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[Federal Register: November 30, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 229)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of
Regulations for Residues of the Herbicide Flumiclorac Pentyl Ester
or on Cotton
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide
petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues
herbicide flumiclorac pentyl ester in or on
cotton, undelinted seed and
DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 30, 2005.
ADDRESSES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number
OPP-2005-0311 and pesticide petition
(PP) number PP3F6767, may be
submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery or courier.
Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I. of the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne Miller, Registration Division
(7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone
number: (703) 305-6224; e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
• Crop production (NAICS code 111).
• Animal production (NAICS code 112).
• Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
• Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS)
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular
entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?
1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this
action under docket ID number OPP-2005-0311. The official public
consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action,
public comments received, and other information related to this
Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not
include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket
is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing
the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm.
Crystal Mall #2, 1801 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA. This docket
facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,
excluding legal holidays. The docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
2. Electronic access. You may access this document electronically
through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' listings
An electronic version of the public docket is available through
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets.
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view
comments, to access the index listing of the contents of the official
public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket
are available electronically. Although not all docket materials
available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly
available docket materials through the docket facility identified
Unit I.B.1. Once in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the
appropriate docket ID number.
Certain types of information will not be placed in the EPA Dockets.
Information claimed as CBI and other information whose disclosure
restricted by statute, which is not included in the official public
docket, will not be available for public viewing in EPA's electronic
public docket. EPA's policy is that copyrighted material will not
placed in EPA's electronic public docket but will be available only
printed, paper form in the official public docket. To the extent
feasible, publicly available docket materials will be made available
EPA's electronic public docket. When a document is selected from
index list in EPA Dockets, the system will identify whether the
document is available for viewing in EPA's electronic public docket.
Although not all docket materials may be available electronically,
may still access any of the publicly available docket materials
the docket facility identified in Unit I.B.1. EPA intends to work
towards providing electronic access to all of the publicly available
docket materials through EPA's electronic public docket.
For public commenters, it is important to note that EPA's policy
that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper,
will be made available for public viewing in EPA's electronic public
docket as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment
contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose
disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment
containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to
material in the version of the comment that is placed in EPA's
electronic public docket. The entire printed comment, including
copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket.
Public comments submitted on computer disks that are mailed or
delivered to the docket will be transferred to EPA's electronic
docket. Public comments that are mailed or delivered to the docket
be scanned and placed in EPA's electronic public docket. Where
practical, physical objects will be photographed, and the photograph
will be placed in EPA's electronic public docket along with a brief
description written by the docket staff.
C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?
You may submit comments electronically, by mail, or through hand
delivery/courier. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, identify the
appropriate docket ID number in the subject line on the first page
your comment. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within
specified comment period. Comments received after the close of the
comment period will be marked ``late.'' EPA is not required to consider
these late comments. If you wish to submit CBI or information that
otherwise protected by statute, please follow the instructions in
I.D. Do not use EPA Dockets or e-mail to submit CBI or information
protected by statute.
1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic comment as
prescribed in this unit, EPA recommends that you include your name,
mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information
the body of your comment. Also include this contact information
outside of any disk or CD ROM you submit, and in any cover letter
accompanying the disk or CD ROM. This ensures that you can be
identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact
you in case EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties
or needs further information on the substance of your comment. EPA's
policy is that EPA will not edit your comment, and any identifying
contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included
as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket,
and made available in EPA's electronic public docket. If EPA cannot
read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact
for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment.
i. EPA Dockets. Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to
submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA's preferred method
receiving comments. Go directly to EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/
edocket/ , and follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
Once in the system, select ``search,'' and then key in docket ID
OPP-2005-0311. The system is an ``anonymous access'' system, which
means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment.
ii. E-mail. Comments may be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
Attention: Docket ID Number OPP-2005-0311. In contrast to EPA's
electronic public docket, EPA's e-mail system is not an ``anonymous
access'' system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the docket
without going through EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's e-mail
system automatically captures your e-mail address. E-mail addresses
that are automatically captured by EPA's e-mail system are included
part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket,
made available in EPA's electronic public docket.
iii. Disk or CD ROM. You may submit comments on a disk or CD ROM
that you mail to the mailing address identified in Unit I.C.2. These
electronic submissions will be accepted in WordPerfect or ASCII
format. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption.
2. By mail. Send your comments to: Public Information and Records
Integrity Branch (PIRIB) (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP),
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20460-0001, Attention: Docket ID Number OPP-2005-0311.
3. By hand delivery or courier. Deliver your comments to: Public
Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Office of Pesticide
Programs (OPP), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 119, Crystal
#2, 1801 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA, Attention: Docket ID
Number OPP-2005-0311. Such deliveries are only accepted during the
docket's normal hours of operation as identified in Unit I.B.1.
D. How Should I Submit CBI to the Agency?
Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI
electronically through EPA's electronic public docket or by e-mail.
may claim information that you submit to EPA as CBI by marking any
or all of that information as CBI (if you submit CBI on disk or
mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify
electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information
is CBI). Information so marked will not be disclosed except in
accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes
any information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does
contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion
in the public docket and EPA's electronic public docket. If you
the copy that does not contain CBI on disk or CD ROM, mark the outside
of the disk or CD ROM clearly that it does not contain CBI. Information
not marked as CBI will be included in the public docket and EPA's
electronic public docket without prior notice. If you have any
questions about CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI, please consult
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
E. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?
You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your
1. Explain your views as clearly as possible.
2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used
that support your views.
4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns.
6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline in this notice.
7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket
ID number assigned to this action and the pesticide petition number
the summary in the subject line on the first page of your response.
would also be helpful if you provided the name, date, and Federal
Register citation related to your comments.
II. What Action is the Agency Taking?
EPA is printing a summary of a pesticide petition received under
section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA),
U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment of regulations in 40 CFR
180 for residues of the herbicide flumiclorac pentyl ester in or
cotton, undelinted seed and gin byproducts. EPA has determined that
pesticide petition contains data or information regarding the elements
set forth in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully
evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or
the data support granting of the pesticide petition. Additional
may be needed before EPA rules on the pesticide petition.
Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition, prepared
the petitioner along with a description of the analytical method
available for the detection and measurement of the pesticide chemical
residues is available on EPA's Electronic Docket at http://www.epa.gov/
edocket/ . To locate this information, on the home page of EPA's
Electronic Docket select ``Quick Search'' and type the OPP docket
number for the pesticide petition (as specified in Unit I.B.1.)
search field. Once the search has located the docket, clicking on
``Docket ID'' will bring up a list of all documents in the docket
the pesticide including the petition summary.
PP 3F6767. Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8025, proposes to establish a tolerance for
residues of the herbicide flumiclorac pentyl ester, pentyl [2-chloro-4-
acetate in or on cotton, undelinted seed at
0.1 parts per million (ppm)
and cotton, gin by products at 2.0 ppm. The residue analytical
for enforcement purposes uses gas-liquid chromatography with a
thermionic-specific detector. The enforcement method has been validated
at an independent laboratory and by EPA. The method has been submitted
to the Food and Drug Administration for publication in the Pesticide
Analytical Manual, Vol. II (PAM II).
List of Subjects
Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives,
Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping
Dated: November 18, 2005.
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 05-23440 Filed 11-29-05; 8:45 am]
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