Skip to Content


Pesticide Product Registrations; Conditional Approval

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




This notice announces Agency approval of applications to conditionally register the pesticide products MeloCon WG, Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1 Concentrate, and Myco-Tech Paste containing new active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.

Start Further Info


The Regulatory Action Leader, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511C), listed in the table in this unit:

Start Printed Page 32613
Regulatory Action LeaderTelephone number/e-mail addressMailing addressProduct/EPA Reg. No.
Barbara Mandula(703) 308-7378; and Pollution Prevention Division (7511C), Office of Pesticides Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001MeloCon 72444-2
Jim Downing(703) 308-9071; purpureum strain HQ1 Concentrate 74128-1 Myco-Tech Paste 74128-2
End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information


I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Crop production (NAICS code 111)
  • Animal production (NAICS code 112)
  • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311)
  • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532)

This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. To determine whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should carefully examine the applicability provisions. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 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-2005-0132.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, 1801 S. Bell St., 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.

In accordance with section 3(c)(2) of FIFRA, a copy of the approved label, the list of data references, the data and other scientific information used to support registration, except for material specifically protected by section 10 of FIFRA, are available for public inspection in the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch, Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, Arlington, VA (703) 305-5805). Requests for data must be made in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and must be addressed to the Freedom of Information Office (A-101), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. Such requests should: Identify the product name and registration number and specify the data or information desired.

A paper copy of the fact sheet, which provides more detail on this registration, may be obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161.

2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings at​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​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. Did EPA Conditionally Approve the Application?

A conditional registration may be granted under section 3(c)(7)(C) of FIFRA for a new active ingredient where certain data are lacking, on condition that such data are received by the end of the conditional registration period and do not meet or exceed the risk criteria set forth in 40 CFR 154.7; that use of the pesticide during the conditional registration period will not cause unreasonable adverse effects; and that use of the pesticide is in the public interest. The Agency has considered the available data on the risks associated with the proposed uses of Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251, and of Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1, and information on social, economic, and environmental benefits to be derived from such use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the nature and its pattern of use, application methods and rates, and level and extent of potential exposure. Based on these reviews, the Agency was able to make basic health and safety determinations which show that uses of Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251, and of Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1 during the period of conditional registration will not cause any unreasonable adverse effect on the environment, and that use of these pesticides is in the public interest.

Consistent with section 3(c)(7)(C) of FIFRA, the Agency has determined that these conditional registrations are in the public interest. Use of the pesticides are of significance to the user community, and appropriate labeling, use directions, and other measures have been taken to Start Printed Page 32614ensure that use of the pesticides will not result in unreasonable adverse effects to man and the environment.

III. Conditionally Approved Registrations

1. EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of November 14, 2003 (68 FR 64623) (FRL-7331-8), which announced that Prophyta Biologischer Pflanzenschutz GmbH, Germany, c/o WF Stoneman Company, LLC, P.O. Box 465, (formerly 6307 Mourning Dove Drive), McFarland, WI 53558-0465, had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, MeloCon WG, a nematicide specific for plant root nematodes (72444-E), containing the fungus Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 at 6.0%, an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product.

The application was conditionally approved on March 30, 2005 for the end-use product listed below:

MeloCon, for use against parasitic plant root nematodes on vegetables, certain fruits, turf, ornamentals, and tobacco (EPA Reg. No. 72444-2).

2. EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of December 24, 2003 (68 FR 74576) (FRL-7338-2), which announced that Myco-Forestis Corporation Canada, c/o SciReg, Inc., Science and Regulatory Consultants, 12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192 (former address, Route 344 P.O. Box 3158 L'Assomption, Quebec Canada, J5W 4M9), had submitted applications to register the pesticide products, Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1 Concentrate (MUP: 74128-R) for manufacturing use and Myco-Tech Paste (EP: 74128-E), a biological herbicide used to inhibit sprouting and regrowth of cut tree stumps, containing the naturally-occurring fungus Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1 at MUP Concentrate, 24.8%; EP 9.1%, an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product.

The applications were conditionally approved on March 30, 2005 for the products listed below:

i. The Manufacturing Use Product, “Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1 Concentrate” for manufacturing purposes only (EPA Reg. No. 74128-1).

ii. The End-Use Product, “Myco-Tech Paste” to inhibit sprouting and regrowth of cut tree stumps (EPA Reg. No. 74128-2).

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects

  • Environmental protection
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides and pests
End List of Subjects Start Signature

Dated: May 17, 2005.

Phil Hutton,

Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 05-11106 Filed 6-2-05; 8:45 am]