[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 90 (Tuesday, May 10, 2022)]
[Pages 28006-28007]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-09947]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879; FRL-9801-01-OCSPP]

Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Virtual Public 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA will hold a virtual Environmental Modeling Public Meeting 
(EMPM) on Tuesday, June 23, 2022, with participation by phone and 
webcast only. 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. This Notice announces the meeting 
and provides information on its theme which is a focus on the 
Endangered Species Act and practical solutions to avoid, minimize or 
offset potential effects to Federally Listed endangered and threatened 
species and designated critical habitats from pesticides.

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DATES: Meeting: This virtual meeting will be held on June 23, 2022, 
from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT.
    Requests to participate: Requests to attend the meeting must be 
submitted on or before June 16, 2022. Requests to present with an 
accompanying abstract must be submitted on or before May 26, 2022.

ADDRESSES: This is a virtual meeting. To register to attend and/or to 
present at this virtual meeting, please send an email to 
[email protected]. You must register via email to receive the webcast 
meeting link and audio teleconference information for participation. 
Registrants will be added to the ``empmlist'' LYRIS list server 
(https://lists.epa.gov/read/all_forums/). Meeting updates and 
participation information will be distributed through ``empmlist''.

Gardner, telephone number: (202) 566-1642 and Patricia Engel, telephone 
number: (202) 566-1690; email address: [email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are a 
pesticide registrant, a potential pesticide registrant, or a user of a 
pesticide 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. It contains materials for all previous EMPMs. EPA 
will similarly include materials for this EMPM after the meeting.
    Please note that due to the public health emergency, the 
Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Public 
Reading Room are now available in-person, by appointment only, 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. Please 
review the visitor instructions and additional information about the 
docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets and https://www.epa.gov/dockets/epa-docket-center-and-reading-room-open-public-appointment-only. Our EPA/DC staff will also continue to provide customer service 
via email, phone, and webform.

II. Background

    The purpose of the EMPM is for presentation and discussion of 
current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and 
exposure for risk assessment in a regulatory context.

III. Theme for the Meeting

    The 2022 EMPM will provide a forum for presentations on the 
incorporation of analyses into environmental exposure and ecological 
risk assessments, meant to comply with the Endangered Species Act, with 
a focus on practical solutions to avoid, minimize or offset potential 
effects to Federally Listed endangered and threatened species and 
designated critical habitats. Potential topics: Approaches to avoid and 
minimize effects to listed species that inhabit pesticide use sites, 
label mitigations to avoid jeopardy and adverse modifications to listed 
species and their critical habitat; evaluation of mitigation 
effectiveness; and chemical specific case studies. EPA may also provide 
updates on ongoing topics.

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

    Dated: April 29, 2022.
Jan Matuszko,
Acting Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2022-09947 Filed 5-9-22; 8:45 am]