[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43231-43236]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18101]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 174 and 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0082; FRL-8880-1]


Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of 
Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several 
initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown 
in the body of this document, 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 the docket ID number and the 
pesticide petition number of interest as shown in the body of this 
document. 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 Web site 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.

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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?

    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 at the end of the pesticide petition 
summary of interest.

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.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the 
Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population 
who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other 
factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human 
health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
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. The Agency is taking 
public comment on the requests before responding to the petitioners. 
EPA is not proposing any particular action at this time. EPA has 
determined that the pesticide petitions described in this document 
contain the data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); 
however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted 
data at this time or whether the data support granting of the pesticide 
petitions. After considering the public comments, EPA intends to 
evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. Additional data may 
be needed before EPA can make a final determination on these pesticide 
petitions.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), (21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3)), 
EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food 
commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained 
through the petition summary referenced in this unit.
New Tolerances
    1. PP 1E7842. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0343). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the insecticide methoxyfenozide per se, benzoic acid, 3-
methoxy-2-methyl-, 2-(3,5-dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) 
hydrazide, in or on fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 1.9 parts per million 
(ppm); lemon, oil at 45 ppm; citrus, oil (except lemon) at 100 ppm; 
vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B at 0.8 ppm; and beet, 
sugar at 0.5 ppm. Analytical methodology for the magnitude of residue 
studies in citrus was based on a procedure based on Dow AgroSciences 
method GRM 02.25 ``Determination of Residues of Methoxyfenozide in High 
Moisture Crops by Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry 
Detection (LC/MS/MS)''. Analytical methodology for the magnitude of 
residue studies in root crops used a procedure based on the Rohm and 
Haas Technical Report No. 34-98-87, ``Tolerance enforcement method for 
Parent RH-2485 in Pome Fruit'' with minor modifications. Contact: 
Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610, e-mail address: jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    2. PP 1E7850. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0357). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the insecticide fenpyrazamine, 5-amino-2,3-dihydro-2-(1-
methylethyl)-4-(2-

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methylphenyl)-3-oxo-1H-pyrazole-1-carbothioic acid, S-2-propen-1-yl 
ester in or on caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 7.0 ppm; bushberry subgroup 
13-07B at 7.0 ppm; pistachio at 0.02 ppm; and ginseng at 0.8 ppm. A 
practical analytical method utilizing LC/MS detection is available and 
has been validated for detecting and measuring residues of 
fenpyrazamine (fenpyrazamine and S-2188-DC) in and on crops. Contact: 
Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610, e-mail address: jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    3. PP 1E7851. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0398). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide azoxystrobin, (methyl (E)-2-[2-[6-(2-
cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-4-yloxy]phenyl]-3-methoxyacrylate) and the Z 
isomer of azoxystrobin, (methyl (Z)-2-[2-[6-(2-cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-
4-yloxy]pheny1]-3-methoxyacrylate), in or on onion, bulb, subgroup 3-
07A at 1.0 ppm; onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 7.5 ppm; caneberry 
subgroup 13-07A at 5.0 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 3.0 ppm; small 
fruit vine climbing subgroup, except fuzzy kiwifruit, 13-07F at 1.0 
ppm; low growing berry subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry, at 10.0 ppm; 
vegetable, fruiting, subgroup 8-10A at 0.2 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, 
subgroups 8-10B at 2.0 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 10.0 ppm; 
rapeseed subgroup 20A at 1.0 ppm; sunflower subgroup 20B at 0.5 ppm; 
cottonseed subgroup 20C at 0.6 ppm; wasabi at 50.0 ppm; dragon fruit at 
2.0 ppm. An adequate analytical method, gas chromatography with 
nitrogen-phosphorus detection (GC/NPD) or in mobile phase by high 
performance liquid chromatography with ultra-violet detection (HPLC/
UV), is available for enforcement purposes with a limit of detection 
that allows monitoring of food with residues at or above the levels set 
in these tolerances. The Analytical Chemistry section of the EPA 
concluded that the method(s) are adequate for enforcement. Analytical 
methods are also available for analyzing meat, milk, poultry and eggs 
which also underwent successful independent laboratory validations. 
Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, e-mail address: 
ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    4. PP 1E7852. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0300). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide difenoconazole, 1-[2-[2-chloro-4-(4-
chlorophenoxy)phenyl]-4-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-ylmethyl]-1H-1,2,4,-
triazole, including its metabolites and degradates in or on vegetable, 
fruiting, group 8-10 at 0.6 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 0.6 ppm; 
fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 1.0 ppm; and low growing berry subgroup 13-
07G, except cranberry at 2.5 ppm. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., has 
submitted a practical analytical method (AG-575B) for detecting and 
measuring levels of difenoconazole in or on food with a limit of 
quantitation (LOQ) that allows monitoring of food with residues at or 
above the levels set in the proposed tolerances. Method REM 147.08 is 
also available for enforcement method, for the determination of 
residues of difenoconazole in crops. Residues are qualified by LC/MS/
MS. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610, e-mail address: 
jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    5. PP 1E7853. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0395). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide fludioxonil, (4-(2, 2-difluoro-1,3-
benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile), in or on acerola at 5.0 
ppm; atemoya at 20 ppm; biriba at 20 ppm; cherimoya at 20 ppm; custard 
apple at 20 ppm; feijoa at 5.0 ppm; guava at 5.0 ppm; ilama at 20 ppm; 
jaboticaba at 5.0 ppm; passionfruit at 5.0 ppm; soursop at 20 ppm; 
starfruit at 5.0 ppm; sugar apple at 20 ppm; wax jambu at 5.0 ppm; 
ginseng at 3.0 ppm; onion, bulb subgroup 3-07A at 0.2 ppm; onion, green 
subgroup 3-07B at 7.0 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 5.0 ppm; 
bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 2.0 ppm; fruit, small vine climbing, 
except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F at 1.0 ppm; berry, low growing, 
subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry at 2.0 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, 
group 8-10, except tomato at 0.7 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 10 
ppm; fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 5.0 ppm; leafy greens subgroup 4A at 
30 ppm; potato at 6.0 ppm; pineapple at 8.0 ppm; and dragon fruit at 
1.0 ppm. Syngenta has developed and validated analytical methodology 
for enforcement purposes. This method (Syngenta Crop Protection Method 
AG-597B) has passed an Agency petition method validation for several 
commodities, and is currently the enforcement method for fludioxonil. 
An extensive database of method validation data using this method on 
various crop commodities is available. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 
305-7390, e-mail address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    6. PP 1E7854. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0394). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide cyprodinil, 4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-
2-pyrimidinamine, in or on onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A at 0.6 ppm; 
onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 4.0 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 
10.0 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 3.0 ppm; fruit, small vine 
climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F at 2.0 ppm; berry, 
low growing, subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry at 5.0 ppm; dragon fruit 
at 2.0 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 1.7 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, 
group 8-10 at 1.3 ppm; and leafy greens subgroup 4A at 40 ppm. Syngenta 
Crop Protection has developed and validated analytical methodology for 
enforcement purposes. This method (Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG-
631B) has passed an Agency petition method validation for several 
commodities and is currently the enforcement method for cyprodinil. An 
extensive database of method validation data using this method on 
various crop commodities is available. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 
305-7390, e-mail address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    7. PP 1E7855. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0397). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide propiconazole, 1-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-
propyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl] methyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole and its metabolites 
determined as 2,4,-dichlorobenzoic acid (DCBA) and expressed as parent 
compound, in or on bean, snap at 0.8 ppm; bean, succulent shelled at 
0.15 ppm; bean, dry seed at 0.3 ppm; legume, foliage at 25 ppm; tomato 
at 2.5 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 8.0 ppm; fruit, stone, group 
12, except plum at 7.0 ppm; plum at 1.0 ppm. Analytical methods AG-626 
and AG-454A were developed for the determination of residues of 
propiconazole and its metabolites containing the DCBA moiety. 
