Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

 
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Federal Register, Volume 77 Issue 182 (Wednesday, September 19, 2012)

Federal Register Volume 77, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 19, 2012)

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Pages 58136-58139

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2012-22970

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014; FRL-9361-2

Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014, 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 by statute.

Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.

Submit written withdrawal request by mail to: Pesticide Re-

evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. ATTN: Katie Weyrauch.

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.htm. 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: Katie Weyrauch, Pesticide Re-

evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-0166; email address: weyrauch.katie@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  1. General Information

    1. Does this action apply to me?

      This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides.

    2. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

      1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI in a disk or CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information

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      claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

      2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to:

      i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).

      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.

  2. What action is the Agency taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of requests from registrants to cancel 51 pesticide products registered under FIFRA section 3 or 24(c). These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number (or company number and 24(c) number) in Table 1 of this unit.

    Unless the Agency determines that there are substantive comments that warrant further review of the requests or the registrants withdraw their requests, EPA intends to issue an order in the Federal Register canceling all of the affected registrations.

    Table 1--Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

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    Registration No. Product name Chemical name

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    000100-00990.................. Demon WP Cypermethrin

    Insecticide.

    000264-00778.................. Stratego......... Propiconazole,

    Trifloxystrobin

    000432-00867.................. Delta GC Deltamethrin

    Insecticide

    Granule.

    000432-01240.................. DeltaGard GC Deltamethrin

    Granular

    Insecticide.

    000432-01241.................. DeltaGard T & O Deltamethrin

    Granular

    Insecticide.

    000432-01242.................. DeltaGard GC Deltamethrin

    Granular

    Insecticide.

    000432-01243.................. DeltaGard T & O Deltamethrin

    Granular

    Insecticide.

    000432-01307.................. Tempo 20 WP T & O Cyfluthrin

    Insecticide in

    Water Soluble

    Packets (120G).

    000432-01325.................. Tempo 0.02 Cyfluthrin

    Ornamental

    Insecticide.

    000432-01337.................. Tempo 2 Golf Cyfluthrin

    Course

    Insecticide.

    000432-01359.................. Tempo 2 Cyfluthrin

    Greenhouse and

    Nursery

    Insecticide.

    000675-00019.................. Bulk Amphyl Brand 2-Benzyl-4-

    Disinfectant. chlorophenol; o-

    Phenylphenol

    001043-00115.................. Process Vesphene 4-tert Amylphenol

    II ST. o-Phenylphenol

    001448-00092.................. Busan 1024....... 3,5,7-Triaza-1-

    azoniatricyclo(3.3.1

    .1 (superscript3,7))

    decane, 1-methyl-,

    chloride

    002829-00090.................. Durotex 7603..... 10,10'-

    Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00096.................. Vinyzene BP 5-2.. 10,10'-

    Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00105.................. Vinyzene BP-5 10,10'-

    SIL3. Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00109.................. Vinyzene BP-5-2MS 10,10'-

    Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00110.................. Vinyzene BP 5-2 10,10'-

    MEK. Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00115.................. Vinyzene SB-1.... 10,10'-

    Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00120.................. OBPA............. 10,10'-

    Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00125.................. Vinyzene BP-5-5 10,10'-

    DIDP. Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00132.................. Vinyzene SB-2.... 10,10'-

    Oxybisphenoxarsine

    002829-00144.................. Vinyzene IT 4081 10,10'-

    DIDP. Oxybisphenoxarsine

    003377-00020.................. Bromine Chloride Bromine chloride

    Disinfectant.

    009688-00134.................. Chemico Insect Sulfluramid

    Bait A.

    009688-00199.................. Chemico Insect Sulfluramid

    Bait SS.

    009688-00209.................. Chemico Insect Sulfluramid

    Bait REP.

    010292-00020.................. Unitab........... Phosphoric acid

    1-Decanaminium, N-

    decyl-N,N-dimethyl-,

    chloride

    010772-00005.................. Sno Bol Toilet Hydrochloric acid; 1-

    Bowl Cleaner. Decanaminium, N,N-

    dimethyl-N-octyl-,

    chloride;

    Alkyl*dimethyl

    benzyl ammonium

    chloride *(50%C14,

    40%C12, 10%C16); 1-

    Decanaminium, N-

    decyl-N,N-dimethyl-,

    chloride; 1-

    Octanaminium, N,N-

    dimethyl-N-octyl-,

    chloride

    048520-00016.................. Poly-50 Algaecide Poly(oxy-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyli

    mino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyli

    mino)-1,2-ethanediyl

    dichloride)

    062719-00418.................. RH-0611.......... Mancozeb

    Myclobutanil

    062719-00584.................. GF 1948.......... Propiconazole

    066330-00337.................. Micro Flo Permethrin

    Permethrin 3.2

    AG.

