Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

 
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Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 151 (Wednesday, August 6, 2014)

Federal Register Volume 79, Number 151 (Wednesday, August 6, 2014)

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Pages 45798-45802

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

FR Doc No: 2014-18222

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017; FRL-9914-09

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a May 20, 2014 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the May 20, 2014 Federal Register notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received comments on the May 20, 2014 Federal Register notice but none merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this cancellation order, including any existing stocks provisions.

DATES: The cancellations are effective August 6, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-

Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8195; email address: pates.john@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. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action.

    2. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

      The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

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  2. What action is the Agency taking?

    This notice announces the cancellation, as requested by registrants, of products registered under FIFRA section 3 (7 U.S.C. 136a). These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this unit.

    Table 1--Product Cancellations

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    EPA Registration No. Product name Chemical name

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    000264-00805................ Thiacloprid Thiacloprid

    Technical

    Insecticide.

    000264-00806................ Calypso 4 Flowable Thiacloprid

    Insecticide.

    000352-00593................ Accent Gold Clopyralid,

    Herbicide. nicosulfuron,

    rimsulfuron, and

    flumetsulam

    000352-00612................ DuPont Accent Gold Clopyralid,

    WDG Herbicide. nicosulfuron,

    rimsulfuron, and

    flumetsulam

    000352-00792................ DuPont DPX-KJM44 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    80XP Turf Herbicide. methyl ester

    000352-00794................ DuPont DPX-MAT28 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    50SG Turf Herbicide.

    000352-00797................ DuPont DPX-KJM44 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.064G Turf methyl ester

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000352-00800................ DuPont DPX-KJM44 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.073G Lawn methyl ester

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000352-00803................ DuPont DPX-KJM44 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.053G Lawn methyl ester

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000352-00804................ DuPont DPX-KJM44 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.049G Lawn methyl ester

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000352-00807................ DuPont DPX-KJM44 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.033G Lawn methyl ester

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000352-00811................ DuPont DPX-KJM44 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.02G Lawn methyl ester

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000352-00813................ DuPont DPX-MAT28 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.05G Turf

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000352-00814................ DuPont DPX-MAT28 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.03G Turf

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000352-00815................ DuPont DPX-MAT28 Aminocyclopyrachlor

    0.068G Lawn

    Herbicide +

    Fertilizer.

    000432-01362................ Premise 0.5 SC...... Imidacloprid

    000464-00662................ S.S.T. Sump Saver 2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-

    Tablets. nitro-1,3-

    propanediol

    001270-00255................ Zep Flush 'N Kill DM S-bioallethrin and

    deltamethrin

    001448-00379................ Busan 2020F......... Poly(oxy-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl

    dichloride)

    001448-00380................ Busan 2020.......... Poly(oxy-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl

    dichloride)

    001448-00396................ WSKT................ Poly(oxy-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl

    dichloride); 5-

    chloro-2-methyl-

    3(2H)-

    isothiazolone; and

    2-methyl-3(2H)-

    isothiazolone

    001448-00397................ Busan 1174.......... Poly(oxy-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl

    dichloride); 5-

    chloro-2-methyl-

    3(2H)-

    isothiazolone; and

    2-methyl-3(2H)-

    isothiazolone

    001448-00400................ PCA 10.............. Poly(oxy-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl(dimethyl

    imino)-1,2-

    ethanediyl

    dichloride)

    008033-00012................ Equinox Herbicide... Tepraloxydim

    008033-00013................ BAS 620 H MUP....... Tepraloxydim

    010163-00279................ Milbemectin Milbemectin (A

    Technical Miticide/ mixture of >=70%

    Insecticide. milbemycin A4, and

    =70%

    milbemycin A4, and

    5. butoxide, and

    esfenvalerate

    028293-00196................ Unicorn House and Bioallethrin, MGK

    Carpet Spray 6. butoxide, and

    esfenvalerate

    028293-00332................ Unicorn Flying & S-bioallethrin and

    Crawling Insect deltamethrin

    Killer IV.

    028293-00334................ Unicorn Flying & S-bioallethrin and

    Crawling Insect deltamethrin

    Killer V.

