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Organic Arsenicals; Product Cancellation Order and Amendments to Terminate Uses

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide organic arsenicals, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a July 8, 2009 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the organic arsenical registrants to voluntarily cancel or amend to terminate uses of their organic arsenical product registrations.

DATES:

The cancellations are effective September 30, 2009.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Tom Myers, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8589; fax number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: myers.tom@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, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, 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 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 a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0191. 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 Office of Pesticide Programs (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.

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.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

The organic arsenicals include the pesticides monosodium methanearsonate (MSMA), disodium methanearsonate (DSMA), calcium acid methanearsonate (CAMA), and cacodylic acid and its sodium salt. The requests terminate the following uses of MSMA: Residential; forestry; non-bearing fruit and nuts; citrus, bearing and non-bearing; bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass grown for seed; drainage ditch banks; railroad, pipeline, and utility rights of way; fence rows; storage yards; and similar non-crop areas. In addition, the requests terminate all uses of MSMA in Florida except for use on cotton grown in Calhoun, Columbia, Escambia, Gadsden, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Walton, and Washington counties. The requests would not terminate the last MSMA products registered for use in the United States. These requests for voluntary cancellation and amendment of MSMA containing products are the result of an agreement in principle signed by the EPA and the technical registrants of the Start Printed Page 50188organic arsenicals on January 16 and February 5, 2009. The registrants have requested voluntary cancellation of all products containing DSMA, CAMA, cacodylic acid and its sodium salt in accordance with the agreement. The requests would terminate the last DSMA, CAMA, and cacodylic acid and its sodium salt products registered for use in the United States. In the July 8, 2009 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant(s) withdrew their request(s) within this period. The Agency received comments on the notice but none merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the organic arsenical products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.

This notice announces the cancellation and amendments to terminate uses, as requested by registrants, of end-use and manufacturing-use organic arsenical products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit.

