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Interim Registration Review Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decision for the following chemicals: Acibenzolar-s-methyl, Aspergillus flavus, Asulam, Bacillus licheniformis strain SB3086, Chloroxylenol, Copper compounds, Dried Fermentation Solids and Solubles of Myrothecium verrucaria, EPTC, Ethylene, Fludioxonil, Formic Acid, Methyl Nonyl Ketone, Niclosamide, N6-Benzyladenine, Potassium Silicate, Propamocarb hydrochloride, Putrescent Whole Egg Solids, Sodium carbonate and TFM. It also announces the case closure for Bis (bromoacetoxy)-2-butene (BBAB) (Case 3030, Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0799) because the last U.S. registrations for these pesticides have been canceled.

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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, farm worker, 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. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the pesticide specific contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, contact: The Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the Table in Unit IV.

For general information on the registration review program, contact: Dana Friedman, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-8827; email address:

II. Background

Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed interim decisions for all pesticides listed in the Table in Unit IV. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.

III. Authority

EPA is conducting its registration review of the chemicals listed in the Table in Unit IV pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Procedural Regulations for Registration Review at 40 CFR part 155, subpart C. Section 3(g) of FIFRA provides, among other things, that the registrations of pesticides are to be reviewed every 15 years. Under FIFRA, a pesticide product may be registered or remain registered only if it meets the statutory standard for registration given in FIFRA section 3(c)(5) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(5)). When used in accordance with widespread and commonly recognized practice, the pesticide product must perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on the environment; that is, without any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, or a human dietary risk from residues that result from the use of a pesticide in or on food.

IV. What action is the Agency taking?

Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58, this notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the pesticides shown in the following table. The interim registration review decisions are supported by rationales included in the docket established for each chemical.

Table 1—Registration Review Interim Decisions Being Issued

Registration review case name and numberDocket ID numberChemical review manager and contact information
Acibenzolar-S-methyl, Case 7031EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0755Leigh Rimmer,, (703) 347-0553
Aspergillus flavus, Case 6008EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0281Alexandra Boukedes,, (703) 347-0305
Asulam, Case 0265EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0783Caitlin Newcamp,, (703) 347-0325
Bacillus licheniformis strain SB3086, Case 6014EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0184Daniel Schoeff,, (703) 347-0143
Chloroxylenol, Case 3045EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0010Rachel Ricciardi,, (703) 347-0465
Copper Compounds, Cases 0636, 0649, 4025, 4026EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0212Jordan Page,, (703) 347-0467, Kimberly Wilson,, (703) 347-0495
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Dried Fermentation Solids and Solubles of Myrothecium verrucaria, Case 6051EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0539Cody Kendrick,, (703) 347-0468
EPTC, Case 0064EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0720Patricia Biggio,, (703) 347-0547
Ethylene, Case 3071EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0877Susanne Cerrelli,, (703) 308-8077
Fludioxonil, Case 7017EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-1067Patricia Biggio,, (703) 347-0547
Formic Acid, Case 6073EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0105Cody Kendrick,, (703) 347-0468
Methyl Nonyl Ketone, Case 3094EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0125Daniel Schoeff,, (703) 347-0143
Niclosamide, Case 2455EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0137R. David Jones,, (703) 305-6725
N6-Benzyladenine, Case 2040EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0190Alexandra Boukedes,, (703) 347-0305
Potassium Silicate, Case 6204EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0329Donna Kamarei,, (703) 347-0443
Propamocarb hydrochloride, Case 3124EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0662Christina Scheltema,, (703) 308-2201
Putrescent Whole Egg Solids, Case 4079EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0726Susanne Cerrelli,, (703) 308-8077
Sodium carbonate, Case 4066EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0809SanYvette Williams,, (703) 305-7702
TFM, Case 3082EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0137R. David Jones,, (703) 305-6725

The proposed interim registration review decisions for the chemicals in the table above were posted to the docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new information. EPA addressed the comments or information received during the 60-day comment period for the proposed interim decisions in the discussion for each pesticide listed in the table. Comments from the 60-day comment period that were received may or may not have affected the Agency's interim decision. Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket for the chemicals listed in the Table will remain open until all actions required in the interim decision have been completed.

This document also announces the closure of the registration review case for Bis (bromoacetoxy)-2-butene (BBAB) (Case 3030, Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0799), because the last U.S. registrations for these pesticides have been canceled. Background on the registration review program is provided at:​pesticide-reevaluation.

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

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Dated: October 25, 2018.

Yu-Ting Guilaran,

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

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[FR Doc. 2018-26354 Filed 12-3-18; 8:45 am]