    028293-00336................ Unicorn Flying & S-bioallethrin and

    Crawling Insect deltamethrin

    Killer III.

    054382-00003................ Taktic Emulsifiable Amitraz

    Concentrate

    Miticide/

    Insecticide.

    066330-00295................ Iprodione Technical Iprodione

    97.5%.

    066330-00329................ Iprodione Technical Iprodione

    98%.

    067071-00053................ Acticide MKW 1...... Octhilinone;

    carbamic acid;

    butyl-, 3-iodo-2-

    propynyl ester; and

    diuron

    070627-00071................ Raid Institutional d-allethrin,

    Flying Insect phenothrin, and

    Killer. tetramethrin

    071368-00062................ Assert Herbicide.... Imazamethabenz

    071368-00063................ Assert Herbicide Imazamethabenz

    Technical.

    075630-00001................ Zinc Borate......... Zinc borate (3ZnO,

    2B03, 3.5H2O; mw

    434.66)

    083558-00020................ Mepiquat Chloride Mepiquat chloride

    Technical.

    085678-00027................ Iprodione Technical. Iprodione

    087290-00014................ Willowood Imidacloprid

    Imidacloprid 4SC.

    087290-00021................ Willowood Imidacloprid

    Imidacloprid 2SC.

    ME030004.................... Accord Concentrate.. Glyphosate-

    isopropylammonium

    ME980001.................... Confirm 2F Tebufenozide

    Insecticide.

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    The allethrin series of pyrethroid insecticides includes the Product Chemical (PC) codes for: Bioallethrin (004003), esbiol (004004), esbiothrin (004007, formerly 004003/004004), and pynamin forte (004005). The technical registrants for the allethrins, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited (Sumitomo) and Valent BioSciences Corporation (Valent), cancelled all of the allethrins technical products effective September 30, 2015, and cancelled their allethrins end-use product registrations effective December 31, 2016. Because the allethrins technical products have been cancelled, several other registrants for allethrins end-use products listed in this notice have requested cancellation with dates consistent with those specified for the Valent and Sumitomo allethrins end-use products. The cancellation of the end-

    use products listed in Table 2 of this unit are effective December 31, 2016.

    Table 2--Product Cancellations for Allethrin End-Use Products Effective

    December 31, 2016

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    EPA Registration No. Product name Chemical name

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    000004-00461.................... Bonide Crawling Deltamethrin and S-

    Insect Killer. bioallethrin

    000498-00167.................... SprayPak Ant & Bioallethrin, MGK

    Roach Killer 264, piperonyl

    Formula 2 With butoxide, and

    Esfenvalerate. esfenvalerate

    000498-00192.................... Champion Sprayon S-Bioallethrin and

    Flying & Crawling deltamethrin

    Insect Killer

    Formula II.

    000499-00362.................... Whitmire PT 515 Bioallethrin and

    Wasp-Freeze Wasp phenothrin

    and Hornet Killer.

    003095-00026.................... PIC Mosquito d-Allethrin

    Repellent Coils.

    004822-00283.................... Raid House and d-Allethrin and

    Garden Bug Killer phenothrin

    Formula 7.

    004822-00284.................... Raid Formula 5 d-Allethrin,

    Flying Insect piperonyl

    Killer. butoxide, and

    phenothrin

    004822-00469.................... Repellent LMO..... d-Allethrin

    004822-00501.................... Snake II.......... Bioallethrin

    004822-00578.................... H7A-US............ Tetramethrin,

    phenothrin, and d-

    allethrin

    004822-00580.................... H7A-US HG......... Tetramethrin,

    phenothrin, and d-

    allethrin

    006218-00043.................... Summit Mistocide-B S-bioallethrin,

    MGK 264, and

    piperonyl

    butoxide

    009688-00256.................... Chemsico Aerosol S-bioallethrin and

    Insecticide DS. deltamethrin

    009688-00306.................... TAT Roach & Ant Bioallethrin, MGK

    With Residual 264, piperonyl

    Action 2491. butoxide, and

    esfenvalerate

    010807-00437.................... Konk Insecticide Bioallethrin, MGK

    Foam. 264, and

    permethrin

    070385-00004.................... Microban X-590 Bioallethrin, MGK

    Institutional 264, o-

    Spray. phenylphenol (No

    inert use),

    piperonyl

    butoxide, and

    benzenemethanamin

    ium, N,N-dimethyl-

    N-(2-(2-(4-

    (1,1,3,3-

    tetramethylbutyl)

    phenoxy)ethoxy)et

    hyl)-, chloride

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    Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1 and Table 2 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 Table 1 of this unit.

