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Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




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.


Unless a request is withdrawn by July 9, 2001, unless indicated otherwise, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations.

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By mail: James A. Hollins, Office of Pesticide Programs (7502C), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 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 address:

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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 under 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 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 (​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 31 pesticide products registered under section 3 or 24(c) of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number (or Start Printed Page 1669company number and 24(c)number) in the following Table 1:

Table 1. — Registrations with Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration No.Product NameChemical Name
000264 OR-96-0017Mocap 10% Granular Nematicide InsecticideO-Ethyl S,S-dipropyl phosphorodithioate
000264 OR-96-0018Mocap EC Nematicide - InsecticideO-Ethyl S,S-dipropyl phosphorodithioate
000279 OR-78-0020Thiodan 50WP Insecticide6,7,8,9,10-Hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin-3-oxide
000352 TX-97-0004Dupont Staple HerbicideSodium 2-chloro-6-(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl-thio)benzoate
000352 WA-93-0006Dupont Escort HerbicideMethyl 2-(((((4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)carbonyl)
000498-00155Spraypak Wasp Jet Sprayo-Isopropoxyphenyl methylcarbamate
000498-00165Spraypak Wasp Sprayo-Isopropoxyphenyl methylcarbamate
(Butylcarbityl)(6-propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20%
000498-00168Spraypak Wasp Long Range Jet Spray, Formula 2o-Isopropoxyphenyl methylcarbamate
000538-00011Scotts Halts Crabgrass PreventerS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
000538-00053Scotts Super Halts PlusS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
000538-00077Crabgrass Preventer and Dandelion Control Plus FertilizerS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
2-(2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxy)propionic acid
000538-00129Pro-turf Fertilizer and Crabgrass PreventerS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
000538-00156Turf Builder Plus Halts for LawnsS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
002935-00481Parathion 4 SprayO,O-Diethyl O-p-nitrophenyl phosphorothioate
002935-00483Parathion 8 AquaO,O-Diethyl O-p-nitrophenyl phosphorothioate
003125 TX-84-0005Guthion 2 LO,O-Dimethyl S-((4-oxo-1,2,3-benzotriazin-3(4 H)-yl)methyl) phosphorodithioate
005481 ID-97-0003Vapam Soil Fumigant Solution for All CropsSodium N-methyldithiocarbamate
005481 OR-83-0012Vapam Soil Fumigant SolutionSodium N-methyldithiocarbamate
005905-00513Parathion 4E Emulsifiable Insecticide ConcentrateO,O-Diethyl O-p-nitrophenyl phosphorothioate
005905-00514Parathion 8E Emulsifiable Insecticide ConcentrateO,O-Diethyl O-p-nitrophenyl phosphorothioate
010163-00197Betasan 2.9ES-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
010163-00202Betasan 46% Manufacturing ConcentrateS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
010163-00203Betasan 3.6G + FertilizerS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
010163 CA-97-0001Prefar 6-E HerbicideS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
010163 OR-94-0023Prefar 4-E HerbicideS-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
010292-00017Liquid Residual Spray Insecticideo-Isopropoxyphenyl methylcarbamate
N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide
(Butylcarbityl)(6-propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20%
010900-00067858 P.D. Aqueous Roach & Ant SprayO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
(Butylcarbityl)(6-propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20%
051036-00180Micro Flo C0./ Parathion 8EO,O-Diethyl O-p-nitrophenyl phosphorothioate
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062719-00344DMA 4 IVMDimethylamine 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate
062719 TX-95-0011Lorsban 50W Insecticide In Water Soluble PacketsO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
073049 WA-86-00193.91% Liquid Concentrate ProgibbGas cartidge (as a device for burrowing animal control)
Gibberellic acid
Gibberellic acid
Gibberellic acid
Gibberellic acid
N6-Benzyladenine, mixture with Gibberellins A4 and A7
Note: Registrants for EPA Registrations 010900-67 and 051036-180 waived the comment period and cancellation of these two products are effective upon publication of this Federal Register notice.

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
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.
000352E. I. Du Pont De Nemours, Inc., Barley Mill Plaza, Walker's Mill, Wilmington, DE 19880.
000498Chase Products Co, Putting The Best At Your Fingertips, Box 70, Maywood, IL 60153.
000538The Scotts Co., 14111 Scottslawn Rd, Marysville, OH 43041.
002935Wilbur Ellis Co., 191 W. Shaw Ave, #107, Fresno, CA 93704.
003125Bayer Corp., Agriculture Division, 8400 Hawthorn Rd, Box 4913, Kansas City, MO 64120.
005481Amvac Chemical Corp., Attn: Jon C. Wood, 4695 Macarthur Ct., Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
005905Helena Chemical Co, 6075 Poplar Ave., Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38119.
010163Gowan Co, Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366.
010292Venus Laboratories, Inc., 855 Lively Blvd, Wood Dale, IL 60191.
010900Sherwin-Williams Consumer Group, 601 Canal Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113.
051036Micro-Flo Co, Box 772099, Memphis, TN 38117.
062719Dow Agrosciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd 308/3E, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
073049Valent Biosciences Corp., 870 Technoloy Way, Libertyville, IL 60048.

III. Loss of Active Ingredients

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(s) to explore the possibility of withdrawing their request for cancellation. The active ingredient is listed in the following Table 3, with the CAS Number and EPA Company Number.

Table 3. — Active Ingredients Which Would Disappear as a Result Of Registrant's Request to Cancel

CAS No.Chemical NameEPA Company No.
53663-71-1N6-Benzyladenine, mixt. with Gibberellins A4 and A7073049

IV. 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.

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 July 9, 2001, unless indicated otherwise. This written withdrawal of the request for Start Printed Page 1671cancellation 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 the Federal Register of 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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List of Subjects

  • Environmental protection
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Pesticides and pests
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Dated: December 21, 2000.

Richard D. Schmitt,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-575 Filed 1-8-01; 8:45 am]