[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43562-43566]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17899]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0001; FRL-9353-6]


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 August 24, 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. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to 
be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection 
Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for 
hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

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.
    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.

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    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 2E8007. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0303). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W., Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide ethalfluralin, N-ethyl-N-(2-methyl-2-
propenyl)-2,6-dinitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzenamine, in or on 
rapeseed, subgroup 20A at 0.05 parts per million (ppm), and sunflower, 
subgroup 20B at 0.05 ppm. Rapeseed/Canola--A residue method has been 
developed for the determination of ethalfluralin in rapeseed seed which 
utilizes capillary gas chromatography with mass selective detection 
(GC/MSD). Safflower--Adequate residue analytical methods are available 
for purposes of registration based upon the analytical method for 
sunflower. A GC method, Method I, with electron capture detection 
(ECD), is listed in the Pesticide Analytical Manual II (PAM, Vol. II, 
Section 180.416) for tolerance enforcement. Method I is applicable for 
analysis of ethalfluralin residues in/on sunflower seed. Contact: 
Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610, email address: jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    2. PP 2E8011. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0304). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W., Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide trifluralin, (alpha, alpha, alpha-trifluoro-
2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-p-toluidine), in or on oilseed, crop group 20 
at 0.05 ppm. The reregistration requirements for residue analytical 
methods are fulfilled for plant commodities. Adequate methods are 
available for data collection and enforcement of tolerances for 
residues of trifluralin per se in/on plant commodities. The Pesticide 
Analytical Manual II (PAM, Vol. II, Section 180.207) lists four GC 
methods (designated as Methods I, II, III, and A) with ECD, as 
available for determination of trifluralin per se in/on plant 
commodities. Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, email address: 
ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    3. PP 2E8013. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0309). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road 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 teff, forage at 9.0 ppm; teff, 
grain at 3.0 ppm; teff, straw at 9.0 ppm; and teff, hay at 9.0 ppm. Dow 
AgroSciences Method No. ACR 79.5 can be utilized to determine residues 
of clopyralid in teff in support of the proposed tolerance. This method 
determines clopyralid as the methyl ester by GC/ECD. This method has 
been successfully validated by EPA and has been published in PAM II. 
Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, email address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    4. PP 2E8020. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0758). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W., Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide sulfentrazone (N-[2,4-dichloro-5-[4-
(difluoromethyl)-4,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-
yl]phenyl]-methanesulfonamide) and its metabolites 3-hydroxymethyl-
sulfentrazone (N-[2,4-dichloro-5-[4-(difluoromethyl)-4,5-dihydro-3-
hydroxymethyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl]phenyl]methanesulfonamide) 
and 3-desmethyl sulfentrazone (N-[2,4-dichloro-5-[4-(difluoromethyl)-
4,5-dihydro-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl]phenyl] methanesulfonamide), in 
or on soybean, vegetable, succulent (Edamame) at 0.15 ppm. The 
analytical method for sulfentrazone involves separate analyses for 
parent and its metabolites. The parent is analyzed by evaporation and 
reconstitution of the sample prior to analysis by LC/MS/MS GC/ECD. The 
metabolites samples were refluxed in the presence of acid and cleaned 
up with solid phase extraction prior to analysis by LC/MS/MS. Contact: 
Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, email address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    5. PP 2E8021. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0384). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide imazapic 
()-2-[4,5-dihydro-4-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-5-oxo-1-H-
imidazol-2-yl]-5-methyl-3-pyridinecarboxylic acid, in or on sugarcane 
at 0.01 ppm. The proposed analytical method for detecting residues of 
imazapic and the metabolites M715H001 (CL 263,284) and M715H002 (CL 
189,215) in sugarcane is an LC/MS/

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MS method. The analytical method for analysis in meat and meat by-
products is based on capillary electrophoreses with confirmation by LC/
MS. The analytical method for analysis in milk and fat is based on 
determination by LC/MS with confirmation by LC/MS/MS. Contact: Mindy 
Ondish, (703) 605-0723, email address: ondish.mindy@epa.gov.
