[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2018)]
[Pages 67282-67283]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-28308]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879; FRL-9987-26]

Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held 
on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This Notice announces the location and 
time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM 
provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current 
issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, exposure, and 
ecotoxicity for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.

DATES: The meeting will be held on January 30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m.
    Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or 
before January 7, 2019.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), First Floor Conference Center (S-1200), 2777 S. Crystal 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Lazarus or Andrew Shelby, 
Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide 
Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0520 and (703) 
347-0119; fax number: (703) 305-0204; email address: 
[email protected] and [email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are required 
to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 
Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not 
attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by 
this action. 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:
     Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting NAICS code 11.
     Utilities NAICS code 22.
     Professional, Scientific and Technical NAICS code 54.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency

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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.

II. Background

    On a biannual interval, an EMPM is held for presentation and 
discussion of current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, 
transport, and exposure for risk assessment in a regulatory context. 
Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced through the 
``empmlist'' forum on the LYRIS list server at https://lists.epa.gov/read/all_forums/.

III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any 
information in your request that is considered CBI. Requests to 
participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0879, must be received on or before January 7, 2019.

IV. Tentative Theme for the Meeting

    Offsite Exposure from Vapor-Phase Pesticides: The 2019 Winter EMPM 
will provide a forum for presentations on data and methods for 
conducting risk assessments on vapor-phase pesticides. Potential topics 
include quantitative use of vapor-phase pesticide data in exposure/risk 
assessment, calibration of vapor-phase pesticide models, and 
comparisons of monitoring and modeling data. Updates on ongoing topics 
will also be provided.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

    Dated: December 4, 2018.
Marietta Echeverria,
Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2018-28308 Filed 12-27-18; 8:45 am]