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Polymer CAS No. whose disclosure is restricted by statute. electronic version of 40 CFR part 180
Certain other material, such as through the Government Printing
* * * * * copyrighted material, is not placed on Office’s pilot e-CFR site at http://
the Internet and will be publicly www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr.
available only in hard copy form.
[FR Doc. E6–11720 Filed 7–25–06; 8:45 am] C. Can I File an Objection or Hearing
Publicly available docket materials are Request?
BILLING CODE 6560–50–S available in the electronic docket at
http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only Under section 408(g) of the FFDCA, as
available in hard copy, at the OPP amended by the FQPA, any person may
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, file an objection to any aspect of this
AGENCY One Potomac Yard (South Building), regulation and may also request a
2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. hearing on those objections. The EPA
40 CFR Part 180 procedural regulations which govern the
The Docket Facility is open from 8:30
[EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0555; FRL–8077–4] a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, submission of objections and requests
excluding legal holidays. The Docket for hearings appear in 40 CFR part 178.
2-Propenoic Acid, 2-Methyl-, Polymer telephone number is (703) 305–5805. You must file your objection or request
with Butyl 2-Propenoate, Methyl 2- a hearing on this regulation in
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Methyl-2-Propenoate, Methyl 2- accordance with the instructions
Propenoate and 2-Propenoic Acid, Bipin Gandhi, Registration Division
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, provided in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure
Graft, Compound with 2-Amino-2- proper receipt by EPA, you must
Methyl-1-Propanol; Tolerance Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, identify docket ID number EPA–HQ–
Exemption OPP–2006–0555 in the subject line on
DC 20460–0001; telephone number:
AGENCY: Environmental Protection (703) 308–8380; e-mail address: the first page of your submission. All
Agency (EPA). gandhi.bipin@epa.gov. requests must be in writing, and must be
ACTION: Final rule.
mailed or delivered to the Hearing Clerk
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: on or before September 25, 2006.
SUMMARY: This regulation establishes an I. General Information In addition to filing an objection or
exemption from the requirement of a hearing request with the Hearing Clerk
tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic A. Does this Action Apply to Me? as described in 40 CFR part 178, please
acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- You may be potentially affected by submit a copy of the filing that does not
propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- this action if you are an agricultural contain any CBI for inclusion in the
propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- producer, food manufacturer, or public docket that is described in
propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- pesticide manufacturer. Potentially ADDRESSES. Information not marked
amino-2-methyl-1-propanol when used affected entities may include, but are confidential pursuant to 40 CFR part 2
as an inert ingredient in a pesticide not limited to: may be disclosed publicly by EPA
chemical formulation. E. I. du Pont de • Crop production (NAICS code 111) without prior notice. Submit your
Nemours and Company, Inc. submitted • Animal production (NAICS code copies, identified by docket ID number
a petition to EPA under the Federal 112) EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0555, by one of
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), • Food manufacturing (NAICS code the following methods.
as amended by the Food Quality 311) • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA) • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line
requesting an exemption from the code 32532) instructions for submitting comments.
requirement of a tolerance. This This listing is not intended to be • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs
regulation eliminates the need to exhaustive, but rather provides a guide (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P),
establish a maximum permissible level for readers regarding entities likely to be Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2- affected by this action. Other types of Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington,
methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- entities not listed in this unit could also DC 20460–0001.
propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- be affected. The North American • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public
propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- Industrial Classification System Docket (7502P), Environmental
propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- (NAICS) codes have been provided to Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One
amino-2-methyl -1-propanol. assist you and others in determining Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S.
whether this action might apply to Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries
DATES: This regulation is effective July
certain entities. If you have any are only accepted during the Docket’s
26, 2006. Objections and requests for
questions regarding the applicability of normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to
hearings must be received on or before
this action to a particular entity, consult 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,
September 25, 2006, and must be filed
the person listed under FOR FURTHER excluding legal holidays). Special
in accordance with the instructions
INFORMATION CONTACT. arrangements should be made for
provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also
Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY deliveries of boxed information. The
B. How Can I Access Electronic Copies
INFORMATION).
