[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 120 (Wednesday, June 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35801-35805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15034]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0012; FRL-8831-3]


Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed 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 Agency's receipt of several initial 
filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 23, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown 
in the body of this document, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). 
Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID number and the 
pesticide petition number of interest as shown in the body of this 
document. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at

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http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 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 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.

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?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the person listed at the end of the pesticide petition 
summary of interest.

B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

     1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
     2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
    ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the 
Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population 
who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other 
factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human 
health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

     EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
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. EPA has determined that 
the pesticide petitions described in this notice contain the data or 
information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not 
fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or 
whether the data support granting of the pesticide petitions. 
Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination 
on these pesticide petitions.
     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, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), (21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3)), 
EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an 
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comment on this request for the establishment or modification of 
regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food commodities. 
Further information on the petition may be obtained through the 
petition summary referenced in this unit.

New Tolerances

     1. PP 0E7723. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0471). IR-4, 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish tolerances in 40 
CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide novaluron N-[[[3-chloro-4-
[1,1,2-trifluoro-2-trifluoromethoxy)ethoxy]phenyl] amino]carbonyl]-2,6-
difluorobenzamide, in or on corn, sweet, kernals plus cob with husks 
removed at 0.05 parts per million (ppm); corn, sweet, forage at 20 ppm; 
and corn, sweet, stover at 50 ppm. Makhteshim-Agan of North America, 
Inc., 4515 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27609, is the manufacturer 
and basic registrant of novaluron. Makhteshim-Agan of North America, 
Inc., prepared and summarized the following information in support of 
the subject pesticide petition for novaluron. Adequate analytical 
enforcement methods, gas chromatography/electron capture detector (GC/
ECD) and a high performance liquid chromatography/ultraviolet method 
(HPLC/UV) for enforcing tolerances of novaluron residues in or on 
different matrices are available, as published in the Federal Register 
of January 27, 2010 (75 FR 4274) (FRL-8807-2). A method validation was 
conducted both prior to sample analysis and concurrently with sample 
analysis, determining that the method recoveries were in the range. The 
limit of quantitation (LOQ) for the method in K+CWHR, forage and stover 
was calculated to be 0.040, 0.052 and 0.049 ppm, respectively. The 
lowest level of method validation (LLMV) for novaluron in corn forage, 
stover and K+CWHR was 0.05 ppm. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, 
e-mail address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
     2. PP 0F7708. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0466). Makhteshim-Agan of North 
America, Inc., 4515 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27609, proposes to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
novaluron (N-[[[3-chloro-4-[1,1,2-trifluoro-2-
trifluoromethoxy)ethoxy]phenyl]amino]carbonyl]-2,6-difluorobenzamide) 
in or on all food commodities (other than those already covered by a 
higher tolerance as a result of use on growing crops) in food handling 
establishments where food products are held, processed or prepared at 
0.01 ppm. An adequate analytical enforcement method GC/ECD and a HPLC/
UV method for enforcing tolerances of novaluron residues in or on 
different matrices are available. Concerning this petition, a 
validation method was conducted determining residue concentrations of 
