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be accepted up to 1 business day before comment, EPA recommends that you related to the mission and principles of
the meeting. include your name and other contact NERL, and a discussion of the charge to
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at information in the body of your the NERL Standing Subcommittee. The
the U.S. Environmental Protection comment and with any disk or CD–ROM meeting is open to the public.
Agency Main Campus, National you submit. If EPA cannot read your Information on Services for
Computing Center, 109 TW Alexander comment due to technical difficulties Individuals with Disabilities: For
Drive, Room N110, Research Triangle and cannot contact you for clarification, information on access or services for
Park, North Carolina 27709. Submit EPA may not be able to consider your individuals with disabilities, please
your comments, identified by Docket ID comment. Electronic files should avoid contact Susan Peterson at (202) 564–
No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1053, by one the use of special characters, any form 1077 or peterson.susan@epa.gov. To
of the following methods: of encryption, and be free of any defects request accommodation of a disability,
• http://www.regulations.gov: Follow or viruses. For additional information please contact Susan Peterson,
the on-line instructions for submitting about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA preferably at least 10 days prior to the
comments. Docket Center homepage at http:// meeting, to give EPA as much time as
• E-mail: Send comments by www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. possible to process your request.
electronic mail (e-mail) to: Docket: All documents in the docket Dated: November 20, 2007.
ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov Jeff Morris,
ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1053. index. Although listed in the index,
Acting Director, Office of Science Policy.
• Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566– some information is not publicly
available, e.g., CBI or other information [FR Doc. E7–23136 Filed 11–27–07; 8:45 am]
0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
HQ–ORD–2007–1053. whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
• Mail: Send comments by mail to: Certain other material, such as
Board of Scientific Counselors, National copyrighted material, will be publicly
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Environmental Research Laboratory available only in hard copy. Publicly
AGENCY
(NERL) Standing Subcommittee—2007 available docket materials are available
Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 either electronically in [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0968; FRL–8339–9]
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at
the Board of Scientific Counselors, Chlormequat Chloride Reregistration
DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No.
National Exposure Research Laboratory Eligibility Decision for Low Risk
EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1053.
(NERL) Standing Subcommittee—2007 Pesticide; Notice of Availability
• Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver
comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/ Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room AGENCY: Environmental Protection
DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Agency (EPA).
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading
ACTION: Notice.
Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1053. Note: p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding SUMMARY: This notice announces the
this is not a mailing address. Such legal holidays. The telephone number availability of EPA’s Reregistration
deliveries are only accepted during the for the Public Reading Room is (202) Eligibility Decision (RED) for the
docket’s normal hours of operation, and 566–1744, and the telephone number for pesticide, chlormequat chloride, and
special arrangements should be made the ORD Docket is (202) 566–1752. opens a public comment period on the
for deliveries of boxed information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RED, related risk assessments, and other
Instructions: Direct your comments to Designated Federal Officer via mail at: support documents. Chlormequat
Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007– Susan Peterson, Mail Code 8104–R, chloride is a plant growth regulator
1053. EPA’s policy is that all comments Office of Science Policy, Office of registered for use on ornamental plants
received will be included in the public Research and Development, grown in greenhouses, nurseries and
docket without change and may be Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 shadehouses. Chlormequat chloride has
made available online at Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., no food or feed uses, or U.S. tolerances
www.regulations.gov, including any Washington, DC 20460; via phone/voice associated with its use.
personal information provided, unless mail at: (202) 564–1077; via fax at: (202) EPA has reviewed the low risk
the comment includes information 565–2911; or via e-mail at: pesticide, chlormequat chloride,
claimed to be Confidential Business peterson.susan@epa.gov. through a modified, streamlined version
Information (CBI) or other information SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
of the public participation process that
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. the Agency uses to involve the public in
Do not submit information that you General Information developing pesticide reregistration and
consider to be CBI or otherwise Any member of the public interested tolerance reassessment decisions.
protected through www.regulations.gov in receiving a draft BOSC agenda or Through these programs, EPA is
or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov making a presentation at the meeting ensuring that all pesticides meet current
Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ may contact Susan Peterson, the health and safety standards.
system, which means EPA will not Designated Federal Officer, via any of DATES: Comments must be received on
know your identity or contact the contact methods listed in the FOR or before January 28, 2008.
information unless you provide it in the FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section ADDRESSES: Submit your comments,
body of your comment. If you send an above. In general, each individual identified by docket identification (ID)
e-mail comment directly to EPA without making an oral presentation will be number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0968, by
going through www.regulations.gov, limited to a total of three minutes. one of the following methods:
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your e-mail address will be Proposed agenda items for the • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
automatically captured and included as meeting include, but are not limited to: www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line
part of the comment that is placed in the an introduction to NERL, the instructions for submitting comments.
public docket and made available on the organizational structure and research • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs
Internet. If you submit an electronic programs within NERL, exposure issues (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P),

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Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 restricted by statute. Certain other accordance with procedures set forth in
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, material, such as copyrighted material, 40 CFR part 2.
