[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 24, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52948-52952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21374]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0662; FRL-8885-2]


Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and 
Federal Agency Crisis Declarations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of 
pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during 
the period July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 to control unforeseen pest 
outbreaks.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: See each emergency exemption for the 
name of a contact person. The following information applies to all 
contact persons: Team Leader, Emergency Response Team, Registration 
Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 306-0309.

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 emergency exemption 
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-2010-0662. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either electronically 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.

II. Background

    EPA has granted emergency exemptions to the following State and 
Federal agencies. The emergency exemptions may take the following form: 
Crisis, public health, quarantine, or specific.
    Under FIFRA section 18, EPA can authorize the use of a pesticide 
when emergency conditions exist. Authorizations (commonly called 
emergency exemptions) are granted to State and Federal agencies and are 
of four types:
    1. A ``specific exemption'' authorizes use of a pesticide against 
specific pests on a limited acreage in a particular State. Most 
emergency exemptions are specific exemptions.
    2. ``Quarantine'' and ``public health'' exemptions are emergency 
exemptions issued for quarantine or public health purposes. These are 
rarely requested.
    3. A ``crisis exemption'' is initiated by a State or Federal agency 
(and is confirmed by EPA) when there is insufficient time to request 
and obtain EPA permission for use of a pesticide in an emergency.
    EPA may deny an emergency exemption: If the State or Federal agency 
cannot demonstrate that an emergency exists, if the use poses 
unacceptable risks to the environment, or if EPA cannot reach a 
conclusion that the proposed pesticide use is likely to result in ``a 
reasonable certainty of no harm'' to human health, including exposure 
of residues of the pesticide to infants and children.
    If the emergency use of the pesticide on a food or feed commodity 
would result in pesticide chemical residues, EPA establishes a time-
limited tolerance

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meeting the ``reasonable certainty of no harm standard'' of the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
    In this document: EPA identifies the State or Federal agency 
granted the exemption, the type of exemption, the pesticide authorized 
and the pests, the crop or use for which authorized, number of acres 
(if applicable), and the duration of the exemption. EPA also gives the 
Federal Register citation for the time-limited tolerance, if any.

III. Emergency Exemptions

A. U.S. States and Territories

Arkansas
State Plant Board
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; March 8, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Since this request proposed the use of a new chemical, which has not 
been registered by EPA, a notice of receipt published in the Federal 
Register on November 17, 2010 (75 FR 70236) with the public comment 
period closing on December 2, 2010. This request was also granted to 
CA, CO, GA, HI, ID, IA, LA, MD, MN, MS, NE, ND, OR, TX, WA, WV, WY 
because the varroa mite is a highly destructive pest and is having a 
catastrophic effect on honey bee populations. The parasitic mite is 
considered the primary pest of honeybees and its control is necessary 
for successful beekeeping. Further, currently available registered 
products no longer successfully control varroa mites because repeated 
use has contributed to widespread development of mite resistance. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
California
Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Pesticide Regulation
    Quarantine Exemption: EPA authorized the use of chlorophene to 
disinfect hard surfaces which may be potentially contaminated with 
prions; May 2, 2011 to May 2, 2014.
    Contact: Princess Campbell.
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of boscalid on Belgian 
endive to control sclerotinia (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum); October 14, 
2010 to February 15, 2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of pyraclostrobin on Belgian endive to 
control sclerotinia (sclerotinia sclerotiorum); October 14, 2010 to 
February 15, 2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of mancozeb on walnut to control walnut 
blight; February 24, 2011 to June 15, 2011. Contact: Libby Pemberton.
    EPA authorized the use of naphthaleneacetic acid-ester on avocado 
for sprout inhibition; April 15, 2011 to April 15, 2012. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of propiconazole on peach and nectarine to 
control sour rot; May 16, 2011 to November 30, 2011. Contact: Andrea 
Conrath.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mite; June 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
Colorado
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of fenpyroximate in 
beehives to control varroa mite; November 4, 2010 to September 30, 
2011. Contact: Stacy Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mite; March 8, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of abamectin on dry bulb onion to control 
thrips; March 8, 2011 to September 30, 2011. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of sprirotetramat on dry bulb onion to 
control thrips; March 8, 2011 to September 30, 2011. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
Delaware
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on 
corn field and sweet, seed to repel blackbird species and crow; April 
20, 2011 to April 18, 2012. Contact: Marcel Howard.
    EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone and pome fruit to 
control brown marmorated stink bug; June 24, 2011 to October 15, 2011. 
Contact: Marcel Howard.
Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Crisis: On March 14, 2011 for the use of anthraquinone on rice, 
seed to repel blackbirds; this program is ongoing, and may continue for 
up to one year (to March 12, 2012) under a pending specific exemption 
request submitted by the state. Contact: Marcel Howard.
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on 
corn, field and sweet, seed to repel blackbird species and grackle; 
March 14, 2011 to March 14, 2012. Contact: Marcel Howard.
    Quarantine Exemption: EPA authorized the use of propiconazole on 
avocado to control Laurel Wilt; December 18, 2011 to December 18, 2013. 
Contact: Andrea Conrath.
Georgia
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; May 27, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
Hawaii
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of fludioxonil on 
pineapple to control saprophytic mold; August 26, 2010 to August 26, 
2011. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mite; May 17, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
Idaho
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; February 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of linuron on lentil to control dog fennel, 
prickly lettuce; March 8, 2011 to June 20, 2011. Contact: Andrea 
Conrath.
    EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on onion, dry bulb to 
control thrips; March 8, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of abamectin on onion, dry bulb to control 
thrips; June 24, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
Illinois
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of fenpyroximate in 
beehives to control varroa mite; September 30, 2010 to September 30, 
2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of cyazofamid on basil to control downy 
mildew; May 5, 2011 to October 15, 2011. Contact: Marcel Howard.
Iowa
Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; May 17, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.