Table 1.—Organic Arsenical Product Cancellations

Registration NumberProduct NameChemical Name
239-2510Ortho Crabgrass Killer Formula IICAMA
239-2572Ortho Crabgrass Killer SprayCAMA
538-10Scotts Summer Crabgrass ControlDSMA
538-169Scotts Spot Grass and Weed ControlCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
538-178Scotts Post Emergent Crabgrass ControlMSMA
769-635SMCP MSMA 70W Liquid MSMA Plus SurfactantMSMA
769-636SMCP MSMA 70 LiquidMSMA
769-637SMCP MSMA 6.66MSMA
769-664X-CEL Veg KilCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
769-705SMCP MSMA HC 8 Liquid High ConcentrateMSMA
769-916Science Grass & Weed Top-KillerCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
769-975Liquid Edger HerbicideCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
869-175Green Light Liquid EdgerCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
869-243Green Light MSMA Crabgrass Killer 2MSMA
2217-229Selective Crabgrass Killer Contains DSMADSMA
2217-434Crabgrass KillerDSMA
2217-512Nutgrass KillerMSMA
2217-513Crabgrass KillerMSMA
2217-630Gordon's Crabgrass and Nutgrass KillerMSMA
2217-808EH 795 Residential HerbicideMSMA
2,4-D dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-metyoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
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Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)-3, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
2217-815EH 1335 HerbicideMSMA
2,4-D dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)-, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
2217-830EH 1378 HerbicideMSMA
2-,4-D dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)-, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
5481-67Alco Ho No Mo LiquidCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
5481-227DSMA Liquid Plus SurfactantDSMA
5481-228MSMA 40 Plus SurfactantMSMA
5481-229MSMA 60 Plus SurfactantMSMA
5481-230MSMA 66 ConcentrateMSMA
5481-231MSMA 80 ConcentrateMSMA
5887-172Improved Crabgrass KillerMSMA
5905-67MSMA Arsonate LiquidMSMA
5905-GA-82-0011MSMA Arsonate LiquidMSMA
7401-23Ferti-Lome Crabgrass and Dallis Grass KillerMSMA
7401-246Hi-Yield Super Decimate+SurfactantMSMA
7401-366Ferti-Lome Improved Bermuda Grass KillerMSMA
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
8660-48Crabgrass KillerDSMA
8660-63Clean-Up HerbicideCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
8660-120Vertagreen Crabgrass & Weed KillerMSMA
8660-121Greenup Nutgrass & Chickweed KillerMSMA
9779-86Riverside 612 HerbicideMSMA
9779-96Riverside 120 HerbicideMSMA
9779-128DSMA HerbicideDSMA
9779-155Riverside 145 HerbicideMSMA
9779-170Riverside MSMA 4MSMA
9779-174Riverside DSMA Liquid Plus SurfactantDSMA
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9779-317Prometryne+MSMAMSMA
Prometryn
10088-74Lawn and Turf Weed ControlMSMA
19713-45Drexel DSMA LiquidDSMA
19713-113Drexel DSMA 81PDSMA
19713-117Drexel Kack HerbicideCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
19713-141Drexel Ezy-Pickin Cotton DefoliantCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
19713-153Kack Plus MSMA HerbicideMSMA
Cacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
19713-162MSMA 6 Tree KillerMSMA
19713-276IDA, INC. DSMA SlurryDSMA
19713-311Pearson's Easy- Edger and CleanerCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
19713-530Drexel DSMA 81 Dry PowderDSMA
19713-532DSMA SlurryDSMA
19713-533Super Dal-E-Rad CalarCAMA
19713-534APC Holdings DSMA LiquidDSMA
19713-535APC Holdings DSMA Liquid 4DSMA
28293-234Unicorn Liquid EdgerCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
28293-361Unicorn Weed EdgerCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
33955-510Acme Weed Killer Nonselective Herbicide for General Weed ControlCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
33955-553Acme Ready-To Use Weed & Grass KillerCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
42519-4Cacodylate 3.25Cacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
42519-8Sodium Cacodylate SolutionCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
42519-10Leaf-AllCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
46515-1Liquid Fence & Grass EdgerCacodylic acid
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Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
46515-12Super K-Gro Ready-to-Use Crabgrass KillerCAMA
59144-20Liquid Edger Ready-to-UseCacodylic acid
Cacodylic acid, sodium salt
61483-19DSMA LiquidDSMA
61483-20Super ArsonateMSMA
61483-25Ansar 529 HC HerbicideMSMA
61483-40DSMA 4DSMA
72155-1Herbicide 3D RTUMSMA
2,4-D dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)-, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
72155-3Lawn Herbicide TN ConcentrateMSMA
2,4-D dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)-, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
72155-5Lawn Herbicide 3D ConcentrateMSMA
2,4-D dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)-, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
72155-6Lawn Herbicide 3D-40 ConcentrateMSMA
2,4-D dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)-, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)

Table 2.—Organic Arsenical Product Registrations with Pending Requests for Amendment

Registration NumberProduct NameChemical name
2217-709Quadmec Turf HerbicideMSMA
2,4-D dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-ethylphenoxy)-, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
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2217-797EH 1143 HerbicideMSMA
MCPA, dimethylamine salt
Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
Propanoic acid 2-(4-chloro-2-ethylphenoxy)-, (R) compd with N-methylmetharamine (1:1)
5905-66MSMA PlusMSMA
5905-162Helena Brand MSMA High ConcentrateMSMA
5905-164MSMA Plus HCMSMA
9779-133Riverside 120 HerbicideMSMA
19713-40Drexar 530MSMA
19713-41Drexel MSMA 6.6MSMA
19713-42MSMA 6 PlusMSMA
19713-151Drexel MSMA 8MSMA
19713-267IDA, Inc. MSMA 4 PlusMSMA
19713-269IDA, Inc. MSMA 6.6MSMA
19713-278IDA, Inc. MSMA 6 PlusMSMA
19713-528DiumateMSMA
Diuron
19713-529Drexel MSMA 600 HerbicideMSMA
19713-531Drexel MSMA 660MSMA
19713-550Drexel MSMA 120MSMA
42519-1Target 6.6MSMA
42519-3Target 5 PlusMSMA
42750-28Weed Hoe 120MSMA
42750-29Weed Hoe 108MSMA
61483-13DaconateMSMA
61483-14Daconate 6MSMA
61483-15Bueno-6MSMA
61483-17Daconate Super BrandMSMA
61483-18BuenoMSMA
62719-339MSMA 6.6MSMA
62719-340MSMA Plus SMSMA
62719-343MSMA 51%MSMA