Docket telephone number is (703) 305–
of this Document?
5805.
ADDRESSES: EPA has established a In addition to accessing an electronic
docket for this action under docket copy of this Federal Register document II. Background and Statutory Findings
identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– through the electronic docket at http:// In the Federal Register of April 19,
OPP–2006–0555. All documents in the www.regulations.gov, you may access 2006 (71 FR 20098) (FRL–8065–8), EPA
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docket are listed in the index for the this ‘‘Federal Register’’ document issued a notice pursuant to section 408
docket. Although listed in the index, electronically through the EPA Internet of the FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 346a, as
some information is not publicly under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at amended by the FQPA (Public Law 104–
available, e.g., Confidential Business http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. You may 170), announcing the filing of a
Information (CBI) or other information also access a frequently updated pesticide petition (PP 6E7032) by E. I.

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du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., low toxicity of the individual inert 3. The polymer, 2-propenoic acid, 2-
1007 Market St., Wilmington, DE 19898. ingredients. methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-
The petition requested that 40 CFR propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
IV. Risk Assessment and Statutory
180.960 be amended by establishing an propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
Findings
exemption from the requirement of a propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic EPA establishes exemptions from the amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, does not
acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- requirement of a tolerance only in those contain as an integral part of its
propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- cases where it can be shown that the composition, except as impurities, any
propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- risks from aggregate exposure to element other than those listed in 40
propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- pesticide chemical residues under CFR 723.250(d)(2)(ii).
amino-2-methyl-1-propanol; CAS Reg. reasonably foreseeable circumstances 4. The polymer, 2-propenoic acid, 2-
No. 153163–36–1. That notice included will pose no appreciable risks to human methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-
a summary of the petition prepared by health. In order to determine the risks propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
the petitioner. There were no comments from aggregate exposure to pesticide propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
in response to the notice of filing. inert ingredients, the Agency considers propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
the toxicity of the inert in conjunction amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, is neither
Section 408(c)(2)(A)(i) of the FFDCA
with possible exposure to residues of designed nor can it be reasonably
allows EPA to establish an exemption
the inert ingredient through food, anticipated to substantially degrade,
from the requirement for a tolerance (the
drinking water, and through other decompose, or depolymerize.
legal limit for a pesticide chemical
exposures that occur as a result of 5. The polymer, 2-propenoic acid, 2-
residue in or on a food) only if EPA
pesticide use in residential settings. If methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-
determines that the tolerance is ‘‘safe.’’
EPA is able to determine that a finite propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
Section 408(c)(2)(A)(ii) of the FFDCA
tolerance is not necessary to ensure that propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
defines ‘‘safe’’ to mean that ‘‘there is a there is a reasonable certainty that no propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
reasonable certainty that no harm will harm will result from aggregate amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, is
result from aggregate exposure to the exposure to the inert ingredient, an manufactured or imported from
pesticide chemical residue, including exemption from the requirement of a monomers and/or reactants that are
all anticipated dietary exposures and all tolerance may be established. already included on the TSCA Chemical
other exposures for which there is Consistent with section 408(b)(2)(D) Substance Inventory or manufactured
reliable information.’’ This includes of the FFDCA, EPA has reviewed the under an applicable TSCA section 5
exposure through drinking water and in available scientific data and other exemption.
residential settings, but does not include relevant information in support of this 6. The polymer, 2-propenoic acid, 2-
occupational exposure. Section action and considered its validity, methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-
408(b)(2)(C) of the FFDCA requires EPA completeness and reliability and the propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
to give special consideration to relationship of this information to propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
exposure of infants and children to the human risk. EPA has also considered propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
pesticide chemical residue in available information concerning the amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, is not a
establishing an exemption from the variability of the sensitivities of major water absorbing polymer with a number
requirement of a tolerance and to identifiable subgroups of consumers, average molecular weight (MW) greater
‘‘ensure that there is a reasonable including infants and children. In the than or equal to 10,000 daltons.
certainty that no harm will result to case of certain chemical substances that Additionally, the polymer, 2-
infants and children from aggregate are defined as polymers, the Agency has propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with
exposure to the pesticide chemical established a set of criteria to identify butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
residue. . .’’ and specifies factors EPA is categories of polymers that should propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
to consider in establishing an present minimal or no risk. The propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
exemption. definition of a polymer is given in 40 amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, also meets
III. Inert Ingredient Definition CFR 723.250(b). The following as required the following exemption
exclusion criteria for identifying these criteria specified in 40 CFR 723.250(e).
