[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8942-8943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-4083]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0977; FRL-8813-6]


Maneb; Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide 
Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Order.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, 
voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of 
products 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 Requests from the registrant, Drexel 
Chemical Company, to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. 
These are not the last products 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 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 registrant withdrew their requests within this period. The 
Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the 
registrant 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 the products subject 
to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the 
terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.

DATES: The cancellations are effective February 26, 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-2009-0977. 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 cancellation, as requested by 
registrants, of products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These 
registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1.

                  Table 1.--Maneb Product Cancellations
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          EPA Registration Number                   Product Name
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019713-00378                                Drexel Manzeb 80W
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019713-00379                                IDA, Inc. Maneb 80W
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019713-00380                                Drexel Manzi Flowable
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019713-00381                                IDA Maneb 4L
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    Table 2 below includes the name and address of record for the 
registrant of the products listed in Table 1.

                Table 2.--Registrant of Canceled Products
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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 Federal Register notice announcing 
the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellation of the 
products listed in Table 1.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellations of the maneb registrations identified in Table 1. 
Accordingly, the Agency orders that the product registrations 
identified in Table 1 are hereby canceled. Any distribution, sale, or 
use of existing stocks of the products 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. EPA anticipates allowing sale, distribution and 
use in the cancellation order as described below.
    1. The registrant may continue to sell or distribute existing 
stocks of maneb

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end-use products until such stocks are exhausted.
    2. Persons other than the registrant may continue to sell or 
distribute existing stocks of maneb products identified in Table 1 with 
previously approved labeling until such stocks are exhausted.
    3. Persons other than the registrant may use the maneb end use 
products identified in Table 1 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. 2010-4083 Filed 2-25-10; 8:45 am]
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