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Pesticides; The Non-Dietary Exposure Task Force Developing Indoor Residential Exposure Data for Synthetic Pyrethroids, Pyrethrum and Synergists

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice of availability.

SUMMARY:

This Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice announces an industry-wide task force to jointly develop residential indoor exposure data for pesticides containing one or more of the active ingredients: synthetic pyrethroids, pyrethrum and synergists. This Notice explains why these data are being developed and how registrants may wish to participate in the development of these data by joining the Task Force. The Notice identifies an EPA and Task Force contacts for persons wanting further information under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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DATES:

Comments, identified by docket control number OPP-00669, must be received on or before September 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-00669 in the subject line on the first page of your response.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Alan Dixon (7505C), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 305-7237; fax number: (703) 305-6920; e-mail address: dixon.alan@epa.gov.

Paul Keane, Chairman, Steering Committee, Non-Dietary Exposure Task Force, 47 West Division St., Suite 389, Chicago, IL 60610; telephone number: (312) 664-4781; fax number: (312) 664-0728; e-mail address: Pkeane2100@aol.com.

Tom Osimitz, Chairman, Technical Committee, Non-Dietary Exposure Task Force, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1525 Howe St., M.S. 122, Racine, WI 53403; telephone number: (414) 260-2669; fax number: (414) 260-0186; e-mail address: tgosimit@scj.com.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to:

1. Companies or persons responsible for registered pesticide products containing one or more of the active ingredients synthetic pyrethroids, pyrethrum and synergists.

2. Companies or persons responsible for seeking registration of pesticide products containing one or more of the active ingredients synthetic pyrethroids, pyrethrum and synergists.

3. Companies or persons responsible for reregistering pesticide products containing one or more of the active ingredients synthetic pyrethroids, pyrethrum and synergists.

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 information in this notice, 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 the PR Notice from the Office of Pesticide Programs' Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/​pesticides/​. You can also go directly to the listings 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/​.

2. Fax-on-demand. You may request a faxed copy of the PR Notice titled “The Non-Dietary Exposure Task Force,” by using a faxphone to call (202) 401-0527 and selecting item 6131. You may also follow the automated menu.

3. In person. The Agency has established an official record for this action under docket control number OPP-00669. The official record consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received during an applicable comment period, 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 (CM #2), 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, 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-00669 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, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 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, CM #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-00669. 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.

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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.

7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline in this notice.

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. What Action is the Agency Taking?

The Agency is taking the action of advertising the efforts of the Non-Dietary Exposure Task Force, in the event interested parties would like to become part of the Task Force.

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Dated: August 4, 2000.

Joseph J. Merenda,

Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 00-21920 Filed 8-29-00; 8:45 am]

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