[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 2, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 25954-25958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10321]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0001; FRL-9346-1]


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 June 1, 2012.

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 online 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 online 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: A contact person, with telephone 
number and email address, is listed at the end of each pesticide 
petition summary. You may also reach each contact person by mail at 
Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P) or 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:
     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 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 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.

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    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 online 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 Tolerances

    1. PP 1E7853. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0395). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the fungicide fludioxonil, 4-(2, 2-difluoro-1,3-
benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile, in or on acerola at 5.0 
parts per million (ppm); atemoya at 20 ppm; biriba at 20 ppm; cherimoya 
at 20 ppm; custard apple at 20 ppm; feijoa at 5.0 ppm; guava at 5.0 
ppm; ilama at 20 ppm; jaboticaba at 5.0 ppm; passionfruit at 5.0 ppm; 
soursop at 20 ppm; starfruit at 5.0 ppm; sugar apple at 20 ppm; wax 
jambu at 5.0 ppm; ginseng at 3.0 ppm; onion, bulb subgroup 3-07A at 0.2 
ppm; onion, green subgroup 3-07B at 7.0 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13-07A 
at 5.0 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 2.0 ppm; fruit, small fruit 
vine climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F at 1.0 ppm; 
berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry at 2.0 ppm; 
vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10, except tomato at 0.7 ppm; fruit, 
citrus, group 10-10 at 10 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 5.0 ppm; 
leafy green subgroup 4A at 30 ppm; pineapple at 8.0 ppm; dragon fruit 
at 1.0 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C at 6.0 ppm. 
Syngenta, has developed and validated analytical methodology for 
enforcement purposes. This method (Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG-
597B) has passed an Agency petition method validation for several 
commodities, and is currently the enforcement method for fludioxonil. 
Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, email address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    2. PP 1E7972. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0164). E.I. du Pont de Nemours and 
Company, P.O. Box 80402, Wilmington, DE 19880, requests to establish 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
proquinazid, in or on grapes at 0.5 ppm and raisins at 1.0 ppm. The 
proposed enforcement analytical methodology for proquinazid in plant-
based matrices is the DFG-S19 multi-residue method which uses gas 
chromatography with electron capture detection (GC/ECD) or GC with mass 
spectromatic detection (GC/MSD). The analytical method AMR 4089-96 
(Analytical method for the determination of proquinazid (DPX-KQ926) and 
metabolite (IN-MM671) in grapes using GC/MSD successfully determines 
residues in grapes and processed grape commodities. Contact: Rose Mary 
Kearns, (703) 305-5611, email address: kearns.rosemary@epa.gov.
    3. PP 2E7979. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide glyphosate N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine in or 
on the raw agricultural commodity teff, forage and teff, hay at 100 
ppm; and oilseed crops, group 20 at 40 ppm. Adequate enforcement 
methods are available for analysis of residues of glyphosate and its 
metabolite, AMPA, in or on plant and livestock commodities. These 
methods include: Gas-Liquid Chromatography ((GLC)--Method I in PAM II); 
HPLC with fluorometric detection; and GC/MS method for glyphosate in 
crops has also been validated by EPA's Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 
(ACL). Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, email address: 
ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    4. PP 2E7991. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0203). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the plant growth regulator 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) 
and its conjugates, in or on rambutan at 3 ppm; avocado, mamey sapote 
and mango at 0.05 ppm; and fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 0.15 ppm. The 
nature of the residues of NAA is adequately understood and an 
acceptable analytical method is available for enforcement purposes. 
Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, email address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.

