[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 26, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59120-59128]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23712]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0171; FRL-9358-8]
RIN 2070-ZA16


Butylate, Clethodim, Dichlorvos, Dicofol, Isopropyl Carbanilate, 
et al.; Tolerance Actions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is revoking specific tolerances, in follow-up to canceled 
uses or where a commodity is no longer a significant feed item, for 
butylate, clethodim, dichlorvos, dicofol, isopropyl carbanilate, 
methanearsonic acid, methomyl, naled, primisulfuron-methyl, 
tralomethrin, and ziram, and the tolerance exemption for pine oil. 
However, EPA will not revoke the dicofol tolerances on tea and 
tolerance exemptions for rotenone, derris, or cube roots at this time. 
Also, EPA is making minor revisions to the tolerance expressions for 
dicofol, methanearsonic acid, methomyl, and tralomethrin, revising the 
nomenclature of specific tolerances for butylate, methomyl, and 
tralomethrin, and removing expired tolerances for certain pesticide 
active ingredients, in accordance with current EPA practice. In 
addition, EPA is reinstating popcorn tolerances for metolachlor to 
remedy an inadvertent omission and cover existing registrations.

DATES: This regulation is effective March 25, 2013. Objections and 
requests for hearings must be received on or before November 26, 2012, 
and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 
CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0171, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-
5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Nevola, Pesticide Re-evaluation 
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8037; email address: 
nevola.joseph@epa.gov.

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. 
The following list of North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. 
Potentially affected entities may include:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).

B. How can I get electronic access to other related information?

    You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR 
part 180 through the Government Printing Office's e-CFR site at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_02.tpl.

C. How can I file an objection or hearing request?

    Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 
408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect 
of this regulation and may also request a hearing on those objections. 
You must file your objection or request a hearing on this regulation in 
accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure 
proper receipt by EPA, you must identify docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2012-0171 in the subject line on the first page of your submission. All 
objections and requests for a hearing must be in writing, and must be 
received by the Hearing Clerk on or before November 26, 2012. Addresses 
for mail and hand delivery of objections and hearing requests are 
provided in 40 CFR 178.25(b).
    In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the 
Hearing Clerk as described in 40 CFR part 178, please submit a copy of 
the filing (excluding any CBI) for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information not marked confidential pursuant to 40 CFR part 2 may be 
disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. Submit the non-CBI copy 
of your objection or hearing request, identified by docket ID number 
EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0171, 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), (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.

II. Background

A. What action is the agency taking?

    In the Federal Register of May 9, 2012 (77 FR 27164) (FRL-9345-2), 
EPA issued a proposed rule, in follow-up to canceled uses or where a 
commodity is no longer a significant feed item, to revoke specific 
tolerances for butylate, clethodim, dichlorvos, dicofol, isopropyl 
carbanilate, methanearsonic acid, methomyl, naled, primisulfuron-
methyl, tralomethrin, and ziram, and tolerance exemptions for rotenone, 
derris, cube roots, and pine oil. Also, it proposed minor revisions to 
the tolerance expressions for dicofol,

