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Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Notice of Receipt of Applications; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications requesting experimental use permits (EUPs). The Agency has determined that the permits may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on these applications.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before April 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EUP File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
  • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
  • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets/​contacts.htm.

Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

A contact person is listed at the end of each EUP application summary and may be contacted by telephone, email, or mail. Mail correspondence to the Registration Division (RD) (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person's name, division, and mail code.

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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 those persons who conduct or sponsor research on pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action.

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 email. 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 your 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.

3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticide(s) discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the agency taking?

Under section 5 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136c, EPA can allow manufacturers to field test pesticides under development. Manufacturers are required to obtain an EUP before testing new pesticides or new uses of pesticides if they conduct experimental field tests on 10 acres or more of land or one acre or more of water. A copy of the applications and any information submitted is available for public review in the docket established for these EUP applications. Following the review of the application and any comments and data received in response to this solicitation, EPA will decide whether to issue or deny the EUP request, and if issued, the conditions under which it is to be conducted. Any issuance of an EUP will be announced in the Federal Register.

Therefore, pursuant to 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency has determined that the following EUP applications may be of regional and national significance, and therefore is seeking public comment on the following EUP applications:

1. 7969-EUP-UU. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0078). Submitter: BASF, 26 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Pesticide Chemical: BAPMA Salt of Dicamba. Type of Chemical: Herbicide. Summary of Request: For use of 2,703 gallons (gal.) of BAPMA Salt of Dicamba 13,515 pounds (lbs.) active equivalent (a.e.) dicamba in/on 6,875 acres of Dicamba-tolerant cotton, Dicamba-tolerant soybeans; and cotton, soybeans, field corn, and wheat from February 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014. Contact: Michael Walsh, RD, (703) 308-2972, email address: walsh.michael@epa.gov.

2. 56228-EUP-UR. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0079). Submitter: Stephanie H. Stephens, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Environmental and Risk Analysis Service, Unit 149, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737. Pesticide Chemical: GonaCon—Canine. Type of Chemical: Contraceptive. Summary of Request: For use as a contraceptive of feral dogs on Indian reservations; Amount of product to be used: 412.5 milliliters (ml) 6.188 milligrams (mg) Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) GonaCon—Canine, 0.5 ml per dose; Number of dogs to be tested: 165 (Males—30, Control Group—15; Females—120, Control Group—0). Dates Start Printed Page 16500of experimental use: April 1, 2013 through April 1, 2016; Contact: Jennifer Gaines, RD, (703) 305-5967, email address: gaines.jennifer@epa.gov.

3. 62719-EUP-AL. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0077). Submitter: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Pesticide Chemicals: 2,4&-D Choline Salt plus Glyphosate. Type of Chemical: Herbicide. Summary of Request: For use of 1,000 lbs. of 2,4-D Choline Salt plus 1,000 lbs. of glyphosate 600 gal. in/on 500 acres of AAD-1 Corn from March 1, 2013 through March 1, 2014. Contact: Michael Walsh, RD, (703) 308-2972, email address: walsh.michael@epa.gov.

4. 62719-EUP-AU. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0076). Submitter: Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Pesticide Chemicals: 2,4-D Choline Salt plus Glyphosate. Type of Chemical: Herbicide. Summary of Request: For use of 9,936 lbs. of 2,4-D Choline Salt a.e. plus 9,936 lbs. Glyphosate a.e. 5,962 gal. in/on 4,968 acres of AAD-12 Soybeans; and 150 lbs. 2,4-D Choline Salt a.e. plus 150 lbs. Glyphosate a.e. 90 gal. in/on 75 acres of AAD-12 Cotton from January 31, 2013 through January 31, 2014. Contact: Michael Walsh, RD, (703) 308-2972, email address: walsh.michael@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

Environmental protection, Experimental use permits.

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Dated: March 8, 2013.

Lois Rossi,

Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2013-06102 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]

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