[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 3, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5584-5585]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2147]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0206; FRL-8806-6]


Fipronil; Product Cancellation Order and Amendment to Terminate 
Uses

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's cancellation order and amendment 
to terminate uses of products containing the pesticide fipronil, 
pursuant to section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows 
the November 15, 2009 expirations of conditional registrations and in 
one case expiration of a use. These are not the last fipronil products 
registered for use in the United States. Any distribution, sale, or use 
of the fipronil products subject to this cancellation order is 
permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including 
any existing stocks provisions.

DATES: The expirations occurred on November 15, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Gebken, Registration Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-6701; fax number: (703) 305-6920; e-mail address: 
gebken.richard@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. 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?

    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0206. 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. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces the expiration of certain corn-in-furrow and 
turfgrass end-use fipronil products registered under section 3 of 
FIFRA. This notice also announces the amendment to terminate uses of 
all corn-in-furrow end-use fipronil products registered under section 3 
of FIFRA, and this notice serves as a cancellation order to provide for 
existing stocks of affected products. These registrations are listed in 
sequence by registration number in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit.

                Table 1.--Fipronil Product Cancellations
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          EPA Registration Number                   Product Name
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7969-206                                    Regent 1.5G
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7969-208                                    Regent 80WG
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7969-212                                    H&G 61748 / ``Over n
                                             Out''432-1451 BES 1000
                                             Insecticide
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   Table 2.--Fipronil Product Registration Amendment to Terminate Uses
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          EPA Registration Number                   Product Name
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7969-207                                    Regent 4SC
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    Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit, in 
sequence by EPA company number.

   Table 3.--Registrants of Cancelled and/or Amended Fipronil Products
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            EPA Company Number                Company Name and Address
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432                                         Bayer Environmental Science2
                                             T. W. Alexander Drive
                                             Research Triangle Park, NC
                                             27709
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7969                                        BASF Corporation P.O. Box
                                             1352826 Davis Drive
                                             Research Triangle Park, NC
                                             27709
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III. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 3, EPA hereby announces the expirations, 
of fipronil registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II and 
expiration of the corn-in-furrow use for the registration in Table 2 of 
Unit II. The Agency considers the expiration of a time limited 
registration to be a cancellation under section 3 of FIFRA, for 
purposes of section 6(a)(1) of FIFRA. Any distribution, sale, or use of 
existing stocks of the cancelled products or terminated uses identified 
in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II in a manner inconsistent with any of the 
Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth in Unit IV will 
be considered a violation of FIFRA.

IV. 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 stocks provisions.
    1. The registrant may continue to sell or distribute existing 
stocks of fipronil products identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II 
with previously approved labeling until May 15, 2011.
    2. Persons other than the registrant may continue to sell or 
distribute existing stocks of fipronil products identified in Tables 1 
and 2 of Unit II with previously approved labeling until such stocks 
are exhausted.
    3. Persons other than the registrant may use existing stocks of 
fipronil products identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II until 
existing stocks are exhausted. Any use of existing stocks must be in a 
manner consistent with the previously approved labeling for that 
product.


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List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Cancellation order.

    Dated: January 19, 2010.
 Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-2147 Filed 2-2-10; 8:45 a.m.]
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