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Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.

DATES:

The deletions in Table 1 are effective February 1, 2013, because the registrants in Table 1 requested a waiver of the 180-day comment period. Unless the Agency receives a written withdrawal request on or before February 1, 2013. The Agency will consider a withdrawal request postmarked no later than February 1, 2013. The deletion in Table 2 is effective July 1, 2013, unless the Agency receives a written withdrawal request on or before July 1, 2013.

Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant in Table 1 on or before February 1, 2013, for the registrants that requested a waiver of the 180-day comment period or in Table 2 July 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your withdrawal request, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0548, by one of the following methods:

  • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
  • 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 visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Christopher Green, 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) 347-0367; email address: green.christopher@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. 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.

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-2012-0548, is available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy 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. What action is the agency taking?

This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. These registrations are listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of this unit by registration number, product name, active ingredient, and specific uses deleted:

Table 1—Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations

EPA Registration No.Product nameActive ingredientDelete from label
2724-820Propoxur Technical InsecticidePropoxurOutdoor Loose Granular Formulations.
3876-145Slimicide C-74Dodecylguanidine hydrochloride and N-Alkyl dimethylbenzyl ammonium chlorideOnce Through Cooling Tower Use.
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11603-30Prometon TechnicalPrometonAll Residential Uses.
59106-5DBNPA Technical2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamideOnce-Through Applications for Colling Water, Metal working Fluids, Paints and Coatings and Household/Institutional Cleaners/Detergents, etc.
59639-143V-10162 VPP FungicidePropamocarb Hydrochloride and FluopicolideOrnamental Use Pattern.
66330-64Fluoxastrobin 480 SC FungicideFluoxastrobinApproved Seed Treatment Use.
66330-65Fluoxastrobin TechnicalFluoxastrobinApproved Seed Treatment Use.
70506-198TPTH TechnicalFentin hydroxideUse on Peanuts and Carrots.
70506-288Phoenix CardinalEthephonApples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupes, Cherries, Cotton, Grapes, Peppers, Pineapple, Sugarcane, Tobacco, Tomatoes, Walnuts, Lodging in Barley and Wheat.
70905-4Buzz Ultra DFTebuconazoleFruiting Vegetables and Mangos.
82326-1D-Limonene TechnicalLimoneneOutdoor Uses.

Users of these products in Table 1, who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant before February 1, 2013, because the registrants waived the 180-day comment period, to discuss withdrawal of the application for amendment. This 30-day period will also permit interested members of the public to intercede with registrants prior to the Agency's approval of the deletion.

Table 2—Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations

EPA Registration No.Product nameActive ingredientDelete from label
85904-1Amitraz InsecticideAmitrazUse on Cattle and Swine.

Users of this product in Table 2, who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant before July 1, 2013 to discuss withdrawal of the application for amendment. This 180-day period will also permit interested members of the public to intercede with registrants prior to the Agency's approval of the deletion.

Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of this unit, in sequence by EPA company number.

Table 3—Registrants Requesting Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations

EPA Company No.Company name and address
2724Wellmark International, 1501 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 200, West Schaumburg, IL 60173.
3876GE Betz, Inc., 4636 Somerton Rd., Trevose, PA 19053.
11603Agan Chem Mfg., Ltd., 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
59106Clearwater International LLC, dba Weatherford Engineered Chemistry, 200 St. James Place, Houston, TX 77056.
59639Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
66330Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513.
70506United Phosphorus, Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
70905Sulphur Mills, Ltd., c/o Ag Chem Consulting, Clifton, VA 20124.
82326Florida Chemical Company, Inc., 351 Winter Haven Blvd. NE., Winter Haven, FL 33881-9432.
85904Arysta LifeScience America, Inc., 1450 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

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 amended to delete one or more uses. The 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, the EPA Administrator may approve such a request.

IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for use deletion must submit the withdrawal in writing to Christopher Green using the methods in ADDRESSES. The Agency will consider written withdrawal requests postmarked no later than July 1, 2013, or February 1, 2013, for the registrants that requested to waive the 180-day comment period.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

The Agency has authorized the registrants to sell or distribute product under the previously approved labeling for a period of 18 months after approval of the revision, unless other restrictions have been imposed, as in special review actions.

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  • Environmental protection
  • Pesticides and pests
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Dated: December 12, 2012.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2012-31545 Filed 12-31-12; 8:45 am]

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