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methanearsonic acid, methomyl, and tralomethrin, revisions to the 
nomenclature of specific tolerances for butylate, methomyl, and 
tralomethrin, and removal of expired tolerances for certain pesticide 
active ingredients, in accordance with current EPA practice. In 
addition, it proposed to reinstate popcorn tolerances for metolachlor 
to remedy an inadvertent omission and cover existing registrations. 
Also, the proposed rule of May 9, 2012 provided a 60-day comment period 
which invited public comment for consideration and for support of 
tolerance retention under FFDCA standards.
    In this final rule, EPA is finalizing these tolerance actions, with 
the exception of the proposed revocations of tolerance exemptions for 
rotenone, derris, and cube roots, revocation of the dicofol tolerances 
on tea, and date of expiration/revocation proposed for the methomyl 
tolerance on grape. EPA is revoking tolerances for butylate, clethodim, 
dichlorvos, dicofol, isopropyl carbanilate, methanearsonic acid, 
methomyl, naled, primisulfuron-methyl, tralomethrin, and ziram, and the 
tolerance exemption for pine oil. The tolerance and tolerance exemption 
revocations for dichlorvos, naled, and pine oil are consistent with the 
recommendations in their individual Reregistration Eligibility 
Decisions (REDs) of 2006.
    As part of the tolerance reassessment process, EPA is required to 
determine whether each of the amended tolerances meets the safety 
standard of FFDCA. The safety finding determination of ``reasonable 
certainty of no harm'' is discussed in detail in each RED for the 
active ingredient. REDs recommend the implementation of certain 
tolerance actions, including modifications, to reflect current use 
patterns, to meet safety findings and change commodity names and 
groupings in accordance with new EPA policy. Printed copies of many 
REDs may be obtained from EPA's National Service Center for 
Environmental Publications (EPA/NSCEP), P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, OH 
45242-2419; telephone number: 1-800-490-9198; fax number: 1-513-489-
8695; Internet at http://www.epa.gov/ncepihom and from the National 
Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, 
VA 22161; telephone number: 1-800-553-6847 or (703) 605-6000; Internet 
at http://www.ntis.gov. Electronic copies of REDs are available on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov and  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/status.htm.
    In this final rule, EPA is revoking certain tolerances and/or 
tolerance exemptions because either they are no longer needed or are 
associated with food uses that are no longer registered under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in the 
United States. Those instances where registrations were canceled were 
because the registrant failed to pay the required maintenance fee and/
or the registrant voluntarily requested cancellation of one or more 
registered uses of the pesticide active ingredient. The tolerances 
revoked by this final rule are no longer necessary to cover residues of 
the relevant pesticides in or on domestically treated commodities or 
commodities treated outside but imported into the United States. It is 
EPA's general practice to issue a final rule revoking those tolerances 
and tolerance exemptions for residues of pesticide active ingredients 
on crop uses for which there are no active registrations under FIFRA, 
unless any person in comments on the proposal indicates a need for the 
tolerance or tolerance exemption to cover residues in or on imported 
commodities or legally treated domestic commodities.
    EPA has historically been concerned that retention of tolerances 
that are not necessary to cover residues in or on legally treated foods 
may encourage misuse of pesticides within the United States.
    Generally, EPA will proceed with the revocation of these tolerances 
on the grounds discussed in Unit II.A. if one of the following 
conditions applies:
    1. Prior to EPA's issuance of a FFDCA section 408(f) order 
requesting additional data or issuance of a FFDCA section 408(d) or (e) 
order revoking the tolerances on other grounds, commenters retract the 
comment identifying a need for the tolerance to be retained.
    2. EPA independently verifies that the tolerance is no longer 
needed.
    3. The tolerance is not supported by data that demonstrate that the 
tolerance meets the requirements under Food Quality Protection Act 
(FQPA).
    This final rule does not revoke those tolerances or tolerance 
exemptions for which EPA received comments stating a need for the 
tolerance or tolerance exemption to be retained. Among the comments 
received by EPA, are the following:
    i. Dicofol--Comment by Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc. The 
commenter stated that dicofol is used in tea production in countries 
such as India, China, and Argentina, and requested that EPA not revoke 
the dicofol tolerances on tea but maintain them for importation 
purposes.
    Agency response. EPA will not revoke the dicofol tolerances in 40 
CFR 180.163(a)(1) on ``tea, dried'' and ``tea, plucked leaves'' at this 
time. EPA will address the tea tolerances and the comment received on 
them in a future document to be published in the Federal Register. 
However, EPA is finalizing all other amendments (including all other 
tolerance revocations) proposed concerning dicofol in the Federal 
Register of May 9, 2012 (77 FR 27164).
    ii. Methomyl--Comments by DuPont Crop Protection and the California 
Grape and Tree Fruit League (CGTFL). DuPont Crop Protection commented 
that one year is not sufficient time to exhaust methomyl existing 
stocks for use on grapes. DuPont requested that EPA extend the 
expiration/revocation date for the methomyl tolerance on grape by a 
minimum of 3 years (from June 8, 2013 to June 8, 2016). The CGTFL 
represents California's table grape and deciduous tree fruit growers, 
packers, and shippers. The CGTFL requested additional time to exhaust 
existing stocks and suggested a more appropriate expiration/revocation 
date for the methomyl tolerance on grape would be December 31, 2020.
    Agency response. Based upon the comments received by EPA regarding 
requests for additional time to exhaust existing methomyl end-use 
stocks for use in or on grapes, and on the Agency's review of methomyl 
use, EPA is extending the expiration/revocation of the methomyl 
tolerance in 40 CFR 180.253(a) on grape by more than 3 years from June 
8, 2013 to December 31, 2016.
    iii. Rotenone--Comments by CERES GmbH, Frutban S.A., Dole Fresh 
Fruit International, Ltd. (DFFI), and DFFI-Costa Rica. Multiple 
comments from CERES GmbH (a company headquartered in Germany which 
offers international certification for organic farming and food 
processing), Frutban S.A. (an organic banana farm in Ecuador), DFFI, 
and DFFI-Costa Rica, were received which expressed concerns with EPA's 
proposal to revoke the U.S. tolerance exemptions for rotenone based 
insecticides. The commenters stated that there are lots of farmers 
(especially organic farmers) who rely on rotenone based insecticides on 
various commodities imported into the United States.
    Agency response. Based on the multiple comments by CERES GmbH, 
Frutban S.A., DFFI, and DFFI-Costa Rica, which stated a continued need 
for the tolerance exemptions for rotenone for importation purposes into 
the United States, EPA will not revoke the

