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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 the registrants withdraw their 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 December 20, 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 Division (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.Start Printed Page 69667

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 66 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
000264-00619Desmedipham TechnicalDesmedipham.
000264-00620Betanex HerbicideDesmedipham.
000264-00621Betanex HerbicidePhenmedipham, Desmedipham.
000264-00632Betamix ProgressPhenmedipham, Desmedipham, Ethofumesate.
000264-00640TPTH TechnicalFentin hydroxide.
000264-00780Fenhexamid 50 WDGFenhexamid.
000264-00785Fenhexamid TechnicalFenhexamid.
000264-00851Betanal FortePhenmedipham, Desmedipham.
000264-00853Betanal CompactDesmedipham.
000264-00854Betanal Power HerbicidePhenmedipham, Desmedipham, Ethofumesate.
000270-00348Adams Caniderm MistMGK 264, Piperonyl Butoxide, Pyrethrins (NO INERT USE).
000432-01378Imidacloprid 0.72% + Cyfluthrin 0.72% Concentrate InsecticideImidacloprid, Cyfluthrin.
002724-00467Sandoz 9412 Mousse (Light)Piperonyl Butoxide, S-Methoprene, Pyrethrins (NO INERT USE).
004787-00054Cheminova Nicosulfuron TechnicalNicosulfuron.
005481-00211PCNB 10% Granules Soil FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00212PCNB 2-E Liquid Emulsifiable ConcentratePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00214PCNB Soil & Turf Liquid DrenchPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00215PCNB 2LF Liquid FlowablePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00442PCNB Flowable RTU Seed ProtectantPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00443PCNB 2 Flowable Turf & Ornamental Soil FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00444PCNB 10G Turf & Ornamental Soil FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00445PCNB ST Liquid Flowable Seed Treatment FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00450PCNB 20% WDG Soil FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00464Parflo 6FPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00465Par-FloPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00471Win-Flo 6FPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-00472Parflo 4FPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08982Terraclor 2ECPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08984Terraclor 10% Granular Soil FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08985Greenback Lawn FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08986Turfcide Emulsifiable FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08987Terraclor Super X EmulsifiablePentachloronitrobenzene & Etridiazole.
005481-08991Terraclor Flowable FungicidePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08993Terraclor Super X 18.8GPentachloronitrobenzene & Etridiazole.
005481-08994Turfcide 15GPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08995Terraclor 15GPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08997Terrazan 24% Emulsifiable ConcentratePentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-08998Turfcide WDGPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-09033Gustafson Terra-Coat L-205NPentachloronitrobenzene & Etridiazole.
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005481-09035Gustafson Terra-Coat LT-2NPentachloronitrobenzene.
005481-09039Trigran-S Seed ProtectorPentachloronitrobenzene.
005785-00042Brom-O-Gas 2%Methyl bromide (NO INERT USE) & Chloropicrin.
010163-00228Mesurol ProMethiocarb.
010163-00229Mesurol 75% ConcentrateMethiocarb.
010163-00232Mesurol 2% Bair For Homeowner UseMethiocarb.
010163-00252Mesurol 75 WDGMethiocarb.
010466-00037Ultra-Fresh 15Diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone.
033688-00002Nufarm, S.A. Technical ButralinButralin.
033688-00004Tamex 3ECButralin.
044446-00077Hub States A-20 Procide InsecticidePiperonyl Butoxide, Pyrethrins (NO INERT USE).
044446-00078V-230MGK 264, Piperonyl Butoxide, Pyrethrins (NO INERT USE).
047000-00102CT Crack And CreviceMGK 264, Piperonyl Butoxide, Propoxur, Pyrethrins (NO INERT USE).
047000-00165R & M Aqueous Residual Flea & Tick #1Permethrin, Pyrethins (NO INERT USE).
047000-00166R+M Flea And Tick Dip #1MGK 264, Piperonyl Butoxide, Pyrethrins (NO INERT USE).
053883-00270CSI Gamma-Cyhalothrin Synergized Topical Insecticide Pour-OnPiperonyl Butoxide, Gamma-Cyhalothrin.
061282-00055Biosentry 904Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(61% C12, 23% C14, 11%. C16, 2.5% C18 2.5% C10 and trace of C8), Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(50%C14, 40%C12, 10%C16), 1-Decanaminium, N-decyl-N,N-dimethyl-, chloride and Tributyltin oxide (NO INERT USE).
061282-00058Tributyl Tin OxideTributyltin Oxide (NO INERT USE).
062719-00299FrontrowCloransulam-methylFlumetsulam.
070506-00086Agvalue DesmediphamDesmedipham.
070506-00087DESDesmedipham.
CA-040025Riverdale Endurance HerbicideProdiamine.
ME-030004GlyproGlyphosate-isopropylammonium.
ME-980001RH-5992 2F Experimental InsecticideTebufenozide.
MN-010003Treflan H.F.P.Trifluralin.
MN-100004Treflan H.F.P.Trifluralin.
WA-010015Betamix HerbicideBetamix Herbicide.

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
264 WA-010015Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
270Farnam Companies, Inc., 301 West Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
432Bayer Environmental Science, A Division of Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
2724Wellmark International, 1501 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 200, West Schaumburg, IL 60173.
4787Cheminova A/S, Agent: Cheminova Inc., 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209.
5481Amvac Chemical Corporation, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
5785Great Lakes Chemical Corporation (A Chemtura Company), 1801 Highway 52 West, P.O. Box 2200, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
10163Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366.
10466Thomas Research Associates, Agent: Laird's Regulatory Consultants, Inc., Shenstone Est. 17804 Braemar Pl., Leesburg, VA 20176-70646.
33688Nufarm SA, Agent: Nufarm Americas, Inc., 4020 Aerial Center Pkwy., Suite 101, Morrisville, NC 27560.
44446Questvapco Corporation, P.O. Box 624, Brenham, TX 77834.
47000Chem-Tech, LTD., 4515 Fleur Dr. #303, Des Moines, IA 50321.
53883Control Solutions, Inc., 5903 Genoa-Red Bluff Road, Pasadena, TX 77507-1041.
61282Hacco, Inc., 110 Hopkins Drive, Randolph, WI 53956-1316.
62719 ME-030004, ME-980001, MN-010003, MN-100004Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd. 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
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70506United Phosphorus, Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

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

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.

A. For Products (044446-00077 and 044446-00078)

EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of these products for 1 year and 6 months 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.

B. For Product (000264-00621)

EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of this product for November 20, 2018 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.

C. 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., of this notice, 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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Dated: November 11, 2013.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

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

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