[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 250 (Monday, December 30, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 79359-79362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31258]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0023; FRL-9903-69]


Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of 
Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several 
initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown 
in the body of this document, 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.
     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: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD) (7511P), telephone number: (703) 
305-7090, email address: BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov; or Lois Rossi, 
Registration Division (RD) (7505P), telephone number: (703) 305-7090, 
email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov; Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. As part of the mailing address, include the 
contact person's name, division, and mail code.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
The following list of North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. 
Potentially affected entities may include:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this 
action to a particular entity, consult the division listed at the end 
of the pesticide petition summary of interest.

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.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help

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address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks 
information on any groups or segments of the population who, as a 
result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may 
have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human health 
impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
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. The Agency is taking public comment on 
the requests before responding to the petitioners. EPA is not proposing 
any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the 
pesticide petitions described in this document contain the data or 
information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not 
fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or 
whether the data support granting of the pesticide petitions. After 
considering the public comments, EPA intends to evaluate whether and 
what action may be warranted. Additional data may be needed before EPA 
can make a final determination on these pesticide petitions.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), (21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3)), 
EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on various 
food commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained 
through the petition summary referenced in this unit.

New Tolerance

    1. PP 3E8201. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0729). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W., 
Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 
180 for residues of the desiccant, defoliant, and herbicide paraquat 
dichloride, (1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium-ion) derived from 
application of the dichloride salt (calculated as the cation) in or on 
tuberous and corm vegetables subgroup (Crop subgroup 1C) at 0.5 parts 
per million (ppm). An analytical method (spectrometric method) has been 
accepted and published in the Pesticide Analytical Manual (PAM Vol. II) 
for the enforcement of tolerances in plant commodities. (RD)
    2. PP 3E8202. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0712). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W., 
Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 
180 for the residues of the herbicide sulfentrazone, (N-[2,4-dichloro-
5-[4-(difluoromethyl)-4,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-
yl]phenyl]methanesulfonamide) and its metabolite HMS (N-(2,4-dichloro-
5-(4-(difluoromethyl)-4,5-dihydro-3-hydroxymethyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-
triazol-1-yl)phenyl)methanesulfonamide, calculated as the 
stoichiometric equivalent of sulfentrazone, in or on apple at 0.15 ppm. 
There is a practical analytical method for detecting and measuring 
levels of sulfentrazone and its metabolites in or on food with a limit 
of quantitation that allows monitoring of food with residues at or 
above the levels set or proposed in the tolerances. The analytical 
enforcement method for sulfentrazone was used with minor modification 
that eliminated several clean-up and derivatization steps that was 
required for gas chromatography/mass spectrometry detection (GC/MSD), 
but not for liquid chromatograph/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). 
The analytical method for sulfentrazone involves separate analyses for 
parent and its metabolites. The parent is analyzed by evaporation and 
reconstitution of the sample prior to analysis by LC/MS/MS GC/ECD. The 
metabolites samples were refluxed in the presence of acid and cleaned 
up with solid phase extraction prior to analysis by LC/MS/MS. (RD)
    3. PP 3E8203. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0730). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W., 
Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 
180 for the combined residues of the insecticide spinetoram, expressed 
as a combination of XDE-175-J: 1-H-as-indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-
7,15-dione, 2-[(6-deoxy-3-O-ethyl-2,4-di-O-methyl-a-L-
mannopyranosyl)oxy]-13-[[(2R,5S,6R)-5-(dimethylamino)tetrahydro-6-
methyl-2H-pyran-2-yl] oxy]-9-ethyl-
2,3,3a,4,5,5a,5b,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,16a,16b-hexadecahydro 14-methyl- 
(2R,3aR,5aR,5bS,9S,13S, 14R,16aS,16bR); XDE-175-L: 1H-as-indaceno[3,2-
d]oxacyclododecin-7,15-dione, 2-[(6-deoxy-3-O-ethyl-2,4-di-O-methyl-a-
L-mannopyranosyl)oxy]-13-[[(2R,5S,6R)-5-(dimethylamino)tetrahydro-6-
methyl-2H-pyran-2-yl]oxy]-9-ethyl-2,3,3a,5a,5b,6,9,10,11, 
12,13,14,16a,16b-tetradecahydro-4,14-dimethyl- 
(2S,3aR,5aS,5bS,9S,13S,14R,16aS, 16bS); ND-J: 
(2R,3aR,5aR,5bS,9S,13S,14R,16aS,16bR)-9-ethyl-14-methyl-13-
[[(2S,5S,6R)-6-methyl-5-(methylamino)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl]oxy]-
7,15-dioxo-2,3,3a,4,5,5a,5b,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16a,16b-
octadecahydro-1H-as-indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-2-yl 6-deoxy-3-O-
ethyl-2,4-di-O-methyl-alpha-L-mannopyranoside; and NF-J: (2R,3S,6S)-6-
([(2R,3aR,5aR,5bS,9S,13S,14R,16aS,16bR)-2-[(6-deoxy-3-O-ethyl-2,4-di-O-
methyl-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl) oxy]-9-ethyl-14-methyl-7,15-dioxo-
2,3,3a,4,5,5a,5b,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16a,16b-octadecahydro-1H-as-
indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-13-yl]oxy)-2-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-
3-yl(methyl)formamide in or on the following raw agricultural 
commodities: Coffee, green bean at 0.2 ppm; coffee, instant at 0.4 ppm; 
coffee, roasted bean at 0.4 ppm; cottonseed subgroup 20C at 0.04 ppm; 
caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 0.7 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-07B, except 
lingonberry at 0.25 ppm; fruit, small, vine climbing, except fuzzy 
kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F at 0.5 ppm; berry, low growing, subgroup 13-
07G, except blueberry, lowbush, and cranberry at 1.0 ppm; fruit, pome 
group 11-10 at 0.2 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 at 0.4 ppm; 
fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 0.3 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12-12 at 0.2 
ppm; onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A at 0.1 ppm; onion, green, subgroup 3-
07B at 2.0 ppm; and nuts, tree, group 14-12 at 0.1 ppm. Per the Federal 
Register of October 10, 2007 (72 FR 57492) (FRL-8149-9) supported by 
Data Package (DP)  325387, August 9, 2008, EPA has determined 
adequate analytical methods are available for enforcement purposes for 
spinetoram in plant and animal matrices. For more details on the 
analytical methods and for specific GRMs, see EPA Memorandum--
``Subject: Spinosad and Spinetoram; Human-Health Assessment Scoping 
Document in Support of Registration Review'' dated August 9, 2011 
(Decision  446932). EPA conservatively concluded that for 
water, residues should be estimated using the total spinetoram residue 
method (EPA, DP  331741, September 20, 2007). (RD)
    4. PP 3E8204. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0727). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East,

