[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Page 47733]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22102]

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[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0451; FRL-9966-72]

Disapproval of Pesticide Product Registrations for Special Local 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: As provided under Section 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), State-designated lead agencies 
may register pesticides, within their respective States, to meet 
special local needs. EPA's regulations require the State lead agencies 
to notify EPA of such special local need registrations. EPA may 
disapprove any such State registration. EPA's regulations require that 
notice of these actions be published in the Federal Register; this 
notice identifies special local need registrations which were 
disapproved by EPA on July 3, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Goodis, Registration 
Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; main telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email address: 
[email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
The following list of North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. 
Potentially affected entities may include:
    [emsp14]Crop production (NAICS code 111).
    [emsp14]Animal production (NAICS code 112).
    [emsp14]Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
    [emsp14]Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).

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-2017-0451, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the 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 

II. Background

    Section 24(c) of FIFRA (7 U.S.C. 136v(c)) authorizes States to 
register ``additional uses of federally registered pesticides to meet 
special local needs.'' Pursuant to FIFRA section 24(c), EPA's 
regulations at 40 CFR 162.153(h) require States to notify EPA of such 
special local need registrations. EPA's regulations pertaining to such 
special local need registrations state that ``the Administrator may 
disapprove, on any reasonable grounds, any state registration which, 
when compared to a federally registered product, does not have . . . a 
similar use pattern. . . .'' 40 CFR 162.154(a)(1). The regulations 
define ``similar use pattern'' to mean ``a use of a pesticide . . . 
which is (among other things) substantially the same as the federally 
registered use.'' 40 CFR 162.151.

III. Disapprovals of Special Local Need Registrations

    On July 3, 2017, EPA disapproved special local need registrations 
from the Nevada Department of Agriculture, for use on cannabis grown in 
Nevada, to control various insect pests, mites, and plant diseases, as 
    1. EPA SLN No. NV170003--General Hydroponics Prevasyn (EPA Reg. No. 
91865-1); containing Capsicum oleoresin extract, garlic oil, & soybean 
    2. EPA SLN No. NV170004--General Hydroponics Exile (EPA Reg. No. 
91865-2); containing potassium salts of fatty acids.
    3. EPA SLN No. NV170005--General Hydroponics Defguard (EPA Reg. No. 
91865-3); containing Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain D747.
    4. EPA SLN No. NV170006--General Hydroponics; Azamax (EPA Reg. No. 
91865-4); containing azadirachtin.
    Additional information may be found in the docket for this action, 
docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0451, available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the OPP Docket in the Environmental 
Protection Agency Docket Center. Details on accessing the docket are 
given in Unit I.B. of this document.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

    Dated: September 14, 2017.
Michael L. Goodis,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-22102 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]