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Pesticide Product; Registration Approval

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




This notice announces Agency approval of applications to register the pesticide products Clodinafop-propargyl Technical and DiscoverTM Herbicide containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.

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By mail: Joanne I. Miller, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-305-6224; and e-mail address:

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I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

You may be affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected categories and entities may include, but are not limited to:

CategoriesNAICSExamples of Potentially Affected Entities
Industry111Crop production
112Animal production
311Food manufacturing
32532Pesticide manufacturing

This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in the table could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether or not this action might apply to certain entities. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this Document and Other Related Documents?

1. Electronically. You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, from the EPA Internet Home Page at​. To access this document, on the Home Page select “Laws and Regulations,” “Regulations and Proposed Rules,” and then look up the entry for this document under the “Federal Register—Environmental Documents.” You can also go directly to the Federal Register listings at​fedrgstr/​.

To access a fact sheet which provides more detail on this registration, go to the Home Page for the Office of Pesticide Programs at​pesticides/​, and select “fact sheet.”

2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for this action under docket control number OPP-30460B. The official record consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received during an applicable comment period, and other information related to this action, including any information claimed as confidential business information (CBI). This official record includes the documents that are physically located in the docket, as well as the documents that are referenced in those documents. The public version of the official record does not include any information claimed as CBI. The public version of the official record, which includes printed, paper versions of any electronic comments submitted during an applicable comment period, is Start Printed Page 54851available for inspection in the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

In accordance with section 3(c)(2) of FIFRA, a copy of the approved label, the list of data references, the data and other scientific information used to support registration, except for material specifically protected by section 10 of FIFRA, are also available for public inspection. Requests for data must be made in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and must be addressed to the Freedom of Information Office (A-101), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. The request should: Identify the product name and registration number and specify the data or information desired.

A paper copy of the fact sheet, which provides more detail on this registration, may be obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.

II. Did EPA Approve the Applications?

The Agency approved the applications after considering all required data on risks associated with the proposed use of clodinafop-propargyl, and information on social, economic, and environmental benefits to be derived from use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the nature of the chemical and its pattern of use, application methods and rates, and level and extent of potential exposure. Based on these reviews, the Agency was able to make basic health and safety determinations which show that use of clodinafop-propargyl when used in accordance with widespread and commonly recognized practice, will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects to the environment.

III. Approved Applications

EPA issued a notice published in the Federal Register of September 25, 1998 (63 FR 51351) (FRL-6031-6) which announced that Novartis Crop Protection, Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419 had submitted an application to register the pesticide products: (1) Clodinafop-propargyl Technical, EPA file symbol 100-ONO for formulation only into herbicides for weed control in certain crops and (2) Clodinafop-2E Herbicide, EPA File Symbol 100-ONT for use in wheat to control wild oats, green and yellow foxtail, and Persian darnel. These products were not previously registered.

The applications submitted by Novartis Crop Protection, Inc., were approved on June 6, 2000, for the products listed below:

1. EPA Registration Number: 100-907. Product name: DiscoverTM Herbicide. Active ingredient: Clodinafop-propargyl: propanoic acid, 2-[4-[(5-chloro-3-fluoro-2-pyridinyl)oxy]phenoxy]-,2-propynyl ester, (2R)- at 22.3%. For use on spring wheat to control grass weeds.

2. EPA Registration Number: 100-909. Product name: Clodinafop-propargyl Technical. Active ingredient: Clodinafop-propargyl: propanoic acid, 2-[4-[(5-chloro-3-fluoro-2-pyridinyl)oxy]phenoxy]-,2-propynyl ester, (2R)- at 97.5%. For formulation of herbicides for use on spring wheat.

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  • Environmental protection
  • Pesticides and pests
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Dated: August 30, 2000.

James Jones

Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 00-23246 Filed 9-8-00; 8:45 am]