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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This notice announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Comments must be received on or before June 5, 2009.
Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods:
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
- Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
- Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket Facility’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID number and the pesticide petition number of interest as shown in the body of this document. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, Start Printed Page 20948unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-mail. The regulations.gov website is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., 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 either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
A contact person, with telephone number and e-mail address, is listed at the end of each pesticide petition summary. You may also reach each contact person by mail at: Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.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. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed at the end of the pesticide petition summary of interest.
B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?
1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to:
i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes.
iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/or data that you used.
v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced.
vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives.
vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats.
viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.
3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may have a typical or disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general population.
II. What Action Is the Agency Taking?
EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or modification of regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that the pesticide petitions described in this notice contain the data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting of the pesticide petitions. Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination on these pesticide petitions.
Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions that are the subject of this notice, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket for each of the petitions is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov.
As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), (21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3)), EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an opportunity to Start Printed Page 20949comment on this request for the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained through the petition summary referenced in this unit.
1. PP 8F7455. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0141). Dow AgroSciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the combined residues of the herbicide aminopyralid (XDE-750: 4-amino-3,6-dichloropyridine-2-carboxylic acid) and its glucose conjugate, expressed as total parent in or on corn, forage at 0.30 parts per million (ppm); corn, grain at 0.20 ppm; corn, stover at 0.20 ppm. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement purposes are available to monitor residues of aminopyralid in corn commodities, milk, meat and meat by-products. The analytical method uses liquid chromatography and positive ion electrospray tandem spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) with limits of quantitation (LOQ) of 0.01 ppm. The methods had been successfully validated independently by outside laboratories. Aminopyralid had also been tested through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Multi-Residue Methodology, Protocols C, D, and E. Contact: Kathyrn Montague, (703) 305-1243, email@example.com.
2. PP 9F7513. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0261). E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc., DuPont Crop Protection (S300/427), Stine-Haskell Research Ctr., 1090 Elkton Rd., P.O. Box 30, Newark, DE 19714-0030, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole, 3-bromo-N-[4-chloro-2-methyl-6-[(methylamino)carbonyl]phenyl]-1-(3-chloro-2-pyridinyl)-1 H-pyrazole-5-carboxamide in or on vegetables, tuberous and roots corm, subgroup 1C at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet; poultry, fat; poultry, meat; and poultry, meat byproducts at 0.02 ppm; corn, field, grain; corn, pop; nut, tree, group 14; and pistachio at 0.04 ppm; cattle, meat; goat, meat; horse, meat; milk; and sheep, meat at 0.05 ppm; corn, processed commodities; egg; peanut; and Ti palm, roots at 0.1 ppm; cacao bean, bean; and rice, grain at 0.15 ppm; cattle, meat byproducts, except liver; goat, meat byproducts, except liver; horse, meat byproducts, except liver; and sheep, meat byproducts, except liver at 0.2 ppm; cattle, fat; cattle, liver; crambe; goat, fat; goat, liver; hare’s ear mustard; horse, fat; horse, liver; jojoba; lesquerella; lunaria; milkweed; mustard; oil radish; poppy seed; rapeseed/canola; rice, hulls; rice, straw; rose hip; sesame; sheep, fat; sheep; liver; tallowwood; and tea oil plant at 0.3 ppm; cattle, meat; coffee, bean, green at 0.5 ppm; okra at 0.7 ppm; strawberry at 1 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 1.2 ppm; cacao, roasted