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Dazomet Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice; extension of comment period.


EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of July 13, 2005, concerning the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment and related documents for the fumigant dazomet. This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from September 12, 2005, to October 12, 2005.


Comments must be received on or before October 12, 2005.


Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) nubmer OPP-2005-0128, may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the July 13, 2005 Federal Register document.

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Dirk Helder, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-4610; fax number: (703) 308-8041; e-mail address:

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I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

The Agency included in the July 13, 2005 Federal Register document a list of those who may be potentially affected by this action. If you have 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 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-2005-0128. The official public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other information related to this action. 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 at the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, 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 Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings at​fedrgstr/​.

An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at​edocket/​ to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select “search,” then key in the appropriate docket ID number.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

To submit comments, or access the official public docket, please follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the July 13, 2005 Federal Register document. If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. What Action is EPA Taking?

This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register of July 13, 2005 (70 FR 40339) (FRL-7721-8). In that document, EPA made available the human health risk assessment for dazomet. It is used as a non-selective, pre-plant soil fumigant with fungicidal, herbicidal, insecticidal, and nematicidal properties. Dazomet is converted to methyl isothiocyanate (MITC) in the environment, particularly in the presence of moisture (such as in soil after application). It is MITC that performs the fumigating activity. EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to end on September 12, 2005, to October 12, 2005.

The Agency received a request from the registrants Certis USA and the Society of American Florists and is therefore, granting the extension based on the volume and complexity of the documents being reviewed.Start List of Subjects

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  • Environmental protection
  • Pesticides and pests
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Dated: September 8, 2005.

Debra Edwards,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-18075 Filed 9-8-05; 2:30 pm]