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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 of Unit II., are effective May 3, 2013, because the registrants requested a waiver of the 180-day comment period, unless the Agency receives a written withdrawal request on or before May 3, 2013. The Agency will consider a withdrawal request postmarked no later than May 3, 2013. The deletion in Table 2 of Unit II., is effective September 30, 2013, unless the Agency receives a written withdrawal request on or before September 30, 2013. The Agency will consider a withdrawal request postmarked no later than September 30, 2013.

Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant in Table 1 of Unit II., before May 3, 2013, for the registrants that requested a waiver of the 180-day comment period. Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant in Table 2 of Unit II., before September 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your withdrawal request, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0142, 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-2013-0142, 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 Start Printed Page 20105information 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
100-769Medallion FungicideFludioxonilPost-harvest uses on Citrus, Kiwi, Pome fruit, Pomegranates, Stone fruit & Yams.
9198-227The Andersons 3-Way Snow Mold FungicideChlorothalonil, Pentachloronitrobenzene & PropiconazoleGolf course roughs, Sod farms, & other Turf grown areas (athletic fields, cemeteries, parks & commercial turf).
11603-52Agan Imazethapyr TechnicalImazethapyrField corn (Clearfield corn hybrids only) & Clearfield rice.
11678-71Pyriproxyfen TechnicalPyriproxyfenGreenhouse non-food, Terrestrial non-food crop, Terrestrial food uses.

Users of these products in Table 1 of this unit, who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant before May 3, 2013, because the registrants requested a waiver of 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
87284-3Willowood Propiconazole Technical IIPropiconazoleWood preservative uses

Users of this product in Table 2 of this unit who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant before September 30, 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 Tables 1 and 2 of this unit, in sequence by EPA company number.

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

EPA company NumberCompany name and address
100Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.
9198The Andersons Lawn Fertilizer Division, Inc., P.O. Box 119, Maumee, OH 43537.
11603Agan Chemical Manufacturing, Ltd., 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
11678Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
87284Willowood Propiconazole, LLC, 1600 NW., Garden Valley Blvd., Suite 120, Roseburg, OR 97471.

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 May 3, 2013, for the requests that the registrants requested to waive the 180-day comment period and no later than September 30, 2013, for the requests with a 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: March 18, 2013.

Oscar Morales,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-07644 Filed 4-2-13; 8:45 am]

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