[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20667-20668]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8549]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0115; FRL-8866-9]


Notice of Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions 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 withdrawal of pesticide petitions 
(0G7716, 8F7489, 9E7635, and 9F7587) proposing the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities. The petitioners withdrew their petitions 
voluntarily and without prejudice to future filing.

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 
Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), 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 listed in Unit 
II., it is directed to the public in general. Since various individuals 
or entities may be interested, EPA 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-2011-0115. 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 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 EPA taking?

    EPA is announcing the withdrawal of pesticide petitions filed under 
section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 
U.S.C. 346a, and proposing the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in 
or on various food commodities.
    In accordance with 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the 
petitions covered by 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.

Withdrawal by Petitioner

    1. PP 0G7716 (Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882). EPA issued a notice 
in the Federal Register of September 30, 2010 (75 FR 60452) (FRL-8837-
2) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0547), which announced the filing of a pesticide 
petition (PP 0G7716) by Circle One Global, Inc., P.O. Box 18300, 
Greensboro, NC 27409. This petition proposed that EPA amend 40 CFR 
180.1254 by establishing a temporary exemption from the requirement of 
a tolerance for residues of the fungicide, Aspergillus flavus NRRL 
21882, in or on cotton. On October 11, 2010, Circle One Global, Inc., 
notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: Shanaz 
Bacchus; telephone number: (703) 308-8097; e-mail address: 
bacchus.shanaz@epa.gov.
    2. PP 8F7489 (2-phenethyl propionate). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of April 8, 2009 (74 FR 15976) (FRL-8409-4) (EPA-HQ-
OPP-2009-0222), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 
8F7489) by EcoSmart Technologies, Inc., 3600 Mansell Rd., Suite 150, 
Alpharetta, GA 30022. This petition proposed that EPA amend 40 CFR part 
180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
for residues of the biochemical pesticide, 2-phenethyl propionate, in 
or on all agricultural commodities. On March 9, 2010, EcoSmart 
Technologies, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 
Contact: Cheryl Greene; telephone number: (703) 308-0352; e-mail 
address: greene.cheryl@epa.gov.
    3. PP 9E7635 (Tobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus). EPA issued a 
notice in the Federal Register of March 10, 2010 (75 FR 11171) (FRL-
8810-8) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0055), which announced the filing of a 
pesticide petition (PP 9E7635) by Interregional Research Project Number 
4 (IR-4), Rutgers University, 500 College Rd., East, Suite 201W., 
Princeton, NJ 08540 (on behalf of BioProdex, Inc., 8520 NW 2 Place, 
Gainesville, FL 32607-1423). This petition proposed that EPA amend 40 
CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for residues of the herbicide, Tobacco mild green mosaic 
tobamovirus, in or on all food commodities. On January 10, 2011, 
BioProdex, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 
Contact: Jeannine Kausch; telephone number:

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(703) 347-8920; e-mail address: kausch.jeannine@epa.gov.
    4. PP 9F7587 (Paecilomyces fumosoroseus strain FE 9901). EPA issued 
a notice in the Federal Register of March 10, 2010 (75 FR 11171) (FRL-
8810-8) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0092), which announced the filing of a 
pesticide petition (PP 9F7587) by Technology Sciences Group, Inc., 1150 
18th St., NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036 (on behalf of Natural 
Industries, Inc., 6223 Theall Rd., Houston, TX 77066). This petition 
proposed that EPA amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the 
mycoinsecticide, Paecilomyces fumosoroseus strain FE 9901, in or on 
vegetable and herb crops grown in greenhouses. On February 17, 2011, 
Technology Sciences Group, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing 
this petition. Contact: Kathleen Martin; telephone number: (703) 308-
2857; e-mail address: martin.kathleen@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: March 25, 2011.
Keith A. Matthews,
 Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-8549 Filed 4-12-11; 8:45 am]
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