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Kentucky
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of fenpyroximate in 
beehives to control varroa mite; September 24, 2010 to September 30, 
2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
Louisiana
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
    Crisis: On July 7, 2010 for the use of bifenthrin on sugarcane to 
control spider mites; this program ended on July 22, 2010. Contact: 
Andrea Conrath.
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on 
corn, sweet and field, seed to repel blackbird species and crow; 
February 24, 2011 to February 23, 2012. Contact: Marcel Howard.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mites; March 11, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey 
Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on rice, seed to repel 
blackbirds; April 21, 2011 to April 18, 2012. Contact: Marcel Howard.
Maryland
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mites; June 13, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone and pome fruit to 
control brown marmorated stink bug; June 24, 2011 to October 15, 2011. 
Contact: Marcel Howard.
Massachusetts
Department of Food and Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of quinclorac on 
cranberry to control dodder; March 11, 2011 to July 31, 2011. Contact: 
Marcel Howard.
Michigan
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on 
corn, field and sweet, seed, to repel sandhill crane; February 25, 2011 
to January 21, 2012. Contact: Marcel Howard.
    EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on onion, dry bulb to 
control thrips; March 8, 2011 to September 30, 2011. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of kasugamycin on apple to control fire 
blight; April 6, 2011 to April 1, 2012. Since the applicant proposed 
the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by the EPA, a 
Notice of Receipt was published in the Federal Register on March 2, 
2011 (76 FR 11454). The rationale for emergency approval of this use is 
that kasugamycin is needed to control streptomycin-resistant strains of 
Erwinia amylovora, the causal pathogen of fire blight, due to the lack 
of available alternatives and effective control practices. Without the 
use of kasugamycin and if weather conditions are present which favor a 
fire blight disease epidemic, it is likely that Michigan apple growers 
could suffer 50% yield losses. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of abamectin on onion, dry bulb to control 
thrips; April 15, 2011 to March 31, 2012. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
Minnesota
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of abamectin on onion, 
dry bulb to control thrips; July 12, 2010 to September 15, 2010. 
Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of sprirotetramat on onion, dry bulb, to 
control thrips; July 12, 2010 to September 15, 2010. Since this request 
proposed the use of a chemical whose registration had been canceled, a 
Notice of Receipt was published in the Federal Register on July 30, 
2010 (75 FR 44946). The rationale for emergency approval of this use is 
that onion thrips are sucking insects which both directly damage the 
crop and also vector the plant disease Iris Yellow Spot Virus. The use 
of spirotetramat is necessary to ensure thrips control in areas 
experiencing thrips resistance to available alternatives and, in 
particular, where 6-8 seasonal applications of alternative pesticides 
are required to achieve adequate control. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on corn, field and sweet, 
seed, to repel sandhill crane; February 18, 2011 to February 26, 2012. 
Contact: Marcel Howard.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mite; March 8, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on onion, dry bulb to 
control thrips; March 21, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
Mississippi
Department of Agriculture and Commerce
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of fenpyroximate in 
beehives to control varroa mite; October 15, 2010 to September 30, 
2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mite; March 8, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
Missouri
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of fenpyroximate in 
beehives to control varroa mite; September 30, 2010 to September 30, 
2011. Contact: Stacey Groce.
Nebraska
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; April 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
Nevada
Division of Agriculture, Department of Business and Industry
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of sprirotetramat on 
onion, dry bulb to control thrips; March 21, 2011 to September 30, 
2011. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of bifenazate on timothy for control of 
Banks grass mite; May 17, 2011 to September 1, 2011. Contact: Andrea 
Conrath.
New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone 
and pome fruit to control brown marmorated stink bug; June 24, 2011 to 
October 15, 2011. Contact: Marcel Howard.
New York
Department of Environmental Conservation
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of abamectin on onion, 
dry bulb to control thrips; February 4, 2011 to September 15, 2011. 
Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on onion, dry bulb to 
control thrips; February 4, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
North Carolina
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone 
and pome fruit to control brown marmorated stink bug; June 24, 2010 to 
October 15, 2011. Contact: Marcel Howard.