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Suite 201 W., Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish tolerances in 
40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide spinosad, a 
fermentation product of Saccharopolyspora spinosa, consisting of two 
related active ingredients: Spinosyn A (Factor A: CAS Registry No. 
131929-60-7) or 2-[(6-deoxy-2,3,4-tri-O-methyl-[alpha]-L-manno-
pyranosyl)oxy]-13-[[5-(dimethylamino)-tetrahydro-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2-
yl]oxy]-9-ethyl-2,3,3a,5a,5b,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,16a,16b-tetradecahydro-
14-methyl-1H-as-Indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-7,15-dione; and Spinosyn 
D (Factor D; CAS Registry No. 131929-63-0) or 2-[(6-deoxy-2,3,4-tri-O-
methyl-[alpha]-L-manno-pyranosyl)oxy]-13-[[5-(dimethyl-amino)-
tetrahydro-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2-yl]oxy]-9-ethyl-
2,3,3a,5a,5b,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,16a,16b-tetradecahydro-4,14-methyl-1H-
as-Indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-7,15-dione, in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities: Coffee, green bean at 0.2 ppm; coffee, 
instant at 0.4 ppm; coffee, roasted bean at 0.4 ppm; cottonseed 
subgroup 20C at 0.02 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 0.7 ppm; 
bushberry subgroup 13-07B, except lingonberry at 0.25 ppm; fruit, 
small, vine climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit subgroup 13-07F at 0.5 
ppm; berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G, except blueberry, lowbush, 
and cranberry at 1.0 ppm; fruit, pome group 11-10 at 0.2 ppm; 
vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 at 0.4 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10-10 
at 0.3 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12-12 at 0.2 ppm; onion, bulb, subgroup 
3-07A at 0.1 ppm; onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 2.0 ppm; and nuts, 
tree, group 14-12 at 0.1 ppm. EPA has determined adequate analytical 
methods are available for enforcement purposes for spinosad in plant 
and animal matrices. For more details on the analytical methods and for 
specific GRMs, see EPA Memorandum--``Subject: Spinosad and Spinetoram; 
Human-Health Assessment Scoping Document in Support of Registration 
Review,'' dated August 9, 2011 (Decision  446932). EPA 
conservatively concluded that for water, residues should be estimated 
using the total spinosad residue method (EPA, Decision  
316077, August 2, 2006). (RD)
    5. PP 2F8053 (Revised) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0008). BASF Corporation, 26 
Davis Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528 
submitted revisions to their initial pesticide petition 2F8139 to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide 
saflufenacil, its metabolites, and degradates, in or on various 
commodities. Based on EPA's evaluation of the data supporting the 
original petition, BASF Corporation revised the petition by proposing 
tolerances for fish-freshwater finfish and fish-shellfish, crustacean; 
at 0.01 parts per million (ppm). Compliance with the tolerance levels 
is to be determined by measuring only saflufenacil, 2-chloro-5-[3,6-
dihydro-3-methyl-2,6-dioxo-4- (trifluoromethyl)-1(2H)-pyrimidinyl]-4-
fluoro-N-[[methyl(1-methylethyl)amino]sulfonyl]benzamide, in or on the 
commodities. Adequate enforcement methodology (LC-MS/MS) methods D0603/
02 (plants) and L0073/01 (livestock)) is available to enforce the 
tolerance expression. (RD)
    6. PP 3F8173. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0445). ISK Biosciences Corporation, 
7470 Auburn Road, Suite A, Concord, OH 44077, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide 
flazasulfuron, 1-(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)-3-(3-trifluoromethyl-2-
pyridylsulfonyl) urea, in or on tree nuts (Crop group 14-12) at 0.01 
ppm. A practical analytical method for flazasulfuron using LC-MS/MS is 
available for enforcement purposes. (RD)

