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Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 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 its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has 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 March 18, 2013.

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 online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
  • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 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. ATTN: Katie Weyrauch.

  • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Katie Weyrauch, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-0166; email address: weyrauch.katie@epa.gov.

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.

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 email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI 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 51 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 nameChemical name
000100-00990Demon WP InsecticideCypermethrin
000264-00778StrategoPropiconazole, Trifloxystrobin
000432-00867Delta GC Insecticide GranuleDeltamethrin
000432-01240DeltaGard GC Granular InsecticideDeltamethrin
000432-01241DeltaGard T & O Granular InsecticideDeltamethrin
000432-01242DeltaGard GC Granular InsecticideDeltamethrin
000432-01243DeltaGard T & O Granular InsecticideDeltamethrin
000432-01307Tempo 20 WP T & O Insecticide in Water Soluble Packets (120G)Cyfluthrin
000432-01325Tempo 0.02 Ornamental InsecticideCyfluthrin
000432-01337Tempo 2 Golf Course InsecticideCyfluthrin
000432-01359Tempo 2 Greenhouse and Nursery InsecticideCyfluthrin
000675-00019Bulk Amphyl Brand Disinfectant2-Benzyl-4-chlorophenol; o-Phenylphenol
001043-00115Process Vesphene II ST4-tert Amylphenol o-Phenylphenol
001448-00092Busan 10243,5,7-Triaza-1-azoniatricyclo(3.3.1.1 (superscript3,7)) decane, 1-methyl-, chloride
002829-00090Durotex 760310,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00096Vinyzene BP 5-210,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00105Vinyzene BP-5 SIL310,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00109Vinyzene BP-5-2MS10,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00110Vinyzene BP 5-2 MEK10,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00115Vinyzene SB-110,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00120OBPA10,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00125Vinyzene BP-5-5 DIDP10,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00132Vinyzene SB-210,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
002829-00144Vinyzene IT 4081 DIDP10,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine
003377-00020Bromine Chloride DisinfectantBromine chloride
009688-00134Chemico Insect Bait ASulfluramid
009688-00199Chemico Insect Bait SSSulfluramid
009688-00209Chemico Insect Bait REPSulfluramid
010292-00020UnitabPhosphoric acid 1-Decanaminium, N-decyl-N,N-dimethyl-, chloride
010772-00005Sno Bol Toilet Bowl CleanerHydrochloric acid; 1-Decanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octyl-, chloride; Alkyl*dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(50%C14, 40%C12, 10%C16); 1-Decanaminium, N-decyl-N,N-dimethyl-, chloride; 1-Octanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octyl-, chloride
048520-00016Poly-50 AlgaecidePoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride)
062719-00418RH-0611Mancozeb Myclobutanil
062719-00584GF 1948Propiconazole
066330-00337Micro Flo Permethrin 3.2 AGPermethrin
066330-00376Thifensulfuron-methyl TechnicalThifensulfuron
074655-00027Olin 3204Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethyllimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride
AL020006Propiconazole ECPropiconazole
AR020003Propiconazole ECPropiconazole
CA090003Agri-Mek 0.15 EC Miticide/InsecticideAbamectin
FL100007Gramoxone InteonParaquat dichloride
KY050001Propimax ECPropiconazole
ME090004Ethrel Brand Ethephon Plant RegulatorEthephon
MI040003Propiconazole ECPropiconazole
MI110003Gramoxone InteonParaquat dichloride
MN030003Propiconazole ECPropiconazole
MS030003Propiconazole ECPropiconazole
ND020003Propiconazole ECPropiconazole
NV000005WIN-FLO 4FPentachloronitrobenzene
NY050002Propimax ECPropiconazole
OH030003Propiconazole ECPropiconazole
WA000014Daconil SDGChlorothalonil

The following table 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 No.Company name and address
100; CA090003; FL100007; MI110003Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC., 410 Swing Rd., PO Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.
264; ME090004Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
432Bayer Environmental Science, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
675Reckitt Benckiser LLC, 399 Interpace Parkway, Parsippany, NJ 07054-0225.
1043Steris Corporation, P.O. Box 147, St. Louis, MO 63166-0147.
1448Buckman Laboratories Inc., 1256 North McLean Blvd., Memphis, TN 38108.
2829Rohm and Haas Company, 100 Independence Mall West, Suite 1A, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2399.
3377Albemarle Corporation, 451 Florida St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1765.
9688Chemisco, P.O. Box 142642, St. Louis, MO 63114-0642.
10292Venus Laboratories, Inc., 111 South Rohlwing Rd., Addison, IL 60101.
10772Church & Dwight Co., Inc., 469 North Harrison St., Princeton, NJ 08543-5297.
48520Phoenix Products Company, 5 Roger Ave., Milford, CT 06460-6436.
62719; AL020006; AR020003; KY050001; MI040003; MN030003; MS030003; ND020003; NY050002; OH030003Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
66330Arysta Life Science North America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513.
74655Hercules Incorporated, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Ashland, Inc., 7910 Baymeadows Way, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
NV000005AMVAC Chemical Corporation, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1200, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1706.
WA000014GB Biosciences Corporation, 410 Swing Rd., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-5458.

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 cancelled. 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 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.

List of Subjects

Dated: September 11, 2012.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.

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

[FR Doc. 2012-22970 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]

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