[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 1, 2018)]
[Pages 19060-19061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09203]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0751; FRL-9976-82]

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: BT corn 
coleopteran PIP, BT corn lepidopteran PIP, clodinafop-propargyl, 
cyprodinil, diethylene glycol monomethyl ether (DGME), dimethomorph, 
fomesafen, metalaxyl/mefenoxam, methoxyfenozide, mineral acids, 
nitrapyrin, noviflumuron, pendimethalin, potassium hypochlorite, sodium 
hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite, and verbenone. It also announces 
the case closures for boll weevil attractant (Case 6044 and Docket ID 
Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0335) and octanoate esters (Case 6027 and 
Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0087), because the last U.S. 
registrations for these pesticides have been canceled.


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 
    For pesticide specific information, contact: The Chemical Review 
Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the Table in Unit 
    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

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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
  Registration review case name and                                                  Chemical review manager and
                 No.                                  Docket ID No.                      contact information
BT Corn Coleopteran PIP Case 6502...  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0584                          Eric Bohnenblust,
                                                                                     (703) 347-0426.
BT Corn Lepidopteran PIP Case 6501..  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0584                          Eric Bohnenblust,
                                                                                     (703) 347-0426.
Clodinafop-propargyl Case 7250......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0424                          Wilhelmena Livingston,
                                                                                     livingston.wilhelmena@epa.gov, (703) 308-8025.
Cyprodinil Case 7025................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1008                          Garland Waleko,
                                                                                     (703) 308-8049.
Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether    EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0694                          Stephen Savage,
 (DGME) Case 5010.                                                                   savage.stephen@epa.gov,
                                                                                     (703) 347-0345.
Dimethomorph Case 7021..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0045                          Linsey Walsh,
                                                                                     walsh.linsey@epa.gov, (703)
Fomesafen Case 7211.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0239                          Leigh Rimmer,
                                                                                     rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, (703)
Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam Case 0081.......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0863                          Leigh Rimmer,
                                                                                     rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, (703)
Methoxyfenozide Case 7431...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0663                          Mark Baldwin,
                                                                                     baldwin.mark@epa.gov, (703)
Mineral Acids Case 4064.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0766                          Rachel Ricciardi,
                                                                                     (703) 347-0465.
Nitrapyrin Case 0213................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0170                          Thomas Harty,
                                                                                     harty.thomas@epa.gov, (703)
Noviflumuron Case 7434..............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0566                          Katherine St. Clair,
                                                                                     (703) 347-8778.
Pendimethalin Case 0187.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0219                          Julie Javier,
                                                                                     javier.julie@epa.gov, (703)
Potassium Hypochlorite Case 5076....  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0157                          Jessica Bailey,
                                                                                     (703) 347-0148.
Sodium Hypochlorite and Calcium       EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0004                          Jessica Bailey,
 Hypochlorite Case 0029.                                                             bailey.jessica@epa.gov,
                                                                                     (703) 347-0148.
Verbenone Case 6031.................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0511                          Chris Pfeifer,
                                                                                     (703) 308-0031.

    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 boll weevil attractant (Case 6044 and Docket ID 
Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0335) and octanoate esters (Case 6027 and 
Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0087), because the last 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: April 19, 2018.
Yu-Ting Guilaran,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2018-09203 Filed 4-30-18; 8:45 am]