    Table 3--Registrants of Cancelled Products

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    EPA Company No. Company name and address

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    4...................................... Bonide Products, Inc. Agent:

    Registrations By Design, Inc.,

    P.O. Box 1019, Salem, VA 24153-

    3805

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

    Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014,

    Research Triangle Park, NC

    27709

    352.................................... E.I. DuPont De Nemours and

    Company (S300/419), 1007

    Market St., Wilmington, DE

    19898-0001

    432.................................... Bayer Environmental Science, A

    Division of Bayer CropScience

    LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O.

    Box 12014, Research Triangle

    Park, NC 27709

    464.................................... The Dow Chemical Co., Agent:

    The Dow Chemical Company, 100

    Larkin Center, 1650 Joseph

    Dr., Midland, MI 48674

    498.................................... Chase Products Co., Putting The

    Best At Your Fingertips, P.O.

    Box 70, Maywood, IL 60153

    499.................................... Whitmire Micro-Gen Research

    Laboratories, Inc., Agent:

    BASF Corporation, 3568 Tree

    Court Industrial Blvd., St.

    Louis, MO 63122-6682

    1270................................... Zep, Inc., 1310 Seaboard

    Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA

    30318

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

    1256 North McLean Blvd.,

    Memphis, TN 38108

    3095................................... PIC Corporation, Agent: Product

    & Regulatory Associates, LLC,

    P.O. Box 1683, Voorhees, NJ

    08043-9998

    4822................................... S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1525

    Howe St., Racine, WI 53403

    6218................................... Summit Chemical Co., Summit

    Responsible Solutions, 235 S.

    Kresson St., Baltimore, MD

    21224

    8033................................... Nippon Soda Co., LTD, Agent:

    Nisso America, Inc., 88 Pine

    St., 14th Floor, New York, NY

    10005

    9688................................... Chemsico, A Division of United

    Industries Corp., P.O. Box

    142642, St. Louis, MO 63114-

    0642

    10163.................................. Gowan Co., P.O. Box 5569, Yuma,

    AZ 85366-5569

    10807.................................. Amrep, Inc., 990 Industrial

    Park Dr., Marietta, GA 30062

    28293.................................. Phaeton Corp., D/B/A Unicorn

    Laboratories, Agent:

    Registrations By Design, Inc.,

    P.O. Box 1019, Salem, VA 24153

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    54382.................................. Intervet, Inc., D/B/A Merck

    Animal Health, 556 Morris

    Ave., S5-2145A, Summit, NJ

    07901

    66330.................................. Arysta LifeScience North

    America, LLC 15401 Weston

    Parkway, Suite 150 Cary, NC

    27513

    67071.................................. Thor GmbH, Agent: Thor

    Specialties, Inc., 50

    Waterview Dr., Shelton, CT

    06484

    70385.................................. ProRestore Products, Agent:

    Lewis & Harrison, LLC, 122 C

    St. NW., Suite 505,

    Washington, DC 20001

    70627.................................. Diversey, Inc., 8310-16th St.,

    MS 707, Sturtevant, WI 53177

    71368.................................. Nufarm, Inc., Agent: Nufarm

    Americas, Inc., 4020 Aerial

    Center Parkway, Suite 1013,

    Morrisville, NC 27560

    75630.................................. Royce Associates, LP, 35

    Carlton Ave., East Rutherford,

    NJ 07073

    83558.................................. Celsius Property B.V.,

    Amsterdam (NL), Neuhausen A.

