenone (BHAP) (Case 3032, EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0726), 
because the last U.S. registrations for these pesticides have been 


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, farm worker, 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. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the pesticide specific contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, contact: The 
Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the 
Table in Unit IV.
    For general information on the registration review program, 
contact: Dana Friedman, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 347-8827; email address: friedman.dana@epa.gov.

II. Background

    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. As part of the registration review process, 
the Agency has completed interim decisions for all pesticides listed in 
the Table in Unit IV. 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.

III. Authority

    EPA is conducting its registration review of the chemicals listed 
in the Table in Unit IV pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 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.

IV. What action is the Agency taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this notice announces the availability 
of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the pesticides shown 
in the following table. The interim registration review decisions are 
supported by rationales included in the docket established for each 

                            Table--Registration Review Interim Decisions Being Issued
                                                                                        Chemical review manager
 Registration review case name and No.                   Docket ID No.                  and contact information
Aldicarb Case 0140.....................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0161                          Susan Bartow,
                                                                                        (703) 603-0065.
Aliphatic Esters Case 4005.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0084                          Brian Kettl,
                                                                                        (703) 347-0535.
Atonik Plant Growth Regulators (Sodium   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0832                          Chris Pfeifer,
 5-Nitroguaiacolate, Sodium o-                                                          pfeifer.chris@epa.gov,
 Nitrophenolate, Sodium p-                                                              (703) 308-0031.
 Nitrophenolate) Case 6067.
Bromuconazole Case 7035................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0535                          Thomas Harty,

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Carfentrazone-ethyl Case 7422..........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0815                          Jordan Page,
                                                                                        (703) 347-0467.
Cyclanilide Case 7018..................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0153                          Leigh Rimmer,
                                                                                        (703) 347-0553.
Ethephon Case 0382.....................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0098                          Mark Baldwin,
                                                                                        (703) 308-0504.
Flumiclorac-pentyl Case 7232...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0084                          Christian Bongard,
                                                                                        bongard.christian@epa.gov, (703) 347-0337.
Hexazinone Case 0266...................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0755                          Bilin Basu,
                                                                                        (703) 347-0455.
Hymexazol Case 7016....................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0127                          Caitlin Newcamp,
                                                                                        (703) 347-0325.
Menthol Case 4063......................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0900                          Chris Pfeifer,
                                                                                        (703) 308-0031.
Mepiquat chloride/Mepiquat pentaborate   EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0083                          Caitlin Newcamp,
 Case 2375.                                                                             newcamp.caitlin@epa.gov,
                                                                                        (703) 347-0325.
Metaflumizone Case 7446................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0417                          Brittany Pruitt,
                                                                                        (703) 347-0289.
Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol     EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0218                          Megan Snyderman,
 and Triethylene Glycol Case Numbers     EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0219                           snyderman.megan@epa.gov,
 3126 and 3146.                                                                         (703) 347-0671.

    The proposed interim registration review decisions for the 
chemicals in the table above were posted to the docket and the public 
was invited to submit any comments or new information. EPA addressed 
the comments or information received during the 60-day comment period 
for the proposed interim decisions in the discussion for each pesticide 
listed in the table. Comments from the 60-day comment period that were 
received may or may not have affected the Agency's interim decision. 
Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket for 
the chemicals listed in the Table will remain open until all actions 
required in the interim decision have been completed.
    This document also announces the closures of the registration 
review cases for Oxazolidine-E (Case 5027, Docket ID EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0404) and Bromohydroxyacetophenone (BHAP) (Case 3032, EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-
0726) because all of the U.S. registrations for these pesticides have 
been canceled. Background on the registration review program is 
provided at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation.

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

    Dated: February 7, 2018.
Yu-Ting Guilaran,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2018-03982 Filed 2-26-18; 8:45 am]