    6. PP 2E8029. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0420). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W., Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 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 and 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 in a 75:25 mixture (DPX-
MP062), respectively, in or on bean, dry, seed at 0.07 ppm; bean, 
succulent at 0.64 ppm; bean, forage at 37 ppm; small fruit, vine 
climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F at 2.0 ppm; and 
berry, low growing, except strawberry, subgroup 13-07H at 0.9 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 high performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet (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: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, email address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    7. PP 2E8035. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0429). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis 
Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528, requests 
to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
herbicide quinclorac (3,7-dichloro-8-quinolinecarboxylic acid), in or 
on canola at 1.0 ppm. No tolerances are proposed for the processed 
commodities, meal and refined oil, as no concentration of quinclorac 
residues is expected in these commodities. An adequate analytical 
method for enforcement of the tolerances exists. The analytical method 
used for quantitative determinations was designed to measure quinclorac 
residues present as the parent compound. Contact: Erik Kraft, (703) 
308-9358, email address: kraft.eric@epa.gov.
    8. PP 0F7777. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0889). Dow AgroSciences LLC, c/o Dow 
AgroSciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
sulfoxaflor (1-(6-trifluoromethylpyridin-3-yl)ethyl](methyl)-oxido-
[lambda]4-sulfanylidenecyanamide), in or on Crop group 1, subgroup 1A, 
1B. Root Vegetables at 0.05 ppm; (from carrot, roots at 0.05 ppm; beet, 
sugar, roots at 0.03 ppm; radish, roots at 0.03 ppm); carrot, juice at 
0.15 ppm; beet, sugar, raw sugar at 0.04 ppm; beet, sugar, molasses at 
0.3 ppm; beet, sugar, thick juice at 0.15 ppm; beet, sugar, dried pulp 
at 0.07 ppm; subgroup 1C, 1D. Tuberous and Corm Vegetables at 0.01 ppm; 
potato at 0.01 ppm; potato, wet peel at 0.02 ppm; potato, chips at 0.02 
ppm; potato, dried at 0.02 ppm; potato, granules/flakes at 0.02 ppm; 
Crop group 2. Leaves of Root and Tuber Vegetables at 4 ppm; (from 
carrot, tops at 4 ppm; beet, sugar, tops at 3 ppm; radish, tops at 0.7 
ppm); Crop group 3, subgroup 3-07A Bulb vegetables, Onion, bulb, 
subgroup at 0.01 ppm; (from onion, dry bulb at 0.01 ppm); subgroup 3-
07B Bulb Vegetables, Onion, green, subgroup at 0.6 ppm; (from onion, 
green at 0.6 ppm); Crop group 4, subgroup 4A. Leafy Vegetables (except 
Brassica), Leafy greens, subgroup at 5 ppm; (from leafy greens at 1.6 
ppm); subgroup 4B. Leafy Vegetables (except Brassica), Leafy petioles, 
subgroup at 1 ppm; (from celery at 1 ppm); Crop group 5, subgroup 5A. 
Brassica Leafy Vegetables, head and stem (except cauliflower) at 1 ppm; 
(from cauliflower at 0.08 ppm; broccoli at 0.45 ppm; cabbage at 1 ppm); 
subgroup 5B. Brassica Leafy Vegetables, (from mustard greens at 1.6 
ppm); green bean, snap, succulent at 0.7 ppm; beans, dry at 0.25 ppm; 
Crop group 8. Fruiting Vegetables (except cucurbits, plus okra) at 1.2 
ppm (from tomato at 0.45 ppm; pepper, bell and non-bell at 1.2 ppm); 
tomato, puree at 0.7 ppm; tomato, paste at 1.6 ppm; tomato, catsup at 
0.8 ppm; Crop group 9. Cucurbit Vegetables (except squash) at 0.3 ppm; 
(from cucumber at 0.3 ppm; melon at 0.3 ppm); squash at 0.03 ppm; Crop 
group 10. Citrus Fruits at 0.6 ppm; (from orange at 0.6 ppm; lemon at 
0.45 ppm; grapefruit at 0.25 ppm); citrus, peel at 1 ppm; citrus, dried 
