[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 6, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 864-869]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-31192]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0045; FRL-8801-5]


Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for 
Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial 
filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 5, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket 
identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) for 
the petition of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one 
of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). 
Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID number and the 
pesticide petition number of interest as shown in the body of this 
document. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person, with telephone 
number and e-mail address, is listed at the end of each pesticide 
petition summary. You may also reach each contact person by mail at 
Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the person listed at the end of the pesticide petition 
summary of interest.

B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

     1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
     2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
    ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the 
Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population 
who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other 
factors, may have a typical or disproportionately high and adverse 
human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the 
pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general 
population.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

     EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide 
chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that 
the pesticide petitions described in this notice contain the data or 
information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not 
fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or 
whether the data support granting of the pesticide petitions. 
Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination 
on these pesticide petitions.
     Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of this notice, prepared by the petitioner, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), (21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3)), 
EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food 
commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained 
through the petition summary referenced in this unit.

New Tolerances

    1. PPs 2E6426 and 9E7625. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0843). The Interregional 
Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, 
Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 
180 for residues of the herbicide linuron, (3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1-
methoxy-1-methylurea), and its metabolites convertible to 3,4-
dichloroaniline, calculated as linuron, in or on pea, dry at 0.07 parts 
per million (ppm); parsley, leaves at 2.5 ppm; and parsley, dried 
leaves at 7.0 ppm for PP 9E7625; and horseradish at 0.050 ppm for PP 
2E6426. Adequate enforcement methods are available for the 
determination of linuron in plant and animal commodities. The Pesticide 
Analytical Manual (PAM) Vol. II, lists a colorimetric method (Method I, 
Bleidner et. al.,) and a paper chromatographic method (Method II). 
Residues of diuron may interfere in Method I. A modified version of 
Method I, which includes a cellulose column step to separate linuron 
from diuron, is currently the preferred method for the enforcement of 
tolerances. Both of these methods determine linuron and all metabolites 
hydrolyzable to 3,4-dichloroaniline and have limits of detection of 
0.05 ppm. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390; nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    2. PP 9E7573. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0823). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, proposes to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
difenoconazole, 1-[2-[2-chloro-4-(4-chlorophenoxy)phenyl]-4-methyl-1,3-
dioxolan-2-ylmethyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole, in or on mango at 0.09 parts 
per million (ppm) and waxapple at 1.5 ppm. The practical analytical 
method (AG-575B) was submitted for detecting and measuring levels of 
difenoconazole in or on food with a limit of quantification (LOQ) that 
allows monitoring of food with residues at or above the levels set in 
the proposed tolerances. Method REM 147.08 is also available for 
enforcement method, for the determination of residues of difenoconazole 
in crops. Residues are qualified by liquid chromatography/mass 
spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Contact: Rosemary Kearns, 
(703) 305-5611; kearns.rosemary@epa.gov.

