[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 189 (Friday, September 28, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59578-59581]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23968]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0001; FRL-9364-6]


Notice of Filing 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 October 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) for the petition 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), (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 (BPPD) (7511P) or 
Registration Division (RD) (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. 
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).
    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.
    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

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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 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 Tolerance

    1. PP 2E8039. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0509). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc, 410 Swing Road, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, 
requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
fungicide isopyrazam (SYN520453), in or on apple at 0.6 parts per 
million (ppm); and peanuts at 0.01 ppm. An adequate, validated method 
(GRM006.01B) is available for enforcement purposes for the 
determination of residues of isopyrazam, analyzed as the isomers 
SYN534968 and SYN534969, in crop samples. Final determination is by 
liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). An 
analytical method suitable for the determination of residues of the 
metabolites CSCD459488 and CSCD459489 (syn and anti forms respectively) 
in crop samples using an external standardization procedure is also 
available. Final determination is by LC-MS/MS. Contact: Shaunta Hill, 
RD, (703) 347-8961, email address: hill.shaunta@epa.gov.
    2. PP 2E8050. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0586). 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 halosulfuron-methyl, methyl 5-[(4,6-
dimethoxy-2 pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonylaminosulfonyl-3-chloro-1-methyl-
1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate, including its metabolites and degradates, in 
or on artichoke at 0.05 ppm; and caneberry subgroup 13-07 at 0.05 ppm. 
A practical analytical method, gas chromatography with a nitrogen-
specific detector (GC-NSD), is available for enforcement purposes. The 
analytical method accounts for parent halosulfuron-methyl and for the 
halosulfuron-methyl rearrangement ester, sometimes referred to as 
``RRE'' and ``MON 5781.'' This product results from the abstraction for 
the S02NHCO moiety between the rings, such that the two rings are then 
joined together only by an NH group. Contact: Sidney Jackson, RD, (703) 
305-7610, email address: jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
    3. PP 2E8051. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0588). 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 fenoxaprop-ethyl, [()-ethyl 2-[4- 
[(6-chloro-2-benzoxazolyl)oxy]phenoxy]propanoate] and its metabolites 
2-[4-[(6:-chloro-2-benzoxazolyl) oxy]phenoxy] propanoic acid and 6-
chloro-2,3-dihydrobenzoxazol-2-one, each expressed as the parent 
compound, in or on grass, hay at 0.15 ppm. Tolerances are being 
proposed in grass hay for the combined residues of fenoxaprop-ethyl and 
its metabolites fenoxaprop-acid and AE F05414. The analytical method 
involves reflux with acid to convert fenoxaprop-ethyl and fenoxaprop 
acid to AE F05414, derivatization followed by SPE clean-up. 
Quantitation is by GC/MS. Contact: Andrew Ertman, RD, (703) 308-9367, 
email address: ertman.andrew@epa.gov.
    4. PP 2E8052. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0590). 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 prometryn, (2,4-bis(isopropylamino)-6-
methylthio-s-triazine), in or on bean, snap, succulent at 0.05 ppm; 
bean, forage at 0.09 ppm; dill, leaves at 0.3 ppm; dill, dried leaves 
at 1.1 ppm; and dill, oil at 1.3 ppm. Syngenta has developed and 
validated a GC analytical method for enforcement purposes. The method 
determines residues of prometryn in/on plants using a microcoulometric 
sulfur detection system. This method has been submitted to the EPA and 
is in the Pesticide Analytical Manual (PAM). Contact: Laura Nollen, RD, 
(703) 305-7390, email address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    5. PP 2E8061. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0589). 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 sodium salt of fomesafen (fomesafen), 5-[2-
chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl) phenoxy]-N-(methylsulfonyl)-2-
nitrobenzamide, in or on cantaloupe; cucumber; pea, succulent; pumpkin; 
squash, summer; squash, winter; and watermelon at 0.025 ppm; and 
vegetable, soybean, succulent (edamame) at 0.05 ppm. An analytical 
method using chemical derivatization followed by GC with Nitrogen-
Phosphorus detection (GC-NPD) has been developed and validated for 
residues of fomesafen in snap/dry beans, cotton seed and cotton gin 
byproducts, as well as for other crops. Contact: Laura Nollen, RD, 
(703) 305-7390, email address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    6. PP 2E8062. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0628). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide mancozeb, in 
or on tangerine at 10 ppm. The proposed tolerances are to support 
imports of mandarins, tangerines and clementines. There are 
international maximum residue levels (MRLs) for mancozeb on citrus, 
including an applicable CODEX MRL. Per the 2011 Final Rule (April 6, 
2011 Federal Register, Volume 76, No. 66, page 18906, FRL 8864-1; 
Docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0307), adequate enforcement methodology is 
available to enforce the tolerance expression. The PAM lists Methods I, 
II, III, IV and A for dithiocarbamate residues in/on plant commodities. 
Method III based on group degradation to CS2 is preferred. 
For ETU, methodology is based on the original method published by Olney 
and Yip (JAOAC 54: 165-169). Contact: Heather Garvie, RD, (703) 308-
0034, email address: garvie.heather@epa.gov.
    7. PP 2E8070. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0706). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W., 
Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40