pulp, at 0.9 ppm; Crop group 11. Pome Fruits at 0.4 ppm; (from apple at 
0.3 ppm; pear at 0.4 ppm); apple, dried pomace at 1.3 ppm; Crop Group 
12. Stone Fruits (except cherry) at 0.6 ppm; (from nectarine, pitted 
fruit at 0.3 ppm; peach, pitted fruit at 0.6 ppm; plum, pitted fruit at 
0.25 ppm); cherry, pitted fruit at 2.5 ppm; cherry, dried cherry at 15 
ppm; Crop group 13, subgroup 13-07F. Small Fruit Vine Climbing 
subgroup, (except fuzzy kiwifruit) at 1.3 ppm; (from grape at 1.3 ppm); 
grape, raisins at 5 ppm; subgroup 13-07G Low Growing Berry subgroup at 
0.6 ppm; (from strawberry, fruit at 0.6 ppm); Crop group 14. Tree Nuts 
(plus pistachio) at 0.02 ppm; (from almond at 0.02 ppm; pistachio at 
0.02 ppm; pecan at 0.01 ppm); almond, hulls at 4 ppm; Crop group 20, 
subgroup 20-A. Rapeseed subgroup at 0.25 ppm; (from canola, seeds at 
0.25 ppm); canola, meal at 0.5 ppm; subgroup 20C. Cottonseed subgroup 
at 0.2 ppm; (from cotton, seed at 0.2 ppm); cotton, hulls at 0.4 ppm; 
cotton, gin byproducts at 8 ppm; cotton, aspirated grain fractions at 
4.6 ppm; wheat, grain at 0.07 ppm; wheat, forage at 0.8 ppm; wheat, hay 
at 1.1 ppm; wheat, straw at 2 ppm; barley, grain at 0.15 ppm; barley 
hay at 0.8 ppm; barley straw at 1.5 ppm; barley malt sprouts at 0.2 
ppm; soybean, seed at 0.2 ppm; soybean hay at 1.8 ppm; soybean, forage 
at 1.9 ppm; soybean hulls at 0.3 ppm; soybean, meal, toasted at 0.3 
ppm; soybean, aspirated grain fractions at 18 ppm. Tolerances of 
unchanged parent, XDE-208 are also proposed for milk at 0.08 ppm; fat 
of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 0.04 ppm; kidney of cattle, goat, 
horse and sheep at 0.2 ppm; meat of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 
0.1 ppm; meat byproducts of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 0.25 ppm; 
fat and meat of hog at 0.01 ppm; meat byproducts of hog at 0.04 ppm; 
egg at 0.01 ppm; fat and meat of poultry at 0.01 ppm; meat byproduct of 
poultry at 0.03 ppm. The residue profile of sulfoxaflor is adequately 
understood and an acceptable analytical method is available for 
enforcement purposes. Analytical method 091116, ``Enforcement Method 
for the Determination of Sulfoxaflor (XDE-208) and its Main Metabolites 
in Agricultural Commodities using Offline Solid-Phase Extraction and 
Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry Detection'' was 
validated on a variety of plant matrices. Contact: Jennifer Urbanski, 
(703) 347-0156, email address: urbanski.jennifer@epa.gov.
    9. PP 2F7977. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0242). ISK Biosciences Corporation, 
7470 Auburn Road, Suite A, Concord, Ohio 44077, requests to establish 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide fluazinam, 
in or on soybean, seed at 0.01 ppm; and soybean, hulls at 0.02 ppm. An 
analytical method using LC-MS/MS for the determination of fluazinam and

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AMGT residues on soybeans has been developed and validated. The method 
involves solvent extraction followed by liquid-liquid partitioning and 
concentration prior to a final purification. Contact: Dominic Schuler, 
(703) 347-0260, email address: schuler.dominic@epa.gov.
    10. PP 2F7999. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0291). Makhteshim-Agan of North 
America, Inc., 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604, 
requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
insecticide novaluron, (N -[[[3-chloro-4-[1,1,2-trifluoro-2-
(trifluoromethoxy)ethoxy]phenyl]amino]carbonyl]-2,6-difluorobenzamide), 
in or on peanuts at 0.01 ppm; and soybean, seed at 0.06 ppm. An 
adequate analytical enforcement method, GC/ECD and a HPLC/UV for 
enforcing tolerances of novaluron residues in or on different matrices 
are available. Contact: Jennifer Gaines, (703) 305-5967, email address: 
gaines.jennifer@epa.gov.
