[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 125 (Wednesday, June 29, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38158-38160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16199]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0082; FRL-8871-1]


Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide 
Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal of pesticide petitions.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the withdrawal of several pesticide 
petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations. 
The petitions were withdrawn voluntarily and without prejudice to 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: 
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?

    Although this action only applies to the petitioners in question, 
it is directed

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to the public in general. Since various individuals or entities may be 
interested, the Agency 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-2011-0082. 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?

    EPA is announcing the withdrawal of pesticide petitions received 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting 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.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
covered by this document, 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.

Withdrawals by Petitioners

    1. PP 0E7769 (Kerosene, fuel oil #1). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of October 22, 2010 (75 FR 65321) (FRL-8851-1) (EPA-
HQ-OPP-2010-0803), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition 
(PP 0E7769) by Lighthouse Product Services, on behalf of Winfield 
Solutions LLC., 3937 Cedarwood Lane, Johnstown, Colorado 80534. The 
petition proposed to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.920 for residues 
of kerosene, fuel oil 1 (CAS Reg. No. 8008-20-6 or 64742-81-
0), when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. On 
January 11, 2011, Lighthouse Product Services, on behalf of Winfield 
Solutions LLC., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 
Contact: Elizabeth Fertich, (703) 347-8560, e-mail address: 
fertich.elizabeth@epa.gov.
    2. PP 0E7786 (D(+)-Lactide-L-(-)-lactide-meso-lactide polymer). EPA 
issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 22, 2010 (75 FR 
65321) (FRL-8851-1) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0837), which announced the filing 
of a pesticide petition (PP 0E7786) by NOD Apiary Products USA Inc., 
8345 NW., 66th St., 8418, Miami, FL 33166. The petition requested that 
40 CFR 180.920 be amended by establishing an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of D(+)-lactide-L-(-)-lactide-
meso-lactide polymer (CAS Reg. No. 9051-89-2) when used as an inert 
ingredient (component of controlled release agent) in miticide 
formulations applied to honeybee hives. On January 21, 2011, NOD Apiary 
Products, notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: 
Kerry Leifer, (703) 308-8811, e-mail address: leifer.kerry@epa.gov.
    3. PP 2E6426 and PP 9E7625 (Linuron). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of January 6, 2010 (75 FR 864) (FRL-8801-5) (EPA-HQ-
OPP-2009-0843), which announced the filing of pesticide petitions (PP 
2E6426 and PP 9E7625) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-
4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W., Princeton, NJ 08540. The 
petitions proposed to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.184 by 
establishing tolerances for residues of linuron, (3-(3,4-
dichlorophenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methylurea) and its metabolites convertible 
to 3,4-dichloroaniline, calculated as linuron, in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities: Pea, dry at 0.07 parts per million (ppm); 
parsley, leaves at 2.5 ppm; and parsley, dried leaves at 7.0 ppm (PP 
9E7625); and horseradish at 0.050 ppm (PP 2E6426). On February 1, 2011, 
Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), notified EPA that it 
was withdrawing these petitions. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, 
e-mail address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    4. PP 3E6536 (Mancozeb). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of November 30, 2005 (70 FR 71838) (FRL 7747-5) (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2005-0307) which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 
3E6536) by Dow AgroSciences LLC., 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, 
IN 46268. The petition proposed to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 
180.176 by establishing an import tolerance for the combined residues 
of the fungicide mancozeb in or on the imported food commodities 
mandarin oranges/mandarins at 5.0 parts per million (ppm). On December 
21, 2010, Dow AgroSciences LLC., notified EPA that it was withdrawing 
the petition. Contact: Lisa Jones, (703) 308-9424, e-mail address: 
jones.lisa@epa.gov.
    5. PP 6E4728 and PP 9E6010 (Agsolex 8 and Agsolex 12). EPA issued a 
Notice of Filing in the Federal Register on August 30, 2000 (65 FR 
52735) (FRL-6595-5), (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0060, formerly Docket ID 
PF-956), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition 
(PP 6E4728) by International Specialty Products, 1361 Alps Road, Wayne, 
NJ 07470. The petition proposed to amend 40 CFR 180.1001(c) and (e) for 
residues of N-(n-octyl)-2-pyrrolidone (Agsolex 8) (CAS Reg No. 2687-94-
7) and N-(n-dodecyl)-2-pyrrolidone (Agsolex 12) (CAS Reg. No. 2687-96-
9) when used as an inert ingredient in or on growing crops, when 
applied to raw agricultural commodities, or to animals. EPA also issued 
a Notice of Filing on September 2, 1999 (64 FR 48165) (FRL-6094-5) 
(EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0060, formerly Docket ID PF-883), which 
announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 9E6010) by 
International Specialty Products, 1361 Alps Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. The 
petition proposed to amend 40 CFR Part 180 for residues of N-(n-octyl)-
2-pyrrolidone (Agsolex 8) (CAS Reg. No. 2687-94-7) in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities (RACs): Soybeans, soybean forage, soybean 
fodder, and soybean hay when used as an inert ingredient (solvent) in 
seed treatment applied at a maximum rate of 3 grams/acre. On February 
4, 2011, International Specialty Products, notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing both petitions (PP 6E4728 and PP 9E6010). Contact: Mark Dow 
(703) 305-5533, e-mail address: dow.mark@epa.gov.
    6. PP 9E7611 (Chlorothalonil). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of January 6, 2010 (75 FR 864) (FRL-8801-5) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-
0774), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 9E7611) 
by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), IR-4 
Project Headquarters, 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540. The petition proposed to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.275 
by establishing a tolerance for residues of chlorothalonil in or on 
berry, low growing subgroup 13-07G at 0.01 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-
07B at 1 ppm; onion, bulb subgroup 3-07A at 0.5 ppm; and onion, green 
subgroup 3-07B at 5 ppm. On December 1, 2010, IR-4, notified EPA that 
it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-
7610, e-mail address: jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    7. PP 9E7638 (Alkyl polyglycosides). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of February 4, 2010 (75 FR

