Federal Register: November 1, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 211)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-18429
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA ID: [EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0296; FRL-8098-4]
ACTION: Pesticide registration, cancellation, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Pesticide Product Registration Approval; Request for Comments
DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 1, 2006.
This notice announces approval and requests comments on an application to register the pesticide product Racer(\TM\) Concentrate containing the active ingredient ammonium nonanoate not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
I. General Information
A. Does this Action Apply to Me?
You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural
producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS)
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular
entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
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.
II. Did EPA Approve the Application?
The Agency approved the application after considering all required data on risks associated with the proposed use of ammonium nonanoate, and information on social, economic, and environmental benefits to be derived from use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the nature of the chemical and its pattern of use, application methods and rates, and level and extent of potential exposure. Based on these reviews, the Agency was able to make basic health and safety determinations which show that use of ammonium nonanoate when used in accordance with widespread and commonly recognized practice, will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects to the environment.
III. Approved Application
The company submitted an application to EPA to register the pesticide product Racer(\TM\) Concentrate (EPA Registration Number 797661) containing the chemical ammonium nonanoate at 40%. This product is used in nurseries, greenhouses, landscapes, and interior scapes for the suppression and control of weeds including: Grasses, vines, underbrush, annual/perennial plants, including moss, sapling, and tree suckers. However, since the notice of receipt of the application to register the product as required by section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA, as amended, did not publish in the Federal Register, interested parties may submit comments on or before December 1, 2006 for this product.
The application was approved as Racer\TM\ Concentrate on September 21, 2006 for this enduse product.
List of Subjects
Environmental protection, Chemicals, Pesticides and pests.
Dated: October 17, 2006.
Janet L. Andersen,
Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E618429 Filed 103106; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 656050S
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Raderrio Wilkins, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 204600001; telephone number: (703) 3081259; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.