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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Unless a request is withdrawn by, May 21, 2001, unless indicated otherwise, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations.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.

B. How can I get additional information or copies of support 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 http://www.epa.gov. 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 listing at 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 22 pesticide products registered under section 3 or 24(c) of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number (or company number and 24(c) number) in the following Table 1:

Table 1. — Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration No.Product NameChemical Name
000241-00297Squadron HerbicideN-(1-Ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6-dinitrobenzenamine
3-Quinolinecarboxylic acid, 2-(4,5-dihydro-4-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-
000241-00373Squadron(R) Dg HerbicideN-(1-Ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6-dinitrobenzenamine
2-(4,5-Dihydro-4-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-5-oxo-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-3-
000264-00411Larvin 90MC Thiodicarb InsecticideDimethyl N,N'-(thiobis((methylimino)carbonyloxy))bis(ethanimidothioate)
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000279-02659Thiodan 2 C.O. EC Insecticide6,7,8,9,10-Hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin-3-oxide
000400-00464Dimilin W-251-(4-Chlorophenyl)-3-(2,6-difluorobenzoyl)urea
000524 WA-98-0010Rodeo Aquatic HerbicideIsopropylamine glyphosate ( N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine )
000802-00235Miller's Captan 5Dcis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
001448-00094Busan 10292-(Thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole
Methylene bis(thiocyanate)
001448-00249M-5-262-(Thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole
Methylene bis(thiocyanate)
002749-00264Spud Nic-4Isopropyl N-(3-chlorophenyl)carbamate
002749-00514Triflur AT 4Trifluralin (a,a,a-trifluro-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-p-toluidine) (Note: a = alpha)
003876-00157Dearcide 792Glutaraldehyde
5-Chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone
2-Methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone
005481-00172Alco Trifluralin Emulsifiable ConcentrateTrifluralin (a,a,a-trifluro-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-p-toluidine) (Note: a = alpha)
005481 WA-97-0016Vapam Soil Fumigant Solution for All CropsSodium N-methyldithiocarbamate
005481 WA-97-0017Vapam Soil Fumigant Solution for All CropsSodium N-methyldithiocarbamate
007173 CA-77-0015Rozol Ground Squirrel Bait2-((p-Chlorophenyl)phenylacetyl)-1,3-indandione
007173 NV-92-0001Rozol Paraffinized Pellets2-((p-Chlorophenyl)phenylacetyl)-1,3-indandione
007173 OR-92-0001Rozol Paraffinized Pellets2-((p-Chlorophenyl)phenylacetyl)-1,3-indandione
007173 WA-84-0029Rozol Paraffinized Pellets2-((p-Chlorophenyl)phenylacetyl)-1,3-indandione
058185-00016Koban 1.3 G5-Ethoxy-3-(trichloromethyl)-1,2,4-thiadiazole
058185-00019Koban Flowable5-Ethoxy-3-(trichloromethyl)-1,2,4-thiadiazole
058185-00020Truban Flowable5-Ethoxy-3-(trichloromethyl)-1,2,4-thiadiazole
NOTE: Registrant requested a 30-day comment period for EPA Registration Number: 000279-02659.

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
000241BASF Corp., Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
000264Aventis Cropscience Usa Lp, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
000279FMC Corp. Agricultural Products Group, 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
000400Uniroyal Chemical Co Inc., 74 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT 06524.
000524Monsanto Co, Agent For: Monsanto Agricultural Co, 600 13th Street, NW, Suite 660, Washington, DC 20005.
000802The Garden Grow Co., 6500 Hanna Rd., Box 100, Independence, OR 97351.
001448Buckman Laboratories Inc., 1256 North Mclean Blvd, Memphis, TN 38108.
002749Aceto Agriculture Chemicals Corp., One Hollow Lane, Lake Success, NY 11042.
003876Betzdearborn (Attn: Kevin Manning), Division of Hercules Inc., 4636 Somerton Rd., Trevose, PA 19053.
005481Amvac Chemical Corp., Attn: Jon C. Wood, 4695 MacArthur Ct., Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
007173Liphatech, Inc., 3101 W. Custer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53209.
058185Scotts-Sierra Crop Protection Co., Attn: Vincent Snyder, Jr, 14111 Scottslawn Rd., Marysville, OH 43041.
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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. 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 May 21, 2001, unless indicated otherwise. 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.

V. 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: November 13, 2000.

Richard D. Schmitt,

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

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[FR Doc. 00-29896 Filed 11-21-00; 8:45 a.m.]

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