[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27317-27319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11206]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0887; FRL-8871-2]


Ziram, Diquat Dibromide, and Chloropicrin; Order for Amendments 
To Terminate Uses

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the amendments to 
terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted 
by the Agency, of products containing ziram, diquat dibromide, and 
chloropicrin, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation 
order follows a December 1, 2010 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of 
Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to 
voluntarily amend to terminate uses of all these product registrations. 
These are not the last products containing these pesticides registered 
for use in the United States. In the December 1, 2010 notice, EPA 
indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to 
terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within 
the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these 
requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency 
did not receive any comments on the notice.

DATES: The amendments are effective May 11, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person, with telephone 
number and e-mail address, is listed in the following table. You may 
also reach each contact person by mail at Pesticide Re-evaluation 
Division, (7508P) Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001. For pesticide-specific information contact: The Chemical Review 
Manager identified in the table below for the pesticide of interest.

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                                            Chemical Review Manager,
          Active ingredient             telephone number, e-mail address
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Chloropicrin.........................  Andrea Mojica, (703) 308-0122,
                                        mojica.andrea@epa.gov.
Diquat dibromide.....................  Eric Miederhoff, (703) 347-8028,
                                        miederhoff.eric@epa.gov.
Ziram................................  Kelly Ballard, (703) 305-8126,
                                        ballard.kelly@epa.gov.
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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 one of the 
persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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-2010-0887. 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?

    This notice announces the amendments to delete uses, as requested 
by registrants, of products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These 
registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 
of this unit.

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        Table 1--Ziram, Diquat Dibromide, and Chloropicrin Product Registration Amendments To Delete Uses
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       EPA  Registration  No.             Product name              Chemical              Uses to be deleted
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228-675............................  Nufarm Diquat SPC 2 L   Diquat Dibromide......  Sorghum and soybean.
                                      Herbicide.
2749-530...........................  Diquat Dibromide 37.3%  Diquat Dibromide......  Sorghum and soybean (seed
                                      SL AG.                                          crop only).
2749-531...........................  Diquat Manufacturing    Diquat Dibromide......  Sorghum and soybean (seed
                                      Concentrate.                                    crop only).
5785-17............................  Chlor-O-Pic...........  Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                                                                      potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
8536-2.............................  Chloropicrin 100        Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                      Fumigant.                                       potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
8622-43............................  Metapicrin............  Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                                                                      potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
8853-4.............................  HD-Pic Fumigant.......  Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                                                                      potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
8853-6.............................  Pic Plus Fumigant.....  Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                                                                      potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
45728-12...........................  Ziram Granuflo          Ziram.................  Blackberries.
                                      Fungicide.
58266-2............................  Tri-Clor Fumigant.....  Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                                                                      potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
62531-2............................  ASHTA Gold............  Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                                                                      potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
66330-47...........................  TM-442................  Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                                                                      potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
70506-173..........................  Ziram 76DF Fungicide..  Ziram.................  Blackberries.
82542-15...........................  Solear Diquat 2L        Diquat Dibromide......  Sorghum and soybean (seed
                                      Desiccant.                                      crop only).
82633-2............................  Sharda Diquat           Diquat Dibromide......  Sorghum and soybean (seed
                                      Concentrate.                                    crop only).
83529-13...........................  Diquash Ag............  Diquat Dibromide......  Sorghum and soybean (seed
                                                                                      crop only).
83979-2............................  Rowrunner Ag Herbicide  Diquat Dibromide......  Sorghum and soybean.
85607-1............................  Reddick PIC C-100.....  Chloropicrin..........  Mushroom casing soil,
                                                                                      potting soil, and small
                                                                                      area seed beds using
                                                                                      handheld fumigation
                                                                                      devices.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products 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.

