Pesticide registration, cancellation, etc.: Ortho Group et al.,

 
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[Federal Register: August 2, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 149)]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPP-66278; FRL-6736-7]

Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.

DATES: Unless a request is withdrawn by, January 29, 2001, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: James A. Hollins, Office of Pesticide Programs (7502C), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460. Office location for commercial courier delivery, telephone number and e-mail address: Rm. 224, Crystal Mall No. 2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 305-5761; e-mail: hollins.james@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  1. General Information

    1. Does this apply to me?

      This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the information in this notice, consult the person listed in the ``FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.''

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    2. How can I get additional information or copies of support documents?

      1. Electronically. You may obtain electronic copies of this document and various support documents are available from the EPA Home Page at the Federal Register--Environmental Documents entry for this document under ``Laws and Regulations'' (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/).

      2. In person. Contact James A. Hollins at 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal Mall 2, Rm. 224, Arlington, VA, telephone number (703) 305-5761. Available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday thru Friday, excluding legal holidays.

  2. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to cancel some 55 pesticide products registered under section 3 or 24 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number (or company number and 24 number) in the following Table 1.

    Table 1.--Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

    Registration No.

    Product Name

    Chemical Name

    000239-02483 Ortho Methoxychlor 70 Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Dust Base

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 000264-00512 Chlorinated Trisodium Chlorinated trisodium Phosphate

    phosphate 000577-00546 Cuprinol Stain & Wood Tetrachloroisophthalonit Preservative

    rile Bis(tributyltin) oxide 000787-00042 Mothine Mothprofing Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane ) 000787-00043 Pro-Tec II Moth

    Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Proofing

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 001448-00030 Busan 25

    2- (Thiocyanomethylthio)be nzothiazole S-(2-Hydroxypropyl) thiomethanesulfonate 001448-00078 Busan 1005

    S-(2-Hydroxypropyl) thiomethanesulfonate 001448-00090 Busan 1023

    S-(2-Hydroxypropyl) thiomethanesulfonate Poly(oxyethylene(dimethy- liminio)ethylene(dimet hyliminio) ethylene dichloride) 002217-00129 50% Methoxychlor Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Wettable Powder

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 002217-00131 Methoxychlor Emulsion Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Concentrate

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 002217-00527 Methoxychlor Tree Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Spray

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 002217-00628 Methoxychlor 75 Dust Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Base

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 002935-00385 Methoxychlor 2 Spray Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 002935 WA-92-0037 Busan 1020

    Sodium N- methyldithiocarbamate 002935 WA-93-0016 Wilbur-Ellis Diazinon O,O-Diethyl O-(2- 4 Spray

    isopropyl-6-methyl-4- pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate 003125 ND-93-0006 Sencor Solupak 75% 1,2,4-Triazin-5(4H)-one, Dry Flowable

    4-amino-6-(1,1- Herbicide

    dimethylethyl)-3- (methylthio)- 003125 WA-97-0004 Sencor Solupak 75% 1,2,4-Triazin-5(4H)-one, Dry Flowable

    4-amino-6-(1,1- Herbicide

    dimethylethyl)-3- (methylthio)- 004691-00096 Horse Spray & Rub-On Butoxypolypropylene glycol Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) (Butylcarbityl)(6- propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20% Pyrethrins 004708-00029 U-San-O Mothproofing Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Solution

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 005905-00239 Diazinon Methoxychlor Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Insecticide

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Diethyl O-(2- isopropyl-6-methyl-4- pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate 006836-00262 Isocil OG 1.5

    5-Chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)- isothiazolone 2-Methyl-3(2H)- isothiazolone 007401-00118 Hi-Yield 2 lb.

    Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Methoxychlor

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- Emulsifiable

    trichloroethane) Concentrate 007401-00121 V P G Range Cattle Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Spray

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate 007401-00172 Ferti-Lome Fruit Tree Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Spray

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate 007401-00187 Hi-Yield Brand Cattle Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Dust

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate 007401-00254 Vegetable Garden Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Spray

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Diethyl O-(2- isopropyl-6-methyl-4- pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate 007401-00271 Hi-Yield Livestock Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Spray No.3

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate 007401-00275 Hi-Yield Dairy and Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Livestock Dust

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate 007401-00328 Hi-Yield General Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Purpose Garden

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- Insect Spray

    trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate 007401-00368 Ferti-Lome Bagworm & Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Tent Caterpillar methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- Killer

    trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate 007401-00380 American Brand Bulb Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Dust

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) Tetramethyl thiuramdisulfide 007401-00397 Hi-Yield Methoxychlor Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Garden Dust

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 008660-00043 Vertagreen 25%

    Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Methoxychlor

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 008660-00051 50% Methoxychlor WP Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 008660-00135 Dairy Cattle Dust Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 028293-00298 Martin's Livestock Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Dust

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 033955-00528 Acme Methoxychlor 50% Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Wettable

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 034704-00102 Clean Crop

    Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Methoxychlor 2 EC methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 034704-00205 Clean Crop Malathion/ Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Methoxychlor Spray methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate

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    034704-00652 Captan-Methoxychlor Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- 75-3 WP Seed

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- Protectant

    trichloroethane) cis-N- Trichloromethylthio-4- cyclohexene-1,2- dicarboximide 034704-00660 Thiram-Methoxychlor Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- 70-2 WP Seed

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- Protectant

    trichloroethane) Tetramethyl thiuramdisulfide 034704-00670 Methoxychlor 25 EC Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 034704-00760 Fruit Tree Spray Methoxychlor ( 2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane ) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate cis-N- Trichloromethylthio-4- cyclohexene-1,2- dicarboximide 034704 OR-97-0018 Clean Crop

    Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Methoxychlor 2 EC methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 034911-00007 Hi-Yield General Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Purpose Insect Spray methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate 047000-00041 25% Methoxychlor Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Emulsifiable

    methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- Insecticide

    trichloroethane) 047000-00070 Spray Concentrate Butoxypolypropylene glycol Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) (Butylcarbityl)(6- propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20% Pyrethrins 050534 OR-77-0025 Bueno-6

    Monosodium acid methanearsonate 058185-00017 Ornalin Contact

    3-(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)-5- Fungicide 50%

    ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4- Wettable Powder/turf oxazolidinedione 058185-00021 Ornalin Concentrate 3-(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)-5- Fungicide

    ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4- oxazolidinedione 063281-00005 Beaucoup Germicidal 2-Benzyl-4-chlorophenol Detergent 4-tert-Amylphenol o-Phenylphenol 067517-00006 Horse Spray

    Butoxypolypropylene Concentrate

    glycol Insecticide Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 067517-00016 Cattle Dust

    Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) 067619-00004 Cppc Ultra Bleach Sodium hypochlorite 067760-00002 Cheminova Malathion-- Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p- Methoxychlor Spray methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1- trichloroethane) O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate

    Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 180 days (30 days when requested by registrant) of publication of this notice, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations. Users of these pesticides or anyone else desiring the retention of a registration should contact the applicable registrant during this comment period.

    The following Table 2, includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1, in sequence by EPA company number:

    Table 2.--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation

    EPA Company

    Company Name and Address No.

