[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 1357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-127]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2007N-0462]


Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 555.700 Revocation of Tolerances for 
Cancelled Pesticides (CPG 7120.29); Withdrawal

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the 
withdrawal of Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 555.700 Revocation of 
Tolerances for Cancelled Pesticides (CPG 7120.29) (CPG Sec. 555.700). 
CPG Sec. 555.700 is no longer necessary because the policy stated in 
the CPG is obsolete. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, 
FDA is announcing the availability of a draft revision of CPG Sec. 
575.100 Pesticide Chemical Residues in Food and Feed--Enforcement 
Criteria (CPG 7141.01) (CPG Sec 575.100).

DATES: The withdrawal is effective January 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit written requests for single copies of CPG Sec. 
555.700 to the Division of Compliance Policy (HFC-230), Office of 
Enforcement, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drug 
Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Send two self-
addressed adhesive labels to assist that office in processing your 
request or fax your request to 240-632-6861.
    A copy of the CPG may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management 
(HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, 
Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael E. Kashtock, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College 
Park, MD 20740-3835, 301-436-2022, FAX 301-436-2651.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CPG Sec. 555.700 stated FDA's policy to 
routinely establish action levels for pesticide chemical residues to 
replace tolerances that are revoked when the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) cancels registration for the pesticide under the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Such residues may persist 
in the environment for many years. Section 408(l)(4) of the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 346a(l)(4)), as amended by the 
Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, authorizes EPA to establish 
tolerances for pesticide chemical residues that will unavoidably 
persist in the environment. Therefore, because EPA may establish 
tolerances for such pesticide chemical residues, the policy set forth 
in CPG Sec. 555.700 is obsolete. Consequently, FDA is withdrawing CPG 
Sec. 555.700, in its entirety, to eliminate this obsolete policy.
    Previously established action levels are listed in FDA's CPG Sec. 
575.100 Pesticide Chemical Residues in Food and Feed--Enforcement 
Criteria (CPG 7141.01). A notice announcing availability of a draft 
revision of CPG Sec. 575.100 is published elsewhere in this issue of 
the Federal Register.

    Dated: December 31, 2007.
Margaret O'K. Glavin,
Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E8-127 Filed 1-7-08; 8:45 am]
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