novaluron in or on butter, meat, milk, bread, lettuce and typical 
dinner plates serving as representative commodities in a simulated 
food-handling establishment to which novaluron was applied. Contact: 
Jennifer Gaines, (703) 305-5967, e-mail address: 
gaines.jennifer@epa.gov.
     3. PP 0F7709. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0421). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis 
Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528, proposes 
to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
insecticide fluxapyroxad (BAS 700 F) 1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamide, 3-
(difluoromethyl)-1-methyl-N-(3',4',5'-trifluoro1,1'-biphenyl-2-yl)-) in 
or on apple, wet pomace at 3.5 ppm; barley, bran at 6.0 ppm; beet, 
sugar, tops at 4.0 ppm; beet, sugar, dried pulp at 0.16 ppm; corn, 
field, grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, oil, refined at 0.05 ppm; cotton, gin 
byproducts at 0.01 ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 0.01 ppm; fruit, 
pome, group 11 at 0.7 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 at 1.4 ppm; grain, 
aspirated fractions at 16.0 ppm; grain, cereal, group 15, except field 
corn grain at 2.5 ppm; grain, cereal, forage, fodder and straw, group 
16 at 25.0 ppm; peanut at 0.02 ppm; peanut, meal at 0.03 ppm; peanut, 
refined oil at 0.06 ppm; plum, prune at 4.0 ppm; potato, wet peel at 
0.2 ppm; rapeseed, (cultivars/varieties and/or hybrids including canola 
and crambe) at 0.60 ppm; rice, hulls at 10.0 ppm; soybean, hulls at 6.5 
ppm; soybean, seed at 0.20 ppm; sunflower, seed at 0.60 ppm; vegetable, 
foliage of legume, group 7 at 18.0 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, group 8 at 
0.60 ppm; vegetable, legume, dried shelled pea and bean (except 
soybean), subgroup 6C at 0.35 ppm; vegetable, legume, edible podded, 
subgroup 6A at 1.40 ppm; vegetable, legume, succulent shelled pea and 
bean, subgroup 6B at 0.45 ppm; vegetable, root, subgroup 1A at 0.10 
ppm; vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C at 0.04 ppm; vegetable, 
tuberous and corm, (except potato), subgroup 1D at 0.04 ppm; wheat, 
bran at 6.0 ppm; wheat, germ at 3.0 ppm; cattle, fat at 0.1 ppm; 
cattle, kidney at 0.01 ppm; cattle, liver at 0.10 ppm; cattle, meat at 
0.01 ppm; cattle, meat byproducts at 0.10 ppm; egg at 0.01 ppm; goat, 
fat at 0.1 ppm; goat, kidney at 0.01 ppm; goat, liver at 0.10 ppm; 
goat, meat at 0.01 ppm; goat, meat byproducts at 0.10 ppm; hog, fat at 
0.01 ppm; hog, liver at 0.01 ppm; hog, meat at 0.01 ppm; hog, meat 
byproducts at 0.01 ppm; horse, fat at 0.1 ppm; horse kidney at 0.01 
ppm; horse, liver at 0.10 ppm; horse, meat at 0.01 ppm; horse, meat 
byproducts at 0.10 ppm; milk at 0.02 ppm; milk, fat at 0.2 ppm; egg at 
0.01 ppm; poultry, byproducts at 0.01 ppm; poultry, fat at 0.01 ppm; 
poultry, liver at 0.01 ppm; poultry, meat at 0.01 ppm; poultry, skin at 
0.01 ppm; sheep, fat at 0.1 ppm; sheep, kidney at 0.01 ppm; sheep, 
liver at 0.10 ppm; sheep, meat at 0.01 ppm; and sheep, meat byproducts 
at 0.10 ppm. Independently validated analytical methods have been 
submitted for analyzing residues of parent BAS 700 F plus metabolites 
M700F008, M700F048 and M700F002 with appropriate sensitivity in crops 
and processed commodities for which tolerances are being requested. 
Contact: Olga Odiott, (703) 308-9369, e-mail address: 
odiott.olga@epa.gov.
     4. PP 0F7712. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0771). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 
12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 
proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of 
the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-
3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on mustard, seed at 0.01 ppm. In 
plants and plant products, the residue of concern, parent clothianidin, 
can be determined using HPLC with electrospray mass spectrometry (MS/
MS) detection. In an extraction efficiency testing, the plant residues 
method has also demonstrated the ability to extract aged clothianidin 
residue. Although the plant residues LC/MS/MS method is highly suitable 
for enforcement method, an LC/UV method has also been developed which 
is suitable for enforcement (monitoring) purposes in all relevant 
matrices. Contact: Kable Bo Davis, (703) 306-0415, e-mail address: 
davis.kable@epa.gov.
     5. PP 0F7718. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0426). Nichino America, Inc., 4550 
New Linden Hill Road, Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808, proposes to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide 
pyraflufen-ethyl, ethyl 2-chloro-5-(4-chloro-5-difluoromethoxy-1-
methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)-4-fluorophenoxyacetate and its acid metabolite, 
E-1, 2-chloro-5-(4-chloro-5-difluoromethoxy-1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)-
4-fluorophenoxyacetic acid, expressed in terms of the parent, in or on 
almond hulls at 0.02 ppm; nuts, tree, group 14 at 0.01 ppm; pistachio 
at 0.01 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 0.01 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 
at 0.01 ppm; pomegranates at 0.01 ppm; olives at 0.01 ppm; grapes at 
0.01 ppm, and hops at 0.05 ppm. An analytical method was developed to 
measure the pyraflufen-