Amended Tolerance

    1. PP 3E8201. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0729). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W., 
Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to remove the existing tolerance in 40 
CFR 180.205(a) for residues of the desiccant, defoliant, and herbicide 
paraquat dichloride, (1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium-ion) derived from 
application of the dichloride salt (calculated as the cation), in or on 
potato at 0.5 ppm, upon establishment of the proposed tolerance for the 
tuberous and corm vegetables subgroup (Crop subgroup 1C) at 0.5 ppm in 
paragraph 1. under ``New Tolerance.'' (RD)
    2. PP 3E8203. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0730). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W., 
Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes based upon the establishment of 
tolerances in paragraph 3. under ``New Tolerance'' to remove 
established tolerances at 40 CFR 180.635 for the combined residues of 
the insecticide spinetoram, expressed as a combination of XDE-175-J: 1-
H-as-indaceno[3,2-d] oxacyclododecin-7,15-dione, 2-[(6-deoxy-3-O-ethyl-
2,4-di-O-methyl-a-L-manno pyranosyl)oxy]-13-[[(2R,5S,6R)-5-
(dimethylamino)tetrahydro-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2-yl]oxy]-9-ethyl-
2,3,3a,4,5,5a,5b,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,16a,16b-hexadecahydro 14-methyl-
,(2R,3aR,5aR,5bS,9S,13S,14R,16aS,16bR); XDE-175-L: 1H-as-indaceno[3,2-
d] oxacyclododecin-7,15-dione, 2-[(6-deoxy-3-O-ethyl-2,4-di-O-methyl-a-
L-manno pyranosyl)oxy]-13-[[(2R,5S,6R)-5-(dimethylamino)tetrahydro-6-
methyl-2H-pyran-2-yl]oxy]-9-ethyl-
2,3,3a,5a,5b,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,16a,16b-tetradecahydro-4,14-dimethyl-, 
(2S,3aR,5aS,5bS,9S,13S,14R,16aS,16bS); ND-
J:(2R,3aR,5aR,5bS,9S,13S,14R,16aS, 16bR)-9-ethyl-14-methyl-13-
[[(2S,5S,6R)-6-methyl-5-(methylamino)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl]oxy]-
7,15-dioxo-2,3,3a,4,5,5a,5b,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16a,16b-
octadecahydro-1H-as-indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-2-yl 6-deoxy-3-O-
ethyl-2,4-di-O-methyl-alpha-L-mannopyranoside; and NF-J: (2R,3S,6S)-6-
([(2R,3aR,5aR,5bS,9S,13S, 4R,16aS,16bR)-2-[(6-deoxy-3-O-ethyl-2,4-di-O-
methyl-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl) oxy]-9-ethyl-14-methyl-7,15-dioxo-
2,3,3a,4,5,5a,5b,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16a,16b-octadecahydro-1H-as-
indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-13-yl]oxy)-2-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-
3-yl(methyl)formamide, in or on the following raw agricultural 
commodities: Bushberry subgroup 13B at 0.25 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13A 
at 0.70 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 0.30 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 
at 0.20 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 at 0.20 ppm; grape at 0.50 ppm; 
juneberry at 0.25 ppm; lingonberry at 0.25 ppm; nut tree, group 14 at 
0.10 ppm; okra at 0.40 ppm; onion, green at 2.0 ppm; pistachio at 0.10 
ppm; salal at 0.25 ppm; strawberry at 1.0 ppm; vegetable, bulb, group 
3, except green onion at 0.10 ppm; vegetable, fruiting group 8 at 0.4 
ppm; and cotton, undelinted seed at 0.04 ppm. (RD)
    3. PP 3E8204. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0727). Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W., 
Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes based upon the establishment of 
tolerances in paragraph 4. under ``New Tolerance'' to remove 
established tolerances at 40 CFR 180.495 for residues of the 
insecticide spinosad, a fermentation product of Saccharopolyspora 
spinosa, consisting of two related active ingredients: Spinosyn A 
(Factor A: CAS Registry No. 131929-60-7) or 2-[(6-deoxy-2,3,4-tri-O-
methyl-[alpha]-L-manno-pyranosyl)oxy]-13-[[5-(dimethylamino)-
tetrahydro-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2-yl]oxy]-9-ethyl-
2,3,3a,5a,5b,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,16a,16b-tetradecahydro-14-methyl-1H-as-
Indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-7,15-dione; and Spinosyn D (Factor D; 
CAS Registry No. 131929-63-0) or 2-[(6-deoxy-2,3,4-tri-O-methyl-
[alpha]- L-manno-pyranosyl)oxy]-13-[[5-(dimethyl-amino)-tetrahydro-6-
methyl-2H-pyran-2-yl]oxy]-9-ethyl-