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Table 3.—Registrants of Cancelled and Amended Organic Arsenical Products

EPA Company no.Company Name and Address
239The Scotts Co., d/b/a/ The Ortho Group P.O. Box 190 Marysville, OH 43040
538Scotts Co., The, 14111 Scottslawn Rd Marysville, OH 43041
769Value Gardens Supply, LLC d/b/a/ Value Garden Supply P.O. Box 585 Saint Joseph, MO 64502
869Valent GI Corp., c/o Valent USA Corp., Agent For: Green Light Co. 1600 Riviera Ave. Suite 200 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
2217PBI/Gordon Corp. P.O. Box 014090 Kansas City, MO 64101-0090
5481Amvac Chemical Corp., d/b/a/ Amvac, 4695 Macarthur Ct. Suite 1250 Newport Beach, CA 92660-1706
5887Value Gardens Supply, LLC d/b/a/ Value Garden Supply P.O. Box 585 Saint Joseph, MO 64502
5905Helena Chenical Co. 7664 Moore Rd. Memphis, TN 38120
7401Mandava Associates, LLC, Agent for: Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc. N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite 200 Plano, TX 75024
8660United Industries Corp., d/b/a Sylorr Plant Corp. P.O. Box 142642 St. Louis, MO 63114-0642
9779Winfield Solutions, LLC P.O. Box 64589 St. Paul, MN 55164-0589
10088Athea Laboratories Inc. P.O. Box 240014 Milwaukee, WI 53224
19713Drexel Chemical Co. P.O. Box 13327 Memphis, TN 38113-0327
28293Phaeton Corp., d/b/a/ Unicorn Laboratories P.O. Box 290 Madison, GA 30650
33955PBI/Gordon Corp. P.O. Box 014090 Kansas City, MO 64101-0090
42519Luxemborg-Pamol, Inc. 5100 Poplar Ave. Suite 2700 Memphis, TN 38137
42750Albaugh Inc. 1525 NE 36th Street Ankeny, IA 50021
46515Celex, Division of United Industries Corp. P.O. Box 142642 St. Louis, MO 63114-0642
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59144RegWest Company, LLC, Agent for: Gro Tec, Inc. 30856 Rocky Rd. Greely, CO 80631-9375
61483KMG-Bernuth, Inc. 9555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy South, Suite 600 Houston, TX 77099
62719Dow Agrosciences LLC 9330 Zionsville Rd 308/2e Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054
72155Bayer Advanced, P.O. Box 12014 2 TW Alexander Dr. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments

Comments were received on the dates for disposition of existing stocks of products containing the organic arsenicals. Based on these comments, some of the dates have been amended.

IV. Cancellation Order

Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses of organic arsenical registrations identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency orders that the organic arsenical product registrations identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II. are hereby canceled and amended to terminate the affected uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent with any of the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth in Unit VI. will be considered a violation of FIFRA.

V. 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 or amended to terminate one or more uses. 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, following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such a request.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. The cancellation order issued in this notice includes the following existing stocks provisions.

After December 31, 2009, registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products containing MSMA labeled for all uses, except cotton, sod farms, golf courses, and highway rights-of-way. Also, after December 31, 2009 registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products containing DSMA, CAMA, cacodylic acid and its sodium salt.

After December 31, 2010, persons other than registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products containing MSMA labeled for all uses, except cotton, sod farms, golf courses, and highway rights-of-way, and products containing DSMA, CAMA, and/or cacodylic acid and its sodium salt.

After December 31, 2010, existing stocks of products containing MSMA labeled for all uses, except cotton, sod farms, golf courses, and highway rights-of-way and products containing DSMA, CAMA, cacodylic acid and its sodium salt, already in the hands of users can be used legally until they are exhausted, provided that such use complies with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the affected product.

After December 31, 2012, registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products containing MSMA labeled for use on sod farms, golf courses, and highway rights-of-way.

After June 30, 2013, persons other than registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products containing MSMA labeled for use on sod farms, golf courses, and highway rights-of-way. After December 31, 2013, use of products containing MSMA labeled for all uses, except cotton, is prohibited.

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Dated: September 21, 2009.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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