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Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2012 Registration Maintenance Fees

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Since the amendments of October 1988, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) has required payment of an annual maintenance fee to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee due last January 15, 2012, has gone unpaid for 204 registrations. Section 4(i)(5)(G) of FIFRA provides that the EPA Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel all 204 of these registrations have been issued within the past few days.

DATES:

A cancellation is effective on the date the cancellation order is signed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michael Yanchulis, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0237; email address: yanchulis.michael@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use pesticides, 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 information in this notice, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0489, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the OPP Docket in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), located in EPA West, Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. Background

Section 4(i)(5) of FIFRA, as amended in October 1988 (Pub. L. 100-532), December 1991 (Pub. L. 102-237), and again in August 1996 (Pub. L. 104-170), requires that all pesticide registrants pay an annual registration maintenance fee, due by January 15 of each year, to keep their registrations in effect. This requirement applies to all registrations granted under FIFRA section 3 as well as those granted under FIFRA section 24(c) to meet special local needs. Registrations for which the fee is not paid are subject to cancellation by order and without a hearing.

The Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act Amendments of 1991, Public Law 102-237, amended FIFRA to allow the EPA Administrator to reduce or waive maintenance fees for minor agricultural use pesticides when she determines that the fee would be likely to cause significant impact on the availability of the pesticide for the use. The Agency has waived the fee for 196 minor agricultural use registrations at the request of the registrants.

In fiscal year 2012, maintenance fees were collected in one billing cycle. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIRA) was passed by Congress in October 2007. PRIRA authorized the Agency to collect $22 million dollars in maintenance fees in fiscal year 2012. In late 2011, all holders of either FIFRA section 3 registrations or FIFRA section 24(c) registrations were sent lists of their active registrations, along with forms and instructions for responding. They were asked to identify which of their registrations they wished to maintain in effect, and to calculate and remit the appropriate maintenance fees. Most responses were received by the statutory deadline of January 15. A notice of intent to cancel was sent in February 2012, to companies who did not respond and to companies who responded, but paid for less than all of their registrations. Since mailing the notices of intent to cancel, EPA has maintained a toll-free inquiry number through which the questions of affected registrants have been answered.

Maintenance fees have been paid for about 15,420 FIFRA section 3 registrations, or about 96% of the registrations on file in December 2011. Fees have been paid for about 2,028 FIFRA section 24(c) registrations, or about 88% of the total on file in December 2011. Cancellations for non-payment of the maintenance fee affect about 182 FIFRA section 3 registrations and about 22 FIFRA section 24(c) registrations.

The cancellation orders generally permit registrants to continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of the canceled products until January 15, 2013, 1 year after the date on which the fee was due. Existing stocks already in the hands of dealers or users, however, can generally be distributed, sold, or used legally until they are exhausted. Existing stocks are defined as those stocks of a registered pesticide product which are currently in the United States and which have been packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation order.

The exceptions to these general rules are cases where more stringent restrictions on sale, distribution, or use of the products have already been imposed, through special reviews or other Agency actions. These general provisions for disposition of stocks should serve in most cases to cushion the impact of these cancellations while the market adjusts.

III. Listing of Registrations Canceled for Non-Payment

Table 1 of this unit lists all of the FIFRA section 24(c) registrations, and Table 2 of this unit lists all of the FIFRA section 3 registrations which were canceled for non-payment of the 2012 maintenance fee. These registrations have been canceled by order and without hearing. Cancellation orders were sent to affected registrants via certified mail in the past several days. The Agency is unlikely to rescind cancellation of any particular registration unless the cancellation resulted from Agency error.

Table 1—FIFRA Section 24(c) Registrations Canceled for Non-Payment of 2012 Maintenance Fee

SLN No.Product name
AR-99-0008IDA, Inc. Diuron 80W.
CA-78-0207Union Carbide Sevin Brand 50-W Insecticide.
CA-98-0003Volck Supreme Spray.
HI-94-0003Dimilin 25W Insect Growth Regulator.
ID-06-0014Prozap Zinc Phosphide Pellets.
KS-04-0005Atrazine 4L.
KS-10-0003Rozol Prairie Dog Bait.
MT-95-0003Zinc Phosphide Oat Bait.
MT-09-0002CFT Legumine Fish Toxicant.
NC-09-0003Dinotefuran 20% Turf, Ornamental and Veg. Transplant.
NV-04-0003Zinc Phosphide Oat Bait.
NV-06-0007Prozap Zinc Phosphide Pellets.
NY-09-0003Superchlor.
OR-09-0005Assail 70WP Insecticide.
PA-08-0006Dinotefuran 20% Turf, Ornamental & Veg. Transplant.
SD-07-0001Zinc Phosphide Oat Bait.
SD-07-0002Zinc Phosphide Prairie Dog Bait.
TX-11-0003Bollgard II Cotton.
WA-03-0004Formaldehyde Solution 37.
WA-06-0011Tristar 70 WSP Insecticide.
WA-07-0006Assail 70 WP Insecticide.
WA-10-0006Burrows E Wrap.