                Table 2--Registrants of Amended Products
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         EPA  Company  No.                Company name and address
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228...............................  Nufarm Americas, Inc.,
                                    150 Harvester Drive, Suite 200,
                                    Burr Ridge, IL 60527.
2749..............................  Aceto Agricultural Chemicals
                                     Corporation,
                                    One Hollow Lane,
                                    Lake Success, NY 11042-1215.
5785..............................  Chemtura Corporation,
                                    1801 Highway 52 West,
                                    P.O. Box 2200,
                                    West Lafayette, IN 47906.
8536..............................  Soil Chemicals Corporation dba
                                     Cardinal Professional Products,
                                    P.O. Box 782,
                                    8770 Highway 25,
                                    Hollister, CA 95024-0782.
8622..............................  ICL-IP America, Inc.,
                                    95 MacCorkle Avenue, SW.,
                                    South Charleston, WV 25303.
8853..............................  Hendrix and Dail, Inc.,
                                    P.O. Box 648,
                                    Greenville, NC 27835-0648.
45728.............................  Taminco, Inc.,
                                    21320 Sweet Clover Place,
                                    Ashburn, VA 20147.
58266.............................  Shadow Mountain Products
                                     Corporation,
                                    8770 Highway 25,
                                    P.O. Box 1327,
                                    Hollister, CA 95024-1327.

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62531.............................  ASHTA Chemicals Inc.,
                                    3509 Middle Road,
                                    P.O. Box 858,
                                    Ashtabula, OH 44005-0858.
66330.............................  Arysta LifeScience North America,
                                     LLC,
                                    15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150,
                                    Cary, NC 27513.
70506.............................  United Phosphorus, Inc.,
                                    630 Freedom Business Center, Suite
                                     402,
                                    King of Prussia, PA 19406.
82542.............................  Source Dynamics,
                                    10039 E. Troon North Drive,
                                    Scottsdale, AZ 85262.
82633.............................  Sharda Worldwide Exports Pvt. Ltd.,
                                    Domnic Holm, 29th Road,
                                    Bandra (West) Mumbai-400050.
83979.............................  Rotam North America, Inc.,
                                    1400 N.W. 107th Avenue Suite 310,
                                    Miami, FL 33172.
85607.............................  Reddick Fumigants of NC, LLC,
                                    3002 W. Main Street,
                                    Williamston, NC 27892.
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III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 
Comments

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the December 1, 2010 Federal Register notice announcing 
the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary amendments to delete 
uses of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II.

IV. Termination Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
amendments to terminate uses of ziram, diquat dibromide, and 
chloropicrin registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. 
Accordingly, the Agency hereby orders that the product registrations 
identified in Table 1 of Unit II are amended to terminate the affected 
uses. The effective date of the terminations that are the subject of 
this notice is May 11, 2011. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing 
stocks of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II in a manner 
inconsistent with any of the provisions for disposition of existing 
stocks set forth in Unit VI. will be a violation of FIFRA.

V. 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. Thereafter, 
following the public comment period, the EPA Administrator may approve 
such a request. The notice of receipt for this action was published for 
comment on December 1, 2010 (75 FR 74714) (FRL-8854-3). The comment 
period closed on January 3, 2011.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
action. The existing stocks provision for the products subject to this 
order is as follows.
    The registrants of the chloropicrin products listed in Table 1 of 
Unit II were permitted to sell and distribute products under the 
previously approved labeling until December 1, 2010, or a revised date 
if product labels with the 2010 changes (i.e., Phase I) had not been 
accepted in all states. The labels were not accepted in all states 
until after December 1, 2010 and so registrants were permitted by EPA 
to sell and distribute products under previously approved labeling 
until December 31, 2010. After December 31, 2010, these registrants are 
prohibited from selling or distributing the products under previously 
approved labels that include the deleted uses identified in Table 1 of 
Unit II, except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for 
proper disposal.
    For the ziram and diquat dibromide products listed in Table 1 of 
Unit II, once EPA has approved product labels reflecting the requested 
amendments to delete uses, registrants will be permitted to sell or 
distribute products under the previously approved labeling for a period 
of 12 months after the date of Federal Register publication of the 
order terminating certain uses, unless other restrictions have been 
imposed. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or 
distributing the products whose labels include the deleted uses 
identified in Table 1 of Unit II, except for export consistent with 
FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal.
    Persons other than the registrant may sell, distribute, or use 
existing stocks of products whose labels include the deleted uses until 
supplies are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use 
is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or 
that accompanied, the deleted uses.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: May 2, 2011.
Richard P. Keigwin,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-11206 Filed 5-10-11; 8:45 am]
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