[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 151 (Friday, August 5, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47579-47582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19903]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017; FRL-8882-9]


 Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain 
Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a 
notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel 
certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at 
the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency 
receives substantive comments within the comment period that would 
merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants 
withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, 
distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be 
permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such 
sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in 
the final order.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 6, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017, 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.
    Submit written withdrawal request by mail to: Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. Attn: Maia Tatinclaux.
     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 docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-1017. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maia Tatinclaux, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0123; e-mail 
address: tatinclaux.maia@epa.gov.

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. If you

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have any questions regarding the information in this notice, consult 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of requests from 
registrants to cancel 45 pesticide products registered under FIFRA 
section 3 or 24(c). These registrations are listed in sequence by 
registration number (or company number and 24(c) number) in Tables 1, 
2, and 3 of this unit.
    Unless the Agency determines that there are substantive comments 
that warrant further review of the requests or the registrants withdraw 
their requests, EPA intends to issue an order in the Federal Register 
canceling all of the affected registrations.

                                              Table 1--Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation
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              EPA Reg. No.                          Product name                                         Active ingredients
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000239-02373............................  Bug-Geta Snail & Slug Pellets..  Metaldehyde.
000279-03053............................  Command 4EC Herbicide..........  Clomazone.
000279-03071............................  Command 4E Herbicide...........  Clomazone.
000538-00199............................  Scotts Turf Manager for St.      Paclobutrazol.
                                           Augustine Grass.
000538-00201............................  Scotts Turf Manager II.........  Paclobutrazol.
001270-00254............................  Zep FS CIP Acid Sanitizer......  Phosphoric Acid Dodecybenzenesulfonic acid.
001448-00047............................  Busan 52.......................  Carbamodithioic acid, methyl-, monopotassium salt.
001448-00389............................  D-33-5.........................  Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate.
001448-00390............................  D-33-6.........................  Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate.
001448-00391............................  D-33-7.........................  Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate.
001448-00392............................  D-33-8.........................  Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate.
001448-00429............................  Diald 25P......................  Glutaraldehyde.
001448-00430............................  Diald 15P......................  Glutaraldehyde.
001448-00431............................  Diald 45P......................  Glutaraldehyde.
002596-00132............................  Hartz Sumithrin Carpet Powder..  MGK-264 Sumithrin.
002724-00697............................  Permanone H&G Insect Control...  Permethrin.
004822-00531............................  Raid 1000......................  Triethylene glycol.
006959-00082............................  Cessco Accudose Aerosol          Pyrethrins Piperonyl butoxide.
                                           Insecticide.
047000-00171............................  SMCP Pyrethrum Dust 1%.........  Pyrethrins.
061483-00086............................  10% Permectrin Pour-On           Permethrin.
                                           Insecticide.
069592-00002............................  Laginex AS.....................  Lagenidium giganteum, mycelium or oospores.
069592-00003............................  Technical Laginex..............  Lagenidium giganteum, mycelium or oospores.
070506-00202............................  Penncozeb EG Raincote..........  Mancozeb.
080490-00002............................  Promeris Spot on for Dogs......  Amitraz 4-{(2Z)-2-({[4-(Trifluoromethoxy)Anilino]Carbonyl{time} Hydrazono)-2-
                                                                            [3-(Trifluoromethyl)Phenyl]Ethyl{time} Benzonitrile Metaflumizone.
080490-00003............................  Promeris Spot on for Cats......  4-{(2Z)-2-({[4-(Trifluoromethoxy)Anilino]Carbonyl{time} Hydrazono)-2-[3-
                                                                            (Trifluoromethyl)Phenyl]Ethyl{time} Benzonitrile Metaflumizone.
080490-00004............................  Promeris for Dogs--Flea Control  4-{(2Z)-2-({[4-(Trifluoromethoxy)Anilino]Carbonyl{time} Hydrazono)-2-[3-
                                                                            (Trifluoromethyl)Phenyl]Ethyl{time} Benzonitrile Metaflumizone.
081598-00010............................  Glyphosate Acid Technical......  Glyphosate.
083100-00029............................  Glyphosate 62% Manufacturing     Glyphosate-isopropylammonium.
                                           Concentrate.
087650-00001............................  Fipronil Technical.............  Fipronil
CA920028................................  Devrinol 50-DF Selective         Napropamide.
                                           Herbicide.
CO100002................................  Endigo.........................  Thiamethoxan lambda-Cythalothrin.
ND900005................................  Vitavax-200 Flowable Fungicide   Thiram Carboxin.
                                           (Vitavax with Thiram).
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     Table 2--Registrations Containing Methyl Bromide or Chloropicrin With Pending Requests for Cancellation
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            EPA Reg. No.                     Product name                       Active ingredients
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005785-00017.......................  Chlor-O-Pic................  Chloropicrin.
005785-00025.......................  Terr-O-Gas 33 Preplant Soil  Chloropicrin Methyl bromide.
                                      Fumigant.
008536-00012.......................  Methyl Bromide 99.5%.......  Methyl bromide.
CA900038...........................  Methyl Bromide 99.5%.......  Methyl bromide.
CA900045...........................  Methyl Bromide 99.5%.......  Methyl bromide.
CA910003...........................  Methyl Bromide 99.5%.......  Methyl bromide.
CA910020...........................  Methyl Bromide 99.5%.......  Methyl bromide.
CA970017...........................  Methyl Bromide 99.5%.......  Methyl bromide.
ID070004...........................  MBC Concentrate Soil         Methyl bromide.
                                      Fumigant.
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               Table 3--Registrations Containing Carbofuran with Pending Requests for Cancellation
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            EPA Reg. No.                     Product name                       Active ingredients
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000279-02712.......................  Furadan 10 G Insecticide/    Carbofuran.
                                      Nematicide.
000279-02876.......................  Furadan 4F Insecticide/      Carbofuran.
                                      Nematicide.
000279-03023.......................  Furadan 15 G Insecticide/     Carbofuran.
                                      Nematicide.
000279-03310.......................  Furadan LFR Insecticide/     Carbofuran.
                                      Nematicide.
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    Table 4 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Tables 1, 2, and 3 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 this 
unit.