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CFR part 180 for residues of the molluscicide metaldehyde, in or on 
grass, forage at 1.5 ppm; grass, hay at 1.8 ppm; leaf petioles subgroup 
4B at 0.80 ppm; peppermint, tops at 3.5 ppm; spearmint, tops at 3.5 
ppm; peppermint, oil at 14 ppm; spearmint, oil at 14 ppm; caneberry 
subgroup 13-07A at 0.15 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 0.15 ppm; 
berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G at 6.25 ppm; taro, corn at 0.25 
ppm; taro, leaves at 0.60 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.05 ppm; corn, 
field, stover at 0.15 ppm; corn, field, forage at 0.25 ppm; corn, 
sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.05 ppm; and soybean, 
seed at 0.05 ppm. A GC/MS analytical method has been developed for 
analyzing residues of metaldehyde in food crops including all of the 
crops identified above. Contact: Laura Nollen, RD, (703) 305-7390, 
email address: nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    8. PP 2F8008. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0217). Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 
P.O. Box 8025, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, requests to establish tolerances 
in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-
(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on 
fruiting, vegetables, group 8-10, except pepper/eggplant subgroup 8-10B 
at 0.2 ppm; and pepper/eggplant subgroup 8-10B at 0.7 ppm. Adequate 
enforcement methodology (LC/MS/MS analysis) is available to enforce the 
tolerance expression. Contact: Marianne Lewis, RD, (703) 308-8043, 
email address: lewis.marianne@epa.gov.
    9. PP 2F8019. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0593). 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 
nemacide, fluensulfone equivalents (i.e.; the sum of thiazole sulfonic 
acid (TSA) and butene sulfonic acid (BSA) expressed as total 
fluensulfone equivalents), in or on fruiting vegetables at 0.6 ppm; and 
cucurbits at 1.0 ppm. Adequate analytical methods for determining 
fluensulfone in/on appropriate raw agricultural commodities and 
processed commodities have been developed and validated, including LC-
MS/MS methods for use on tomato, pepper, melon, and cucumber. The 
analytical procedures have been successfully validated in terms of 
specificity, linearity, precision, accuracy and level of quantitation. 
The multiresidue methods (MRMs) study demonstrates that the FDA MRMs 
are not suitable for detection and enforcement of fluensulfone residues 
as sulfonic acid metabolites in non-fatty matrices. Contact: Jennifer 
Gaines, RD, (703) 305-5967, email address: gaines.jennifer@epa.gov.
    10. PP 2F8054. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0624). Gowan Company, LLC, P.O. Box 
556, Yuma, AZ 85366, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 
180 for residues of the insecticide hexythiazox (trans-5-(4-
chlorophenyl)-N-cyclohexyl-4-methyl-2-oxothiazolidine-3-carboxamide), 
in or on sorghum, grain at 3 ppm; sorghum, grain, forage at 5 ppm; and 
sorghum, grain, stover at 6 ppm. A practical analytical method, high 
performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with an ultraviolet (UV) 
detector, which detects and measures residues of hexythiazox and its 
metabolites as a common moiety, is available for enforcement purposes 
with a limit of detection that allows monitoring of food with residues 
at or above the levels set in this tolerance. Contact: Olga Odiott, RD, 
(703) 308-9369, email address: odiott.olga@epa.gov.
    11. PP 2F8060. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0626). Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. c/o 
Nisso America Inc., 88 Pine St., 14th Fl., New York, NY 10005, requests 
to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
insecticide acetamiprid, in or on citrus fruits, crop group 10 at 1.0 
ppm; and citrus, dried pulp at 2.4 ppm. Based upon the metabolism of 
acetamiprid in plants and the toxicology of the parent and metabolites, 
quantification of the parent acetamiprid is sufficient to determine 
toxic residues. As a result, a method has been developed which involves 
extraction of acetamiprid from various matrices with solvents and 
analysis by LC/MS/MS methods. Contact: Jennifer Urbanski, RD, (703) 
347-0156, email address: urbanski.jennifer@epa.gov.
    12. PP 2F8071. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0704). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
LLC, Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, 
requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
fungicide sedaxane as a seed treatment, in or on corn (grain, forage, 
stover) and popcorn (grain, stover, corn ears) at 0.01 ppm; sorghum 
(grain, forage, stover) at 0.01 ppm; pea and bean, dried, shelled, 
subgroup 6C (grain, forage, hay) at 0.01 ppm; and rapeseed, subgroup 
20A (grain) at 0.01 ppm . Various crops were analyzed for sedaxane 
(parent only) using a procedure for analysis of sedaxane (SYN524464) 
that can distinguish between its trans and cis isomers (SYN508210 and 
SYN508211). Plant matrices using method GRM023.01A or modified method 
GRM023.01B are taken through an extraction procedure with final 
determination by HPLC with triple quadrupole mass spectrometric 
detection (LC-MS/MS). Contact: Heather Garvie, RD, (703) 308-0034, 
email address: garvie.heather@epa.gov.

