[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 19, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28005-28009]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11833]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0338; FRL-8822-9]


Notice of Intent to Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice, pursuant to section 6(f)(2) of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), publishes a Notice 
of Intent to Suspend issued by EPA pursuant to section 3(c)(2)(B) of 
FIFRA. The Notice of Intent to Suspend was issued following the 
Agency's issuance of a Data Call-In notice (DCI), which required the 
registrants of the affected pesticide products containing a certain 
pesticide active ingredient to take appropriate steps to secure certain 
data, and following the registrant's failure to submit these data or to 
take other appropriate steps to secure the required data. The subject 
data were determined to be required to maintain in effect the existing 
registrations of the affected products. Failure to comply with the data 
requirements of a DCI is a basis for suspension of the affected 
registrations under section 3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA.

DATES: The Notice of Intent to Suspend included in this Federal 
Register notice will become a final and effective suspension order 
automatically by operation of law 30 days after the date of the 
registrant's receipt of the mailed Notice of Intent to Suspend or 30 
days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register (if the mailed Notice of Intent to Suspend is returned to the 
Administrator as undeliverable, if delivery is refused, or if the 
Administrator otherwise is unable to accomplish delivery to the 
registrant after making reasonable efforts to do so), unless during 
that time a timely and adequate request for a hearing is made by a 
person adversely affected by the Notice of Intent to Suspend or the 
registrant has satisfied the Administrator that the registrant has 
complied fully with the requirements that served as a basis for the 
Notice of Intent to Suspend. Unit IV., explains what must be done to 
avoid suspension under this notice (i.e., how to request a hearing or 
how to comply fully with the requirements that served as a basis for 
the Notice of Intent to Suspend).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terria Northern, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7093; e-mail 
address: northern.terria@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 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-2010-0338. 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. Registrants Issued Notices of Intent to Suspend Active Ingredients, 
Products Affected, and Dates Issued

    The Notices of Intent to Suspend was sent via the U.S. Postal 
Service (USPS) return receipt requested to the registrants for the 
products listed in Table 1 of this unit.

                                          Table 1. -- List of Products
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                                                                                                Date EPA Issued
       Registrant Affected         Active Ingredient   EPA Registration      Product Name      Notice of Intent
                                                            Number                                to Suspend
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Nufarm Limited                    2,4-D               35935-16            2,4-D Sodium Salt   March 4, 2010
                                                                           Weed Killer
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Nufarm Limited                    2,4-D               35935-19            Technical Sodium    March 4, 2010
                                                                           Salt of 2,4-D
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Nufarm Americas Inc.              2,4-D               228-123             Riverdale Sodium    March 4, 2010
                                                                           Salt of 2,4-D
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III. Basis for Issuance of Notice of Intent to Suspend; Requirement 
List

    The registrants failed to submit the required data or information 
or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data for 
their pesticide products listed in Table 2 of this unit.

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                                                            Table 2. -- List of Requirements
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                                   Guideline Number                                                                                    Reason for Notice
     EPA Registration Number         as Listed in      Requirement Name     Date EPA Issued     Date Registrant     Final Data Due       of Intent to
                                    Applicable DCI                                DCI            Received DCI            Date               Suspend
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35935-16                          870.1100            Acute Oral          February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Toxicity
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          870.1200            Acute Dermal        February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Toxicity
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          870.1300            Acute Inhalation    February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Toxicity
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          870.2400            Acute Eye           February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Irritation
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          870.2500            Acute Dermal        February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Irritation
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          870.2600            Skin Sensitization  February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.1550            Product Identity    February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       and Composition
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.1600            Description of      February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Materials Used to
228-123.........................                       Produce the
                                                       Product
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35935-16                          830.1620            Description of      February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Production
228-123.........................                       Process
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35935-16                          830.1650            Description of      February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Formulation
228-123.........................                       Process
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35935-16                          830.1670            Discussion of       February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Formation
228-123.........................                       Impurities
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35935-16                          830.1700            Preliminary         February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Analysis
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.1750            Certified Limits    February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.1800            Enforcement of      February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Analytical Method
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.6302            Color               February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.6303            Physical State      February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.6304            Odor                February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.6313            Stability to        February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Normal and
228-123.........................                       Elevated
                                                       Temperatures,
                                                       Metals and Metal
                                                       Ions
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35935-16                          830.6314            Oxidation/          February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Reduction:
228-123.........................                       Chemical
                                                       Incompatibility
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35935-16                          830.6315            Flammability        February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.6316            Explodability       February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.6319            Miscibility         February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.6321            Dielectric          February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35932-28........................                       Breakdown Voltage
1235-19.........................
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35935-16                          830.7000            pH                  February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.7050            UV/Visible          February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Absorption
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.7100            Viscosity           February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.7200            Melting Point/      February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Melting Range
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.7220            Boiling Point/      February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Boiling Range
228-123.........................
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35935-16                          830.7300            Density/Relative    February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Density/Bulk
228-123.........................                       Density
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35935-16                          830.7370            Dissociation        February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Constants in
228-123.........................                       Water
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35935-16                          830.7550            Partition           February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Coefficient,
228-123.........................                       Shake Flask
                                                       Method
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35935-16                          830.7570            Partition           February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Coefficient,
228-123.........................                       Estimation by
                                                       Liquid
                                                       Chromatograph
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35935-16                          830.7840            Water Solubility:   February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Column Elution
228-123.........................                       Method;
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35935-16                          830.7860            Water Solubility:   February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................                       Generator Column
228-123.........................                       Method
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35935-16                          830.7950            Vapor Pressure      February 28, 2007   March 16, 2007      November 7, 2008    No data received
35935-19........................
228-123.........................
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IV. How to Avoid Suspension Under this Notice?

