[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 24 (Friday, February 4, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 6347-6351]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2399]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0733; FRL-8860-6]


(S,S)-Ethylenediamine Disuccinic Acid Trisodium Salt; Exemption 
From the Requirement of a Tolerance

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement 
of a tolerance for residues of (S,S)-ethylenediamine disuccinic acid 
trisodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 178949-82-1) when used as an inert 
ingredient (sequestrant or chelating agent) in pesticide formulations 
applied to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after 
harvest under EPA regulations. Innospec Limited submitted a petition to 
EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting 
establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This 
regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level 
for residues of (S,S)-ethylenediamine disuccinic acid trisodium salt.

DATES: This regulation is effective February 4, 2011. Objections and 
requests for hearings must be received on or before April 5, 2011, and 
must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR 
part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section).

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0733. 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., Confidential Business Information (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 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 Docket 
Facility is open 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: Alganesh Debesai, Registration 
Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8353; e-mail address: 
debesai.alganesh@epa.gov.

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 under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

B. How can I get electronic access to other related information?

    You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR 
part 180 through the Government Printing Office's e-CFR site at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr.

C. How can I file an objection or hearing request?

    Under FFDCA section 408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an 
objection to any aspect of this regulation and may also request a 
hearing on those objections. You must file your objection or request a 
hearing on this regulation in accordance with the instructions provided 
in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, you must identify 
docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0733 in the subject line on the first 
page of your submission. All objections and requests for a hearing must 
be in writing, and must be received by the Hearing Clerk on or before 
April 5, 2011. Addresses for mail and hand delivery of objections and 
hearing requests are provided in 40 CFR 178.25(b).
    In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the 
Hearing Clerk as described in 40 CFR part 178, please submit a copy of 
the filing that does not contain any CBI for inclusion in the public 
docket. Information not marked confidential pursuant to 40 CFR part 2 
may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. Submit a copy of 
your non-CBI objection or hearing request, identified by docket ID 
number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0733, 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.

II. Petition for Exemption

    In the Federal Register of September 23, 2010 (75 FR 57942) (FRL-
8845-4), EPA issued a notice pursuant to section 408 of FFDCA, 21 
U.S.C. 346a, announcing the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 0E7753) 
by Innospec Limited, c/o Walter G. Talarek, PC, 1008 Riva Ridge Drive, 
Great Falls, VA 22066-1620. The petition requested that 40 CFR 180.910 
be amended by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for residues of (S,S)-ethylenediamine disuccinic acid 
trisodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 178949-82-1) when used as an inert 
ingredient as sequestrant or chelating agent in pesticide formulations 
applied to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after 
harvest. That notice referenced a summary of the petition

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prepared by Innospec Limited, the petitioner, which is available in the 
docket, http://www.regulations.gov. There were no comments received in 
response to the notice of filing. For ease of reading in this document, 
(S,S)-ethylenediamine disuccinic acid trisodium salt is referred to as 
(S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt.

III. Inert Ingredient Definition

    Inert ingredients are all ingredients that are not active 
ingredients as defined in 40 CFR 153.125 and include, but are not 
limited to, the following types of ingredients (except when they have a 
pesticidal efficacy of their own): Solvents such as alcohols and 
hydrocarbons; surfactants such as polyoxyethylene polymers and fatty 
acids; carriers such as clay and diatomaceous earth; thickeners such as 
carrageenan and modified cellulose; wetting, spreading, and dispersing 
agents; propellants in aerosol dispensers; microencapsulating agents; 
and emulsifiers. The term ``inert'' is not intended to imply no 
toxicity; the ingredient may or may not be chemically active. 
Generally, EPA has exempted inert ingredients from the requirement of a 
tolerance based on the low toxicity of the individual inert 
ingredients.

