[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 42 (Thursday, March 4, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9896-9897]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-4546]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0778; FRL-8813-5]


Maneb; Notice of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel a 
Certain Pesticide Registration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a 
notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel 
their pesticide registration.

DATES: Unless a request is withdrawn by April 5, 2010 for the 
registration for which the registrant requested a waiver of the 180-day 
comment period, orders will be issued canceling this registration. The 
Agency will consider withdrawal requests postmarked no later than April 
5, 2010, whichever is applicable. Comments must be received on or 
before April 5, 2010, for those registrations where the 180-day comment 
period has been waived.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments and your withdrawal request, identified 
by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0778, 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; Written Withdrawal Request, 
Attention: Barbara Briscoe, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P).
     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 docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0778. 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: Barbara Briscoe, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8177; 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. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use 
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 notice, consult the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

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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.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of a request from a 
registrant to cancel one pesticide product registered under section 3 
or 24(c) of FIFRA. This registration is listed in Table 1.

      Table 1.--Registration with Pending Request for Cancellation
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       Registration No.            Product Name        Chemical Name
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000352-00655                    DuPont\TM\         Maneb
                                 Manex[reg]
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    Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 30 days of 
publication of this notice, orders will be issued canceling this 
registration. Users of this pesticide or anyone else desiring the 
retention of a registration should contact the registrant directly 
during this 30-day period.
    Table 2 includes the name and address of record for the registrant 
of the product listed in Table 1.

         Table 2.--Registrant Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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            EPA Company No.                  Company Name and Address
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000352                                   DuPont Crop Protection
                                         Stine-Haskell Research Center
                                         P.O. Box 30
                                         Newark, DE 19714-0030
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III. 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, the Administrator may approve such a request.

IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must 
submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked by or before April 5, 2010. 
This written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only 
to the applicable FIFRA section 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. 
If the product has been subject to a previous cancellation action, the 
effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier 
cancellation action are controlling. The withdrawal request must also 
include a commitment to pay any reregistration fees due, and to fulfill 
any applicable unsatisfied data requirements.

V. 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 the maneb end-use product identified in Table 1 until such 
stocks are exhausted.
    2. Persons other than the registrant may continue to sell or 
distribute existing stocks of the maneb product 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 
product 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 25, 2010.
Richard P. Keigwin,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.

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