Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Start Printed Page 68898Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel the registrations for all of their outdoor non-agricultural end-use products containing diazinon [O,O-diethyl O-(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate]. EPA intends to grant these requests by issuing a cancellation order at the close of the comment period for this announcement, unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of these requests. It is EPA's intent that the cancellation of the outdoor non-agricultural end-use products will be effective on December 31, 2004. The Agency requests public comment on these voluntary cancellation requests, and is providing a 180-day comment period.
Comments on the requested registration cancellations must be submitted to the address provided below and identified by docket identification (ID) number OPP-2003-0305. Comments must be received on or before June 7, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stephanie Plummer, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-0076; e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 ID number OPP-2003-0305. 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. EPA also established two dockets containing documents in support of the diazinon IRED. They are dockets OPP-34225 and OPP-2002-0251. 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 75 pesticide products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in ascending sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this unit.
A. Background Information
Diazinon is an organophosphorous insecticide and is one of the most widely used insecticides in the U.S. It is used for outdoor non-agricultural, as well as agricultural, pest control.
Under a December 5, 2000, memorandum of agreement (MOA), the technical registrants of diazinon agreed to certain provisions regarding outdoor non-agricultural end-use products. All companies holding registrations for diazinon outdoor non-agricultural end-use products submitted letters to the Agency agreeing to the following changes in the conditions of their registrations according to the MOA:
1. Stop manufacturing all diazinon outdoor non-agricultural end-use products no later than June 30, 2003.
2. Stop shipment of all diazinon outdoor non-agricultural end-use products no later than August 31, 2003.
3. Voluntarily cancel all diazinon outdoor non-agricultural end-use product registrations by December 31, 2004.
4.Adhere to certain existing stocks provisions, which are explained in Unit IV.
The Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) document summarizes the findings of EPA's reregistration process for individual chemical cases, and reflects the Agency's decision on risk assessment and risk management for uses of the individual pesticides. EPA has issued an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) document assessing the risks from exposure to diazinon.
B. Requests for Voluntary Cancellation
Under section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA, registrants may request, at any time, that their pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more pesticide uses. Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30-day public comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation. In addition, section 6(f)(1)(C) of FIFRA requires that EPA provide a 180-day comment period on a request for voluntary termination of any minor agricultural use before granting the request, unless: (1) The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or (2) the Administrator determines that the continued use of the pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.EPA will apply a 180-day comment period to this notice.
|Registration number||Product name|
|16-118||Dragon Granular Lawn Insect Control|
|16-119||Dragon 5% Diazinon Granules|
|16-157||Dragon 25% Diazinon Spray|
|16-166||Dragon Diazinon Water-Based Concentrate|
|192-161||Dexol Diazinon 5% Granules|
|228-162||Riverdale Lawn Insect Killer Plus Fertilizer|
