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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 certain pesticide product registrations and to amend certain 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 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 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 September 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0014, 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.

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 pesticide 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, 1A, 2 & 3 of this unit. The cancellations of the two triforine products, EPA Reg. Nos. 239-2435 and 82534-1, are the last registered products containing this active ingredient. The cancellation of the ten siduron products listed in Table 1A, are the last registered products containing this active ingredient.

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 ingredients
100-797100Apron XL WSMetalaxyl-M.
100-1065100Scimitar WP Insecticide in Water-Soluble Packslambda-Cyhalothrin.
100-1174100Impasse Termite BaitLufenuron.
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100-1181100Zyrox Plus Termite Baiting TechnologyLufenuron.
100-1257100Lufenuron Termite BaitLufenuron.
239-2435239Ortho Rose Disease ControlTriforine.
279-3312279Capture 8% ME Insecticide/MiticideBifenthrin.
279-9533279Fluthiacet-Methyl WSP HerbicideFluthiacet-methyl.
352-392352DuPont Velpar L HerbicideHexazinone.
352-570352DuPont DPX-E9636 75 DF HerbicideRimsulfuron.
352-572352DuPont DPX-79406 75 DF HerbicideNicosulfuron & Rimsulfuron.
352-573352DuPont Synchrony STS DF HerbicideChlorimuron & Thifensulfuron.
352-574352DuPont Synchrony STS SP HerbicideChlorimuron & Thifensulfuron.
352-576352DuPont Staple HerbicidePyrithiobac-sodium.
352-581352DuPont Velpar DF HerbicideHexazinone.
352-585352Basis Gold HerbicideAtrazine, Nicosulfuron & Rimsulfuron.
352-599352DuPont Synchrony STS HerbicideChlorimuron & Thifensulfuron.
352-619352DuPont Steadfast ATZ HerbicideAtrazine, Nicosulfuron & Rimsulfuron.
352-650352DuPont Synchrony XP (MP) HerbicideChlorimuron & Thifensulfuron.
352-667352DuUPont Stout (MP)Thifensulfuron & Nicosulfuron.
352-721352DuPont Stout HerbicideThifensulfuron & Nicosulfuron.
352-749352DuPont STS07 Broadleaf HerbicideThifensulfuron & Chlorimuron.
352-759352DuPont DPX-QFU30 (MP) HerbicideThifensulfuron & Rimsulfuron.
1448-521448Busan 40Metam-Potassium.
1448-741448PNMDCMetam-Potassium.
1839-301839BTC 824 P100Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(100% C14).
2693-112693Supertrop Antifouling Bottom Paint 46 RedCuprous oxide.
2693-122693Bottomkote Antifouling 49 RedCuprous oxide.
2693-192693Viny-Lux Vinyl Antifouling Paint 350 RedCuprous oxide.
2693-332693Offshore Antifouling Red 1605Cuprous oxide.
2693-542693International NB Supertrop Antifouling Paint NB1609Cuprous oxide.
2693-582693Bottomkote Antifouling Paint 59 GreenCuprous oxide.
2693-592693Bottomkote Antifouling Paint 69 BlueCuprous oxide.
2693-902693Red Hand Antifouling 72 BlueCuprous oxide.
2693-972693Supertrop Antifouling Paint 45 BlueCuprous oxide.
2693-1212693Super Viny-Lux Vinyl Antifouling Red 459Cuprous oxide.
2693-1352693XUU 284Cuprous oxide.
2693-1432693Ultra-Kote 2669H BlueCuprous oxide.
2693-1462693Seaproof Paint X-255 Evertox Blue Copper Anti-FoulingCuprous oxide.
2693-1472693Regatta 3900 Anti-Fouling Red LatexCuprous oxide.
2693-1652693Seaproof X-254 Evertox Green Copper Anti-FoulingCuprous oxide.
2693-1662693Seaproof 42 90 Tritox Red Anti-FoulingCuprous oxide.
