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Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before May 9, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014, 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.

Submit written withdrawal request by mail to: Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. Attention: Maia Tatinclaux.

  • 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 docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014. 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, unless 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 Web site 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Maia Tatinclaux, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0123; e-mail address: tatinclaux.maia@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. If you Start Printed Page 69071have any questions regarding the information in this notice, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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.

II. What Action Is the Agency Taking?

This notice announces receipt by the Agency of requests from registrants to cancel 49 pesticide products registered under FIFRA section 3 or 24(c). These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number (or company number and 24(c) number) in Table 1 of this unit.

Unless the Agency determines that there are substantive comments that warrant further review of the requests or the registrants withdraw their requests, EPA intends to issue an order in the Federal Register canceling all of the affected registrations.

Table 1—Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration No.Product nameActive ingredient
000264-00499Rootone F Brand Rooting Hormone1-Naphthaleneacetamide, Thiram.
000432-01454Merit 240 SC InsecticideImidacloprid.
000707-00302Cunilate 2002Copper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1, O8)-.
001475-00159Willert Mosquito CoilsBioallethrin.
001529-00054Nuosept 91TGrotan.
002517-00006Double Duty Cat Flea & Tick SprayPyrethrins, Piperonyl butoxide, MGK 264.
002517-00034Sergeant's Foam 'N Comb Dry Shampoo for Dogs and CatsPyrethrins, Piperonyl butoxide.
002517-00099Pyrethroid W.B. ConcentratePermethrin.
002517-00104Preventic L.A. Flea and Tick Spray for DogsPermethrin.
002517-00105Natura Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs and CatsPermethrin.
002517-00108Permethrin-IGR #1 Flea and Tick Spray for DogsPermethrin, Pyriproxyfen.
002517-00113Permethrin-Pyriproxifen Residual Shampoo for Dogs #2Permethrin, Pyriproxyfen.
002829-00042Socci 3500 WPCopper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1, O8)-.
002829-00044Cunilate 2174-NOCopper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1, O8)-.
002829-00049Socci 3500Copper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1, O8)-.
002829-00082Vinyzene BP-510, 10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine.
002829-00112Cunilate 2419-75Copper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1, O8)-.
002829-00135Nytek 10WPCopper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1, O8)-.
002829-00136Nytek 10Copper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1, O8)-.
002829--00137Nytek WDCopper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1, O8)-.
005905-00066MSMA PlusMSMA (and salts).
005905-00162Helena Brand MSMA High ConcentrateMSMA (and salts).
005905-00164MSMA Plus* H.C.MSMA (and salts).
006218-00041Summit Sumithrin Greenhouse SprayPhenothrin.
006218-00046Summit Sumithrin Greenhouse AerosolMGK 264, Phenothrin.
009630-000046% Copper Nap-AllCopper naphthenate.
009630-00005M-Gard S120Copper naphthenate.
009630-000068% Zinc Nap-AllZinc naphthenate.
009630-00007Zinc Hydro-NapZinc naphthenate.
009630-00010M-Gard W550Zinc naphthenate.
009630-00012M-Gard S520Copper naphthenate.
009630-00021M-Gard S550Zinc naphthenate.
040849-00069Scorcher Total Vegetation KillerPrometon.
043437-000038% Zinc NaphthenateZinc naphthenate.
043437-000048% Copper NaphthenateCopper naphthenate.
044446-00072Areo BlastPiperonyl butoxide, Tetramethrin, Permethrin.
053853-00002Black Flag Fogging Insecticide Formula 2Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide, Tetramethrin.
066330-00313Bifenthrin 98% TechnicalBifenthrin.
066330-00322Sulfometuron Methyl TechnicalSulfometuron.
066330-00326Sulfometuron 75EG HerbicideSulfometuron.
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074530-00024Helm Diquat AGDiquat dibromide.
082498-00005Glyphosate TechnicalGlyphosate.
083071-00001Activ-Ox 20Sodium chlorite, Sodium hypochlorite.
084456-00001Abamectin TechnicalAbamectin.
084456-00003Abamectin 2% Ornamental Miticide/InsecticideAbamectin.
084456-00004Abamectin 2% Miticide/InsecticideAbamectin.
AR980003Dylox 80 Turf and Ornamental InsecticideTrichlorfon.
OR050018Prometryne 4L HerbicidePrometryn.
WA040010Warrior Insecticide with Zenon TechnologyLambda-Cyhalothrin.

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 in this unit.

Table 2—Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation

EPA company numberCompany name and address
264Bayer CropScience LP, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
432Bayer Environmental Science, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
707Rohm & Hass Co., 100 Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2399.
1475Willert Home Products, 4044 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
1529International Specialty Products, 1361 Alps Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470.
2517Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc., 2625 South 158th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130-1703.
2829Rohm & Hass Co., 100 Independence Mall West, Suite 1A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2399.
5905Helena Chemical Company, Agent Name: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707.
6218Summit Chemical Co., 235 S Kresson St., Baltimore, MD 21224.
9630OMG Americas Inc., 811 Sharon Drive, Westlake, OH 44145.
40849ZEP Inc., 1310 Seaboard Industrial Blvd., NW., Atlanta, GA 30318.
43437OMG Belleville Limited, 811 Sharon Drive, Cleveland, OH 44145-1522.
44446Quest Chemical Company, 12255 F.M., 529 Northwoods Industrial Park, Houston, TX 77041.
53853The Fountainhead Group, Inc., 23 Garden Street, New York Mills, NY 13417.
66330Arysta Lifescience North America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513.
74530Helm Agro US, Inc., 8275 Tournament Drive, Suite 340, Memphis, TN 38125.
82498Agril Packaging & Logistics, Inc., 2509 South Frontage Road, Sardis, MS 38666.
83071Feedwater Limited, 1415 Crystal Court, Naperville, IL 60563-0142.
84456Hebei Veyong Bio-Chemical Company, Ltd., Agent Name: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., 7460 Lancaster Pike, Suite 9, P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707-0640.
AR980003Arkansas Bait and Ornamental Fish Growers Assn., P.O. Box 509, Lonoke, AR 72086.
OR050018Loveland Products, Inc., P.O. Box 1286, Greeley, CO 80632-1286.
WA040010Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.

III. 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.

Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30-day public comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use termination. In addition, FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(C) requires that EPA provide a 180-day comment period on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any minor agricultural use before granting the request, unless:

1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or

2. The EPA Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.

The registrants in Table 2 of Unit II. have not requested that EPA waive the 180-day comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 180-day comment period on the proposed requests.

IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation should submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. If the products have been subject to a previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier cancellation action are controlling.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products that are currently in the United States and that were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. Because the Agency has identified no significant potential risk concerns associated with these pesticide products, upon cancellation of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II., EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of these products for 1 year after publication of the Cancellation Order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing Start Printed Page 69073the pesticides identified in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons other than registrants will generally be allowed to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks until such stocks are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled products.

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Dated: October 28, 2010.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-28262 Filed 11-9-10; 8:45 am]

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