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1,3-Dichloropropene - Pesticide RED Document 2/99

[Federal Register: February 24, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 36)]
[Notices]
[Page 9145-9146]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[OPP-34177; FRL-6062-6]
1,3-Dichloropropene; Pesticide Reregistration Eligibility
Decision Document; Availabliity for Comment
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: This notice announces availability of the Reregistration
Eligibility Decision documents (REDs) for the active ingredient 1,3-
dichloropropene (trade name, Telone®) and starts a 60 day
public comment period. The RED for 1,3-dichloropropene is the Agency's
formal regulatory assessment of the health and environmental data base
of the subject chemical, and presents the Agency's determination that
all pre-plant soil fumigant uses of 1,3-dichloropropene are eligible
for reregistration.

DATES: Written comments on these decisions must be submitted by April
26, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Three copies of comments, identified with the docket control
number [OPP-34177] and the case number (listed in the table in this
document), should be submitted to: By mail: Public Information and
Records Integrity Branch, Information Resources and Services Division
(7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency,
401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. In person, deliver comments to:
Rm. 119, Crystal Mall 2 (CM #2), 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington,
VA.
    Comments may also be submitted electronically by following the
instructions under Unit III. of this document. No Confidential Business
Information (CBI) should be submitted through e-mail.
    Information submitted as a comment in response to this notice may
be claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information
as CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in
accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. A copy of the
comment that does not contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in
the public docket. Information not marked confidential will be included
in the public docket without prior notice (including comments and data
submitted electronically). The public docket and docket index,
including printed paper versions of electronic comments, which does not
include any information claimed as CBI will be available for public
inspection in Rm. 119 at the address given above, from 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.
    To request a copy of any of the listed RED, or a RED Fact Sheets,
contact the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch, in Rm. 119
at the address in this unit or call (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical questions on the RED should
be directed to the Chemical Review Manager, Lisa Nisenson, at (703)
308-

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8031. Inquiries by e-mail can be sent to nisenson.lisa@epamail.epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Electronic Availability

    Electronic copies of the REDs and RED Fact Sheets can be downloaded
from EPA's World wide web site at "http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/"

II. Background

    The Agency has issued a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED)
document for the pesticidal active ingredient 1,3-dichloropropene.
Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as
amended in 1988, EPA is conducting an accelerated reregistration
program to reevaluate existing pesticides to make sure they meet
current scientific and regulatory standards. The data base to support
the reregistration of the chemical 1,3-dichloropropene is substantially
complete. EPA has determined that all currently registered products
containing 1,3-dichloropropene as an active ingredient are eligible for
reregistration.
    All registrants of products containing 1,3-dichloropropene have
been sent the RED and Fact Sheet and must respond to the labeling
requirements and the product specific data requirements within 8 months
of receipt. These products will not be reregistered until adequate
product specific data have been submitted and all necessary product
label changes are implemented. Products containing both 1,3-
dichloropropene and chloropicrin, will not be reregistered until the
applicable uses of the active ingredient chloropicrin are found
eligible for reregistration.
    The reregistration program is being conducted under congressionally
mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes both the need to make timely
reregistration decisions and to involve the public. Therefore, EPA is
issuing the RED as a final document with a 60-day comment period.
Although the 60-day public comment period does not affect the
registrant's response due date, it is intended to provide an
opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating any
necessary amendments to the RED. All comments will be carefully
considered by the Agency and if any of those comments impact on the
RED, EPA will issue an amendment to the RED and publish a Federal
Register notice announcing its availability.

III. Public Record and Electronic Submissions

    The official record for this notice, as well as the public version,
has been established for this notice under docket control number [OPP-
34177] (including comments submitted electronically as described in
this unit). A public version of this record, including printed, paper
versions of electronic comments, which does not include any information
claimed as CBI, is available for inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The official record is
located at the address in "ADDRESSES" at the beginning of this
document.
    Electronic comments can be sent directly to EPA at:
    opp-docket@epa.gov

    Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the
use of special characters and any form of encryption. Comments will
also be accepted on disks in Wordperfect 5.1/6.1 file format or ASCII
file format. All comments in electronic form must be identified by the
docket control number [OPP-34177]. Electronic comments on this notice
may be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection.

    Dated: February 11, 1999.

Lois Rossi,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of
Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 99-4546 Filed 2-23-99; 8:45 am]
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