Analytical method AG-626 has been accepted and published by EPA as the 
tolerance enforcement method for crops. Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 
308-9367, e-mail address: ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    8. PP 1E7861. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0477). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide pyrimethanil, (4,6-dimethyl-N-phenyl-2-
pyrimidinamine), in or on onion, bulb, subgroup 03-07A at 0.1 ppm; 
onion, green, subgroup 03-07B at 2.0 ppm; berry and small fruit, small

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fruit vine climbing subgroup, except fuzzy kiwifruit 13-07F at 5.0 ppm; 
berry and small fruit, low growing berry subgroup 13-07G at 3.0 ppm; 
and ginseng at 2.5 ppm. The plant metabolism studies demonstrated that 
analysis for the parent compound, pyrimethanil is sufficient to enable 
the assessment of the relevant residues in crop commodities. 
Pyrimethanil was extracted from apples by homogenization with acetone. 
An aliquot of the extract was diluted with a mixture of acetonitrile 
and water with subsequent residue determination by HPLC/MS/MS. The 
method allows the detection and measurement of residues in or on 
agricultural commodities at or above the proposed tolerance level. 
Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, e-mail address: ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    9. PP 1E7864. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0449). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the miticide acequinocyl, [2-(acetyloxy)-3-dodecyl-1,4-
naphthalenedione] and its metabolite, 2-dodecyl-3-hydroxy-1,4-
naphthoquinone, expressed as acequinocyl equivalents, in or on bean, 
succulent shelled at 0.15 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 4.5 ppm; 
cherry at 0.8 ppm; cowpea, forage at 9.0 ppm; cucumber at 0.15 ppm; 
melon subgroup 9A at 0.06 ppm; soybean, vegetable, succulent at 0.25 
ppm; fruit, small vine climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-
07F at 1.6 ppm; and berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G at 0.4 ppm. The 
analytical method to quantitate residues of acequinocyl and 
acequinocyl-OH in/on food crops utilizes HPLC/MS/MS detection all crops 
listed in the petition. The lowest level of method validation (LLMV) 
for acequinocyl and acequinocyl-OH varied with the crop matrix. 
Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, e-mail address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    10. PP 1E7878. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0521). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide pendimethalin, N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-
dimethyl-2,6dinitrobenzenamine, and its 3, 5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol 
metabolite (CL 202347), in or on lettuce, leaf at 3.0 ppm; Brassica, 
leafy greens, subgroup 5B at 0.2 ppm; turnip greens at 0.2 ppm; melons 
subgroup 9A at 0.1 ppm; vegetable, soybean, succulent at 0.1 ppm; and 
small fruit vine climbing subgroup 13-07E, except grape at 0.1 ppm. 
Section 408 (b)(3) of the amended FDCA requires EPA to determine that 
there is a practical method for detecting and measuring levels of the 
pesticide chemical residue in or on food and that the tolerance be set 
at a level at or above of the limit of detection of the designated 
method. In plants, the method is aqueous organic solvent extraction, 
column cleanup, and quantitation by GC. The method has a LOQ of 0.05 
ppm for pendimethalin and the alcohol metabolite. Contact: Andrew 
Ertman, (703) 308-9367, e-mail address: ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    11. PP 0F7713. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0456). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. 
Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 
requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
fungicide trifloxystrobin (benzeneacetic acid, (E,E)-[alpha]-
(methoxyimino)-2-[[[[1-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] 
ethylidene]amino]oxy]methyl]-methyl ester) and the free form of its 
acid metabolite CGA-321113 ((E,E)-methoxyimino-[2-[1-(3-
trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-ethylideneaminooxymethyl]-phenyl]acetic acid), 
in or on alfalfa, forage at 0.01 ppm and alfalfa, hay at 0.01 ppm. A 
practical analytical methodology for detecting and measuring levels of 
trifloxystrobin in or on raw agricultural commodities has been 
submitted. The method is based on crop specific cleanup procedures and 
determination by gas chromatography with nitrogen-phosphorus detection. 
