[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48551-48554]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22921]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0503; FRL-8437-1]


Disulfoton and Methamidophos; Product Cancellation Order

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 
pesticide products containing disulfoton or methamidophos, pursuant to 
section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide 
Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a July 22, 
2009 Federal Register Notice of Receipt Requests (FRL-8427-2) from the 
disulfoton and methamidophos registrants to voluntarily cancel their 
product registrations. These are the last disulfoton and methamidophos 
products registered for use in the United States. In the July 22, 2009 
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 within this 
period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the 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 disulfoton 
and methamidophos products subject to this cancellation order is 
permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including 
any existing stock provisions.

DATES:  This order is effective on September 23, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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                                                        Office location
     Chemical Review Manager           Pesticide         for Mail and      Telephone Number     e-mail address
                                                        Special Courier
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Joy Schnackenbeck                 Methamidophos       Pesticide Re-       (703) 308-8072      schnackenbeck.joy@
                                                       evaluation                              epa.gov
                                                       Division, (7508P)
                                                      Environmental
                                                       Protection Agency.
                                                      1200 Pennsylvania
                                                       Ave., NW..
                                                      Washington, DC
                                                       20460-0001.
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Eric Miederhoff                   Disulfoton          Pesticide Re-       (703) 347-8028      miederhoff.eric@ep
                                                       evaluation                              a.gov
                                                       Division
                                                      Office of
                                                       Pesticide
                                                       Programs.
                                                      Environmental
                                                       Protection Agency.
                                                      1200 Pennsylvania
                                                       Ave., NW..
                                                      Washington, DC
                                                       20460-0001.
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                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATIONI. General Information

A. 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. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for these actions under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0503. Additional 
information regarding these pesticide active ingredients is available 
in: Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0054 for disulfoton and docket ID 
number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0842 for methamidophos. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the 
Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-
4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, 
VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket 
Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces the cancellations, as requested by 
registrants, of all disulfoton and methamidophos products registered 
under sections 3 and 24(c) of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in 
sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this Unit.

     Table 1.--Disulfoton and Methamidophos Products Subject to this
                           Cancellation Order
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       Registration Number           Product Name      Active Ingredient
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264-723                           Di-Syston 15%       Disulfoton
                                   Granular
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264-725                           Disulfoton          Disulfoton
                                   Technical
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264-729                           Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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264-734                           Disulfoton 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                   Systemic
                                   Insecticide
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264-741                           Monitor Technical   Methamidophos
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264-744                           Monitor 60%         Methamidophos
                                   Concentrate
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264-1020                          Monitor 4 Spray     Methamidophos
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264-1021                          Valent Monitor      Methamidophos
                                   Technical
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432-1286                          Systemic 2 in 1     Disulfoton
                                   Rose Care 10-10-
                                   10 Rose Food with
                                   Insecticide
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5481-8989                         Terraclor Super-X   Disulfoton
                                   Soil Fungicide
                                   With Di-Syston
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72155-49                          Flower Rose and     Disulfoton
                                   Shrub Care
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AR970004                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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CA050010                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                   Systemic
                                   Insecticide
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CA780163                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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CA810044                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                   Systemic
                                   Insecticide
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CA840192                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                   Systemic
                                   Insecticide
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CA980013                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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DE910002                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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FL800046                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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FL900003                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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GA900001                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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IN790001                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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LA040011                          Monitor 4 Liquid    Methamidophos
                                   Insecticide
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MD910009                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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MI060002                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                   Systemic
                                   Insecticide
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NC860005                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                   Systemic
                                   Insecticide
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NC880001                          Di- Syston 15%      Disulfoton
                                   Granular
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NC890007                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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NC920011                          Di- Syston 15%      Disulfoton
                                   Granular
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NJ960010                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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OH790008                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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OR040030                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                  Systemic
                                   Disulfoton.
                                  Insecticide.......
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OR050024                          Di- Syston          Disulfoton
                                   Disulfoton 8
                                   Emulsifiable
                                  Systemic
                                   Insecticide.
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SC780007                          Monitor 4 Liquid    Methamidophos
                                  Insecticide.......
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TN060002                          Monitor 4 Liquid    Methamidophos
                                  Insecticide.......
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TX860007                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                  Systemic
                                   Insecticide.
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TX910016                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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VA910005                          Monitor 4           Methamidophos
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WA040015                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                  Systemic
                                   Insecticide.
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WA040028                          Di-Syston 15%       Disulfoton
                                   Granular
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WA920026                          Di- Syston 8        Disulfoton
                                   Emulsifiable
                                  Systemic
                                   Insecticide.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record, in 
sequence by EPA company number, for all registrants of the products in 
Table 1.