beans; and fruit, citrus, group 10 at 1.4 ppm; pineapple at 1.5 ppm; fruit, caneberry, subgroup 13-07A at 1.8 ppm; acerola; corn, aspirated grain fractions; jaboticaba; lychee; papaya; passionfruit; and vegetables, legume, group 6, except soybeans at 2 ppm; apple, wet pomace; coffee, instant; fruit, small vine climbing, subgroup 13-07D at 2.5 ppm; chocolate; cocoa powder; and pineapple process residue at 3 ppm; non-grass animal feeds, group 18, seeds at 3.5 ppm; artichoke; atemoya; avocado; banana; biriba; black sapote; canistel; cherimoya; custard apple; feijoa; figs; fruit, stone, group 12; guava; llama; longan; mango; olive; persimmon; pomegranate; pulasan; rambutan; sapodilla; sapote, mamey; soursop; spanish lime; star apple; starfruit; sugar apple; wax jambu; white sapote (casimiroa) and other cultivars and/or hybrids at 4 ppm; almond, hull; and raisins at 5 ppm; herbs and spices, subgroup 19B, spices at 7 ppm; crayfish at 8 ppm; mint at 9 ppm; vegetables, Brassica leafy, group 5 at 11 ppm; asparagus; non-grass animal feeds, group 18, forage and fodder; prickly pear cactus; and Ti palm, leaves at 13 ppm; citrus, dried pulp; and sugarcane, cane at 14 ppm; cereal grains (forage, fodder, and straw), group 16, forage and fodder; grass (forage, fodder, and hay), group 17, forage and fodder; and herbs and spices, subgroup 19A, fresh at 25 ppm; vegetable, foliage of legume, group 7, forage/vines at 30 ppm; olive, oil at 40 ppm; non-grass animal feeds, group 18, hay and straw at 45 ppm; cereal grains (forage, fodder, and straw), group 16, hay and straw; grass (forage, fodder, and hay), group 17, hay and straw; herbs and spices, subgroup 19A, dried; hops; peanut, hay; and vegetables, foliage of legume, group 7, hay at 90 ppm; and sugarcane molasses at 420 ppm. Analytical methods were previously submitted which permit determination of chlorantraniliprole residues in meat, milk, poultry and eggs at appropriate detection levels. Contact: Kable Bo Davis, (703) 306-0415, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. PP 9F7530. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0262). Valent U.S.A. Corporation, P.O. Box 8025, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (as Agent for Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.), proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide clothianidin (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine in or on fig at 0.05 ppm and pomegranate at 0.2 ppm. Adequate enforcement methodology (liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy/mass spectroscopy, LC/MS/MS analysis) is available to enforce the tolerance expression. Contact: Kable Bo Davis, (703) 306-0415, email@example.com.
4. PP 9F7535. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0205). Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide imazosulfuron, (2-chloro-N-[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonyl] imidazo-[1,2-a]pyridine-3-sulfonamide in or on pepper, bell, fruit at 0.02 ppm; pepper, non-bell, fruit at 0.02 ppm; rice, grain at 0.02 ppm; and tomato, fruit at 0.02 ppm. An independently validated analytical method has been submitted for analyzing parent imazosulfuron residues with appropriate sensitivity in all crop commodities for which tolerances are being requested. Contact: Bethany Dalrymple, (703) 347-8072, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Tolerance Exemptions
1. PP 8E7354. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0213). Valent BioSciences Corporation, 870 Technology Way, Libertyville, IL 60048, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 1,2,3-propanetriol, homopolymer, diisooctadecanoate (CAS No. 63705-03-3) in or on animals used for food when used as a pesticide inert ingredient emulsifier in pesticide formulations under 40 CFR 180.930. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance and no analytical method is required. Contact: Elizabeth Fertich, (703) 347-8560, email@example.com.
2. PP 8E7484. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0129). Becker Underwood, Inc., 801 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Carbon Black (CAS No. 1333-86-4) in or on raw agricultural commodity seeds used to grow agricultural crops when used as a pesticide inert ingredient as a seed colorant in pesticide formulations. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance and no analytical method is required. Contact: Start Printed Page 20950Elizabeth Fertich, (703) 347-8560, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. PP 9E7541. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0256). BASF Corporation, 100 Campus Dr., Florham Park, NJ 07932, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymers with Bu acrylate, Et acrylate, Me methacrylate and polyethylene glycol methacrylate C16-18-alkyl ethers (CAS No. 890051-63-5) under 40 CFR 180.960 when used as a pesticide inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations without limitation. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance and no analytical method is required. Contact: Alganesh Debesai, (703) 308-8353, email@example.com.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Environmental protection
- Agricultural commodities
- Feed additives
- Food additives
- Pesticides and pests
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
Dated: April 23, 2009.
Daniel J. Rosenblatt,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-10503 Filed 5-5-09; 8:45 am]
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