[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 24, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8340-8341]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-3677]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0777; FRL-8813-9]


Maneb; Product Cancellation Order of a Certain Pesticide 
Registration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, 
voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of 
a product containing the pesticide maneb, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) 
of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as 
amended. This cancellation order follows a January 6, 2010 Federal 
Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the registrant, Drexel 
Chemical Company, to voluntarily cancel their product registration. 
This is not the last product containing this pesticide registered for 
use in the United States. In the January 6, 2010 notice, EPA indicated 
that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation, unless the 
Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period 
that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the 
registrant withdrew their request within this period. The Agency did 
not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not 
withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a 
cancellation order granting the requested cancellation. Any 
distribution, sale, or use of the product subject to this cancellation 
order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, 
including any existing stocks provisions.

DATES: The cancellation is effective February 24, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Briscoe, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8177; fax 
number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: Briscoe.Barbara@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-2009-0777. 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

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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 cancellation, as requested by registrant, 
of a product registered under section 3 of FIFRA. This registration is 
listed below in Table 1.

                  Table 1.--Maneb Product Cancellation
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          EPA Registration Number                   Product Name
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019713-00377                                Maneb Technical
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    Table 2 below includes the name and address of record for the 
registrant of the product listed in Table 1.

                Table 2.--Registrant of Canceled Product
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            EPA Company Number                Company Name and Address
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019713                                      Drexel Chemical Company
                                            1700 Channel Ave.
                                            P.O. Box 13327
                                            Memphis, TN 38113
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III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 
Comments

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the January 6, 2010 notice announcing the Agency's 
receipt of the request for voluntary cancellation of the product listed 
in Table 1.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellation of the maneb registration identified in Table 1. 
Accordingly, the Agency orders that the product registration identified 
in Table 1 is hereby canceled. Any distribution, sale, or use of 
existing stocks of the product identified in Table 1 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. 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. Due to a delay in the publication of the section 
6(f)(1) notice, dated January 6, 2010, the date allowed to sell or 
distribute existing stocks of the maneb technical will be changed from 
February 10, 2010 (as stated in the section 6(f) receipt notice) to 
until February 26, 2010. EPA is allowing sale, distribution and use in 
the cancellation order as described below.
    1. The registrant will be allowed to sell or distribute existing 
stocks of the maneb technical product identified in Table 1, until 
February 26, 2010.
    2. The registrant will be allowed to use existing stocks to 
formulate end-use products from the maneb technical product identified 
in Table 1, until March 10, 2010.
    3. Persons other than the registrant may use the maneb end use 
products until exhausted. Any use of existing stocks must be in a 
manner consistent with the previously approved labeling for that 
product.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.


    Dated: February 18, 2010.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.

[FR Doc. 2010-3677 Filed 2-23-10; 8:45 am]
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