[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 159 (Wednesday, August 18, 2010)]
[Pages 51048-51049]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-20448]

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[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0649; FRL-8840-2]

Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel a Pesticide 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a 
notice of receipt of request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel a 
pesticide registration.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 17, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments and your withdrawal request, identified 
by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0649, by one of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). 
Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information. The Docket Facility's telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2010-0649. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 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 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's 
telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leonard Cole, Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5412; e-mail 
address: cole.leonard@epa.gov.


I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use 
pesticides, 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 information in this notice, consult the person listed 

B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    1.  Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
    2.  Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
     ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree, suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of an application from 
the registrant to cancel a technical grade active ingredient pesticide 
product registered under section 3 or 24(c) of FIFRA. This registration 
is listed by registration number, product and chemical name in Table 1 
of this unit.

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      Table 1.--Registration with Pending Request for Cancellation
        Registration No.             Product Name        Chemical Name
70127-4                           Beetleball          4-Allyl Anisole
                                   Technical           (Estragole)

    Unless this request is withdrawn by the registrant within 30 days 
of publication of this notice, orders will be issued canceling this 
registration. Users of this pesticide or anyone else desiring the 
retention of this registration should contact the registrant directly 
during this 30-day period.
    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant listed in Table 1 of this unit by the EPA company 

         Table 2.--Registrant Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
              EPA Company No.                 Company Name and Address
70127                                       Novozymes Biologicals, Inc.
                                            5400 Corporate Circle
                                            Salem, Virginia 24153

III. 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. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, 
EPA must publish a notice of receipt of request in the Federal 
Register. Thereafter, the Administrator may approve the request.

IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must 
submit withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked before September 17, 2010. This written 
withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only to the 
applicable FIFRA section 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. If the 
product has been subject to a previous cancellation action, the 
effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier 
cancellation action are controlling. The withdrawal request must also 
include a commitment to pay any reregistration fees due, and to fulfill 
any applicable unsatisfied data requirements.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
currently in the United States and were packaged, labeled, and released 
for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. 
EPA's existing stocks policy (56 FR 29362) provides that: ``If a 
registrant requests to voluntarily cancel a registration where the 
Agency has identified no particular risk concerns, the registrant has 
complied with all applicable conditions of reregistration, conditional 
registration, and data call ins, and the registration is not subject to 
the Registration Standard, Label Improvement Program, or reregistration 
decision. The Agency will generally permit a registrant to sell or 
distribute existing stocks for 1 year after the cancellation request 
was received. Persons other than registrants will generally be allowed 
to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks until such stocks are 
    Upon cancellation of the pesticide identified in Table 1 of Unit 
II., EPA anticipates allowing sale, distribution, and use as described 
in this unit. Exception to this general policy will be made in specific 
cases when more stringent restrictions on sale, distribution, or use of 
the products or their ingredients have already been imposed, as in a 
special review action, or where the Agency has identified significant 
potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: August 5, 2010.
 W. Michael McDavit,
Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 2010-20448 Filed 8-17-10; 8:45 am]