[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 2, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30824-30825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-12925]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0723; FRL-8828-4]


Methidathion; Cancellation Order for Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, 
voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of 
products containing methidathion, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as 
amended. This cancellation order follows a April 7, 2010, Federal 
Register notice of receipt of requests from the registrants listed in 
Unit II., Table 2, of this notice, to voluntarily cancel these product 
registrations. These are the last products containing this pesticide 
registered for use in the United States. In the April 7, 2010 notice, 
EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the 
cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within 
the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these 
requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency 
did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants 
did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this 
notice, a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any 
distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation 
order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, 
including any existing stock provisions.

DATES: The cancellations are effective December 30, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jose Gayoso, Pesticide Re-evaluation 
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 347-8652; fax number: (703) 308-8005; e-
mail address: gayoso.jose@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, agricultural advocates, the chemical industry, pesticide users, 
and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use 
of pesticides. Since others may also 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-2008-0723. 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 for 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?

    This notice announces the cancellations, as requested by 
registrants, of products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These 
registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 
of this unit.

              Table 1.--Methidathion Product Cancellations
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       Registration Number           Product Name        Chemical Name
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100-530                           Methidathion        Methidathion
                                   Technical
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10163-236                         Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-244                         Supracide 25-W      Methidathion
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10163-245                         Methidathion        Methidathion
                                   Technical
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10163-AZ-00-0005                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-CA-01-0002                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-CA-01-0009                  Supracide 25-W      Methidathion
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10163-CA-01-0011                  Supracide 25-W      Methidathion
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10163-CA-02-0002                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-CA-04-0023                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-CO-01-0003                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-FL-99-0013                  Supracide 25-W      Methidathion
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10163-ID-00-0005                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-ID-04-0007                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-KS-05-0006                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-MT-00-0008                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-NV-00-0001                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-NV-01-0001                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-OK-05-0003                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-OR-00-0010                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-OR-02-0018                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-TX-05-0003                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-UT-00-0006                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-WA-00-0006                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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10163-WY-05-0001                  Supracide 2E        Methidathion
                                   Insecticide
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Table 1 of this unit in sequence by 
EPA company number. This number corresponds to the first part of the 
EPA registration numbers of the products listed in Table 1 of this 
unit.

               Table 2.--Registrants of Cancelled Products
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            EPA Company Number                Company Name and Address
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000100                                      Syngenta Crop Protection,
                                             Inc., P. O. Box 18300,
                                             Greensboro, NC 27419-8300
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010163                                      Gowan Company, P. O. Box
                                             5569, Yuma, AZ 85366-5569
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III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 
Comments

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the April 7, 2010 Federal Register notice (75 FR 17735; 
FRL-8819-1) announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for 
voluntary cancellations of products listed in Unit II., Table 1.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellations of methidathion registrations identified in Unit II., 
Table 1. Accordingly, the Agency hereby orders that the product 
registrations identified in Unit II., Table 1 are canceled. The 
effective date of the cancellations that are the subject of this notice 
is December 30, 2012. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks 
of the products identified in Unit II., Table 1, in a manner 
inconsistent with any of the provisions for disposition of existing 
stocks set forth in Unit VI. of this notice will be a violation of 
FIFRA.

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

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide 
product may, at any time, request that any of its pesticide 
registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. 
FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must 
publish a notice of receipt of the request in the Federal Register. 
Thereafter, following the public comment period, the EPA Administrator 
may approve such a request. The notice of receipt for this action was 
published for comment on April 7, 2010. The comment period closed on 
May 7, 2010.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

     Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
which are currently in the United States and were packaged, labeled, 
and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the action. 
The existing stock provisions for the products subject to this order 
are as follows:
    After December 31, 2012, registrants are prohibited from selling or 
distributing existing stocks of products containing methidathion 
labeled for all uses.
    After December 31, 2014, persons other than registrants are 
prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products 
containing methidathion labeled for all uses.
    After December 31, 2014, existing stocks of products containing 
methidathion labeled for all uses, already in the hands of users can be 
used legally until they are exhausted, provided that the use complies 
with the EPA approved label and labeling of the affected product.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.


    Dated: May 21, 2010.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.

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