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Imidacloprid; Pesticide Tolerance Technical Correction

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Final rule; technical correction.


EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of March 22, 2006, concerning the establishment of pesticide tolerances for combined residues of imidacloprid on oats and rye. This document is being issued to correct a typographical error and a typographical omission.

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This final rule is effective on July 12, 2006.


EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0053. All documents in the docket are listed in the index for the docket. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available in the electronic docket at, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The Docket Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Docket Facility is (703) 305-5805.

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Meredith Laws, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-7038; e-mail address:

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I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

The Agency included in the final rule a list of those who may be potentially affected by this action. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Access Electronic Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

In addition to using (, you may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the“ Federal Register” listings at​fedrgstr/​. A frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR part 180 is available at E-CFR Beta Site Two at​ecfr/​.

II. What Does this Correction Do?

FR Doc. 06-2712 published in the Federal Register of March 22, 2006 (71 FR 14406) (FRL-7766-8), in the amendment to § 180.472 is being corrected because the table in paragraph (a) was inadvertently published as a two column table. The table should have appeared as a three column table. The omitted third column should include the heading “Expiration/Revocation Date”, and the entry “None” to correspond to the tolerance listed in each row. The amendment also includes a typographical error and lists the established tolerance level for “Oats, forage”, as “a2.0” parts per million. This typographical error is being corrected as well.

III. Why is this Correction Issued as a Final Rule?

Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), provides that, when an Agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest, the agency may issue a final rule without providing notice and an opportunity for public comment. EPA has determined that there is good cause for making today's technical correction final without prior proposal and opportunity for comment, because the use of notice and comment procedures are unnecessary to effectuate this correction. As such, EPA finds that this constitutes good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B).

IV. Do Any of the Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Apply to this Action?

No. This action only corrects errors in the amendatory language for a previously published final rule and does not impose any new requirements. EPA's compliance with the statutes and Executive Orders for the underlying rule is discussed in Unit VII. of the March 22, 2006, final rule (71 FR 14406).

V. Congressional Review Act

The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of this final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule is not a “major rule ” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

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Dated: June 28, 2006.

Donald R. Stubbs,

Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.

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2. Section 180.472 is amended by alphabetically adding commodities to the table in paragraph (a) to read as follows:

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Imidacloprid; tolerances for residues.

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CommodityParts per millionExpiration/Revocation Date
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Oats, forage2.0None
Oats, grain0.05None
Oats, hay6.0None
Oats, straw3.0None
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Rye, forage2.0None
Rye, grain0.05None
Rye, hay6.0None
Rye, straw3.0None
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[FR Doc. E6-10860 Filed 7-11-06; 8:45 am]