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5790) (FRL-8807-5) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0937), which announced the filing 
of a pesticide petition (PP 9E7638) by Cognis Corporation, c/o Lewis & 
Harrison, LLC., 122 C. St., NW., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20001. The 
petition proposed to establish an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for residues of the alkyl polyglycosides (CAS Reg. Nos. 
68515-73-1, 110615-47-9, and 132778-08-6) under 40 CFR 180.950 when 
used as inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. On September 8, 
2010, Lewis & Harrison, LLC., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this 
petition. Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347-8825, e-mail address: 
samek.karen@epa.gov.
    8. PP 0F7739 (Diflubenzuron). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of August 11, 2010 (75 FR 48667) (FRL-8840-6) (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2010-0603), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 
0F7739) by Chemtura Corporation, 199 Benson Road (2-5), Middlebury, CT 
06749. The petition proposes to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 
for residues of the insecticide diflubenzuron, N-[[(4-chlorophenyl) 
amino]carbonyl]-2,6-difluorobenzamide (DFB) and its metabolites 4-
chlorophenylurea (CPU) and 4-chloroaniline (PCA), in or on citrus 
fruit, crop group 10 at 1.3 ppm, and citrus, oil processed commodity at 
39 ppm. On August 12, 2010, Chemtura Corp., notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing the petition for citrus fruit, crop group 10, only. 
Contact: Kable Davis, (703) 306-0415, e-mail address: 
davis.kable@epa.gov.
    9. PP 8F7349 (Methomyl). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of August 13, 2008 (73 FR 47184) (FRL-8376-8), (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2007-0975), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 
8F7349) by DuPont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop Protection, P.O. 
Box 30, Newark, DE 19714-0030. The petition proposes to set reduced 
tolerances in 40 CFR Part 180 for residues of the insecticide, methomyl 
(S-methyl N-[(methylcarbamoyl)oxy] thioacetimidate), in or on grapes, 
table at 1.5 ppm; grapes, juice at 5.0 ppm; grapes, raisin at 5.0 ppm; 
and grapes, wine at 5.0 ppm. On February 9, 2010, DuPont, notified EPA 
that it was withdrawing the petition for decreasing the tolerance on 
grapes. Contact: Tom Harris, (703) 308-9423, e-mail address: 
harris.thomas@epa.gov.
    10. PP 9F7622 (Metconazole). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of June 23, 2010 (75 FR 35801) (FRL-8831-3), (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-
0287), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 9F7622) 
by Valent U.S.A. Company, 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, 
CA 94596-8025. The petition proposed to amend the tolerances 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. On November 30, 2010, Valent U.S.A. Company, notified EPA that it 
was withdrawing this petition. Contact: Tracy Keigwin, (703) 305-6605, 
e-mail address: keigwin.tracy@epa.gov.
    11. PP 7F7264 (Flusilazole). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of April 13, 2009 (74 FR 16866) (FRL-8396-6) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0838), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 7F7264) 
by E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop Protection, P. O. 
Box 30, Newark, DE 19714-0030. The petition proposed to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR Part 180 for residues of the fungicide flusilazole, 
(1[[bis(4-fluorophenyl)methyl-silyl]methyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole) and its 
metabolite IN-F7321 (bis(4-fluorophenyl) methylsilanol) in or on 
soybean at 0.04 parts per million (ppm); soybean, aspirated grain 
fractions at 2.6 ppm; soybean, refined oil at 0.1 ppm; wheat, grain at 
0.15 ppm; wheat, forage at 25 ppm, wheat, straw at 7.0 ppm; wheat, 
aspirated grain fractions at 6.0 ppm; cattle, fat at 1.5 ppm; cattle, 
kidney at 5.0 ppm; cattle, liver at 2.0 ppm; cattle, meat and cattle 
meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm; goat, fat at 1.5 ppm; goat, kidney at 5.0 
ppm; goat, liver, at 2.0 ppm; goat, meat and goat, meat byproducts at 
0.40 ppm; hog, fat at 1.5 ppm; hog, kidney at 5.0 ppm; hog, liver at 
2.0 ppm; hog, meat and hog, meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm; horse, fat at 
1.5 ppm; horse, kidney at 5.0 ppm; horse, liver at 2.0 ppm; horse, meat 
and horse, meat byproducts a 0.40 ppm; milk at 0.20 ppm; milk, fat at 
1.3 ppm; sheep, fat at 1.5 ppm; sheep, kidney at 5.0 ppm; sheep, liver 
at 2.0 ppm; sheep, meat and sheep, meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm. On 
February 2, 2009, E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop 
Protection notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: 
Tracy Keigwin, 703-305-6605, keigwin.tracy@epa.gov.
    12. PP 8E7313 (Fenpropidin). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of April 13, 2009 (74 FR 16866) (FRL-8396-6) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0840), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 8E7313) 
by Syngenta Crop Protection, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419. The 
petition proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide fenpropidin, 1-[3-[4-(1, 1-dimethylethyl) 
phenyl]-2-methyl-propyl]-piperidine in or on banana, whole fruit at 10 
parts per million (ppm). On October 16, 2009, Syngenta Crop Protection 
notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: Tracy 
Keigwin, 703-305-6605, keigwin.tracy@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: June 21, 2011.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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