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Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses

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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 the registrants to voluntarily cancel their registrations and to amend product registrations to terminate uses.

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 have been cancelled and uses terminated 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 19, 2016.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0577, 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.
  • 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.html.

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:

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, 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. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action.Start Printed Page 81762

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 EPA of requests from registrants to cancel certain pesticide products and amend product registrations to terminate certain uses. The affected products and the registrants making the requests are identified in Tables 1-3 of this unit.

Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant or if the Agency determines that there are substantive comments that warrant further review of this request, EPA intends to issue an order in the Federal Register canceling and amending the affected registrations.

Table 1—Product Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredient
100-951100HurricaneMetalaxyl-M & Fludioxonil.
100-1051100Talon-G Rodenticide Bait Pack Pellets with BitrexBrodifacoum.
100-1052100Talon-G Rodenticide Pellets with BitrexBrodifacoum.
100-1057100Talon-G Rodenticide Mini-Pellets with BitrexBrodifacoum.
100-1064100Diquat Weed Killer 'D'Diquat dibromide.
100-1095100Lambda-Cyhalothrin TC InsecticideLambda-Cyhalothrin.
100-1114100Rapid Kill #1Diquat dibromide.
100-1115100Rapid Kill #1 ConcentrateDiquat dibromide.
100-1143100Touchdown Ready-To-Use HerbicideGlyphosate.
100-1144100Touchdown Home and Garden ConcentrateGlyphosate.
100-1170100Optigard ZT InsecticideThiamethoxam.
100-1180100Touchdown Diquat Home and Garden Ready To UseDiquat dibromide & Glyphosate.
100-1209100Abamectin Granular Fire Ant KillerAbamectin.
100-1302100Cypermethrin ME 2.0% ConcentrateCypermethrin.
100-1303100Cypermethrin ME 0.2% RTUCypermethrin.
100-1329100Glyphosate Diquat Prodiamine EW RTUGlyphosate, Diquat dibromide & Prodiamine.
100-1331100Prodiamine/Diquat/Glyphosate EW ConcentrateDiquat dibromide, Prodiamine & Glyphosate.
100-1332100Prodiamine/Diquat/Glyphosate EW Manufacturing use ConcentrateDiquat dibromide, Glyphosate & Prodiamine.
100-1355100Departure HerbicideGlyphosate.
100-1393100Hurricane WDGFludioxonil & Metalaxyl-M.
100-1403100Glyphosate 500Glyphosate.
100-1429100Foxfire HerbicidePinoxaden & Fenoxaprop-p-ethyl.
228-679228ETI 107 02 GPaclobutrazol.
228-680228ETI 107 01 GPaclobutrazol.
279-3195279Authority First HerbicideSulfentrazone.
279-3231279GauntletSulfentrazone & Cloransulam-methyl.
279-3247279Gauntlet 70 WP HerbicideSulfentrazone & Cloransulam-methyl.
352-713352DuPont Sulfentrazone XP HerbicideSulfentrazone.
499-497499Whitmire Micro-Gen TC 232D-Limonene.
499-508499TC 246Imazalil.
499-519499TC 232 W&HD-Limonene.
2724-8192724Pyrocide Pressurized Ant & Roach Spray 70451Propoxur, Pyrethrins, Piperonyl butoxide & MGK 264.
2792-452792No Scald DPA EC-283Diphenylamine (Not selected for InertFinder).
5905-5835905HM-07392,4-D, diethanolamine salt, Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with 2,2′-iminobis(ethanol) (1:1) & 3-Quinolinecarboxylic acid, 2-(4,5-dihydro-4-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-5-oxo-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-, monoammonium salt.
7969-3417969Cando Limonene Wasp & Hornet Jet SprayD-Limonene.
7969-3447969Cando Limonene Indoor/Outdoor Multi-Insect SprayD-Limonene.
9688-3079688TAT Total Release Water Based FoggerMGK 264, Tetramethrin & Esfenvalerate.
35935-10135935Azoxystrobin TechnicalAzoxystrobin.
59639-8059639Valent Bolero 10 G (Herbicide)Thiobencarb.
61282-0161282Technical DiphacinoneDiphacinone.
61282-0361282Zinc Phosphide 93Zinc phosphide (Zn3P2).
61282-2061282Zinc Phosphide Corn BaitZinc phosphide (Zn3P2).
61842-2061842Layby Pro HerbicideDiuron & Linuron.
61842-2161842Linex 4L HerbicideLinuron.
61842-2261842Linuron TechnicalLinuron.
61842-2361842Lorox DFLinuron.
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61842-2461842Linuron Flake TechnicalLinuron.
61842-3261842Linuron TechnicalLinuron.
66222-3266222Captan TechnicalCaptan.
66330-26066330Flomet 4LFluometuron.
67760-4367760Cheminova Methyl Parathion 4 ECMethyl parathion.
70506-18070506Accelerate a Harvest Aid for CottonEndothall, mono(N,N,-dimethyl alkyl amine) salt.
70506-19070506Desicate IIEndothall, mono(N,N,-dimethyl alkyl amine) salt.
70506-29670506Thinrite Blossom ThinnerEndothal-dipotassium.
70506-29770506UPI Captan TechnicalCaptan.
82437-182437K & W Agrochemicals 5-15-5 with Gro-Root Liquid (GRL) Root & Transplant Stimulator with 2 Hormones1-Naphthaleneacetic acid & Indole-3-butyric acid.
82437-382437Kingro RTU (Ready-to-use)Cytokinin (as kinetin).
82437-482437Rootaid GelIndole-3-butyric acid.
82437-682437Prostim LIndole-3-butyric acid & Cytokinin (as kinetin).
82437-882437Prostim IICytokinin (as kinetin) & Indole-3-butyric acid.
88342-188342Odor RescueSodium chlorite.
89461-289461Shiner Concentrated Shock GranulesTrichloro-s-triazinetrione.
89461-389461Shiner Dichlor Shock GranulesSodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate.
CO-01000610163Hexygon WDGHexythiazox.
SC-14000159639V-10233 HerbicideFlumioxazin & Pyroxasulfone.
WA-06002110163Onager 1EHexythiazox.

