[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 14, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19393-19394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8292]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0012; FRL-8817-6]


Notice of Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of 
Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the withdrawal of pesticide petitions 
(PP 6E7075, 2E6478, 3E6592, 6E7140, 9E7548, 6F7136, 7F7242, 
3F4188, 3H5662, and 7F7248) proposing the establishment or modification 
of tolerances for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various 
commodities. The petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the 
petitioners or administratively by the Agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Nollen, Registration Division 
(7505P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7390; e-mail 
address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    Although this action only applies to the petitioners in question, 
it is directed to the public in general. Since various individuals or 
entities may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe 
all the specific entities that may be interested in this action. If you 
have any questions regarding this action, please consult the person 
listed at the end of the withdrawal summary for the pesticide petition 
of interest.

 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-2010-0012. 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?

    Under section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, EPA is authorized to establish tolerances for 
pesticide residues in or on food based on a petition from any person. 
Ordinarily, EPA resolves these petitions either by granting or denying 
them. (21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(4)). EPA's regulations, however, allow 
petitions to be withdrawn by the petitioner without prejudice to 
refiling the petition at a later date (40 CFR 180.8). EPA has received 
notifications from various petitioners that several petitions, cited 
above, have been withdrawn, either partially or completely. By this 
action, EPA is providing the general public with notice that the 
petitions have been withdrawn by the petitioners. The petitioners may 
refile these petitions in the future without prejudice.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
covered by this notice, prepared by the petitioner, was included in a 
docket EPA created for each rulemaking. The docket for each of the 
petitions is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov.

A. PP 2E6478 (Thiophanate-methyl)

    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of April 12, 2006 (71 
FR 18739) (FRL-7774-1) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0283), which announced the 
submission of a pesticide petition (PP 2E6478) by the Interregional 
Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, 
Princeton, NJ 08540. This petition requested that EPA amend 40 CFR 
180.371 by establishing tolerances for residues of the fungicide 
thiophanate-methyl, (dimethyl [(1,2-phenylene)-bis(iminocarbonothioyl)] 
bis[carbamate]), its oxygen analogue, dimethyl-4,4-o-phenylene 
bis(allophonate), and its metabolite MBC in or on the food commodities 
corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husk removed; corn, sweet, forage; 
and corn, sweet, stover at 0.05 parts per million (ppm). On December 
26, 2009, IR-4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.

B. PP 6E7075 (Thiophanate-methyl)

    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 8, 2006 (71 
FR 65504) (FRL-8082-7) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0644), which announced the 
submission of a pesticide petition (PP 6E7075) by IR-4, 500 College 
Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540. This petition requested 
that EPA amend 40 CFR 180.371 by establishing tolerances for residues 
of the fungicide thiophanate-methyl, (dimethyl [(1,2-phenylene)-
bis(iminocarbonothioyl)] bis[carbamate]), its oxygen analogue, 
dimethyl-4,4-o-phenylene bis(allophonate), and its benzimidazole-
containing metabolites, in or on the food commodities bushberry 
subgroup 13B at 4.0 ppm; juneberry, lingonberry, and salal at 4.0 ppm; 
caneberry subgroup 13A at 25 ppm; Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B 
at 7.0 ppm; turnip greens at 7.0 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 6.0 
ppm; ginseng at 0.3 ppm; mushroom at 0.09 ppm; nut, tree, group 14 at 
0.2 ppm; sunflower at 0.05 ppm; vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 
1C at 0.1 ppm; tomato and tomatillo at 1.4 ppm; and mustard (grown for 
seed) at 0.1 ppm. This petition also proposed to amend 40 CFR 180.371 
by amending the existing tolerance for the raw agricultural commodities 
pistachio from 0.1 ppm to 0.9 ppm, and almond hulls from 1.0 ppm to 
14.0 ppm. On December 26, 2009, IR-4 notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing this petition.

C. PP 3E6592 (Pyridalyl)

    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 5, 2003 (68 
FR 68044) (FRL-7334-6) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2003-0276), which announced the 
submission of a pesticide petition (PP 3E6592) by IR-4, 500 College 
Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540. In this notice, PP 3E6592 
was inadvertently referred to as PP 2E6592. This petition requested 
that EPA amend 40 CFR 180.640 by establishing tolerances for residues 
of the insecticide pyridalyl, (pyridine, 2-[3-[2,6-dichloro-4-[(3,3-
dichloro-2-propenyl)oxy]phenoxy]propoxy]-5-(trifluoromethyl), in or on 
the food commodities Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B at 30 ppm; and 
turnip greens at 30 ppm. On November 1, 2009, IR-4 notified EPA that it 
was withdrawing this petition.