    11. PP 2F8006. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0301). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, requests to establish 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide simazine: 
6-chloro-N, N'-diethyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, in or on citrus 
fruits (Crop Group 10) at 0.05 ppm; pome fruits (Crop Group 11) at 0.03 
ppm; stone fruits (Crop Group 12) at 0.10 ppm; and tree nuts (Crop 
Group 14, except almond hull) at 0.07 ppm. Analytical methods, AG-539 
``Determination of Simazine, G-28279, and G-28273 Residues in 
Vegetables, Fruit, Grains, and Crop Fractions using Capillary Gas 
Chromatography,''; AG-497 ``Determination of Simazine, C-28279 and G-
28273 Residues in Milk (including Sour Milk) Using a Strong Cation 
Exchange Column Isolation and Cleanup''; and AG-540 ``Determination of 
Simazine, Atrazine, G-30033, G-28279 and G-28273 Residues in Beef 
Tissues, Poultry Tissues and Poultry Eggs Using Capillary Gas 
Chromatography'' are available for enforcement purposes with limits of 
detection that allows monitoring of food with residues at or above the 
levels set in these tolerances. For data submitted with this petition, 
the method used was based on the Syngenta Crop Protection Method 
entitled, ``Analytical Method GRM052.01A for the Determination of 
Simazine, G28273, and G28279 in Crops--Final Determination by LC-MS/
MS''. Contact: Hope Johnson, (703) 305-5410, email address: 
johnson.hope@epa.gov.
    12. PP 2F8023. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0431). United Phosphorus, Inc., 630 
Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406, requests 
to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
herbicide endothall, mono (N,N-dimethylalkylamine) salt of endothall, 
and the dipotassium salt of endothall, in or on apple at 0.05 ppm; and 
apple, pomace at 0.15 ppm. The samples were analyzed using GC/ECD with 
a DB-1701 column. In summary, the endothall residues in apples were 
extracted with acidified acetonitrile, purified on an HPLC column, 
derivatized with heptaflouro-p-tolylhydrazine (HFTH), cleaned up, then 
analyzed using GC/ECD. Additionally, an adequate method for purposes of 
enforcement of the proposed endothall tolerances is available. The 
method uses an HPLC/MSD system. An alternative enforcement method is 
listed as Method I in the PAM, Volume II for the determination of 
endothall in plant commodities. The commodities are extracted, 
derivatized, and analyzed with a GC with a nitrogen-specific detector. 
Contact: Grant Rowland, (703) 347-0254, email address: 
rowland.grant@epa.gov.
    13. PP 2F8026. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0439). K-I CHEMICAL U.S.A., INC., 
c/o Landis International, Inc., P. O. Box 5126, Valdosta, GA 31603-
5126, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues 
of the herbicide pyroxasulfone (3-[(5-(difluoromethoxy)-1-methyl-3-
(trifluoromethyl) pyrazole-4-ylmethylsulfonyl]-4,5-dihydro-5,5-
dimethyl-1,2-oxazole), in or on wheat, grain at 0.01 ppm; pyroxasulfone 
(3-[(5-(difluoromethoxy)-1-methyl-3-(trifluoromethyl) pyrazole-4-
ylmethylsulfonyl]-4,5-dihydro-5,5-dimethyl-1,2-oxazole) and its 
metabolites M-1 (5-difluoromethoxy-1-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-1H-
pyrazol-4-ylmethanesulfonic acid and M-25 (5-difluoromethoxy-3-
trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)methanesulfonic acid) calculated as the 
stoichiometric equivalent of pyroxasulfone, in or on wheat, grain at 
0.6 ppm; and pyroxasulfone (3-[(5-(difluoromethoxy)-1-methyl-3-
(trifluoromethyl) pyrazole-4-ylmethylsulfonyl]-4,5-dihydro-5,5-
dimethyl-1,2-oxazole) and its metabolites M-1 (5-difluoromethoxy-1-
methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-ylmethanesulfonic acid), M-3 (5-
difluoromethoxy-1-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-carboxylic 
acid), and M-25 (5-difluoromethoxy-3-trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-
yl)methanesulfonic acid) calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of 
pyroxasulfone in or on wheat, forage at 6.0 ppm and wheat, hay at 1.0 
ppm. EPA has approved an analytical enforcement methodology including 
LC/MS/MS to enforce the tolerance expression for pyroxasulfone. 
