[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 17, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12746-12747]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5598]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0787; FRL-8815-7]


Difenzoquat; Registration Review Case Closure; Notice of 
Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY:  This notice announces the availability of EPA's notice of 
registration review case closure for the pesticide difenzoquat, case 
0223. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide 
registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the 
statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can 
perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse 
effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA 
is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current 
scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health 
and the environment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For pesticide specific information, 
contact: Eric Miederhoff, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 347-8028; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: 
miederhoff.eric@epa.gov.
    For general information on the registration review program, 
contact: Kevin Costello, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-5026; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: 
costello.kevin @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, farm worker, 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 pesticide specific contact 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-2009-0787. 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.

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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. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    On February 24, 2010 the Agency issued a product cancellation order 
(75 FR 8339; FRL-8809-7) for all difenzoquat product registrations. Due 
to the cancellation of all registered difenzoquat products in the 
United States, the Agency closed the registration review case for 
difenzoquat, pursuant to 40 CFR 155.42(c). This notice announces the 
availability of EPA's Notice of Registration Review Case Closure for 
difenzoquat, case 0223.
    In addition to the registration review case closure document, the 
registration review docket for difenzoquat also includes other relevant 
documents related to the registration review of this case. The Notice 
of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide 
Registrations was issued on November 25, 2009 and the public was 
invited to submit any comments or new information. During the 30-day 
comment period, no public comments were received which impacted the 
Agency's decision to grant the cancellation request. Subsequently, on 
February 24, 2010, the Agency published the Cancellation Order for all 
difenzoquat product registrations in the Federal Register (75 FR 8339; 
FRL-8809-7).
    Background on the registration review program is provided at: 
http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review. Links to earlier 
documents related to the registration review of this pesticide are 
provided at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/difenzoquat/index.html.

B. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 3(g) of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 155, subpart C, provide 
authority for this action.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Difenzoquat, Pesticide and pest, 
Registration review.

    Dated: March 9, 2010.
 Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-5598 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 a.m.]
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