Inert ingredients are all ingredients low risk polymers are described in 40 7. The number average molecular
that are not active ingredients as defined CFR 723.250(d). weight of the polymer, 2-propenoic
in 40 CFR 153.125 and include, but are 1. The polymer, 2-propenoic acid, 2- acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-
not limited to, the following types of methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
ingredients (except when they have a propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
pesticidal efficacy of their own): propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
Solvents such as alcohols and propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, is 7,080
hydrocarbons; surfactants such as amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, is not a which is greater than 1,000 and less
polyoxyethylene polymers and fatty cationic polymer nor is it reasonably than 10,000 daltons. The polymer
acids; carriers such as clay and anticipated to become a cationic contains less than 10% oligomeric
diatomaceous earth; thickeners such as polymer in a natural aquatic material below MW 500 and less than
carrageenan and modified cellulose; environment. 25% oligomeric material below MW
wetting, spreading, and dispersing 2. The polymer, 2-propenoic acid, 2- 1,000, and the polymer does not contain
agents; propellants in aerosol methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- any reactive functional groups.
dispensers; microencapsulating agents; propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- Thus, 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-,
and emulsifiers. The term ‘‘inert’’ is not propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- polymer with butyl 2-propenoate,
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intended to imply nontoxicity; the propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, methyl
ingredient may or may not be amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, does 2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid,
chemically active. Generally, EPA has contain as an integral part of its graft, compound with 2-amino-2-
exempted inert ingredients from the composition the atomic elements methyl-1-propanol meet all the criteria
requirement of a tolerance based on the carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. for a polymer to be considered low risk

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under 40 CFR 723.250. Based on its has not made a common mechanism of 2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid,
conformance to the above criteria, no toxicity finding as to 2-propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-amino-2-
mammalian toxicity is anticipated from 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- methyl-1-propanol.
dietary, inhalation, or dermal exposure propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
IX. Other Considerations
to 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
with butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2- propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- A. Endocrine Disruptors
methyl-2-propenoate, methyl 2- amino-2-methyl-1-propanol and any There is no available evidence that 2-
propenoate and 2-propenoic acid, graft, other substances and 2-propenoic acid, propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with
compound with 2-amino-2-methyl-1- 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
propanol. propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
V. Aggregate Exposures
propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- amino-2-methyl-1-propanol is an
For the purposes of assessing amino-2-methyl-1-propanol does not endocrine disruptor.
potential exposure under this appear to produce a toxic metabolite
exemption, EPA considered that 2- produced by other substances. For the B. Analytical Enforcement Methodology
propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with purposes of this tolerance action, An analytical method is not required
butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- therefore, EPA has not assumed that 2- for enforcement purposes since the
propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with Agency is establishing an exemption
propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- from the requirement of a tolerance
amino-2-methyl-1-propanol could be propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- without any numerical limitation.
present in all raw and processed propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
agricultural commodities and drinking amino-2-methyl-1-propanol has a C. International Tolerances
water, and that non-occupational non- common mechanism of toxicity with The Agency is not aware of any
dietary exposure was possible. The other substances. For information country requiring a tolerance for 2-
numerical average MW of 2-propenoic regarding EPA’s efforts to determine propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with
acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- which chemicals have a common butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- mechanism of toxicity and to evaluate propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- the cumulative effects of such propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- chemicals, see the policy statements amino-2-methyl-1-propanol nor have
amino-2-methyl-1-propanol is 7,080 released by EPA’s Office of Pesticide any CODEX Maximum Residue Levels
daltons. Generally, a polymer of this Programs concerning common (MRLs) been established for any food
size would be poorly absorbed through mechanism determinations and crops at this time.