               Table 2.--Registrants of Cancelled Products
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            EPA Company Number                Company Name and Address
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264                                         Bayer CropScience
                                            2 T.W. Alexander Drive
                                            Research Triangle Park,
                                             North Carolina 27709
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432                                         Bayer Environmental Science
                                            2 T.W. Alexander Drive
                                            PO Box 12014
                                            Research Triangle Park,
                                             North Carolina 27709
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5481                                        Amvac Corporation
                                            4695 Macarthur Court, Suite
                                             1250
                                            Newport Beach, California
                                             92660-1706
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72155                                       Bayer Advanced
                                            2 T.W. Alexander Drive
                                            PO Box 12014
                                            Research Triangle Park,
                                             North Carolina 27709
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III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 
Comments

    The Agency did not receive any comments on the Notice, published on 
July 22, 2009, that announced receipt of the requests for voluntary 
cancellation and opened a 30-day public comment period that ended on 
August 21, 2009.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellations of registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. 
Accordingly, the Agency orders that the disulfoton and methamidophos 
product registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II are to be 
canceled on their designated effective dates. For disulfoton FIFRA 
Section 3 products, the cancellations for EPA Reg. Nos. 264-723, 264-
734, 5481-8989, and 432-1286 are effective December 31, 2009. 
Cancellations for EPA Reg. Nos. 264-725 and 72155-49 are effective 
December 31, 2010. For all methamidophos products, cancellations are 
effective December 31, 2009. For both disulfoton and methamidophos, the 
effective cancellation dates for all FIFRA 24(c) Special Local Need 
registrations is December 31, 2009.
    Any distribution, sale or use of existing stock of the products 
identified in Table I of Unit II in a manner inconsistent with any of 
the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth in Unit VI 
will be considered a violation of FIFRA.

V. 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 Administrator may approve such 
a request.


VI. 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 cancellation order issued in this notice 
includes the following existing stock provisions. Bayer (Bayer 
CropScience, Bayer Environmental Science, and Bayer Advanced) may sell 
and distribute existing stocks of EPA Reg. Nos. 264-725, 264-729, 264-
734, 264-741, 264-744, 264-1020, 264-1021, and 432-1286 until December 
31, 2010. Bayer may sell and distribute existing stocks of EPA Reg. 
Nos. 264-723 and 72155-49 until June 30, 2011. Amvac Chemical Corp. may 
sell and distribute existing stocks of EPA Reg. No. 5481-8989 until 
December 31, 2010. For both methamidophos and disulfoton, Bayer and 
Amvac may sell and distribute existing stocks of State-registered 
products until December 31, 2010. For all affected methamidophos and 
disulfoton products, persons other than Bayer and AMVAC may sell and 
distribute existing stocks until exhausted. Use of the products 
canceled by this Notice may continue until existing stocks are 
exhausted, provided that such use is consistent with the terms of the 
previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled 
products. The foregoing applies to all products in Table 1, both State-
registered and federally-registered products.


List of Subject

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: September 16, 2009.
 Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-22921 Filed 9-22-09; 8:45 a.m.]
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