A newer analytical method is available employing identical solvent 
mixtures and solvent to matrix ratio (as the first method), deuterated 
internal standards, and LC/MS/MS with an electrospray interface, 
operated in the positive ion mode. Contact: Tawanda Maignan, (703) 308-
8050, e-mail address: maignan.tawanda@epa.gov.
    12. PP 0F7785. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0959). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409, requests to establish 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
difenoconazole, 1-[2-[2-chloro-4-(4-chlorophenoxy) phenyl]-4-methyl-
1,3-dioxolan-2-ylmethyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole, in or on oats, forage at 
0.1 ppm; oats, hay at 0.1 ppm; oats, straw at 0.1 ppm; oats, grain at 
0.1 ppm; rye, forage at 0.1 ppm; rye, straw at 0.1 ppm; rye, grain at 
0.1 ppm; and wheat, hay at 0.1 ppm. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., has 
submitted a practical analytical method (AG-575B) for detecting and 
measuring levels of difenoconazole in or on food with a LOQ that allows 
monitoring of food with residues at or above the levels set in the 
proposed tolerances. Method REM 147.08 is also available for 
enforcement method for the determination of residues of difenoconazole 
in crops. Residues are qualified by LC/MS/MS. A practical analytical 
method (AG-544A) for detecting and measuring levels of difenoconazole 
in or on cattle tissues and milk, and poultry tissues and eggs with a 
LOQ that allows monitoring of food with residues at or above the levels 
set in the proposed tolerances. Tolerances in meat, milk, poultry or 
eggs were established for enforcement purposes. Contact: Rose Mary 
Kearns, (703) 305-5611, e-mail address: kearns.rosemary@epa.gov.
    13. PP 0F7800. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0388). BASF Corporation, P.O. Box 
13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, requests to amend the 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180.493 for residues of the fungicide 
dimethomorph, [(E,Z)4-[3-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-
oxo-2-propenyl]-morpholine], in or on the raw agricultural commodity 
Brassica, Subgroup 5A from 2.0 ppm to 5.0 ppm; Brassica, Subgroup 5B 
from 20.0 ppm to 30.0 ppm; and green onion, Subgroup 3B from 2.0 ppm to 
11.0 ppm. A reliable method for the determination of dimethomorph 
residues in Brassica- subgroup 5A, Brassica--subgroup 5B and green 
onions exists; this method is the FDA Multi-Residue Method, Protocol D, 
as published in the Pesticide Analytical Manual I. Contact: Tamue 
Gibson, (703) 305-9096, e-mail address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov.
    14. PP 0F7808. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0486). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409, requests to establish 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide cyprodinil, 
2-pyrimidinamine, 4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl, in or on nut, tree, 
group 14 at 0.10 ppm and almond, hulls at 18.0 ppm. Syngenta Crop 
Protection has developed and validated analytical methodology for 
enforcement purposes. This method (Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG-
631B) has passed an Agency petition method validation for several 
commodities and is currently the enforcement method for cyprodinil. An 
extensive database of method validation data using this method on 
various crop commodities is available. Contact: Lisa Jones, (703) 308-
9424, e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov.
    15. PP 0F7816. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0387). BASF Corporation, P.O. Box 
13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
dimethomorph, [(E,Z)4-[3-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-
oxo-2-propenyl]-morpholine], in or on

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vegetable, leafy at 16 ppm. A reliable method for the determination of 
dimethomorph residues in leafy vegetables exists; this method is the 
FDA Multi-Residue Method, Protocol D, as published in the Pesticide 
Analytical Manual I. Contact: Tamue Gibson, (703) 305-9096, e-mail 
address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov.