the intact gastrointestinal tract or procedures for cumulating effects from
through intact human skin. Since 2- X. Conclusion
substances found to have a common
propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with mechanism on EPA’s website at http:// Accordingly, EPA finds that
butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- www.epa.gov/pesticides/cumulative. exempting residues of 2-propenoic acid,
propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-
propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- VII. Additional Safety Factor for the propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-
amino-2-methyl-1-propanol conform to Protection of Infants and Children propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2-
the criteria that identify a low risk Section 408 of the FFDCA provides propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-
polymer, there are no concerns for risks that EPA shall apply an additional amino-2-methyl-1-propanol from the
associated with any potential exposure tenfold margin of safety for infants and requirement of a tolerance will be safe.
scenarios that are reasonably children in the case of threshold effects
XI. Statutory and Executive Order
foreseeable. The Agency has determined to account for prenatal and postnatal
Reviews
that a tolerance is not necessary to toxicity and the completeness of the
protect the public health. data base unless EPA concludes that a This final rule establishes an
different margin of safety will be safe for exemption from the tolerance
VI. Cumulative Effects requirement under section 408(d) of the
infants and children. Due to the
Section 408 (b)(2)(D)(v) of FFDCA expected low toxicity of 2-propenoic FFDCA in response to a petition
requires that, when considering whether acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- submitted to the Agency. The Office of
to establish, modify, or revoke a propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- Management and Budget (OMB) has
tolerance or tolerance exemption, the propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- exempted these types of actions from
Agency consider ‘‘available propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- review under Executive Order 12866,
information’’ concerning the cumulative amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, EPA has entitled Regulatory Planning and
effects of a particular chemical’s not used a safety factor analysis to Review (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993).
residues and ‘‘other substances that assess the risk. For the same reasons the Because this rule has been exempted
have a common mechanism of toxicity.’’ additional tenfold safety factor is from review under Executive Order
EPA does not have, at this time, unnecessary. 12866 due to its lack of significance,
available data to determine whether 2- this rule is not subject to Executive
propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with VIII. Determination of Safety Order 13211, Actions Concerning
butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- Based on the conformance to the Regulations That Significantly Affect
propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- criteria used to identify a low risk Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66
propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2- polymer, EPA concludes that there is a FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This final rule
amino-2-methyl-1-propanol has a reasonable certainty of no harm to the does not contain any information
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common mechanism of toxicity with U.S. population, including infants and collections subject to OMB approval
other substances. Unlike other children, from aggregate exposure to under the Paperwork Reduction Act
pesticides for which EPA has followed residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl- (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., or impose
a cumulative risk approach based on a , polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, any enforceable duty or contain any
common mechanism of toxicity, EPA methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, methyl unfunded mandate as described under

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Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Order 13175, requires EPA to develop § 180.960 Polymers; exemptions from the
Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Public an accountable process to requirement of a tolerance.
Law 104–4). Nor does it require any ensure‘‘meaningful and timely input by * * * * *
special considerations under Executive tribal officials in the development of
Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to regulatory policies that have tribal Polymer CAS No.
Address Environmental Justice in implications.’’ ‘‘Policies that have tribal
implications’’ is defined in the * * * * *
Minority Populations and Low-Income
Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, Executive order to include regulations 2-Propenoic acid, 2-Methyl-, CAS Reg.
