[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 206 (Wednesday, October 24, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53594-53595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23251]



40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0008; FRL-9983-46]

Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of 
Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment.


SUMMARY: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several 
initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown 
in the body of this document, 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 L. 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: 


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
The following list of North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. 
Potentially affected entities may include:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this 
action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for the division listed at the end of the 
pesticide petition summary of interest.

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, the 
Agency 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 pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

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II. What action is the Agency taking?

    EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in 
or on various food commodities. The Agency is taking public comment on 
the requests before responding to the petitioners. EPA is not proposing 
any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the 
pesticide petitions described in this document contain the data or 
information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 21 U.S.C. 
346a(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the 
submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting of the 
pesticide petitions. After considering the public comments, EPA intends 
to evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. Additional data 
may be needed before EPA can make a final determination on these 
pesticide petitions.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available at http://www.regulations.gov.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA 
is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food 
commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained 
through the petition summary referenced in this unit.

New Tolerances

    1. PP 7E8586. EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0493. Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. 
Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2014, requests to 
establish an import tolerance without U.S. registration in 40 CFR part 
180.652 for residues of the insecticide ethiprole, and its metabolites 
and degradates, in or on coffee, green bean at 0.10 parts per million 
(ppm). The high performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry 
(HPLC/MS-MS) enforcement method, Method 01128, is acceptable for 
determination of residues of ethiprole and its sulfone metabolite RPA 
097973 for data collection in plant commodities. The gas 
chromatography-electron capture detector (GC-ECD) method (Report No. 
B003572) is suitable for determining residues of parent ethiprole and 
RPA in milk, eggs and tissues. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
multiresidue method testing study for ethiprole is adequate and 
indicates that Pesticide Analytical Manual (PAM) multiresidue methods 
are not suitable for enforcing tolerances for residues of ethiprole. 
Contact: RD.
    2. PP 8E8693. EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0636. OAT Agrio Co., Ltd. c/o Landis 
International, Inc., 3185 Madison Highway, P.O. Box 5126, Valdosta, GA 
31603-5126, requests to establish an import tolerance without U.S. 
registration in 40 CFR part 180.677 for residues of the insecticide 
cyflumetofen in or on coffee bean at 0.08 ppm. The method performance 
was verified before and during sample analysis by determining the 
recoveries from control samples fortified with cyflumetofen/ B-1 at 
0.01/0.01 ppm (Limit of Quantitation (LOQ) and 0.1/0.1ppm (10x LOQ) for 
green coffee bean, roasted coffee bean and instant coffee. The LOD 
(Limit of Detection) for cyflumetofen and B-1 was calculated as 0.0029 
ppm and 0.0017 ppm for green coffee bean, 0.0025 ppm and 0.0017 ppm for 
roasted coffee bean, and 0.0019 ppm and 0.0011 ppm for instant coffee. 
Contact: RD.

    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a.

    Dated: October 2, 2018.
Michael L. Goodis,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-23251 Filed 10-23-18; 8:45 am]