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    3. PP 9E7577. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0797). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, in cooperation with Canyon Group LLC., c/o Gowan Company, 370 
South Main St., Yuma, AZ 85364, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 
CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide halosulfuron-methyl, methyl 
3-chloro-5-[[[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-
pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]-1-methyl-1 H-pyrazole-4-
carboxylate, and its metabolites and degradates (compliance with the 
tolerance level specified is to be determined by measuring only those 
halosulfuron-methyl residues convertible to 3-chloro-1-methyl-5-
sulfamoylpyrazole-4-carboxylic acid, expressed as the stoichiometric 
equivalent of halosulfuron-methyl) in or on pea and bean, succulent 
shelled, subgroup 6B; pea and bean, dried shelled, except soybean, 
subgroup 6C; vegetables, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; bushberry, 
subgroup 13-07B; apple; rhubarb; and okra at 0.05 ppm. A practical 
analytical method, gas chromatography with a nitrogen-specific 
detector, is available for enforcement purposes. The limit of detection 
is 0.003 ppm. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610; 
jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
     4. PPs 9E7588 and 9F7589. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0636). Bayer 
CropScience LP., 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 
27709, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide indaziflam, N-[(1R,2S)-2,3-dihydro-2,6-
dimethyl-1H-inden-1-yl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine]-6-(1-fluoroethyl)] 
and its fluoroethyl-indaziflam metabolite, in or on fruit, pome, group 
11; fruit, citrus, group 10; fruit, stone, group 12; nut, tree, group 
14; pistachio; grape; and olive at 0.01 ppm; almond, hulls at 0.2 ppm 
PP 9F7589; and the import tolerance for sugarcane, sugar, refined at 
0.01 ppm PP 9E7588. Indaziflam residues are quantified in raw 
agricultural commodities by high pressure liquid chromatography/triple 
stage quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) using the stable 
isotopically labeled analytes as internal standards. The LOQ of each 
analyte was 0.005 ppm for all commodities. Contact: Beth Benbow, (703) 
347-8072; benbow.bethany@epa.gov.
    5. PP 9E7604. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0813). Interregional Research 
Project No. 4, 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ, 08540-
6635, in cooperation with Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, NC 
27709, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium (butanoic acid, 2-amino-
4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl)-monoammonium salt) and its metabolites, 2-
acetamido-4-methylphosphinico-butanoic acid and 3-methylphosphinico-
propionic acid, expressed as 2-amino-4-
(hydroxymethylphosphinyl)butanoic acid equivalents, in or on corn, 
sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.2 ppm; corn, sweet, 
forage at 4.0 ppm; and corn, sweet, stover at 6.0 ppm. The enforcement 
analytical method utilizes gas chromatography for detecting and 
measuring levels of glufosinate-ammonium and its metabolites with a 
general limit of quantification of 0.05 ppm. This method allows 
detection of residues at or above the proposed tolerances. Contact: 
Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610; jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
     6. PP 9E7607. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0814). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, in cooperation with Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., 410 Swing 
Rd., Greensboro, NC 27419, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 
part 180 for residues of the herbicide, S-metolachlor,S-2-chloro-N-(2-
ethyl-6-methylphenyl)-N-(2-methoxy-1-methylethyl) acetamide, its R-
enantiomer, and its metabolites, determined as the derivatives, 2-[(2-
ethyl-6-methylphenyl)amino]-1-propanol and 4-(2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl)-
2-hydroxy-5-methyl-3-morpholinone, each expressed as the parent 
compound, in or on carrot at 0.3 ppm; cucumber, okra, sesame seed, and 
sorghum sweet, at 0.1 ppm; Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B, and 
turnip, greens at 1.2 ppm; melon, subgroup 9A, and caneberry, subgroup 
13-07A at 0.08 ppm; blueberry, lowbush at 1.4 ppm; bushberry, subgroup 
13-07B at 0.15 ppm; onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A at 0.1 ppm; and onion, 
green, subgroup 3-07B at 2.0 ppm. The Pesticide Analytical Manual (PAM) 
Vol. II, Pesticide Regulation 180.368 lists a GC/NPD method (Method 1) 
for determining residues in/on plants and a gas chromatography/mass 
spectrum detector (GC/MSD) method for determining residues in livestock 
commodities. These methods determine residues of S-metolachlor and its 
metabolites as either CGA-37913 or CGA-49751 following acid hydrolysis. 
The LOQ for the method is 0.03 ppm for CGA-37913 and 0.05 ppm for CGA-
49751. Syngenta has also developed a chiral specific analytical method 
to allow for the determination of residues that are specific to S-
metolachlor. It is this chiral specific method that Syngenta and IR-4 
proposes for future use as the analytical enforcement method in support 
of these requested tolerances. Syngenta No. 1848-01 was used in several 
of the studies in this petition to analyze agricultural commodities. 
The latter chiral specific method is the same as the updated tolerance 
enforcement method, except that chiral chromatography and LC/MS/MS are 
used to separate and quantitate the hydrolysis products SYN-506357 (s-
configured enantiomer of CGA-37913) and SYN-508500 (s-configured 
enantiomer of CGA-49751). Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610; 
jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
     7. PP 9E7611. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0774). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, in cooperation with Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., 410 Swing 
Rd., Greensboro, NC 27419, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 
part 180 for residues of the fungicide chlorothalonil 
(tetrachloroisophthalonitrile) and its metabolite 4-hydroxy-2,5,6-
trichloroisophthalonitrile, in or on berry, low growing subgroup 13-07G 
at 0.01 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 1 ppm; onion, bulb, subgroup 
3-07A at 0.5 ppm; and onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 5 ppm. An 
adequate residue analytical method (gas chromatography) is available 
for enforcement purposes. The method is listed in the PAM Vol. II. 
Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610; jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
     8. PP 9E7612. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0775). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide flutolanil, N-(3-(1-methylethoxy)phenyl)-2-
(trifluoromethyl)benzamide and its metabolites converted to 2-
(trifluoromethyl) benzoic acid and calculated as flutolanil in or on 
ginseng at 3.5 ppm; vegetable, Brassica, leafy, group 5 at 0.11 ppm; 
and turnip, greens at 0.11 ppm. Residues of flutolanil and M-4 are 
extracted from macerated samples with acetone or a mixture of methanol 
and water. For cabbage and ginseng, an aliquot of the extract is 
diluted with water and analyzed using high performance liquid 
chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). For 
broccoli and mustard greens, the acetone extract is diluted with water 
and the residues are partitioned into a mixture of ethyl acetate and