IV. Aggregate Risk Assessment and Determination of Safety

    Section 408(c)(2)(A)(i) of FFDCA allows EPA to establish an 
exemption from the requirement for a tolerance (the legal limit for a 
pesticide chemical residue in or on a food) only if EPA determines that 
the tolerance is ``safe.'' Section 408(b)(2)(A)(ii) of FFDCA defines 
``safe'' to mean that ``there is a reasonable certainty that no harm 
will result from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue, 
including all anticipated dietary exposures and all other exposures for 
which there is reliable information.'' This includes exposure through 
drinking water and in residential settings, but does not include 
occupational exposure. Section 408(b)(2)(C) of FFDCA requires EPA to 
give special consideration to exposure of infants and children to the 
pesticide chemical residue in establishing a tolerance and to ``ensure 
that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result to 
infants and children from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical 
residue. * * *''
    EPA establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance only 
in those cases where it can be clearly demonstrated that the risks from 
aggregate exposure to pesticide chemical residues under reasonably 
foreseeable circumstances will pose no appreciable risks to human 
health. In order to determine the risks from aggregate exposure to 
pesticide inert ingredients, the Agency considers the toxicity of the 
inert in conjunction with possible exposure to residues of the inert 
ingredient through food and drinking water, and through other exposures 
that occur as a result of pesticide use in residential settings. If EPA 
is able to determine that a finite tolerance is not necessary to ensure 
that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from 
aggregate exposure to the inert ingredient, an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance may be established.
    Consistent with section 408(c)(2)(A) of FFDCA, and the factors 
specified in FFDCA section 408(c)(2)(B), EPA has reviewed the available 
scientific data and other relevant information in support of this 
action. EPA has sufficient data to assess the hazards of and to make a 
determination on aggregate exposure for (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt 
including exposure resulting from the exemption established by this 
action. EPA's assessment of exposures and risks associated with (S,S)-
EDDS trisodium salt follows.

A. Toxicological Profile

    EPA has evaluated the available toxicity data and considered their 
validity, completeness, and reliability as well as the relationship of 
the results of the studies to human risk. EPA has also considered 
available information concerning the variability of the sensitivities 
of major identifiable subgroups of consumers, including infants and 
children.
    The Agency completed a risk assessment on October 28, 2008 for the 
approval of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 
CFR 180.920 for pre-harvest use for a substantially similar chemical, 
i.e., (S,S)-ethylenediamine disuccinic acid, (CAS Reg. No. 20846-91-7) 
which is referred to as (S,S)-EDDS. This risk assessment as well as 
data on another similar compound, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid 
(EDTA), was used to evaluate the current request for (S,S)-EDDS 
trisodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 178949-82-1) because it is likely that 
(S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt, EDTA, and (S,S)-EDDS readily disassociates 
in the body to their respective salts or acids and the active moiety 
ethylenediamine. Therefore, these toxicological data can be bridged.
    Briefly, studies show that (S,S)-EDDS has low acute and subchronic 
toxicity, is a mild eye irritant, and is not a dermal irritant or skin 
sensitizer. Based on the results of submitted mutagenicity studies, 
(S,S)-EDDS is not likely to be mutagenic. No carcinogenicity studies 
are available on (S,S)-EDDS, however, NTP tested trisodium EDTA in mice 
and rats and it showed no carcinogenic potential. Based on its 
similarity with EDTA and lack of mutagenicity, (S,S)-EDDS is not likely 
to be carcinogenic to humans at low doses. In addition, metabolism 
studies show that (S,S)-EDDS is poorly absorbed but rapidly excreted 
within 72 hours.
    The (S,S)-EDDS studies indicate developmental toxicity only at high 
dosage levels that resulted in maternal toxicity (limit dose levels). 
In a developmental toxicity study in rats, the maternal toxicity low 
observed adverse effect level (LOAEL) is 944.1 milligrams/kilograms/
body weight/day (mg/kg bw/day) (16,000 parts per million (ppm)) (limit 
dose) based on reductions in body weight, body weight gain, feed 
consumption, and blood levels of zinc, iron, and copper, and the no 
observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) is 551.1 mg/kg bw/day (8,000 
ppm). The developmental toxicity LOAEL of 944.1 was based on an 
increase in fetal death, reduced fetal growth, and multiple 
developmental malformations and variations affecting almost all major 
organ systems and skeletal structures, and the NOAEL is 551.1 mg/kg bw/
day (8,000 ppm). Therefore, the maternal and developmental NOAEL are 
both 551.1 mg/kg bw/day (8,000 ppm). The results of this dietary study 
indicate qualitative evidence of increased susceptibility; however, the 
concern for this increased susceptibility is low for the reasons 
discussed in Unit IV.D.
    Specific information on the studies received and the nature of the 
adverse effects caused by (S,S)-EDDS as well as the NOAEL and the LOAEL 
from the toxicity studies can be found at http://www.regulations.gov in 
the document for Petition 4E6818 (S,S)-
ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (CAS Reg. No. 20846-91-7) for tolerance 
exemption under 40 CFR 180.920 under docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0250.