    16. PP 1F7831. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0487). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide fludioxonil, 
[4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile], in 
or on vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 01C at 0.04 ppm. Syngenta 
has developed and validated analytical methodology for enforcement 
purposes. This method (Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG-597B) has 
passed an Agency petition method validation for several commodities, 
and is currently the enforcement method for fludioxonil. This method 
has also been forwarded to the FDA for inclusion into PAM II. Contact: 
Lisa Jones, (703) 308-9424, e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov.
Amended Tolerances
    1. PP 1E7842. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0343). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to remove the established tolerances in 40 CFR 
180.544 for residues of the insecticide methoxyfenozide, including its 
metabolites and degradates, in or on vegetable, root, subgroup 1A and 
citrus oil at 100 ppm from the table in paragraph (a) as well as fruit, 
citrus, group 10 from the table in paragraph (c) upon the approval of 
the proposed tolerances under ``New Tolerance''. Additionally, the 
petition proposes to revise the tolerance expressions in 40 CFR 180.544 
to read as follows:
    (a)(1) Tolerances are established for residues of the insecticide 
methoxyfenozide, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the 
commodities in the table below. Compliance with the tolerance levels 
specified below is to be determined by measuring only methoxyfenozide 
[benzoic acid, 3-methoxy-2-methyl-, 2-(3,5-dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-
dimethylethyl) hydrazide].
    (a)(2) Tolerances are established for residues of the insecticide 
methoxyfenozide, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the 
commodities in the table below. Compliance with the tolerance levels 
specified below is to be determined by measuring only the sum of 
methoxyfenozide [benzoic acid, 3-methoxy-2-methyl-, 2-(3,5-
dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) hydrazide] and its glucuronide 
metabolite ([beta]-D-Glucopyranuronic acid, 3-[[2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-
2-(3,5-dimethylbenzoyl)-hydrazino]carbonyl]-2-methylphenyl-), 
calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of methoxyfenozide.
    (b) Section 18 emergency exemptions. Time-limited tolerances 
specified in the following table are established for residues of the 
insecticide methoxyfenozide, including its metabolites and degradates, 
in or on the specified agricultural commodities, resulting from use of 
the pesticide pursuant to FFIFRA section 18 emergency exemptions. 
Compliance with the tolerance levels specified below is to be 
determined by measuring only methoxyfenozide [benzoic acid, 3-methoxy-
2-methyl-, 2-(3,5-dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) hydrazide]. 
The expired tolerances will be revoked on the date specified in the 
table.
    (d) Indirect or inadvertent residues. (1) Tolerances are 
established for the indirect or inadvertent residues of the insecticide 
methoxyfenozide, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the 
raw agricultural commodities in the table below, when present therein 
as a result of the application of methoxyfenozide to growing crops as 
listed in paragraph (a) of this section. Compliance with the tolerance 
levels specified below is to be determined by measuring only 
methoxyfenozide [benzoic acid, 3-methoxy-2-methyl-, 2-(3,5-
dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) hydrazide].
