Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/731

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PUBLIC LAW 104-170—AUG. 3, 1996 110 STAT. 1523 from dietary exposure than pesticide chemical residues that have tolerances in effect for the same or similar uses. " (C) EXPEDITED REVIEW OF CERTAIN PETITIONS. — "(i) DATE CERTAIN FOR REVIEW. — I f a person files a complete petition with the Administrator proposing the issuance of a regulation establishing a tolerance or exemption for a pesticide chemical residue that presents a lower risk to human health than a pesticide chemical residue for which a tolerance has been left in effect or modified under subsection (b)(2)(B), the Administrator shall complete action on such petition under this paragraph within 1 year. " (ii) REQUIRED DETERMINATIONS.— I f the Administrator issues a final regulation establishing a tolerance or exemption for a safer pesticide chemical residue under clause (i), the Administrator shall, not later than 180 days after the date on which the regulation is issued, determine whether a condition described in subclause (I) or (II) of subsection (b)(2)(B)(iii) continues to exist with respect to a tolerance that has been left in effect or modified under subsection (b)(2)(B). If such condition does not continue to exist, the Regulations. Administrator shall, not later than 180 days after the date on which the determination under the preceding sentence is made, issue a regulation under subsection (e)( 1) to modify or revoke the tolerance. " (e) ACTION ON ADMINISTRATOR'S OWN INITIATIVE.— "(1) GENERAL RULE.—The Administrator may issue a regulation— " (A) establishing, modifying, suspending under subsection (1)(3), or revoking a tolerance for a pesticide chemical or a pesticide chemical residue; "(B) establishing, modifying, suspending under subsection (1)(3), or revoking an exemption of a pesticide chemical residue from the requirement of a tolerance; or "(C) establishing general procedures and requirements to implement this section. "(2) NOTICE. —Before issuing a final regulation under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall issue a notice of proposed rulemaking and provide a period of not less than 60 days for public comment on the proposed regulation, except that a shorter period for comment may be provided if the Administrator for good cause finds that it would be in the public interest to do so and states the reasons for the finding in the notice of proposed rulemaking. "(f) SPECIAL DATA REQUIREMENTS. — "(1) REQUIRING SUBMISSION OF ADDITIONAL DATA.— I f the Administrator determines that additional data or information are reasonably required to support the continuation of a tolerance or exemption that is in effect under this section for a pesticide chemical residue on a food, the Administrator shall— "(A) issue a notice requiring the person holding the Notice. pesticide registrations associated with such tolerance or exemption to submit the data or information under section 3(c)(2)(B) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act;