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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 registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order. For those end-use products listed in Table 2 of Unit II, the cancellations will be effective December 31, 2016, as described in Unit II.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before June 19, 2014.

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.

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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.

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.

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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 63 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 and Table 2 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
000264-00805Thiacloprid Technical InsecticideThiacloprid.
000264-00806Calypso 4 Flowable InsecticideThiacloprid.
000352-00593Accent Gold HerbicideClopyralid, Nicosulfuron, Rimsulfuron and Flumetsulam.
000352-00612DuPont Accent Gold WDG HerbicideClopyralid, Nicosulfuron, Rimsulfuron and Flumetsulam.
000352-00792DuPont DPX-KJM44 80XP Turf HerbicideAminocyclopyrachlor methyl ester.
000352-00794DuPont DPX-MAT28 50SG Turf HerbicideAminocyclopyrachlor.
000352-00797DuPont DPX-KJM44 0.064G Turf Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor methyl ester.
000352-00800DuPont DPX-KJM44 0.073G Lawn Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor methyl ester.
000352-00803DuPont DPX-KJM44 0.053G Lawn Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor methyl ester.
000352-00804DuPont DPX-KJM44 0.049G Lawn Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor methyl ester.
000352-00807DuPont DPX-KJM44 0.033G Lawn Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor methyl ester.
000352-00811DuPont DPX-KJM44 0.02G Lawn Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor methyl ester.
000352-00813DuPont DPX-MAT28 0.05G Turf Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor.
000352-00814DuPont DPX-MAT28 0.03G Turf Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor.
000352-00815DuPont DPX-MAT28 0.068G Lawn Herbicide + FertilizerAminocyclopyrachlor.
000432-01362Premise 0.5 SCImidacloprid.
000464-00662S.S.T. Sump Saver Tablets2-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol.
001270-00255Zep Flush 'N Kill DMS-Bioallethrin and Deltamethrin.
001448-00379Busan 2020FPoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride).
001448-00380Busan 2020Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride).
001448-00396WSKTPoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride) and 5-Chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone and 2-Methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone.
001448-00397Busan 1174Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride) and 5-Chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone and 2-Methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone.
001448-00400PCA 10Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride).
008033-00012Equinox HerbicideTepraloxydim.
008033-00013BAS 620 H MUPTepraloxydim.
010163-00279Milbemectin Technical Miticide/InsecticideMilbemectin (A mixture of >=70% Milbemycin A4, & <=30% Milbemycin A3).
010163-00280Ultiflora Miticide/InsecticideMilbemectin (A mixture of >=70% Milbemycin A4, & <=30% Milbemycin A3).
028293-00167Unicorn Residual House and Carpet SprayBioallethrin, MGK 264 and Permethrin.
028293-00192Unicorn House and Carpet Spray #5Bioallethrin, MGK 264, Piperonyl butoxide and Esfenvalerate.
028293-00196Unicorn House and Carpet Spray #6Bioallethrin, MGK 264, Piperonyl butoxide and Esfenvalerate.
028293-00332Unicorn Flying & Crawling Insect Killer IVS-Bioallethrin and Deltamethrin.
028293-00334Unicorn Flying & Crawling Insect Killer VS-Bioallethrin and Deltamethrin.
028293-00336Unicorn Flying & Crawling Insect Killer IIIS-Bioallethrin and Deltamethrin.
054382-00003Taktic Emulsifiable Concentrate Miticide/InsecticideAmitraz.
066330-00295Iprodione Technical 97.5%Iprodione.
066330-00329Iprodione Technical 98%Iprodione.
067071-00053Acticide MKW 1Octhilinone and Carbamic acid, butyl-, 3-iodo-2-propynyl ester and Diuron.
070627-00071Raid Institutional Flying Insect Killerd-Allethrin, Phenothrin and Tetramethrin.
071368-00062Assert HerbicideImazamethabenz.
071368-00063Assert Herbicide TechnicalImazamethabenz.
075630-00001Zinc BorateZinc borate (3ZnO, 2B03, 3.5H2O; mw 434.66).
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083558-00020Mepiquat Chloride TechnicalMepiquat chloride.
085678-00027Iprodione TechnicalIprodione.
087290-00014Willowood Imidacloprid 4SCImidacloprid.
087290-00021Willowood Imidacloprid 2SCImidacloprid.
ME030004Accord ConcentrateGlyphosate-isopropylammonium.
ME980001Confirm 2F InsecticideTebufenozide.

The allethrin series of pyrethroid insecticides include the following: Bioallethrin, esbiol, esbiothrin, and pynamin forte. The technical registrants for the allethrins, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited and Valent BioSciences Corporation, cancelled all of the allethrins technical products effective September 30, 2015 and cancelled their allethrins end-use product registrations effective December 31, 2016. Furthermore, Valent and Sumitomo requested that use of their technical products to formulate end-use products not be permitted after December 31, 2015. A final Cancellation Order was published in the Federal Register issue of April 24, 2013 (78 FR 74195). Because the allethrins technical products have been cancelled, several other registrants for allethrins end-use products have requested cancellation with dates consistent with those specified for the Valent and Sumitomo allethrins end-use products. The cancellation of the end-use products listed in Table 2 are requested to be effective December 31, 2016.

