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Registration Review Proposed Decisions for Sulfonylurea Herbicides; Reopening of Comment Period

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice; reopening of comment period.


EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of July 14, 2016, concerning the opening of a public comment period for a proposed interim decision for 22 sulfonylurea herbicides. This document reopens the comment period until November 14, 2016. This comment period is being reopened in response to a number of requests from various stakeholders citing difficulty commenting due to the length, quantity, and complexity of the Risk Assessments.


Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers: EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0663, EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0478, EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0878, EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0994, EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0387, EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0745, EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0625, EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0717, EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0833, EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0375, EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0372, EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0438, EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0844, EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1010, EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0178, EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0433, EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0434, EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0171, EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0115, EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0626, EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0409, and EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0605, must be received on or before November 14, 2016.Start Printed Page 66657

Table—Chemicals With Reopened Comment Periods

Registration review case name and No.Docket ID No.Chemical review manager and contact information
Bensulfuron-methyl, 7216EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-663Moana Appleyard,, (703) 308-8175.
Chlorimuron-ethyl, 7403EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-478Leigh Rimmer,, (703) 347-0553.
Chlorsulfuron, 0631EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-878Miguel Zavala,, (703) 347-0504.
Flazasulfuron, 7271EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-994Ricardo Jones,, (703) 347-0493.
Foramsulfuron, 7252EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-387Leigh Rimmer,, (703) 347-0553.
Halosulfuron-methyl, 7233EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-745Brittany Pruitt,, (703) 347-0289.
Imazosulfuron, 7281EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0625Caitlin Newcamp,, (703) 347-0325.
Iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, 7253EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-717Leigh Rimmer,, (703) 347-0553.
Mesosulfuron-methyl, 7277EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-833Maria Piansay,, (303) 308-8063.
Metsulfuron-methyl, 7205EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-375Brian Kettl,, (703) 347-0535.
Nicosulfuron, 7227EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-372Nathan Sell,, (703) 347-8020.
Orthosulfamuron, 7270EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-438Khue Nguyen,, (703) 347-0248.
Primisulfuron-methyl, 7220EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-844Christina Scheltema,, (703) 308-2201.
Prosulfuron, 7235EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-010Wilhelmena Livingston,, (703) 308-8025.
Rimsulfuron, 7218EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-178Leigh Rimmer,, (703) 347-0553.
Sulfometuron-methyl, 3136EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-433Caitlin Newcamp,, (703) 347-0325.
Sulfosulfuron, 7247EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-434Nicole Zinn,, (703) 308-7076.
Thifensulfuron-methyl, 7206EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-171Steven Snyderman,, (703) 564-0370.
Triasulfuron, 7221EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-115Margaret Hathaway,, (703) 305-5076.
Tribenuron-methyl, 7217EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-626Linsey Walsh,, (703) 347-8030.
Trifloxysulfuron-Sodium, 7208EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-409Nicole Zinn,, (703) 308-7076.
Triflusulfuron-methyl, 7236EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-605Sue Bartow,, (703) 603-0065.


Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of July 14, 2016 (81 FR 45477) (FRL-9948-29).

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Margaret Hathaway, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5076; email address:

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This document reopens the public comment period established in the Federal Register document of July 14, 2016. In that document, EPA opened a public comment period for a proposed interim decision for 22 sulfonylurea herbicides: Bensulfuron-methyl, chlorimuron-ethyl, chlorsulfuron, flazasulfuron, foramsulfuron, halosulfuron-methyl, imazosulfuron, iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, mesosulfuron-methyl, metsulfuron-methyl, nicosulfuron, orthosulfamuron, primisulfuron-methyl, prosulfuron, rimsulfuron, sulfometuron-methyl, sulfosulfuron, thifensulfuron-methyl, triasulfuron, tribenuron-methyl, trifloxysulfuron-sodium, and triflusulfuron-methyl. EPA is hereby reopening the comment period for 45 days.

To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of July 14, 2016. If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

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Dated: September 14, 2016.

Yu-Ting Guilaran,

Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2016-23437 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]