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Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators; Second Extension of the Comment Period

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of August 24, 2015, concerning certification of applicators of restricted use pesticides. This document extends the comment period to January 22, 2016. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for commenters to prepare their responses.


The comment period for the proposed rule published August 24, 2015, at 80 FR 51356, is extended. Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183, must be received on or before January 22, 2016.


Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of August 24, 2015 (80 FR 51356) (FRL-9931-83).

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Michelle Arling, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 308-5891; email address:

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This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register document of November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72029) (FRL-9936-82), which extended the comment period originally set in the Federal Register document of August 24, 2015. In the November 18, 2015 document, comments were required to be submitted by December 23, 2015. EPA is hereby extending the comment period to January 22, 2016.

To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of August 24, 2015. If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 171

  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Certified applicator
  • Commercial applicator
  • Indian Country
  • Indian Tribes
  • Noncertified applicator
  • Pesticides and pests
  • Private applicator
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Restricted use pesticides
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Dated: December 21, 2015.

Oscar Morales,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2015-32457 Filed 12-22-15; 8:45 am]