AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: There will be a 2-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide,
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to
consider and review a set of scientific issues being considered by the
Environmental Protection Agency regarding the human health and
ecological risk assessments for SmartStax PRO (MON 89034 x TC1507 x MON
87411 x DAS-59122-7), a plant-incorporated protectant intended to
control corn rootworm through ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference.
DATES: The meeting will be held on September 27-28, 2016, from
approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Comments. The Agency encourages written comments be submitted on or
before September 13, 2016, to provide adequate time for the FIFRA SAP
to review and consider the comments. The Agency encourages requests for
oral comments be submitted on or before September 20, 2016. However,
written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted
until the date of the meeting, but anyone submitting written comments
after September 13, 2016, should contact the Designated Federal
Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For
additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY
Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members
of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before August 1,
Webcast. This meeting may be webcast. Please refer to the FIFRA SAP
Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sap for information on how to access the
meeting webcast. Please note that the webcast is a supplementary public
process provided only for convenience. If difficulties arise resulting
in webcasting outages, the meeting will continue as planned.
Special accommodations. For information on access or services for
individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a
disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time
as possible to process your request.
Meeting: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection
Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.),
2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.
Comments: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0349, by one of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted
Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC
Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand
delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on
commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about
dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
Nominations, requests to present oral comments, and requests for
special accommodations. Submit nominations to serve as ad hoc members
of FIFRA SAP, requests for special accommodations, or requests to
present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Knott, DFO, Office of Science
Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number:
(202) 564-0103; email address: email@example.com.