    (2) Tolerances are established for the indirect or inadvertent 
residues of the insecticide methoxyfenozide, including its metabolites 
and degradates, in or on the raw agricultural commodities in the table 
below, when present therein as a result of the application of 
methoxyfenozide to growing crops as listed in paragraph (a) of this 
section. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified below is to be 
determined by measuring only the sum of methoxyfenozide [benzoic acid, 
3-methoxy-2-methyl-, 2-(3,5-dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) 
hydrazide] and the following metabolites (all calculated as the 
stoichiometric equivalent of methoxyfenozide): Free phenol of 
methoxyfenozide [3,5-dimethylbenzoic acid N-tert-butyl- N'-(3-hydroxy-
2-methylbenzoyl) hydrazide], the glucose conjugate of the phenol [3,5-
dimethyl benzoic acid N-tert-butyl- N'-[3 ([beta]-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-
2-methylbenzoyl]-hydrazide] and the malonylglycosyl conjugate of the 
phenol [3,5-dimethyl benzoic acid N-tert-butyl- N'-[3 ([beta]-D-6-
malonyl-glucopyranosyl-1-oxy)-2-methylbenzoyl]-hydrazide]. Contact: 
Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610, e-mail address: jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    2. PP 1E7851. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0398). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.507 for 
residues of the fungicide azoxystrobin: (methyl (E)-2-[2-[6-(2-
cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-4-yloxy]phenyl]-3-methoxyacrylate) and the Z 
isomer of azoxystrobin, (methyl (Z)-2-[2-[6-(2-cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-
4-yloxy]phenyl]-3-methoxyacrylate), in or on vegetable, tuberous and 
corm, subgroup 1C from 0.03 ppm to 6.0 ppm. Upon approval of the 
aforementioned tolerances under ``New Tolerance'', it is proposed that 
40 CFR 180.507 be amended to remove the established tolerances for the 
residues of azoxystrobin in or on the raw agricultural commodities: 
Onion, bulb at 1.0 ppm; onion, green at 7.5 ppm; caneberry subgroup 
13A, at 5.0 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13B at 3.0 ppm; Juneberry at 3.0 
ppm; lingonberry at 3.0 ppm; salal at 3.0 ppm; grape at 1.0 ppm; 
strawberry at 10.0 ppm; tomato at 0.2 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, group 
8, except tomato at 2.0 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 10.0 ppm; 
canola, seed at 1.0 ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 0.6 ppm; crambe, 
seed at 0.5 ppm; flax, seed at 0.5 ppm; mustard, field, seed at 0.5 
ppm; mustard, Indian, seed at 0.5 ppm; mustard, seed at 0.5 ppm; 
rapeseed, Indian at 0.5 ppm; rapeseed, seed at 0.5 ppm; safflower, seed 
at 0.5 ppm; sunflower, seed at 0.5 ppm; and potato at 0.03 ppm. 
Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, e-mail address: 
ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    3. PP 1E7852. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0300). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.475 for 
residues of the fungicide difenoconazole, 1-[2-[2-chloro-4-(4-
chlorophenoxy)phenyl]-4-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-ylmethyl]-1H-1,2,4,-
triazole, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on vegetable, 
tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C from 0.01 ppm to 4.0 ppm. In addition, 
the petition proposes to remove established tolerances in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities: Potato, processed waste at 0.04 ppm; 
vegetables, fruiting, group 8 at 0.6 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 
0.6 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 1.0 ppm; and strawberry at 2.5 ppm. 
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Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610, e-mail address: jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    4. PP 1E7853. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0395). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.516 for 
residues of the fungicide fludioxonil, (4-(2, 2-difluoro-1,3-
benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile), in or on avocado from 
0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm; sapote, black from 0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm; canistel 
from 0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm; sapote, mamey from 0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm; mango 
from 0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm; papaya from 0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm; sapodilla 
from 0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm; star apple from 0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm; longan 
from 1.0 ppm to 20 ppm; lychee from 1.0 ppm to 20 ppm; pulasan from 1.0 
ppm to 20 ppm; rambutan from 1.0 ppm to 20 ppm; Spanish lime from 1.0 
ppm to 20 ppm; and tomato from 0.50 ppm to 3.0 ppm. Upon approval of 
the aforementioned tolerances under ``New Tolerance'', the petition 
finally requests to amend 40 CFR 180.516 by removing the established 
tolerances for residues of fludioxonil in or on the following raw 
agricultural commodities: Onion, bulb at 0.2 ppm; onion, green at 7.0 
ppm; caneberry subgroup 13A at 5.0 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13B at 2.0 
ppm; Juneberry at 2.0 ppm; lingonberry at 2.0 ppm; salal at 2.0 ppm; 