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    5. PP 2E7982. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0139). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540 in cooperation with Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera 
Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, requests to establish 
tolerances 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 artichoke at 0.02 ppm; cabbage and Chinese cabbage (tight-headed 
varieties only) at 0.02 ppm; olives, and olive oil at 0.02 ppm; 
pomegranate at 0.02 ppm; cactus fruit at 0.1 ppm, and cactus pads at 
0.05 ppm. 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 level of quantitation (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: Andrew Ertman, 
(703) 308-9367, email address: ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    6. PP 0F7791. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0743). Nichino America, Inc., 4550 
New Linden Hill Rd., Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808, requests to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
tolfenpyrad (4-chloro-3-ethyl-1-methyl-N-[4-(p-tolyloxy) benzyl] 
pyrazole-5-carboxamide, in or on head lettuce at 5 ppm; leaf lettuce at 
30 ppm; leaf petioles, subgroup 4B at 12.5 ppm; spinach at 24 ppm; 
Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A at 3.6 ppm; Brassica, leafy, 
subgroup 5B at 44 ppm; vegetable, fruiting group 8 at 0.6 ppm; potatoes 
at 0.04 ppm; nut, tree group 14 (including pistachio) at 0.04 ppm; 
almond, hulls at 5.0 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 0.6 ppm; apple, wet 
pomace at 5.0 ppm; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9 at 0.8 ppm; fruit, 
stone, group 12 at 3.0 ppm; pomegranates at 3.0 ppm; persimmons at 3.0 
ppm; citrus, group 10 at 1.0 ppm; citrus, pulp, dried at 2.0 ppm; 
citrus, oil at 16.0 ppm; grapes at 2.0 ppm; raisins at 5 ppm; cotton, 
seed at 0.6 ppm; cotton, gin byproducts at 9.0 ppm; tea at 20 ppm; milk 
at 0.03 ppm; cattle, meat at 0.2 ppm; cattle, meat byproducts at 0.2 
ppm; cattle, fat at 0.01 ppm; cattle, kidney at 0.3 ppm; cattle, liver 
at 0.7 ppm; sheep, meat at 0.02 ppm; sheep, meat byproducts at 0.02 
ppm; sheep, fat at 0.01 ppm; sheep, kidney at 0.3 ppm; sheep, liver at 
0.7 ppm; goat, meat at 0.02 ppm; goat, meat byproducts at 0.02 ppm; 
goat, fat at 0.01 ppm; goat, kidney at 0.3 ppm; goat, liver at 0.7 ppm; 
horse, meat at 0.02 ppm; horse, fat at 0.01 ppm; horse, kidney at 0.3 
ppm; horse, liver at 0.7 ppm; and horse, meat byproducts at 0.02 ppm. 
Residues of tolfenpyrad are quantified using HPLC-MS/MS detection. This 
method has been successfully validated at an independent facility and 
therefore is suitable for use as the enforcement method for the 
determination of residues of tolfenpyrad in crops. Contact: Driss 
Benmhend, (703) 308-9525, email address: benmhend.driss@epa.gov.
    7. PP 1F7935. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0044). United Phosphorus, Inc., 630 
Freedom Business Center, King of Prussia, PA 19406, requests to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
mancozeb, in or on walnuts at 0.75 ppm of carbon disulfide equivalents. 
Residues of mancozeb are determined by decomposing the residue with a 
strong acid to release carbon disulfide (CS2). The 
CS2 can be measured by GC or by absorbance of a colored 
copper dithiocarbamate complex formed by sweeping the CS2 
through a trap and into a reaction tube containing a solution of copper 
acetate and an amine. Adequate methodology for enforcement is available 
in the Pesticide Analytical Manual (PAM), Volume II, Methods II and 
III. Contact: Lisa Jones, (703) 308-9424, email address: 
jones.lisa@epa.gov.
    8. PP 1F7902. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0556). Nichino America, Inc., 4550 
New Linden Hill Road, Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808, requests to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
fenpyroximate and its Z- isomer, in or on corn, field, grain at 0.02 
ppm; corn, field, forage/silage at 2.0 ppm; corn, field, stover at 7.0 
ppm; corn, field, aspirated fractions at 2.0 ppm; corn, pop, grain at 
0.02 ppm; corn, pop, forage/silage at 2.0 ppm; corn, pop, stover at 7.0 
ppm; and corn, pop, aspirated fractions at 2.0 ppm. An enforcement 
method has been developed which involves extraction of fenpyroximate 
from crops with ethyl acetate in the presence of anhydrous sodium 
sulfate, dilution with methanol, and then analysis by HPLC-MS/MS 
detection. Contact: Driss Benmhend, (703) 308-9525, email address: 
benmhend.driss@epa.gov.

