[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62573-62574]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26354]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0751; FRL-9985-61]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim 
registration review decision for the following chemicals: Acibenzolar-
s-methyl, Aspergillus flavus, Asulam, Bacillus licheniformis strain 
SB3086, Chloroxylenol, Copper compounds, Dried Fermentation Solids and 
Solubles of Myrothecium verrucaria, EPTC, Ethylene, Fludioxonil, Formic 
Acid, Methyl Nonyl Ketone, Niclosamide, N\6\-Benzyladenine, Potassium 
Silicate, Propamocarb hydrochloride, Putrescent Whole Egg Solids, 
Sodium carbonate and TFM. It also announces the case closure for Bis 
(bromoacetoxy)-2-butene (BBAB) (Case 3030, Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2014-0799) because the last U.S. registrations for these pesticides 
have been canceled.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 
chemical.

       Table 1--Registration Review Interim Decisions Being Issued
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                                                         Chemical review
 Registration review case name                             manager and
          and number               Docket ID number          contact
                                                           information
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Acibenzolar-S-methyl, Case      EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0755..  Leigh Rimmer,
 7031.                                                   rimmer.leigh@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0553
Aspergillus flavus, Case 6008.  EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0281..  Alexandra
                                                         Boukedes,
                                                         boukedes.alexandra@epa.gov,
                                                         (703) 347-0305
Asulam, Case 0265.............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0783..  Caitlin Newcamp,
                                                         newcamp.caitlin@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0325
Bacillus licheniformis strain   EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0184..  Daniel Schoeff,
 SB3086, Case 6014.                                      schoeff.daniel@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0143
Chloroxylenol, Case 3045......  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0010..  Rachel
                                                         Ricciardi,
                                                         ricciardi.rachel@epa.gov,
                                                         (703) 347-0465
Copper Compounds, Cases 0636,   EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0212..  Jordan Page,
 0649, 4025, 4026.                                       page.jordan@epa.gov, (703) 347-
                                                         0467, Kimberly
                                                         Wilson,
                                                         wilson.kimberly@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0495

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Dried Fermentation Solids and   EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0539..  Cody Kendrick,
 Solubles of Myrothecium                                 kendrick.cody@e
 verrucaria, Case 6051.                                  pa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0468
EPTC, Case 0064...............  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0720..  Patricia Biggio,
                                                         biggio.patricia@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0547
Ethylene, Case 3071...........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0877..  Susanne
                                                         Cerrelli,
                                                         cerrelli.susanne@epa.gov,
                                                         (703) 308-8077
Fludioxonil, Case 7017........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-1067..  Patricia Biggio,
                                                         biggio.patricia@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0547
Formic Acid, Case 6073........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0105..  Cody Kendrick,
                                                         kendrick.cody@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0468
Methyl Nonyl Ketone, Case 3094  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0125..  Daniel Schoeff,
                                                         schoeff.daniel@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0143
Niclosamide, Case 2455........  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0137..  R. David Jones,
                                                         jones.rdavid@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         305-6725
N\6\-Benzyladenine, Case 2040.  EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0190..  Alexandra
                                                         Boukedes,
                                                         boukedes.alexandra@epa.gov,
                                                         (703) 347-0305
Potassium Silicate, Case 6204.  EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0329..  Donna Kamarei,
                                                         kamarei.donna@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         347-0443
Propamocarb hydrochloride,      EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0662..  Christina
 Case 3124.                                              Scheltema,
                                                         scheltema.christina@epa.gov,
                                                         (703) 308-2201
Putrescent Whole Egg Solids,    EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0726..  Susanne
 Case 4079.                                              Cerrelli,
                                                         cerrelli.susanne@epa.gov,
                                                         (703) 308-8077
Sodium carbonate, Case 4066...  EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0809..  SanYvette
                                                         Williams,
                                                         williams.sanyvette@epa.gov,
                                                         (703) 305-7702
TFM, Case 3082................  EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0137..  R. David Jones,
                                                         jones.rdavid@epa.gov, (703)
                                                         305-6725
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    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 closure of the registration review 
case for Bis (bromoacetoxy)-2-butene (BBAB) (Case 3030, Docket ID 
Number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0799), 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: October 25, 2018.
Yu-Ting Guilaran,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-26354 Filed 12-3-18; 8:45 am]
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