    1. You may avoid suspension under this notice if you or another 
person adversely affected by this notice properly request a hearing 
within 30 days of your receipt of the Notice of Intent to Suspend by 
mail or, if you did not receive the notice that was sent to you via 
USPS first class mail, return receipt requested, then within 30 days 
from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. If you 
request a hearing, it will be conducted in accordance with the 
requirements of section 6(d) of FIFRA and the Agency's procedural 
regulations in 40 CFR part 164. Section 3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA, however, 
provides that the only allowable issues which may be addressed at the 
hearing are whether you have failed to take the actions which are the 
bases of this notice and whether the Agency's decision regarding the 
disposition of existing stocks is consistent with FIFRA. Therefore, no 
substantive allegation or legal argument concerning other issues, 
including but not limited to the Agency's original decision to require 
the submission of data or other information, the need for or utility of 
any of the required data or other information or deadlines imposed, any 
allegations of errors or unfairness in any proceedings before an 
arbitrator, and the risks and benefits associated with continued 
registration of the affected product, may be considered in the 
proceeding. The Administrative Law Judge shall by order dismiss any 
objections which have no bearing on the allowable issues which may be 
considered in the proceeding. Section 3(c)(2)(B)(iv) of FIFRA provides 
that any hearing must be held and a determination issued within 75 days 
after receipt of a hearing request. This 75-day period may not be 
extended unless all parties in the proceeding stipulate to such an 
extension. If a hearing is properly requested, the Agency will issue a 
final order at the conclusion of the hearing governing the suspension 
of your product(s). A request for a hearing pursuant to this notice 
must:
     Include specific objections which pertain to the allowable 
issues which may be heard at the hearing.
     Identify the registrations for which a hearing is 
requested.
     Set forth all necessary supporting facts pertaining to any 
of the objections which you have identified in your request for a 
hearing.
If a hearing is requested by any person other than the registrant, that 
person must also state specifically why he/she asserts that he/she 
would be adversely affected by the suspension action described in this 
notice. Three copies of the request must be submitted to:
    Hearing Clerk, 1900, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
    An additional copy should be sent to the person who signed this 
notice. The request must be received by the Hearing Clerk by the 
applicable 30\th\ day deadline as measured from your receipt of the 
Notice of Intent to Suspend by mail or publication of this notice, as 
set forth in DATES and in Unit IV.1., in order to be legally effective. 
The 30-day time limit is established by FIFRA and cannot be extended 
for any reason. Failure to meet the 30-day time limit will result in 
automatic suspension of your registration(s) by operation of law and, 
under such circumstances, the suspension of the registration for your 
affected product(s) will be final and effective at the close of 
business on the applicable 30\th\ day deadline as measured from the 
date of the Notice of Intent to Suspend by mail or the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register, as set forth in 
DATES and in Unit IV.1., and will not be subject to further 
administrative review. The Agency's rules of practice at 40 CFR 164.7 
forbid anyone who may take part in deciding this case, at any stage of 
the proceeding, from discussing the merits of the proceeding ex parte 
with any party or with any person who has been connected with the 
preparation or presentation of the proceeding as an advocate or in any 
investigative or expert capacity, or with any of their representatives. 
Accordingly, the following EPA offices, and the staffs thereof, are 
designated as judicial staff to perform the judicial function of EPA in 
any administrative hearings on this Notice of Intent to Suspend: The 
Office of the Administrative Law Judges, the Office of the 
Environmental Appeals Board, the Administrator, the Deputy 
Administrator, and the members of the staff in the immediate offices of 
the Administrator and Deputy Administrator. None of the persons 
designated as the judicial staff shall have any ex parte communication 
with trial staff or any other interested person not employed by EPA on 
the merits of any of the issues involved in this proceeding, without 
fully complying with the applicable regulations.
    2. Within the applicable 30 day deadline period as measured from 
your receipt of the Notice of Intent to Suspend by mail or publication 
of this notice, as set forth in DATES and in Unit IV.1., the Agency 
determines that you have taken appropriate steps to comply with the 
FIFRA section 3(c)(2)(B) Data Call-In notice. In order to avoid 
suspension under this option, you must satisfactorily comply with Table 
2. -- List of Requirements in Unit II., for each product by submitting 
all required supporting data/information described in Table 2. of Unit. 
II. and in the Explanatory Appendix (in the docket for this Federal 
Register notice) to the following address (preferably by certified 
mail):
    Office of Pesticide Programs, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., 
NW.,Washington, DC 20460-0001.
For you to avoid automatic suspension under this notice, the Agency 
must also determine within the applicable 30-day deadline period that 
you have satisfied the requirements that are the bases of this notice 
and so notify you in writing. You should submit the necessary data/
information as quickly as possible for there to be any chance the 
Agency will be able to make the necessary determination in time to 
avoid suspension of your product(s). The suspension of the 
registration(s) of your company's product(s) pursuant to this notice 
will be rescinded when the Agency determines you have complied fully 
with the requirements which were the bases of this notice. Such

