[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 20, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 3234]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-956]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0091; FRL-8806-8]


Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the 
following pesticide applicant. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for 
experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the 
limitations in the permit.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susanne Cerrelli, Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8077; e-mail 
address: cerrelli.susanne@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or 
sponsor research on pesticides, 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 information in this action, 
consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0091. 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.

II. EUP

    EPA has issued the following EUP:
    29964-EUP-6 --Issuance. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, 
Incorporated, 2450 Southeast Oak Tree Court, Ankeny, IA 50021. This EUP 
allows the use of the following plant-incorporated protectants:
    1. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material 
necessary (vector PHP8999) for its production in corn event TC1507 
[Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Unique 
Identifier: DAS-01507-1]
    2. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the 
genetic material necessary (vector PHP17662) for their production in 
corn event DAS-59122-7 (OECD Unique Identifier: DAS-59122-7)
    3. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin protein and the 
genetic material necessary (vector pZO1502) for its production in corn 
event Bt11 (OECD Unique Identifier: SYN-BT011-1)
    4. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin protein and the 
genetic material necessary (vector PV-ZMCT01) for its production in 
corn event MON 810 (OECD Unique Identifier: MON-00810-6)
    5. Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa20 insecticidal protein and the 
genetic material necessary (vector pNOV1300) in corn event MIR162 (OECD 
Unique Identifier: SYN-IR162-4)
    6. Bacillus thuringiensis mCry3A protein and the genetic material 
necessary (vector pZM26) in corn event MIR604 (OECD Unique Identifier: 
SYN-IR604-5)
    These plant-incorporated protectants will be planted in the 
following combinations:
     TC1507 x DAS-59122-7 x MON 810
     TC1507 x MON 810
     DAS-59122-7 x MON 810
     TC1507
     DAS-59122-7
     MON 810
     TC1507 x DAS-59122-7
     Bt11
     MIR604
     MIR162
     Bt11 x MIR604
     Bt11 x MIR162
     Bt11 x MIR162 x MIR604
     TC1507 x DAS-59122-7 x MON 810 x MIR162
     TC1507 x DAS-59122-7 x MON 810 x MIR604
     TC1507 x DAS-59122-7 x MIR162 x MIR604
     TC1507 x MON 810 x MIR162 x MIR604
     DAS-59122-7 x MON 810 x MIR162 x MIR604
     TC1507 x DAS-59122-7 x MIR162
     TC1507 x DAS-59122-7 x MIR604
     TC1507 x MON 810 x MIR162
     TC1507 x MON 810 x MIR604
     TC1507 x MIR162 x MIR604
     DAS-59122-7 x MON 810 x MIR162
     DAS-59122-7 x MON 810 x MIR604
     DAS-59122-7 x MIR162 x MIR604
     MON 810 x MIR162 x MIR604
     TC1507 x MIR162
     TC1507 x MIR604
     DAS-59122-7 x MIR162
     DAS-59122-7 x MIR604
     MON 810 x MIR162
     MON 810 x MIR604
     MIR162 x MIR604
    The quantity authorized equates to 68,066 pounds of corn seed 
[containing 62 grams (0.137 pounds) of Cry1F protein, 787 grams (1.74 
pounds) of Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins, 27 grams (0.060 pounds) of 
Cry1Ab protein, 347 grams (0.765 pounds) of Vip3Aa20 protein, and 11 
grams (0.024 pounds) of mCry3A protein] on 4,126 acres. The program is 
authorized only in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the States of 
Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, 
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, 
Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, 
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and 
Wisconsin. The EUP is effective from April 22, 2009, to March 31, 2010, 
and allows for trial protocols--concentrating on nursery/breeding 
observation, yield and agronomic evaluation, efficacy, insect 
resistance management, seed production, and regulatory studies--to be 
conducted. Under 40 CFR Part 174, permanent exemptions from tolerance 
have been established for residues of each of the active ingredients in 
or on all corn commodities.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136c.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Experimental use permits.

    Dated: January 7, 2010.
Keith A. Matthews,
Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-956 Filed 1-19-10; 8:45 am]
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