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Fentin Hydroxide - Reregistration Eligibility Decision Document 11/99

[Federal Register: December 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 230)]
[Notices]
[Page 67265-67267]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[OPP-34211; FRL-6395-3]
Availability of Reregistration Eligibility Decision Document for
Comment
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces availability and starts a 90-day public
comment period on the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED)
document for the active ingredient triphenyltin hydroxide (TPTH). The
RED represents the Agency's formal regulatory assessment of the health
and environmental data base of the subject chemical and presents the
Agency's determination regarding which pesticidal uses are eligible for
reregistration.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket control number OPP-34211, must be
received on or before February 29, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by mail, electronically, or in
person. Please follow the detailed instructions for each method as
provided in Unit I.C. of the "SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION." To ensure
proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket
control number OPP-34211 in the subject line on the first page of your
response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Phil Budig, Special Review
and Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs,
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460;
telephone number: 703-308-8029; and e-mail address: budig.phil@epa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This action may,
however, be of particular interest to those persons who are or may be
required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), or the Federal Insecticide,
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and those persons who use this
chemical in agricultural production. 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. If you have any questions
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity,
consult the person listed under "FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT."

B. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this
Document and Other Related Documents?

    1. Electronically.You may obtain electronic copies of this
document, and certain other related documents that might be available
electronically, from the EPA Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/.
To access this document, on the Home Page select "Laws and
Regulations" and then look up the entry for this document under the
"Federal Register--Environmental Documents." You can also go directly
to the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    To access the TPTH RED document and RED fact sheet electronically,
go to the REDs table on the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs home page,
http://www.epa.gov/REDs. For related

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information, see http://www.epa.gov/pesticides.
    2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for
this action under docket control number OPP-34211. The official record
consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, and
other information related to this action, including any information
claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI). This official
record includes the documents that are physically located in the
docket, as well as the documents that are referenced in those
documents. The public version of the official record does not include
any information claimed as CBI. The public version of the official
record, which includes printed, paper versions of any electronic
comments submitted during an applicable comment period is available for
inspection in the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch
(PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy.,
Arlington, VA, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,
excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

    You may submit comments through the mail, in person, or
electronically. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that
you identify docket control number OPP-34211 in the subject line on the
first page of your response.
    1. By mail. Submit your comments to: Public Information and Records
Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Information Resources and Services Division
(7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Environmental Protection
Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460.
    2.  In person or by courier. Deliver your comments to: Public
Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Information Resources
and Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP),
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921
Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. The PIRIB is open from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The
PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    3. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically by
e-mail to: "opp-docket@epa.gov," or you can submit a computer disk as
described above. Do not submit any information electronically that you
consider to be CBI. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of
encryption. Electronic submissions will be accepted in Wordperfect 6.1/
8.0 or ASCII file format. All comments in electronic form must be
identified by docket control number OPP-34211. Electronic comments may
also be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.

D. How Should I Handle CBI That I Want to Submit to the Agency?

    Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to
be CBI. You may claim information that you submit to EPA in response to
this document as CBI 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. In addition to one complete
version of the comment that includes any information claimed as CBI, a
copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as
CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public version of the
official record. Information not marked confidential will be included
in the public version of the official record without prior notice. If
you have any questions about CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI,
please consult the person identified 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
comments:
    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. Offer alternative ways to improve the notice or collection
activity.
    7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline in this
document.
    8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket
control number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first
page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal
Register citation.

II. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    The Agency has issued a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED)
document for the pesticide active ingredient TPTH. Under the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended in
1988, EPA is conducting an accelerated reregistration program to
reevaluate existing pesticides initially registered before November
1984, to make sure they meet current scientific and regulatory
standards. The data base to support the reregistration of the chemical
listed in this document is substantially complete. This RED addresses
issues raised by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 ("FQPA"),
and any tolerance assessment procedures required under FQPA.
     All registrants of pesticide products containing the active
ingredient TPTH have been sent the appropriate RED document and must
respond to labeling requirements and product specific data requirements
within 8 months of receipt. Products containing other pesticide active
ingredients in addition to TPTH will not be reregistered until those
other active ingredients are determined to be 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 this RED as a final document with a 90-day
comment period. Although the 90-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 REDs. All comments will be carefully
considered by the Agency. If any comment significantly affects a RED,
EPA will amend the RED by publishing the amendment in the Federal
Register.

B. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    The legal authority for this reregistration eligibility decision
falls under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
(FIFRA), as amended in 1988, which directs that "the Administrator
shall determine whether pesticides containing such active ingredient
are eligible for reregistration" before calling in data on products
and either reregistering products or taking "other appropriate
regulatory action."

List of Subjects

     Environmental protection.

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    Dated: November 22, 1999.

Jack E. Housenger,

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

[FR Doc. 99-31213 Filed 11-30-99; 8:45 am]
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