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ethyl and its metabolites by aqueous organic solvent extraction, column 
clean up, and quantitation by GC. Contact: James M. Stone, (703) 305-
7391, e-mail address: stone.james@epa.gov.
     6. PP 0F7722. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0458). E. I. du Pont de Nemours and 
Company, 1007 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19898, proposes to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
picoxystrobin, in or on cereal grains except rice (crop group 15) at 
0.2 ppm; cereal forage and fodder except rice (crop group 16) at 13.0 
ppm; cereal grain aspirated grain fractions at 4.5 ppm; cereal grain 
oil at 1.5 ppm; dry legume vegetables except soybean (crop group 6, 
subgroup C) at 0.1 ppm; legume vegetable foliage (crop group 7) at 18.0 
ppm; soybean seed at 0.05 ppm; soybean forage at 0.8 ppm; soybean hay 
at 2.5 ppm; soybean aspirated grain fractions at 3.2 ppm; soybean hulls 
at 10.0 ppm; soybean oil at 0.05 ppm; canola seed at 0.05 ppm; meat and 
meat byproducts except liver of cattle, goat, hog, horse, and sheep at 
0.01 ppm; fat of cattle, goat, hog, horse, and sheep at 0.05 ppm; liver 
of cattle, goat, hog, horse, and sheep at 0.8 ppm; meat, meat 
byproducts, fat, and eggs of poultry at 0.01 ppm; milk at 0.01 ppm, and 
cream, at 0.03 ppm. Adequate analytical methodology is available for 
enforcement purposes. An analytical method has been developed and 
independently validated for the detection and quantification of 
picoxystrobin and metabolites in various crop matrices including 
cereals, soybean, dried legume, canola, lettuce, and orange matrices. 
The method was validated at 0.010 and 0.10 ppm in all matrices using an 
LC/MS/MS system operating with an electrospray interface (ESI) in 
positive ion mode. The analytical method is suitable for enforcement/
monitoring and data generation for regulatory studies. An analytical 
method has been developed and independently validated for the 
detection, quantification and confirmation of picoxystrobin residues in 
animal tissues including chicken egg, bovine whole and skim milk and 
cream and bovine muscle, liver, kidney and fat. The method quantifies 
picoxystrobin in the animal matrices at levels of approximately 0.010 
mg/kg using a HPLC/ESI-MS/MS system. The analytical method is suitable 
for enforcement/monitoring and data generation for regulatory studies. 
Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305-5218, e-mail address: 
stanton.susan@epa.gov.
     7. PP 0F7730. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0546). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, proposes to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
thiabendazole [2-(4-thiazolyl)-1H-benzimidazole], (CAS Reg. No. 148-79-
8) and its metabolite benzimidazole (free and conjugated), in or on 
corn, field, forage at 0.01 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, 
field, stover at 0.01 ppm; corn, pop, forage at 0.01 ppm; corn, pop, 
grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, pop, stover at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet, forage 
at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet, stover at 0.01 ppm; and corn, sweet, kernel 