    RHF Branch, Agent: Makhteshim

    Agan of North America, Inc.,

    3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite

    100, Raleigh, NC 27604

    85678.................................. RedEagle International, LLC,

    Agent: Wagner Regulatory

    Associates, Inc., P.O. Box

    640, Hockessin, DE 19707-0640

    87290.................................. Willowood, LLC, Agent: Wagner

    Regulatory Associates, Inc.,

    P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE

    19707-0640

    ME030004, ME980001..................... Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 9330

    Zionsville Rd., 308/2E

    Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054

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  3. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments

    During the public comment period, EPA received three comments. One of the comments received was submitted by the registrant Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. c/o Nisso America, Inc. (Nisso) that explained the importance for maintaining the existing tepraloxydim tolerances for importation purposes through 2018. This request does not pertain to the voluntary cancellation of the registrant's products (008033-00012 and 008033-

    00013), which have never been marketed in the United States.

    The two remaining comments received pertained to pesticide concerns in general. These two comments did not contain information about any specific product cancellation request. For these reasons, the Agency does not believe that the three comments submitted during the comment period, which referenced importation tolerances and general pesticide concerns, merit further review or a denial of the requests for voluntary cancellation.

  4. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f) (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellations of the registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency hereby orders that the product registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. are canceled. The effective date of the cancellations that are the subject of this notice is August 6, 2014. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent with any of the provisions for disposition of existing stocks set forth in Unit VI. are a violation of FIFRA.

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

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1)) provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, following the public comment period, the EPA Administrator may approve such a request. The notice of receipt for this action was published for comment in the Federal Register of May 20, 2014 (79 FR 28920) (FRL-9909-40). The comment period closed on June 19, 2014.

  6. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. The existing stocks provisions for the products subject to this order are as follows.

    1. All Products in Table 1 of Unit II. except 000264-00806, 008033-

      00012, 008033-00013, 054382-00003, 067071-00053, 071368-00062, 087290-

      00014, 087290-00021)

      The registrants may continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II. until August 6, 2015, which is 1 year after the publication of this cancellation order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, the registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export in accordance with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o), or proper disposal. Persons other than the registrants may sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II. until existing 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 canceled products.

    2. Product 000264-00806

      In a letter to the Agency, the registrant had requested to voluntarily cancel all of its current thiacloprid product and domestic use registrations. In doing so, the registrant requested an 18- month time period to sell and distribute existing stocks of this product. The registrant may continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of product listed in Table 1 of Unit II. until Monday, February 8, 2016, which is 1 year and 6 months after the publication of this cancellation order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, the registrant is prohibited from selling or distributing product listed in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export in accordance with FIFRA section 17, or proper disposal. Persons other than the registrant may sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of product listed in Table 1 of Unit II. until existing 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 canceled product.

    3. Product 071368-00062

      The registrant may continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of product containing imazamethabenz listed in Table 1 of Unit II. until December 31, 2015. Thereafter, registrants, and persons other than the registrants, are prohibited from selling or distributing product containing imazamethabenz listed in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export in accordance with FIFRA section 17, or proper disposal. Existing stocks of product containing imazamethabenz already in the hands of

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      users can be used legally until such existing 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 canceled product.

    4. Products 008033-00012, 008033-00013, 054382-00003, 067071-00053, 087290-00014 and 087290-00021

      Registrants have indicated to the Agency via letter and/or written response that due to the last manufacturing date, distribution date, or the absence of marketing in the United States no existing stocks provisions are necessary for them to sell and distribute their product(s).

      Registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export in accordance with FIFRA section 17, or proper disposal. Persons other than the registrants may sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II. until existing 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 canceled products.

    5. End-Use Products Listed in Table 2 of Unit II.

      The registrants may continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of products listed in Table 2 of Unit II. until December 31, 2016. Thereafter, as of January 1, 2017, registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing products listed in Table 2 of Unit II., except for export in accordance with FIFRA section 17, or proper disposal. Persons other than registrants are allowed to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of product listed in Table 2 of Unit II. until existing 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 canceled product.

      List of Subjects

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      Dated: July 23, 2014.

      Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

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

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