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tolerance exemptions in 40 CFR 180.905 (when applied to growing crops 
in accordance with good agricultural practice) for rotenone or derris 
or cube roots at this time. However, because there are no longer any 
active food-use registrations in the United States and no comments were 
received by EPA which expressed a need for more time to exhaust 
existing stocks for domestic use, EPA is not changing its previous 
determination (as stated in the proposed rule of May 9, 2012) that 
existing stocks in the United States will be exhausted by August 11, 
2012. EPA will note in 40 CFR 180.905 that the tolerance exemptions for 
rotenone, derris, and cube roots have no U.S. registrations as of March 
23, 2011. Also, retaining these tolerance exemptions may require 
submission of data to demonstrate their safety. EPA believes that 
residue data from foreign countries, and perhaps other data, may be 
needed to support import tolerance exemptions for rotenone or derris or 
cube roots. For example, domestic U.S. residue data are not likely to 
be representative of growing conditions and use patterns in other 
countries. EPA published guidances on pesticide import tolerances and 
residue data for imported food in the Federal Register notices of April 
5, 2006 (71 FR 17099) (FRL-7772-1) and June 1, 2000 (65 FR 35069) (FRL-
6559-3).
    EPA did not receive any specific comments, during the 60-day 
comment period, on the following pesticide active ingredients: 
Butylate, clethodim, dichlorvos, (dicofol with the exception of tea), 
isopropyl carbanilate, naled, primisulfuron-methyl, tralomethrin, and 
ziram, and pine oil, and any of the active ingredients associated with 
the removal of expired tolerances. Therefore, with the exception of the 
changes described in the Agency responses to comments in this final 
rule, EPA is finalizing the amendments proposed concerning the 
pesticide active ingredients in the Federal Register of May 9, 2012 (77 
FR 27164) (FRL-9345-2). For a detailed discussion of the Agency's 
rationale for the finalized tolerance actions, refer to the proposed 
rule of May 9, 2012.

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

    EPA may issue a regulation establishing, modifying, or revoking a 
tolerance under FFDCA section 408(e). In this final rule, EPA is 
revoking tolerances as follow-up on canceled uses of pesticides, which 
is consistent with the tolerance recommendations made in certain REDs.

C. When do these actions become effective?

    As stated in the DATES section, this regulation is effective 180 
days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. EPA is 
delaying the effective date of these finalized actions to allow a 
reasonable interval for producers in exporting members of the World 
Trade Organization's Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Agreement to 
adapt to the requirements of a final rule. With the exception of 
butylate, dicofol, methanearsonic acid (and salts), methomyl, 
tralomethrin, and ziram, EPA believes that existing stocks of the 
canceled or amended pesticide products labeled for the uses associated 
with the revoked tolerances and tolerance exemptions have been 
completely exhausted and that treated commodities have had sufficient 
time for passage through the channels of trade. EPA is revoking certain 
tolerances for butylate, dicofol, methanearsonic acid (and salts), 
methomyl, tralomethrin, and ziram with expiration/revocation dates. EPA 
believes that these revocation dates allow users to exhaust stocks and 
allow sufficient time for passage of treated commodities through the 
channels of trade.
    Any commodities listed in the regulatory text of this document that 
are treated with the pesticides subject to this final rule, and that 
are in the channels of trade following the tolerance revocations, shall 
be subject to FFDCA section 408(1)(5), as established by FQPA. Under 
this unit, any residues of these pesticides in or on such food shall 
not render the food adulterated so long as it is shown to the 
satisfaction of the Food and Drug Administration that:
    1. The residue is present as the result of an application or use of 
the pesticide at a time and in a manner that was lawful under FIFRA.
    2. The residue does not exceed the level that was authorized at the 
time of the application or use to be present on the food under a 
tolerance or exemption from tolerance. Evidence to show that food was 
lawfully treated may include records that verify the dates that the 
pesticide was applied to such food.

