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GLIN==> Organo-arsenic herbicides



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well...if it is OK to feed organo-metallic arsenicals to chickens
can it be all that bad to dump organo-metallic arsenicals on  
plants?

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[Federal Register: December 20, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 244)]
[Notices]              
[Page 76319]
 From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr20de06-85]                        

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0201-FRL-8109-4]

Organic Arsenical Herbicides (MSMA, DSMA, CAMA, and Cacodylic
Acid), Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY:  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION:  Notice; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY:  EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 9,
2006, concerning the availability of the reregistration eligibility
decision for the organic arsenical herbicides MSMA, DSMA, DAMA, and
cacodylic acid. EPA also issued notices in the Federal Register of
October 4, 2006 announcing the extension of the comment period by 30
days and of October 27, 2006 announcing the extension of the comment
period until December 13, 2006. This document is reopening the comment
period an additional 30 days, from December 20, 2006, to January 19, 2007.

DATES:  Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPP-2006-0201 must be received on or before January 19, 2007.

ADDRESSES:  Follow the detailed instructions as provided under
ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of August 9, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Lance Wormell, Special Review and
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs,
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0523; e-mail
address: <A HREF="mailto:wormell.lance@epa.gov";>wormell.lance@epa.gov</A>.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    The Agency included in the notice a list of those who may be
potentially affected by this action. If you have 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 e-mail. 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.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

    To submit comments, or access the official public docket, please
follow the detailed instructions as provided in SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION of the August 9, 2006 Federal Register document. If you
have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT.

II. What Action is EPA Taking?

    This document reopens the public comment period established in the
Federal Register of August 9, 2006 (71 FR 45554) (FRL-8085-9). In that
document, EPA announced the availability of the reregistration
eligibility decision document for the organic arsenical herbicides
MSMA, DSMA, DAMA, and cacodylic acid. EPA is hereby reopening the
comment period, which ended on December 13, 2006, to January 19, 2007.

III. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

     Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA as amended directs that, after submission
of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, the Administrator
shall determine whether pesticides containing such active ingredient
are eligible for reregistration. Further provisions are made to allow a
public comment period. However, the Administrator may extend the
comment period, if additional time for comment is requested. In this
case, the Monomethyl Arsonic Acid (MAA) Research Tack Force has
requested additional time to develop comments.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: December 13, 2006.
Debra Edwards,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration, Division, Office of
Pesticide Programs
[FR Doc. E6-21610 Filed 12-19-06; 8:45 am]
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