Table 2—Product Registrations With Pending Requests for Amendment

Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredientUses to be terminated
100-1093100Heritage FungicideAzoxystrobinArtichoke, Globe, Bananas, Plantains (post-harvest uses only), Barley, Canola, Carrots, Corn, Cotton, Cranberry, Grasses (grown for seed), Legume vegetables, dry and succulent, Oilseed crops, Peanuts, Potatoes, Rice, Soybean, Tobacco, Vegetable, leaves of root and tubers, Vegetable, root subgroup, Vegetable, tuberous and corm subgroup, Watercress, Wheat, Triticale & Indoor residual mold spray (use on carpet; wood and drywall; hard, non-porous surfaces).
100-1218100Demon Max InsecticideCypermethrinRemove the directions for use for material protection. Remove the section entitled, Treatment of Preconstruction Lumber and Logs.
264-736264Bayleton Technical FungicideTriadimefonPineapple.
264-740264Bayleton 50% ConcentrateTriadimefonPineapple.
2792-452792No Scald DPA EC-283Diphenylamine (Not selected for InertFinder)Pear use.
6218-456218Pyrethrins Fogging Concentrate IIMGK 264, Piperonyl butoxide & PyrethrinsOutdoor Use, all outdoor uses except building perimeters (spot treatments).
43410-3343410Chem-Tek 100ThiabendazoleIn or on paints, nylon carpeting & canvas textiles.
70506-17970506Ziram Manufacturing Use ProductZiramBlackberries.
85678-885678Captan TechnicalCaptanTurf Use.
85678-1385678Captan 4LCaptanTurf Use.
85678-1485678Captan 80 WDGCaptanTurf Use.
85678-2885678Captan Technical IICaptanTurf Use.
87290-6187290Willowood Mesotrione 4SCMesotrioneDirections for use on soybeans.
87290-6287290Willowood Mesotrione 480SCMesotrioneDirections for use on soybeans.

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Table 3—Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation and/or Amendments

EPA company No.Company name and address
100Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, 410 Swing Road, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.
228NuFarm Americas, Inc., 4020 Aerial Center Pkwy., Ste. 101, Morrisville, NC 27560.
264Bayer CropScience, LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
279FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
352E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (S300/419), Attn: Manager, U.S. Registration, Dupont Crop Protection, Chestnut Run Plaza, 974 Centre Road, P.O. Box 2915, Wilmington, DE 19805.
499BASF Corporation, 26 Davis Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528.
2724Wellmark International, 1501 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 200 West, Schaumburg, IL 60173.
2792Decco US Post-Harvest, Inc., 1713 South California Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016-0120.
5905Helena Chemical Company, Agent Name: Helena Products Group, 7664 Smythe Farm Road, Memphis, TN 38120.
6218Summit Chemical Co., 8322 Sharon Drive, Frederick, MD 21704.
7969BASF Corporation, 26 Davis Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528.
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.
35935NuFarm Limited, Agent Name: NuFarm Americas, Inc., 4020 Aerial Center Pkwy., Ste. 103, Morrisville, NC 27560.
43410Agri-Chem Consulting, Inc., 27536 CR 561, Tavares, FL 32778.
59639Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
61282Hacco, Inc., 110 Hopkins Drive, Randolph, WI 53956-1316.
61842Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., Agent Name: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting, Inc., 4110 136th Street Ct NW., Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
66222Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., D/B/A Adama, 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
66330Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513.
67760Cheminova, Inc., 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209.
70506United Phosphorus, Inc., Agent Name: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting, Inc., 4110 136th Street Ct NW., Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
82437K & W Agrichemicals, Inc., Agent Name: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707-0640.
85678Redeagle International, LLC, Agent Name: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707.
87290Willowood, LLC, Agent Name: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707-0640.
88342CLO2 Systems, 3427 Pearl Road, Medina, OH 44256.
89461Global Chem Tech, LLC, 34 Lake Havasu Avenue N.—14-204, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.

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 or amended to terminate one or more uses. 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 (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1)(B)) 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) (7 U.S.C. 136d(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 listed in Table 3 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 Requests

Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for product cancellation or use termination should submit the withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. If the products(s) 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 action. If the requests for voluntary cancellation and amendments to terminate uses are granted, the Agency intends to publish the cancellation order in the Federal Register.

In any order issued in response to these requests for cancellation of product registrations and for amendments to terminate uses, EPA proposes to include the following provisions for the treatment of any existing stocks of the products listed in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II.

For voluntary product cancellations, registrants will be permitted to sell and distribute existing stocks of voluntarily canceled products for 1 year after the effective date of the cancellation, which will be the date of publication of the cancellation order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o) or for proper disposal.

Once EPA has approved the product labels reflecting the requested amendments to terminate uses, registrants will be permitted to sell or distribute the products under the previously approved labeling for a period of 18 months after the date of Federal Register publication of the cancellation order, unless other restrictions have been imposed. Thereafter, the registrants will be prohibited from selling or distributing the products whose labels include the terminated uses identified in Table 2 of Unit II., except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal.

Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

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Dated: October 13, 2016.

Delores J. Barber,

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

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