[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 6274-6275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02009]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0001; FRL-9376-3]


Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide 
Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal of pesticide petitions.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the withdrawal of pesticide petitions 
requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for 
residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. The 
petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioners or 
administratively by the Agency.

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 
Registration Division (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?

    Although this action only applies to the petitioners in question, 
it is directed to the public in general. Since various individuals or 
entities may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe 
all the specific entities that may be interested in this action. If you 
have any questions regarding this action, please consult the person 
listed at the end of the withdrawal summary for the pesticide petition 
of interest.

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-2012-0001, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the OPP Docket in the Environmental 
Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), located in EPA West, 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. What action is the agency taking?

    EPA is announcing the withdrawal of pesticide petitions received 
under 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.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
covered by this document, prepared by the petitioner, was included in a 
docket EPA created for each rulemaking. The docket for each of the 
petitions is available online at http://www.regulations.gov.

Withdrawals by Petitioners

    1. PP 0E7754 (Gentamicin). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of July 6, 2011 (76 FR 39358) (FRL-8875-6) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-
0820), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 0E7754) 
by Quimica Agronomica de Mexico, S. de R.L. MI., Calle 18 N[deg] 20501, 
Colonia Impulso, C.P. 31183, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico c/o Gowan 
Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366. The petition proposed to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.642 for residues of the fungicide 
gentamicin, in or on cucurbits (crop group 9) at 0.05 parts per million 
(ppm) and fruiting vegetables (crop group 8) at 0.05 ppm. On June 18, 
2012, Gowan Company (U.S. agent on behalf of Quimica Agronomica de 
Mexico) notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: 
Shaunta Hill, (703) 347-8961, email address: hill.shaunta@epa.gov.
    2. PP 0E7755 (Oxytetracycline). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of September 23, 2010 (75 FR 57942) (FRL-8845-4) (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2010-0740), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 
0E7755) by Quimica Agronomica de Mexico, S. de R.L. MI., Calle 18 N 
20501, Colonia Impulso, C.P. 31183, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico. The 
petition proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.337 for 
residues of the fungicide oxytetracycline, in or on cucurbits, crop 
group 9; and fruiting vegetables, crop group 8 at 0.03 ppm. On June 18, 
2012, Gowan Company (U.S. agent on behalf of Quimica Agronomica de 
Mexico) notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: 
Heather Garvie, (703) 308-0034, email address: garvie.heather@epa.gov.
    3. PP 1F7887 (Phosphine). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of October 5, 2011 (76 FR 61649) (FRL-8890-5) (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2011-0741), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 
1F7887) by Cytec Industries, Inc., 5 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland 
Park, NJ 07424. The petition proposed to establish tolerances in 40 CFR 
180.225 for residues of phosphine, in or on asparagus; cherimoya; 
dates, fresh; figs, fresh; globe artichokes; pawpaws; pineapple, water 
chestnuts and watercress, and for all fresh fruit and vegetable crop 
groups (including berry and small fruit; citrus fruit; pome fruit; 
stone fruit; herbs and spices; Brassica leafy vegetables; leafy 
vegetables; bulb vegetables; cucurbits; fruiting vegetables except 
cucurbits; legume vegetables, except soybeans; foliage of legume 
vegetables; root and tuber group; and root and tuber leaves group) at 
0.01 ppm. On April 5, 2012, Cytec Industries notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing the petition. Contact: Gene Benbow, 703-347-0235, email 
address: benbow.gene@epa.gov.
    4. PP 4F4281 (Iprodione). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of August 2, 2006 (71 FR 43760) (FRL-8082-8) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-
0637), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 4F4281) by 
Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709. The 
petition proposed to establish a tolerance for iprodione, [3-(3,5-
dichlorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl)-2,4- dioxo-1-
imidazolidinecarboxamide, its isomer 3-(1-methylethyl)-N-(3,5- 
dichlorophenyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboxamide, and its 
metabolite 3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboxamide 
in or on the food commodity rapeseed (canola) at 1.0 ppm. On March 7, 
2012, Bayer Crop Science, notified EPA that it was

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withdrawing its petition. Contact: Tamue L. Gibson, (703) 305-9096, 
email address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov.
    5. PP 9F7565 (Iprodione). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of September 4, 2009 (74 FR 45848) (FRL-8434-4) (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0550), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 
9F7565) by Devgen US, Inc., 413 McFarlan Road, Suite B, Kennett Square, 
PA 19348, which proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.399 for 
residues of iprodione, in or on cucurbit crop group at 0.3 ppm; and 
fruiting vegetables, except cucurbits at 2.0 ppm. On June 22, 2012, 
Devgen US, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing its petition. 
Contact: Tamue L. Gibson, (703) 305-9096, email address: 
gibson.tamue@epa.gov.
    6. PP 2E7993 (Ethephon). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of May 23, 2012 (77 FR 30481) (FRL-9347-8) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-
0241), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 2E7993) by 
Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to increase a 
tolerance in 40 CFR 180.300 for residues of the plant regulator 
ethephon in or on tomato from 2.0 ppm to 3.5 ppm. On January 3, 2013, 
IR-4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: 
Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, email address: ertman.andrew@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: January 23, 2013.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-02009 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]
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