[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72343-72346]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29384]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017; FRL-9370-4]


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

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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 January 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017, 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:

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 suf
    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 43 pesticide products 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 Table 1 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.

      Table 1--Registrations with Pending Requests for Cancellation
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      Registration No.            Product name          Chemical name
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000100-00641...............  Banner Fungicide.....  Propiconazole.
000100-00781...............  Orbit 45W Fungicide..  Propiconazole.
000352-00558...............  DuPont Muster          Ethametsulfuron.
                              Herbicide.
000352-00559...............  DuPont                 Ethametsulfuron.
                              Ethametsulfuron
                              Methyl Technical
                              Herbicide.
000499-00518...............  Prescription           Propoxur.
                              Treatment Brand 2%
                              Propoxur Bait.
009404-00087...............  Permethrin 0.25%       Permethrin.
                              Insecticide Granules.
009404-00088...............  Sunniland Chinch Bug   Permethrin.
                              & Mole Cricket Spray.
010163-00298...............  GWN-3772 Technical...  Tribenuron-methyl.
010466-00024...............  Ultrafresh 300 DD      Triclosan/
                              Nonionic.              Tributyltin oxide
                                                     (no inert use).
010466-00043...............  T-Bate...............  Tributyltin oxide
                                                     (no inert use).
010807-00146...............  Weed-A-Cide            Prometon.
                              Concentrate.
010807-00206...............  Misty Weed-A-Cide CF.  Prometon.
010807-00444...............  CB Fogger IV.........  Tetramethrin/
                                                     Esfenvalerate.
010807-00451...............  Bee, Wasp & Hornet     Phenothrin/
                              Jet Stream.            Tetramethrin.
028293-00293...............  Unicorn 30 Day Flea &  Permethrin.
                              Tick Treatment.
028293-00357...............  Unicorn 45%            Permethrin.
                              Permethrin Fly &
                              Tick Insecticide.
028293-00358...............  Unicorn 45%            Permethrin.
                              Permethrin Flee &
                              Tick Insecticide.
038167-00029...............  Mach 2 1.5G..........  Benzoic acid,4-
                                                     chloro-,2-benzoyl-2-
                                                     (1,1-dimethylethyl)
                                                     hydrazide.
061483-00058...............  Pentacon-7...........  Pentachlorophenol.
061483-00059...............  Pentacon-10..........  Pentachlorophenol.

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062719-00351...............  Dursban HF             Chlorpyrifos.
                              Insecticidal
                              Concentrate.
062719-00352...............  Dursban W              Chlorpyrifos.
                              Insecticidal
                              Chemical.
062719-00364...............  Dursban 20 MEC         Chlorpyrifos.
                              Microencapsulated
                              Insecticidal
                              Concentrate.
066222-00025...............  Pramitol 1.5% Liquid   Prometon.
                              Vegetation Killer.
066222-00044...............  Pramitol 1.8L........  Prometon.
066222-00045...............  Pramitol 2.2L........  Prometon.
066222-00052...............  Pramitol 1.8 RTU.....  Prometon.
066222-00118...............  Bumper 41.8 EC Calif.  Propiconazole.
066330-00037...............  Chloropicrin.........  Chloropicrin.
066330-00047...............  TM-442...............  Chloropicrin.
066330-00228...............  Malathion Technical..  Malathion (no inert
                                                     use).
066330-00248...............  Malathion 8EC........  Malathion (no inert
                                                     use).
066330-00325...............  Propiconazole 14.3%    Propiconazole.
                              T&O.
066330-00331...............  Bifenthrin 13% MUP...  Bifenthrin.
068451-00003...............  Deltamethrin           Deltamethrin.
                              Technical
                              Insecticide
                              (micronized).
068451-00004...............  Deltamethrin           Deltamethrin.
                              Technical
                              Insecticide.
073327-00011...............  Green Light Conquest   Permethrin.
                              Indoor & Outdoor
                              Pest Control.
073327-00012...............  Green Light Conquest   Permethrin.
                              Insecticide
                              Concentrate.
075829-00001...............  H2Pro Maintenance      Silver.
                              Treatment.
081880-00020...............  MON 12036 Herbicide..  Halosulfuron-methyl.
088058-00002...............  Chlorothalonil 720     Chlorothalonil.
                              Fungicide.
CA900030...................  Pest Strip...........  Amvac Small Insect
                                                     Strip.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Table 1 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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100.............................................  Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, 410 Swing Rd., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.
352.............................................  E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (S300/419), Manager, Registration & Regulatory Affairs, 1007 Market
                                                   St., Wilmington, DE 19898-0001.
499.............................................  Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc., Agent: BASF Corporation, 3568 Tree Court Industrial
                                                   Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122-6682.
9404............................................  Sunniland Corporation, P.O. Box 8001, Sanford, FL 32772-8001.
10163...........................................  Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 853668844.
10466...........................................  Thomas Research Associates, Shenstone Estates, 17804 Braemar Plaza, Leesburg, VA 20176-7046.
10807...........................................  Amreo, Inc., 990 Industrial Park Dr., Marietta, GA 30062.
28293...........................................  Phaeton Corporation, P.O. Box 1019, Salem, VA 24153.
38167...........................................  Helena Chemical Company, D/B/A Setre Chemical Company, 225 Schilling Blvd., Suite 300, Collierville,
                                                   TN 38017.
61483...........................................  KMG-Bernuth, Inc., 9555 W. Sam Houston Parkway South, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77099.
62719...........................................  Dow Agrosciences, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
66222...........................................  Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
66330...........................................  Arysta Lifescience North America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513.
 68451..........................................  Intervet, Inc., 556 Morris Avenue, S5-2145A, Summit, NJ 07901.
73327...........................................  Swiss Farms Products, 3993 Howard Hughs Parkway, Suite 250, Las Vegas, NV 89109-6754.
75829...........................................  Garrison Dental Solutions, 150 Dewitt Lane, Ispring Lake, MI 49456.
81880...........................................  Canyon Group, LLC, C/O Gowan Company, 370 S. Main St., Yuma, AZ 85364.
88058...........................................  Orion Ato, LLC, Agent: Source Dynamics, LLC, S122230 E. Del Norte, Yuma, AZ 85377-7355.
CA 900030.......................................  California Dept. of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N. Street Room 221, Sacramento, CA 95814.
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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 requested that EPA 
waive the 180-day comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 30-
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. Because the Agency has identified no significant 
potential risk concerns associated with these pesticide products, upon 
cancellation of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II., EPA 
anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks 
of these products (except for registration no. 066330-00037 and 066330-
00047) 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 1 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.

A. Registration No. 066330-00037

    The continued sale and distribution of existing stocks of this 
product will be allowed through December 1, 2012. Additionally, the use 
of existing stocks of this product will be allowed until those existing 
stocks are exhausted.

B. Registration No. 066330-00047

    The continued sale and distribution of existing stocks of this 
product will be allowed through December 1, 2012. Additionally, the use 
of existing stocks of this product will be allowed until those existing 
stocks are exhausted.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: November 21, 2012.
 Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-29384 Filed 12-4-12; 8:45 am]
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