Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

 
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Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 156 (Wednesday, August 13, 2014)

Federal Register Volume 79, Number 156 (Wednesday, August 13, 2014)

Notices

Pages 47454-47456

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

FR Doc No: 2014-18961

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017; FRL-9914-00

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 June 4, 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 June 4, 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 did not receive any comments on the June 4, 2014 Federal Register notice. 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

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permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.

DATES: The cancellations are effective August 13, 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.

  2. What action is the agency taking?

    This notice announces the cancellation, as requested by registrants, of products registered under FIFRA section 3. 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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    000100-00867.................. Barricade F Prodiamine.

    Herbicide.

    000100-00879.................. Barricade G Prodiamine.

    Herbicide.

    000432-00799.................. AquaPy............. Piperonyl butoxide

    and pyrethrins (No

    inert use).

    000464-00664.................. Bioban CS-40L 4,4-

    Preservative. Dimethyloxazolidin

    e.

    001448-00371.................. Busan 1020L........ Metam-sodium.

    004713-00004.................. Kenya Pyrethrum Pyrethrins (No

    Extract Crude inert use).

    Concentrate A.

    007969-00057.................. Ronilan Vinclozolin.

    Manufacturer's

    Concentrate.

    007969-00085.................. Ronilan EG Vinclozolin.

    Fungicide.

    007969-00224.................. Curalan EG Vinclozolin.

    Fungicide.

    011603-00035.................. Bromotril Technical Bromoxynil

    octanoate.

    011603-00036.................. Agan Bromoxynil Bromoxynil

    Technical. octanoate.

    011603-00048.................. Nicosulfuron Nicosulfuron.

    Technical.

    019713-00299.................. Drexel Sanitizit... Phosphoric acid and

    dodecylbenzenesulf

    onic acid.

    040849-00056.................. Enforcer Flea MGK 264, pyrethrins

    Fogger XX. (No inert use),

    pyriproxyfen, and

    permethrin.

    046386-00002.................. Prometrex Technical Prometryn.

    053883-00241.................. CSI Wipe & Spray Stabilene,

    Insecticide. pyrethrins (No

    inert use), and

    piperonyl

    butoxide.

    072159-00002.................. ImidaPro 2SC Imidacloprid.

    Systemic

    Insecticide.

    073801-00002.................. Permethrin Permethrin.

    Technical.

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    Table 2 of this unit 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 Table 1 of this unit.

    Table 2--Registrants of Cancelled Products

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    EPA company No. Company name and address

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    100............................... Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, 410

    Swing Rd., P.O. Box 18300,

    Greensboro, NC 27419-8300

    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

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

    North McLean Blvd., Memphis, TN

    38108

    4713.............................. Pyrethrum Board of Kenya, Agent:

    Regwest Company, LLC, 8203 West

    20th St., Suite A, Greeley, CO

    80634-4696

    7969.............................. BASF Corporation, Agricultural

    Products, 26 Davis Dr., P.O. Box

    13528, Research Triangle Park, NC

    27709-3528

    11603............................. Agan Chemical Manufacturing, LTD,

    Agent: Makhteshim-Agan of North

    America, Inc., 3120 Highwoods

    Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604

    19713............................. Drexel Chemical Company, P.O. Box

    13327, Memphis, TN 38113-0327

    40849............................. ZEP Commercial Sales & Service, A

    Unit of Zep, Inc., Agent:

    Compliance Services, 1259 Seaboard

    Industrial Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA

    30318

    46386............................. Verolit Chemical, Manufacturers,

    LTD, Agent: Makhteshim-Agan of

    North America, Inc., 3120 Highwoods

    Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604

    53883............................. Control Solutions, Inc., 5903 Genoa-

    Red Bluff Rd., Pasadena, TX 77507-

    1041

    72159............................. Agrisel USA, Inc., Agent: Biologic,

    Inc., 115 Obtuse Hill Rd.,

    Brookfield, CT 06804

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    73801............................. Tagros Chemicals India, LTD, Agent:

    Biologic, Inc., 115 Obtuse Hill

    Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804

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

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments in response to the June 4, 2014 Federal Register notice announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellations of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II.

  4. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(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 13, 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. will be a violation of FIFRA.

  5. 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 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 June 4, 2014 (79 FR 32288) (FRL-

    9910-97). The comment period closed on July 7, 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. For Products 000464-00664, 011603-00048, and 053883-00241

      The registrants have indicated to the Agency via written response that there are no existing stocks of technical or end use products. Therefore, no existing stocks date is necessary. Registrants are 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 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. For Products 007969-00057, 007969-00085, and 007969-00224

      The registrant has indicated to the Agency via letter that all registrations for the active ingredient vinclozolin will be phased out. Because the Agency has identified no significant potential risk concerns associated with these pesticide products, EPA is allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of these products until December 31, 2016. Thereafter, registrants, and persons other than registrants, are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products containing vinclozolin identified in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Existing stocks of products containing vinclozolin already in the hands of users can be used legally until such stocks are exhausted, provided that the use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled products.

    3. For All Other Products Identified in Table 1 of Unit II.

      Registrants may continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II. until August 13, 2015, which is 1 year after the publication of the Cancellation Order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing the pesticides listed in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons other than registrants may sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II. 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 canceled products.

      List of Subjects

      Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

      Dated: July 29, 2014.

      Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

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

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