B. Toxicological Points of Departure/Levels of Concern

    Due to the low potential hazard of this chemical, quantitative 
dietary or occupational and residential exposure assessment is not 
necessary. However, EPA conducted quantitative chronic dietary 
assessment using the NOAEL of 551.0 mg/kg/day based on reductions in 
body weight, body weight gain, feed consumption seen at the LOAEL of 
944

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mg/kg/day observed in a developmental toxicity study in rats with 
uncertainty factor of 100 (10x for intraspecies variability and 10x for 
interspecies extrapolation). The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) 
safety factor (SF) was reduced to 1X.

C. Exposure Assessment

    1. Dietary exposure from food and feed uses and drinking water. 
Since toxicity effects were seen only at the limit dose for (S,S)-EDDS, 
a quantitative exposure assessment for (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt is not 
needed. Any possible dietary exposure to (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt from 
its use as an inert ingredient in pesticide products would be through 
consumption of food to which pesticide products containing it have been 
applied, although the rapid biodegradation properties will reduce the 
amount of (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt that is available for uptake by 
plants. Run-off into surface water is not anticipated due to rapid 
biodegradation, and therefore, contributions of concern to drinking 
water are not expected.
    To further support this conclusion, the Agency performed a dietary 
(food and drinking water) exposure assessment for (S,S)-EDDS trisodium 
salt using worst case assumptions as detailed below. This exposure 
assessment assumed that:
    i. (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt would be used as an inert ingredient 
in all food use pesticide formulations applied to all crops.
    ii. One hundred percent of all food crops would be treated with 
pesticides containing (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt.
    iii. (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt residues would be present in all 
crops at levels equal to or exceeding the highest established tolerance 
levels for any pesticide active ingredient for the use, and
    iv. A conservative default value of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for 
the concentration of an inert ingredient in all sources of drinking 
water was used.