    066330-00376.................. Thifensulfuron- Thifensulfuron

    methyl Technical.

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    074655-00027.................. Olin 3204........ Poly(oxy-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyli

    mino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyll

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl

    dichloride

    AL020006...................... Propiconazole EC. Propiconazole

    AR020003...................... Propiconazole EC. Propiconazole

    CA090003...................... Agri-Mek 0.15 EC Abamectin

    Miticide/

    Insecticide.

    FL100007...................... Gramoxone Inteon. Paraquat dichloride

    KY050001...................... Propimax EC...... Propiconazole

    ME090004...................... Ethrel Brand Ethephon

    Ethephon Plant

    Regulator.

    MI040003...................... Propiconazole EC. Propiconazole

    MI110003...................... Gramoxone Inteon. Paraquat dichloride

    MN030003...................... Propiconazole EC. Propiconazole

    MS030003...................... Propiconazole EC. Propiconazole

    ND020003...................... Propiconazole EC. Propiconazole

    NV000005...................... WIN-FLO 4F....... Pentachloronitrobenze

    ne

    NY050002...................... Propimax EC...... Propiconazole

    OH030003...................... Propiconazole EC. Propiconazole

    WA000014...................... Daconil SDG...... Chlorothalonil

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    The following table includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1 of this unit, in sequence by EPA company number. This number corresponds to the first part of the EPA registration numbers of the products listed in this unit.

    Table 2--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation

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    EPA company No. Company name and address

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    100; CA090003; FL100007; MI110003...... Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC.,

    410 Swing Rd., PO Box 18300,

    Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.

    264; ME090004.......................... Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W.

    Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014,

    Research Triangle Park, NC

    27709.

    432.................................... Bayer Environmental Science, 2

    T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O. Box

    12014, Research Triangle Park,

    NC 27709.

    675.................................... Reckitt Benckiser LLC, 399

    Interpace Parkway, Parsippany,

    NJ 07054-0225.

    1043................................... Steris Corporation, P.O. Box

    147, St. Louis, MO 63166-0147.

    1448................................... Buckman Laboratories Inc., 1256

    North McLean Blvd., Memphis,

    TN 38108.

    2829................................... Rohm and Haas Company, 100

    Independence Mall West, Suite

    1A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-

    2399.

    3377................................... Albemarle Corporation, 451

    Florida St., Baton Rouge, LA

    70801-1765.

    9688................................... Chemisco, P.O. Box 142642, St.

    Louis, MO 63114-0642.

    10292.................................. Venus Laboratories, Inc., 111

    South Rohlwing Rd., Addison,

    IL 60101.

    10772.................................. Church & Dwight Co., Inc., 469

    North Harrison St., Princeton,

    NJ 08543-5297.

    48520.................................. Phoenix Products Company, 5

    Roger Ave., Milford, CT 06460-

    6436.

    62719; AL020006; AR020003; KY050001; Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330

    MI040003; MN030003; MS030003; Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis,

    ND020003; NY050002; OH030003. IN 46268-1054.

    66330.................................. Arysta Life Science North

    America, LLC, 15401 Weston

    Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC

    27513.

    74655.................................. Hercules Incorporated, A Wholly

    Owned Subsidiary of Ashland,

    Inc., 7910 Baymeadows Way,

    Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL

    32256.

    NV000005............................... AMVAC Chemical Corporation,

    4695 MacArthur Court, Suite

    1200, Newport Beach, CA 92660-

    1706.

    WA000014............................... GB Biosciences Corporation, 410

    Swing Rd., P.O. Box 18300,

    Greensboro, NC 27419-5458.

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  3. What is the Agency's authority for taking this action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be cancelled. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register.

    Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30-day public comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use termination. In addition, FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(C) requires that EPA provide a 180-day comment period on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any minor agricultural use before granting the request, unless:

    1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or

    2. The EPA Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.

    The registrants in Table 2 of Unit II. have not requested that EPA waive the 180-day comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 180-

    day comment period on the proposed requests.

  4. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation should submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. If the products have been subject to a previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of

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    any earlier cancellation action are controlling.

  5. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products that are currently in the United States and that were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. Because the Agency has identified no significant potential risk concerns associated with these pesticide products, upon cancellation of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II., EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of these products for 1 year after publication of the Cancellation Order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing the pesticides identified in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons other than registrants will generally be allowed to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks until such stocks are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled products.

    List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: September 11, 2012.

    Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.

    Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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