[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 151 (Wednesday, August 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45802-45803]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18361]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0049; FRL-9913-53]


Product Cancellation Order for Certain Rodenticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, 
voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of 
certain rodenticide products containing the pesticide active 
ingredients brodifacoum, difethialone and warfarin, pursuant to section 
6(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA). These cancellations are effective January 1, 2015. This 
cancellation order follows a June 18, 2014, Federal Register Notice of 
Receipt of a Request from the registrant to voluntarily cancel these 
product registrations. These are not the last products containing these 
pesticide active ingredients registered for use in the United States. 
In the June 18, 2014, Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an 
order cancelling these products unless the Agency received substantive 
comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further 
review of these requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on 
the notice. Further, the registrant has not withdrawn its request. 
Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order 
granting the requested cancellations effective January 1, 2015. Any 
distribution, sale, or use of products cancelled by this order is 
permitted only in accordance with the provisions of this order 
concerning existing stocks of the cancelled products.

DATES: The cancellations are effective January 1, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rusty Wasem, Pesticide Re-Evaluation 
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6979; email address: 
wasem.russell@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. Since others also may be interested, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
affected by this action.

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-2013-0049, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., 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.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    This notice announces the cancellation, as requested by the 
registrant, of products registered under FIFRA section 3. These 
registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Tables 
1, 2, and 3 of this unit.

                 Table 1--Warfarin Product Cancellations
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           EPA Registration No.                     Product name
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3282-3....................................  d-CON Concentrate Kills Rats
                                             & Mice.
3282-4....................................  d-CON Ready Mixed Kills Rats
                                             & Mice.
3282-9....................................  d-CON Mouse Prufe Kills
                                             Mice.
3282-15...................................  d-CON Pellets Kills Rats &
                                             Mice.
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               Table 2--Brodifacoum Product Cancellations
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           EPA Registration No.                     Product name
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3282-65...................................  d-CON Mouse Prufe II.
3282-66...................................  d-CON Pellets Generation II.
3282-74...................................  d-CON Bait Pellets II.
3282-81...................................  d-CON Ready Mixed Generation
                                             II.
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               Table 3--Difethialone Product Cancellations
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           EPA Registration No.                     Product name
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3282-85...................................  d-CON Mouse-Prufe III.
3282-86...................................  d-CON Bait Pellets III.
3282-87...................................  d-CON Ready Mix Baitbits
                                             III.
3282-88...................................  d-CON Bait Packs III.
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    Table 4 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the products in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of this unit.

                Table 4--Registrant of Cancelled Products
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              EPA Company No.                 Company name and address
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3282......................................  Reckitt Benckiser, LLC, 399
                                             Interpace Parkway,
                                             Parsippany, New Jersey
                                             07054.
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III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 
Comments

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the June 18, 2014, Federal Register notice announcing 
the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellations of 
products listed in Tables 1, 2 and 3.

IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellations of the brodifacoum, difethialone, and warfarin 
registrations identified in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Unit II. Accordingly, 
the Agency orders that the product registrations identified in Tables 
1, 2, and 3 of Unit II. are cancelled effective January 1, 2015. Any 
distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products 
identified in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent 
with any of the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth 
in Unit VI. is a violation of FIFRA.

V. 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 cancelled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further 
provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice 
of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, 
following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such 
a request.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of cancelled pesticide products 
that are in the United States and that were appropriately packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of 
cancellation of the underlying registration. This cancellation order 
includes the following provisions regarding existing stocks of the 
registrations identified in Tables 1, 2, and 3:
    1. Reckitt Benckiser is permitted to sell and distribute existing 
stocks to its existing customers until March 31, 2015. During this time 
period, Reckitt Benckiser is also permitted to ship product for the 
purpose of returning material back to Reckitt Benckiser or for the 
purpose of disposal.
    2. Reckitt Benckiser is permitted to sell and distribute existing 
stocks after March 31, 2015, only for the limited purposes of returning 
material back to Reckitt Benckiser or for disposal.
    3. The sale and distribution of existing stocks by persons other 
than Reckitt Benckiser (e.g., distributors, retailers) is permitted 
until such stocks are exhausted.
    4. Users are permitted to use existing stocks until such stocks are 
exhausted, provided that such use is consistent with the terms of the 
previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled 
product.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: July 24, 2014.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-18361 Filed 8-5-14; 8:45 am]
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