         Table 4--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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              EPA Co. No.                    Company name and address
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239....................................  The Scotts Company, P.O. Box
                                          190, Marysville, OH 43040.
279....................................  FMC Corp. Agricultural Products
                                          Group, ATTN: Michael C.
                                          Zucker, 1735 Market St., Rm
                                          1978, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
538....................................  The Scotts Company, 14111
                                          Scottslawn Rd., Marysville, OH
                                          43041.
1270...................................  ZEP Inc., 1310 Seaboard
                                          Industrial Blvd. NW., Atlanta,
                                          GA 30318.
1448...................................  Buckman Laboratories Inc., 1256
                                          North McLean Blvd., Memphis,
                                          TN 38108.
2596...................................  The Hartz Mountain Corp., 400
                                          Plaza Dr., Secaucus, NJ 07094.
2724...................................  Wellmark International, 1501 E.
                                          Woodfield Rd., Suite 200 West,
                                          Schaumburg, IL 60173.
 
4822...................................  S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., 1525
                                          Howe St., Racine, WI 53403.
5785...................................  Great Lakes Chem Corps, Agent:
                                          Chemtura Corporation, 1801
                                          Highway 52 West, West
                                          Lafayette, IN 47906.
6959...................................  Cessco Inc, 3609A River Rd.,
                                          John's Island, SC 29455.
8536...................................  Soil Chemicals Corporation ,
                                          P.O. Box 782, Hollister, CA
                                          95024.
47000..................................  Chem-Tech, LTD., 4515 Fleur Dr.
                                          303, Des Moines, IA
                                          50321.
61483..................................  KMG-Bernuth, Inc., 9555 W. Sam
                                          Houston Pkwy South, Suite 600
                                          , Houston, TX 77099.
69592..................................  Agraquest Inc, 1540 Drew
                                          Avenue, Davis, CA 95618-6320.
70506..................................  United Phosphorus, Inc, 630
                                          Freedom Business Center, Suite
                                          402, King of Prussia, PA
                                          19406.
80490..................................  Fort Dodge Animal Health, 7000
                                          Portage Rd., KZO 300-403 SW.,
                                          Kalamazoo, MI 49001.
81598..................................  Rotam Limited, AGENT: IPM
                                          Resources LLC, 4032 Crockers
                                          Lake Blvd., Suite 818,
                                          Sarasota, FL 43238.
83100..................................  Rotam Agrochemical Company
                                          Ltd., AGENT: IPM Resources
                                          LLC, 4032 Crockers Lake Blvd.,
                                          Suite 818, Sarasota, FL 43238.
87650..................................  Fipronex Solutions, Inc.,
                                          AGENT: Technology Sciences
                                          Group, Inc., 1150 18th St.,
                                          NW., Suite 1000, Washington,
                                          DC 20036.
CA900038; CA900045; CA910003; CA910020;  Soil Chemicals Corporation ,
 CA970017.                                P.O. Box 782, Hollister, CA
                                          95024.
CA920028...............................  Easter Lily Research
                                          Foundation, P.O. Box 907,
                                          Brookings, OR 97415.
CO100002...............................  Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC,
                                          P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC
                                          27419-8300.
ID070004...............................  TriCal Inc., P.O. Box 1327,
                                          Hollister, CA 95024-1327.
ND900005...............................  Chemtura Corporation, 199
                                          Benson Rd. (2-5), Middlebury,
                                          CT 06749.
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III. 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 cancelled. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the 