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North Dakota
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; April 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
Oregon
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of fenoxaprop-p-ethyl on 
grasses grown for seed to control annual grass weeds; February 4, 2011 
to September 15, 2011. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mite; February 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey 
Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on onion, dry bulb to 
control thrips; March 21, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on orchardgrass to control 
orchardgrass billbug; April 6, 2011 to November 15, 2011. Contact: 
Andrea Conrath.
    EPA authorized the use of abamectin on onion, dry bulb to control 
thrips; June 24, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of fipronil on turnip and rutabaga to 
control cabbage maggot. Since this request proposed a use which is IR4-
supported, has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a 
petition for tolerance has not been submitted to the Agency, a Notice 
of Receipt was published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2011 (76 
FR 19093). The rationale for emergency approval of this use is that no 
pesticides or practices are currently available for use in turnip and 
rutabaga, to provide adequate control of cabbage maggots. If not 
controlled, this insect pest is expected to cause significant yield and 
economic losses due to their damaging effects from feeding on the 
turnip and rutabaga roots. June 24, 2011 to September 30, 2011. 
Contact: Andrea Conrath.
Pennsylvania
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone 
and pome fruit to control brown marmorated stink bug; June 24, 2011 to 
October 15, 2011. Contact: Marcel Howard.
South Dakota
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on 
corn, field and sweet, seed, to repel ring-necked pheasant; March 8, 
2011 to March 3, 2012. Contact: Marcel Howard.
    EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on sunflower, seed to repel 
ring-necked pheasant; March 11, 2011 to March 2, 2012. Contact: Marcel 
Howard.
Texas
Department of Agriculture
    Quarantine Exemption: EPA authorized the use of potassium chloride 
in creeks to control zebra mussels; August 24, 2010 to March 24, 2011. 
Contact: Marcel Howard.
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on 
onion, dry bulb to control thrips; January 19, 2011 to July 30, 2011. 
Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on corn, field and sweet, 
seed, to repel sandhill crane; February 18, 2011 to March 8, 2012. 
Contact: Marcel Howard.
    EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on rice to control rice stink 
bug (Oebalus pugnax); April 5, 2011, to October 30, 2011. Since this 
request proposed a use which has been requested in 3 or more previous 
years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the 
Agency a notice of receipt published in the Federal Register on March 
2, 2011 (76 FR 11453) with the public comment period closing on March 
17, 2011. This request was granted because the Applicant demonstrated 
that rice stink bug resistance is occurring in several areas. In 
addition, the current weather conditions are contributing to urgent and 
non-routine pest problems. Rice growers would likely incur a 
significant economic loss without use of dinotefuran. Contact: Libby 
Pemberton.
    EPA authorized the use of fenpyroximate in beehives to control 
varroa mite; April 8, 2011 to September 30, 2011. Contact: Stacey 
Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mite; April 15, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey 
Groce.
Utah
Department of Agriculture and Food
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on 
onion, dry bulb to control thrips; March 21, 2011 to September 1, 2011. 
Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on corn, field and sweet, 
seed, to repel sandhill crane and pheasant; April 5, 2011 to April 5, 
2012. Contact: Marcel Howard.
Vermont
Department of Agriculture, Food, and Markets
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on 
corn, field and sweet, seed, to repel blackbird species and crow; April 
15, 2011 to April 14, 2012. Contact: Marcel Howard.
Virginia
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone 
and pome fruit to control brown marmorated stink bug; June 24, 2011 to 
October 15, 2011. Contact: Marcel Howard.
Washington
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of lambda-cyhalothrin 
on asparagus to control aphids; August 31, 2010 to September 30, 2010. 
Contact: Libby Pemberton.
    EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control 
varroa mites; February 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Contact: Stacey 
Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of linuron on lentil to control dog fennel, 
prickly lettuce; March 8, 2011 to June 20, 2011. Contact: Andrea 
Conrath.
    EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on onion, dry bulb to 
control thrips; March 21, 2011 to October 31, 2011. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of abamectin on onion, dry bulb to control 
thrips; June 21, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
West Virginia
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; April 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone and pome fruit to 
control brown marmorated stink bug; June 24, 2011 to October 15, 2011. 
Contact: Marcel Howard.
Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
    Crisis: On August 16, 2010 for the use of pyrethrin on aquatic 
sites to control red swamp crayfish; this program ended on August 31, 
2010. Contact: Stacey Groce.
    Specific Exemptions: EPA authorized the use of chlorpyrifos on 
ginseng to control soil larvae (rootworms,

