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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held on Wednesday October 16, 2019. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, exposure, and ecotoxicity for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.

DATES:

Meeting: The meeting will be held on October 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Requests to participate: Requests to participate in the meeting must be made or received on or before September 23, 2019.

Requests for special accommodation: Requests for accommodation of a disability should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

ADDRESSES:

Meeting: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), One Potomac Yard (South Building), First Floor Conference Center (S-1200), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

Requests to participate and requests for special accommodations: Submit requests to participate in the meeting and requests for special accommodations to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by the deadline identified in the DATES section.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rebecca Lazarus or Zoe Ruge, Environmental Fate and Effects Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0520 and (703) 347-0111; fax number: (703) 305-0204; email address: lazarus.rebecca@epa.gov and ruge.zoe@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

You may be potentially affected by this action if you are required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include:

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting NAICS code 11.
  • Utilities NAICS code 22.
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B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets.

II. Background

On a biannual interval, an EMPM is held for presentation and discussion of current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for risk assessment in a regulatory context. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced through the “empmlist” forum on the LYRIS list server at https://lists.epa.gov/​read/​all_​forums/​.

III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by the deadline identified in the DATES section. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered CBI.

IV. Tentative Theme for the Meeting

The 2019 Fall EMPM will provide a forum for presentations on incorporation of pesticide usage data into environmental exposure and ecological risk assessments. Potential topics include sources of usage data (relating to the actual application of pesticides, in terms of the quantity applied or units treated), spatial applications of usage data, model parameterization, extrapolation of available usage data to fill gaps, and temporal variability of usage. Updates on ongoing topics will also be provided.

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

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Dated: August 22, 2019.

Marietta Echeverria,

Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2019-19067 Filed 9-3-19; 8:45 am]

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