[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 61 (Monday, March 31, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17971-17972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05693]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0023; FRL-9907-04]


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petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioners or 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.

DATES: The pesticide petitions in this document are withdrawn as of 
March 31, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Rossi, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. 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.

III. 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 2E8043 (N-heptane). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of August 22, 2012 (77 FR 50661) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0491), which 
announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 2E8043 by Suterra 
LLC., 20950 NE., Talus Place, Bend, OR 97701. The petition requested to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues 
of n-heptane (CAS No. 142-82-5) under 40 CFR 180.920 in or on raw 
agricultural commodities, when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in 
aerosol, pheromone mating disruption products only, and only in 
concentrations less than 40% of the total formulation, and applied to 
growing crops only. Upon review, EPA determined that this request is 
appropriate as a non-food use petition, which does not require such 
notice. Therefore, on October 15, 2012, the EPA administratively 
withdrew this petition.
    2. PP 1E7951 (EPTC). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of 
April 4, 2012 (77 FR 20336) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1011), which announced the 
filing of pesticide petition (PP 1E7951) by Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4). The petition proposed to establish a tolerance 
in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide S-ethyl 
dipropylthiocarbamate (EPTC), including its metabolites and degradates, 
in or on fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 0.1 ppm; sunflower subgroup 20B 
at 0.08 ppm; and watermelon at 0.08 ppm. On March 6, 2013, IR-4 
notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.
    3. PP 1E7879 (Methanone, 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone). EPA 
issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 26, 2011 (76 FR 
53372) (FRL-8884-9) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0587), which announced the filing 
of pesticide petition (PP 1E7879) by Loveland Products, Inc. The 
petition proposed to establish an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for residues of methanone, 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone, 
in 40 CFR part 180.920, when used as a pesticide inert ingredient as a 
UV-stabilizer at no more than 25% in pesticide formulations (pre-
harvest uses), and requested to

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establish exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance in or on all 
raw agricultural commodities. On January 21, 2014, Loveland Products, 
Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.
    4. PP 3E8170 (Chlorantraniliprole). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of July 19, 2013 (78 FR 43115) (FRL-9392-9) (EPA-HQ-
OPP-2013-0235), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 
3E8170) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4). The petition 
proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.628 for residues 
of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole in or on fruit, stone, group 12-
12, except cherry, chickasaw plum, and damson plum at 4.0 ppm; nut, 
tree, group 14-12 at 0.04 ppm; papaya at 4.0 ppm; passionfruit at 4.0 
ppm; and onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 3.0 ppm. On January 28, 2014, 
IR-4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing the proposed tolerance in or 
on nut, tree, group 14-12 from this petition.
    5. PP 9E7621 (Alkyl Polyglucoside Esters (AGEs)). EPA issued a 
notice in the Federal Register of March 24, 2010 (75 FR 14154) (EPA-HQ-
OPP-2010-0138), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 
9E7621) by Lamberti USA, Inc., 161 Washington St., Conshohocken, PA 
19428. The petition requested to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of alkyl polyglucoside esters 
(AGEs) group, formed by D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, 6-(dihydrogen 2-
hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate), 1-(C8-C20 linear and branched 
alkyl) ethers, sodium salts (CAS No. 1079993-97-7); D-Glucopyranose, 
oligomeric, 6-(hydrogen sulfobutanedioate), 1-(C8-C20 linear and 
branched alkyl) ethers, sodium salts (CAS No. 1079993-92-2); D-
Glucopyranose, oligomeric, Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, 1-(C8-C20 linear 
and branched alkyl) ethers (CAS No. 1079993-94-4); under 40 CFR 180.910 
and 40 CFR 180.920 in or on raw agricultural commodities, when used as 
a pesticide inert in final pesticide formulations. On February 11, 
2014, Lamberti USA, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this 
petition.
    6. PP 2E8093 (sodium metabisulfite). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of June 5, 2013 (78 FR 33785) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0175), 
which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 2E8093) by 
Winfield Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 64589, St. Paul, MN 55164. The 
petition requested to establish an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for residues of sodium metabisulfite (CAS No. 7681-57-4) 
under 40 CFR 180.920 in or on raw agricultural commodities, when used 
as a pesticide inert ingredient (preservative) at concentrations less 
than 0.5% of the total formulation and applied to growing crops only. 
On February 14, 2014, Winfield Solutions notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing this petition.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: March 6, 2014.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-05693 Filed 3-28-14; 8:45 am]
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