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dichloromethane. This solvent is dispelled and the residue is 
reconstituted in acetone for purification through Florisil. The 
purified eluent is taken to dryness and the residues are reconstituted 
in a mixture of acetonitrile and water. Residues of flutolanil and M-4 
are chromatographed and quantified using an HPLC-MS/MS. The LOQ is 0.05 
ppm for each flutolanil and M-4. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390; 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
     9. PP 9E7615. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0801). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide cyazofamid, 4-chloro-2-cyano-N,N-dimethyl-5-
(4-methylphenyl)-1H-imidazole-1-sulfonamide and its metabolite CCIM, 4-
chloro-5-(4-methylphenyl)-1H-imidazole-2-carbonitrile, expressed as 
cyazofamid, in or on Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A at 1.2 ppm; 
Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B at 12.0 ppm; turnip, greens at 12.0 
ppm; spinach at 9.0 ppm; and hops at 10.0 ppm. Residues of cyazofamid 
and CCIM were extracted from samples (5 g. for broccoli, cabbage, 
mustard greens & spinach; 1 g. for hops) with acetonitrile. The 
combined extracts were partitioned with hexane and then reduced to 1-2 
mL. The residues were dissolved in 20% acetonitrile/water and passed 
through a Nexus or Strat-X Polymeric solid phase extraction column 
(SPE). The residues were eluted with 60/40 acetonitrile/water and then 
diluted in 50/50 acetonitrile/water. The samples were quantitated by 
liquid chromatography (LC)/MS/MS. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-
7390; nollen.laura@epa.gov.
     10. PPs 8F7358 and 8F7463. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0364). Bayer 
CropScience, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 
proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of 
the fungicide fluopyram (N-[2-[3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-
pyridinyl]ethyl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide) in or on grape at 2.0 
ppm; strawberry at 2.0 ppm; and tomato at 1.0 ppm for (PP 8F7358); and 
alfalfa; forage at 0.25 ppm; alfalfa; hay at 0.80 ppm; almond; hulls at 
8.0 ppm; apple; wet pomace at 2.5 ppm; artichoke at 2.0 ppm; banana at 
1.0 ppm; beet; sugar; roots at 0.10 ppm; berry; lowgrowing; subgroup 
13-07G at 2.0 ppm; Brassica; head and stem; subgroup 5A at 3.0 ppm; 
Brassica; leafy greens; subgroup 5B at 35 ppm; bushberries; subgroup 
13-07B at 10 ppm; caneberries; subgroup 13-07A at 5.0 ppm; citrus; oil 
at 10 ppm; corn; sweet; kernel plus cob with husk removed at 0.10 ppm; 
cotton; gin byproducts at 0.05 ppm; cotton; undelinted seed at 0.10 
ppm; fruit; citrus; group 10 at 1.0 ppm; fruit; pome; group 11 at 1.0 
ppm; fruit; small; vine; climbing; except fuzzy kiwifruit; subgroup 13-
07F at 2.0 ppm; fruit; stone; group 12 at 2.0 ppm; grain; cereal; 
forage; fodder and straw; group 16; except rice; forage at 8.0 ppm; 
grain; cereal; forage; fodder and straw; group 16; except rice; hay; 
straw and stover at 14 ppm; grain; cereal; forage; fodder and straw; 
group 16; except rice; aspirated fractions at 50 ppm; grain; cereal; 
group 15; except rice and sweet corn at 3.0 ppm; grape; raisin at 3.5 
ppm; grass; forage; fodder and hay; group 17; forage at 80 ppm; grass; 
forage; fodder and hay; group 17; hay at 30 ppm; herbs; subgroup 19A; 
fresh at 50 ppm; herbs; subgroup 19A; dried at 260 ppm; hop; dried 
cones at 100 ppm; nut; tree; group (including pistachio) 14 at 0.05 
ppm; okra at 8.0 ppm; oilseed; group 20; except cotton at 5.0 ppm; 
onion; bulb; subgroup 3-07A at 0.30 ppm; onion; green; subgroup 3-07B 
at 20 ppm; peanut at 0.05 ppm; peanut; hay at 50 ppm; pepper; non-bell 
at 8.0 ppm; potato; processed potato waste at 0.15 ppm; soybean; 
aspirated fractions at 70 ppm; soybean; forage at 8.0 ppm; soybean; hay 