D. PP 6E7140 (Deltamethrin)

    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of February 7, 2007 (72 
FR 5706) (FRL-8111-8) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0004), which announced the 
submission of a pesticide petition (PP 6E7140) by IR-4, 500 College 
Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540. This petition requested 
that EPA amend 40 CFR 180.435 by establishing tolerances for residues 
of the insecticide deltamethrin, ((1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-
dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid (S)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl 
ester), and its major metabolites, trans deltamethrin ((S)-alpha-cyano-
m-phenoxybenzyl-(1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-

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dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate) and alpha-R-deltamethrin ((R)-alpha-
cyano-m-phenoxybenzyl-(1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2- 
dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate) in or on the food commodities flax, 
seed at 0.1 ppm; and flax, meal at 0.3 ppm. On November 17, 2009, IR-4 
notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.

E. PP 9E7548 (Diazinon)

    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 10, 2009 (74 FR 
27538) (FRL-8417-7) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0302), which announced the 
submission of a pesticide petition (PP 9E7548) by IR-4, 500 College 
Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540. This petition requested 
that EPA amend 40 CFR 180.589 by establishing tolerances for residues 
of the insecticide diazinon, O,O-diethyl O-[6-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-
4-pyrimidinyl]phosphorothioate (CAS No. 333-41-5), in or on the food 
commodity mushrooms at 0.75 ppm. On December 23, 2009, IR-4 notified 
EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.

F. PP 6F7136 (Oxamyl)

    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of May 9, 2007 (72 FR 
26372) (FRL-8121-5) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0219), which announced the 
submission of a pesticide petition (PP 6F7136) by E.I. DuPont de 
Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop Protection, Laurel Run Plaza, P.O. Box 
30, Newark, DE 19714-0030. This petition requested that EPA amend 40 
CFR 180.303 by establishing tolerances for residues of the insecticide 
oxamyl, (methyl N',N'-dimethyl-N-[(methylcarbamoyl)-oxy]-1-
thiooxamimidate), in or on the food commodities beets, sugar, roots at 
0.010 ppm; beets, sugar, tops at 0.20 ppm; and beets, sugar, molasses 
at 0.030 ppm. On December 14, 2009, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company 
notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.

G. PP 7F7242 (Oxamyl)

    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 28, 2007 
(72 FR 55204) (FRL-8147-1) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0219),which announced the 
submission of a pesticide petition (PP 7F7242) by E.I. DuPont de 
Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop Protection, Laurel Run Plaza, P.O. Box 
30, Newark, DE 19714-0030. This petition requested that EPA amend 40 
CFR 180.303 by establishing tolerances for residues of the insecticide 
oxamyl, (methyl N',N'-dimethyl-N-[(methylcarbamoyl)-oxy]-1-
thiooxamimidate), and its oxime metabolite, methyl N,N-dimethyl-N-
hydroxy-1-thiooxamimidate, calculated as oxamyl in or on the food 
commodities wheat forage, wheat hay, and wheat straw at 0.20 ppm. On 
December 14, 2009, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company notified EPA 
that it was withdrawing this petition.

H. PP 3F4188; 7F7248; 3H5662 (Chlorpyrifos)

    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of April 16, 2008 (73 
FR 20632) (FRL-8359-1) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0173), which announced the 
submission of pesticide petitions (PP 3F4188, 7F7248, and 3H5662) by 
Dow Agro Sciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. 
These petitions requested that EPA amend 40 CFR 180.342 by establishing 
tolerances for residues of the insecticide chlorpyrifos, (O,O-diethyl-
O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate), in or on the food 
commodities grass, forage (Crop group 17) at 11 ppm; grass, hay (Crop 
group 17) at 30 ppm; barley, grain at 0.5 ppm; barley, straw at 2 ppm; 
barley, hay at 3 ppm; and barley, milled feed fractions at 1 ppm. On 
February 13, 2009, Dow Agro Sciences LLC notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing these petitions.

III. Regulatory Assessment Requirements

    This action provides notice that various tolerance petitioners have 
withdrawn, partially or completely, their petitions to establish 
tolerances. Under 40 CFR 180.8, petitioners are authorized to take such 
action. Because EPA is merely providing notice of actions of outside 
parties, the regulatory assessment requirements imposed on rulemaking 
do not apply to this action.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, 
Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.


    Dated: April 1, 2010.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 2010-8292 Filed 4-13-10; 8:45 am]
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