2693-1672693Seaproof X-253 Evertox Red Copper Anti-FoulingCuprous oxide.
2693-1682693Regatta Vinyltex 55 Fast Red AntifoulingCuprous oxide.
2693-1692693Seaproof 1600 Plastic Red Copper AntifoulingCuprous oxide.
2693-1712693Baltimore Red Copper PaintCuprous oxide.
2693-1922693Ultra with Bio-Lux BlueCuprous oxide & 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4-diamine, N-cyclopropyl-N′-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-(methylthio)-.
2693-2012693Ultra Plus—BlueCuprous oxide & 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4-diamine, N-cyclopropyl-N′-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-(methylthio)-.
2693-2052693Ultra Plus BlueCuprous oxide & 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4-diamine, N-cyclopropyl-N′-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-(methylthio)-.
2693-2192693Super KL Plus with Irgarol II—Black1,3,5-Triazine-2,4-diamine, N-cyclopropyl-N′-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-(methylthio)- & Cuprous oxide.
2935-3892935Nusan 30 E.C2-(Thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole.
4787-654787Azoxystrobin TechnicalAzoxystrobin.
9688-1079688Chemsico Insect SprayPiperonyl butoxide & Pyrethrins.
9688-1109688Chemsico Patio SprayPiperonyl butoxide; Tetramethrin & Permethrin.
9688-1509688Chemsico Aerosol Insecticide PPPyrethrins & Piperonyl butoxide.
9688-2259688Chemsico Insect Spray PPPyrethrins & Piperonyl butoxide.
9688-2289688Chemsico Wasp & Hornet Killer FEQ 24Piperonyl butoxide; Permethrin & Tetramethrin.
9688-2369688Chemsico Aerosol Insecticide TPPPiperonyl butoxide; Permethrin & Tetramethrin.
9688-2479688Chemsico Wasp & Hornet Killer FEQ C24Piperonyl butoxide; Permethrin & Tetramethrin.
9688-2739688Chemsico Insecticide RTU OPPyrethrins.
10324-19510324Maquat 615 SRTU-BOV1-Decanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octyl-, chloride; 1-Octanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octyl-, chloride; 1-Decanaminium, N-decyl-N,N-dimethyl-, chloride & Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(50%C14, 40%C12, 10%C16).
15136-915136Wavicide-06 PlusEthanol & Glutaraldehyde.
23566-1023566Racing Vinyl 640 RedCuprous oxide.
23566-1823566America's Cup 681 BlueCuprous oxide.
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34160-134160Pine-Oil Disinfectant Detergent ConcentratePine oil.
61282-5361282Biophene Liquid Disinfectant2-Benzyl-4-chlorophenol; 4-tert-Amylphenol & o-Phenylphenol (NO INERT USE).
61842-4361842DuPont Velpar Alfamax MP HerbicideDiuron & Hexazinone.
61842-4461842DuPont Velpar K-4 Max HerbicideDiuron & Hexazinone.
63838-663838Dibrom NPA2,2-Dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide.
73770-173770Fresh AireAlkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(50%C14, 40%C12, 10%C16).
81964-381964Acephate 90% SPAcephate.
82523-182523Aerisguard Bioactive Coil TreatmentTriclosan.
82534-182534Triforine TechnicalTriforine.
83122-183122Pro-Tek 50 Fabric/Apparel (Garment) TreatmentPermethrin.
83122-283122Bond-It Insect Repellent Fabric TreatmentPermethrin.
88751-188751A-LiquidSilver & Copper as elemental.
OR-03002919713Drexel Captan 4L FungicideCaptan.
OR-040004100FulfillPymetrozine.
OR-040005100FulfillPymetrozine.
OR-90001910163Treflan TR-10 GranulesTrifluralin.
OR-94003762719Sonalan HFPEthalfluralin.
OR-950013100Fusilade DXFluazifop-P-butyl.
OR-990039100Bravo 825Chlorothalonil.
OR-990040100Bravo 720Chlorothalonil.
VA-110002100Ridomil Gold SLMetalaxyl-M.
WA-040024100Fusilade DX HerbicideFluazifop-P-butyl.
WA-0500025481Orthene 75 S Soluble Powder (Water Soluble Packets)Acephate.