at 30 ppm; soybean; hulls at 0.40 ppm; soybean; seed at 0.30 ppm; 
spices; except black pepper; subgroup 19B at 100 ppm; vegetable; 
cucurbit; group 9 at 1.0 ppm; vegetable; foliage of legume; except 
soybean; subgroup 7A; forage at 30 ppm; vegetable; foliage of legume; 
except soybean; subgroup 7A; hay at 75 ppm; vegetable; foliage of 
legume; except soybean; subgroup 7A; vines at 16 ppm; vegetable; 
fruiting; except non-bell pepper; group 8 at 1.0 ppm; vegetable; leafy; 
except Brassica; group 4 at 35 ppm; vegetable; leaves of root and 
tuber; group 2 at 30 ppm; vegetable; legume; edible podded; subgroup 6A 
at 2.0 ppm; vegetable; legume; succulent shelled; subgroup 6B at 0.20 
ppm; vegetable; pea and bean; dried shelled (except soybean); subgroup 
6C at 0.50 ppm; vegetable; root and tuber; except sugarbeet; subgroup 
1B at 0.50 ppm; and vegetable; tuberous and corm; subgroup 1C at 0.05 
ppm.
    Furthermore, Bayer CropScience proposes to establish a tolerance in 
40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide fluopyram (N-[2-[3-
chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]ethyl]-2-
(trifluoromethyl)benzamide) and its metabolite 2-(trifluoro methyl) 
benzamide, expressed in parent equivalents in/on the animal commodities 
cattle; fat at 0.10 ppm; cattle; meat at 0.10 ppm; cattle; meat 
byproducts; except liver at 0.10 ppm; cattle; liver at 1.2 ppm; eggs at 
0.1 ppm; goat; fat at 0.10 ppm; goat; meat at 0.10 ppm; goat; meat 
byproducts; except liver at 0.10 ppm; goat; liver at 1.2 ppm; hog; fat 
at 0.01 ppm; hog; meat at 0.01 ppm; hog; meat byproducts; except liver 
at 0.01 ppm; hog; liver at 0.15 ppm; horse; fat at 0.10 ppm; horse; 
meat at 0.10 ppm; horse; meat byproducts; except liver at 0.10 ppm; 
horse; liver at 1.2 ppm; milk at 1.2 ppm; poultry; fat at 0.05 ppm; 
poultry; meat at 0.03 ppm; poultry; meat byproducts at 0.20 ppm; sheep; 
fat at 0.10 ppm; sheep; meat at 0.10 ppm; sheep; meat byproducts; 
except liver at 0.10 ppm; and sheep; liver at 1.2 ppm for (P 8F7463).
    Fluopyram was determined to be the only analyte required for 
analysis based on the metabolic profile in plants, the short pre-
harvest intervals analyzed, and results from preliminary residues 
trials in Europe. The analytical method involves, solvent extraction, 
filtration, and addition of an isotopically labeled internal standard 
followed by solid phase extraction. Quantitation is by high performance 
liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry 
(LC/MS/MS). Contact: Shaja B. Joyner, (703) 308-3194; 
joyner.shaja@epa.gov.
     11. PP 8F7509. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0796). Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 
1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA, proposes to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide bispyribac-
sodium; benzoic acid; 2,6-bis-((4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)oxy)-, 
sodium salt; and its des-methyl metabolite, sodium 2-(4,6-
dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)oxy-6-(4-hydroxy-6-methoxypyrimidin-2-yl) 
benzoate in or on freshwater fish tissue at 0.01 ppm. Practical 
analytical methods for detecting and measuring levels of bispyribac-
sodium and its metabolites have been developed and validated in/on all 
appropriate plant and animal matrices. An analytical method for 
detecting bispyribac-sodium and its des methyl metabolite (KIH 2023) in 
fish tissue has been submitted with this petition. The LOQ of 
bispyribac-sodium and the metabolite in the analytical method for fish 
tissue is 10 ppb (0.01 ppm); which will allow monitoring for residues 
at the levels proposed for the tolerances. Contact: Hope Johnson, (703) 
305-5410; johnson.hope@epa.gov.
    12. PP 9F7560. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0717). K-I CHEMICAL U.S.A., Inc., 
c/o Landis International, Inc., P.O. Box 5126, Valdosta, GA 31603-5126, 
proposes to establish a tolerance in 40

