[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 27, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-17775]

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[Federal Register: July 27, 1994]


[OPP-300347; FRL-4807-2]


Statement of Policy for Termiticide Labeling Revision; 
Availability for Comment

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA is soliciting comments on a proposed policy for revising 
soil applied and most other termiticide labeling, except fumigant type 
termiticides such as sulfuryl fluoride and nitrogen. That policy has 
been developed in a draft pesticide regulation (PR) notice, 
``Termiticide Labeling,'' which is available upon request. Interested 
parties may request a copy of the Agency's proposed policy as set forth 
in the address section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments, identified by the document control number 
[OPP-300347], must be received on or before September 12, 1994.

ADDRESSES: The PR Notice is available from Harvey L. Warnick. By mail: 
Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. 
In person: Rm. 208, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. By 
telephone: (703)-305-5200.
    Submit written comments to: By mail, Public Docket and Freedom of 
Information Section, Field Operations Division (7506C), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., 
Washington, DC 20460. In person: Bring comments to Rm. 1128, CM#2, 1921 
Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA.
    Information submitted and any comment(s) concerning this notice may 
be claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information 
as ``Confidential Business Information'' (CBI). Information so marked 
will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 
40 CFR part 2. A copy of the comment(s) that does not contain CBI must 
be submitted for inclusion in the public record. Information not marked 
confidential may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice to 
the submitter. Information on the proposed test and any written 
comments will be available for public inspection in Rm. 1128 at the 
Virginia address given above, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays.

Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. 
Office location and telephone number: Rm. 208, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson 
Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA, (703)-305-5200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Because of the highly specialized nature of 
termiticides, a number of issues evolved over the years with regard to 
products' labeling: (1) limitations on distribution, sale, or use; (2) 
precautionary statements; (3) environmental hazards statements; (4) 
storage and disposal statements; (5) use directions; (6) the longevity 
of termiticide treatments; and (7) application at less-than-labeled 
rates. In 1988, representatives from the termiticide manufacturing and 
user industry, State pesticide regulatory officials, and EPA 
representatives met voluntarily under the auspices of the Association 
of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) and the State FIFRA 
Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) to identify specific 
issues to be addressed. The identified issues were set forth in AAPCO/
SFIREG's 1989 Termiticide Labeling Report and were endorsed by the 
Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO).
    EPA has reviewed the AAPCO/SFIREG 1989 Termiticide Labeling Report 
and has developed a draft PR Notice setting forth proposed policy 
regarding termiticide lableing and longevity of termiticide treatments. 
This Federal Register notice announces the availability of the draft PR 
Notice and solicits comment on the proposed policy. If, after reviewing 
any comments, EPA determines that changes to the Policy are warranted, 
the Agency will revise the Draft PR Notice prior to release.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests.

Dated: July 7, 1994.

Stephen L. Johnson,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 94-17775 Filed 7-26-94; 8:45 am]