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Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




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.


Comments must be received on or before December 9, 2013.


Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) Start Printed Page 35266or 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​dockets.

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

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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 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 54 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
000264-00668Liberty ATZ HerbicideAtrazine, Glufosinate.
000264-00784Renounce 20WP InsecticideCyfluthrin.
000264-00985GB34 Concentrate Biological FungicideBacillus pumilus strain GB34.
000264-00986GB34 Technical Biological FungicideBacillus pumilus strain GB34.
000264-01007Decis 0.2 ECDeltamethrin.
000264-01008Decis 0.2 EC GelDeltamethrin.
000264-01012Decis 1.0 Gel InsecticideDeltamethrin.
000264-01117Yield Shield FS 200Bacillus pumilus strain GB34.
000400-00469Dimilin 25W MushroomsDiflubenzuron.
000400-00470Dimilin 35W for Pasturegrass MosquitoesDiflubenzuron.
000400-00471Micromite 25WSDiflubenzuron.
000400-00511Dimilin 80WGSDiflubenzuron.
000432-00954Finale Super Concentrate Weed, Grass and Brush KillerGlufosinate.
000432-00955Finale Ready-To-Use Weed and Grass KillerGlufosinate.
000432-00956Finale Concentrate Weed, Grass and Brush KillerGlufosinate.
000655-00802Prentox Larva-Lur Contains PropoxurPropoxur.
009779-00262MCPA Amine HerbicideMCPA, dimethylamine salt.
009779-00265MCPA LV EsterMCPA, 2-ethylhexyl ester.
053883-00220Oryzalin 2GOryzalin, Benfluralin.
AL-090001Reflex HerbicideSodium salt of fomesafen.
AR-080004Reflex HerbicideSodium salt of fomesafen.
AR-080005Superwham! (Alternate Name Forwham ! EZ)Propanil.
AR-080007RiceproQuinclorac, Propanil.
AR-080008DuetPropanil, Bensulfuron-methyl.
AR-080009Superwham! (Alternate Name For Wham! EZ)Propanil.
AR-080013RicebeauxPropanil, Thiobencarb.
AR-120001Ricebeaux HerbicideThiobencarb, Propanil.
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AR-120002RicebeauxThiobencarb, Propanil.
AR-120003RiceproQuinclorac, Propanil.
CO-060007Gramoxone InteonParaquat dichloride.
FL-090006KnockoutDiquat dibromide.
GA-090005Milestone VMTriisopropanolamine salt of aminopyralid.
GA-100004Endigo ZCThiamethoxam lambda-Cyhalothrin.
MO-120006V-10142 AG HerbicideImazosulfuron.
ND-020009Bravo 720Chlorothalonil.
OR-010006Cobra HerbicideLactofen.
OR-040015Ethrel Brand Ethephon Plant RegulatorEthephon.
OR-040031Rovral 4 Flowable FungicideIprodione.
OR-050017Simazine 4LSimazine.
OR-070002Chateau Herbicide WDGFlumioxazin.
OR-070022RTU-Vitavax-Thiram Seed Protectant FungicideThiram, Carboxin.
OR-070028Define SC HerbicideFlufenacet.
OR-070030Define SC HerbicideFlufenacet.
OR-080020DuPont Direx 4L HerbicideDiuron.
OR-100004Chateau Herbicide WDGFlumioxazin.
OR-120009Palisade 2ECTrinexapac-ethyl.
WA-000021Orthene 97 PelletsAcephate.
WA-010038Crossbow2,4-D butoxyethyl ester acetic acid (3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyl) oxy)-,2-butoxyethel ester.
WA-020012Echo 720Chlorothalonil.
WA-060017Orthene 97Acephate.
WA-810064Orthene 75 S Soluble PowderAcephate.
WA-960024Orthene 75 S Soluble PowderAcephate.

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
OR-040015; OR-040022; OR-040031; OR-070022; OR-070028; OR-070030Bayer CropScience, LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
OR-070019Chemtura Corporation, 199 Benson Rd., Middlebury, CT 06749.
432Bayer Environmental Science, A Division of Bayer CropScience, LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
655Prentis, LLC, Agent: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting, Inc., 4110 136th St., NW., Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
OR-080020Winfield Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 64589, St. Paul, MN 55164-058.
53883Control Solutions, Inc., 5903 Genoa Red Bluff, Pasadena, TX 77507-1041.
AL-090001; AR-080004; CO-060007; FL-090006; GA-100004; ND-020009; OR-120009Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, 410 Swing Rd., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.
AR-080005; AR-080006; AR-080007; AR-080008; AR-080009; AR-080013; AR-120001; AR-120002; AR-120003Riceco, LLC, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2428, Memphis, TN 38137.
GA-090005; WA-010038Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
MO-120006; OR-100004; OR-010006; OR-070002Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
OR-050017Loveland Products, P.O. Box 1286, Greeley, CO 80632-1286.
WA-000021; WA-060017; WA-810064; WA-960024Amvac Chemical Corporation, 4695 MacArthur Ct., Suite 1200, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1706.
WA-020012Sipcam Agro U.S.A., Inc., 2520 Meridian Pkwy., Suite 525, Durham, NC 27713.

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 Start Printed Page 35268cancellation 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 canceled products.

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  • Environmental protection
  • Pesticides and pests
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Dated: June 4, 2013.

Michael Goodis,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-13817 Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am]