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CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide pyroxasulfone, 3-[(5-
(difluoromethoxy)-1-methyl-3(trifluoromethyl) pyrazole-4-
ylmethylsulfonyl]-4,5-dihydro-5,5-dimethyl-1,2-oxazole and its major 
metabolites M-1,5-difluoromethoxy-1-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-1H-
pyrazol-4-ylmethanesulfonic acid, M-3,5-difluoromethoxy-1-methyl-3-
trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-carboxylic acid, and M-25, (5-
difluoromethoxy-3-trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)methanesulfonic acid 
in or on field corn kernel at 0.01 ppm; field corn forage at 0.15 ppm; 
field corn stover at 0.15 ppm; field corn meal at 0.01 ppm; field corn 
grits at 0.01 ppm; field corn flour at 0.01 ppm; field corn starch at 
0.01 ppm; field corn oil (wet and dry milled) at 0.01 ppm; sweet corn 
ears at 0.02 ppm; sweet corn forage at 0.15 ppm; sweet corn stover at 
0.15 ppm; wheat grain at 0.02 ppm; wheat forage at 0.2 ppm; wheat straw 
at 0.2 ppm; soybean seed at 0.05 ppm; soybean forage at 1.0 ppm; 
soybean hay at 2.0 ppm; soybean meal at 0.05 ppm; soybean hulls at 0.02 
ppm; and soybean refined oils at 0.01 ppm. Practical analytical 
methodology has been submitted for detecting levels of pyroxasulfone 
and its major metabolites (M-1, M-3, and M-25) based upon extraction of 
matrices with acetonitrile or aqueous methanol followed by various 
cleanup steps depending on the matrix and analyte. Analysis was 
performed using LC/MS/MS. Contact: Michael Walsh, (703) 308-2972; 
walsh.michael@epa.gov.
     13. PP 9F7582. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0737). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, proposes to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
thiamethoxam (3-[(2-chloro-5-thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-N-
nitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine) (CAS Reg. No. 153719-23-4) and its 
metabolite [N-(2-chloro-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N'-methyl-N'-nitro-
guanidine in or on onion, dry bulb at 0.03 ppm. Syngenta Crop 
Protection, Inc., has submitted practical analytical methodology for 
detecting and measuring levels of thiamethoxam in or on raw 
agricultural commodities. This method is based on crop specific clean-
up procedures and determination by liquid chromatography with either 
ultraviolet (UV) or mass spectrometry (MS) detections. The limit of 
detection (LOD) for each analyte of this method is 1.25 ng injected for 
samples analyzed by UV and 0.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by MS, 
and the limit of quantification (LOQ) is 0.005 ppm for milk and juices; 
and 0.01 ppm for all other substrates. Contact: Julie Chao, (703) 308-
8735; chao.julie@epa.gov.
    14. PP 9F7624. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0833). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., PO Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, proposes to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide fluazifop-p-
butyl in or on banana and plantains at 0.01 ppm; citrus (whole fruit), 
citrus (oil), and citrus (juice) at 0.05 ppm; citrus (dried pulp) at 
0.40 ppm; grapes at 0.01 ppm; sugarbeet (root) at 0.25 ppm; sugarbeet 
(top) at 1.5 ppm; sugarbeet (dried pulp) at 1.0 ppm; and sugarbeet 
(molasses) at 3.5 ppm. Syngenta has developed and validated analytical 
methodology for enforcement purposes. This method has been submitted to 
the Agency and is in PAM Vol. II, Method II. An extensive database of 
method validation data using this method on various crop commodities is 
available. Contact: Michael Walsh, (703) 308-2972; 
walsh.michael@epa.gov.