Contact: Michael Walsh, (703) 308-2972, email address: 
walsh.michael@epa.gov.

Amended Tolerances

    1. PP 2E8029. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0420). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W., Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.564 for 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 and 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 in a 75:25 mixture (DPX-
MP062), respectively, by removing the following established tolerances 
in or on grape at 2.0 ppm and cranberry at 0.90 ppm, upon approval of 
the updated crop groups or subgroups listed under ``New Tolerance'' for 
PP 2E8029. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, email address: 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    2. PP 1F7930. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0225). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. 
Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 
requests to amend 40 CFR 180.555 by changing an existing tolerance for 
residues of the fungicide trifloxystrobin (benzeneacetic acid, (E,E)-
[alpha]-(methoxyimino)-2-[[[[1-[3-
(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethylidene]amino]oxy] methyl]-methyl ester) and 
the free form of its acid metabolite CGA-321113 ((E,E)-methoxyimino-[2-
[1-(3-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-ethylideneaminooxymethyl]-phenyl] acetic 
acid), in or on almond, hulls from 3.0 ppm to 9.0 ppm. A practical 
analytical methodology for detecting and measuring levels of 
trifloxystrobin in or on raw agricultural commodities has been 
submitted. The method is based on crop specific cleanup procedures and 
determination by GC with nitrogen-phosphorus detection (NPD). A newer 
analytical method is available employing identical solvent mixtures and 
solvent to matrix ratio (as the first method), deuterated internal 
standards, and LC/MS-MS with an electrospray interface, operated in the 
positive ion mode. Contact: Dominic Schuler, (703) 347-0260, email 
address: schuler.dominic@epa.gov.
    3. PP 1F7952. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0326). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W.

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Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 
requests to amend 40 CFR 180.608 by changing existing tolerances for 
residues of the insecticide spirodiclofen (3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-
oxo-1-oxaspiro[4.5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2-dimethylbutanoate), in or on 
apple, wet pomace from 2.0 ppm to 2.4 ppm; and grape, raisin from 4.0 
ppm to 6.0 ppm. Bayer also requested that the currently established 
tolerance for grape juice at 2.4 ppm be deleted. Adequate analytical 
methodology using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry 
(LC/MS/MS) detection is available for enforcement purposes. Contact: 
Rita Kumar, (703) 308-8291, email address: kumar.rita@epa.gov.
    4. PP 2F7996. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0302). Monsanto Company, 1300 I 
Street NW., Suite 450 East, Washington DC 20005, (a member of the 
Acetochlor Registration Partnership, ARP), requests to amend the 
tolerances in 40 CFR 180.470 (d) by removing the exception for rice 
from two existing tolerances for indirect or inadvertent residues of 
the insecticide, acetochlor (2-chloro-2'-methyl-6'-ethyl-N-
ethoxymethylacetanilide) and its metabolites containing either the 2-
ethyl-6-methylaniline (EMA) or the 2-(1-hydroxyethyl)-6- methyl-aniline 
(HEMA) moiety, to be expressed as acetochlor equivalents, in or on the 
following raw agricultural commodities when present therein as a result 
of the application of acetochlor to soil or growing crops in paragraph 
(a) of 40 CFR 180.470, as: Grain, cereal, forage, fodder and straw, 
group 16, except corn, grain sorghum, and wheat, straw at 0.3 ppm; and 
Grain, cereal, group 15, except corn, grain sorghum, and wheat, grain 
at 0.05 ppm. An adequate enforcement method for residues of acetochlor 
in crops has been approved. Acetochlor and its metabolites are 
hydrolyzed to either EMA or HEMA, which are determined by high 
performance liquid chromatography- HPLC-OCED and expressed as 
acetochlor equivalents. Contact: Kable Davis, (703) 306-0415, email 
address: davis.kable@epa.gov.