Amended Tolerances

    1. PP 1E7853. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0395). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.516 by 
revising the tolerances for residues of the fungicide fludioxonil, 4-
(2, 2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile, from 
0.45 ppm to 5.0 ppm for the following commodities: Avocado; sapote, 
black; canistel; sapote, mamey; mango; papaya; sapodilla; and star 
apple. The petition additionally requests to amend the tolerances for 
the following commodities from 1.0 ppm to 20 ppm: Longan; lychee; 
pulasan; rambutan; and Spanish lime. The petition also requests to 
amend the tolerance in or on tomato from 0.50 ppm to 3.0 ppm. In 
addition, upon approval of the aforementioned tolerances, it is 
proposed that 40 CFR 180.516 be amended to remove the established 
tolerances for the residues of fludioxonil, 4-(2, 2-difluoro-1,3-
benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile, in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities onion, bulb at 0.2 ppm; onion, green at 7.0 
ppm; caneberry subgroup 13A at 5.0 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13B at 2.0 
ppm; Juneberry at 2.0 ppm; lingonberry at 2.0 ppm; salal at 2.0 ppm; 
grape at 1.0 ppm; strawberry at 2.0 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, group 8 
at 0.01 ppm; tomatillo at 0.50 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 10 ppm; 
fruit, pome, group 11 at 5.0 ppm; leafy greens subgroup 4A, except 
spinach at 30 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1D at 3.5 
ppm. Syngenta has developed and validated analytical methodology for 
enforcement purposes. This method (Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG-
597B) has passed an Agency petition method validation for several 
commodities, and is currently the enforcement method for fludioxonil. 
Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, email address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    2. PP 2E7979. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.364 for 
residues of the herbicide glyphosate N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine, as 
follows: Vegetable, root and tuber, group 1, except sugar beet from 0.2 
ppm to 6.0 ppm; and convert: Vegetable, bulb, group 3 at 0.2 ppm to 
vegetable, bulb, group 3-07 at 0.2 ppm; okra at 0.5 ppm and vegetable, 
fruiting, group 8 at 0.1 ppm to vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 at 0.1 
ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 0.5 ppm to fruit, citrus, group 10-10 
at 0.5 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 0.2 ppm to fruit, pome, group 11-
10 at 0.2 ppm; cranberry, grape, Juneberry, kiwifruit, lingonberry, 
salal, strawberry, and berry group 13 at 0.2 ppm to berry and small 
fruit, group 13-07 at 0.2 ppm. In addition, upon approval of the new

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tolerance for ``Oilseed Crops, Group 20 at 40 ppm'' under ``New 
Tolerances'', delete tolerances for borage, seed, crambe, seed, jojoba, 
seed, lesquerella, seed, meadowfoam, seed, mustard, seed and sesame, 
seed all at 0.1 ppm; flax, seed at 4.0 ppm; flax, meal at 8.0 ppm; 
canola, seed and rapeseed, seed at 20 ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 
40 ppm and safflower, seed and Sunflower, seed at 85 ppm; which will be 
included under the ``Oilseed Crops, Group 20 at 40 ppm''. Adequate 
enforcement methods are available for analysis of residues of 
glyphosate and its metabolite, AMPA, in or on plant and livestock 
commodities. These methods include: GLC--Method I in PAM II; HPLC with 
fluorometric detection; and GC/MS method for glyphosate in crops has 
also been validated by EPA's Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (ACL). 
Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, email address: 
ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    3. PP 2E7991. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0203). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests upon approval of the aforementioned tolerances under 
``New Tolerance'', to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.155 for 
residues of the plant growth regulator, 1-naphthalene- acetic acid 
(NAA) and its conjugates, by removing the tolerance for fruit, pome, 
group 11 at 0.15 ppm, as it will be superseded by the tolerance on 
fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 0.15 ppm. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-
7390, email address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.