Table 2—FIFRA Section 3 Registrations Canceled for Non-Payment of 2012 Maintenance Fee

Registration No.Product name
000106-00079Broadspec 256.
000322-00008Pearson's Rat Poison.
000706-00106Claire Lice Killer.
001043-00117Amerse 2.
001043-00118LPH(R).
001327-00036Fulex DDVP Fumigator.
001327-00041Fulex Nicotine Fumigator.
001327-00042Fulex Permethrin Fumigator.
001561-00010Steramine 2-G Tablets.
001691-00115Oxyclear.
001769-00227Chemene X.
001990-00386Co-Op R.O.L. Mineral.
001990-00387Rabon Oral Larvicide Block.
003090-00214Sanitized Brand Moving Van Interior Fogger.
003377-00034Sanibrom S Biocide Technical.
003377-00074Stabrom 910 Biocide.
003487-20203Roach Destroyer.
003635-00267Deep Crystal.
003635-00275GCO-30, Bacteriostat and Algaecide.
003635-00277GCO-30LM Bacteriostat and Algaecide.
006390-00016Vikol #LO-25.
007173-00247Generation Meal Bait Packs.
007173-00291Ant Gel Bait Syringe.
007173-00292Roach Gel Bait Syringe.
007173-00296Pinpoint Ant Gel Bait Station.
007173-00298Pinpoint Roach Gel Bait Station.
007405-00071Chemi-Cap Wasp and Hornet Killer.
007405-00075CPC Crawling Insect Killer.
007616-00084HSSH.
008177-00071Enterprise Stain & Wood Preservative.
008383-00006Sporicidin-HD Concentrated for Hemodialysis.
008655-00011Eastman Acetic Acid P Grain and Hay Preservative.
009339-00023Aquagard II Spray Waterbase Antifouling Paint for Outboards & Outdrive.
009468-00032Kull 50 S.
009468-00036Alecto H20 Herbicide.
009468-00038Dictator.
009468-000392,4-D LV6.
009468-000402,4-D LV4.
009468-000412,4-D Amine 4.0.
009468-00042Duplex Herbicide.
009468-00043Impale Insecticide.
010308-00023Sumithion 20MC Roach Bait Concentrate.
010330-00016Ethylene Oxide 10% and Carbon Dioxide Sterilizing Gas.
010330-0001820% Ethylene Oxide & 80% Carbon Dioxide Sterilizing Gas.
010330-000218.5% Ethylene Oxide & Carbon Dioxide Sterilizing Gas.
011623-00011Flying Insect Killer No. II.
011694-00099Medaphene Plus Disinfectant Spray.
014663-00001VBC Dinotefuran Technical.
015300-00016Chemical Treatment CL-2061.
035380-00001Elston Gopher Getter Bait.
035380-00003G.G. Jr. Hand Probe Gopher Getter Bait.
035484-00001Gordon's Bordeaux Mixture.
035975-00004Sodium Fluoroacetate (Compound 1080) Livestock Protection Collar.
036426-00003Crude Pyrethrum Extract.
036638-00023Nomate PBW Fiber.
037731-20001Sun-Clor.
037910-00009Nissan T.C.C.A. Tablet.
037982-20001Bacticide.
037982-20003L.T. Sanitizer 9.2%.
039272-00012Wepak Lemon Disinfectant.
040208-00003Crack-Shot Residual Insect Killer.
040208-00006Avenger Dust Insecticide.
040510-00005Sanitizer, Phenolic Type, Concentrate Fed. Spec. 0-D-1435.
040849-00079Enforcer Fire Ant Bait.
042850-00003Results Pet Powder.
043576-00002Feather Glo Bird-Cage-Defender.
044392-00005MBC 325.
044428-00003Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint 030010.
045337-00010Take Out Algicide.
046274-00002Dakin's Solution Disinfectant By Century.
048302-00004Ravax AF Synthetic Resin Anti-Fouling Paint.
049403-00016Nipacide BK.
049403-00025Nipacide CI 15.
049403-00032Nipacide TBX.
049403-00033Nipacide GSF-A.
049538-00003Phyton 27 New Dimension.
050404-00010Duranon Premium Insect Repellent Apparel.
051032-00014Micro-Sul Dusting/wettable Sulfur.
053254-00006Oxidan TCA Tablets.
053254-00008Oxidan TCA/T200 Tablets.
054998-00009Brom-Aid.
056336-00022Checkmate SF.
056336-00032Checkout 60/40.
056336-00033Checkout 40/60.
056336-00034Checkmate CM Puffer Dispenser.
056572-00002Chlorine Gas.
057727-00001Buddies Puddy.
059345-00001Equi-Fly Oral Larvicide.
059823-00003Biobarrier II, Preemergence Weed Control System.
061667-00004Ag Sanitizer 12.5%.
062563-00004Beauty Liquid Disinfecting Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
063898-00002Tomicide S.
065615-00001Scoot Mole Evacuator.
065615-00002Scoot TM Rabbit.
065615-00004Scoot TM Deer Shrub and Tree Protection.
067360-00016Policida P-4.
067517-00003C & S Powder.
067517-00010Chlorinated Cleaner.
067517-00015Disinfectant Concentrate (4X).
067517-00021Purina Cattle Duster Insecticide.
067517-00026Purina Fly Larvicide (Feed Premix).
067517-00030Mushroom Farm Iodine Concentrate.
067517-00040Rabon Dust for Livestock and Poultry.
067517-00053Sanitizer Cleaner.