III. International Residue Limits

    In making its tolerance decisions, EPA seeks to harmonize U.S. 
tolerances with international standards whenever possible, consistent 
with U.S. food safety standards and agricultural practices. EPA 
considers the international Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) established 
by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), as required by FFDCA 
section 408(b)(4). The Codex Alimentarius is a joint United Nations 
Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization food 
standards program, and it is recognized as an international food safety 
standards-setting organization in trade agreements to which the United 
States is a party. EPA may establish a tolerance that is different from 
a Codex MRL; however, FFDCA section 408(b)(4) requires that EPA explain 
the reasons for departing from the Codex level.
    The Codex has not established a MRL for butylate, isopropyl 
carbanilate (also called propham), methanearsonic acid (and salts), 
metolachlor, naled, pine oil, primisulfuron-methyl, rotenone (or derris 
or cube roots), tralomethrin, or MRL for clethodim in or on soybean 
soapstock, or MRL for dichlorvos on tomato.
    The Codex has not established a MRL for ziram per se, but has MRLs 
for total dithiocarbamates (which includes the dithiocarbamate ziram), 
determined as carbon disulfide. However, there is no MRL for total 
dithiocarbamates in or on blackberry.
    The Codex has established a MRL for methomyl in or on grapes at 5 
milligrams/kilogram (mg/kg). This MRL is the same as the tolerance 
established for methomyl on grapes in the United States.
    The Codex has established MRLs for dicofol in or on cattle meat at 
3 mg/kg, eggs at 0.05 mg/kg, poultry meat and cottonseed at 0.1 mg/kg, 
and cherries at 5 mg/kg. These MRLs and some others are the same as the 
tolerances established for dicofol in the United States.
    The Codex has established MRLs for dicofol in or on various other 
commodities, including beans, dry at 0.1 mg/kg, citrus fruits at 5 mg/
kg, hops, dry at 50 mg/kg, melons, except watermelon at 0.2 mg/kg, 
pecans and walnuts at 0.01 mg/kg, and peppers and summer squash at 1 
mg/kg. These MRLs are all covered by U.S. tolerances at higher levels. 
These MRLs are different than the tolerances established for dicofol in 
the United States because of differences in use patterns and/or good 
agricultural practices.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    In this final rule, EPA revokes specific tolerances established 
under FFDCA section 408. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
exempted this type of action (i.e., a tolerance revocation for which 
extraordinary circumstances do not exist) from review under Executive 
Order 12866, entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (58

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FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this rule has been exempted from 
review under Executive Order 12866 due to its lack of significance, 
this rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled ``Actions 
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use'' (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This final rule 
does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), or 
impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as 
described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 
(UMRA) (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). Nor does it require any special 
considerations as required by Executive Order 12898, entitled ``Federal 
Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and 
Low-Income Populations'' (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994); or OMB review 
or any other Agency action under Executive Order 13045, entitled 
``Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety 
Risks'' (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This action does not involve any 
technical standards that would require Agency consideration of 
voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National 
Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 
note). Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 
et seq.), the Agency previously assessed whether revocations of 
tolerances might significantly impact a substantial number of small 
entities and concluded that, as a general matter, these actions do not 
impose a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. This analysis was published on December 17, 1997 (62 FR 
66020) (FRL-5753-1), and was provided to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy 
of the Small Business Administration. Taking into account this analysis 
and available information concerning the pesticides listed in this 
rule, the Agency hereby certifies that this final rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
In a memorandum dated May 25, 2001, EPA determined that eight 
conditions must all be satisfied in order for an import tolerance or 
tolerance exemption revocation to adversely affect a significant number 
of small entity importers, and that there is a negligible joint 
probability of all eight conditions holding simultaneously with respect 
to any particular revocation. (This Agency document is available in the 
docket of the proposed rule, as mentioned in Unit II.A.). Furthermore, 
for the pesticides named in this final rule, the Agency knows of no 
extraordinary circumstances that exist as to the present revocations 
that would change EPA's previous analysis. In addition, the Agency has 
determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect 
on States, on the relationship between the national government and the 
States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132, 
entitled ``Federalism'' (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). Executive Order 
13132 requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure 
``meaningful and timely input by State and local officials in the 
development of regulatory policies that have federalism implications.'' 
``Policies that have federalism implications'' is defined in the 
Executive order to include regulations that have ``substantial direct 
effects on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.'' This final 
rule directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers, and 
food retailers, not States. This action does not alter the 
relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established 
by Congress in the preemption provisions of FFDCA section 408(n)(4). 
For these same reasons, the Agency has determined that this rule does 
not have any ``tribal implications'' as described in Executive Order 
13175, entitled ``Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments'' (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). Executive Order 13175, 
requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ``meaningful 
and timely input by tribal officials in the development of regulatory 
policies that have tribal implications.'' ``Policies that have tribal 
implications'' is defined in the Executive order to include regulations 
that have ``substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, on 
the relationship between the Federal Government and the Indian tribes, 
or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the 
Federal Government and Indian tribes.'' This rule will not have 
substantial direct effects on tribal governments, on the relationship 
between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, as specified in Executive Order 13175. 
Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not apply to this rule.

V. Congressional Review Act

    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required 
information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and 
the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of 
the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' 
as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: September 18, 2012.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 180--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.


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2. Section 180.116 is amended by revising the table in paragraph (a) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  [emsp14]180.116  Ziram; tolerances for residues.

