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bromoxynil (Brominal, Buctril) Reregistration Eligibility Decision Document 12/98


[Federal Register: January 13, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 8)]
[Notices]               
[Page 2216-2217]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPP-34160; FRL-6053-7]

 
Bromoxynil; Availability of the Reregistration Eligibility 
Decision Document for Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of and starts a 60-day 
public comment period of the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) 
document for the active ingredient bromoxynil. The RED for this 
chemical is the Agency's formal regulatory assessment of the health and 
environmental database of the subject chemical and presents the 
Agency's determination regarding which pesticidal uses are eligible for 
reregistration.

DATES: Written comments on the RED decisions must be submitted by March 
15, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Three copies of comments identified with the docket control 
number ``OPP-34160'' and the case number (noted below), 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 the docket on the 
first floor (Room 119), Crystal Mall 2 (CM #2), 1921 Jefferson Davis 
Highway, Arlington, VA.
    Comments and data may also be submitted electronically to opp-
docket@epamail.epa.gov. Please see Unit III. of this notice for 
additional instructions for electronic submissions. 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 Room 119 at the address given above, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical questions on the RED 
document should be directed to the appropriate Chemical Review Manager:


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                                                        Chemical Review
          Chemical Name                 Case No             Manager          Telephone No.      e-mail Address
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Bromoxynil......................  2070..............  Linda Werrell.....  703-308-8033......  Werrell.Linda@epam
                                                                                               ail.epa.gov
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    To request a copy of the above listed RED document, or the RED Fact 
Sheet, contact the OPP Pesticide Docket, Public Information and Records 
Integrity Branch, first floor (Room 119), at the address given above or 
call (703) 305-5805.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Electronic Availability

    Electronic copies of this document and various support documents 
are available from the EPA home page at the Federal Register-
Environmental Documents entry for this document under ``Laws and 
Regulations'' (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/).
    Electronic copies of the REDs and RED fact sheets can be downloaded 
from the Pesticide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) home 
page at: http://www.epa.gov/REDs.

II. Background

    The Agency has issued a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) 
document for the pesticidal active ingredient bromoxynil. Under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as amended in 
1988, EPA is conducting a reregistration program to reevaluate existing 
pesticides to make sure they meet current scientific and regulatory 
standards. The data base to support the reregistration of bromoxynil is 
substantially complete.
    All registrants of products containing the above listed active 
ingredient have been sent the bromoxynil RED document and must respond 
to labeling requirements and product specific data requirements (if 
applicable) within 8 months of receipt. Products containing other 
active ingredients 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 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.

III. Public Record and Electronic Submission

    The official record for this notice, as well as the public version, 
has been established for this notice under docket control number ``OPP-
34160'' (including comments and data submitted electronically as 
described below). 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@epamail.epa.gov


    Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the 
use of special characters and any form of encryption. Comment and data 
will also be accepted on disks in Wordperfect 5.1/6.1 file format or 
ASCII file format. All comments and data in electronic form must be 
identified by the docket control number (OPP-34160). Electronic 
comments on this

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notice may be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticide, Bromoxynil.

    Dated: December 22, 1998.

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

[FR Doc. 99-776 Filed 1-12-99; 8:45 am]
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