[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 144 (Wednesday, July 28, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44256-44259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18377]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0494; FRL-8831-7]


Rotenone; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel 
Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a 
notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel 
their rotenone registrations. The requests would not terminate the last 
rotenone products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends 
to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this 
announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the 
comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or 
unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are 
granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this 
notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only 
if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as 
described in the final order.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 27, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0494, 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 docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2005-0494. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
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: Veronica Dutch, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide

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Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8585; e-mail 
address: dutch.veronica@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, 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. 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.

II. Background on the Receipt of Requests to Cancel

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of requests from registrants 
to cancel rotenone product registrations. Rotenone is an insecticide/
miticide/piscicide used to control flying and crawling insects and 
invasive fish. In letters received by the Agency, the registrants 
requested EPA to cancel affected pesticide product registrations 
identified in Table 1 of Unit III. Specifically, the registrants have 
requested voluntary cancellation of products containing rotenone. The 
registrants' requests will not terminate the last rotenone product 
registered in the United States.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of requests from registrants 
to cancel 16 rotenone product registrations. The affected products and 
the registrants making the requests are identified in Tables 1 and 2 of 
this unit, respectively.
    Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant or if the Agency 
determines that there are substantive comments that warrant further 
review of this request, EPA intends to issue an order canceling the 
affected registrations.

   Table 1.--Rotenone Product Registrations with Pending Requests for
                              Cancellation
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       Registration Number           Product Name      Chemical Name(s)
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000004-00017                      Rotenone 1.0% Dust  Cube Resins other
                                                       than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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000004-00224                      Rotenone 5% Insect  Cube Resins other
                                   Control             than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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000004-00315                      Bonide Liquid       Cube Resins other
                                  Rotenone/            than rotenone
                                   Pyrethrins Spray.  Rotenone
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000004-00404                      Bonide Garden       Cube Resins other
                                   Rotenone Dust       than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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000004-00423                      Bonide Rotenone     Cube Resins other
                                   Garden Dust or      than rotenone
                                   Spray              Rotenone
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000270-00275                      Equi-Dust           Cube Resins other
                                                       than rotenone
                                                      Pyrethrins
                                                      Rotenone
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000769-00414                      Powdered Cube       Piperonyl butoxide
                                                      Pyrethrins
                                                      Rotenone
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000769-00857                      Science Red Arrow   Piperonyl butoxide
                                   Insect Spray       Cube Resins other
                                                       than rotenone
                                                      Pyrethrins
                                                      Rotenone
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000869-00186                      Green Light         Cube Resins other
                                   Rotenone            than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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002217-00145                      Garden Protector    Cube Resins other
                                                       than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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008660-00050                      1% Rotenone Garden  Cube Resins other
                                   Dust                than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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028293-00042                      Unicorn Ear Mite    Cube Resins other
                                   Control             than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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030573-00002                      Pyrellin E.C.       Cube Resins other
                                                       than rotenone
                                                      Pyrethrins
                                                      Rotenone
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033955-00270                      Acme 1% Rotenone    Cube Resins other
                                   Garden Guard        than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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034911-00021                      Hi-Yield Rotenone   Rotenone
                                   100 Insecticide
                                   Dust
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047000-00026                      Pet Dust            Cube Resins other
                                                       than rotenone
                                                      Rotenone
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
the registrants of the products listed 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 Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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              Company Number                  Company Name and Address
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4                                           Bonide Products, Inc.
                                            P.O. Box 1019
                                            Salem, VA 24153-3805
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270                                         Farnam Companies, Inc.
                                            301 West Osborn Road
                                            Phoenix, AZ 85013
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769                                         Value Gardens Supply, LLC
                                            P.O. Box 585
                                            Saint Joseph, MO 64502
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869                                         Green Light Company
                                            1600 Riviera Avenue, Suite
                                             200
                                            Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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2217                                        PBI/Gordon Corp.
                                            1217 West 12th St.
                                            P.O. Box 014090
                                            Kansas City, MO 64101-0090
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8660                                        United Industries
                                             Corporation
                                            P.O. Box 142642
                                            St. Louis, MO 63114-0642
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28293                                       Phaeton Corporation
                                            P.O. Box 1019
                                            Salem, VA 24153
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30573                                       Wright Webb Corporation
                                            P.O. Box 1572
                                            Fort Myers, FL 33902
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33955                                       PBI/Gordon Corp
                                            1217 West 12th. St.
                                            P.O. Box 014090
                                            Kansas City, MO 64101-0090
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34911                                       Hi-Yield Chemical Company
                                            6860 N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite
                                             200
                                            Plano, TX 75024
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47000                                       Chem-Tech, LTD.
                                            4515 Fleur Dr. 303
                                            Des Moines, IA 50321
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IV. 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 any such request in the Federal Register.
    Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a 
request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30-day public 
comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use 
termination. In addition, FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(C) requires that EPA 
provide a 180-day comment period on a request for voluntary 
cancellation or termination of any minor agricultural use before 
granting the request, unless:
    1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or
    2. The EPA Administrator determines that continued use of the 
pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
    The rotenone registrants have requested that EPA waive the 180-day 
comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 30-day comment period 
on the proposed requests.

V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Requests

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for product 
cancellation or use deletion should submit the withdrawal in writing to 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. If the 
products(s) have been subject to a previous cancellation action, the 
effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier 
cancellation action are controlling.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
that are currently in the United States and that were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
action. If the requests for voluntary

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cancellation are granted, the Agency intends to publish the 
cancellation order in the Federal Register.
    In any order issued in response to these requests for cancellation 
of product registrations, EPA proposes to include the following 
provisions for the treatment of any existing stocks of the products 
listed in Table 1 of Unit III.
    Because the Agency has potential risk concerns associated with 
these pesticide products, upon cancellation of the products identified 
in Table 1 of Unit III., EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell 
and distribute existing stocks of these products until May 2011. 
Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing 
the pesticides identified in Table 1 of Unit III., except for export 
consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons other 
than registrants will generally be allowed to sell, distribute, or use 
existing stocks until May 2011.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.


    Dated: June 10, 2010.
Richard P. Keigwin,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.

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