[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 217 (Wednesday, November 9, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 69692-69693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28934]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0703; FRL-9325-3]


Withdrawal of a Pesticide Petition for Residues of Pesticide 
Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal of a pesticide petition.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the withdrawal of a pesticide petition 
requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for 
residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. The 
petition was either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioner or 
administratively by the Agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deirdre Sunderland, Registration 
Division (7505P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0851; 
fax number: (703) 305-0599; email address: sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    Although this action only applies to the registrant in question, it 
is directed to the public in general. Since various individuals or 
entities may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe 
all the specific entities that may be interested in this action. If you 
have any questions regarding this action, please consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

 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-2010-0703. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the 
Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-
4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, 
VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket 
Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    EPA is announcing the withdrawal of a pesticide petition received 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide 
chemicals in or on various food commodities.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition covered by 
this document, prepared by the petitioner, was included in a docket EPA 
created for each rulemaking. The docket for the petition is available 
on-line at http://www.regulations.gov.
    EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 23, 2010 
(75 FR 57942) (FRL-8845-4), which announced the submission of a 
pesticide petition (PP 0E7727) by Interregional Research Project Number 
4 (IR-4), on behalf of Koppert Biological Systems, Inc., 28465 Beverly 
Rd., Romulus, MI 48174. The petition proposed to amend 40 CFR 180.920 
by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for 
residues of lactoperoxidase (CAS No. 9003-99-0) in or on all raw 
agricultural commodities when used pre-harvest as a pesticide inert 
ingredient in pesticide formulations of the active ingredients 
potassium iodide and potassium thiocyanate. On September 9, 2011, IR-4, 
on behalf of Koppert Biological Systems, Inc., notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing this petition.

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

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

    Dated: October 24, 2011.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-28934 Filed 11-8-11; 8:45 am]
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