This approach is highly conservative as it is extremely unlikely that 
(S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt would have such use as pesticide product 
inert ingredients and be present in food commodities and drinking water 
at such high levels.
    EPA also considered whether it should quantitatively aggregate 
exposure to (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt and EDTA (ethylenediamine 
tetraacetic acid) and its salts and S,S-ethylenedamine disuccinic acid 
(S,S-EDDS) in assessing risk. However, because these chemicals are 
chelating agents, it is not expected that more than one of these 
chemicals would be present in the same pesticide formulation. Further, 
in quantitatively assessing risk, EPA has assumed that (S,S)-EDDS 
trisodium salt would be present in all foods and at extremely high 
values. Thus, EPA believes that its approach to aggregate exposure is 
conservative and health protective.
    2. From non-dietary exposure. The term ``residential exposure'' is 
used in this document to refer to non-occupational, non-dietary 
exposure (e.g., textiles (clothing and diapers), carpets, swimming 
pools, and hard surface disinfection on walls, floors, tables).
    (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt may be used as an inert ingredient in 
pesticide products that are registered for specific uses that may 
result in both outdoor and indoor residential exposures. In addition, 
(S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt may be used in and around the home. Although 
dermal and inhalation exposures are possible from residential use of 
pesticide products containing this inert ingredient, negligible 
inhalation and dermal absorption is expected based on its low toxicity, 
poor absorption, and rapid biodegradation properties of the chemical 
and therefore, an aggregate risk assessment was not performed.
    3. Cumulative effects from substances with a common mechanism of 
toxicity. Section 408(b)(2)(D)(v) of FFDCA requires that, when 
considering whether to establish, modify, or revoke a tolerance, the 
Agency consider ``available information'' concerning the cumulative 
effects of a particular pesticide's residues and ``other substances 
that have a common mechanism of toxicity.''
    As explained above, EPA has based its assessment of the toxicity of 
(S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt on data on the toxicity of EDTA 
(ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid) and its salts and S,S-ethylenedamine 
disuccinic acid (S,S-EDDS). For the same reason, EPA believes that 
aggregate exposure to these compounds would have cumulative toxic 
effects. EPA's approach to aggregating exposures to these compounds is 
discussed in Unit IV.C.1.
    EPA has not found (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt to share a common 
mechanism of toxicity with any other substances, and (S,S)-EDDS 
trisodium salt does not appear to produce a toxic metabolite produced 
by any other substances. For the purposes of this tolerance action, 
therefore, EPA has assumed that (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt does not have 
a common mechanism of toxicity with any other substances. For 
information regarding EPA's efforts to determine which chemicals have a 
common mechanism of toxicity and to evaluate the cumulative effects of 
such chemicals, see EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/cumulative.
    However, these chemicals are chelating agents, therefore, it is not 
expected that all of these chemicals would be present in the same 
pesticide formulation. A quantitative aggregate exposure assessment was 
not performed for this class of chemicals since highly conservative 
dietary exposure assessments (food and water) for U.S. general 
population was less than 5% of the cPAD.

D. Safety Factor for Infants and Children

    Section 408(b)(2)(C) of FFDCA provides that EPA shall apply an 
additional tenfold (10X) margin of safety for infants and children in 
the case of threshold effects to account for prenatal and postnatal 
toxicity and the completeness of the database on toxicity and exposure 
unless EPA determines, based on reliable data, that a different margin 
of safety will be safe for infants and children. This additional margin 
of safety is commonly referred to as the FQPA Safety Factor (SF). In 
applying this provision, EPA either retains the default value of 10X, 
or uses a different additional safety factor when reliable data 
available to EPA support the choice of a different factor.
    EPA has determined that reliable data show the safety of infants 
and children would be adequately protected if the FQPA SF were reduced 
to 1X. That decision is based on the following findings:
    1. EPA has sufficient data to assess the toxicity of (S,S)-EDDS 
trisodium salt. Although the toxicological database on (S,S)-EDDS 
trisodium salt is limited, adequate long term studies are available on 
structurally related compounds such as (S,S)-EDDS calcium disodium 
EDTA, and trisodium EDTA. Based on the structural similarities in these 
compounds, EPA concluded the database for (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt is 
adequate.
    2. EPA has low concern regarding the potential developmental 
effects of (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt. The (S,S)-EDDS studies indicate 
developmental toxicity only at high dosage levels that resulted in 
maternal toxicity (limit dose levels). In evidence of increased 
susceptibility; however, the concern for this increased susceptibility 
is low because:
    i. Effects were seen only at the limit dose and in the presence of 
maternal toxicity.
    ii. There is a well characterized NOAEL (551.1 mg/kg/day) 
protecting from these effects.

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    iii. The presence of zinc, iron and copper may have contributed to 
the observed developmental toxicity, since other chelating agents (such 
as EDTA) have been shown to impact zinc, iron, and copper levels and 
some of the developmental toxicity.
    iv. The results were not reproduced in a concurrently conducted 
gavage study in rats at doses up to 1,000 mg/kg/day.
    3. Neurotoxicity studies are not available in the database; 
however, there is no evidence of clinical signs of neurotoxicity in the 
available studies. Therefore, developmental neurotoxicity study is not 
required.
    4. Immunotoxicity study is not available; however, there is no 
evidence of immune system involvement in the available studies.
    5. In the absence of actual exposure data on (S,S)-EDDS trisodium 
salt, a highly conservative exposure estimate was utilized thereby 
reducing uncertainty associated with exposures by infants and children 
to (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt.