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|228-177||Riverdale 5% Diazinon Insect Killer Granules|
|239-2364||Ortho Diazinon Insect Spray|
|239-2375||Ortho Diazinon Granules|
|239-2479||Ortho Diazinon Soil and Turf Insect Control|
|239-2503||Ortho Diazinon Granular Fire Ant Killer|
|239-2619||Hi-Power Ant, Roach, and Spider Spray Formula II|
|239-2630||Ortho Diazinon Insect Spray Ready-to-Use|
|239-2643||Ortho Diazinon Insect Spray 2|
|239-2671||Ortho Diazinon Dust|
|538-92||Lawn Insect Control Plus Fertilizer|
|538-187||Scotts Lawn Insect Control|
|538-204||Western Lawn Insect Control Plus Fertilizer|
|538-254||Fertilizer Plus Diazinon|
|538-258||Fertilizer and Diazinon|
|572-292||5% Diazinon Granular Lawn Insecticide|
|572-305||Rockland Diazinon Spray|
|655-556||Prentox Diazinon 5G|
|829-249||Diazinon Insecticide 25% Spray Concentrate|
|829-264||SA-50 Brand 5% Diazinon Granules|
|869-139||Green Light Diazinon 5 Granules|
|869-231||Green Light Diazinon|
|961-358||Lebanon Lawn and Garden Insecticide with Diazinon 5G|
|961-393(old reg. no. 8660-11)||Sta-Green Lawn Insect Control and Fertilizer|
|1386-648||5% Diazinon Insect Killer Granules|
|3546-27||Shoofly Hornet Jet-bomb|
|7401-216||Ferti-lome Diazinon Insect Spray|
|7401-222||Ferti-lome Special Diazinon Insect Killer Granules|
|7401-441||Ferti-lome Diazinon Water Base Concentrate|
|8378-12||Lawn Insect Control Plus Fertilizer|
|8378-32||Shaw's 5% Diazinon Insect Granules|
|8780-51||Turf Line Diazinon 5G Lawn Insect Control|
|8780-56||Turf Line Arthroban Triple Action #4|
|8845-92||Spectracide Lawn and Garden Insect Control|
|8845-95||Spectracide 6000 Lawn and Garden Insect Control|
|8845-101||Spectracide Fire Ant Killer|
|9198-45||The Andersons Turf Food with 3.33% Diazinon|
|9198-62||The Andersons Lawn and Garden Insecticide 5% Diazinon|
|9688-89||Chemsico Diazinon 2G|
|10404-14||Lesco Diazinon 3.33% + Fertilizer|
|10404-23||Lesco Diazinon 5G|
|19713-263||Drexel Diazinon 5G|
|19713-264||Drexel Diazinon 2G|
|28293-199||Unicorn Diazinon 5G Granules|
|28293-230||Unicorn 25 EC Diazinon|
|32802-5||All Season Diazinon 5G Insecticide|
|33955-556||Acme Diazinon 25% Emulsifiable Concentrate|
|33955-557||Acme Diazinon 5G Lawn and Garden Insect Control|
|34704-57||Clean Crop Diazinon 5 Lawn and Garden|
|34911-13||Hi-Yield 5% Diazinon Insect Killer Granules|
|34911-23||Hi-Yield Imported Fire Ant Control Granules|
|40849-30||Enforcer Ant Kill Granules II|
|42057-90||Diazinon Liquid (Diazinon 25% Emulsifiable)|
|42057-107||Morgro 5% Diazinon Granular Lawn and Garden Insect Control|
|51036-69||Diazinon 2G Lawn and Perimeter Granules|
|51036-97||Diazinon 5G Homeowner|
|53883-45||Martins Diazinon 25 E Lawn and Garden Insect Control|
|53883-46||Martin's Diazinon Granular Lawn Insect Control|
|53883-51||Martins 5% Diazinon Granules|
|53883-54||Martin's Fire Ant Killer|
|53883-80 (old reg. no. 37915-6)||Professional Pest Control Formula DC-500|
|56819-13 (old reg. no. 8780-54)||Turf Diazinon Lawn Insect Control Plus Fertilizer #2|
|56819-14 (old reg. no. 8780-55)||Turf Diazinon Lawn Insect Control Plus Fertilizer|
|59144-2||5% Diazinon Granules|
|59144-28||Diazinon Lawn and Garden Insecticide|
|61282-25||Diazinon Lawn and Garden WBC|
|67572-1||CP Diazinon Lawn and Garden WB Ready-to-Use|
|75082-2 (old reg. no. 34822-6)||Di-All Paint Insecticide|
Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all Start Printed Page 68900registrants of the products in Table 1 of this unit, in ascending sequence by EPA company number:
|EPA Company number||Company name and address|
|16||Dragon Chemical Corporation, 7033 Walrond Drive, NW, P.O. Box 7311, Roanoke, VA 24019|
|192||Value Gardens Supply, LLC, P.O. Box 585, St. Joseph, MO 64502|
|228||Nufarm Americas Inc., 1333 Burr Ridge Parkway, Suite 125A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527|
|239||The Ortho Business Group, P.O. Box 190, Marysville, OH 43040|
|538||The Scotts Company, 14111 Scottslawn Road, Marysville, OH 43041|
|572||Rockland Corporation, 686 Passaic Avenue, P.O. Box 809, West Caldwell, NJ 07007|