    000239 The Scotts Co., D/b/a The Ortho Group, Box 1749, Columbus, OH 43216. 000264 Aventis CropScience USA LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. 000577 The Sherwin-Williams Co., Cuprinol Group/The Thompson's Co., 101 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115. 000787 ADCO Inc., Po Box 999, Sedalia, MO 65301. 001448 Buckman Laboratories Inc., 1256 North Mclean Blvd, Memphis, TN 38108. 002217 PBI/Gordon Corp., Attn: Craig Martens, Box 014090, Kansas City, MO 64101. 002935 Wilbur Ellis Co., 191 W. Shaw Ave, #107, Fresno, CA 93704. 003125 Bayer Corp., Agriculture Division, 8400 Hawthorn Rd, Box 4913, Kansas City, MO 64120. 004691 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., 2621 North Belt Highway, St Joseph, MO 64506. 004708 Laidlaw Corp., 1212 E. 5th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960. 005905 Helena Chemical Co, 6075 Poplar Ave., Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38119. 006836 Lonza Inc., 17-17 Rte 208, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. 007401 Brazos Associates, Inc., Agent For: Voluntary Purchasing Group Inc, c/o Voluntary Purchasing Groups Inc., Box 460, Bonham, TX 75418. 008660 Pursell Industries, Inc., Box 540, Sylacauga, AL 35150. 028293 Unicorn Laboratories, 12385 Automobile Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33762. 033955 PBI/Gordon Corp., Attn: Craig Martens, Box 014090, Kansas City, MO 64101. 034704 Jane Cogswell, Agent For: Platte Chemical Co., Inc., Box 667, Greeley, CO 80632. 034911 Brazos Associates, Inc., Agent For: Hi-Yield Chemical Co., c/o Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Box 460, Bonham, TX 75418. 047000 Chem-Tech Ltd, Attn: James Melton, 4515 Fleur Dr. #303, Des Moines, IA 50321. 050534 GB Biosciences Corp., c/o Zeneca Ag Products, 1800 Concord Pike Box 15458, Wilmington, DE 19850. 058185 Scotts-Sierra Crop Protection Co., Attn: Vincent Snyder, Jr, 14111 Scottslawn Rd, Marysville, OH 43041. 063281 RSP Private Label Packaging, Ecolab Inc., 370 N. Wabasha Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. 067517 PM Resources Inc., 13001 St. Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044. 067619 Clorox Professional Products Co, c/o PS & RC Box 493, Pleasanton, CA 94566. 067760 Cheminova Inc., Oak Hill Park 1700 Route 23 - Ste 210, Wayne, NJ 07470.

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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 amended to delete one or more uses. The Act further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, the Administrator may approve such a request.

  4. Loss of Active Ingredient

    Unless the request for cancellation is withdrawn, one pesticide active ingredient will no longer appear in any registered products. Those who are concerned about the potential loss of this active ingredient for pesticidal use are encouraged to work directly with the registrant to explore the possibility of withdrawing their request for cancellation. The active ingredient is listed in the following Table 3, with the EPA company and CAS number.

    Table 3.--Disappearing Active Ingredient

    CAS No.

    Chemical Name

    EPA Company No.

    11084-85-8 Chlorinated trisodium 000264 phosphate

  5. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must submit such withdrawal in writing to James A. Hollins, at the address given above, postmarked before January 29, 2001. This written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only to the applicable 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. If the product(s) have been subject to a previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier cancellation action are controlling. The withdrawal request must also include a commitment to pay any reregistration fees due, and to fulfill any applicable unsatisfied data requirements.

  6. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    The effective date of cancellation will be the date of the cancellation order. The orders effecting these requested cancellations will generally permit a registrant to sell or distribute existing stocks for 1 year after the date the cancellation request was received by the Agency. This policy is in accordance with the Agency's statement of policy as prescribed in Federal Register June 26, 1991; (56 FR 29362) (FRL-3846-4). Exception to this general rule will be made if a product poses a risk concern, or is in noncompliance with reregistration requirements, or is subject to a data call-in. In all cases, product-specific disposition dates will be given in the cancellation orders.

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which have been packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. Unless the provisions of an earlier order apply, existing stocks already in the hands of dealers or users can be distributed, sold or used legally until they are exhausted, provided that such further sale and use comply with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the affected product(s). Exceptions to these general rules will be made in specific cases when more stringent restrictions on sale, distribution, or use of the products or their ingredients have already been imposed, as in Special Review actions, or where the Agency has identified significant potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical.

    List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Product registrations.

    Dated: July 25, 2000. Richard D. Schmitt, Associate Director, Information Resources Services Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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