[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72405-72408]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29990]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017; FRL--9327-2]


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 canceled 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 December 21, 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.

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     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 
email. 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 email 
comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your 
email 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; email 
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 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 email. 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 28 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 Table 1 of 
this unit. The cancellation of the two tralomethrin products, EPA Reg. 
Nos. 065092-00001 and 075015-00001 will be effective December 15, 2014 
and are the last registered products containing this active ingredient.
    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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000239-02626.......................  Ortho Home Defense Hi-Power Brand      MGK 264 Pyrethrins Permethrin.
                                      Indoor Insect Fogger.
000499-00504.......................  TC 235 Cold Fogger Concentrate.......  MGK 264 Pyrethrins Piperonyl
                                                                             butoxide 2, 4-Dodecadienoic acid,
                                                                             3,7,11-trimethyl-, ethyl ester, (S-
                                                                             (E,E))-.
000655-00308.......................  Prentox Pyrethrum Extract ``25''.....  Pyrethrins.

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000769-00948.......................  Pratt Cygon 2-E Systemic Insecticide.  Dimethoate.
002724-00338.......................  Zoecon RF-275........................  MGK 264 Piperonyl butoxide
                                                                             Pyrethrins S-Methoprene.
002724-00607.......................  Farnam Pyrethrin Concentrate.........  Piperonyl butoxide Pyrethrins.
002724-00706.......................  Elite Flea and Tick Dip..............  MGK 264 Piperonyl butoxide
                                                                             Pyrethrins.
002724-00707.......................  Elite Extra-Strength Flea and Tick     MGK 264 Piperonyl butoxide
                                      Dip.                                   Pyrethrins.
005887-00041.......................  Black Leaf Tri-Basic Bordeaux Powder.  Basic copper sulfate.
010807-00446.......................  Purge II.............................  Pyrethrins Piperonyl butoxide.
010807-00448.......................  Country Vet Flea & Tick Fogger with    MGK 264 Pyrethrins Pyriproxyfen
                                      Growth Inhibitor.                      Permethrin.
013283-00025.......................  Rainbow Flying & Crawling Bug Killer   Bioallethrin.
                                      II.
028293-00212.......................  Unicorn Ear Miticide III.............  Pyrethrins Piperonyl butoxide.
028293-00348.......................  Unicorn Ear Miticide IV..............  Pyrethrins Piperonyl butoxide.
040849-00046.......................  Enforcer Four Hour Fogger V..........  Phenothrin Tetramethrin.
056156-00001.......................  X-100 Natural Seal Wood Preservative.  2-(Thiocyanomethylthio)
                                                                             benzothiazole Methylene bis
                                                                             (thiocyanate).
065092-00001.......................  ZE LIN Chen Chalk....................  Tralomethrin.
074965-00002.......................  Comet With Bleach Disinfectant         Sodium dichloroisocyanurate
                                      Cleanser.                              dihydrate.
075015-00001.......................  Dead-Fast Insecticide Chalk..........  Tralomethrin.
080697-00009.......................  Chlorpyrifos Technical...............  Chlorpyrifos.
CA010009...........................  Supracide 25W........................  Methidathion.
CO080005...........................  Dicofol 4E...........................  Dicofol.
FL760014...........................  Cythion Insecticide The Premium Grade  Malathion.
                                      Malathion.
ID070002...........................  Dicofol 4E...........................  Dicofol.
ID990018...........................  Kelthane MF Agricultural Miticide....  Dicofol.
ME960001...........................  Imidan 2.5 EC........................  Phosmet.
SD040004...........................  Princep Caliber 90...................  Simazine.
UT070005...........................  Dicofol 4E...........................  Dicofol.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Table 1 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 2--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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         EPA company no.                  Company name and address
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239..............................  The Scotts Company, P.O. Box 190,
                                    Marysville, OH 43040.
499..............................  Whitmire Micro-Gen Research
                                    Laboratories, Inc. Agent: BASF
                                    CORP., 3568 Tree Court Industrial
                                    Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122-6682.
655..............................  Prentiss, Inc., Agent: Pyxis
                                    Regulatory Consulting, Inc., 4110
                                    136th St. NW., Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
769..............................  Value Gardens Supply LLC, P.O. Box
                                    585, Saint Joseph, MO 64502.
2724.............................  Wellmark International, 1501 E.
                                    Woodfield Rd., Suite 200, West
                                    Schaumburg, IL 60173.
5887.............................  Value Gardens Supply, LLC, D/B/A
                                    Garden Value Supply, P.O. Box 585,
                                    Saint Joseph, MO 64502.
10807............................  Amrep, Inc., Agent: Lewis & Harrison
                                    LLC, 122 C St. NW., Washington, DC
                                    20001.
13283............................  Rainbow Technology Corporation,
                                    Agent: RegWest Company LLC, 8203
                                    West 20th St., Suite A, Greeley, CO
                                    80634-4696.
28293............................  Phaeton Corporation Agent
                                    Registrations By Design Inc., P.O.
                                    Box 1019, Salem, VA 24153.
40849............................  ZEP Commercial Sales & Service,
                                    Agent: Connie Welch and Associates,
                                    4196 Merchant Plaza 344,
                                    Lake Ridge, VA 22192.
56156............................  American Building Restoration
                                    Products Inc., 9720 South 60th
                                    Street, Franklin, WI 53132.
65092............................  Ze Lin Chen 137, Casuda Canyon Dr.
                                    A, Monterey Park, CA 91754.
74965............................  Spic And Span D/B/A Prestige Brands
                                    International, 90 North Broadway,
                                    Irvington, NY 10533.
75015............................  Bernard I. Segal, 2406 Vallecitos, La
                                    Jolla, CA 92037.
80697............................  Zhejian Tide Cropscience Co. LTD,
                                    Agent: Tide International, USA,
                                    Inc., 21 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618.
CA010009; ME960001...............  Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma,
                                    AZ 85366-8844.
CO080005; ID070002; UT070005.....  Makhteshim-Agan of North America
                                    Inc., 4515 Falls of Neuse Rd., Suite
                                    300, Raleigh, NC 27069.
FL760014.........................  Lee County Mosquito Control District,
                                    P.O. Box 60005, Fort Myers, FL
                                    33906.
ID990018.........................  Dow Agrosciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville
                                    Rd. 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268-
                                    1054.
SD040004.........................  Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, D/B/A
                                    Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., P.O.
                                    Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27149-
                                    8300.
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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 canceled. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, 
EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal 
Register.

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    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 2 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.

A. Registrations Listed in Table 1 of Unit II Except EPA Reg. Nos. 
065092-00001 and 075015-00001

    EPA 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 canceled products.

B. EPA Registration Nos. 065092-00001 and 075015-00001

    The cancellation of these products will be effective December 15, 
2014. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or 
distributing these two 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 canceled 
products.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: November 10, 2011.
Peter Caulkins,
Acting Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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