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For general questions on the registration review program for antimicrobial chemicals, contact Diane Isbell, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8154; fax number: (703) 308-8481; e-mail address:
This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, farm worker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under
i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying
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.
This notice opens a 60-day public comment period on the subject proposed registration review decision document. The Agency is proposing a registration review decision for the pesticide case shown in the following Table.
The docket for registration review of this pesticide case includes earlier documents related to the registration review of the subject case. For example, the review opened with the posting of a Summary Document, containing a Preliminary Work Plan (PWP), for public comment. Because no comments were received, and because the Agency required no further risk assessments to complete registration review of these cases, the Final Work Plan and Proposed Decision were combined into a single document. The documents in the initial docket described the Agency's rationale for not conducting new risk assessments for the registration review of Caprylic (Octanoic) Acid. This proposed registration review decision now included in the docket continues to be supported by the rationale included in documents in the initial docket. Following public comment, the Agency will issue a final registration review decision for Caprylic (Octanoic) Acid.
The registration review program is being conducted under congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely decisions and to involve the public. Section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as amended in 1996 required EPA to establish by regulation procedures for reviewing pesticide registrations, originally with a goal of reviewing each pesticide's registration every 15 years to ensure that a pesticide continues to meet the FIFRA standard for registration. The Agency's final rule to implement this program was issued in August 2006 and became effective in October 2006 and appears at 40 CFR Part 155.40
Background on the registration review program is provided at:
FIFRA section 3(g) and 40 CFR Part 155.40
Environmental protection, registration review, pesticides, and pests, antimicrobials, and caprylic (octanoic) acid.