[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32770-32771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13540]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0012; FRL-8826-8]


Notice of Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the withdrawal of pesticide petitions 
(PPs) 5E4472, 5E4592, 6E4704, 8E7400, and 9E7603. The petitioners 
either voluntarily withdrew their petitions, or the petitions were 
administratively withdrawn by EPA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person, with telephone 
number and e-mail address, is listed at the end of each pesticide 
petition summary. You may also reach each contact person by mail at 
Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001.

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?

    EPA is announcing the withdrawal of pesticide petitions received 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide 
chemicals in or on various food commodities.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of 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.

Withdrawals by Petitioners

    1. PP 5E4472 (Copper 8-quinolinolate). EPA issued a proposed rule 
in the Federal Register of June 26, 1996 (61 FR 33058) (FRL-5378-2), 
(Docket Id No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0390; formerly Docket No. PP 5E4472/
P667), which announced the submission of a pesticide petition (PP 
5E4472) by American Agricultural Services, Inc., 404 E. Chatham St., 
Cary, NC 27511. The petition proposed to amend 40 CFR 180.1001(d) (now 
40 CFR 180.920) for residues of Copper 8-quinolinolate (CAS Reg. No. 
10380-28-6) when used as an inert ingredient not to exceed 4% by weight 
in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops only. On July 31, 
2000, the Agency notified American Agricultural Services, Inc., that it 
was administratively withdrawing the petition per the company's 
request. Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347-8825; e-mail address: 
samek.karen@epa.gov.
    2. PP 5E4592 (DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide)). EPA issued a notice in 
the Federal Register of June 25, 1997 (62 FR 34261) (FRL-5719-6), 
(Docket Id No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0323; formerly Docket No. PF-736) which 
announced the submission of a pesticide petition (PP 5E4592) by Gaylord 
Chemical Corporation, P.O. Box 1209, Slidell, LA 70459-1209. The 
petition proposed to amend 40 CFR 180.1001(d) (now 40 CFR 180.920) for 
residues of DMSO, (CAS Reg. No. 67-68-5) when used as an inert 
ingredient in pesticide formulations for use on edible parts of food 
and feed

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crops. On April 13, 2010, Gaylord Chemical Company, L.L.C., 420 Willis 
Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427, notified EPA that it was withdrawing this 
petition. Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347-8825; e-mail address: 
samek.karen@epa.gov.
    3. PP 6E4704 ([alpha]-alkyl (C10-C16)-
[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) sulfate and its ammonium, calcium, 
magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc salts; the poly(oxyethylene) 
content averages 2 moles minimum). EPA issued a proposed rule in the 
Federal Register of June 4, 1996 (61 FR 28120) (FRL-5369-5), (Docket Id 
No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0916; formerly Docket No. PP 6E4704/P657) which 
announced the submission of a pesticide petition (PP 6E4704) by Henkel 
Corporation, 4900 Este Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232-1491. The petition 
proposed to amend 40 CFR 180.1001(c) and (e) (now 40 CFR 180.910 and 40 
CFR 180.930) for residues of ([alpha]-alkyl (C10-
C16)-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) sulfate and its 
ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc salts; the 
poly(oxyethylene) content averages 2 moles minimum) (CAS Reg. Nos. 
68585-34-2 and 68891-38-3) when used as an inert ingredient in 
pesticide formulations applied pre/post harvest or on animals. On 
August 10, 2009, Lewis & Harrison, 122 C St., NW., Suite 740, 
Washington, DC 20001, on behalf of Cognis Corporation (formerly Henkel 
Corporation) notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 
Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347-8825; e-mail address: 
samek.karen@epa.gov.
    4. PP 8E7400 (furilazole, 3-dichloroacetyl-5-(2-furanyl)-2,2-
dimethyloxazolidine). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of 
October 8, 2008 (73 FR 58962) (FRL-8383-7), (Docket Id No. EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0672) which announced the submission of a pesticide petition (PP 
8E7400) by Monsanto Company, 1300 I Street, NW., Suite 450 East, 
Washington, DC 20005. The petition proposed to amend the tolerance in 
40 CFR 180.471 for residues of furilazole, 3-dichloroacetyl-5-(2-
furanyl)-2,2-dimethyloxazolidine (CAS Reg. No. 121776-33-8), when used 
as an inert ingredient (safener) in pesticide formulations, by 
increasing the tolerance in or on filed corn, forage to 0.05 parts per 
million (ppm). On January 20, 2010, Monsanto notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing this petition. Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347-8825; e-mail 
address: samek.karen@epa.gov.
    5. PP 9E7603 (Polymerized fatty acid copolymer esters with a 
minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 1,200). EPA issued a 
notice in the Federal Register of October 7, 2009 (74 FR 51597) (FRL-
8792-7), (Docket Id No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0693) which announced the 
submission of a pesticide petition (PP 9E7603) by Croda Inc., 315 
Cherry Lane, New Castle, DE. The petition requested that 40 CFR 180.960 
be amended by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for residues of the following polymerized fatty acid 
copolymer esters with a minimum number average molecular weight (in 
amu) 1,200 (CAS Reg. Nos. 1173188-38-9; 1173188-42-5; 1173188-72-1; 
1173188-75-4; 1173188-49-2; 1173188-67-4; 1173188-81-2; 1173188-83-4; 
1173189-00-8; 1173189-06-4; 1173189-20-2; 1173189-22-4; 1173189-09-7; 
1173189-17-7; 1173189-25-7; 1173189-28-0) when used as inert 
ingredients in pesticide formulations. On March 2, 2010, Croda Inc., 
notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: Deirdre 
Sunderland, (703) 603-0851; e-mail address: sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov.

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: May 24, 2010.
 Daniel J. Rosenblatt,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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