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Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

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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 requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.

DATES:

Unless a request is withdrawn by, January 29, 2001, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

By mail: James A. Hollins, Office of Pesticide Programs (7502C), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460. Office location for commercial courier delivery, telephone number and e-mail address: Rm. 224, Crystal Mall No. 2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 305-5761; e-mail: hollins.james@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this 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 in the “FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.” Start Printed Page 47496

B. How can I get additional information or copies of support documents?

1. Electronically. You may obtain electronic copies of this document and various support documents are available from the EPA Home Page at the Federal Register—Environmental Documents entry for this document under “Laws and Regulations” (http://www.epa.gov/​fedrgstr/​).

2. In person. Contact James A. Hollins at 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal Mall 2, Rm. 224, Arlington, VA, telephone number (703) 305-5761. Available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday thru Friday, excluding legal holidays.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to cancel some 55 pesticide products registered under section 3 or 24 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number (or company number and 24 number) in the following Table 1.

Table 1.Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration No.Product NameChemical Name
000239-02483Ortho Methoxychlor 70 Dust BaseMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
000264-00512Chlorinated Trisodium PhosphateChlorinated trisodium phosphate
000577-00546Cuprinol Stain & Wood PreservativeTetrachloroisophthalonitrile
Bis(tributyltin) oxide
000787-00042Mothine MothprofingMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane )
000787-00043Pro-Tec II Moth ProofingMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
001448-00030Busan 252-(Thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole
S-(2-Hydroxypropyl) thiomethanesulfonate
001448-00078Busan 1005S-(2-Hydroxypropyl) thiomethanesulfonate
001448-00090Busan 1023S-(2-Hydroxypropyl) thiomethanesulfonate
Poly(oxyethylene(dimethy- liminio)ethylene(dimethyliminio) ethylene dichloride)
002217-0012950% Methoxychlor Wettable PowderMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
002217-00131Methoxychlor Emulsion ConcentrateMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
002217-00527Methoxychlor Tree SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
002217-00628Methoxychlor 75 Dust BaseMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
002935-00385Methoxychlor 2 SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
002935 WA-92-0037Busan 1020Sodium N-methyldithiocarbamate
002935 WA-93-0016Wilbur-Ellis Diazinon 4 SprayO,O-Diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate
003125 ND-93-0006Sencor Solupak 75% Dry Flowable Herbicide1,2,4-Triazin-5(4 H)-one, 4-amino-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-3-(methylthio)-
003125 WA-97-0004Sencor Solupak 75% Dry Flowable Herbicide1,2,4-Triazin-5(4 H)-one, 4-amino-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-3-(methylthio)-
004691-00096Horse Spray & Rub-OnButoxypolypropylene glycol
Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
(Butylcarbityl)(6-propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20%
Pyrethrins
004708-00029U-San-O Mothproofing SolutionMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
005905-00239Diazinon Methoxychlor InsecticideMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate
006836-00262Isocil OG 1.55-Chloro-2-methyl-3(2 H)-isothiazolone
2-Methyl-3(2 H)-isothiazolone
007401-00118Hi-Yield 2 lb. Methoxychlor Emulsifiable ConcentrateMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
007401-00121V P G Range Cattle SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
007401-00172Ferti-Lome Fruit Tree SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
007401-00187Hi-Yield Brand Cattle DustMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
007401-00254Vegetable Garden SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate
007401-00271Hi-Yield Livestock Spray No.3Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
007401-00275Hi-Yield Dairy and Livestock DustMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
007401-00328Hi-Yield General Purpose Garden Insect SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
007401-00368Ferti-Lome Bagworm & Tent Caterpillar KillerMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
007401-00380American Brand Bulb DustMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
Tetramethyl thiuramdisulfide
007401-00397Hi-Yield Methoxychlor Garden DustMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
008660-00043Vertagreen 25% MethoxychlorMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
008660-0005150% Methoxychlor WPMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
008660-00135Dairy Cattle DustMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
028293-00298Martin's Livestock DustMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
033955-00528Acme Methoxychlor 50% WettableMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
034704-00102Clean Crop Methoxychlor 2 ECMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
034704-00205Clean Crop Malathion/Methoxychlor SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
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034704-00652Captan-Methoxychlor 75-3 WP Seed ProtectantMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
cis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
034704-00660Thiram-Methoxychlor 70-2 WP Seed ProtectantMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
Tetramethyl thiuramdisulfide
034704-00670Methoxychlor 25 ECMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
034704-00760Fruit Tree SprayMethoxychlor ( 2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane )
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
cis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
034704 OR-97-0018Clean Crop Methoxychlor 2 ECMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
034911-00007Hi-Yield General Purpose Insect SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
047000-0004125% Methoxychlor Emulsifiable InsecticideMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
047000-00070Spray ConcentrateButoxypolypropylene glycol
Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
(Butylcarbityl)(6-propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20%
Pyrethrins
050534 OR-77-0025Bueno-6Monosodium acid methanearsonate
058185-00017Ornalin Contact Fungicide 50% Wettable Powder/turf3-(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)-5-ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4-oxazolidinedione
058185-00021Ornalin Concentrate Fungicide3-(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)-5-ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4-oxazolidinedione
063281-00005Beaucoup Germicidal Detergent2-Benzyl-4-chlorophenol
4-tert-Amylphenol
o-Phenylphenol
067517-00006Horse Spray Concentrate InsecticideButoxypolypropylene glycol
Methoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
067517-00016Cattle DustMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
067619-00004Cppc Ultra BleachSodium hypochlorite
067760-00002Cheminova Malathion—Methoxychlor SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate

Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 180 days (30 days when requested by registrant) of publication of this notice, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations. Users of these pesticides or anyone else desiring the retention of a registration should contact the applicable registrant during this comment period.

