[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51721-51724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20406]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017; FRL-9396-5]


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. 
This notice announces a request from Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC to 
voluntarily cancel the last two remaining tralkoxydim products 
registered for use in the United States. 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 their 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 canceled 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 September 20, 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:

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    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 29 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 Tables 1a 
and 1b of this unit.
    This notice also announces receipt by EPA of requests from the 
registrant Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC (Syngenta) to cancel the last 
two remaining tralkoxydim product registrations. Tralkoxydim is a 
systemic, postemergence herbicide registered for agricultural use to 
selectively control certain annual grass weeds in wheat, barley, and 
triticale. Tolerances are currently established for tralkoxydim 
residues in or on the raw agricultural commodities barley and wheat (40 
CFR 180.548). There are no residential uses currently registered for 
tralkoxydim. The registration review process for tralkoxydim began in 
September 2011, with the issuance of the Preliminary Work Plan for 
Registration Review in the docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0706 for a 60-day 
comment period. The Tralkoxydim Final Work Plan for Registration Review 
was completed in February 2012, and the registration review Data Call-
In was issued in February 2013. Syngenta is currently the only 
registrant of tralkoxydim products in the United States. In a letter to 
EPA, dated August 2, 2013, Syngenta requested voluntary cancellation of 
two tralkoxydim end-use products (EPA Registration Nos. 000100-01105 
and 000100-01106). These are the last two tralkoxydim products 
registered for use in the United States. EPA is not proposing any 
tolerance actions for tralkoxydim at this time. If any tolerance 
actions become necessary in the future, there will be an announcement 
in the Federal Register and there will be a public comment period on 
the proposed action.
    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 1a--Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation
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 Registration No.         Product name               Chemical name
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000100-01125.....  Impasse Termite System....  Lambda-cyhalothrin.
000100-01156.....  Impasse Premix GR.........  Lambda-cyhalothrin.
000100-01166.....  Impasse Termite Blocker...  Lambda-cyhalothrin.
000264-01048.....  EXP3 Seed Applied           Thiodicarb.
                    Nematicide/Insecticide.
000432-01237.....  BES Garden Dust 10%.......  Carbaryl.
000432-01238.....  AES Carbaryl Insecticide    Carbaryl.
                    Spray-RTU.
000432-01239.....  BES Garden Dust 5%........  Carbaryl.
000432-01244.....  AES Sevin Granules Ant,     Carbaryl.
                    Flea, Tick & Grub Killer
                    (1% Sevin).
001022-00563.....  Chapco KD.................  Potassium
                                                dimethyldithiocarbamate.
001022-00574.....  DCD-SDDC..................  Sodium
                                                dimethyldithiocarbamate.
001022-00577.....  Buffalo System II.........  Sodium
                                                dimethyldithiocarbamate.
009688-00296.....  Chemsico 0.51% Granular     Propiconazole.
                    Propiconazole.
010807-00448.....  Country Vet Flea & Tick     MGK 264, Pyrethrins (NO
                    Fogger with Growth          INERT USE),
                    Inhibitor.                  Pyriproxyfen,
                                                Permethrin.
010807-00454.....  Country Vet Fly             Stabilene, Pyrethrins (NO
                    Insecticide & Repellent     INERT USE), Piperonyl
                    for Horses.                 butoxide.
010807-00466.....  CB Country Vet 80.........  Piperonyl butoxide,
                                                Pyrethrins (NO INERT
                                                USE).
010807-00469.....  Country Vet Fogger with     Pyrethrins (NO INERT
                    Esfenvalerate.              USE), Piperonyl
                                                butoxide, Esfenvalerate,
                                                MGK 264.
011556-00121.....  Advantage TM 110..........  Imidacloprid.
040391-00010.....  Entech Fog-10.............  MGK 264, Piperonyl
                                                butoxide, Pyrethrins (NO
                                                INERT USE).
060061-00107.....  Woodtreat XL Sapstain       1-Decanaminium, N-decyl-
                    Control Chemical.           N,N-dimethyl-, chloride
                                                and Propiconazole.
060061-00114.....  Woodtreat P Sapstain        Propiconazole.
                    Control Chemical.
060061-00121.....  Woodtreat XP Sapstain       Propiconazole and
                    Control Product.            Carbamic acid, butyl-, 3-
                                                iodo-2-propynyl ester.
060061-00124.....  Valvtect Marine Premium     Morpholine, 4,4'-(2-ethyl-
                    Diesel With Bioguard        2-nitro-1,3-
                    Additive.                   propanediyl)bis-, 4-(2-
                                                Nitrobutyl)morpholine.
073049-00450.....  Dinotefuran Fly Bait......  Dinotefuron.
083558-00005.....  Paraquat Dichloride         Paraquat dichloride.
                    Technical.
MD-010001........  Sevin Brand XLR Plus        Carbaryl.
                    Carbaryl Insecticide.
PA-010002........  Sevin XLR Plus Carbaryl     Carbaryl.
                    Insecticide.
WI-110001........  Starcane Ultra Herbicide..  Fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl
                                                ester.
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      Table 1b--Tralkoxydim Registrations With Pending Requests for
                              Cancellation
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 Registration No.         Product name               Chemical name
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000100-01105.....  Achieve 40DG Herbicide....  Tralkoxydim.
000100-01106.....  Achieve 80DG Herbicide....  Tralkoxydim.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Table 1a and Table 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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100..........................  Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, 410 Swing
                                Road, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC
                                27419-8300.
264 MD010001, PA010002.......  Bayer Cropscience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander
                                Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle
                                Park, NC 27709.
432..........................  Bayer Environmental Science, A Division
                                of Bayer Cropscience LP, 2 T.W.
                                Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014,
                                Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
1022.........................  IBC Manufacturing Co., 416 E. Brooks
                                Road, Memphis, TN 38109.
9688.........................  Chemsico, A Division of United Industries
                                Corp., P.O. Box 142642, St. Louis, MO
                                63114-0642.
10807........................  Amrep, Inc, 990 Industrial Park Drive,
                                Marietta, GA 30062.
11556........................  Bayer Healthcare, LLC, P.O. Box 390,
                                Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-0390.
40391........................  Entech Systems Corporation, Agent:
                                Regguide, 509 Tower Valley Drive,
                                Hillsboro, MO 63050.
60061........................  Kop-Coat, Inc., 3020 William Pitt Way,
                                Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
73049........................  Valent Biosciences Corporation,
                                Environmental Science Division, 870
                                Technology Way, Libertyville, IL 60048-
                                6316.
83558........................  Celsius Property B.V., Amsterdam (NL),
                                Agent: Makhteshim Agan of North America,
                                Inc., 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100,
                                Raleigh, NC 27604.
WI-110001....................  Dow Agrosciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville
                                Road, Suite 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN
                                46268-1054.
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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 the pesticide products listed 
in Table 1a and Table 1b of Unit II. of this notice, the proposed 
existing stocks provisions for these products are as follows.

A. For All Products Identified in Table 1a in 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 Tralkoxydim Products Identified in Table 1b in Unit II.

    EPA anticipates allowing the registrant to continue to sell and 
distribute the existing stocks of these products until November 1, 
2014. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or 
distributing the pesticides identified in Table 1b of Unit II., except 
for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. 
Additionally, persons other than the registrant may sell, distribute, 
or use existing stocks of these products until existing stocks are 
exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use is consistent 
with the terms of the

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previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled 
products.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: August 14, 2013.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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