Amended Tolerances

     1. PP 9E7598. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0812). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, in cooperation with Arysta LifeScience North America LLC., 15401 
Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513, proposes to amend the 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180.599 by revising the tolerance expression 
to read tolerances are established for the residues of the insecticide 
acequinocyl, including its metabolites and degradates. Compliance with 
the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by measuring only 
the sum of acequinocyl, 2-(acetyloxy)-3-dodecyl-1,4-naphthalenedione, 
and its metabolite, 2-dodecyl-3-hydroxy-1,4-napthoquinone, calculated 
as the stoichiometric equivalent of acequinocyl and by establishing a 
tolerance for the residues of acequinocyl, including its metabolites 
and degradates in or on vegetables, fruiting, group 8 at 0.7 ppm; okra 
at 0.7 ppm; bean, edible podded at 0.25 ppm; and hop, dried cones at 
3.5 ppm. The analytical method to quantitated residues of acequinocyl 
and acequinocyl-OH in/on fruit crops utilizes high pressure liquid 
chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS) detection for fruiting 
vegetables; crop group 8 (tomatoes and peppers) and LC/MS/MS for snap-
bean; edible podded; and hop; dried cones. The lowest level for method 
validation (LLMV) was 0.01 ppm for acequinocyl and 0.025 ppm for 
acequinocyl-OH. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610; 
jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    2. PP 9E7625. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0843). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, proposes to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.184(c) by deleting 
the regional tolerance for residues of the herbicide linuron, (3-(3,4-
dichlorophenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methylurea) and its metabolites convertible 
to 3,4-dichloroaniline, calculated as linuron, in or on parsley, leaves 
at 0.25 ppm. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390; 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    3. PP 9F7576. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0673). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis 
Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to amend by increasing 
the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.361 for the combined residues of the 
herbicide pendimethalin, N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6-
dinitrobenzenamine, and its metabolite 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2-
methyl-3,5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol in or on alfalfa forage to 3.5 ppm. In 
plants, the method is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column clean-
up, and quantitation by gas chromatograph (GC). The method has a LOQ of 
0.05 ppm for pendimethalin and the alcohol metabolite. Contact: Philip 
V. Errico, (703) 305-6663; errico.philip@epa.gov.

New Tolerance Exemptions

    1. PP 9E7580. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0692). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W., 
Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 
proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
for residues of [alpha]-isotridecyl-[omega]-methoxy-poly(oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl) (CAS No. 345642-79-7) when used as a pesticide inert 
ingredient surfactant in pesticide formulations under 40 CFR 180.920 in 
or on all raw agricultural commodities. Since the petitioner is 
requesting a tolerance exemption, an analytical method for residues of 
the inert in food crops in not required. Contact: Deirdre Sunderland, 
(703) 603-0851; sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov.
    2. PP 9E7634. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0845). Wacker Chemical Corporation, 
3301 Sutton Rd., Adrian, MI 49221-9397, proposes to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 
tetraethoxysilane, polymer with hexamethyldisiloxane with a minimum 
number average molecule weight (in AMU) of 2,500 (CAS No. 104133-09-7) 
in or on all raw agricultural commodities when used as a pesticide 
inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. Since the petitioner is 
requesting a tolerance exemption, an analytical method for residues of 
the inert in food crops in not required.

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Contact: Deirdre Sunderland, (703) 603-0851; 
sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, 
Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Dated: December 16, 2009.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. E9-31192 Filed 1-5-10; 8:45 am]
Billing Code 6560-50-S