[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2012)]
[Page 70998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28725]

[[Page 70998]]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0061; FRL-9363-9]

Azinphos-Methyl; Product Cancellation Order and Amendments To 
Terminate Uses; Amendment to Existing Stocks Provision

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of February 20, 
2008 concerning the cancellation of products containing azinphos-methyl 
(AZM). EPA corrected typographical errors to the cancellation order in 
the March 26, 2008 issue of the Federal Register. In the cancellation 
order, all sale, distribution, and use of products containing AZM was 
prohibited after September 30, 2012. However, due to unusual weather 
conditions in 2012 that prevented certain crops from developing, many 
growers were left with unused stocks of AZM. For this reason, on August 
29, 2012, EPA amended the existing stocks provisions for only the use 
of AZM on apples, blueberries, cherries (tart and sweet), parsley, and 
pears to allow growers to use existing stocks of AZM in their 
possession for another year, through September 30, 2013. In this 
notice, EPA is publishing the August 29, 2012 amendment to the existing 
stocks provision of the cancellation order.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Myers, Pesticide Re-evaluation 
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8589; email address: 
[email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    The Agency included in the notice a list of those who may be 
potentially 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-2005-2005-0061, 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), EPA West 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 are the terms of the amended cancellation order?

    On August 29, 2012, EPA amended the existing stocks provision of 
the cancellation order of February 20, 2008, (73 FR 9328), (FRL-8349-
8), as corrected on March 26, 2008, (73 FR 16006), (FRL-8355-1) to 
provide growers with an additional year to use existing stocks of AZM. 
All the required mitigation measures now reflected on AZM labeling will 
remain in effect during this use. Distribution or sale of AZM after 
September 30, 2012, remains prohibited as provided in the February 20, 
2008, cancellation order.
    The specific terms of the August 29, 2012, existing stocks 
amendment are as follows:
    EPA hereby modifies the cancellation order of February 20, 2008 (73 
FR 9328, as amended at 73 FR 16006) to permit use of existing stocks of 
AZM products until September 30, 2013. Any use of such products must be 
in accordance with all terms of the previously approved labeling (other 
than the provisions prohibiting use after September 30, 2012). The 
distribution and sale provisions of the February 20, 2008 order remain 
unchanged and, therefore, any distribution or sale of AZM products is 
prohibited after September 30, 2012, except for purposes of proper 
disposal, reformulation, or export consistent with FIFRA section 17.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Azinphos-methyl, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: November 16, 2012.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2012-28725 Filed 11-27-12; 8:45 am]