grape at 1.0 ppm; strawberry at 2.0 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, group 8 
at 0.01 ppm; tomatillo at 0.50 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 10 ppm; 
fruit, pome, group 11 at 5.0 ppm; and leafy greens subgroup 4A, except 
spinach at 30 ppm. Syngenta has developed and validated analytical 
methodology for enforcement purposes. This method (Syngenta Crop 
Protection Method AG-597B) has passed an Agency petition method 
validation for several commodities, and is currently the enforcement 
method for fludioxonil. An extensive database of method validation data 
using this method on various crop commodities is available. Contact: 
Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, e-mail address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    5. PP 1E7854. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0394). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.532 for 
residues of the fungicide cyprodinil, 4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-
2-pyrimidinamine, in or on citrus, oil from 340 ppm to 60.0 ppm. Upon 
approval of the aforementioned tolerances under ``New Tolerance'', it 
is proposed that 40 CFR 180.532 be amended to remove the established 
tolerances for the residues of cyprodinil in or on the following raw 
agricultural commodities: Onion, bulb at 0.60 ppm; onion, green at 4.0 
ppm; caneberry subgroup 13A at 10 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13B at 3.0 
ppm; Juneberry at 3.0 ppm; lingonberry at 3.0 ppm; salal at 3.0 ppm; 
grape at 2.0 ppm; strawberry at 5.0 ppm; fruit, pome at 1.7 ppm; 
tomatillo at 0.45 ppm; tomato at 0.45 ppm; and leafy greens subgroup 
4A, except spinach at 30 ppm. Syngenta Crop Protection has developed 
and validated analytical methodology for enforcement purposes. This 
method (Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG-631B) has passed an Agency 
petition method validation for several commodities and is currently the 
enforcement method for cyprodinil. An extensive database of method 
validation data using this method on various crop commodities is 
available. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, e-mail address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    6. PP 1E7855. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0397). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to remove the established tolerance in 40 CFR 
180.434 for residues of the fungicide propiconazole, 1-[[2-(2,4-
dichlorophenyl)-4-propyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl] methyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole 
and its metabolites determined as 2,4,-dichlorobenzoic acid and 
expressed as parent compound, in or on fruit, stone, group 12 at 1.0 
ppm. Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, e-mail address: 
ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    7. PP 1E7864. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0449). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to remove the existing tolerances in 40 CFR 180.599 
for residues of the miticide acequinocyl, [2-(acetyloxy)-3-dodecyl-1,4-
naphthalenedione] and its metabolite, 2-dodecyl-3-hydroxy-1,4-
naphthoquinone, expressed as acequinocyl equivalents, in or on grape at 
1.6 ppm and strawberry at 0.4 ppm, as they will be superseded by 
inclusion in subgroup 13-07F and 13-07G, respectively under ``New 
Tolerance''. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, e-mail address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    8. PP 0F7808. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0486). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409, requests to remove 
established tolerances in 40 CFR 180.532 for residues of the fungicide 
cyprodinil: 2-pyrimidinamine, 4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl, in or on 
almond at 0.02 ppm and pistachio at 0.10 ppm upon approval of the 
aforementioned tolerances under ``New Tolerance''. Contact: Lisa Jones, 
(703) 308-9424, e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov.
    9. PP 1F7871. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0677). Arysta LifeScience North 
America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513, requests 
to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.609 for residues of the fungicide 
fluoxastrobin, (1E)-[2-[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4-
pyrimidinyl]oxy]phenyl] (5,6-dihydro-1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)methanone O-
methyloxime and its Z isomer, (1Z)-[2-[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4-
pyrimidinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-dihydro-1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)methanone O-
methyloxime, in or on peanut from 0.01 ppm to 0.02 ppm; and peanut, 
oil, refined from 0.03 ppm to 0.06 ppm. Adequate analytical methodology 
is available for enforcement purposes. The method comprises microwave 
solvent extraction followed by a solid phase extraction clean up and 
quantification by HPLC/MS/MS. The individual detector responses for 
measured E- and Z-isomers is summed to give total residue. Contact: 
Heather Garvie, (703) 308-0034, e-mail address: garvie.heather@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: July 8, 2011.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-18101 Filed 7-19-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P