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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 its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations 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 April 13, 2015.

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) Start Printed Page 12997or 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: Janeese Hackley.

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:

Janeese Hackley, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 605-1523; email address: hackley.janeese@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 preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets/​comments.html.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

This notice announces receipt by the Agency of requests from registrants to cancel 47 pesticide products registered under FIFRA section 3 (7 U.S.C. 136a) or 24(c) (7 U.S.C. 136v(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
000279-09556Intruder Residual Cylinder with CyfluthrinPiperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins, and Cyfluthrin.
000769-00881Pratt 25-5 ULV Mosquito Adulticide ConcentratePyrethrins and Piperonyl butoxide.
002693-00214Micron Extra P-BlueTolylfluanid and Cuprous oxide.
002693-00215Ultra P-BlueCuprous oxide and Tolylfluanid.
002724-00779Permethrin Plus Home and Carpet SprayPermethrin, MGK 264, and Pyriproxyfen.
004787-00043Malathion TechnicalMalathion.
004787-00046Atrapa 8EMalathion.
005382-00046Chlorite Plus CD-2Sodium chlorite.
005481-00350Metam SodiumMetam sodium.
005481-00418Metam Sodium Soil Fumigant For All CropsMetam sodium.
005481-00420AMVAC MetamMetam sodium.
005481-00446Metacide 42Metam sodium.
007969-00081Pyramin DF HerbicidePyrazon.
007969-00108Pyramin Super HerbicidePyrazon.
010088-00097Insect Repellent TowelMGK-264, MGK 326, and Diethyl toluamide.
010163-00174Fireban Fire Ant InsecticidePhosmet.
010163-00224Ambush 0.5% BaitPermethrin.
011603-00045Nitrapyrin TechnicalNitrapyrin.
021164-00003DURA KLORSodium chlorite.
021164-00005AKTA KLOR 80Sodium chlorite.
035559-00002Diesel STA-BIL1,3,2-Dioxaborinane, 2,2′-((1-methyl-1,3-propanediyl) bis(oxy))bis(4-methyl- and 1,3,2-Dioxaborinane, 2,2′-oxybis(4,4,6-trimethyl-.
042750-00259Glufosinate-Ammonium TGAIGlufosinate-Ammonium.
047158-00002Synergy 201Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl (dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride).
059639-00028Orthene Tree and Ornamental SprayAcephate.
059639-00086Orthene 90 WSPAcephate.
059639-00089Orthene 75 WSP (Insecticide in a Water Soluble Bag)Acephate.
062190-00028Chemonite Part BCuprous oxide.
065217-00001Biobor JF1,3,2-Dioxaborinane, 2,2′-((1-methyl-1,3-propanediyl)bis(oxy))bis(4-methyl- and 1,3,2-Dioxaborinane, 2,2′oxybis(4,4,6-trimethyl-.
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066222-00108Bromoxynil and Atrazine HerbicideAtrazine and Bromoxynil octanoate.
066222-00119Bromoxynil 2EC HerbicideBromoxynil octanoate.
066222-00120Bromoxynil and MCPA HerbicideMCPA, 2-ethylhexyl ester and Bromoxynil octanoate.
069361-00029Pendim Weed and FeedPendimethalin.
069361-00030Pendimethalin TechnicalPendimethalin.
069361-00031Pendim 3.3 EC HerbicidePendimethalin.
069361-00032Pendim H2 O HerbicidePendimethalin.
069461-00002RevabluePoly(oxy-1,2 ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl(dimethylimino)-1,2-ethanediyl dichloride).
071368-00070Bromoxynil TechnicalBromoxynil.
071368-00071Bromox Octanoic Acid TechnicalBromoxynil octanoate.
071995-00003Kleeraway Grass & Weed Killer 2Sodium acifluorfen and Glyphosate-isopropylammonium.
073801-00001Deltamethrin TechnicalDeltamethrin.
073801-00003Sulfentrazone TechnicalSulfentrazone.
073801-00004Deltamethrin 4.75% SCDeltamethrin.
089118-00001VCP-01 10WGBifenthrin.
CA-090010Ethrel Brand Ethephon Plant RegulatorEthephon.
HI-840004AMCHEM Ethrel Pineapple Growth RegulatorEthephon.
MA-090002B-CAP 35 Antimicrobial AgentHydrogen peroxide.
PA-080004B-CAP 50 Antimicrobial AgentHydrogen peroxide.

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 Street, RM 1978, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
769Value Gardens Supply, LLC, Agent: AllPro Vector Group, 640 Griswold Street, Suite 200, Northville, MI 48167.
2693AkzoNobel, Agent: International Paint, LLC, 2270 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083.
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.
5382, 21164Basic Chemicals Company, LLC, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244.
5481AMVAC Chemical Corporation, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1200, Newport Beach, CA 926601706.
7969BASF Corporation, 26 Davis Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528.
10088Athea Laboratories, Inc., P.O. Box 240014, Milwaukee, WI 53224.
10163Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366.
11603ADAMA, Agent: MANA, Inc., 3120 Highwoods Blvd, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
35559Gold Eagle Co., Agent: Delta Analytical Corp., 12510 Prosperity Drive, Suite 160, Silver Spring, MD 20904.
42750Albaugh, LLC, P.O. Box 2127, Valdosta, GA 31604-2127.
47158Industrial Water Consulting, Inc., P.O. Box 36238, Indianapolis, IN 46236.
59639Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
62190Arch Wood Protection, Inc., 360 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 450, Atlanta, GA 30339.
65217Hammonds Fuel Additives, Inc., Agent: Delta Analytical Corp., 12510 Prosperity Drive, Suite 160, Silver Spring, MD 20904.
66222Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
69361Repar Corporation, Agent: Mandava Associates, LLC, 1050 Conn. Ave. NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036.
69461Laboratoire Pareva, Agent: Technology Sciences Group, Inc., 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036.
71368Nufarm, Inc., Agent: Nufarm Americans, Inc., 4020 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 101, Morrisville, NC 27560.
71995Monsanto Company, 1300 I Street NW., Suite 450 East, Washington, DC 20005.
73801Tagos Chemicals India, LTD, Agent: Biologic, Inc., 115 Obtuse Hill Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.
89118Vive CorpProtection, Inc., Agent: OMC Ag Consulting, 828 Tanglewood Ln., East Lansing, MI 48823.
CA-090010, HI-840004Bayer CropScience, LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
MA-090002, PA-080004PeroxyChem, LLC, 2005 Market Street, Suite 3200, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

III. What is the Agency's authority for taking this action?

Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1)) 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.

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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 (069361-00030, 073801-00003, and 089118-00001)

The registrants have indicated to the Agency via written response that there are no existing stocks because no production has ever occurred. Therefore, no existing stocks date is necessary. Registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing the pesticides identified in Table 1 of Unit II. upon cancellation of the product, except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o) or for proper disposal. In addition, because no production has ever occurred, EPA believes that persons other than the registrant will have no existing stocks to sell, distribute, or legally use.

B. For the Product (010163-00174)

The registrant has indicated to the Agency via written response that they will not sell or distribute any existing stocks, after December 31, 2014, and as of that date will no longer have any current stock. Therefore, no existing stocks date is necessary. Registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing the pesticides identified in Table 1 of Unit II. upon cancellation of the product, except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o) 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 product.

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., 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 (7 U.S.C. 136o) 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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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

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Dated: February 27, 2015.

Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,

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

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