Final rule; technical correction.
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of January 6, 2012, concerning the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (formerly known as Bacillus subtilis variant amyloliquefaciens strain D747). This document is being issued to correct the typographical error in the codified section number.
This final rule is effective January 20, 2012.
EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0944. All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The Docket Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Susanne Cerrelli, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8077; email address: email@example.com.
I. Does this action apply to me?
The Agency included in the final rule 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.
II. What does this technical correction do?
EPA is correcting the section designation for § 180.308, which was added to 40 CFR in the Federal Register of January 6, 2012, (77 FR 745). This section was inadvertently designated as § 180.308. EPA is correcting the section number by redesignating § 180.308 as § 180.1308.
III. Why is this correction issued as a final rule?
Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), provides that, when an Agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest, the Agency may issue a final rule without providing notice and an opportunity for public comment. EPA has determined that there is good cause for making this technical correction final without prior proposal and opportunity for comment, because EPA is merely making a technical change to the section number which is not a substantive change. EPA finds that this constitutes good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B).
IV. Do any of the statutory and executive order reviews apply to this action?
All applicable statutory requirements were discussed in the final rule that was printed on January 6, 2012. The only other statutory requirement deemed necessary is discussed above.
V. Congressional Review Act
The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the Agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of this final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).
Dated: January 9, 2012.
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:
[Redesignated as § 180.1308]
2. Redesignate § 180.308 as § 180.1308.
[FR Doc. 2012-994 Filed 1-19-12; 8:45 am]
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