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compliance may only be achieved by submission of the data/information 
described in Table 2 of Unit II.

V. Status of Products that Become Suspended

    Your product will remain suspended, however, until the Agency 
determines you are in compliance with the requirements which are the 
bases of this notice and so informs you in writing.
    After the suspension becomes final and effective, the registrant(s) 
subject to this notice, including all supplemental registrants of 
product(s) listed in Table 1 of Unit II., may not legally distribute, 
sell, use, offer for sale, hold for sale, ship, deliver for shipment, 
or receive and (having so received) deliver or offer to deliver, to any 
person, the product(s) listed in Table 1 of Unit II. Persons other than 
the registrant(s) subject to this notice, as defined in the preceding 
sentence, may continue to distribute, sell, use, offer for sale, hold 
for sale, ship, deliver for shipment, or receive and (having so 
received) deliver or offer to deliver, to any person, the product(s) 
listed in Table 1 of Unit II. Nothing in this notice authorizes any 
person to distribute, sell, use, offer for sale, hold for sale, ship, 
deliver for shipment, or receive and (having so received) deliver or 
offer to deliver, to any person, the product(s) listed in Table 1 of 
Unit II. in any manner which would have been unlawful prior to the 
suspension.
    If the registration(s) for your product(s) listed in Table 1 of 
Unit II. are currently suspended as a result of failure to comply with 
another FIFRA section 3(c)(2)(B) Data Call-In notice or Section 4 Data 
Requirements notice, this notice, when it becomes a final and effective 
order of suspension, will be in addition to any existing suspension, 
i.e., all requirements which are the bases of the suspension must be 
satisfied before the registration will be reinstated.
    It is the responsibility of the basic registrant to notify all 
supplementary registered distributors of a basic registered product 
that this suspension action also applies to their supplementary 
registered products. The basic registrant may be held liable for 
violations committed by their distributors.
    Any questions about the requirements and procedures set forth in 
this notice or in the subject FIFRA section 3(c)(2)(B) Data Call-In 
notice, should be addressed to the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

    The Agency's authority for taking this action is contained in 
sections 3(c)(2)(B) and 6(f)(2) of FIFRA, 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: May 7, 2010.
 Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticides 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-11833 Filed 5-18-10; 8:45 am]
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