    (a) * * *

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Parts per   Expiration/ revocation
             Commodity                 million              date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Almond.............................      \1\ 0.1  None
Apple..............................      \1\ 7.0  None
Apricot............................      \1\ 7.0  None
Blackberry.........................      \1\ 7.0  5/11/13
Blueberry..........................      \1\ 7.0  None
Cherry, sweet......................      \1\ 7.0  None
Cherry, tart.......................      \1\ 7.0  None
Grape..............................          7.0  None
Huckleberry........................          7.0  None
Peach..............................          7.0  None
Pear...............................      \1\ 7.0  None
Pecan..............................          0.1  None
Quince.............................      \1\ 7.0  None
Strawberry.........................          7.0  None
Tomato.............................      \1\ 7.0  None
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Some of these tolerances were established on the basis of data
  acquired at the public hearings held in 1950 (formerly Sec.   180.101)
  and the remainder were established on the basis of pesticide petitions
  presented under the procedure specified in the amendment to the
  Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by Public Law 518, 83d Congress
  (68 Stat. 511).

* * * * *


Sec. Sec.  180.133 and 180.144  [Removed]

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3. Sections 180.133 and 180.144 are removed.

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4. Section 180.163 is amended by revising the section heading and 
paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  [emsp14]180.163  Dicofol; tolerances for residues.

    (a) General. (1) Tolerances are established for residues of the 
insecticide dicofol, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on 
the commodities in the table in this paragraph. Compliance with the 
tolerance levels specified in this paragraph is to be determined by 
measuring only dicofol as the sum of its p,p-dicofol and o,p-dicofol 
isomers: 4-chloro-[alpha]-(4-chlorophenyl)-[alpha]-
(trichloromethyl)benzenemethanol and 2-chloro-[alpha]-(4-chlorophenyl)-
[alpha]-(trichloromethyl)benzenemethanol, in or on the commodity.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Expiration/
                 Commodity                    Parts per     revocation
                                               million         date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Apple, wet pomace..........................         38.0        10/31/16
Bean, dry, seed............................          0.5        10/31/16
Bean, succulent............................          3.0        10/31/16
Butternut..................................          0.1        10/31/16
Caneberry subgroup 13A.....................          5.0        10/31/16
Chestnut...................................          0.1        10/31/16
Citrus, dried pulp.........................         12.0        10/31/16
Citrus oil.................................        200.0        10/31/16
Cotton, refined oil........................          0.5        10/31/16
Cotton, undelinted seed....................          0.1        10/31/16
Fruit, citrus, group 10....................          6.0        10/31/16
Fruit, pome, group 11......................         10.0        10/31/16
Fruit, stone, group 12.....................          5.0        10/31/16
Grape......................................          5.0        10/31/16
Grape, raisin..............................         20.0        10/31/16
Hazelnut...................................          0.1        10/31/16
Hop, dried cones...........................         65.0        10/31/16
Nut, hickory...............................          0.1        10/31/16
Nut, macadamia.............................          0.1        10/31/16
Pecan......................................          0.1        10/31/16
Peppermint, oil............................         30.0        10/31/16
Peppermint, tops...........................         25.0        10/31/16
Spearmint, oil.............................         30.0        10/31/16
Spearmint, tops............................         25.0        10/31/16
Strawberry.................................         10.0        10/31/16
Tea, dried.................................         50.0            None
Tea, plucked leaves........................         30.0            None
Vegetable, cucurbit, group 9...............          2.0        10/31/16
Vegetable, fruiting, group 8...............          2.0        10/31/16
Walnut.....................................          0.1        10/31/16
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (2) Tolerances are established for residues of the insecticide 
dicofol, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the 
commodities in the table in this paragraph. Compliance with the 
tolerance levels specified in this paragraph is to be determined by 
measuring only the sum of p,p-dicofol, 4-chloro-[alpha]-(4-
chlorophenyl)-[alpha]-(trichloromethyl)benzenemethanol, its isomer o,p-
dicofol, 2-chloro-[alpha]-(4-chlorophenyl)-[alpha]-
(trichloromethyl)benzenemethanol, and its metabolites 4-chloro-[alpha]-
(4-chlorophenyl)-[alpha]-(dichloromethyl)benzenemethanol and 2-chloro-
[alpha]-(4-chlorophenyl)-[alpha]-(dichloromethyl)benzenemethanol, 
calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of p,p-dicofol, 4-chloro-
[alpha]-(4-chlorophenyl)-[alpha]-(trichloromethyl)benzenemethanol, in 
or on the commodity.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Expiration/
                 Commodity                    Parts per     Revocation
                                               million         Date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cattle, fat...............................         50.0         10/31/16
Cattle, liver.............................          5.0         10/31/16
Cattle, meat..............................          3.0         10/31/16
Cattle, meat byproducts, except liver.....          3.0         10/31/16
Egg.......................................          0.05        10/31/16
Goat, fat.................................         50.0         10/31/16
Goat, liver...............................          5.0         10/31/16
Goat, meat................................          3.0         10/31/16
Goat, meat byproducts, except liver.......          3.0         10/31/16
Hog, fat..................................         50.0         10/31/16
Hog, liver................................          5.0         10/31/16
Hog, meat.................................          3.0         10/31/16
Hog, meat byproducts, except liver........          3.0         10/31/16
Horse, fat................................         50.0         10/31/16
Horse, liver..............................          5.0         10/31/16
Horse, meat...............................          3.0         10/31/16
Horse, meat byproducts, except liver......          3.0         10/31/16
Milk, fat (reflecting 0.75 ppm in whole            22.0         10/31/16
 milk)....................................
Poultry, fat..............................          0.1         10/31/16
Poultry, meat.............................          0.1         10/31/16
Poultry, meat byproducts..................          0.1         10/31/16
Sheep, fat................................         50.0         10/31/16
Sheep, liver..............................          5.0         10/31/16
Sheep, meat...............................          3.0         10/31/16
Sheep, meat byproducts, except liver......          3.0         10/31/16
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *


Sec. Sec.  180.173, 180.180, and 180.214  [Removed]

0
5. Sections 180.173, 180.180, and 180.214 are removed.


Sec.  180.215  [Amended]

0
6. Section 180.215 is amended by removing the entry for ``Lettuce'' 
from the table in paragraph (a)(1).

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Sec.  180.221  [Removed]

0
7. Section 180.221 is removed.

0
8. Section 180.232 is amended by revising the table in paragraph (a) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  [emsp14]180.232  Butylate; tolerances for residues.

    (a) * * *

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Expiration/
                 Commodity                    Parts per     revocation
                                               million         date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Corn, field, forage.......................          0.1          3/23/13
Corn, field, grain........................          0.1          3/23/13
Corn, field, stover.......................          0.1          3/23/13
Corn, pop, grain..........................          0.1          3/23/13
Corn, pop, stover.........................          0.1          3/23/13
Corn, sweet, forage.......................          0.1          3/23/13
Corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks             0.1          3/23/13
 removed..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *


Sec.  180.235  [Amended]

0
9. Section 180.235 is amended by removing the entry for ``Tomato, 
postharvest (residues expressed as naled)'' from the table in paragraph 
(a)(1).


Sec.  180.239  [Removed]

0
10. Section 180.239 is removed.

0
11. Section 180.253 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) and (c) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  180.253  Methomyl; tolerances for residues.

    (a) General. Tolerances are established for residues of the 
insecticide methomyl, including its metabolites and degradates, in or 
on the commodities in the table in this paragraph. Compliance with the 
tolerance levels specified in this paragraph is to be determined by 
measuring only methomyl, methyl N-
[[(methylamino)carbonyl]oxy]ethanimidothioate, in or on the commodity.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Expiration/
                 Commodity                    Parts per     revocation
                                               million         date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alfalfa, forage...........................         10               None
Alfalfa, hay..............................         10               None
Apple.....................................          1               None
Asparagus.................................          2               None
Avocado...................................          2               None
Barley, grain.............................          1               None
Barley, hay...............................         10               None
Barley, straw.............................         10               None
Bean, dry, seed...........................          0.1             None
Bean, forage..............................         10               None
Bean, succulent...........................          2               None
Beet, garden, tops........................          6               None
Bermudagrass, forage......................         10               None
Bermudagrass, hay.........................         40               None
Blueberry.................................          6               None
Broccoli..................................          3               None
Brussels sprouts..........................          2               None
Cabbage...................................          5               None
Cabbage, Chinese, bok choy................          5               None
Cabbage, Chinese, napa....................          5               None
Cauliflower...............................          2               None
Celery....................................          3               None
Collards..................................          6               None
Corn, field, forage.......................         10               None
Corn, field, grain........................          0.1             None
Corn, field, stover.......................         10               None
Corn, pop, grain..........................          0.1             None
Corn, pop, stover.........................         10               None
Corn, sweet, forage.......................         10               None
Corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks             0.1             None
 removed..................................
Corn, sweet, stover.......................         10               None
Cotton, undelinted seed...................          0.1             None
Dandelion, leaves.........................          6               None
Endive....................................          5               None
Grape.....................................          5           12/31/16
Grapefruit................................          2               None
Hop, dried cones \1\......................         12               None
Kale......................................          6               None
Lemon.....................................          2               None
Lentil, seed..............................          0.1             None
Lettuce...................................          5               None
Mustard greens............................          6               None
Nectarine.................................          5               None