request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in 
the Federal Register.
    Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a 
request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30-day public 
comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use 
termination. In addition, FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(C) requires that EPA 
provide a 180-day comment period on a request for voluntary 
cancellation or termination of any minor agricultural use before 
granting the request, unless:
    1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or
    2. The EPA Administrator determines that continued use of the 
pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
    The registrants in Table 4 of Unit II. have requested that EPA 
waive the 180-day comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 30-
day comment period on the proposed requests.

IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation 
should submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. If the products have been subject to a 
previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation and 
all other provisions of any earlier cancellation action are 
controlling.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
that are currently in the United States and that were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
cancellation action. Upon cancellation of the products identified in 
Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Unit II., EPA will allow existing stocks 
provisions as follows:

A. Registrations Listed in Table 1 of Unit II Except Nos. 080490-00002, 
080490-00003, 080490-00004

    The Agency anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute 
existing stocks of these products for 1 year after publication of the 
Cancellation Order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, registrants 
will be prohibited from selling or distributing the pesticides 
identified in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export consistent with 
FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons other than registrants 
will generally be allowed to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks 
until such stocks are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, 
or use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling 
on, or that accompanied, the cancelled products.

B. Registration Nos. 080490-00002, 080490-00003, 080490-00004

    The Agency anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute 
existing stocks of these products through September 30, 2011. 
Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing 
these pesticide products, except for export consistent with FIFRA 
section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons other than registrants will 
generally be allowed to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks until 
such stocks are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or 
use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling 
on, or that accompanied, the cancelled products.

C. Registrations Listed in Table 2 of Unit II

    The effective date of cancellation of these products is the date of 
publication of the cancellation order in the Federal Register. The 
registrants will be allowed to sell and distribute existing stocks 
until December 31, 2011. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited 
from selling or distributing these pesticide products, except for 
export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal.
    Persons other than the registrant will be allowed to sell and 
distribute existing stocks through April 30, 2012. After this date, 
remaining existing stocks may be used until exhausted, provided that 
such use complies with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the 
product.

D. Registrations Listed in Table 3 of Unit II

    The effective date of cancellation of these products is the date of 
publication of the cancellation order in the Federal Register. EPA does 
not intend to allow the continued sale and distribution of existing 
stocks of these products after the effective date of this cancellation 
for several reasons. First, there are currently no tolerances in effect 
for any of the food or feed crops associated with the domestic use of 
these products, and there have been none since the 2009 tolerance 
revocations took effect on December 31, 2009, (May 15, 2009, 74 FR 
23046) (FRL-8413-3). In addition, the Agency believes that little, if 
any existing stock remains in the hands of retailers, based on the sole 
registrant's repeated representation that no carbofuran products have 
been released for shipment since January 2010, and that they have 
offered to buy back unused carbofuran products. Consequently, sale of 
existing stocks of carbofuran is prohibited as of the effective date of 
this cancellation. Users may only use those carbofuran products labeled 
for non-food use (ornamentals, spinach grown for seed, and pine 
seedlings) on those specific crops and in accordance with all 
geographical restrictions. Any food or feed crops with carbofuran 
residues after this date will be considered adulterated and subject to 
seizure.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: August 1, 2011.
Patricia L. Moe,
Acting Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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