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Maneb; Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Order.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide maneb, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a January 6, 2010 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrant, Drexel Chemical Company, to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. These are not the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In the January 6, 2010 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations 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 withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.

DATES:

The cancellations are effective February 26, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Barbara Briscoe, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8177; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: Briscoe.Barbara@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?

EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0977. 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.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

This notice announces the cancellation, as requested by registrants, of products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1.

Table 1.—Maneb Product Cancellations

EPA Registration NumberProduct Name
019713-00378Drexel Manzeb 80W
019713-00379IDA, Inc. Maneb 80W
019713-00380Drexel Manzi Flowable
019713-00381IDA Maneb 4L

Table 2 below includes the name and address of record for the registrant of the products listed in Table 1.

Table 2.—Registrant of Canceled Products

EPA Company NumberCompany Name and Address
019713Drexel Chemical Company 1700 Channel Ave. P. O. Box 13327 Memphis, TN 38113

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

During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments in response to the January 6, 2010 Federal Register notice announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellation of the products listed in Table 1.

IV. Cancellation Order

Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellations of the maneb registrations identified in Table 1. Accordingly, the Agency orders that the product registrations identified in Table 1 are hereby canceled. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 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. 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. EPA anticipates allowing sale, distribution and use in the cancellation order as described below.

1. The registrant may continue to sell or distribute existing stocks of maneb Start Printed Page 8943end-use products until such stocks are exhausted.

2. Persons other than the registrant may continue to sell or distribute existing stocks of maneb products identified in Table 1 with previously approved labeling until such stocks are exhausted.

3. Persons other than the registrant may use the maneb end use products identified in Table 1 until exhausted. Any use of existing stocks must be in a manner consistent with the previously approved labeling for that product.

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Dated: February 18, 2010.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-4083 Filed 2-25-10; 8:45 am]

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