plus cobs with husks removed at 0.01 ppm. Adequate analytical 
methodology is available for data collection enforcing of thiabendazole 
residues. The Pesticide Analytical Manual (PAM) Vol. II lists four 
spectrophotofluorometric methods (Methods I, A, B and C) for 
determining residues of thiabendazole per se in or on plant 
commodities, and one spectrophotofluorometric method (Method D) for 
determining residues of thiabendazole and 5-hydroxy-thiabendazole in 
milk. Contact: Janet Whitehurst, (703) 305-6129, e-mail address: 
whitehurst.janet@epa.gov.
     8. PP 9F7679. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0267). Bayer CropScience LLC, 2 T. 
W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide 
safener, mefenpyr-diethyl including its metabolites and degradates. 
Compliance with the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by 
measuring residues of mefenpyr-diethyl ((RS)-1-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-5-
methyl-2-pyrazoline-3,5-dicarboxylic acid) and its 
dichlorophenylpyrazoline metabolites in or on sorghum, grain at 0.01 
ppm; sorghum, forage at 0.1 ppm; sorghum, stover at 0.05 ppm; grass, 
hay at 0.05 ppm; and grass, forage at 1.5 ppm. An enforcement method 
for plants has been developed and radiovalidation and independent 
laboratory validation (ILV) conducted. The EPA has concluded that this 
method is suitable for food tolerance enforcement of mefenpyr-diethyl 
and its 2,4-dichlorophenyl-pyrazoline metabolites. Contact: Bethany 
Benbow, (703) 347-8072, e-mail address: benbow.bethany@epa.gov.
     9. PP 9F7680. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0266). Bayer CropScience LLC, 2 T. 
W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide 
pyrasulfotole including its metabolites and degradates. Compliance with 
the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by measuring 
residues of pyrasulfotole (AE 0317309) (5-hydroxy-1,3-dimethyl-1H-
pyrazol-4-yl)-[2-(methylsulfonyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)-phenyl]-methanone 
and its metabolite (5-Hydroxy-3-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-[2-
(methylsulfonyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] methanone, calculated as 
the stoichiometric equivalent of pyrasulfotole, in or on sorghum, grain 
at 0.8 ppm; sorghum, forage at 1.2 ppm; sorghum, stover at 0.35 ppm; 
grass, hay at 2.5 ppm; and grass, forage at 10 ppm. The analytical 
method is an LC/MS/MS method which quantifies pyrasulfotole and its 
metabolite (5-Hydroxy-3-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)[2-(methylsulfonyl)-4-
(trifluoromethyl) phenyl]methanone with an LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg. 
Pyrasulfotole and its metabolite are solvent extracted, hydrolyzed to 
released conjugated residues and purified by C18 solid phase 
extraction. Residues are quantified by LC/MS/MS using isotopically 
labeled internal standards. Validation of the methodology for the 
determination of pyrasulfotole and its metabolite demonstrated that it 
could accurately determine residues at the LOQ of 0.01 ppm in all 
appropriate matrices. Pyrasulfotole and its metabolite are stable for 
at least 11 months for the above matrices. Contact: Bethany Benbow, 
(703) 347-8072, e-mail address: benbow.bethany@epa.gov.

