AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: The July 17-20, 2018, in-person meeting of the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel
(FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Resistance of Lepidopteran Pests to
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Plant Incorporated Plants in the U.S will
be held in the Rosslyn Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key
Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209. For additional
information on this in-person meeting, please refer to the March 5,
2018 Federal Register (FRL-9971-35). There will be a 2-hour preparatory
webcast meeting on June 5, 2018 to consider and review the scope and
clarity of the draft charge questions before the July 17-20, 2018
meeting. In addition, the EPA is announcing and inviting comments on
the experts currently under consideration as prospective candidates for
ad hoc participation in this review.
DATES: The preparatory webcast meeting will be held on June 5, 2018,
from approximately 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT). This is an open public
meeting that will be conducted via webcast using Adobe Connect and
telephone. Registration is required to participate during this meeting.
Please visit: http://www.epa.gov/sap to register.
The EPA is extending the written public comment period for the June
5 preparatory webcast until June 1, 2018 and the July 17-20 in-person
meeting until June 18, 2018.
Comments. Written comments on the experts currently under
consideration as prospective candidates for ad hoc participation in
this review should be submitted on or before May 31, 2018. Written
comments for the preparatory webcast meeting should be submitted on or
before June 1, 2018 and June 18, 2018 for the in-person meeting. FIFRA
SAP may not be able to fully consider written comments submitted after
the respective due dates previously listed. Requests to make oral
comments should be submitted on or before May 24, 2018 by contacting
the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the
Meeting: The July 17-20, 2018 in-person meeting will be held at the
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Rosslyn Ballroom, 1900 North Fort
Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209.
Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0617, 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 or 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamue L. Gibson, DFO, Office of
Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone
number: 202-564-7642; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special accommodations. For information on access or services for
individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a
disability, please contact the DFO at least 10 days prior to the
meeting to allow EPA time to process your request.