[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 130 (Wednesday, July 8, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36900-36901]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-18079]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPP-30427B/30442A; FRL-5799-2]


Certain Companies; Approval of Pesticide Product Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications to 
register the pesticide products Game Stop, M-97-002 Kaolin, M-97-009 
Kaolin, and M-96-018 Kaolin, containing active ingredients not included 
in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of 
section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide 
Act (FIFRA), as amended.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Action Leader, 
Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511C), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., 
Washington, DC 20460, listed in the table below:

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                                   Office location/                     
   Regulatory Action Leader        telephone number          Address    
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Driss Benmhend................  Rm. 37, 9th floor, CM   1921 Jefferson  
                                 #2, 703-308-9525, e-    Davis Hwy,     
                                 mail:                   Arlington, VA  
                                 benmhend.driss@epamai
l.epa.gov.                             
Sheila Moats..................  Rm. 14, 9th floor, CM   Do.             
                                 #2, 703-308-1259, e-                   
                                 mail:                                  
                                 moats.sheila@epamail.
epa.gov.                               
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Availability: Electronic copies of this document and the 
Fact Sheet 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/).
    EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of January 
22, 1997 (62 FR 3287) (FRL-5582-4), which announced that Themac 
Incorporation P.O. Box 5209, Valdosta, GA 31603-5209, had submitted an 
application to register the pesticide product Game Stop a vertebrate 
repellent (EPA File Symbol 70061-R), containing the new active 
ingredient fish oil at 11.6 percent, an active ingredient not included 
in any previously registered product.
    The application was approved on March 6, 1998, as Game Stop, (EPA 
Registration Number 70061-1) for terrestrial use application of liquid 
formulation to foliage and twigs of trees, shrubs, and ornamental 
plants which are fed upon by rabbits and deer. (S. Moats)
    EPA also published a notice in the Federal Register of October 30, 
1997 (62 FR 58729) (FRL-5751-4), which announced that Engelhard 
Corporation, 101 Wood Avenue, Iselin, NJ 08830, had submitted 
applications to register the pesticide products M-97-002, M-97-009, and 
M-96-018 (EPA File Symbols 70060-E, 70060-R, and 70060-G) containing 
the active ingredient kaolin at 99.4, 100, and 98.8 percent 
respectively, an active ingredient not included in any previously 
registered products.
    The applications for these products were approved on March 17, 
1998, as M-97-002 Kaolin, M-97-009 Kaolin, and M-97-018 Kaolin, as a 
broad spectrum agricultural repellent/protectant for controlling damage 
to crops from various insects, mites, fungal, and bacterial diseases 
(EPA Registration Numbers 70060-2, 70060-1, and 70060-3), respectively. 
(D. Benmhend)
    The Agency has considered all required data on risks associated 
with the proposed use of fish oil and kaolin, and information on 
social, economic, and environmental benefits to be derived from use. 
Specifically, the Agency has considered the nature of the chemical and 
its pattern of use, application methods and rates, and level and extent 
of potential exposure. Based on these reviews, the Agency was able to 
make basic health safety determinations which show that use of fish oil 
and kaolin when used in accordance with widespread and commonly 
recognized practice, will not generally cause unreasonable adverse 
effects to the environment.
    More detailed information on these registrations is contained in an 
EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet on fish oil and kaolin.
    A copy of these fact sheets, which provide a summary description of 
the pesticides, use patterns and formulations, science findings, and 
the Agency's regulatory position and rationale, may be obtained from 
the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal 
Road, Springfield, VA 22161.
    In accordance with section 3(c)(2) of FIFRA, a copy of the approved 
label, the list of data references, the data and other scientific 
information used to support registration, except for material 
specifically protected by section 10 of FIFRA, are available for public 
inspection in the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch, 
Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 119, CM #2, 
Arlington, VA 22202 (703-305-5805). Requests for data must be made in 
accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and 
must be addressed to the Freedom of Information Office (A-101), 401 M 
St., SW., Washington, D.C. 20460. Such requests should: (1) Identify 
the product name and registration number and (2) specify the data or 
information desired.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Product 
registration.

    Dated: June 24, 1998.

Janet L. Andersen,

Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 98-18079 Filed 7-7-98; 8:45 am]
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