[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69839-69840]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28213]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0425; FRL-9368-9]


Tralomethrin and Fenarimol Registration Review Final Decisions; 
Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's final 
registration review decision for the pesticides tralomethrin and 
fenarimol. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide 
registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the 
statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can 
perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse 
effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA 
is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current 
scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health 
and the environment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, 
contact: Wilhelmena Livingston (tralomethrin), telephone number: (703) 
308-8025; fax number: (703) 308-8005; email address: 
livingston.wilhelmena@epa.gov, or Garland Waleko (fenarimol), telephone 
number: (703) 308-8049; fax number: (703) 308-8005; email address: 
waleko.garland@epa.gov., Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
    For general information on the registration review program, 
contact: Kevin Costello, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-5026; fax number: (703) 308-8005; email address: 
costello.kevin@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human 
health, farm worker and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; 
pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, 
distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be 
interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific 
entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the pesticide specific contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0425, 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.

II. Background

A. What action is the agency taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), this notice announces the 
availability of EPA's registration review final decisions for 
tralomethrin, Case Number 7400, and fenarimol, Case Number 7001. 
Tralomethrin was a broad-spectrum Type II systemic pyrethroid ester 
insecticide that was registered for use in a variety of residential and 
commercial settings, and on a small number of agricultural crops 
including broccoli, cauliflower, cotton, lettuce, peanuts, and 
sunflowers. Tralomethrin technical was cancelled in a product 
cancellation order issued in the Federal Register of February 25, 2011. 
The effective date of the cancellation is February 25, 2011 (76 FR 
10587, February 25, 2011). Fenarimol is a member of the pyrimidine 
class of fungicides used for control of such pests as scab, powdery 
mildew, rusts, and leaf spot. Fenarimol inhibits fungal growth by 
adversely affecting the formation of the fungal sterol ergosterol, and 
is currently registered for use on fruit and nut crops such as apples, 
cherries, filberts (nonbearing), grapes, hops, pears, and pecans, as 
well as on ornamental plants, trees, and grasses and turf lawns. The 
fenarimol technical and end use products are voluntarily canceled as of 
July 31, 2013.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.57, a registration review decision is the

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Agency's determination whether a pesticide meets, or does not meet, the 
standard for registration in FIFRA. EPA has considered tralomethrin and 
fenarimol in light of the FIFRA standard for registration. The 
tralomethrin and fenarimol final decision documents in the docket 
describe the Agency's rationale for issuing a registration review final 
decision for these pesticides.
    In addition to the final registration review decision documents, 
the registration review docket for tralomethrin and fenarimol also 
includes other relevant documents related to the registration review of 
these cases. The proposed registration review decisions were posted to 
the docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new 
information. During the 60-day comment period, no public comments were 
received. Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case 
docket for tralomethrin and fenarimol will remain open until all 
actions required in the final decision have been completed.
    Background on the registration review program is provided at: 
http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review. Links to earlier 
documents related to the registration review of these pesticides are 
provided at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/chemicalsearch/.

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

    Section 3(g) of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 155, subpart C, provide 
authority for this action.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Registration review, Pesticides and 
pests, Tralomethrin and Fenarimol.

    Dated: November 9, 2012.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-28213 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]
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