    5. PP 2F8006. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0301). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, requests to amend the 
tolerances in 40 CFR 180.213 for residues of the herbicide simazine: 6-
chloro-N, N'-diethyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, in or on almond, hulls 
from 0.25 ppm to 3.0 ppm; and to remove individual tolerances in or on 
apple, hazelnut, peach, pecan, plum and walnut (established tolerances 
at 0.20 ppm); and almond, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, macadamia nut, 
orange and pear (established tolerances at 0.25 ppm). Analytical 
methods, AG-539 ``Determination of Simazine, G-28279, and G-28273 
Residues in Vegetables, Fruit, Grains, and Crop Fractions using 
Capillary Gas Chromatography,''; AG-497 ``Determination of Simazine, C-
28279 and G-28273 Residues in Milk (including Sour Milk) Using a Strong 
Cation Exchange Column Isolation and Cleanup''; and AG-540 
``Determination of Simazine, Atrazine, G-30033, G-28279 and G-28273 
Residues in Beef Tissues, Poultry Tissues and Poultry Eggs Using 
Capillary Gas Chromatography'' are available for enforcement purposes 
with limits of detection that allows monitoring of food with residues 
at or above the levels set in these tolerances. For data submitted with 
this petition, the method used was based on the Syngenta Crop 
Protection Method entitled, ``Analytical Method GRM052.01A for the 
Determination of Simazine, G28273, and G28279 in Crops--Final 
Determination by LC-MS/MS''. Contact: Hope Johnson, (703) 305-5410, 
email address: johnson.hope@epa.gov.

New Tolerance Exemptions

    1. PP 2E7990. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0287). Arristec, Inc., 135 Old River 
Road, Milford, NJ 08848 requests to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of Diisopropyl Naphthalene 
(DIPN) (CAS No. 38640-62-9) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient 
in pesticide formulations under 40 CFR 180.910 pre- and post-harvest, 
and 40 CFR 180.930 Animal Uses. Diisopropyl Naphthalene (DIPN) (CAS No. 
38640-62-9) is already approved as a pesticide inert ingredient for 
non-food uses. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed 
because it is not required for the establishment of a tolerance 
exemption for inert ingredients. Contact: Lisa Austin, (703) 305-7894, 
email address: austin.lisa@epa.gov.
    2. PP 2E7995. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0278). Stepan Company, 22 West 
Frontage Road, Northfield, IL 60093, requests to establish an exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance for fatty acids, tall-oil, 
ethoxylated propoxylated (CAS No. 67784-86-5; 2009 amu) when used as a 
pesticide inert ingredient as a surfactant without limitations in 
pesticide formulations under CFR 180.960 in or on all raw agricultural 
commodities. Stepan Company is petitioning that fatty acids, tall-oil, 
ethoxylated propoxylated (CAS No.: 67784-86-5; 2009 amu) 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 not relevant. Contact: William 
Cutchin, (703) 305-7990, email address: cutchin.william@epa.gov.
    3. PP 2E8000. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0279). Stepan Company, 22 West 
Frontage Road, Northfield, IL 60093, requests to establish an exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of [alpha]-([rho]-
Nonylphenyl)poly(oxypropylene) block polymer with poly(oxyethylene) 
(CAS No. 37251-69-7; Mn = 1889 Daltons) when used as a pesticide inert 
ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations under CFR 180.960 
in or on all raw agricultural commodities without limitations. Stepan 
Company is petitioning that [alpha]-(p -Nonylphenyl)poly(oxypropylene) 
block polymer with poly(oxyethylene) (CAS 37251-69-7; Mn=1889 
Daltons) 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 not 
relevant. Contact: William Cutchin, (703) 305-7990, email address: 
cutchin.william@epa.gov.
    4. PP 2F8014. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0389). Vestaron Corporation, 4717 
Campus Drive, Suite 1200, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, requests to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the 
insecticide GS-U-ACTX-Hvla-SEQ2, in or on ornamental plants, turf and 
edible crops. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed 
because it is expected that, when used as proposed, GS-U-ACTX-Hvla-
SEQ2, would not result in residues that are of toxicological concern. 
Contact: Susanne Cerrelli, (703) 308-8077, Biopesticides and Pollution 
Prevention Division (7511P), email address: cerrelli.susanne@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: July 17, 2012.
Daniel J. Rosenblatt,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-17899 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]
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