New Tolerance Exemptions

    1. PP 1E7900. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0131). ISK Biosciences Corporation, 
7470 Auburn Road, Suite A, Concord, OH 44077, requests to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of calcium 
gluconate (CAS No. 299-28-5) under 40 CFR 180.920 when used as a 
pesticide inert ingredient as a sequestrant, binder and filler in 
pesticide formulations applied pre-harvest to all raw agricultural. The 
petitioner believes no analytical method is needed based on the fact 
that this information is not required for the establishment of a 
tolerance exemption. Contact: Roger Chesser, (703) 347-8516, email 
address: chesser.roger@epa.gov.
    2. PP 1E7933. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0207). Ecolab, Inc., 370 N. Wabasha 
Street, St. Paul, MN 55102, requests to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of aluminum sulfate (CAS No. 
10043-01-3) under 40 CFR 180.940(a) for use as an inert ingredient as a 
defoamer in antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food-
contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy-processing equipment, 
and food-processing equipment and utensils at 50 ppm. The petitioner 
believes no analytical method is needed because it is not required for 
the establishment of a tolerance exemption for inert ingredients. 
Contact: Janet Whitehurst, (703) 305-6129, email address: 
whitehurst.janet@epa.gov.
    3. PP 1E7949. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0106). DowAgroSciences, LLC., 9330 
Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N-Alkyl 
(C8-C18) dimethylamidopropyl-amines (NADMAPA) 
where the alkyl group is linear and may be saturated and/or unsaturated 
under 40 CFR 180.920 when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in 
pesticide formulations with limits of up to 20% of a herbicide 
formulation. NADMAPA is a group of highly related materials that are 
all derived from the reaction of dimethylamidopropyl-amine (DMAPA) with 
linear C8-C18 fatty acids. The following 
materials are proposed as being covered by the NADMAPA descriptor: 
Amides, coco, N-[3-(dimethylamino) propyl] (CAS No. 68140-01-2); 
Amides, C8-C18 and C18-unsatd., N-[3-
(dimethylamino) propyl] (CAS No. 146987-98-6); N-[3-
(dimethylamino)propyl]-C12-C18(even numbered)-
alkylamide (CAS No. 1147459-12-8); dodecanamide, N-[3-(dimethylamino) 
propyl] (CAS No. 3179-80-4); tetradecanamide, N-[3-
(dimethylamino)propyl] (CAS No. 45267-19-4); hexadecanamide, N-[3-
(dimethylamino)propyl] (CAS No. 39669-97-1); octadecanamide, N-[3-
(dimethylamino)propyl] (CAS No. 7651-02-7); 9-octadecenamide, N-[3-
(dimethylamino)propyl]-, (9Z)- (CAS No. 109-28-4); decanamide, N-[3-
(dimethylamino)propyl] (CAS No. 22890-11-5); and octanamide, N-[3-
(dimethylamino)propyl] (CAS No. 22890-10-4). This petition is based on 
coconut fatty acid, dimethylamidopropylamide (Coco APDMA; CAS 68140-01-
2; Amides, coco, N-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]) as the representative 
test material for NADMAPA materials. Coco APDMA is a blend and the 
chain length of the R group varies based on the natural origin of the 
coconut oil. The dominant components of the R chain are C12 
and C14 at 52.47 and 15.72%, respectively, but the chain 
length ranges from C8 to C18. The petitioner 
believes no analytical method is needed because it is not required for 
the establishment of a tolerance exemption for inert ingredients. 
Contact: William Cutchin, (703) 305-7990, email address: 
cutchin.william@epa.gov.
    4. PP 1F7941. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0134). Becker Underwood, Inc., 801 
Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010, requests to establish an exemption from 
the requirement of tolerances for residues of the seed applied 
biochemical pesticide, methyl jasmonate (CAS No. 1211-29-6), 
cyclopentaneacetic acid, 3-oxo-2-(2-pentenyl)-, methyl ester, in or on 
canola, seed; rapeseed, seed; mustard, seed; safflower, seed; 
sunflower, seed; and camelina, seed. An analytical method for residues 
of methyl jasmonate is not necessary as this petition requests an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance without numerical 
limitations. Contact: Chris Pfeifer, (703) 308-0031, email address: 
pfeifer.chris@epa.gov.
    5. PP 2F7974. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0250). Actagro, LLC, PO Box 309, 
Biola, CA 93606, requests to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide, 
Organic Acids Derived from Leonardite, when used as a plant growth 
regulator applied to all growing crops. The petition proposes to 
establish exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance without 
numerical limitation and an analytical method is generally not required 
for establishment of a tolerance exemption. Contact: Menyon Adams, 
(703) 347-8496, email address: adams.menyon@epa.gov.

Amended Tolerance Exemption

    PP 1E7946. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0031). Lyondell Chemical Company, 1221 
McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010, requests to expand the exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance for uses of the residues of 2-
methyl-1,3-propanediol (CAS No. 2163-42-0) in 40 CFR 180.940(a), to 
include uses in food contact surface sanitizing solutions in addition 
to existing uses on raw agricultural commodities and animals. The 
petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because it is not 
required for the establishment of a tolerance exemption for inert 
ingredients. Contact: David Lieu, (703) 305-0079, email address: 
lieu.david@epa.gov.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

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


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    Dated: April 23, 2012.
Daniel J. Rosenblatt,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-10321 Filed 5-1-12; 8:45 am]
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