This notice announces Agency approval of an application submitted by HeiQ Materials AG, to conditionally register the pesticide product HeiQ AGS-20 containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jed Costanza, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0204; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. General Information
A. Does this action apply to me?
You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
- Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. 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-2009-1012. 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.
In accordance with section 3(c)(2) of FIFRA, a copy of the approved label, the list of data references, the data and other scientific information used to support registration, except for material specifically protected by section 10 of FIFRA, are also available for public inspection. Requests for data must be made in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and must be addressed to the Freedom of Information Office (A-101), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. Such requests should: Identify the product name and registration number and specify the data or information desired.
II. Did EPA conditionally approve the application?
A conditional registration may be granted under section 3(c)(7)(C) of FIFRA for a new active ingredient where certain data are lacking, on condition that such data are received by the end of the conditional registration period and do not meet or exceed the risk criteria set forth in 40 CFR 154.7; that use of the pesticide during the conditional registration period will not cause unreasonable adverse effects; and that use of the pesticide is in the public interest. The Agency has considered the available data on the risks associated with the proposed use of silver, which includes particles in the size range between 10 and 100 nm, and information on social, economic, and environmental benefits to be derived from such use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the nature and its pattern of use, application methods and rates, and level and extent of potential exposure. Based on these reviews, the Agency was able to make basic health and safety determinations which show that use of HeiQ AGS-20 during the period of conditional registration will not cause any unreasonable adverse effect on the environment, and that use of the pesticide is, in the public interest.
Consistent with section 3(c)(7)(C) of FIFRA, the Agency has determined that these conditional registrations are in the public interest. Use of the pesticides are of significance to the user community, and appropriate labeling, use directions, and other measures have been taken to ensure that use of the pesticides will not result in unreasonable adverse effects to man and the environment. The conditions of this registration can be reviewed in the docket (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1012) at http://www.reg.gov.
III. Conditional Approval Form
EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of March 31, 2010, (75 FR 16109) (FRL-8806-9), which announced that the company, HeiQ Materials AG (on behalf of its agent/Gaughn Consulting) located at 1369 Gwyndale Way, Lansdale, PA 19446, had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, HeiQ AGS-20, a product that would be used as an antimicrobial and preservative additive used to treat fibers, plastics, polymers, latex products and ceramics (EPA File Symbol 85249-R), containing the active ingredient silver, which includes particles in the size range between 1 and 100 nm) at 19.3%. HeiQ subsequently submitted a revised label limiting use to the treatment of fibers only. This active ingredient has not been included in any previously registered product.
Listed below is the application conditionally approved on December 1, 2012 for silver:
HeiQ AGS-20, the end use product, (EPA Registration Number 85249-1), an antimicrobial and preservative additive used to treat fibers.
List of Subjects
Dated: February 9, 2012.
Joan Harrigan Farrelly,
Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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