DC 20460–0001. is not placed on the Internet and will be 2. Tips for preparing your comments.
• Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public publicly available only in hard copy When submitting comments, remember
Docket (7502P), Environmental form. Publicly available docket to:
Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One materials are available either in the i. Identify the document by docket ID
Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. electronic docket at http:// number and other identifying
Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries www.regulations.gov, or, if only information (subject heading, Federal
are only accepted during the Docket’s available in hard copy, at the OPP Register date and page number).
normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S– ii. Follow directions. The Agency may
4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), ask you to respond to specific questions
excluding legal holidays). Special 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The or organize comments by referencing a
arrangements should be made for hours of operation of this Docket Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part
deliveries of boxed information. The Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or section number.
Docket Facility telephone number is Monday through Friday, excluding legal iii. Explain why you agree or disagree;
(703) 305–5805. holidays. The Docket Facility telephone suggest alternatives and substitute
Instructions: Direct your comments to number is (703) 305–5805. language for your requested changes.
docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007– FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy iv. Describe any assumptions and
0968. EPA’s policy is that all comments Schnackenbeck, Special Review and provide any technical information and/
received will be included in the docket Reregistration Division (7508P), Office or data that you used.
without change and may be made of Pesticide Programs, Environmental v. If you estimate potential costs or
available on-line at http:// Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania burdens, explain how you arrived at
www.regulations.gov, including any Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– your estimate in sufficient detail to
personal information provided, unless 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– allow for it to be reproduced.
the comment includes information 8072; fax number: (703) 308–8005; e- vi. Provide specific examples to
claimed to be Confidential Business mail address: illustrate your concerns and suggest
Information (CBI) or other information schnackenbeck.joy@epa.gov. alternatives.
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. vii. Explain your views as clearly as
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Do not submit information that you possible, avoiding the use of profanity
consider to be CBI or otherwise I. General Information or personal threats.
protected through regulations.gov or e- viii. Make sure to submit your
mail. The regulations.gov website is an A. Does this Action Apply to Me?
comments by the comment period
‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which This action is directed to the public deadline identified.
means EPA will not know your identity in general, and may be of interest to a
or contact information unless you wide range of stakeholders including II. Background
provide it in the body of your comment. environmental, human health, and A. What Action is the Agency Taking?
If you send an e-mail comment directly agricultural advocates; the chemical
to EPA without going through industry; pesticide users; and members Under section 4 of the Federal
regulations.gov, your e-mail address of the public interested in the sale, Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide
will be automatically captured and distribution, or use of pesticides. Since Act (FIFRA), EPA is reevaluating
included as part of the comment that is others also may be interested, the existing pesticides to ensure that they
placed in the docket and made available Agency has not attempted to describe all meet current scientific and regulatory
on the Internet. If you submit an the specific entities that may be affected standards. Using a modified,
electronic comment, EPA recommends by this action. If you have any questions streamlined version of its public
that you include your name and other regarding the applicability of this action participation process, EPA has
contact information in the body of your to a particular entity, consult the person completed a RED for the pesticide,
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION chlormequat chloride under section
you submit. If EPA cannot read your CONTACT. 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. Chlormequat
comment due to technical difficulties chloride is a plant growth regulator
B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare registered for use on ornamental plants
and cannot contact you for clarification,
My Comments for EPA? grown in greenhouses, nurseries and
EPA may not be able to consider your
comment. Electronic files should avoid 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this shadehouses. Chlormequat chloride has
the use of special characters, any form information to EPA through no food or feed uses, or U.S. tolerances
of encryption, and be free of any defects regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark associated with its use. EPA has
or viruses. the part or all of the information that determined that the data base to support
Docket: All documents in the docket you claim to be CBI. For CBI reregistration is substantially complete
are listed in the docket index available information in a disk or CD-ROM that and that products containing
in regulations.gov. To access the you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the chlormequat chloride are eligible for
electronic docket, go to http:// disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then reregistration provided the risks are
www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Advanced identify electronically within the disk or mitigated either in the manner
Search,’’ then ‘‘Docket Search.’’ Insert CD-ROM the specific information that is described in the RED or by another
the docket ID number where indicated claimed as CBI. In addition to one means that achieves equivalent risk
and select the ‘‘Submit’’ button. Follow complete version of the comment that reduction. Upon submission of any
the instructions on the regulations.gov includes information claimed as CBI, a required product-specific data under
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website to view the docket index or copy of the comment that does not section 4(g)(2)(B) of FIFRA and any
access available documents. Although contain the information claimed as CBI necessary changes to the registration
listed in the index, some information is must be submitted for inclusion in the and labeling (either to address concerns
not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other public docket. Information so marked identified in the RED or as a result of
information whose disclosure is will not be disclosed except in product-specific data), EPA will make a

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final reregistration decision under products and either reregistering the specific entities that may be affected
section 4(g)(2)(C) of FIFRA for products products or taking other ‘‘appropriate by this action. If you have any questions
containing chlormequat chloride. regulatory action.’’ regarding the applicability of this action
EPA is applying the principles of to a particular entity, consult the person
public participation to all pesticides List of Subjects listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
undergoing reregistration and tolerance Environmental protection, Pesticides CONTACT.
reassessment. The Agency’s Pesticide and pests.
