[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 166 (Friday, August 26, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53372-53376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21676]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0082; FRL-8884-9]


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 September 26, 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.

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:
    [emsp14]Crop production (NAICS code 111).

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    [emsp14]Animal production (NAICS code 112).
    [emsp14]Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
    [emsp14]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 Tolerance
    1. PP 1E7823. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0113). Taminco, Inc., Two Windsor 
Plaza, Suite 411, Allentown, PA, requests to establish a tolerance in 
40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide thiram, in or on avocado 
at 8 parts per million (ppm). Detection and quantitation for thiram (as 
carbon disulfide (CS2)) were conducted using a gas chromatograph (GC) 
equipped with a mass spectral detector for determination of CS2. The 
limit of quantitation (LOQ) was 0.05 ppm reported CS2 evolved. Contact: 
Shaunta Hill, (703) 347-8961, e-mail address: hill.shaunta@epa.gov.
    2. PP 1E7882. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0569). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide clopyralid: (3,6-dichloro-2-
pyrindinecarboxylic acid), in or on apple at 0.05 ppm; brassica, leafy 
greens, subgroup 5B at 5.0 ppm; rapeseed subgroup 20A, except gold of 
pleasure, seed at 3.0 ppm; rapeseed subgroup 20A, except gold of 
pleasure, meal at 6.0 ppm; and rapeseed subgroup 20A, except gold of 
pleasure, forage at 3.0 ppm. An adequate analytical method is available 
for enforcement of the tolerance expression in or on these commodities. 
Dow AgroSciences Method No. ACR 79.5 was utilized to determine residues 
of clopyralid in apples, fruits and apple fractions in support of the 
proposed tolerance. This method determines clopyralid as the methyl 
ester by gas chromatography using electron capture detection (GC/ECD). 
This method has been successfully validated by EPA and has been 
published in FDA's Pesticide Analytical Manual, Volume II (PAM II). 
Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, e-mail address: 
epa.gov">nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    3. PP 1E7883. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0563). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide rimsulfuron: N-((4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl) 
aminocarbonyl)-3-(ethylsulfonyl)-2-pyridinesulfonamide, in or on 
chicory, roots at 0.01 ppm and chicory, tops at 0.01 ppm. Adequate 
analytical methodology, high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) with 
electrospray ionization-tandem mass

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spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS) detection, is available for enforcement 
purposes. Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, e-mail address: 
epa.gov">ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    4. PP 1E7885. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0564). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide thifensulfuron methyl [Methyl-3-[[[[(4-
methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl) amino]carbonyl]amino] sulfonyl]-2-
thiophenecarboxylate], in or on chicory, roots at 0.01 ppm and chicory, 
tops at 0.01 ppm, for each analyte. Adequate analytical methodology, 
HPLC with ESI-MS/MS detection, is available for enforcement purposes. 
Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, e-mail address: 
epa.gov">ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    5. PP 0F7805. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-1079). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 
27419, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues 
of the insecticide thiamethoxam [3-[(2-chloro-5-
thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-N-nitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-
imine] (CAS Reg. No. 153719-23-4) and its metabolite [N-(2-chloro-
thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N'-methyl-N'-nitro-guanidine], in or on buckwheat, 
grain at 0.02 ppm; buckwheat, forage at 0.50 ppm; buckwheat, hay at 
0.02 ppm; buckwheat, straw at 0.02 ppm; oat, grain at 0.02 ppm; oat, 
forage at 0.50 ppm, oat, hay at 0.02 ppm; oat, straw at 0.02 ppm; pearl 
millet, grain at 0.02 ppm; pearl millet, forage at 0.02 ppm; pearl 
millet, stover at 0.02 ppm; proso millet, grain at 0.02 ppm; proso 
millet, forage at 0.02 ppm; proso millet, stover at 0.02 ppm; proso 
millet, straw at 0.02 ppm; rye, grain at 0.02 ppm; rye, forage at 0.50 
ppm; rye, straw at 0.02 ppm; teosinte, grain at 0.02 ppm; teosinte, 
forage at 0.10 ppm; teosinte, stover at 0.05 ppm; triticale, grain at 
0.02 ppm; triticale, forage at 0.05 ppm; triticale, hay at 0.02 ppm; 
triticale, straw at 0.02 ppm; wild rice, grain at 0.02 ppm. This 
revised Notice of Filing is an amendment to reflect specific proposed 
grain tolerance and their respective animal feed commodities listed in 
the revised Section F of the tolerance petition, PP0F7805. Syngenta 
Crop Protection, Inc. has submitted practical analytical methodology 
for detecting and measuring levels of thiamethoxam in or on raw 
agricultural commodities. This method is based on crop specific cleanup 
procedures and determination by liquid chromatography with either 
ultraviolet (UV) or MS detections. Contact: Gene Benbow, (703) 347-
0235, e-mail address: epa.gov">benbow.gene@epa.gov.
