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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK00 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Pesticides; Technical Amendments to Data Requirements 
Abstract:

Since updating its data requirements for the registration of conventional, microbial, and biochemical pesticides in October 2007, and for antimicrobial pesticides in May 2013, the EPA has identified the need to make a variety of revisions to improve clarity and reduce the frequency of inquiries related to several technical aspects of the data requirements identified in the regulations. The EPA does not intend for this rulemaking to include changes that would substantively revise the data requirements or increase the burden and costs associated with the existing requirements. The changes being considered do not involve requiring new data, or increasing the frequency with which the existing data are required. The EPA is considering options to consolidate introductory text, streamline the appearance of the tables and to ensure the use of consistent terminology (e.g., "test notes" and "table notes". In addition, this proposed rule will address one of the commitments in a settlement agreement reached with the American Chemistry Council that became effective on March 2, 2015. Specifically, the EPA agreed to propose a correction pertaining to the "200 ppb level" described in 40 CFR 158.2230(d) within two years and six months of the effective date of the settlement agreement. This settlement agreement is available in www.regulations.gov using the document ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0110-0139.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 158   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 to 136(y) Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  158W -- must publish NPRM  09/02/2017 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/regulating/data_requirements.htm  
Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Boyle
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7506P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-6304
Fax:703 305-5884
Email: boyle.kathryn@epa.gov

Jackie Mosby
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 7506P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-2226
Email: mosby.jackie@epa.gov