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wireworms, grubs, cutworms); August 9, 2010 to November 15, 2010. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of anthraquinone on corn, field and sweet, 
seed, to repel sandhill crane; March 31, 2011 to March 23, 2012. 
Contact: Marcel Howard.
    EPA authorized the use of abamectin on onion, dry bulb to control 
thrips; May 16, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on onion, dry bulb to 
control thrips; May 16, 2011 to September 15, 2011. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
Wyoming
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mites; April 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
    EPA authorized the use of diflubenzuron in alfalfa for control of 
various grasshopper and cricket species. Since this request proposed a 
use which is IR4-supported, has been requested in 5 or more previous 
years, and a petition for tolerance has not been submitted to the 
Agency, a Notice of Receipt was published in the Federal Register on 
April 6, 2011 (76 FR 19092). The rationale for emergency approval of 
this use is that higher than normal populations of these insect pests 
were anticipated based upon early surveys, and available control 
practices and pesticides would not provide adequate control under the 
extreme outbreak conditions. Additionally, other pesticides available 
posed higher risk to beneficial and pollinator insects. Adequate 
control of the outbreak was needed to avert significant economic losses 
from the damaging feeding activities of these species. May 26, 2011 to 
October 31, 2011. Contact: Andrea Conrath.

B. Federal Departments and Agencies

Agriculture Department
    Quarantine: EPA authorized the use of paraformaldehyde on 
containment areas and equipment to control infectious agents; September 
7, 2010 to August 31, 2013. Contact: Princess Campbell.
    EPA authorized the use of Bacillus thuringiensis on cotton to 
control pink bollworm; May 2, 2011 to May 2, 2014. Contact: Andrea 
Conrath.
    EPA authorized the use of diazinon to treat soil under host plants 
to eradicate non-indigenous exotic fruit fly pests of the family 
Tephritidae; June 13, 2011 to June 13, 2014. Contact: Stacey Groce.
Interior Department
Bureau of Reclamation
    Quarantine: EPA authorized the use of Pseudomonas fluorescens in 
three lower Colorado river dams and their associated power generation 
facilities and piped-irrigation water distribution systems to control 
invasive zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussels 
(Dreissena bugenis); August 26, 2010 to August 26, 2013. Since the 
applicant proposed the use of a new chemical which has not been 
registered by the EPA, a Notice of Receipt was published in the Federal 
Register on November 12, 2009 (74 FR 58287). The rationale for 
emergency approval of this use is to limit the distribution of these 
invasive species infestations which are causing physical obstruction of 
flow in water conveyance systems reducing delivery capacities, pumping 
capabilities, and hydropower generation functions. Contact: Keri 
Grinstead.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of ortho-phthalaldehyde 
in the International Space Station to control microbacteria; April 15, 
2011 to April 15, 2012. Contact: Debra Rate.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: August 15, 2011.
 Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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