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Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in 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 for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. 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. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request on the Federal Register.

DATES:

The deletions are effective on January 13, 2003, unless indicated otherwise. The Agency will consider withdrawal requests postmarked on or before January 13, 2003.

Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant on or before, unless indicated otherwise, January 13, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Withdrawal requests may be submitted by mail,electronically, or in person. Please follow the detailed instructions for each method as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID number OPP-2002-0136 in the subject line on the first page of your response.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

By mail: James A. Hollins, Office of Pesticide Programs (7502C), 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?

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. The Agency has established an official record for this action under docket ID number OPP-2002-0136. 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 this official record, which includes printed, paper versions of any electronic comments submitted during as applicable comment period, is available for inspection in the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Room 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA, from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Withdrawal Requests?

You may submit withdrawal requests through the mail, in person, or electronically. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID number OPP-2002-0136 in the subject line on the first page of your response.

1. By mail. Submit your withdrawal request to: James A. Hollins, Office of Pesticide Programs (7502C), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

2. In person or by courier. Deliver your withdrawal request to: Public Information and Records Integrity Start Printed Page 46977Branch (PIRIB), Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. The PIRIB is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

3. Electronically. You may submit your withdrawal request electronically by e-mail to: opp-docket@epa.gov, or you can submit a computer disk as described above. Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to be CBI. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Electronic submissions will be accepted in WordPerfect 6.1/8.0 or ASCII file format. All withdrawal requests in electronic form must be identified by docket ID number OPP-2002-0136. Electronic withdrawal requests may also be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.

D. How Should I Handle CBI that I Want to Submit to the Agency?

Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to be CBI. You may claim information that you submit to EPA in response to this document as CBI by marking any part or all of that information as CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. In addition to one complete version of the withdrawal request that includes any information claimed as CBI, a copy of the withdrawal request that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public version of the official record. Information not marked confidential will be included in the public version of the official record without prior notice. If you have any questions about CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI, please consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. These registrations are listed in Table 1 by registration number, product name/active ingredient, and specific uses deleted:

Table 1.—Registrations With Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations

Registration No.ProductChemical NameDelete From Label
000655-00028Lindane Technical PowderLindaneBroccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, lettuce, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes, spinach and Swiss chard
000655-00028Prentox Lindane Technical PowderLindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, lettuce, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes, spinach and Swiss chard
004581-00405TOPSIN M 4.5F for Turf and OrnamentalsThiophanate-methylSod farms
005481-00225Technical LindaneLindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, spinach and Swiss chard
007501-00034Gustafson Lindane 30CLindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and radishes
007501-00038Gustafson Captan Lindane 12.5-25 Seed ProtectantLindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, and spinach
019713-00061Drexel Lindane Technical 1LindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, spinach, and Swiss chard
019713-00191Drexel Lindane Technical 2LindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, spinach, and Swiss chard
019713-00262Drexel 25% Lindane Seed TreaterLindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, radishes, and spinach
019713-00387Drexel Lindane FlowableLindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, radishes, and spinach
019713-00401Drexel Lindane 300 FlowableLindaneBroccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, spinach, and Swiss chard
034704-00653Captan Seed Treater with LindaneLindaneCabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, radishes, milo, and spinach
034704-00658Lindane 25 Planter Box Seed TreaterLindaneLettuce, milo, and spinach
034704-00674Lindane 25 EC-LFLindaneBroccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, milo, radishes, and spinach
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034704-00737Maneb-LindaneLindaneSoybeans
034797-00029General Purpose Aqueous Insecticide(Butylcarbityl)(6-propylpiperonyl) ether 80% and related compounds; PyrethrinsSurface spray, space spray, and mosquito adulticide
066330-00019Isotox Seed Treater (F)LindaneAlfalfa/clover/beans/cabbage/cauliflower/broccoli/brussel sprouts/radishes/carrots/onions/cotton/cucumbers/cantaloupe/watermelon/squash/pumpkin/flax/okra/peas/safflower/sudangrass/spinach/soybean/sugars beets

Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant before January 13, 2002, unless indicated otherwise, to discuss withdrawal of the application for amendment. This 180-day period will also permit interested members of the public to intercede with registrants prior to the Agency's approval of the deletion.

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
000655Prentiss Inc., C.B. 2000, Floral Park, NY 11001.
004581Cerexagri, Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King Of Prussia, PA 19046.
005481AMVAC Chemical Corp., Attn: Jon C. Wood, 4695 Macarthur Ct., Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
007501Gustafson LLC, Box 660065, Dallas, TX 75266.
019713Drexel Chemical Co, 1700 Channel Ave., Box 13327, Memphis, TN 38113.
034704Jane Cogswell, Agent For: Platte Chemical Co Inc., Box 667, Greeley, CO 80632.
034797Qualis Inc., 4600 Park Ave., Des Moines, IA 50321.
066330Arvesta Corp., 100 First Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA 94105.

III. What is the Agency 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 use deletion must submit such withdrawal in writing to James A. Hollins, at the address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked on or before January 13, 2002, unless indicated otherwise.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

The Agency has authorized the registrants to sell or distribute product under the previously approved labeling for a period of 18 months after approval of the revision, unless other restrictions have been imposed, as in special review actions.

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Dated: July 8, 2002.

Arnold E. Layne,

Acting Director, Information Resources and Services Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-17986 Filed 7-16-02; 8:45 am]

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