[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 36 (Friday, February 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12313-12315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04031]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014; FRL-9378-7]


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 August 21, 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:

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

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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 25 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 an order 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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000241-00391.......................  Pendulum 3.3 Herbicide.....  Pendimethalin.
000241-00403.......................  Pendimethalin Manufacturing  Pendimethalin.
                                      Concentrate Herbicide.
000264-00807.......................  Calypso 70WG Insecticide...  Thiacloprid.
000655-00802.......................  Prentox Larva-Lur Contains   Propoxur.
                                      Propoxur.
009688-00198.......................  Chemsico Herbicide           Prometon, Diquat dibromide.
                                      Concentrate DP.
009688-00218.......................  Chemsico Herbicide RTU DP..  Prometon, Diquat dibromide.
053883-00135.......................  Esfenvalerate AG...........  Esfenvalerate.
061483-00011.......................  P1/P13 Creosote Oil........  Creosote oil (Note: Derived from any source).
061483-00012.......................  P2 Creosote Coal Tar         Coal Tar Creosote (Note: Derived from any
                                      Solution.                    source).
074062-00002.......................  Winpeace\TM\ SF-1..........  10,10'-Oxybisphenoxarsine.
CA-060004..........................  Gramoxone Inteon...........  Paraquat dichloride.
CA-870038..........................  Griffin Direx 4L Herbicide.  Diuron.
CO-110002..........................  Rozol Prairie Dog Bait.....  Chlorophacinone.
ID-980007..........................  Agri-Mek 0.15 EC Miticide/   Abamectin.
                                      Insecticide.
IL-050001..........................  Callisto...................  Mesotrione.
LA-090006..........................  Confirm 2F.................  Tebufenozide.
OR-030037..........................  Rubigan E.C................  Fenarimol.
OR-040013..........................  Agri-Mek 0.15 EC Miticide/   Abamectin.
                                      Insecticide.
OR-060006..........................  Prowl H2O Herbicide........  Pendimethalin.
OR-060007..........................  Prowl H2O Herbicide........  Pendimethalin.
TX-060017..........................  Gramoxone Inteon...........  Paraquat dichloride.
VA-060002..........................  Gramoxone Inteon...........  Paraquat dichloride.
WA-030007..........................  Palisade EC................  Trinexapac-ethyl.
WA-070010..........................  Pear Wrap Treated with       Ethoxyquin.
                                      Ethoxyquin.
WA-080006..........................  Provide 10SG...............  Gibberellin A4 mixt. with Gibberellin A7.
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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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241 (OR-060006, OR-060007)........  BASF Corporation, 26 Davis Dr., P.O.
                                     Box 13528, Research Triangle Park,
                                     NC 27709-3528.

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264...............................  Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W.
                                     Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014,
                                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
655...............................  Prentiss LLC, Agent: Pyxis
                                     Regulatory Consulting, Inc., 4110
                                     136th St. NW., Gig Harbor, WA
                                     98332.
9688..............................  Chemsico, P.O. Box 142642, St.
                                     Louis, MO 63114-0642.
53883.............................  Control Solutions, Inc., 5903 Genoa-
                                     Red Bluff Rd., Pasadena, TX 77057-
                                     1041.
61483.............................  KMG-Bernuth, Inc., 9555 W. Sam
                                     Houston Pkwy., Suite 600, Houston,
                                     TX 77099.
74062.............................  Winpeace International. LTD., 3414
                                     Bishop St., Cincinnati, OH 45220-
                                     1831.
CA060004; ID980007; IL050001;       Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, 410
 OR040013; TX060017; VA060002.       Swin Rd., P.O. Box 18300,
                                     Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.
CA870038..........................  Easter Lily Research Foundation,
                                     P.O. Box 907, Brookings, OR 97415.
CO110002..........................  Liphatech, Inc., 3600 W. Elm St.,
                                     Milwaukee, WI 53209.
LA-090006.........................  Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330
                                     Zionsville Rd., 308/2E,
                                     Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
OR-030037.........................  Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma,
                                     AZ 85366-8844.
WA-070010.........................  Wrap Pack Inc., Agent: Technology
                                     Sciences Group, Inc., 1150 18th St.
                                     NW., Suite 100, Washington, D.C.
                                     20036.
WA-080006.........................  Valent BioSciences Corporation,
                                     Environmental Science Division, 870
                                     Technology Way, Libertyville, IL
                                     60048-6316.
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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. 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 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.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: February 13, 2013.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-04031 Filed 2-21-13; 8:45 am]
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