Amended Tolerance

    1. PP 2F8008. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0217). Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 
P.O. Box, 8025 Walnut Creek, CA 94596, requests to amend the tolerance 
in 40 CFR 180.586 (a) by deleting the tolerance for residues of the 
insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-
methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on the vegetable, fruiting group 8 at 
0.2 ppm, upon approval of fruiting, vegetables, group 8-10, except 
pepper/eggplant subgroup 8-10B at 0.2 ppm under ``New Tolerance'' for 
PP 2F8008; and replacing the tolerance for residues of the insecticide 
clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-
nitroguanidine, in or on fruit, pome at 1.0 ppm with fruit, pome group 
(11-10) at 1.0 ppm due to the expansion of crop groups. Contact: 
Marianne Lewis, RD, (703) 308-8043, email address: 
lewis.marianne@epa.gov.
    2. PP 2F8034. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0520). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to amend the 
tolerance in 40 CFR 180.480 for residues of the fungicide 
fenbuconazole, alpha-[2-(4-chlorophenyl)-ethyl]-alpha-phenyl-3-(1H-
1,2,4-triazole)-1-propanenitrile, and its metabolites RH-9129, cis-5-
(4-chlorophenyl)-dihydro-3-phenyl-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ylmethyl)-2-3 
H-furanone, and RH-9130, trans-5-(4-chlorophenyl)-dihydro-3-phenyl-3-
(1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ylmethyl)-2-3H-furanone, in or on pepper from 0.4 
ppm to 1.0 ppm. Adequate analytical methods are available to enforce 
the tolerances of fenbuconazole residues in plant commodities. For 
pepper, samples from the residue trials were analyzed for fenbuconazole 
(RH-7592) and its lactone metabolites, RH-9129 and RH-9130, using Rohm 
& Haas analytical method Technical Report Number 34-90-47 or Technical 
Report Number 34-90-47R. The method had undergone an independent method 
validation and was also successfully accepted by EPA with minor 
modifications suggested by the Agency that included procedure for the 
standardization of the silica gel and Florisil column clean-up elution 
pattern (TR-34-90-47R). Contact: Erin Malone, RD, (703) 347-0253, email 
address: malone.erin@epa.gov.

