[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 21, 2010)]
[Pages 20839-20840]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8759]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0321; FRL-8818-1]

Dimethyldithiocarbamate Salts; Amendments to Terminate Uses

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation and/or 
amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant 
and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticides 
sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate and/or potassium 
dimethyldithiocarbamate, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This 
cancellation order follows a September 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice 
of Receipt of Requests from dimethyldithiocarbamate salts registrants 
to voluntarily cancel and/or amend to terminate uses of some of their 
dimethyldithiocarbamate salts product registrations. These are not the 
last dimethyldithiocarbamate salts products registered for use in the 
United States. In the September 16, 2009 notice, EPA indicated that it 
would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to 
terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within 
the 180-day comment period that would merit its further review of these 
requests, or unless the registrant withdrew its requests within this 
period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, 
the registrant did not withdraw its requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby 
issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested 
product cancellation and amendments to terminate uses. Any 
distribution, sale, or use of the sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate and 
potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate products subject to this cancellation 
order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, 
including any existing stocks provisions.

DATES: The cancellations are effective April 21, 2010.

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

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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) 
    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 amendments to terminate uses, as 
requested by registrants, of certain materials-preservation, 
antifoulant, and manufacturing-use sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate salts 
products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are 
listed in sequence by registration number in Tables 1 and 2 of this 

      Table 1.--Sodium Dimethyldithiocarbamate Product Cancellation
     Registration Number          Product Name             Company
34688-83                      AQUATREAT DCD         Akzo Nobel Surface
                                                     Chemistry LLC

            Table 2.--Dimethyldithiocarbamate Salts Product Registration Amendments to Terminate Uses
       EPA Registration No.               Product Name            Active Ingredient         Delete from Label
34688-78                           AQUATREAT SDM              Sodium                    Sapstain
34688-82                           AQUATREAT DNM-80           Sodium                    All ``open pour''
                                                               Dimethyldithiocarbamate   applications in water
                                                                                         systems - see Sec. II
1448-70                            BUSAN 85                   Potassium                 Paints, Coatings and
                                                               Dimethyldithiocarbamate   Cutting Fluids
1448-381                           DIMET                      Potassium                 Paints, Coatings and
                                                               Dimethyldithiocarbamate   Cutting Fluids

    Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit.

  Table 3.--Registrants of Voluntarily Canceled and/or Amended Products
            EPA Company Number                Company Name and Address
34688                                       Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry
                                             LLC7140, Heritage Village
                                             Plaza, Gainesville, VA
1448                                        Buckman Laboratories Inc.,
                                             1256 North McLean Blvd.,
                                             Memphis, TN 38108

III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the September 16, 2009 Federal Register notice (74 FR 
47581 FRL-8432-7) announcing the Agency's receipt of the request for 
product cancellation and amendments to terminate uses of sodium 
dimethyldithiocarbamate and potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellation and amendments to terminate uses of 
dimethyldithiocarbamate salts registrations identified in Tables 1 and 
2 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency orders that the 
dimethyldithiocarbamate salts product registrations identified in 
Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II. are hereby canceled and/or amended to 
terminate the affected uses. 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 considered a violation of 

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 action. 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, 
Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate.

    Dated: April 12, 2010.
 Joan Harrigan Farrelly,
Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 2010-8759 Filed 4-20-10; 8:45 am]