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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Unless a request is withdrawn by, September 24, 2001, unless indicated otherwise, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations.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 address: hollins.james@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 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 No. 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 42 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:

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Table 1. — Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration No.Product NameChemical Name
000264-00544Bronate Gel Herbicide2-Ethylhexyl 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetate
3,5-Dibromo-4-hydroxybenzonitrile octanoate
3,5-Dibromo-4-hydroxybenzonitrile heptanoate
000264-00571Diva FungicideTetrachloroisophthalonitrile
3-(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboxamide
000270-00289Security Brand Captan Garden Spraycis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
000279 LA-00-0007Pounce 3.2 EC InsecticideCyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-
000279 TX-97-0003Furadan 3G Insecticide-Nematicide2,3-Dihydro-2,2-dimethyl-7-benzofuranyl methylcarbamate
000352 AZ-93-0015Dupont Benlate FungicideMethyl 1-(butylcarbamoyl)-2-benzimidazolecarbamate
000352 WA-77-0040Du Pont Benlate Fungicide Wettable PowderMethyl 1-(butylcarbamoyl)-2-benzimidazolecarbamate
000352 WA-87-0003Du Pont Telar Herbicide2-Chloro-N-(((4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)carbonyl)
000400 OR-99-0033Dimilin 2L1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-3-(2,6-difluorobenzoyl)urea
000432-00899Chipco Nivral Brand Thiodicarb MolluscicideDimethyl N,N'-(thiobis((methylimino)carbonyloxy))bis(ethanimidothioate)
000499-00250Whitmire PT 1300 Total Release InsecticideO,S-Dimethyl acetylphosphoramidothioate
000572-00062Rockland Fruit Tree SprayMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane)
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
Sulfur
cis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
000829-00236SA-50 Fruit Spray ConcentrateMethoxychlor (2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane )
O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
Sulfur
cis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
001381-00160Agrosol2-(4'-Thiazolyl)benzimidazole
cis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
001381-00161Agrosol Flowable Systemic Commercial Seed Treatment Fun2-(4'-Thiazolyl)benzimidazole
cis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
001381-00167Gammasan Insecticide - Fungicide Hopper Box Seed TreatmentLindane (Gamma isomer of benzene hexachloride) (99% pure gamma isomer)
cis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
001381-00172Granox P-F-MManganese ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate)
cis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
001381-00173Granox CHM Soybean Seed Treatment Fungicidecis-N-Trichloromethylthio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide
001452-00003Hilo DipRotenone
Cube Resins other than rotenone
001459-00070Water Base Residual Insect Spray II contains Pyrenone AO,O-Diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate
(Butylcarbityl)(6-propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20%
Pyrethrins
002935-00499Solve LV Ester 6Acetic acid, (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-, 2-ethylhexyl ester
003125 MO-79-0012Sencor 4 Flowable Herbicide1,2,4-Triazin-5(4 H)-one, 4-amino-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-3-(methylthio)-
005383-00073Troysan Polyphase P-15H3-Iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate
005383-00078Woodsman Solid Color Oil StainBis(tributyltin) oxide
3-Iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate
005383-00083Troysan Polyphase GWP-1 Wood Preservative Clear3-Iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate
005383-00087Real-Wood Wood Preservative3-Iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate
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005481 WA-91-0038K-Salt Fruit Fix 800Potassium 1-naphthaleneacetate
005481 WA-91-0039K-Salt Fruit Fix 200Potassium 1-naphthaleneacetate
007001 WA-94-0022Sim-Tec 0.502-(4'-Thiazolyl)benzimidazole
007173-00185Rozol Laq-Berry Rat and Mouse Bait2-((p-Chlorophenyl)phenylacetyl)-1,3-indandione
009779-00351Iprodione 4F3-(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboxamide
010163 AZ-99-0004Imidan 70-WSBN-(Mercaptomethyl)phthalimide S-(O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate)
010182-00226Eptam 87.8% Manufacturing ConcentrateS-Ethyl dipropylthiocarbamate
010182 OR-78-0054Ro-Neet 6E A Selective Herbicide Emulsifiable LiquidS-Ethyl cyclohexylethylthiocarbamate
019713 OR-97-0005Drexel Dimethoate 2.67O,O-Dimethyl S-((methylcarbamoyl)methyl) phosphorodithioate
028293-00153Unicorn Rotenone DipPyrethrins
Rotenone
Cube Resins other than rotenone
034704 WA-97-0007D-Z-N Diazinon 50W InsecticideO,O-Diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate
047371-00183Formulation RTU-6075 (MA)Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C18, 5%C12)
Alkyl* dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride *(50%C12, 30%C14, 17%C16, 3%C18)
050534 TX-92-0022Bravo 720Tetrachloroisophthalonitrile
059639 AZ-00-0008Orthene 90 SO,S-Dimethyl acetylphosphoramidothioate
059639 AZ-93-0005Monitor 4 SprayO,S-Dimethyl phosphoramidothioate
071368 OR-87-0008Weedar 64 Broad Leaf HerbicideDimethylamine 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate

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.
000270Farnam Companies Inc., 301 W. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013.
000279FMC Corp., Agricultural Products Group, 1735 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
000352E. I. Du Pont De Nemours, Barley Mill Plaza, Walker's Mill, Wilmington, DE 19880.
000400Uniroyal Chemical Co, Inc., A Subsidiary of Crompton Corp., 74 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT 06524.
000432Aventis Environmental Science USA LP, 95 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, NJ 07645.
000499Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories Inc., 3568 Tree Ct., Industrial Blvd, St Louis, MO 63122.
000572Rockland Corp., 686 Passaic Ave., Box 809, West Caldwell, NJ 07007.
000829Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc., Box 218, Palmetto, FL 34220.
001381Agriliance, LLC, Box 64089, St. Paul, MN 55164.
001452Roccorp Inc., Box 785, Brunswick, OH 44212.
001459Bullen Companies, Box 37, Folcroft, PA 19032.
002935Wilbur Ellis Co., 191 W Shaw Ave, #107, Fresno, CA 93704.
003125Bayer Corp., Agriculture Division, 8400 Hawthorn Rd., Box 4913, Kansas City, MO 64120.
005383Lewis & Harrison, Agent For: Troy Chemical Corp., 122 C St NW, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20001.
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005481AMVAC Chemical Corp., Attn: Jon C. Wood, 4695 Macarthur Ct., Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
007001J.R. Simplot Co., Box 198, Lathrop, CA 95330.
007173Liphatech, Inc., 3600 W. Elm Street, Milwaukee, WI 53209.
009779Agriliance, LLC, Box 64089, St Paul, MN 55164.
010163Gowan Co., Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366.
010182Zeneca Ag Products, Inc., 1800 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19850.
019713Drexel Chemical Co., 1700 Channel Ave., Box 13327, Memphis, TN 38113.
028293Unicorn Laboratories, 12385 Automobile Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33762.
034704Jane Cogswell, Agent For: Platte Chemical Co, Inc., Box 667, Greeley, CO 80632.
047371H & S Chemicals Division, c/o Lonza Inc., 17-17 Route 208, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.
050534GB Biosciences Corp., c/o Zeneca Ag Products, 1800 Concord Pike, Box 15458, Wilmington, DE 19850.
059639Valent U.S.A. Corp., 1333 N. California Blvd, Suite 600, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
071368Nufarm Limited, c/o Nufarm Americas, Inc., 317 W. Florence Rd., St. Joseph, MO 64506.

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 September 24, 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 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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Dated: March 8, 2001.

Richard D. Schmitt,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-7286 Filed 3-27-01; 8:45 a.m.]

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