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Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Unit II., pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an August 5, 2011 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 4 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the August 5, 2011 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.

DATES:

The cancellations are effective September 28, 2011.

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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; fax number: (703) 308-8090; 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. 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-2009-1017. 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 45 products registered under FIFRA section 3. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of this unit.

Table 1—Product Cancellations

EPA Reg. No.Product nameActive ingredients
000239-02373Bug-Geta Snail and Slug PelletsMetaldehyde
000279-03053Command 4EC HerbicideClomazone
000279-03071Command 4E HerbicideClomazone
000538-00199Scotts Turf Manager for St. Augustine GrassPaclobutrazol
000538-00201Scotts Turf Manager IIPaclobutrazol
001270-00254Zep FS CIP Acid SanitizerPhosphoric Acid Dodecybenzenesulfonic acid
001448-00047Busan 52Carbamodithioic acid, methyl-, monopotassium salt
001448-00389D-33-5Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate
001448-00390D-33-6Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate
001448-00391D-33-7Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate
001448-00392D-33-8Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate
001448-00429Diald 25PGlutaraldehyde
001448-00430Diald 15PGlutaraldehyde
001448-00431Diald 45PGlutaraldehyde
002596-00132Hartz Sumithrin Carpet PowderMGK-264 Sumithrin
002724-00697Permanone H and G Insect ControlPermethrin
004822-00531Raid 1000Triethylene glycol
006959-00082Cessco Accudose Aerosol InsecticidePyrethrins Piperonyl butoxide
047000-00171SMCP Pyrethrum Dust 1%Pyrethrins
061483-0008610% Permectrin Pour-On InsecticidePermethrin
069592-00002Laginex ASLagenidium giganteum, mycelium or oospores
069592-00003Technical LaginexLagenidium giganteum, mycelium or oospores
070506-00202Penncozeb EG RaincoteMancozeb
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080490-00002Promeris Spot on for DogsAmitraz 4-{(2Z)-2-({[4-(Trifluoromethoxy) Anilino]Carbonyl}Hydrazono)-2-[3-(Trifluoromethyl) Phenyl]Ethyl}Benzonitrile Metaflumizone
080490-00003Promeris Spot on for Cats4-{(2Z)-2-({[4-(Trifluoromethoxy) Anilino]Carbonyl}Hydrazono)-2-[3-(Trifluoromethyl) Phenyl]Ethyl}Benzonitrile Metaflumizone
080490-00004Promeris for Dogs—Flea Control4-{(2Z)-2-({4-(Trifluoromethoxy) Anilino]Carbonyl}Hydrazono)-2-[3-(Trifluoromethyl) Phenyl]Ethyl}Benzonitrile Metaflumizone
081598-00010Glyphosate Acid TechnicalGlyphosate
083100-00029Glyphosate 62% Manufacturing ConcentrateGlyphosate-isopropylammonium
087650-00001Fipronil TechnicalFipronil
CA920028Devrinol 50-DF Selective HerbicideNapropamide
CO100002Endigo ZCThiamethoxam lambda-Cythalothrin
ND900005Vitavax-200 Flowable Fungicide (Vitavax with Thiram)Thiram Carboxin

Table 2—Product Cancellations Containing Methyl bromide or Chloropicrin

EPA Reg. No.Product nameActive ingredients
005785-00017Chlor-O-PicChloropicrin
005785-00025Terr-O-Gas 33 Preplant Soil FumigantChloropicrin Methyl bromide
008536-00012Methyl Bromide 99.5%Methyl bromide
CA900038Methyl Bromide 99.5%Methyl bromide
CA900045Methyl Bromide 99.5%Methyl bromide
CA910003Methyl Bromide 99.5%Methyl bromide
CA910020Methyl Bromide 99.5%Methyl bromide
CA970017Methyl Bromide 99.5%Methyl bromide
ID070004MBC Concentrate Soil FumigantMethyl bromide

Table 3—Product Cancellations Containing Carbofuran

EPA Reg. No.Product nameActive ingredients
000279-02712Furadan 10 G Insecticide/NematicideCarbofuran
000279-02876Furadan 4F Insecticide/NematicideCarbofuran
000279-03023Furadan 15 G Insecticide/NematicideCarbofuran
000279-03310Furadan LFR Insecticide/NematicideCarbofuran

Table 4 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Tables 1, 2, and 3 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 Tables 1, 2, and 3 of this unit.