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Oat, forage...............................         10               None
Oat, grain................................          1               None
Oat, hay..................................         10               None
Oat, straw................................         10               None
Onion, green..............................          3               None
Orange....................................          2               None
Parsley, leaves...........................          6               None
Pea.......................................          5               None
Pea, field, vines.........................         10               None
Peach.....................................          5               None
Peanut....................................          0.1             None
Pecan.....................................          0.1             None
Pepper, bell..............................          2               None
Pepper, nonbell...........................          2               None
Peppermint, tops..........................          2               None
Pomegranate...............................          0.2             None
Rye, forage...............................         10               None
Rye, grain................................          1               None
Rye, straw................................         10               None
Sorghum, grain, forage....................          1               None
Sorghum, grain, grain.....................          0.2             None
Soybean, forage...........................         10               None
Soybean, seed.............................          0.2             None
Spearmint, tops...........................          2               None
Spinach...................................          6               None
Swiss chard...............................          6               None
Tangerine.................................          2               None
Tomato....................................          1               None
Turnip, greens............................          6               None
Vegetable, brassica, leafy, group 5.......          6.0             None
Vegetable, cucurbit, group 9..............          0.2             None
Vegetable, fruiting, group 8..............          0.2             None
Vegetables, leafy \2\.....................          0.2             None
Vegetable, root and tuber, group 1........          0.2             None
Wheat, forage.............................         10               None
Wheat, grain..............................          1               None
Wheat, hay................................         10               None
Wheat, straw..............................         10               None
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ There are no U.S. registrations for use of methomyl on hop, dried
  cone, as of February 14, 1990.
\2\ Except for Beet (tops), broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage,
  cabbage, Chinese, cauliflower, celery, collards, dandelions, endive
  (escarole), kale, lettuce, mustard greens, parsley, spinach, Swiss
  chard, turnip, greens (tops), and watercress.

* * * * *
    (c) Tolerances with regional registrations. A tolerance with 
regional registration, as defined in Sec.  180.1(l), is established for 
residues of the insecticide methomyl, including its metabolites and 
degradates, in or on the commodity in the table in this paragraph. 
Compliance with the tolerance level specified in this paragraph is to 
be determined by measuring only methomyl, methyl N-
[[(methylamino)carbonyl]oxy]ethanimidothioate, in or on the commodity.
* * * * *

0
12. Section 180.289 is amended by revising paragraph (a) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  180.289  Methanearsonic acid; tolerances for residues.

    (a) General. Tolerances are established for residues of the 
herbicide methanearsonic acid, including its metabolites and 
degradates, in or on the commodities in the table in this paragraph. 
Compliance with the tolerance levels specified in this paragraph is to 
be determined by measuring only methanearsonic acid, from application 
of the disodium and monosodium salts of methanearsonic acid, calculated 
as the stoichiometric equivalent of As2O3, in or 
on the commodity.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Expiration/
                 Commodity                    Parts per     Revocation
                                               million         Date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cotton, undelinted seed...................          0.7             None
Cotton, hulls.............................          0.9             None
Fruit, citrus.............................          0.35        12/31/12
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *

0
13. Section 180.319 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  180.319  Interim tolerances.

    (a) General. While petitions for tolerances for negligible residues 
are pending and until action is completed on these petitions, interim 
tolerances are established for residues of the listed pesticide 
chemicals in or on the following raw agricultural commodities:

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                                                                                                    Expiration/
           Substances                     Uses           Tolerance in parts   Raw  agricultural     revocation
                                                            per million           commodity            date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coordination product of zinc ion  Fungicide...........  1.0 (Calculated as   Potato.............            None
 and maneb.                                              zinc ethylene-
                                                         bisdithio-
                                                         carbamate).
Endothall (7-oxabicyclo-          Herbicide...........  0.2................  Beet, sugar........            None
 (2,2,1)heptane 2,3-dicarboxylic
 acid.
Methyl parathion................  Herbicide...........  0.5................  Rye................        12/31/13
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (b) Section 18 emergency exemptions. [Reserved]
    (c) Tolerances with regional registrations. [Reserved]
    (d) Indirect or inadvertent residues. [Reserved]

0
14. Section 180.368 is amended by alphabetically adding the following 
entries to the table in paragraph (a)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  180.368  Metolachlor; tolerances for residues.

    (a) * * * (1) * * *

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Parts per
                        Commodity                             million
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                * * * * *
Corn, pop, grain........................................            0.10
Corn, pop, stover.......................................            6.0
 
                                * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *

0
15. Section 180.422 is amended by revising paragraph (a) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  180.422  Tralomethrin; tolerances for residues.