1994); or OMB review or any Agency that have ‘‘substantial direct effects on Polymer with Butyl 2- No.153163–
action under Executive Order 13045, one or more Indian tribes, on the Propenoate, Methyl 2- 36–1
entitled Protection of Children from relationship between the Federal Methyl-2-Propenoate,
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Government and the Indian tribes, or on Methyl 2-Propenoate and
Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). the distribution of power and 2-Propenoic Acid, graft,
This action does not involve any responsibilities between the Federal Compound with 2-Amino-
Government and Indian tribes.’’ This 2-Methyl-1-Propanol.
technical standards that would require
rule will not have substantial direct * * * * *
Agency consideration of voluntary
consensus standards pursuant to section effects on tribal governments, on the
12(d) of the National Technology relationship between the Federal [FR Doc. E6–11807 Filed 7–25–06; 8:45 am]
Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 Government and Indian tribes, or on the
BILLING CODE 6560–50–S
(NTTAA), Public Law 104–113, section distribution of power and
12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). Since responsibilities between the Federal
tolerances and exemptions that are Government and Indian tribes, as ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
established on the basis of a petition specified in Executive Order 13175. AGENCY
under section 408(d) of the FFDCA, Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not
such as the exemption in this final rule, apply to this rule. 40 CFR Part 180
do not require the issuance of a XII. Congressional Review Act [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0550; FRL–8078–3]
proposed rule, the requirements of the
Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 The Congressional Review Act, 5 2-Propenoic, 2-Methyl-, Polymers with
U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. In U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Ethyl Acrylate and Polyethylene Glycol
addition, the Agency has determined Business Regulatory Enforcement Methylacrylate C18-22 Alkyl Ethers;
that this action will not have a Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides Tolerance Exemption
substantial direct effect on States, on the that before a rule may take effect, the
relationship between the national agency promulgating the rule must AGENCY: Environmental Protection
government and the States, or on the submit a rule report, which includes a Agency (EPA).
distribution of power and copy of the rule, to each House of the ACTION: Final rule.
responsibilities among the various Congress and to the Comptroller General
SUMMARY: This regulation establishes an
levels of government, as specified in of the United States. EPA will submit a
report containing this rule and other exemption from the requirement of a
Executive Order 13132, entitled
required information to the U.S. Senate, tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic, 2-
Federalism (64 FR 43255, August 10,
the U.S. House of Representatives, and methyl-, polymers with ethyl acrylate
1999). Executive Order 13132 requires
the Comptroller General of the United and polyethylene glycol methylacrylate
EPA to develop an accountable process
States prior to publication of this rule in C18-22 alkyl ethers (CAS No. 888969–14–
to ensure ‘‘meaningful and timely input
the Federal Register. This rule is not a 0) when used as an inert ingredient in
by State and local officials in the
‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. a pesticide chemical formulation. The
development of regulatory policies that
804(2). Lubrizol Corporation submitted a
have federalism implications.’’ ‘‘Policies
petition to EPA under the Federal Food,
that have federalism implications’’ is List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as
defined in the Executive order to
Environmental protection, amended by the Food Quality Protection
include regulations that have
Administrative practice and procedure, Act of 1996 (FQPA) requesting an
‘‘substantial direct effects on the States,
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides exemption from the requirement of a
on the relationship between the national
and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping tolerance. This regulation eliminates the
government and the States, or on the
requirements. need to establish a maximum
distribution of power and
permissible level for residues of 2-
responsibilities among the various Dated: July 17, 2006. propenoic, 2-methyl-, polymers with
levels of government.’’ This final rule Lois Rossi, ethyl acrylate and polyethylene glycol
directly regulates growers, food Director, Registration Division, Office of methylacrylate C18-22 alkyl ethers.
processors, food handlers and food Pesticide Programs. DATES: This regulation is effective July
retailers, not States. This action does not
alter the relationships or distribution of ■Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is 26, 2006. Objections and requests for
power and responsibilities established amended as follows: hearings must be received on or before
by Congress in the preemption September 25, 2006, and must be filed
provisions of section 408(n)(4) of the PART 180—[AMENDED] in accordance with the instructions
FFDCA. For these same reasons, the provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also
■ 1. The authority citation for part 180 Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY
Agency has determined that this rule
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continues to read as follows: INFORMATION).


does not have any ‘‘tribal implications’’
as described in Executive Order 13175, Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a
entitled Consultation and Coordination ■ 2. In § 180.960 the table is amended docket for this action under docket
with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR by adding alphabetically a polymer to identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–
67249, November 6, 2000). Executive read as follows: OPP–2006–0550. All documents in the

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