|655||Prentiss Inc., CB 2000, Floral Park, New York, NY 11001|
|829||Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc., P.O. Box 218, Palmetto, FL 34220|
|869||Green Light Company, P.O. Box 17985, San Antonio, TX 78217|
|961||Lebanon Seaboard Corporation, 1600 East Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042|
|1386||Universal Cooperatives Inc., 1300 Corporate Center Curve, Eagan, MN 55121|
|3546||Lynwood Labs Inc., 945 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02192|
|7401||Voluntary Purchasing Group Inc., 1806 Auburn Drive, Carrollton, TX 75007|
|8378||Knox Fertilizer Company Inc., West Culver Road, P.O. Box 248, Knox, IN 46534|
|8780||Progressive Lawn Research, Inc., 1225 Lehigh Station Road, P.O. Box 400, Henrietta, NY 14467|
|8845||Spectrum Group, P.O. Box 142642, St. Louis, MO 63114|
|9198||The Andersons Lawn Fertilizer Division, Inc., P.O. Box 119, Maumee, OH 43537|
|9688||Chemsico, P.O. Box 142642, St. Louis, MO 63114|
|10404||Lesco Inc., 15885 Sprague Road, Strongsville, OH 44136|
|19713||Drexel Chemical Company, 1700 Channel Avenue, P.O. Box 13327, Memphis, TN 38113|
|28293||Unicorn Laboratories, 12385 Automobile Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33762|
|32802||Howard Johnson's Enterprises Inc., 700 West Virginia Street, Suite 222, Milwaukee, WI 53204|
|33955||PBI/Gordon Corporation, P.O. Box 014090, Kansas City, MO 64101|
|34704||Platte Chemical Company, Inc., P.O. Box 667, Greeley, CO 80632|
|34911||Hi-Yield Chemical Company, 1806 Auburn Drive, Carrollton, TX 75007|
|40849||Enforcer Products, 1310 Seaboard Industrial Boulevard, NW Atlanta, GA 30318|
|42057||Morgro Chemical Company, 145 West Central Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84107|
|51036||Micro-Flo Company LLC, P.O. Box 772099, Memphis, TN 38117|
|53883||Control Solutions, Inc., 5903 Genoa-Red Bluff, Pasadena, TX 77507|
|56819||Progressive Lawn Research Inc. C/O High Point Mills Road, P.O. Box 400, Henrietta, NY 14467|
|59144||Gro Tec Inc., 30856 Rocky Road, Greeley, CO 80631|
|61282||Hacco, Inc., P.O. Box 7190, Madison, WI 53707|
|62366||The Valspar Corporation, 30856 Rocky Road, Greeley, CO 80631|
|67572||Contract Packaging Inc., 10115 Highway 142, North Covington, GA 30014|
|75082||Supreme Chemicals of Georgia, Inc., 1535 Oak Industrial Lane, Suite B, Cummings, GA 30041|
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. After complying with the requirements in 6(f)(1), the Administrator may approve such a request.
IV. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks
The Agency intends to issue a cancellation order following consideration of all comments received during the comment period, unless the comments warrant further review of this request. Any cancellation order issued in response to this request will have an effective date of December 31, 2004.
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. As noted above, the companies listed in Table 2 in Unit II., have agreed to stop shipment of all diazinon outdoor non-agricultural end-use products no later than August 31, 2003. In accordance with the MOA, all companies holding Start Printed Page 68901registrations for outdoor non-agricultural end-use diazinon products agreed to the following existing stocks provisions:
1. Sale and distribution of these outdoor non-agricultural end-use products containing diazinon will not be permitted after December 31, 2004. Except for purposes of product recovery pursuant to the 2000 MOA, shipping such stocks for export consistent with the requirements of FIFRA section 17, or proper disposal in accordance with applicable law.
2. Use of existing stocks may continue until stocks are exhausted. Any such use must be in accordance with the label.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Environmental protection
- Pesticides and pests
Dated: November 18, 2003.
Acting Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 03-30271 Filed 12-9-03; 8:45 am]
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