[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29540-29545]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-12451]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0397; FRL-8825-8]


Notice of Suspension of 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), announces certain 
Notices of Intent to Suspend issued by EPA pursuant to section 
3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA. Each 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 product(s). 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, 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-2010-0397. 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

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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 Date(s) Issued

    The Notice 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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                                                              EPA                              Date EPA Issued
       Registrant Affected          Active Ingredient    Registration       Product Name     Notice of Intent to
                                                            Number                                 Suspend
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Bissell Homecare, Inc.             Benzoic Acid                 6297-6  Bissell              March 9, 2010
                                                                        Acarosan...........
                                                                        Dust Mite..........
                                                                        Powder.............
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Allegropharma Joachim Ganzer KG    Benzoic Acid                59820-4  Acarosan             March 9, 2010
                                                                        Moist Powder.......
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Allegropharma Joachim Ganzer KG    Benzoic Acid                59820-5  Benzyl               March 9, 2010
                                                                        Benzoate...........
                                                                        Miticide...........
                                                                        Technical..........
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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.

                                                             Table 2.--List of Requirements
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                                   Guideline  as Listed in                         Date EPA Issued     Date Registrant     Final Data Due     Reason for Notice
    EPA Registration Numbers        Applicable DCI     Requirement Name           DCI            Received DCI            Date            of Intent to
                                                                                                                                            Suspend
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6297-6                            830.1550            Product Identity    August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       and Composition
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.1600            Description of      August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Materials Used to
59820-5.........................                       Produce the
                                                       Product
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6297-6                            830.1620            Description of      August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Production
59820-5.........................                       Process
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6297-6                            830.1650            Description of      August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Formulation
59820-5.........................                       Process
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6297-6                            830.1670            Discussion of       August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Formation
59820-5.........................                       Impurities
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6297-6                            830.1700            Preliminary         August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Analysis
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.1750            Certified Limits    August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.1800            Enforcement         August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Analytical Method
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6302            Color               August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6303            Physical State      August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6304            Odor                August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6313            Stability to        August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Normal and
59820-5.........................                       Elevated
                                                       Temperatures,
                                                       Metals and Metal
                                                       Ions
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6297-6                            830.6314            Oxidation/          August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Reduction:
59820-5.........................                       Chemical
                                                       Incompatibility
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6297-6                            830.6315            Flammability        August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6316            Explodability       August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6317            Storage Stability   August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6319            Miscibility         August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6320            Corrosion           August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Characteristics
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.6321            Dielectric          August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Breakdown Voltage
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.7000            pH                  August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.7050            UV/Visible          August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Absorption
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.7100            Viscosity           August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.7200            Melting Point/      August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Melting Range
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.7220            Boiling Point/      August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Boiling Range
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            830.7300            Density/Relative    August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Density/Bulk
59820-5.........................                       Density
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6297-6                            830.7370            Dissociation        August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Constants in
59820-5.........................                       Water
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6297-6                            830.7550            Partition           August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Coefficient (n-
59820-5.........................                       Octanol/H2O),
                                                       Shake Flask
                                                       Method
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6297-6                            830.7570            Partition           August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Coefficient (n-
59820-5.........................                       Octanol/H2O),
                                                       Estimation by
                                                       Liquid
                                                       Chromatograph
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6297-6                            830.7840            Water Solubility:   August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Column Elution
59820-5.........................                       Method; Shake
                                                       Flask Method
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6297-6                            830.7860            Water Solubility:   August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Generator Column
59820-5.........................                       Method
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6297-6                            830.7950            Vapor Pressure      August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            870.1100            Acute Oral          August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Toxicity
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            870.1200            Acute Dermal        August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Toxicity
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            870.1300            Acute Inhalation    August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Toxicity
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            870.2400            Acute Eye           August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Irritation
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            870.2500            Acute Dermal        August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................                       Irritation
59820-5.........................
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6297-6                            870.2600            Skin Sensitization  August 15, 2008     August 21, 2008     April 30, 2009      No data received
59820-4.........................
59820-5.........................
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    While the Agency did not receive a certified mail return receipt 
from either Brazos Associates, the agent for Allegropharma Joachim 
Ganzar KG, or from Allegropharma Joachim Ganzar KG for EPA Reg. Nos. 
59820-4 and 59820-5, the Agency has correspondence from the company's 
representative after the PDCI's issuance evidencing that Allegropharma 
Joachim Ganzar KG received the PDCI and was aware of its requirements.

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 (see 
DATES). 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 basis 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 products. 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, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division, 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 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., 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. You may also avoid suspension if, 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

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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, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, 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 products. The suspension of the registrations 
of your company's products 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 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 registrants 
subject to this notice, including all supplemental registrants of 
products 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 products listed in Table 1 of Unit II. Persons other than 
the registrants 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 products 
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 products listed in Table 1 of Unit 
II. in any manner which would have been unlawful prior to the 
suspension.
    If the registrations for your products 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 14, 2010.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticides 
Programs.

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