Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the organic arsenical monosodium methanearsonate (MSMA), pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an April 7, 2010 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. These are not the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In the April 7, 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 registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants 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.Start Printed Page 40825
The cancellations are effective July 14, 2010.Start Further Info
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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-2009-0191 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.
II. What Action is the Agency Taking?
This notice announces the cancellations, as requested by registrants, of products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this unit.
|Registration Number||Product Name||Chemical Name|
|42750-38||Weed Hoe 120||MSMA|
|42750-39||Weed Hoe 108||MSMA|
|61483-17||Daconate Super Brand||MSMA|
Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1 of this unit, in sequence by EPA company number. This number corresponds to the first part of the EPA registration numbers of the products listed above.
|EPA Company Number||Company Name and Address|
|042750||Albaugh Inc. 1525 NE 36th Street Ankeny, IA 50021|
|061483||KMG-Bernuth, Inc. 9555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy South Suite 600 Houston, TX 77099|
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 April 7, 2010 Federal Register notice (75 FR 17733; FRL-8819-2)announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellations of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II.
IV. Cancellation Order
Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellations of MSMA registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency hereby orders that the product registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. are canceled. The effective date of the cancellations that are subject of this notice is July 14, 2010. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent with any of the provisions for disposition of existing stocks set forth in Unit VI. will be 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 EPA Administrator may approve such a request. The notice of receipt for this action was published for comment on April 7, 2010 (75 FR 17733) (FRL-8819-2). The comment period closed on May 7, 2010.
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 action. The existing stocks provision for the products subject to this order is as follows.
1.After July 14, 2010, registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products listed in Table 1.
2. After December 31, 2010, persons other than registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of products listed in Table 1.
3. After December 31, 2010, existing stocks of products listed in Table 1, 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.Start List of Subjects
List of SubjectsEnd List of Subjects Start Signature
Dated: July 6, 2010.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-17155 Filed 7-13-10; 8:45 a.m.]
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