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2,3,3a,5a,5b,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,16a,16b-tetradecahydro-4,14-methyl-1H-
as-Indaceno[3,2-d]oxacyclododecin-7,15-dione, in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities: Bushberry subgroup 13B at 0.25 ppm; caneberry 
subgroup 13A at 0.70 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 0.30 ppm; fruit, 
pome, group 11 at 0.20 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 at 0.20 ppm; grape 
at 0.50 ppm; juneberry at 0.25 ppm; lingonberry at 0.25 ppm; nut tree, 
group 14 at 0.10 ppm; okra at 0.40 ppm; onion, green at 2.0 ppm; 
pistachio at 0.10 ppm; salal at 0.25 ppm; strawberry at 1.0 ppm; 
vegetable, bulb, group 3, except green onion at 0.10 ppm; vegetable, 
fruiting group 8 at 0.4 ppm; and cotton, undelinted seed at 0.02 ppm. 
(RD)

New Tolerance Exemption

    1. PP 3F8176. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0717). Anatis Bioprotection, Inc., 
278, rang Saint-Andr[eacute], St-Jacques-le-Mineur, Quebec JOJ 1Z0, 
Canada (represented by Technology Sciences Group, Inc., 712 Fifth St., 
Suite A, Davis CA 95616), requests to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial insecticide, 
Beauveria bassiana strain ANT-03, in or on all food commodities. The 
petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because their 
expectation is that, when used as proposed, Beauveria bassiana strain 
ANT-03 would not result in residues that are of toxicological concern. 
(BPPD)
    2. PP IN-10604. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0700). Gowan Company, LLC, P.O. 
Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366 requests to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of ammonium acetate (CAS 
Registry No. 631-61-8), under 40 CFR 180.920, when used at not more 
than 15% of a pesticide formulation, as a preharvest inert ingredient 
in or on raw agricultural commodities. The petitioner believes no 
analytical method is needed because it is not required for the 
establishment of a tolerance exemption for inert ingredients. Based on 
the physical chemical characteristics of ammonium acetate, there is 
little likelihood of foliar residues remaining on treated crops. 
Ammonium acetate is highly soluble in water and undergoes rapid 
environmental degradation in soil and water, breaking down into acetate 
and ammonium. Acetate/acetic acid as such would not be expected to 
remain on foliage and or bioaccumulate or persist in humans. Therefore, 
analytical methods to assess residues of ammonium acetate are not 
required. (RD)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, 
Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Dated: December 20, 2013.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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