Table 2—Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation Effective December 31, 2016

Registration No.Product nameChemical name
000004-00461Bonide Crawling Insect KillerDeltamethrin and S-Bioallethrin.
000498-00167SprayPak Ant & Roach Killer Formula 2 With EsfenvalerateBioallethrin, MGK 264, Piperonyl butoxide and Esfenvalerate.
000498-00192Champion Sprayon Flying & Crawling Insect Killer Formula IIS-Bioallethrin and Deltamethrin.
000499-00362Whitmire PT 515 Wasp-Freeze Wasp and Hornet KillerBioallethrin and Phenothrin.
003095-00026PIC Mosquito Repellent Coilsd-Allethrin.
004822-00283Raid House and Garden Bug Killer Formula 7d-Allethrin and Phenothrin.
004822-00284Raid Formula 5 Flying Insect Killerd-Allethrin, Piperonyl butoxide and Phenothrin.
004822-00469Repellent LMOd-Allethrin.
004822-00501Snake IIBioallethrin.
004822-00578H7A-USTetramethrin, Phenothrin and d-Allethrin.
004822-00580H7A-US HGTetramethrin, Phenothrin and d-Allethrin.
006218-00043Summit Mistocide-BS-Bioallethrin, MGK 264 and Piperonyl butoxide.
009688-00256Chemsico Aerosol Insecticide DSS-Bioallethrin and Deltamethrin.
009688-00306TAT Roach & Ant With Residual Action 2491Bioallethrin, MGK 264, Piperonyl butoxide and Esfenvalerate.
010807-00437Konk Insecticide FoamBioallethrin, MGK 264 and Permethrin.
070385-00004Microban X-590 Institutional SprayBioallethrin, MGK 264, o-Phenylphenol (NO INERT USE), Piperonyl butoxide and Benzenemethanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-(2-(2-(4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenoxy)ethoxy)ethyl)-, chloride.

Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1 and Table 2 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 3—Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation

EPA Company No.Company name and address
4Bonide Products, Inc., Agent: Registrations By Design, Inc., P.O. Box 1019, Salem, VA 24153-3805.
264Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
352E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company (S300/419), 1007 Market St., Wilmington, DE 19898-0001.
432Bayer Environmental Science, A Division of Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
464The Dow Chemical Co., Agent: The Dow Chemical Company, 100 Larkin Center, 1650 Joseph Dr., Midland, MI 48674.
498Chase Products Co., Putting The Best At Your Fingertips, P.O. Box 70, Maywood, IL 60153.
499Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc., Agent: BASF Corporation, 3568 Tree Court Industrial Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122-6682.
1270Zep Inc., 1310 Seaboard Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318.
1448Buckman Laboratories, Inc., 1256 North McLean Blvd., Memphis, TN 38108.
3095PIC Corporation, Agent: Product & Regulatory Associates, LLC, P.O. Box 1683, Voorhees, NJ 08043-9998.
4822S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1525 Howe St., Racine, WI 53403.
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6218Summit Chemical Co., Summit Responsible Solutions, 235 S. Kresson St., Baltimore, MD 21224.
8033Nippon Soda Co., LTD., Agent: Nisso America, Inc., 88 Pine St., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
9688Chemsico, A Division of United Industries Corp., P.O. Box 142642, St. Louis, MO 63114-0642.
10163Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366-5569.
10807Amrep, Inc., 990 Industrial Park Dr., Marietta, GA 30062.
28293Phaeton Corporation, D/B/A Unicorn Laboratories, Agent: Registrations By Design, Inc., P.O. Box 1019, Salem, VA 24153.
54382Intervet, Inc., D/B/A Merck Animal Health, 556 Morris Ave., S5-2145A, Summit, NJ 07901.
66330Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513.
67071Thor GmbH, Agent: Thor Specialties, Inc., 50 Waterview Dr., Shelton, CT 06484.
70385ProRestore Products, Agent: Lewis & Harrison, LLC, 122 C Street NW., Suite 505, Washington, DC 20001.
70627Diversey, Inc., 8310 16th Street, MS 707, Sturtevant, WI 53177.
71368Nufarm, Inc., Agent: Nufarm Americas, Inc., 4020 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 1013, Morrisville, NC 27560.
75630Royce Associates, LP, 35 Carlton Ave., East Rutherford, NJ 07073.
83558Celsius Property B.V., Amsterdam (NL), Neuhausen A. RHF Branch, Agent: Makhteshim Agan of North America, INC., 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
85678RedEagle International, LLC, Agent: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707-0640.
87290Willowood, LLC, Agent: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707-0640.
ME030004, ME980001Dow 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 cancelled. 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 1 and 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. All Products in Table 1 (Except 000264-00806, 008033-00012, 008033-00013, 054382-00003, 067071-00053, 071368-00062, 087290-00014, 087290-00021)

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 cancelled products.

B. Product 000264-00806

Because the Agency has identified no significant potential risk concerns associated with this pesticide product, upon cancellation of the product identified in Table 1 of Unit II., EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of this product 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 pesticide 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 cancelled product.

C. Product 071368-00062

Because the Agency has identified no significant potential risk concerns associated with this pesticide product, EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks of this product until December 31, 2015. Thereafter, registrants, and persons other than registrants, are prohibited from selling or distributing existing stocks of product containing imazamethabenz identified in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Existing stocks of product containing imazamethabenz already in the hands of users can be used legally Start Printed Page 28924until such stocks are exhausted, provided that the use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled product.

D. Products (008033-00012, 008033-00013, 054382-00003, 067071-00053, 087290-00014 and 087290-00021)

Registrants have indicated to the Agency via letter and/or written response that due to the last manufacturing date, distribution date or the absence of marketing in the United States no further existing stocks provisions are necessary for them to sell and distribute their product(s). 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 cancelled products.

E. End-Use Products Listed in Table 2

Because the Agency has identified no significant potential risk concerns associated with the pesticide products listed in Table 2 of Unit II., EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute these products until December 31, 2016. Thereafter, as of January 1, 2017, registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing the pesticides identified in Table 2 of Unit II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal. Persons other than registrants will 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 cancelled products.

List of Subjects

Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

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Dated: May 12, 2014.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

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

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