E. Aggregate Risks and Determination of Safety

    Considering the low toxicity, poor absorption, and rapid 
biodegradation properties of (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt, residues of 
concern are not anticipated from dietary exposures (food and drinking 
water) or from residential exposures (inhalation and dermal). Utilizing 
a highly conservative aggregate exposure assessment, EPA has concluded 
that aggregate exposures to (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt are more than 
three orders of magnitude less than the dose at which no adverse 
effects were seen in the most sensitive animal study and are therefore 
below the level of concern. In addition, this highly conservative 
exposure assessment is protective of any possible non-occupational 
exposures to (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt as it results in exposure 
estimates orders of magnitude greater than the high-end exposure 
estimates for residential uses of pesticides routinely used by the 
Office of Pesticide Programs. The Agency has not identified any concern 
for carcinogenicity related to (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt.
    Taking into consideration all available information on (S,S)-EDDS 
trisodium salt, EPA has determined that there is a reasonable certainty 
that no harm to any population subgroup, including infants and 
children, will result from aggregate exposure to (S,S)-EDDS trisodium 
salt under reasonable foreseeable circumstances. Therefore, the 
establishment of an exemption from tolerance under 40 CFR 180.910 for 
residues of (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt when used as an inert ingredient 
in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or to raw 
agricultural commodities after harvest is safe under FFDCA section 408.

V. Other Considerations

A. Analytical Enforcement Methodology

    An analytical method is not needed for enforcement purposes since 
the Agency is not establishing an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance without any numerical limitation.

B. International Residue Limits

    The Agency is not aware of any country requiring a tolerance for 
(S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt nor have any CODEX Maximum Residue Levels 
been established for any food crops at this time.

VI. Conclusions

    Therefore, an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is 
established under 40 CFR 180.910 for (S,S)-EDDS trisodium salt (CAS 
Reg. No. 178949-82-1) when used as an inert ingredient (sequestrant or 
chelating agent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or 
to raw agricultural commodities after harvest.

VII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final rule establishes an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance under section 408(d) of FFDCA in response to a petition 
submitted to the Agency. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 
12866, entitled Regulatory Planning and Review (58 FR 51735, October 4, 
1993). Because this final rule has been exempted from review under 
Executive Order 12866, this final rule is not subject to Executive 
Order 13211, entitled Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly 
Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) 
or Executive Order 13045, entitled Protection of Children from 
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 
1997). This final rule does not contain any information collections 
subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq., nor does it require any special considerations 
under Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income 
Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis 
of a petition under section 408(d) of FFDCA, such as the exemption in 
this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et 
seq.) do not apply.
    This final rule directly regulates growers, food processors, food 
handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this 
action alter the relationships or distribution of power and 
responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions 
of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. As such, the Agency has determined that 
this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or 
tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government 
and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between 
the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has 
determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled Federalism (64 FR 
43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled 
Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 
67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this final rule. In addition, 
this final rule does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any 
unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates 
Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Pub. L. 104-4).
    This action does not involve any technical standards that would 
require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant 
to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement 
Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104-113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 
note).

VIII. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to 
the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report 
containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, 
the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the 
United States prior to publication of this final rule in the Federal 
Register. This final rule is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 
U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides

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and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: January 24, 2011.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 180--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.


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2. In Sec.  180.910, the table is amended by adding alphabetically the 
following inert ingredient:


Sec.  180.910  Inert ingredients used pre- and post-harvest; exemptions 
from the requirement of a tolerance.

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         Inert ingredients             Limits             Uses
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(S,S)-Ethylenediamine disuccinic     .........  Sequestrant or chelating
 acid trisodium salt (CAS Reg. No.               agent.
 178949-82-1).
 
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