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Lauryl Sulfate Salts Registration Review Final Decision; Notice of Availability

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the pesticide, lauryl sulfate salts (also known as sodium lauryl salts), case 4061. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For pesticide specific information, contact: Monisha Harris, Chemical Review Manager, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-0410; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: harris.monisha@epa.gov.

For general information on the registration review program, contact: Lance Wormell, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0523; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: wormell.lance@epa.gov.

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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, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, farm worker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may 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 chemical review manager listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0727. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

II. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), this notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the lauryl sulfate salts. Sodium lauryl sulfate (PC Code 079011) is the only active ingredient in case 4061. There is one registered product that contains sodium lauryl sulfate as an active ingredient. The product, Kleenex® Brand Antiviral Tissues, contains 2.02% sodium lauryl sulfate and is registered by Kimberly-Clark Global Sales, LLC (EPA Reg. No. 9402-10). The tissues also contain citric acid as an active ingredient at 7.51%. Products containing sodium lauryl sulfate as an active ingredient were first registered in 1948 and sodium lauryl sulfate is widely used as an intentionally-added inert ingredient in pesticide products.

Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.57, a registration review decision is the Agency's determination whether a pesticide meets, or does not meet, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) standard for registration. EPA has considered lauryl sulfate salts in light of the FIFRA standard for registration. The Final Decision document in the docket describes the Agency's rationale for issuing a registration review final decision for lauryl sulfate salts.

In addition to the final registration review decision document, the registration review docket for lauryl sulfate salts also includes other relevant documents related to the registration review of this case. The combined final work plan and proposed registration review decision was posted to the docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new information. During the 60-day comment period, no public comments were received.

Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket for lauryl sulfate salts will remain open until all actions required in the final decision have been completed.

Background on the registration review program is provided at: http://www.epa.gov/​oppsrrd1/​registration_​review. Links to earlier documents related to the registration review of lauryl sulfate salts are provided at: http://www.epa.gov/​oppsrrd1/​registration_​review/​lauryl-sulfate/​index.html.

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

Section 3(g) of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 155, subpart C, provide authority for this action.

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Dated: September 2, 2010.

Joan Harrigan-Farrelly

Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2010-22860Filed 9-14-10; 8:45 am]

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