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Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel 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 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 a registrant withdraws its request. 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 any final cancellation order.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before March 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017, 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: John W. Pates, Jr.

Additional instructions on commenting or 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:

John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Start Printed Page 11882Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8195; email address: pates.john@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.

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 information 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 39 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 a registrant withdraws its request, 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
000279-03153Firstline Termite Bait StationSulfluramid
000279-03170Firstline Termite Bait Tube StationSulfluramid
000279-03171Firstline Termite Bait Container StationSulfluramid
000279-03196Firstline GT Plus Termite Bait StationSulfluramid
000432-01334Tempo Liquid ConcentrateCyfluthrin
000432-01358Tempo 20% Dry ConcentrateCyfluthrin
000499-00518Prescription Treatment Brand 2% Propoxur BaitPropoxur
000499-00532TC 277Piperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins (No Inert Use)
007173-00283Difethialone Bait StationDifethialone
007173-00285Difethialone 6G Paste Place PacksDifethialone
007946-00010Inject-A-CideOxydemeton-methyl
009404-00087Permethrin 0.25% Insecticide GranulesPermethrin
009404-00088Sunniland Chinch Bug & Mole Cricket SprayPermethrin
010163-00219MSR 50% Concentrate InsecticideOxydemeton-methyl
010163-00220MSR Spray ConcentrateOxydemeton-methyl
39959-00001A-106Poly(oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1, 2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1, 2-ethanediyl dichloride)
039959-000027618Poly(oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1, 2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1, 2-ethanediyl dichloride)
039959-000037619Poly(oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1, 2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1, 2-ethanediyl dichloride)
045385-00001Chem-Tox Roach and Ant Spray with BaygonPropoxur, Piperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins (No Inert Use)
045385-00025Chem-Tox Pyronox Dual 0.1MGK 264, Piperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins (No Inert Use)
045385-00082Cenol Small Animal and Kennel SprayPiperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins (No Inert Use)
046043-00031Suncoast's Pool Algaecide 20Poly(oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1, 2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1, 2-ethanediyl dichloride)
047000-00168R & M Permethrin Flea & Tick Dip #1Permethrin
060061-00017Woodtreat C8 ConcentrateCopper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1,O8)-
060061-00018Woodtreat C8 Ready To UseCopper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1,O8)-
060061-00022Woodtreat C81 Ready To Use Water Repellent FungicideCopper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1,O8)-
064014-00009HarpoonOxydemeton-methyl
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074601-00001Chlorothalonil Technical FungicideChlorothalonil
085905-00005CFL 3% Diflubenzuron FeedthroughDiflubenzuron
086869-00002Propiconazole SelectPropiconazole
CA010003MSR Spray ConcentrateOxydemeton-methyl
FL960006Metasystox-R-Spray ConcentrateOxydemeton-methyl
ID010011Metasystox-R-Spray ConcentrateOxydemeton-methyl
ME070001Devrinol 50-DFNapropamide
MI070004Kerb 50-WPropyzamide
NY030002Metasystox-R-Spray ConcentrateOxydemeton-methyl
WA030001Metasystox-R-Spray ConcentrateOxydemeton-methyl
WA030002Metasystox-R-Spray ConcentrateOxydemeton-methyl
WA060005MSR Spray ConcentrateOxydemeton-methyl

Table 2 of this unit 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
279FMC Corp., Agricultural Products Group, 1735 Market St., Room 1978, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
432Bayer Environmental Science, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
499Whitmore Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc. Agent: BASF Corporation, 3568 Tree Court Industrial Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122-6682.
7173Liphatech, Inc., 3600 W. Elm St., Milwaukee, WI 53209.
7946J.J. Mauget Co., Agent: Scireg, Inc., 12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192.
9404Sunniland Corporation, P.O. Box 8001, Sanford, FL 32772-8001.
10163Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366-8844.
39959Chemicals, Inc., 13560 Colombard Court, Fontana, CA 92337.
45385CTX-Cenol, Inc., Agent: H.R. Mclane, Inc., 7210 Red Rd., Suite 206A, Miami, FL 33143.
46043Suncoast Chemicals Co., 14480 62nd St. N., Clearwater, FL 33760.
47000Chem-Tech, Ltd., 4515 Fleur Dr. #303, Des Moines, IA.
60061Kop-Coat, Inc., 3020 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
64014Florida Silvics, Inc., d/b/a Tree Tech Microinjection Systems, 950 S.E. 215th Ave., Morriston, FL 32668.
74601Oxon Italia S.P.A., Agent: Lewis & Harrison, LLC, 122 C St., NW., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20001.
81880Canyon Group, LLC, c/o Gowan Company, 370 S. Main St., Yuma, AZ 85364.
85905Champion Farmaquimico, LTDA, Agent: J&T Associates, LLC, 4061 North 156th Dr., Goodyear, AZ 85395.
86869Select Source, LLC, Agent: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707.
88058Orion Ato, LLC, Agent: Source Dynamics LLC, S122230 E. Del Norte, Yuma, AZ 85377-7355.
CA010003, FL960006, ID010011, NY030002, WA030001, WA030002, WA060005Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366-8844.
ME070001United Phosphorus, Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
MI070004Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.

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 canceled. 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 requested that EPA waive the 180-day comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 30-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

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For Products 007173-00283 and 007173-00285:

Because the Agency has identified significant potential risk concerns associated with these pesticide products, upon cancellation EPA intends to issue a cancellation order prohibiting sale or distribution of existing stocks by the registrant, except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons other than the registrant will be allowed to sell or distribute existing stocks of products, until such stocks are exhausted. Users will be allowed to use existing stocks regardless of date of purchase until such stocks are exhausted, provided that such use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled product.

For all other products identified in Table 1 of Unit II:

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 canceled products.

List of Subjects

Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

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Dated: February 12, 2013.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-03844 Filed 2-19-13; 8:45 am]

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