[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 217 (Thursday, November 12, 2009)]
[Pages 58278-58279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26701]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0321; FRL-8795-1]

Dimethyldithiocarbamate Salts; Amendment to Terminate Uses

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order to terminate uses, 
voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of 
products containing the pesticide sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate, 
pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a 
July 1, 2009 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from a 
sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate registrant to voluntarily amend to 
terminate uses of their sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate preservation of 
cotton fabric, preservation of wood veneer, and preservation of 
alginate pastes product registrations. These are not the last sodium 
dimethyldithiocarbamate products registered for use in the United 
States. In the July 1, 2009 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue 
an order implementing the amendment 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 
registrant withdrew its request within this period. The Agency did not 
receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not 
withdraw its request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a 
cancellation order granting the requested amendment to terminate uses. 
Any distribution, sale, or use of the sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate 
products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in 

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with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.

DATES: The cancellation is effective November 12, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Eliza Blair, Antimicrobials Division 
(7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 308-7279; e-mail address: blair.eliza@epa.gov.


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?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0321. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only 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) 305-5805.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces the termination of use, as requested by the 
registrant, of materials-preservation manufacturing-use sodium 
dimethyldithiocarbamate product registered under section 3 of FIFRA. 
The registered product and the uses that are terminated and removed 
from the label are listed in Table 1 of this unit.

     Table 1.--Sodium Dimethyldithio- carbamate Product Registration
                      Amendments to Terminate Uses
     EPA Registration Number         Product Name      Delete from Label
1965-8                            Vancide 51          Preservation of
                                                       cotton fabric,
                                                       preservation of
                                                       wood veneer, and
                                                       preservation of
                                                       alginate pastes

    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the product in Table 1 of this unit.

Table 2.--Registrants of Amended Sodium Dimethyldithiocarbamate Products
            EPA Company Number                Company Name and Address
1965                                        R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc.
                                            30 Winfield Street
                                            Norwalk, CT 06856-5150

III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the July 1, 2009 Federal Register notice (74 FR 31428) 
(FRL-8417-2) announcing the Agency's receipt of the request for 
amendment to terminate uses of sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate.

IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
amendment to terminate uses of sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate 
registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency 
orders that the sodium Dimethyldithiocarbamate product registration 
identified in Table 1 of Unit II is hereby amended to terminate the 
affected uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the 
products identified in Table 1 of Unit II in a manner inconsistent with 
any of the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth in 
Unit VI. will be considered 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 Administrator may approve such 
a request.

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 
cancellation order. The cancellation order issued in this notice 
includes the following existing stocks provisions.
    The Agency has authorized the registrants to sell or distribute 
product under the previously approved labeling for a period of 18 
months after approval of the revision, unless other restrictions have 
been imposed, as in special review actions.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Antimicrobials, 
dimethyldithiocarbamate salts, Sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate.

    Dated: October 22, 2009.
 Betty Shackleford,
Acting Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-26701 Filed 11-10-09; 8:45 am]