    (a) General. (1) Tolerances are established for residues of the 
insecticide tralomethrin, including its metabolites and degradates, in 
or on the commodities in the table in this paragraph. Compliance with 
the tolerance levels specified in this paragraph is to be determined by 
measuring only the sum of tralomethrin, (S)-cyano(3-
phenoxyphenyl)methyl (1R,3S)-2,2-dimethyl-3-(1,2,2,2-
tetrabromoethyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate, and its metabolites (S)-
cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl (1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-
dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate and (S)-cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 
(1S,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate, 
calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of tralomethrin, in or on 
the commodity.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Expiration/
                  Commodity                      Parts per    revocation
                                                  million        date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Broccoli.....................................          0.5        7/9/13
Cotton, undelinted seed......................          0.02       7/9/13
Cotton, oil..................................          0.20       7/9/13
Lettuce, head................................          1.00       7/9/13
Lettuce, leaf................................          3.00       7/9/13
Soybean, seed................................          0.05       7/9/13
Sunflower, seed..............................          0.05       7/9/13
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     (2) A tolerance of 0.02 part per million with an expiration/
revocation date of July 9, 2013 is established for residues of the 
insecticide tralomethrin, including its metabolites and degradates, in 
or on food commodities (other than those covered by a higher tolerance 
as a result of use on growing crops) in food-handling establishments. 
Compliance with the tolerance level specified in this paragraph is to 
be determined by measuring only the sum of tralomethrin, (S)-cyano(3-
phenoxyphenyl)methyl (1R,3S)-2,2-dimethyl-3-(1,2,2,2-
tetrabromoethyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate, and its metabolites (S)-
cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl (1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-
dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate and (S)-cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 
(1S,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate, 
calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of tralomethrin, in or on 
the commodity.
    (i) The insecticide may be present as a residue from application of 
tralomethrin in food-handling establishments, including food service, 
manufacturing, and processing establishments, such as restaurants, 
cafeterias, supermarkets, bakeries, breweries, dairies, meat 
slaughtering and packing plants, and canneries.
    (ii) The application shall be made in accordance with the following 
prescribed conditions: Application shall be limited to a general 
surface and spot and/or crack and crevice treatment in food-handling 
establishments where food and food products are held, processed, 
prepared, and served. General surface application may be used only when 
the facility is not in operation provided exposed food has been covered 
or removed from the area being treated. All food-contact surfaces and 
equipment must be thoroughly cleaned after general surface 
applications. Spot and/or crack and crevice application may be used 
while the facility is in operation provided exposed food is covered or 
removed from the area being treated prior to application. Spray 
concentration shall be limited to a maximum of 0.06 percent active 
ingredient. Contamination of food and food-contact surfaces shall be 
avoided.
    (3) A tolerance of 0.02 part per million with an expiration/
revocation date of July 9, 2013 is established for residues of the 
insecticide tralomethrin, including its metabolites and degradates, in 
or on feed commodities (other than those covered by a higher tolerance 
as a result of use on growing crops) in feed-handling establishments. 
Compliance with the tolerance level specified in this paragraph is to 
be determined by measuring only the sum of tralomethrin, (S)-cyano(3-
phenoxyphenyl)methyl (1R,3S)-2,2-dimethyl-3-(1,2,2,2-
tetrabromoethyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate, and its metabolites (S)-
cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl (1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-
dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate and (S)-cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 
(1S,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate, 
calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of tralomethrin, in or on 
the commodity.
    (i) The insecticide may be present as a residue from application of 
tralomethrin in feed-handling establishments, including feed 
manufacturing and processing establishments.
    (ii) The application shall be made in accordance with the following 
prescribed conditions: Application shall be limited to a general 
surface and spot and/or crack and crevice treatment in feed-handling 
establishments where feed and feed products are held or processed. 
General surface application may be used only when the facility is

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not in operation provided exposed feed has been covered or removed from 
the area being treated. All feed-contact surfaces and equipment must be 
thoroughly cleaned after general surface applications. Spot and/or 
crack and crevice application may be used while the facility is in 
operation provided exposed feed is covered or removed from the area 
being treated prior to application. Spray concentration shall be 
limited to a maximum of 0.06 percent active ingredient. Contamination 
of feed and feed-contact surfaces shall be avoided.
* * * * *


Sec.  180.452  [Amended]

0
16. Section 180.452 is amended by removing the entries for ``Corn, 
sweet, forage'' and ``Corn, sweet, stover'' from the table in paragraph 
(a).


Sec.  180.458  [Amended]

0
17. Section 180.458 is amended by removing the entry for ``Soybean, 
soapstock'' from the table in paragraph (a).


Sec. Sec.  180.536 and 180.550  [Removed]

0
18. Sections 180.536 and 180.550 are removed.

0
19. Section 180.905 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  [emsp14]180.905  Pesticide chemicals; exemptions from the 
requirement of a tolerance.

    (a) When applied to growing crops, in accordance with good 
agricultural practice, the following pesticide chemicals are exempt 
from the requirement of a tolerance:
    (1) Petroleum oils.
    (2) Piperonyl butoxide.
    (3) Pyrethrins.
    (4) Sabadilla.
    (b) When applied to growing crops, in accordance with good 
agricultural practice, the pesticides rotenone or derris or cube roots 
are exempt from the requirement of a tolerance. There are no U.S. 
registrations for use of rotenone, derris, or cube roots on food 
commodities as of March 23, 2011.
    (c) These pesticides are not exempted from the requirement of a 
tolerance when applied to a crop at the time of or after harvest.


Sec.  180.1035  [Removed]

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20. Section 180.1035 is removed.

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