[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 7, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17564-17566]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7744]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0770; FRL-8820-3]


Chlorantraniliprole; Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide 
Tolerances

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This regulation extends the time-limited tolerances for 
indirect or inadvertent residues of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole 
(3-bromo-N-[4-chloro-2-methyl-6-[(methylamino)carbonyl]phenyl]-1-(3-
chloro-2-pyridinyl)-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxamide) in or on grain, cereal, 
forage, fodder, and straw, group 16; leek; onion, green; onion, Welsh; 
peanut, hay; shallot; soybean, forage; soybean, hay; and vegetable, 
leaves of root and tuber, group 2 at 0.20 parts per million (ppm). The 
current tolerances are set to expire on April 10, 2010. This rule 
extends the expiration/revocation date of these time-limited tolerances 
for an additional 4-year period, to April 10, 2014.

DATES: This regulation is effective April 7, 2010. Objections and 
requests for hearings must be received on or before June 7, 2010, and 
must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR 
part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0770. 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., Confidential Business Information (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 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 Docket 
Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 
305-5805.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Chao, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 308-8735; e-mail address: chao.julie@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. 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 Electronic Access to Other Related Information?

    You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR 
part 180 through the Government Printing Office's e-CFR site at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr.

C. Can I File an Objection or Hearing Request?

    Under section 408(g) of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect 
of this regulation and may also request a hearing on those objections. 
The EPA procedural regulations which govern the submission of 
objections and requests for hearings appear in 40 CFR part 178. You 
must file your objection or request a hearing on this regulation in 
accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure 
proper receipt by EPA, you must identify docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0770 in the subject line on the first page of your submission. All 
requests must be in writing, and must be mailed or delivered to the 
Hearing Clerk on or before June 7, 2010.
    In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the 
Hearing Clerk as described in 40 CFR part 178, please submit a copy of 
the filing that does not contain any CBI for inclusion in the public 
docket that is described in ADDRESSES. Information not marked 
confidential pursuant to 40 CFR part 2 may be disclosed publicly by EPA 
without prior notice. Submit your copies, identified by docket ID 
number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0770, 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.
     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.

II. Background and Statutory Findings

    In a final rule published in the Federal Register of June 26, 2009 
(74 FR 30470) (FRL-8413-6), EPA amended 40 CFR 180.628 by establishing 
time-limited tolerances for indirect or inadvertent residues of 
chlorantraniliprole in or on cowpea, forage and hay at 0.20 ppm; field 
pea, vines and hay at 0.20 ppm; cereal grain, forage, fodder and straw, 
crop group 16 at 0.20 ppm; grass, forage, fodder and hay, crop group 17 
at 0.20 ppm; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, crop group 2 at 0.20 
ppm; leek at 0.20 ppm; nongrass animal feed, forage, fodder, straw and 
hay, crop group 18 at 0.20 ppm; okra at 0.70 ppm; onion, green at 0.20 
ppm; onion, welsh at 0.20 ppm; peanut, hay at 0.20 ppm; shallot at 0.20 
ppm; soybean, forage and hay at 0.20 ppm; strawberry at 1.2 ppm; and 
sugarcane, sugar at 0.20 ppm, with an expiration date of April 10, 
2010.
    In the Federal Register of February 3, 2010 (75 FR 5526) (FRL-8809-
3), permanent tolerances were established for various commodities and 
crop groups, including vegetables, foliage of legume, except soybean, 
crop group 7A, forage and hay (includes cowpea, forage and hay; field 
pea, vines and hay); grass, forage, fodder and hay, crop group 17; 
okra; strawberry; and sugarcane, cane and molasses. Therefore, the 
previously established time-limited tolerances for cowpea, forage and 
hay; field pea, vines and hay; grass, forage, fodder and hay, crop 
group 17; okra; strawberry; and sugarcane were deleted.
    The Agency, acting on its own initiative, is extending the current 
remaining time-limited tolerances for indirect or inadvertent residues 
of chlorantraniliprole in or on cereal grain, forage, fodder, and 
straw, crop group 16 at 0.20 ppm; leek at 0.20 ppm; onion, green at 
0.20 ppm; onion, welsh at 0.20 ppm; peanut, hay at 0.20 ppm; shallot at 
0.20 ppm; soybean, forage and soybean, hay at 0.20 ppm; and vegetable, 
leaves of root and tuber, crop group 2 at 0.20 ppm. The current 
tolerances are set to expire on April 10, 2010. This rule extends the 
expiration/revocation date of these time-limited tolerances for an 
additional 4-year period, to April 10, 2014. This extension will 
provide additional time for the registrant to submit data to support 
permanent tolerances on these commodities.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule establishes a tolerance under section 408(d) of 
FFDCA in response to a petition submitted to the Agency. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from 
review under Executive Order 12866, entitled Regulatory Planning and 
Review (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this final rule has been 
exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this final rule is 
not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled Actions Concerning 
Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or 
Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) or Executive Order 13045, entitled 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks 
(62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This final rule does not contain any 
information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., nor does it require any 
special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal 
Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and 
Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis 
of a petition under section 408(d) of FFDCA, such as the tolerances in 
this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule,

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the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 
et seq.) do not apply.
    This final rule directly regulates growers, food processors, food 
handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this 
action alter the relationships or distribution of power and 
responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions 
of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. As such, the Agency has determined that 
this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or 
tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government 
and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between 
the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has 
determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled Federalism (64 FR 
43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled 
Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 
67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this final rule. In addition, 
this final rule does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any 
unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates 
Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Public Law 104-4).
    This action does not involve any technical standards that would 
require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant 
to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement 
Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104-113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 
note).

IV. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to 
the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report 
containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, 
the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the 
United States prior to publication of this final rule in the Federal 
Register. This final rule is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 
U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: March 26, 2010.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 180--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.


Sec.  180.628  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  180.628, amend the table in paragraph (d) by revising the 
expiration/revocation dates ``4/10/10'' to read ``4/10/14,'' each time 
it appears.

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