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proposal of June 1, 2005.
Inert Ingredients; Proposal to Revoke 34 Pesticide Tolerance Exemptions
for 31 Chemicals; Reopening of Comment Period [Federal Register:
August 8, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 151)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 180
Inert Ingredients; Proposal to Revoke 34 Pesticide Tolerance
Exemptions for 31 Chemicals; Reopening of Comment Period
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
SUMMARY: This document reopens the public comment periodof EPA's
proposal to revoke 34 exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance
that are associated with 31 inert ingredients because, according
Agency records, these substances are no longer contained in active
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) pesticide
product registrations (70 FR 31401, June 1, 2005).
DATES: Comments, identified by the docket
identification (ID) number
OPP-2005-0069, must be received on
or before August 31, 2005.
ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES
in the Federal Register document of June 1, 2005.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Angulo, Registration Division
(7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone
number: (703) 306-0404; fax number: (703) 305-0599; e-mail address:
I. General Information
A. Does this Action Apply to Me?
The Agency included in the proposed rule a list of those who may
potentially affected by this action. If you have questions regarding
the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
B. How Can I Access Electronic Copies of
this Document and Other
In addition to using EDOCKET ( http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ ), you
access this Federal Register document electronically through the
Internet under the ``Federal Register'' listings at http://www.epa.gov/
fedrgstr/ . A frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR part
is available at E-CFR Beta Site Two at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
II. What Action is EPA taking?
This document reopens the public comment period established in
Federal Register issued on June 1, 2005 (FRL-7712-7) (70 FR 31401).
that document, EPA sought comment on a proposed rule revoking 34
exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance that are associated
31 inert ingredients because, according to Agency records, these
substances are no longer contained in active FIFRA pesticide product
registrations. EPA is hereby reopening the comment period, which
on August 1, 2005. Comments are now due on or before August 31,
III. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking
The proposed rule is issued pursuant to section 408(d) of FFDCA
U.S.C. 346a(d)). Section 408 of FFDCA authorizes the establishment
tolerances, exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance,
modifications in tolerances, and revocation of tolerances for residues
of pesticide chemicals in or on raw agricultural commodities and
processed foods. Without a tolerance or tolerance exemption, food
containing pesticide residues is considered to be unsafe and therefore
``adulterated'' under section 402(a) of FFDCA. If food containing
pesticide residues is found to be adulterated, the food may not
distributed in interstate commerce (21 U.S.C. 331(a) and 342 (a)).
IV. Do Any Statutory and Executive Order
Reviews Apply to this Action?
No. This action is not a rulemaking, it merely reopens the comment
period by which public comments on a proposed rule must be submitted
EPA. For information about the applicability of the regulatory
assessment requirements to the proposed rule, please refer to the
discussion in Unit IV. of theJune 1, 2005 document (70 FR 31403).
List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180
Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure,
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and
Dated: July 28, 2005.
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 05-15606 Filed 8-4-05; 9:07 am]
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