[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 156 (Wednesday, August 13, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47438-47439]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19061]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017; FRL-9912-79]


Iprodione, Pendimethalin, and Permethrin; Order To Amend 
Pesticide Registrations To Terminate Uses

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA hereby orders, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), that the registrations of 
pesticide products containing iprodione, pendimethalin, and permethrin 
be amended to terminate certain uses. This order follows a May 9, 2014 
Federal Register Notice of Receipt that announced and sought comment on 
requests from the registrants to voluntarily amend their registrations 
to terminate certain uses of these product registrations. These are not 
the last products containing these pesticide active ingredients that 
are registered for use in the United States. The Agency did not receive 
any comments concerning the registrants' requests; nor did the 
registrants subsequently withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA 
hereby issues this order granting the requests. Any distribution, sale, 
or use of the products subject to this order is permitted only in 
accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks 
provisions.

DATES: The amendments are effective August 13, 2014.

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. 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-2009-1017, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the EPA 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 is the agency's authority for taking this action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA, 7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1), provides that a 
registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of 
its pesticide registrations be canceled 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 and provide an opportunity for public comment. Thereafter, 
following the public comment period, EPA may approve such a request.

III. What action is the agency taking?

    This order amends the registrations of certain products registered 
under FIFRA section 3, 7 U.S.C. 136a, in order to terminate certain 
uses. The amendments were specifically requested by the registrants. 
The amended registrations are listed in sequence by registration number 
in Table 1 of this unit, which also identifies the product names and 
terminated uses. These products are not the last products containing 
these

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pesticide active ingredients that are registered for use in the United 
States.

 Table 1--Iprodione, Pendimethalin, and Permethrin Product Registration
                  Amendments to Terminate Certain Uses
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EPA registration
       No.               Product name               Uses terminated
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    000270-00279  Farnam Purge Pesticide....  Use on dogs.
    000279-09562  Iprodione Technical.......  Use on rice.
    000279-09564  Rovral[supreg] brand 4      Use on rice.
                   Flowable Fungicide.
    000279-09565  Rovral[supreg] R Flowable   Use on rice.
                   Fungicide.
    000279-09566  Rovral[supreg] brand WG     Use on rice.
                   Fungicide.
    000279-09567  Rovral[supreg] 50 SP        Use on rice.
                   Fungicide.
    000279-09569  Rovral[supreg] brand 75WG   Use on rice.
                   Fungicide.
    019713-00600  Drexel Pendimethalin        Use on alfalfa, corn
                   Technical.                  (field, pop, sweet),
                                               garlic, onions (dry bulb,
                                               green, welsh), peanuts,
                                               sorghum (grain),
                                               sugarcane, and sunflower.
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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 the EPA company number. This number corresponds to the 
first part of the EPA registration numbers of the products listed in 
Table 1 of this unit.

                Table 2--Registrants of Amended Products
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            EPA company No.                  Company name and address
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270....................................  Farnam Companies, Inc.
                                         301 West Osborn Rd.
                                         Phoenix, AZ 85013.
279....................................  FMC Corp. Agricultural Products
                                          Group
                                         1735 Market St.
                                         Room 1978
                                         Philadelphia, PA 19103.
19713..................................  Drexel Chemical Company
                                         P.O. Box 13327
                                         Memphis, TN 38113-0327.
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IV. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments

    In the Federal Register of May 9, 2014 (79 FR 26754) (FRL-9909-95), 
EPA announced and sought public comment on requests from the 
registrants to voluntarily amend their registrations to terminate uses 
of the products as listed in Table 1 of Unit III. In the May 9, 2014 
notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the 
requested amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received 
substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit 
its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants 
withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments 
concerning that notice; nor did the registrants subsequently withdraw 
their requests.

V. EPA's Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
amendments to terminate uses of iprodione, pendimethalin, and 
permethrin registrations as identified in Table 1 of Unit III. 
Accordingly, the Agency hereby orders that the product registrations 
identified in Table 1 of Unit III., are amended to terminate the uses 
as identified in Table 1 of Unit III. The effective date of the 
amendments that are subject to this order is August 13, 2014. Any 
distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products 
identified in Table 1 of Unit III., in a manner inconsistent with any 
of the provisions for disposition of existing stocks set forth in Unit 
VI. will be a violation of FIFRA.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
action. The existing stocks provision for the products subject to this 
order is as follows.
    Now that EPA has approved product labels reflecting the requested 
amendments to terminate uses, registrants are permitted to sell or 
distribute products listed in Table 1 of Unit III., under the 
previously approved labeling until February 15, 2016, a period of 18 
months after publication of this order in the Federal Register, unless 
other restrictions have been imposed. Thereafter, registrants will be 
prohibited from selling or distributing the products whose labels 
include the terminated uses identified in Table 1 of Unit III., except 
for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal.
    Persons other than the registrant may sell, distribute, or use 
existing stocks of products whose labels include the terminated uses 
until supplies are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or 
use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling 
on, or that accompanied, the products with terminated uses.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: July 31, 2014.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-19061 Filed 8-12-14; 8:45 am]
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