    6. PP 1F7873. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0578). E. I. du Pont de Nemours and 
Company, 1007 Market St., Wilmington, DE 19898-0001, requests to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the combined 
residues of the insecticide indoxacarb, [(S)-methyl-7-chloro-2,5-
dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl) [4-(trifluoromethoxy)-
phenyl]amino]carbonyl]indeno[1,2e] [1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-
carboxylate], its R-enantiomer [(R)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-
[[(methoxycarbonyl) [4-(trifluoromethoxy) phenyl]amino]carbonyl]indeno 
[1,2-e] [1,3,4] oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate] and the metabolites:
     IN-JT333: Methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[[4-
(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]-amino]carbonyl]indeno[1,2-
e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate
     IN-KT319: (E)-methyl 5-chloro-2,3,-dihydro-2-hydroxy-1-
[[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]-
carbonyl]hydrazono]-1H-indene-2-carboxylate
     IN-JU873: Methyl 5-chloro-2,3-dihydro-2-hydroxy-1-[[[[4-
(triflurormethoxy)-phenyl]amino]carbonyl]hydrazono]-1H-indene-2-
carboxylate
     IN-KG433: Methyl 5-chloro-2,3,-dihydro-2-hydroxy-1-
[[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]carbonyl]-
hydrazono]-1H-indene-2-carboxylate, and
     IN-KB687: Methyl [4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]carbamate, in 
or on egg at 0.2 ppm; poultry, fat at 0.2 ppm; poultry, meat at 0.06 
ppm; and poultry, meat byproducts at 0.06 ppm. The plant residue 
enforcement method detects and quantitates indoxacarb in various 
matrices including sweet corn, lettuce, tomato, broccoli, apple, grape, 
cottonseed, tomato, peanut, and soybean commodity samples by HPLC UV. 
The limit of quantitation in the method allows monitoring of crops with 
indoxacarb residues at or above the levels proposed in these 
tolerances. Contact: Julie Chao, (703) 308-8735, e-mail address: 
chao.julie@epa.gov.
    7. PP 1F7886. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0593). Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 
1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, requests to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide 
flumioxazin, 2-[7-fluoro-3,4-dihydro-3-oxo-4-(2-propynyl)-2H-1,4-
benzoxazin-6-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione, in or 
on pea and bean (except soybean), dried shelled, crop subgroup 6C at 
0.1 ppm for seed; rapeseed, crop subgroup 20A at 0.35 ppm for seed; 
rapeseed, crop subgroup 20A at 0.04 ppm for meal; and rapeseed, crop 
subgroup 20A at 0.02 ppm for refined oil; sunflower, crop subgroup 20B 
at 0.5 ppm for seed; sunflower, crop subgroup 20B at 0.03 ppm for meal; 
sunflower, crop subgroup 20B at 0.02 ppm for refined oil; wheat at 0.35 
ppm for grain; wheat at 5 ppm for straw; wheat at 0.02 ppm for forage 
(pre-emergence); wheat at 0.02 ppm for hay (pre-emergence); wheat at 
0.35 ppm for bran; wheat at 0.05 ppm for flour; wheat at 0.35 ppm for 
germ; wheat at 0.08 ppm for middlings; wheat at 0.11 ppm for shorts; 
and wheat at 110 ppm for aspirated grain fractions. Practical 
analytical methods for detecting and measuring levels of flumioxazin 
have been developed and validated in/on all appropriate agricultural 
commodities and respective processing fractions. The LOQ of flumioxazin 
in the methods is 0.02 ppm which will allow monitoring of food with 
residues at the levels proposed for the tolerances. Contact: Bethany 
Benbow, (703) 347-8072, e-mail address: epa.gov">benbow.bethany@epa.gov.
