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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 request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.

DATES:

Unless a request is withdrawn by September 3, 2002 unless indicated otherwise, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations..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, Information Resources Services Division (7205C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (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, Including Copies of this Document and Other Related Documents?

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 listings at http://www.epa.gov/​fedrgstr.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to cancel 69 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
000070-00224Rigo Livestock Dust2-Chloro-1-(2,4,5-trichlorophenyl)vinyl dimethyl phosphate
000239-02423Ortho Lawn Insect SprayO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000239-02490Ortho Home Pest Insect ControlO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000239-02513Ortho-Klor Soil Insect and Termite KillerO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000239-02517Ortho-Klor Indoor & Outdoor Insect KillerO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000239-02520Ortho Mole Cricket Bait Formula IIO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000239-02521Ortho Mole Cricket Bait Formula IIIO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000239-02570Ortho-Klor 1% Dursban Lawn & Soil GranulesO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000239-02633Ortho Dursban Lawn Insect Formula IIO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000239-02635Ortho Multipurpose Borer & Insect SprayO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000241 NJ-94-0004Abate 4E InsecticidePhosphorothioic acid, O,O'-(thiodi-4,1-phenylene) O,O,O',O'-tetramethyl ester
000241 NJ-94-0005Abate 5-G InsecticidePhosphorothioic acid, O,O'-(thiodi-4,1-phenylene) O,O,O',O'-tetramethyl ester
000264-00584Sedagri Trifluralin 480Trifluralin ( a,a,a-trifluro-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-p-toluidine ) (Note: a =
000279 FL-77-0039Niagara Ethion 4 Miscible Miticide InsecticideO,O,O',O'-Tetraethyl S,S'-methylene bis(phosphorodithioate)
000279 LA-95-0014First Line (Sulfluramid) Termite Bait1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro-
000279 LA-98-0010Firstline GT Plus Termite Bait Station1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro-
000432-00895Chipco Mocap Brand 10G GCO-Ethyl S,S-dipropyl phosphorodithioate
000538-00087Scotts Turf Builder with HaltsDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
000538-00128Scotts Vegetable Garden Weed PreventerDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
000538-00235Flower and Garden Weed PreventerDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
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000541-00168Galahad Neutral Detergent-Germicide Hospital Grade4-tert-Amylphenol
o-Phenylphenol
000541-00265Puritan #6790 Detergent-Germicide4-tert-Amylphenol
o-Phenylphenol
000655-00019Prentox Warfarin Concentrate Rax Powder3-(alpha-Acetonylbenzyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin
000655-00457Prentox Diazinon 4E InsecticideO,O-Diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate
000655-00519Prentox Liquid Household Spray #1O,O-Diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate
(Butylcarbityl)(6-propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds 20%
Pyrethrins
002792-00041Pennwalt Decco 273 Aerosol Potato Sprout InhibitorIsopropyl N-(3-chlorophenyl)carbamate
002792 WA-95-0039Deccoquin 305 Concentrate6-Ethoxy-1,2-dihydro-2,2,4-trimethyl quinoline
004822-00356Raid Max Ant Bait1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro-
004822-00508Raid Double Control Ant Baits1-Octanesulfonamide, N-ethyl-1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro-
005481-00054Alco Cygon 2 EO,O-Dimethyl S-((methylcarbamoyl)methyl) phosphorodithioate
005481 WA-89-0019Dibrom 8 Emulsive1,2-Dibromo-2,2-dichloroethyl dimethyl phosphate
007401-00024Ferti-Lome Spring Crabgrass PreventerDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
007401-00067Ferti-Lome Rose Spray containing Diazinon & DaconilO,O-Diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate
Tetrachloroisophthalonitrile
007401-00076Ferti-Lome Crabgrass and Weed PreventerDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
007401-00140Ferti-Lome Year-Around Grabgrass and Weed PreventerDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
007401-00385Ferti-Lome Weed & Grass PreventerDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
008329-00058Abate 2-CG InsecticidePhosphorothioic acid, O,O'-(thiodi-4,1-phenylene) O,O,O',O'-tetramethyl ester
008329-00059Abate 5-G InsecticidePhosphorothioic acid, O,O'-(thiodi-4,1-phenylene) O,O,O',O'-tetramethyl ester
008329 NJ-99-0008Abate 5-G InsecticidePhosphorothioic acid, O,O'-(thiodi-4,1-phenylene) O,O,O',O'-tetramethyl ester
008660-00022Vertagreen Crabgrass PreventerDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
008660-00033Vertagreen Professional Use with DacthalDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
008660-00062Garden Weed Preventer (contains Dacthal)Dimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
008660-00098Turf Pro Dacthal 5GDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
008660-00100Turf Pro Dacthal 5G PlusDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
008660-00189Holiday Crabgrass Preventer Pre-EmergenceDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
009779 TX-94-0014Terranil 6LTetrachloroisophthalonitrile
010163 MT-00-0002Supracide 25WO,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate, S-ester with 4-(mercaptomethyl)-2-
010163 OR-94-0052Metasystox-R Spray ConcentrateS-(2-(Ethylsulfinyl)ethyl) O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate
010163 OR-94-0054Metasystox-R Spray ConcentrateS-(2-(Ethylsulfinyl)ethyl) O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate
010163 OR-97-0013Savey Ovicide/Miticide 50-WPtrans-5-(4-Chlorophenyl)-N-cyclohexyl-4-methyl-2-oxo-3-thiazolidinecarboxamide
010163 WA-95-0005Metasystox-R Spray ConcentrateS-(2-(Ethylsulfinyl)ethyl) O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate
010163 WA-97-0020Savey Ovicide/Miticide 50-WPtrans-5-(4-Chlorophenyl)-N-cyclohexyl-4-methyl-2-oxo-3-thiazolidinecarboxamide
010163 WA-99-0030Supracide 25WO,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate, S-ester with 4-(mercaptomethyl)-2-
010707 ID-98-0001Magnacide H Herbicide2-Propenal
010707 NE-90-0002Magnacide H Herbicide2-Propenal
010707 WA-94-0039Magnacide H Herbicide2-Propenal
019713-00307Pearson's Kleen-GroDimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate
033753-00024Myacide GDAGlutaraldehyde
045017-00033Slime-Trol DPD-865Bis(trichloromethyl) sulfone
Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(50%C14, 40%C12, 10%C16)
050534-00004Daconil 2787 W75Tetrachloroisophthalonitrile
050534-00023Bravo W-75 Agricultural FungicideTetrachloroisophthalonitrile
050534-00029Ole 75% FungicideTetrachloroisophthalonitrile
050534-00117Tuffcide 960STetrachloroisophthalonitrile
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050534-00218Tuffcide Ultrex ADGTetrachloroisophthalonitrile
050534-00224Tuffcide XtraTetrachloroisophthalonitrile
051036-00080PCNB-M 10-3GO-Ethyl S,S-dipropyl phosphorodithioate
Pentachloronitrobenzene
051036-00090Ethion 8 ECO,O,O',O'-Tetraethyl S,S'-methylene bis(phosphorodithioate)
059639 TX-98-0005Orthene 75 S Soluble PowderO,S-Dimethyl acetylphosphoramidothioate
070856 PA-97-0002Du Pont Benlate SP FungicideMethyl 1-(butylcarbamoyl)-2-benzimidazolecarbamate

Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 180 days (unless indicated otherwise) 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 directly during the indicated 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 Cancellation1

EPA Company no.Company Name and Address
000070Value Gardens Supply, LLC, Box 585, St. Joseph, MO 64502.
000239The Scotts Co., D/b/a The Ortho Group, Box 1749, Columbus, OH 43216.
000241BASF Corp., Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
000264Aventis Cropscience USA LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
000279FMC Corp.Agricultural Products Group, 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
000432Aventis Environmental Science USA LP, 95 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, NJ 07645.
000538The Scotts Co., 14111 Scottslawn Rd, Marysville, OH 43041.
000541Ecolab Inc., Agent For: Puritan Services, Inc., 370 N. Wabasha Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.
000655Prentiss Inc., C.B. 2000, Floral Park, NY 11001.
002792Decco, Cerexagri, Inc., 1713 S. California Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016.
004822S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., 1525 Howe Street, Racine, WI 53403.
005481AMVAC Chemical Corp., Attn: Jon C. Wood, 4695 Macarthur Ct., Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
007401Brazos Associates, Inc., Agent For: Voluntary Purchasing Group Inc., 2001 Diamond Ridge Drive, Carrollton, TX 75010.
008329Clarke Mosquito Control Products Inc., 159 N. Garden Ave, Roselle, IL 60172.
008660Pursell Industries, Inc., 1500 Urban Center Parkway, Suite 520, Birmingham, AL 35242.
009779Agriliance, LLC, Box 64089, St Paul, MN 55164.
010163Gowan Co., Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366.
010707Baker Petrolite Corp., Box 5050, Sugarland, TX 77487.
019713Drexel Chemical Co, 1700 Channel Ave., Box 13327, Memphis, TN 38113.
033753Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, Agent For: BASF Microcheck Limited, 1330 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036.
045017Hercules Inc. (Attn: Kevin Manning), Pulp & Paper Division., 4636 Somerton Rd, Trevose, PA 19053.
050534GB Biosciences Corp., 410 Swing Rd., Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419.
051036Micro-Flo Co. LLC, Box 772099, Memphis, TN 38117.
059639Valent U.S.A. Corp., 1333 N. California Blvd, Ste 600, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
070856American Mushroom Institute, 1 Massachusetts Ave, NW, #800, Washington, DC 20001.
1 There is a 30-day comment period on registrations for EPA company numbers 000070, 000279, 007401 and 051036.

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 canceled. FIFRA 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 the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked before September 3, 2002. This written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only to the applicable FIFRA section 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. 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). Exceptions 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-Start Printed Page 10203specific 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. Exception 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 a Special Review action, or where the Agency has identified significant potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical.

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Dated: February 11, 2002.

Richard D. Schmitt,

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

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