[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70998-71001]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28726]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014; FRL-9370-3]


Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain 
Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests 
by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. 
EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period 
for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments 
within the comment period that would merit its further review of the 
requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these 
requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed 
in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been 
cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with 
the terms as described in the final order.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014, 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.
    Submit written withdrawal request by mail to: Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. ATTN: John W. Pates, Jr.
     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: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8195; email 
address: pates.john@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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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, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide 
users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, 
or use of pesticides.

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.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of requests from 
registrants to cancel 22 pesticide products, including certain 
resmethrin product registrations, registered under FIFRA section 3 or 
24(c). These registrations are listed in sequence by registration 
number (or company number and 24(c) number) in Tables 1a and 1b of this 
unit.
    Unless the Agency determines that there are substantive comments 
that warrant further review of the requests or the registrants withdraw 
their requests, EPA intends to issue orders in the Federal Register 
canceling all of the affected registrations.
    Resmethrin Products (000432-00667, 000432-00716 and 073049-00086). 
Resmethrin is a member of the pyrethroid class of pesticides. It is a 
broad spectrum, non-systemic, synthetic pyrethroid insecticide. There 
are only three resmethrin products registered at this time, and these 
products are registered only for public health vector control use, 
including use as a wide area mosquito abatement insecticide. All other 
previously registered resmethrin products and uses not listed in this 
notice have been cancelled in previous Federal Register notices. The 
resmethrin product registrations listed in this Federal Register notice 
(000432-00667, 000432-00716 and 073049-00086) are the last three 
remaining registrations for resmethrin.
    The registrants have requested voluntary cancellation of these 
resmethrin containing products based on the fact that the costs to 
fulfill the Data Call-In (DCI) requirements from the 2006 Resmethrin 
Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED), the anticipated DCI 
requirements for the registration review of resmethrin, and the 
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) testing order data 
requirements are not justified by the market opportunity in the vector 
control business segment. Resmethrin users or anyone else that desires 
the retention of any of these resmethrin registrations for only public 
health vector control should contact the applicable registrants during 
the comment period. For the most up-to-date, complete listing of the 
registration review and reregistration data needed to support any of 
these resmethrin registrations, refer to the June 22, 2012 Resmethrin 
Preliminary Work Plan located in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0414 at 
www.regulations.gov. For a complete listing of the Tier I screening 
battery data required for resmethrin by the Endocrine Disruptor 
Screening Program, refer to Federal Register notice (74 FR 54416, 
October 21, 2009) located at www.gpo.gov/fdsys. These data would need 
to be submitted well in advance of the proposed cancellation date for 
EPA to consider amending the cancellation of resmethrin and retaining 
any of the products listed in this notice.

                         Table 1a--Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation
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          Registration No.                        Product name                          Chemical name
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000264-00977........................  Tops-MZ-Gaucho Potato Seed-Piece      Mancozeb, Thiophanate-methyl,
                                       Treatment.                            Imidacloprid.
000264-00978........................  Gaucho-MZ Potato Seed-Piece           Mancozeb, Imidacloprid.
                                       Treatment.
000264-00996........................  Raxil MD-W Seed Treatment...........  Metalaxyl, Tebuconazole,
                                                                             Imidacloprid.
005383-00011........................  Troysan 174.........................  2-((Hydroxymethyl) amino)ethanol.
010466-00028........................  Ultrafresh DM-50....................  Tributyltin maleate.
040849-00072........................  Enforcer P002-082797-RMP............  S-Methoprene/Permethrin.
042177-00009........................  Olympic Algaecide 20................  Poly(oxy-1,2-
                                                                             ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-
                                                                             ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-
                                                                             ethanediyl dichloride).
046043-00031........................  Suncoast's Pool Algaecide 20........  Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl
                                                                             (dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl
                                                                             (dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl
                                                                             dichloride).
062910-00032........................  Arch CMIT/MIT.......................  5-Chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-
                                                                             isothiazolone, 2-Methyl-3(2H)-
                                                                             isothiazolone.
062910-00035........................  Arch CMIT/MIT 14 MUP................  2-Methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone, 5-
                                                                             Chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-
                                                                             isothiazolone.
074601-00001........................  Chlorothalonil Technical Fungicide..  Chlorothalonil.
075449-00003........................  Sodium Bichromate Solution 69%......  Dichromic acid, (H2Cr207), disodium
                                                                             salt, dihydrate.
AZ-030006...........................  Dual Magnum Herbicide...............  S-Metolachlor.
AZ-070007...........................  Gramoxone Inteon....................  Paraquat dichloride.