Table 4—Registrants of Cancelled Products

EPA Co. No.Company name and address
239The Scotts Company, P.O. Box 190, Marysville, OH 43040.
279FMC Corp. Agricultural Products Group, ATTN: Michael C. Zucker, 1735 Market St., Rm. 1978, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
538The Scotts Company, 14111 Scottslawn Rd., Marysville, OH 43041.
1270ZEP, Inc., 1310 Seaboard Industrial Blvd., NW., Atlanta, GA 30318.
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1448Buckman Laboratories, Inc., 1256 North McLean Blvd., Memphis, TN 38108.
2596The Hartz Mountain Corp., 400 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, NJ 07094.
2724Wellmark International, 1501 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 200 West, Schaumburg, IL 60173.
4822S.C. Johnson and Son Inc., 1525 Howe St., Racine, WI 53403.
5785Great Lakes Chem Corp., Agent: Chemtura Corporation, 1801 Highway 52 West, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
6959Cessco, Inc., 3609A River Rd., John's Island, SC 29455.
8536Soil Chemicals Corp., P.O. Box 782, Hollister, CA 95024.
47000Chem-Tech, Ltd., 4515 Fleur Dr., #303, Des Moines, IA 50321.
61483KMG-Bernuth, Inc., 9555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy South, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77099.
69592Agraquest, Inc., 1540 Drew Ave., Davis, CA 95618-6320.
70506United Phosphorus, Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
80490Fort Dodge Animal Health, 7000 Portage Rd., KZO 300-403 SW., Kalamazoo, MI 49001.
81598Rotam Limited Agent: IPM Resources LLC, 4032 Crockers Lake Blvd., Suite 818, Sarasota, FL 43238.
83100Rotam Agrochemical Company, Ltd., Agent: IPM Resources LLC, 4032 Crockers Lake Blvd., Suite 818, Sarasota, FL 43238.
87650Fipronex Solutions, Inc., Agent: Technology Sciences Group, Inc., 1150 18th St., NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036.
CA900038;CA900045;CA910003; CA910020;CA970017Soil Chemicals Corp., P.O. Box 782, Hollister, CA 95024.
CA920028Easter Lily Research Foundation, P.O. Box 907, Brookings, OR 97415.
CO100002Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.
ID070004TriCal, Inc., P.O. Box 1327, Hollister, CA 95024-1327.
ND900005Chemtura Corp., 199 Benson Rd. (2-5), Middlebury, CT 06749.

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 August 5, 2011 Federal Register notice (76 FR 47579) (FRL-8882-9) announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellations of products listed in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Unit II.

IV. Cancellation Order

Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellations of the registrations identified in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency hereby orders that the product registrations identified in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Unit II. are cancelled. The effective date of the cancellations that are subject of this notice is September 28, 2011. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Tables 1, 2, and 3 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 cancelled 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 in the Federal Register issue of August 5, 2011. The comment period closed on September 6, 2011.

VI. 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. Upon cancellation of the products identified in Tables 1, 2, and 3 of Unit II., EPA will allow existing stocks provisions as follows:

A. Registrations Listed in Table 1 of Unit II Except Nos. 080490-00002, 080490-00003, 080490-00004

The Agency will allow registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of these products until September 28, 2012. Thereafter, registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing the 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 cancelled products.

B. Registration Nos. 080490-00002, 080490-00003, 080490-00004

The Agency will allow registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of these products through September 30, 2011. Thereafter, registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing these pesticide products, 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 cancelled products.

C. Registrations Listed in Table 2 of Unit II

The effective date of cancellation of these products is September 28, 2011. The registrants are allowed to sell and distribute existing stocks until December 31, 2011. Thereafter, registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing these pesticide products, except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal.

Persons other than the registrant will be allowed to sell and distribute existing stocks through April 30, 2012. After this date, remaining existing stocks may be Start Printed Page 60028used until exhausted, provided that such use complies with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the product.

D. Registrations Listed in Table 3 of Unit II

The effective date of cancellation of these products is September 28, 2011. EPA will not allow the continued sale and distribution of existing stocks of these products after the effective date of this cancellation for several reasons. First, there are currently no tolerances in effect for any of the food or feed crops associated with the domestic use of these products, and there have been none since the 2009 tolerance revocations took effect on December 31, 2009 (May 15, 2009, 74 FR 23046; FRL-8413-3). In addition, the Agency believes that little, if any existing stock remains in the hands of retailers, based on the sole registrant's repeated representation that no carbofuran products have been released for shipment since January 2010, and that they have offered to buy back unused carbofuran products. Consequently, sale of existing stocks of carbofuran is prohibited as of September 28, 2011. Users may only use those carbofuran products labeled for non-food use (ornamentals, spinach grown for seed, and pine seedlings) on those specific crops and in accordance with all geographical restrictions. Any food or feed crops with carbofuran residues after this date will be considered adulterated and subject to seizure.

List of Subjects

Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

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Dated: September 21, 2011.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-24832 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]

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