Amended Tolerance
    1. PP 1E7882. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0569). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to remove the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.431 for 
residues of the herbicide clopyralid: (3,6-dichloro-2-
pyrindinecarboxylic acid), in or on canola, seed at 3.0 ppm; canola, 
meal at 6.0 ppm; flax, seed at 3.0 ppm; flax, meal at 6.0 ppm; 
rapeseed, seed at 3.0 ppm; rapeseed, forage at 3.0 ppm; and mustard 
greens at 5.0 ppm upon the approval of the aforementioned tolerances 
under ``New Tolerance''. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, e-mail 
address: epa.gov">nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    2. PP 1F7886. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0593). Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 
1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, requests to 
remove the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.568 for residues of the herbicide 
flumioxazin, 2-[7-fluoro-3,4dihydro-3-oxo-4-(2-propynyl)-2H-1,4-
benzoxazin-6-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-isoindole1,3(2H)-dione, in or on 
beans, dry seed at 0.05 ppm upon the approval of the tolerance on Crop 
Subgroup 6C under ``New Tolerance''. Contact: Bethany Benbow, (703) 
347-8072, e-mail address: epa.gov">benbow.bethany@epa.gov.
New Tolerance Exemption
    1. PP 1E7858. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0525). Joint Inerts Task Force, 
Cluster

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Support Team 5, EPA Company Number 84941, c/o CropLife America, 1156 
15th St., NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, requests to establish 
an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 
following descriptor and compounds under 40 CFR 180.910 pre- and post-
harvest uses not to exceed 7% in pesticide formulations when used as a 
pesticide inert: [[[alpha]]-[p-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)phenyl]-
[[omega]]-hydroxypoly (oxyethylene) produced by the condensation of 1 
mole of p-(1,1,3,3- tetramethylbutyl) phenol with a range of 1-14 or 
30-70 moles of ethylene oxide: If a blend of products is used, the 
average range number of moles of ethylene oxide reacted to produce any 
product that is a component of the blend shall be in the range of 1-14 
or 30-70 (Chemical Name (CAS No.)): Poly (oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), 
[alpha]-[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenyl]-[omega]-hydroxy- (9036-
19-5); Poly (oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-[4-(1,1,3,3-
tetramethylbutyl) phenyl]-[omega]-hydroxy-] (9002-93-1). The petitioner 
believes no analytical method is needed because this information is not 
required for the establishment of a tolerance exemption. Contact: Kerry 
Leifer, (703) 308-8811, e-mail address: leifer.kerry@epa.gov.
    2. PP 1E7860. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0526). Joint Inerts Task Force, 
Cluster Support Team 9, EPA Company Number 84943, c/o CropLife America, 
1156 15th St., NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, requests to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues 
of Nonylphenol Ethoxylate Phosphate and Sulfate Derivatives (NPEPSD) 
under the following descriptors and compounds under 40 CFR 180.910 
(pre- and post-harvest uses) and 40 CFR 180.930 (animal uses) not to 
exceed 7% in pesticide formulations when used as a pesticide inert 
ingredient:
    NPE Phosphate Derivatives (NPEPD): [alpha]-(p-Nonylphenyl)-[omega]-
hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) mixture of dihydrogen phosphate and mono 
hydrogen phosphate esters and the corresponding ammonium, calcium, 
magnesium, monoethanolamine, potassium, sodium, and zinc salts of the 
phosphate esters; the nonyl group is a propylene trimer isomer and the 
poly(oxyethylene) content averages 4-14 moles or 30 moles (Chemical 
Name (CAS No.)): Poly (oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(nonylphenyl)-
[omega]-hydroxy-, phosphate (51811-79-1); Ethanol, 2-amino-, compd. 