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AZ-090001...........................  Ethrel Brand Ethephon Plant           Ethephon.
                                       Regulator.
CO090004............................  Actara Insecticide..................  Thiamethoxam.
CO120001............................  Gramoxone SL 2.0....................  Paraquat dichloride.
LA-110006...........................  Milestone VM........................  Triisopropanolamine salt of
                                                                             aminopyralid.
OR-070032...........................  DuPont Direx 4L Herbicide...........  Diuron.
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                    Table 1b--Resmethrin Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation
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          Registration No.                        Product name                          Chemical name
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000432-00667........................  Scourge Insecticide W/SBP-1382/       Piperonyl butoxide/Resmethrin.
                                       Piperonyl Butoxide 18% + 54% MF
                                       Form. II.
000432-00716........................  Scourge Insecticide W/SBP-1382/       Piperonyl butoxide/Resmethrin.
                                       Piperonyl Butoxide 4% + 12% MF FII.
073049-00086........................  SBP-1382 Technical with Antioxidant.  Resmethrin.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Tables 1a and 1b of this unit, in 
sequence by EPA company number. This number corresponds to the first 
part of the EPA registration numbers of the products listed in this 
unit.

         Table 2--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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     EPA company No.                  Company name and address
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264......................  BAYER CROPSCIENCE, LP, 2 T.W. Alexander
                            Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle
                            Park, North Carolina 27709.
432......................  BAYER ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 2 T.W. Alexander
                            Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle
                            Park, North Carolina 27709.
5383.....................  TROY CHEMICAL CORP, 8 Vreeland Road, P.O. Box
                            955, Florham Park, NJ 07932-4200.
10466....................  THOMAS RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, Shenstone
                            Estates, 17804 Braemar Pl., Leesburg,
                            Virginia 201767046.
40849....................  ZEP COMMERCIAL SALES & SERVICES, 4196
                            Merchant Plaza 344, Lake Ridge,
                            Virginia 22192.
42177....................  ALLIANCE TRADING, INC, 1150 18th Street NW.,
                            Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036.
46043....................  SUNCOAST CHEMICALS COMPANY, 14480 62nd St. N,
                            Clearwater, FL 33760.
62190....................  ARCH WOOD PROTECTION, INC, 5660 New Northside
                            Drive, Suite 1100, Atlanta, Georgia 30328.
73049....................  VALENT BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION, 870
                            Technology Way, Libertyville, Illinois
                            600486316.
74601....................  OXON ITALIA S.P.A., Agent: Lewis & Harrison,
                            LLC, 122 C Street NW., Suite 740,
                            Washington, DC 20001.
75449....................  ELEMENTIS CHROMIUM, LP, 5408 Holly Shelter
                            Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429.
AZ030006.................  SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLC, 410 Swing
AZ070007.................   Road, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-
CO090004.................   8300.
CO120001.................
LA110006.................  DOW AGROSCIENCES, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd,
                            308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
OR070032.................  E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS and COMPANY (S300/
                            419), Manager, Registration & Regulatory
                            Affairs, 1007 Market Street, Wilmington,
                            Delaware 19898-0001.
AZ090001.................  BAYER CROPSCIENCE, LP, 2 T.W. Alexander
                            Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle
                            Park, NC 27709.
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III. What is the Agency's authority for taking this action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide 
product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations 
be canceled. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, 
EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal 
Register.
    Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a 
request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30-day public 
comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use 
termination. In addition, FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(C) requires that EPA 
provide a 180-day comment period on a request for voluntary 
cancellation or termination of any minor agricultural use before 
granting the request, unless:
    1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or
    2. The EPA Administrator determines that continued use of the 
pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
    The registrants in Table 2 of Unit II. have not requested that EPA 
waive the 180-day comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 180-
day comment period on the proposed requests.

IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation 
should submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. If the products have been subject to a 
previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation and 
all other provisions of any earlier cancellation action are 
controlling.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
that are currently in the United States and that were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
cancellation action. If the requests for voluntary cancellation are 
granted, the EPA intends to publish the

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Cancellation Order in the Federal Register.

A. For All Products Listed in Table 1a in Unit II

    Because the Agency has identified no significant potential risk 
concerns associated with these pesticide products, upon cancellation of 
the products identified in Table 1a of Unit II., EPA anticipates 
allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of these 
products for 1 year after publication of the Cancellation Order in the 
Federal Register. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from 
selling or distributing the pesticides identified in Table 1a of Unit 
II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper 
disposal. Persons other than registrants will generally be allowed to 
sell, distribute, or use existing stocks until such stocks are 
exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use is consistent 
with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that 
accompanied, the canceled products.

B. For All Products Listed in Table 1b in Unit II

    In any order issued in response to these requests for cancellation 
of product registrations, EPA proposes to include the following 
provisions for the treatment of any existing stocks of the products 
containing resmethrin listed in Table 1b of Unit II.
    After December 31, 2015, registrants will be prohibited from 
selling or distributing existing stocks of products containing 
resmethrin labeled for all uses.
    After December 31, 2015, persons other than the registrants will be 
allowed to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of products 
containing resmethrin until supplies are exhausted, provided that such 
sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms of the 
previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled 
products.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: November 19, 2012.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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