The following Table 2, includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1, in sequence by EPA company number:

Table 2.—Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation

EPA Company No.Company Name and Address
000239The Scotts Co., D/b/a The Ortho Group, Box 1749, Columbus, OH 43216.
000264Aventis CropScience USA LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
000577The Sherwin-Williams Co., Cuprinol Group/The Thompson's Co., 101 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115.
000787ADCO Inc., Po Box 999, Sedalia, MO 65301.
001448Buckman Laboratories Inc., 1256 North Mclean Blvd, Memphis, TN 38108.
002217PBI/Gordon Corp., Attn: Craig Martens, Box 014090, Kansas City, MO 64101.
002935Wilbur Ellis Co., 191 W. Shaw Ave, #107, Fresno, CA 93704.
003125Bayer Corp., Agriculture Division, 8400 Hawthorn Rd, Box 4913, Kansas City, MO 64120.
004691Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., 2621 North Belt Highway, St Joseph, MO 64506.
004708Laidlaw Corp., 1212 E. 5th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960.
005905Helena Chemical Co, 6075 Poplar Ave., Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38119.
006836Lonza Inc., 17-17 Rte 208, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.
007401Brazos Associates, Inc., Agent For: Voluntary Purchasing Group Inc, c/o Voluntary Purchasing Groups Inc., Box 460, Bonham, TX 75418.
008660Pursell Industries, Inc., Box 540, Sylacauga, AL 35150.
028293Unicorn Laboratories, 12385 Automobile Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33762.
033955PBI/Gordon Corp., Attn: Craig Martens, Box 014090, Kansas City, MO 64101.
034704Jane Cogswell, Agent For: Platte Chemical Co., Inc., Box 667, Greeley, CO 80632.
034911Brazos Associates, Inc., Agent For: Hi-Yield Chemical Co., c/o Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Box 460, Bonham, TX 75418.
047000Chem-Tech Ltd, Attn: James Melton, 4515 Fleur Dr. #303, Des Moines, IA 50321.
050534GB Biosciences Corp., c/o Zeneca Ag Products, 1800 Concord Pike Box 15458, Wilmington, DE 19850.
058185Scotts-Sierra Crop Protection Co., Attn: Vincent Snyder, Jr, 14111 Scottslawn Rd, Marysville, OH 43041.
063281RSP Private Label Packaging, Ecolab Inc., 370 N. Wabasha Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.
067517PM Resources Inc., 13001 St. Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044.
067619Clorox Professional Products Co, c/o PS & RC Box 493, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
067760Cheminova Inc., Oak Hill Park 1700 Route 23 - Ste 210, Wayne, NJ 07470.
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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 amended to delete one or more uses. The Act further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, the Administrator may approve such a request.

IV. Loss of Active Ingredient

Unless the request for cancellation is withdrawn, one pesticide active ingredient will no longer appear in any registered products. Those who are concerned about the potential loss of this active ingredient for pesticidal use are encouraged to work directly with the registrant to explore the possibility of withdrawing their request for cancellation. The active ingredient is listed in the following Table 3, with the EPA company and CAS number.

Table 3.—Disappearing Active Ingredient

CAS No.Chemical NameEPA Company No.
11084-85-8Chlorinated trisodium phosphate000264

V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must submit such withdrawal in writing to James A. Hollins, at the address given above, postmarked before January 29, 2001. This written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only to the applicable 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. If the product(s) have 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.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

The effective date of cancellation will be the date of the cancellation order. The orders effecting these requested cancellations will generally permit a registrant to sell or distribute existing stocks for 1 year after the date the cancellation request was received by the Agency. This policy is in accordance with the Agency's statement of policy as prescribed in Federal Register June 26, 1991; (56 FR 29362) (FRL-3846-4). Exception to this general rule will be made if a product poses a risk concern, or is in noncompliance with reregistration requirements, or is subject to a data call-in. In all cases, product-specific disposition dates will be given in the cancellation orders.

Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which have been packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. Unless the provisions of an earlier order apply, existing stocks already in the hands of dealers or users can be distributed, sold or used legally until they are exhausted, provided that such further sale and use comply with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the affected product(s). Exceptions to these general rules 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 Special Review actions, or where the Agency has identified significant potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical.

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Dated: July 25, 2000.

Richard D. Schmitt,

Associate Director, Information Resources Services Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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