Table 1A—Product Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredient
538-60538Starter Fertilizer with Crabgrass PreventerSiduron.
961-297961Greenfield Modern TreblSiduron.
961-309961Greenskeeper Crabgrass Killer Contains 4.6% TupersanSiduron.
961-319961Lebanon Spring Seeding Crabgrass Preventer with Grass FoodSiduron.
8378-638378Shaw's Turf Food with Tupersan 350Siduron.
8378-648378Shaw's Tupersan 470 GranulesSiduron.
9198-509198The Anersons Fertilizer with 3.5% TupersanSiduron.
10163-21310163Tupersan HerbicideSiduron.
10163-21410163Tupersan 70 HerbicideSiduron.
10163-21610163Siduron TechnicalSiduron.

The registrants for the pesticide product registrations listed in Table 1A have requested to the Agency via letter, that the cancellations become effective December 31, 2020.

Table 1B—Product Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredient
432-1412432Armada 50 WPTriadimefon & Trifloxystrobin.

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Table 2—Product Registrations With Pending Requests for Amendment

Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredientsUses to be terminated
1839-2081839BTC 1455Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(95%C14, 3%C12, 2%C16)Golf courses and golf commercial turf/lawns.
19713-69119713Drexel Chlorothalonil TechnicalChlorothalonilAntimicrobrial uses.
47000-10347000CT 10 ConcentratePermethrinGolf courses.
53883-37953883Quali-Pro Prodiamine 4LProdiamineUse in drainage ditches for California & Arizona.
61842-1361842Sinbar HerbicideTerbacilGrass grown for seed (Grass seed crops).
61842-1461842Terbacil Technical HerbicideTerbacilGrass grown for seed (Grass seed crops).
61842-2761842Sinbar WDG (Status—Inactive), (Sinbar WDG Agricultural Herbicide—(Status—Active)TerbacilGrass grown for seed (Grass seed crops).
70553-270553Permethrin TechnicalPermethrinTerrestrial food and feed uses.

Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for the registrants of the products listed in Table 1, Table 1A, Table 1B 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 Table 1, Table 1A, Table 1B and Table 2 of this unit.

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.
239The Scotts Company, d/b/a The Ortho Group, 14111 Scottslawn Road, Marysville, OH 43041.
279FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
352E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Attn: Manager, US Registration, DuPont Crop Protection, Chestnut Run Plaza (CRP 720/2E5), 974 Centre Rd., Wilmington, DE 19805.
432Bayer Environmental Science, A Division of Bayer CropScience, LP, 2 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
538Scotts Company, The, 14111 Scottslawn Road, Marysville, OH 43041.
961Lebanon Seaboard Corporation, 1600 East Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042.
1448Buckman Laboratories, Inc., 1256 North McLean Blvd., Memphis, TN 38108.
1839Stepan Company, 22 W. Frontage Rd., Northfield, IL 60093.
2693International Paint, LLC, 6001 Antoine Drive, Houston, TX 77091.
2935Wilbur-Ellis Company, LLC, 2903 S. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93725.
4787Cheminova A/S, Agent Name: FMC Corporation, 1735 Market Street, Room 1971, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
5481Amvac Chemical Corporation, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1200, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1706.
8378Knox Fertilizer Company, Inc., Agent Name: Fred Betz Regulatory Strategies, 922 Melvin Road, Annapolis, MD 21403.
9198The Andersons, Inc., 1947 Briarfield Blvd, P.O. Box 119, Maumee, OH 43537.
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.
10324Mason Chemical Company, 2744 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241.
15136Medical Chemical Corp., 19430 Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA 90501.
19713Drexel Chemical Company, P.O. Box 13327, Memphis, TN 38113-0327.
23566International Paint, LLC, 6001 Antoine Drive, Houston, TX 77091.
34160Lighthouse for The Blind of Houston, Agent Name: Laird's Regulatory Consultants, Inc., 17804 Braemar Place, Leesburg, VA 20175-7046.
47000Chem-Tech, Ltd., 620 Lesher Place, Lansing, MI 48912.
53883Control Solutions, Inc., 5903 Genoa Red Bluff Road, Pasadena, TX 77507.
61282Hacco, Inc., 620 Lesher Place, Lansing, MI 48912.
61842Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., Agent Name: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting, Inc., 4110 136th Street Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
62719Dow Agrosciences, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
63838Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc., 500 Winmoore Way, Modesto, CA 95358.
70553Meghmani Organics Limited, Meghmani House, Shree Nivas Society, Agent Name: Butz Consulting, LLC, 13411 Marble Rock Dr., Chantilly, VA 20151.
73770Dial Manufacturing, Inc., 25 South 51st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043.
81964Chemstarr, LLC, Agent Name: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting Inc., 4110 136th Street Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
82523Aeris Environmental, Ltd., Agent Name: Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc., 201 W. Van Buren Street, Columbia City, IN 46725.
82534Summit Agro North America Holding Corporation, Agent Name: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting, Inc., 4110 136th Street Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
83122Garnik Industries, LLC, 261 5th Avenue, Suite 2001, New York, NY 10016.
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88751Toto USA, Inc., Agent Name: Technology Sciences Group, Inc., 1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036.

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 have been subject to a previous cancellation or termination action, the effective date of cancellation or termination and all other provisions of any earlier cancellation or termination 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, 1A, 1B and 2 of Unit II.

A. For Product 10324-195

The registrant has requested to the Agency via letter, an 18-month sell thru period.

For all other voluntary product cancellations, identified in Table 1, Table 1A and Table 1B of Unit II, 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, Table 1A & Table 1B of Unit II, except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o) or for proper disposal.

Once EPA has approved product labels reflecting the requested amendments to terminate uses, identified in Table 2 of Unit II, registrants will be permitted to sell or distribute 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, 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.

Persons other than the registrant may sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of canceled products and products whose labels include the terminated uses until supplies 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 and terminated uses.

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

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Dated: July 13, 2018.

Delores Barber,

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

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