[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 19, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 28401]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12708]



40 CFR Part 26

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2018-0280; FRL-9977-78]
RIN 2080-AA13

Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture; 
Harmonization of Regulations Safeguarding Human Test Subjects

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification of submission to the Secretary of Agriculture.


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 
``Harmonize 40 CFR 26 Subparts C, D, and K with Subpart A (the Common 
Rule)''. The draft regulatory document is not available to the public 
until after it has been signed and made available by EPA.


ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-ORD-2018-0280, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at 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. Please review the visitor instructions and 
additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Susanke, Office of the Science 
Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-0221; email 
address: staff_osa@epa.gov.


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. The draft proposed 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 proposed rule within 30 days 
after receiving it, the EPA Administrator shall include the comments of 
the Secretary of USDA and the EPA Administrator's response to those 
comments with the proposed rule that publishes in the Federal Register. 
If the Secretary of USDA 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 

    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 in 40 CFR Part 26

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedures, 
Human research, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: June 4, 2018.
Richard P. Keigwin,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-12708 Filed 6-18-18; 8:45 am]