[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72881-72883]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28941]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014; FRL-9902-41]


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 section 6(f)(1) of 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 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 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 June 2, 2014.

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 requests 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.html.
    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.

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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 31 pesticide products registered under FIFRA 
section 3 or 24(c). These registrations are listed in sequence by 
registration number (or company number and FIFRA section 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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000004-00406...............  Eight Insect Control   Permethrin.
                              Garden & Home Insect
                              Control Ready-to-Use.
000241-00379...............  Raptor Herbicide.....  Imazamox.
000264-00940...............  Gustafson Vitavax-     Pentachloronitrobenz
                              PCNB Flowable          ene & Carboxin.
                              Fungicide.
000264-00943...............  RTU-Vitavax-Thiram     Thiram & Carboxin.
                              Seed Protectant
                              Fungicide.
000264-00948...............  Gustafson LSP          Thiabendazole.
                              Flowable Fungicide.
000264-00952...............  Kodiak HB Biological   Bacillus subtilis
                              Fungicide.             GB03.
000264-00953...............  Kodiak A-T Fungicide.  Pentachloronitrobenz
                                                     ene, Bacillus
                                                     subtilis GB03 &
                                                     Metalaxyl.
000264-00958...............  Tops MZ Potato Seed-   Mancozeb &
                              Piece Treatment        Thiophanate-methyl.
                              Fungicide.
000264-00974...............  Gustafson AG-          Streptomycin
                              Streptomycin.          sulfate.
000264-00984...............  Titan FL.............  Clothianidin,
                                                     Thiram, Metalaxyl &
                                                     Carboxin.
000264-01013...............  Ipconazole Metalaxyl   Metalaxyl &
                              MD (S).                Ipconazole.
000264-01014...............  Gustafson Allegiance   Metalaxyl.
                              Dry Seed Protectant
                              Fungicide.
000264-01015...............  Prevail Allegiance     Pentachloronitrobenz
                              Terraclor Vitavax      ene, Carboxin &
                              Fungicide.             Metalaxyl.
000264-01016...............  Stiletto Pak.........  Thiram, Carboxin &
                                                     Metalaxyl.
000264-01017...............  Imidacloprid Vitavax   Carboxin,
                              Metalaxyl Seed         Imidacloprid &
                              Treatment.             Metalaxyl.
000264-01018...............  Protector-L-           Thiram & Metalaxyl.
                              Allegiance.
000264-01019...............  Stiletto.............  Thiram, Carboxin &
                                                     Metalaxyl.
000264-01035...............  Prosper T200           Metalaxyl, Carboxin,
                              Insecticide and        Trifloxystrobin &
                              Fungicide Seed         Clothianidin.
                              Treatment.
000264-01079...............  Three-Way VAP........  Clothianidin,
                                                     Ipconazole &
                                                     Metalaxyl.
000264-01082...............  Proceed Plus.........  Metalaxyl,
                                                     Tebuconazole,
                                                     Prothioconazole &
                                                     Clothianidin.
000464-00667...............  Bioban CS-1246.......  Oxazolidine-E.
035935-00076...............  Prodiamine Technical.  Prodiamine.
053883-00029...............  Viper WP.............  Cypermethrin.
062719-00505...............  GF-120 NF Naturalyte   Spinosad.
                              Fruit Fly Bait.
067517-00047...............  Hard Hitter Wettable   Permethrin.
                              Powder.
069361-00033...............  Propicon 3.6 EC        Propiconazole.
                              Fungicide.
AZ-080015..................  Proclipse 65 WDG.....  Prodiamine.
CA-080022..................  Proclipse 65 WDG.....  Prodiamine.
CO-940006..................  Comite II............  Propargite.
MA-050002..................  Abound Flowable        Azoxystrobin.
                              Fungicide.
OR-090001..................  Sluggo Slug and Snail  Phosphoric acid,
                              Bait.                  iron(3+) salt
                                                     (1:1).
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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.

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         Table 2--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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                                                      Company name and
                  EPA Company No.                          address
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4.................................................  Bonide Products,
                                                     Inc., Agent:
                                                     Registrations By
                                                     Design Inc., P.O.
                                                     Box 1019, Salem, VA
                                                     24153-1019.
241...............................................  BASF Corporation, 26
                                                     Davis Drive, P.O.
                                                     Box 13528, Research
                                                     Triangle Park, NC
                                                     27709-3528.
264...............................................  Bayer CropScience
                                                     LP, 2 TW Alexander
                                                     Drive, P.O. Box
                                                     12014, Research
                                                     Triangle Park, NC
                                                     27709.
464...............................................  The Dow Chemical
                                                     Company, 1500 East
                                                     Lake Cook Road,
                                                     Buffalo Grove, IL
                                                     60089.
35935.............................................  Nufarm Limited,
                                                     Agent: Nufarm
                                                     Limited, 4020
                                                     Aerial Center Pkwy,
                                                     Suite 103,
                                                     Morrisville, NC
                                                     27560.
53883.............................................  Controls Solutions,
                                                     Inc., 5903 Genoa-
                                                     Red Bluff Road,
                                                     Pasadena, TX 77507-
                                                     1041.
62719.............................................  Dow AgroSciences,
                                                     9330 Zionsville
                                                     Road, Indianapolis,
                                                     IN 46268.
67517.............................................  Virbac Animal
                                                     Health, 3200
                                                     Meacham Boulevard,
                                                     Fort Worth, TX
                                                     76137.
69361.............................................  Repar Corp, Agent:
                                                     Madava Associates,
                                                     LLC, 1050
                                                     Connecticut Ave.
                                                     NW., Suite 1000,
                                                     Washington, DC
                                                     20036.
AZ-080015, CA-080022..............................  Nufarm Americas,
                                                     Inc., Agent: Nufarm
                                                     Americas, Inc.,
                                                     4020 Aerial Center
                                                     Pkwy, Suite 101,
                                                     Morrisville, NC
                                                     27560.
CO-940006.........................................  Chemtura
                                                     Corporation, 199
                                                     Benson Road,
                                                     Middlebury, CT
                                                     06749.
MA-050002.........................................  Syngenta Crop
                                                     Protection, LLC,
                                                     410 Swing Road,
                                                     P.O. Box 18300,
                                                     Greensboro, NC
                                                     27419-8300.
OR-090001.........................................  W. Neudorff GMBH KG,
                                                     1008 Riva Ridge
                                                     Drive, Great Falls,
                                                     VA 22066.
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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: November 21, 2013.
Michael Goodis,
 Acting Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-28941 Filed 12-3-13; 8:45 am]
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