Tolerance Reassessment and B. How Can I Get Copies of this
Reregistration; Public Participation Dated: November 17, 2007. Document and Other Related
Process, published in the Federal Information?
Steven Bradbury,
Register on May 14, 2004, (69 FR 26819) Director, Special Review and Reregistration 1. Docket. EPA has established a
(FRL–7357–9) explains that in Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. docket for this action under docket
conducting these programs, EPA is [FR Doc. E7–23053 Filed 11–27–07; 8:45 am] identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–
tailoring its public participation process BILLING CODE 6560–50–S OPP–2007–0431. Publicly available
to be commensurate with the level of docket materials are available either in
risk, extent of use, complexity of issues, the electronic docket at http://
and degree of public concern associated ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION www.regulations.gov, or, if only
with each pesticide. Due to its uses, AGENCY available in hard copy, at the Office of
risks, and other factors, chlormequat Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory
chloride was reviewed through a [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0431; FRL–8339–6]
Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One
modified process. Once EPA assesses Mefluidide Reregistration Eligibility Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S.
uses and risks for such low risk
Decision Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of
pesticides, the Agency may go directly
operation of this Docket Facility are
to a decision and prepare a document AGENCY: Environmental Protection
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
summarizing its findings such as the Agency (EPA).
through Friday, excluding legal
chlormequat chloride RED. ACTION: Notice.
The reregistration program is being holidays. The Docket Facility telephone
conducted under congressionally SUMMARY: This notice announces the number is (703) 305–5805.
mandated time frames, and EPA availability of EPA’s Reregistration 2. Electronic access. You may access
recognizes the need both to make timely Eligibility Decision (RED) for the this Federal Register document
decisions and to involve the public. The pesticide mefluidide. The Agency’s risk electronically through the EPA Internet
Agency is issuing the chlormequat assessments and other related under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at
chloride RED for public comment. This documents also are available in the http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.
comment period is intended to provide mefluidide docket. Mefluidide is a plant
II. Background
an opportunity for public input and a growth regulator that is applied
mechanism for initiating any necessary postemergence when needed. EPA has A. What Action is the Agency Taking?
amendments to the RED. All comments reviewed mefluidide through the public
should be submitted using the methods participation process that the Agency Under section 4 of the Federal
in ADDRESSES, and must be received by uses to involve the public in developing Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide
EPA on or before the closing date. These pesticide reregistration and tolerance Act (FIFRA), EPA is reevaluating
comments will become part of the reassessment decisions. Through these existing pesticides to ensure that they
Agency Docket for chlormequat programs, EPA is ensuring that all meet current scientific and regulatory
chloride. Comments received after the pesticides meet current health and standards. EPA has completed a RED for
close of the comment period will be safety standards. the pesticide, mefluidide under section
marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. Mefluidide is a
consider these late comments. Wilhelmena Livingston, Special Review plant growth regulator that is applied
The Agency will carefully consider all and Reregistration Division (7508P), postemergence when needed. It is used
comments received by the closing date Office of Pesticide Programs, to suppress seed heads and fruiting, as
and will provide a Response to Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 well as retarding growth to reduce
Comments Memorandum in the Docket Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, mowing and trimming. It is registered
and regulations.gov. If any comment DC 20460–0001; telephone number: for use on turf on rights-of-ways,
significantly affects the document, EPA (703) 308–8025; fax number: (703) 308– airports, public and industrial sites, as
also will publish an amendment to the 8005; e-mail address: well as on ornamental plants and
RED in the Federal Register. In the livingston.wilhelmena@epa.gov. shrubs. Mefluidide can also be used on
absence of substantive comments residential lawns. EPA has determined
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: that the database to support
requiring changes, the chlormequat
chloride RED will be implemented as it I. General Information reregistration is substantially complete
is now presented. and that products containing mefluidide
A. Does this Action Apply to Me? are eligible for reregistration, provided
B. What is the Agency’s Authority for This action is directed to the public the risks are mitigated in the manner
Taking this Action? in general, and may be of interest to a described in the RED. Upon submission
Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA, as amended, wide range of stakeholders including of any required product specific data
directs that, after submission of all data environmental, human health, and under section 4(g)(2)(B) of FIFRA and
concerning a pesticide active ingredient, agricultural advocates; the chemical any necessary changes to the
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the Administrator shall determine industry; pesticide users; and members registration and labeling (either to
whether pesticides containing such of the public interested in the sale, address concerns identified in the RED
active ingredient are eligible for distribution, or use of pesticides. Since or as a result of product specific data),
reregistration, before calling in product- others also may be interested, the EPA will make a final reregistration
specific data on individual end-use Agency has not attempted to describe all decision under section 4(g)(2)(C) of

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