[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 60389-60390]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-25554]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 158

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0668; FRL-9984-47]
RIN 2070-AK41


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: On October 29, 2018, the EPA Administrator 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.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0668, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public 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.

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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)(B) of FIFRA requires the EPA Administrator to 
provide the Secretary of USDA with a copy of any draft final rule at 
least 30 days before signing it in final 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 
final rule pertaining to a public health pesticide at least 30 days 
before publishing it in the Federal Register. The draft final rule is 
not available to the public until after it has been signed by EPA. If 
either Secretary comments in writing regarding the draft final rule 
within 15 days after receiving it, the EPA Administrator shall include 
the comments of the Secretary, if requested by the Secretary, and the 
EPA Administrator's response to those comments with the final rule that 
publishes in the Federal Register. If either Secretary does not comment 
in writing within 15 days after receiving the draft final rule, the EPA 
Administrator may sign the final rule for publication in the Federal 
Register any time after the 15-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.

List of Subjects in Part 40 CFR 158

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: October 25, 2018.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-25554 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]
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