with [alpha]-(nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) 
phosphate (59139-23-0); Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-
(nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, phosphate, magnesium salt Poly(oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl), [alpha]-(nonylphnyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, phosphate, 
magnesium salt (67922-57-0); Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(4-
nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, phosphate, sodium salt (68412-53-3); 
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(4-nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, 
phosphate, sodium salt (68553-97-9); Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-
(4-nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, phosphate, sodium salt (68553-97-9); 
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, 
branched, phosphate, sodium salt (68954-84-7); Poly(oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl), [alpha]-(nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, phosphate, calcium 
salt (99821-14-4); Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(4-nonylphenyl)-
[omega]-hydroxy-, branched, phosphates (152143-22-1); Poly(oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl), [alpha]-(4-nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, phosphate 
(51609-41-7); Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(nonylphenyl)-[omega]-
hydroxy-, phosphate, sodium salt (37340-60-6); Poly(oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl), [alpha]-phosphono-[omega]-(4-nonylphenoxy)-, dipotassium 
salt (106151-63-7); Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(nonylphenyl)-
[omega]-hydroxy-, branched, phosphates, potassium salts (68584-47-4); 
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(nonylphenyl)-[omega]-hydroxy-, 
phosphate-, potassium salt (52503-15-8); Polyphosphoric acids, esters 
with polyethylene glycol nonylphenyl ether (68458-49-1).
    NPE Sulfate Derivatives (NPESD): [alpha]-(p-nonylphenol)-[omega]-
hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) sulfate, ammonium, calcium, magnesium, 
potassium, sodium, and zinc salts the nonyl group is propylene trimer 
isomer and the poly(oxyethylene) content averages 4 moles (Chemical 
Name (CAS No.)): Poly (oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-sulfo-[omega]-
(nonylphenoxy), sodium salt (9014-90-8); Poly (oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), 
[alpha]-sulfo-[omega]-(nonylphenoxy), ammonium salt (9051-57-4); Poly 
(oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-sulfo-[omega]-(nonylphenoxy), acid 
(9081-17-8); Poly (oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-sulfo-[omega]-
(nonylphenoxy), branched, ammonium salt (68649-55-8); Poly (oxy-1, 2-
ethanediyl), [alpha]-sulfo-[omega]-(nonylphenoxy), branched (68891-33-
8).
    The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because this 
information is not required for the establishment of a tolerance 
exemption. Contact: Kerry Leifer, (703) 308-8811, e-mail address: 
leifer.kerry@epa.gov.
    3. PP 1E7875. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0583). Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, 
LLC, 909 Mueller Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406, requests to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-
propanoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate 
and alpha-(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)-omega-methoxypoly(oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl, graft (CAS No. 111740-36-4) when used as a pesticide inert 
ingredient as a dispersant in pesticide formulations under 40 CFR 
180.960. This petition requests the elimination of the need to 
establish a maximum permissible level for residues of methacrylic acid-
methyl methacrylate-polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether methacrylate 
graft copolymer in or on all raw agricultural commodities. The 
petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because this 
information is generally not required when all criteria for polymer 
exemption per 40 CFR 723.250 are met. Akzo Nobel is petitioning for an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance without any numerical 
limitations. Contact: Alganesh Debesai, (703) 308-8353, e-mail address: 
debesai.alganesh@epa.gov.
    4. PP 1E7879. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0587). Loveland Products, Inc., 3005 
Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland, CO 80538, requests to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-
hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone (common name) (HMB), (CAS nomenclature: 
methanone, (2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl) phenyl-; CAS No. 131-57-7) when 
used as a pesticide inert ingredient as a UV-stabilizer at no more than 
25% in pesticide formulations under 40 CFR 180.920 (pre-harvest uses). 
This petition proposes to establish exemptions from the requirement of 
a tolerance for residues of 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone (HMB) in or 
on all raw agricultural commodities. The petitioner believes no 
analytical method is needed because the petition proposes to establish 
exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance and no analytical method 
is generally required for establishment of a tolerance exemption. 
Contact: Deirdre Sunderland, (703) 603-0851, e-mail address: 
sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov.
    5. PP 1E7880. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0606). Clariant Corporation, 4000 
Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205, requests to establish an exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Poly(oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl), [alpha]-hydro-[omega]-hydroxy-, Mn 17000 amu and CAS No. 
25322-68-3 under 40 CFR 180.960 when used as a pesticide inert 
ingredient in pesticide formulations as a solubilizer without 
limitations. Clariant Corporation is petitioning that Poly(oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl), [alpha]-hydro-[omega]-hydroxy- be exempt from the 
requirement of a tolerance based upon the definition of a low-risk 
polymer under 40 CFR 723.250. Therefore, an analytical method to 
determine residues on treated crops is

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not relevant. Contact: Elizabeth Fertich, (703) 347-8560, e-mail 
address: fertich.elizabeth@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: August 17, 2011.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-21676 Filed 8-25-11; 8:45 am]
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