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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, Start Printed Page 36787Fungicide, 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Unless a request is withdrawn by December 16, 2003 or July 21, 2003 for EPA Registration number(s): 000499-00413, 008660-00031, 008660-00045, 008660-49, 008660-00055, 008660-00057, and 071085-00022, orders will be issued canceling these registrations. The Agency will consider withdrawal requests postmarked no later than December 16, 2003 or July 21, 2003 for EPA Registration numbers indicated above.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

By mail: James A. Hollins, Information Resources Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; 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 Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number OPP-2003-0193. The official public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other information related to this action. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. This docket facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings at http://www.epa.gov/​fedrgstr/​.

An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/​edocket/​ to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the docket facility identified in Unit I.B.1. Once in the system, select “search,” then key in the appropriate docket ID number.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to cancel 45 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
000056-00071Jt Eaton A-C Formula 90 Bulk Rodenticide2-((p-Chlorophenyl)phenylacetyl)-1,3-indandione
000228 OR-94-0036Riverdale Weedestroy (R) AM 40 Amine SaltDimethylamine 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate
000241 OR-02-0021Acrobat 50WP FungicideMorpholine, 3-(3-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-oxo-2-propenyl)
000264 OR-96-0028Aliette WDG FungicideAluminum tris(O-ethylphosphonate)
000432-01285Baytex Liquid Concentrate InsecticideO,O-Dimethyl O-(4-(methylthio)-m-tolyl) phosphorothioate
000432-01290Baytex Technical InsecticideO,O-Dimethyl O-(4-(methylthio)-m-tolyl) phosphorothioate
000464-00669Bronopol Preservative2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol
000464-00677Myacide S-12-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol
000464-00681Myacide BT2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol
000499-00413Whitmire TC 100 InternO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
000829-00290SA-50 Dursban 1-E InsecticideO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
001022-00543Chapcide 4-ECO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
001812 LA-01-0014 001812 MS-01-0028 001812 SC-01-0002Griffin Boa Herbicide1,1'-Dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium dichloride
004822-00148Johnson Yard Master Foam Crabgrass PreventerN-Butyl-N-ethyl-α,α,α-trifluoro-2,6-dinitro-p-toluidine
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004822-00153Johnson Buggy Whip Dual Action Roach BaitO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
004822-00335Raid Ant ControllerO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
004822-00411Raid Roach Bait IIIO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
005481 WA-93-0024Metam SodiumSodium N-methyldithiocarbamate
008660-00031Concentrated Balan for Professional TurfN-Butyl-N-ethyl-α,α,α-trifluoro-2,6-dinitro-p-toluidine
008660-00045Malathion Grain Protectant (Premium Grade)O,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
008660-0004955% Malathion ConcentrateO,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
008660-00055Malathion Grain ProtectantO,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
008660-00057Patterson's Greenup 5% Malathion DustO,O-Dimethyl phosphorodithioate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
010163 MO-01-0004 010163 OR-01-0008 010163 TX-01-0010Sandea Herbicide3-Chloro-5-(((((4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino)carbonyl)amino)
010182 TX-99-0007Bravo 720Tetrachloroisophthalonitrile
010707 AZ-98-0008Magnacide H Herbicide2-Propenal
015440-00012Technical 2-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy) Propionic Acid2-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)propionic acid
015440-00014Marks CMPP (Mecoprop) Technical Acid2-(2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxy)propionic acid
015440-00017Technical Mecoprop2-(2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxy)propionic acid
028293-00015Unicorn Phosmet Insecticidal Dust for DogsN- (Mercaptomethyl)phthalimide S-(O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate)
051036-00073Dibrom 8EC1,2-Dibromo-2,2-dichloroethyl dimethyl phosphate
051036-00216Micro Flo Chlorpyrifos 4E Wood TreaterO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
051036-00247Chlorpyrifos 2.5GO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
051036-00257Chlorpyrifos 2E AGO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
051036-00294Chlorpyrifos 4# WheatO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
053871-00006Larvo-BTBacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki
053883-00048Martin's Dursban Insecticide GranulesO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
053883-00052Martin's Dursban 2 1/2% Insecticide GranulesO,O-Diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate
064428 WA-90-0024 065135 WA-98-0007Vinco Formaldehyde SolutionFormaldehyde
071085-00022Griffin Propanil 60 DF3',4'-Dichloropropionanilide

Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 180 days (30 days where indicated) 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.

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Table 2.—Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation

EPA Company No.Company Name and Address
000056Eaton JT and Co. Inc. 1393 E. Highland Rd. Twinsburg, OH 44087
000228Nufarm Americas Inc. D/b/a Riverdale - A Nufarm Co. 1333 Burr Ridge Parkway Suite 125a Burr Ridge, IL 60527
000241BASF Corp. P.O. Box 13528 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
000264Bayer Cropscience LP 2 T.W. Alexander Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
000432Bayer Environmental Science, A Business Group of Bayer Cropscience LP 95 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale, NJ 07645
000464Dow Chemical Co. 1803 Building Midland, MI 48674 Attn: Rhonda Vance-Moeser
000499Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories Inc. 3568 Tree Ct Industrial Blvd. St Louis, MO 63122
000829Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc. P.O. Box 218 Palmetto, FL 34220
001022IBC Mfg. Co. c/o Gail Early 416 E. Brooks Rd. Memphis, TN 38109
001812Griffin L.L.C. P.O. Box 1847 Valdosta, GA 31603
004822S.C. Johnson and Son Inc. 1525 Howe Street Racine, WI 53403
005481AMVAC Chemical Corp. 4695 Macarthur Ct. Suite 1250 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Attn: Jon C. Wood
008660Sylorr Plant Corp. P.O. Box 142642 St. Louis, MO 63114
010163Gowan Co. P.O. Box 5569 Yuma, AZ 85366
010182Zeneca Ag Products, Inc. P.O. Box 18300 Greensboro, NC 27419
010707Baker Petrolite Corp. 12645 W. Airport Blvd. Sugarland, TX 77478
015440Registration and Regulatory Services Agent For: A H Marks and Co Ltd., PMB 239 7474 Creedmoor Rd. Raleigh, NC 27613
028293Unicorn Laboratories 12385 Automobile Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33762
051036Micro-Flo Co. LLC P.O. Box 772099 Memphis, TN 38117
053871Troy Biosciences Inc. c/o SHB Scientific Enterprises P.O. Box 7012 Chandler, AZ 85246
053883Control Solutions, Inc. 5903 Genoa-Red Bluff Pasadena, TX 77507
064428Washington Bulb Co. Inc. 16031 Beaver Marsh Rd. Mount Vernon, WA 98273
065135Lefeber Bulb Co. Inc. 15379 State Route 536 Mount Vernon, WA 98273
071085Riceco LLC 5100 Poplar Avenue Suite 2428 Memphis, TN 38137

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 December 16, 2003 or July 21, 2003 for EPA Registration numbers listed under DATES. 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-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. 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: June 3, 2003.

Arnold E. Layne,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-15517 Filed 6-18-03; 8:45 am]

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