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Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Third Extension of Comment Period

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice; extension of comment period.

SUMMARY:

EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 2, 2006, concerning the availability of the PCNB reregistration eligibility decision (RED) and the opening of the 60-day public comment period on the RED. The original comment period was to close on October 2, 2006. The Agency subsequently issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 29, 2006, extending the comment period to November 1, 2006. The Agency issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 25, 2006, extending the comment period for a second time to December 4, 2006. The Agency is now extending the comment period for a third time, to January 8, 2006.

DATES:

Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0202 must be received on or before January 8, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Follow the detailed instructions for submitting comments as provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the August 2, 2006 (71 FR 43746) (FRL-8066-6). In addition, comments may be submitted through the Federal Document Management System Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jill Bloom, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8019; e-mail address: bloom.jill@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

The Agency included in the notice 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. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes 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 docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to:

i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).

ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.

iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes.

iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/or data that you used.

v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at eour estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced.

vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives.

vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats.

viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.

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.B of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the August 2, 2006 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 August 2, 2006 (70 FR 43746) (FRL-8066-6) and later extended in the Federal Registers of September 29, 2006 (71 FR 57506) (FRL-8096-6) and October 25, 2006 (71 FR 62457) (FRL-8101-2). In the first notice, the Agency provided a 60-day comment period for public input on the reregistration decision for PCNB, particularly on the benefits associated with certain minor uses of PCNB. This original comment period was to close on October 2, 2006. EPA then extended the comment period twice more, first until November 1, 2006, and then to December 4, 2006. The Agency is hereby extending the comment period for a third time to January 7, 2007.The Agency is providing this third extension to allow public comment on two Phase 5 Response to Comments documents inadvertently omitted from and recently added to the docket.

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

Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA as amended directs that, after submission of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, the Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such active ingredient are eligible for reregistration. Further provisions are made to allow a public comment period. Start Printed Page 69117However, the Administrator may extend the comment period if additional time for comment is requested.

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Dated: November 20, 2006.

Peter Caulkins,

Acting Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division

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[FR Doc. E6-20149 Filed 11-28-06; 8:45 am]

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