Amended Tolerances

     1. PP 0E7723. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0471). IR-4, 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to increase the tolerances in 
40 CFR 180.598 for residues of the insecticide novaluron, N-[[[3-
chloro-4-[1,1,2-trifluoro-2-trifluoromethoxy)ethoxy] 
phenyl]amino]carbonyl]-2,6-difluorobenzamide, in or on milk from 1.0 to 
1.5 ppm; and milk, fat from 20 to 35 ppm. Makhteshim-Agan of North 
America, Inc., 4515 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27609, is the 
manufacturer and basic registrant of novaluron. Makhteshim-Agan of 
North America, Inc., prepared and summarized the following information 
in support of the subject pesticide petition for novaluron. Adequate 
analytical enforcement methods, GC/ECD method and a HPLC/UV method for 
enforcing tolerances of novaluron residues in or on different matrices 
are available, as published in the Federal Register of January 27, 2010 
(75 FR 4274) (FRL-8807-2). A method validation was conducted both prior 
to sample analysis and concurrently with sample analysis, determining 
that the method recoveries were in the range. The LOQ for the method in 
K+CWHR, forage and stover was calculated to be 0.040, 0.052 and 0.049 
ppm, respectively. The LLMV for novaluron in corn forage, stover and 
K+CWHR was

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0.05 ppm. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, e-mail address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
     2. PP 9F7622. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0287). Valent U.S.A. Company, 1600 
Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8025, proposes to amend 
the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.617 by decreasing the established tolerance 
for residues of the fungicide metconazole, 5-[(4-chlorophenyl)methyl]-
2,2-dimethyl-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)cyclopentanol, measured as 
the sum of cis- and trans- isomers, in or on nut, tree (crop group 14) 
from 0.04 ppm to 0.02 ppm. Independently validated analytical methods 
have been submitted for analyzing parent metconazole residues with 
appropriate sensitivity for all canola crop and processed commodities 
for which a tolerance is being requested. Contact: Tracy Keigwin, (703) 
305-6605, e-mail address: keigwin.tracy@epa.gov.
     3. PP 9F7678. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0268). Bayer CropScience LLC, 2 T. 
W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to amend 
the 40 CFR 180.324 by revising tolerances for residues of the 
herbicide, bromoxynil including its metabolites and degradates. 
Compliance with the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by 
measuring residues of bromoxynil (3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxybenzonitrile), 
in or on sorghum, grain at 0.2 ppm; grass, hay at 5.0 ppm; and grass, 
forage at 18 ppm. Since bromoxynil already has tolerances on sorghum 
and grass commodities adequate analytical methods are in place to 
support the desired uses. Contact: Bethany Benbow, (703) 347-8072, e-
mail address: benbow.bethany@epa.gov.
    4. PP 9F7680. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0266). Bayer CropScience LLC, 2 T. 
W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to 
increase the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.631 for residues of the 
herbicide, pyrasulfotole including its metabolites and degradates. 
Compliance with the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by 
measuring residues of pyrasulfotole (AE0317309) (5-hydroxy-1,3-
dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)[2-(methylsulfonyl)-4-
(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-methanone and its metabolite (5-Hydroxy-3-
methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl-[2-(methylsulfonyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] 
methanone, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of 
pyrasulfotole, in or on cattle, goat, hog, sheep, horse, meat at 0.04 
ppm; cattle, goat, hog, sheep, horse, fat at 0.04 ppm; cattle, goat, 
hog, sheep, horse, meat byproducts, except liver at 2 ppm; and cattle, 
goat, hog, sheep, horse, liver at 8 ppm. The analytical method is an 
LC/MS/MS method which quantifies pyrasulfotole and its metabolite (5-
Hydroxy-3-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)[2-(methylsulfonyl)-4-
(trifluoromethyl) phenyl]methanone with an LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg. 
Pyrasulfotole and its metabolite are solvent extracted, hydrolyzed to 
released conjugated residues and purified by C18 solid phase 
extraction. Residues are quantified by LC/MS/MS using isotopically 
labeled internal standards. Validation of the methodology for the 
determination of pyrasulfotole and its metabolite demonstrated that it 
could accurately determine residues at the LOQ of 0.01 ppm in all 
appropriate matrices. Pyrasulfotole and its metabolite are stable for 
at least 11 months for the above matrices. Contact: Bethany Benbow, 
(703) 347-8072, e-mail address: benbow.bethany@epa.gov.

New Tolerance Exemptions

     1. PP 0E7701. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0095). Ag-Chem Consulting, 12208 
Quinque Lane, Clifton, VA 21024, on behalf of LG Life Science, 910 
Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, proposes to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 
polyoxyethylene mono (tristyrylphenyl)ether (CAS No. 99734-09-5) 
applied to postharvest crops under 40 CFR 180.910 when used as a 
pesticide inert ingredient as a surfactant with a maximum of 10.0% by 
weight in pesticide formulations applied to food areas and food contact 
surfaces in food service and food handling establishments. The 
petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because requirements 
for an analytical method are not applicable to a request to establish 
an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Contact: Karen Samek, 
(703) 347-8825, e-mail address: samek.karen@epa.gov.
     2. PP 9E7660. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0429). BASF Corporation, 100 Campus 
Dr., Florham Park, NJ 07932, proposes to establish an exemption from 
the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Acetic acid ethenyl, 
polymer with oxirane (CAS No. 25820-49-9) when used as a pesticide 
inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations without 
limitation. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed 
because requirements for an analytical method are not applicable to a 
request to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. 
Contact: Deirdre Sunderland, (703) 603-0851, e-mail address: 
sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: June 15, 2010.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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