[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 240 (Wednesday, December 14, 2011)]
[Pages 77824-77825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31987]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0220; FRL-9326-5]

Dicofol; Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, 
voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of 
products containing dicofol, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This 
cancellation order follows a June 22, 2011 Federal Register Notice of 
Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II 
to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. These are the last 
products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United 
States. In the June 22, 2011 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue 
an order implementing the cancellations, 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 on the 
notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. 
Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order 
granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of 
the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in 
accordance with the terms of this order. 11P-1531

DATES: The cancellation of the technical dicofol product is effective 
December 14, 2011. The cancellations of the end use registrations are 
effective October 31, 2013.

evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0065; email 
address: [email protected].


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. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0220. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only

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available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) 
Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 
2777 S. Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this 
Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 

II. What action is the agency taking?

    This notice announces the cancellation of dicofol products, as 
requested by registrants, pursuant to section 6(f) of FIFRA. These 
registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 
and Table 2 of this unit.

             Table 1--Dicofol Technical Product Cancellation
           EPA registration No.                     Product name
11603-26..................................  Mitigan (Dicofol) Technical.

             Table 2--Dicofol End Use Product Cancellations
           EPA registration No.                     Product name
66222-21..................................  MANA Dicofol 4E.
66222-56..................................  Dicofol 4E.
66222-95..................................  Dicofol 50WSB.

    Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products listed in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit, 
in sequence by EPA company number.

               Table 3--Registrants of Cancelled Products
              EPA company No.                 Company name and  address
11603.....................................  Agan Chemical Manufacturing
                                             Ltd, 4515 Falls of Neuse
                                             Rd. Suite 300, Raleigh, NC
66222.....................................  Makhteshim Agan of North
                                             America, Inc, 4515 Falls of
                                             Neuse Rd. Suite 300,
                                             Raleigh, NC 27609.

III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the June 22, 2011 Federal Register notice announcing the 
Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellations of 
products listed in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellations and amendments to terminate the uses of dicofol 
registrations identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II. Accordingly, the 
cancellation of the technical dicofol product is effective immediately. 
The cancellation of the end use registrations is effective October 31, 
2013. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products 
identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II 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.

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 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. Thereafter, 
following the public comment period, the EPA Administrator may approve 
such a request. The notice of receipt for this action was published for 
comment on June 22, 2011 (76 FR 36535) (FRL-8875-7). The comment period 
closed on July 22, 2011.

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:
    a. Sale, distribution and use of the technical dicofol is 
prohibited, except: Registrants of dicofol end-use products shall be 
allowed to reformulate existing stocks of dicofol technical into 
products identified in Table 2 of Unit II, until October 31, 2013, or 
for products intended for export consistent with the requirements of 
FIFRA section 17 or for purposes of proper disposal.
    b. Sale and distribution by registrants of end use products after 
October 31, 2013 is prohibited except for export consistent with the 
requirements of FIFRA section 17 or for purposes of proper disposal.
    c. Sale and distribution of end use products by persons other than 
registrants is permitted until December 31, 2013. Thereafter, sale and 
distribution of end use products by persons other than registrants is 
prohibited except for export consistent with the requirements of FIFRA 
section 17 or for purposes of proper disposal.
    d. Use of existing stocks of any end-use product consistent with 
the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or accompanied by, 
the deleted products identified shall be allowed until October 31, 
2016, and thereafter, only for the purposes of proper disposal.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: December 6, 2011.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
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