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Draft Malathion Human Health Risk Assessment; Extension of Comment Period

Update – Malathion, an Organophosphate Insecticide – Pesticide Registration Review – EPA has extended the public comment period to December 21, 2016 for its draft human health risk assessment for the registration review of this pesticide which is intended to ensure that it can “… perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment … After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA may issue a revised human health risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, respond to comments, and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing its proposed registration review decision for malathion …”

Document Title: * The title of the November 18, 2016 EPA Federal Register Notice is “Registration Review; Draft Malathion Human Health Risk Assessment; Extension of Comment Period”
* The title of the September 22, 2016 EPA Federal Register Notice is “Registration Review; Draft Malathion Human Health Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability”

Organization: The November 18, 2016 Federal Register Notice was signed on November 10, 2016 by Linda Arrington who is the Acting Director of the Pesticide Re-evaluation Division of the Office of Pesticide Programs, a unit of the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

The September 22, 2016 Federal Register Notice was signed on September 14, 2016 by Yu-Ting Guilaran who is the Director of the Pesticide Re-evaluation Division of the Office of Pesticide Programs, a unit of the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

Source: November 18, 2016 and September 22, 2016 EPA Federal Register Notices

Comments Due By: December 21, 2016

Web site: The November 18, 2016 EPA Federal Register Notice is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-18/html/2016-27867.htm

The EPA “Malathion: Human Health Draft Risk Assessment for Registration Review” is posted at
http://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/Malathion-Human-Health-Draft-Risk-Assessment-for-Registration-Review.pdf

The September 22, 2016 EPA Federal Register Notice is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-22/html/2016-22881.htm

The September 14, 2016 EPA Pesticide News Story, titled “EPA Draft Malathion Human Health Assessment Available”, is posted at
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-draft-malathion-human-health-assessment-available

The EPA topic page on Malathion is posted at
http://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol/malathion

Information on the EPA’s registration review program is available at
http://www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation/registration-review-process

The previous FIEN message related to this topic is posted at
http://www.fien.com/articleDisplay.php?id=38209

Contact: Questions may be directed to Richard Dumas who is with the Pesticide Re-evaluation Division of the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs in Arlington, Virginia at 703 308 8015; e-mail: Dumas.Richard@EPA.gov

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