New Tolerance Exemption

    1. PP 2E7986. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0615). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, requests to establish 
an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for

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residues of polymers of one or more diglycidyl ethers of bisphenol A, 
resorcinol, glycerol, cyclohexanedimethanol, neopentyl glycol, and 
polyethylene glycol with one or more of the following: Polyoxypropylene 
diamine, polyoxypropylene triamine, n-aminoethylpiperazine, trimethyl-
1,6-hexanediamine isophorone diamine, N,N-dimethyl-1,3-diaminopropane, 
nadic methyl anhydride, 1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic anhydride and 
1,2,3,6-tetrahydrophthalic anhydride when used as an inert ingredient 
(carrier) in pesticide formulations under 40 CFR 180.960. Syngenta is 
submitting a petition to EPA under the FFDCA, as amended by the Food 
Quality Protection Act (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance. This petition requests the elimination of 
the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 
polymers of one or more diglycidyl ethers of bisphenol A, resorcinol, 
glycerol, cyclohexanedimethanol, neopentyl glycol, or polyethylene 
glycol with one or more of the following: polyoxypropylene diamine, 
polyoxypropylene triamine, n-aminoethylpiperazine, trimethyl-1,6-
hexanediamine isophorone diamine, N,N-dimethyl-1,3-diaminopropane, 
nadic methyl anhydride, 1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic anhydride and 
1,2,3,6-tetrahydrophthalic anhydride in or on all raw agricultural 
commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed 
because this information is generally not required when all criteria 
for polymer exemption per 40 CFR 723.250 are met. In addition, Syngenta 
is petitioning for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
without any numerical limitations. Contact: Kerry Leifer, RD, (703) 
308-8811, email address: leifer.kerry@epa.gov.
    2. PP 2E8017. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0558). Rhodia Inc., c/o SciReg, 
Inc., 12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192, requests to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues 
of cationic hydroxypropyl guar (CAS No. 71329-50-5), with a minimum 
number average molecular weight (in amu) of 500,000, under 40 CFR 
180.920 when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. 
This tolerance exemption petition summarizes and relies upon available 
data for cationic hydroxypropyl guar and the structurally similar 
substance, guar gum. The cationic hydroxypropyl guar data presented in 
this tolerance exemption petition are on two products. One product had 
a molar substitution (MS) of 0.6 and a degree of substitution (DS) of 
0.1 and the other product had a MS of 0.6 and a DS of 0.3. In addition, 
test results on cationic guars are included as supporting data. Rhodia 
is requesting that cationic hydroxypropyl guar be exempt from the 
requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.920. Therefore, Rhodia 
believes that an analytical method to determine residues in treated 
crops is not relevant. Contact: William Cutchin, RD, (703) 305-7990, 
email address: cutchin.william@epa.gov.
    3. PP 2F7978. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0264). Becker Underwood, Inc., 801 
Dayton Ave., P.O. Box 667, Ames, IA 50010, requests to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the 
elicitor of Induced Systemic Resistance, Bacillus pumilus strain BU F-
33, in or on all food commodities. The petitioner believes no 
analytical method is needed because it is expected that, as proposed, 
use of Bacillus pumilus strain BU F-33 (i.e., seed treatment, in-
furrow, and soil drench pesticide applications) would not result in 
residues that are of toxicological concern. Contact: Jeannine Kausch, 
BPPD, (703) 347-8920, email address: kausch.jeannine@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.

    Dated: September 21, 2012.
Daniel J. Rosenblatt,
Acting, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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