[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 16, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71021-71022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29597]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0507; FRL-9327-1]


Formetanate HCl; Amendment to the Use Deletion Cancellation Order

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's amendment to the order for the 
deletion of uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted 
by the Agency, of products containing formetanate HCl, pursuant to 
section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide 
Act (FIFRA), as amended. This amendment follows a September 14, 2011 
Federal Register Use Deletion Order which approved the voluntary 
request by Gowan Company to delete certain uses from Formetanate HCl 
product registrations. These are not the last products containing this 
pesticide registered for use in the United States. The September 14, 
2011 cancellation order allowed the formetanate HCl registrants to sell 
and distribute existing stocks of products under the previously 
approved labeling until November 30, 2011. The sole technical 
registrant for Formetanate HCl, Gowan Company has requested to extend 
their sale and distribution deadline by 60 days. The Agency will extend 
the deadline for the registrant to sell and distribute existing stocks 
until January 31, 2012. This amendment does not affect the deadline of 
December 31, 2013 for persons other than the registrant to sell, 
distribute, or use existing stocks of products (including those of 
(24c) Special Local Needs registrations) whose labels include the 
deleted uses.

DATES: The amendment is effective November 16, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Parker, Pesticide Re-evaluation 
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 306-0469; fax number: (703) 308-7070; 
email address: parker.james@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. Since others also may be interested, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, 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-2011-0507. 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?

    This notice announces the amendment of the final use deletion order 
of Formetanate HCl products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These 
registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 
of this unit.

               Table 1--Formetanate HCl Products Affected
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         EPA registration No.                     Product name
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10163-264.............................  Formetanate Hydrochloride
                                         Technical.
10163-265.............................  Carzol SP Miticide/Insecticide
                                         in Water Soluble Packaging.
WA010033..............................  Carzol SP Insecticide in Water
                                         Soluble Packaging.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the products in Table 1 of this unit. This number 
corresponds to the first part of the EPA registration numbers of the 
products listed above.

                 Table 2--Registrant of Amended Products
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            EPA company No.                 Company name and  address
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10163.................................  Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569,
                                         Yuma, AZ 85366-5569.
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    On September 14, 2011, EPA published a Use Deletion Order (76 FR 
56753) (FRL-8888-2). The order prohibited, among other things, 
Formetanate HCl registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of 
products under the previously approved labeling after November 30, 
2011. In a letter dated September 22, 2011, the Formetanate HCl 
registrant, Gowan

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Company requested a 60 day extension of the deadline for sales and 
distribution.

III. Amended Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby amends the September 14, 
2011 order to allow the formetanate HCl registrants to sell and 
distribute existing stocks of products under the previously approved 
labeling until January 31, 2012. Thereafter, registrants will be 
prohibited from selling or distributing the products identified in 
Table 1 of Unit II., whose labels include the deleted uses, except for 
export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons 
other than the registrant may sell, distribute, or use existing stocks 
of products (including those of (24c) Special Local Needs 
registrations) whose labels include the deleted uses until December 31, 
2013, provided that such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with 
the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied 
the deleted uses.

IV. What is the agency's authority for taking this action?

    Section 6(a)(1) of FIFRA provides that the Administrator may permit 
the continued sale and use of existing stocks of a pesticide whose 
registration is cancelled under this section, or section 3 or 4, to 
such extent, under such conditions, and for such uses as the 
Administrator determines that such sale or use is not inconsistent with 
the purposes of this Act.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: November 2, 2011.
Peter Caulkins,
Acting Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-29597 Filed 11-15-11; 8:45 am]
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