067517-00083Purina Cattle Mineral 12:12 VA Fly Larvicide.
067649-00005Chlorine SG.
067959-00002Trilin 10G.
067959-00004Trilin Herbicide.
068292-00002Weedaxe Herbicide.
069361-00013Triclopyr 4 Herbicide.
069361-00023Reaplon Ester.
069470-00024CDB Sanifizz 50 ST.
069493-00001Triad Pesticide.
070310-00002Agroneem Plus.
070369-00003Sunbeam Bacteriostat Tablets.
070387-00001Nimbecidine.
070553-00001Permethrin 98.5% Technical.
070553-00003Permethrin 80% MUP.
070567-00001BCS Sodium Hypochlorite Solution (12.5%) Mfg. Use.
070567-00003BCS Sodium Hypochlorite Solution (10%).
070567-00004BCS Sodium Hypochlorite Solution (11.9%).
071021-00003Formaldehyde Solution 37F.
071406-00006Diffusit SP.
071406-00007Diffusit SP 124.
072080-00002BAP-10.
072159-00004Agrisel Multi-Purpose Insect Killer 2.
072159-00008Bifenthrin Pro Insecticide.
072315-00010Olin Concentrated Sodium Hypochlorite.
072468-00003PMC 360.
072468-00005Mold Wipes 360.
072679-00002Copper Paint No. 4 Green.
073092-00001Superspeed SP52.
073601-00002Trichlor Chlorinating Tablets.
073601-00003Trichlor Granular.
073601-00005Dichlor 56.
074530-00041Helosate 70 Herbicide.
074530-00046Helosate Aquatic and VM Herbicide.
074530-00051Streamer Max.
074616-00001Calcium Hypochlorite.
075277-00001Deuce.
075340-00003Cop-R-Nap RTU Solution.
075341-00003Osmose Timberfume.
075341-00008Osmose Cop-R-Nap.
075341-00012Hollow Heart CF.
075341-00013Cop-R-Plastic II Wood Preserving Compound.
075639-00005Antmasters Complete Gel Bait.
075832-00003Treaters Choice.
075832-00004Chromic Acid-A.
079405-00002Hay Delight.
079442-00013Exosex APM.
080967-00006Gly N Go.
080967-00008Riocamba N Go Herbicide.
080967-00009Ascadera N Go Herbicide.
081045-00001Healthy Outdoors Brand Sustained Release Mosquito Larvicide.
082542-00025Solera Imidacloprid 2F Insecticide.
082744-00001Ratimor Wax Block.
082744-00002Ratimor Soft Bait.
083070-00005Imidadacloprid 75 MUP.
083359-00004Avex.
083851-00014Amtide Imidacloprid 2F Greenhouse/nursery.
083884-00007Invasan Am 110 US.
083979-00006Rotam Gly 41% Plus Herbicide.
084681-00002Deer Guard 2.
084878-00004Citrepel Plus.
085575-00001First Call.
086004-00004Glyphosate 41% SL.
086044-00002Rootplug.
086145-00004Mag Shock.
086203-000061% Etofenprox Fogger.
086203-000071% Etofenprox Aerosol.
086819-00001Evenxchange.
086869-00003Quinclorac 75 DF Select.
087370-00001Cyclops ATO Herbicide.
087370-00002Bijoux Herbicide.
087722-00001Bactiblock 101 R 1.47.
087722-00002Bactiblock 101 RKC 1.47.
087952-00001Marketquest One Drop Flea & Tick Control with IGR-2.
087985-00001Mold Inhibit.
088031-00001Rootgro.
088031-00002GA3 4%.
088031-00003Technical 3-Indolebutyric Acid.
088058-00001Chlorothalonil Technical.

IV. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

The effective date of cancellation will be the date of the cancellation order. The orders effecting these requested cancellations will generally permit a registrant to sell or distribute existing stocks until January 15, 2013, 1 year after the date on which the fee was due.

Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which have been packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation order. Unless the provisions of an earlier order apply, existing stocks already in the hands of dealers or users can be distributed, sold, or used legally until they are exhausted, provided that such further sale and use comply with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the affected product. Exception to these general rules will be made in specific cases when more stringent restrictions on sale, distribution, or use of the products or their ingredients have already been imposed, as in a special review action, or where the Agency has identified significant potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical.

V. Docket

Complete lists of registrations canceled for non-payment of the maintenance fee will also be available for reference during normal business hours at the OPP Docket. See Unit I.B.

List of Subjects

Dated: July 18, 2012.

Steven Bradbury,

Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 2012-18375 Filed 7-26-12; 8:45 am]

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