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Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Uses

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows an October 17, 2018 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel and amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. In the October 17, 2018 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.

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DATES:

The cancellations and amendments are effective February 14, 2019.

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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. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0014, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/​dockets.

II. What action is the agency taking?

This notice announces the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, as requested by registrants, of products registered under FIFRA section 3 (7 U.S.C. 136a). These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit.

Table 1—Product Cancellations

Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredients
100-974100Platinum Ridomil GoldThiamethoxam & Metalaxyl-M.
100-1149100CGA-329351 138 ESMetalaxyl-M.
100-1184100Cruiser XL Insecticide and Fungicide PrepackMetalaxyl-M; Fludioxonil & Thiamethoxam.
100-1208100Cruiser ExtremeAzoxystrobin; Metalaxyl-M; Fludioxonil & Thiamethoxam.
100-1284100Dynasty ExtremeMyclobutanil; Metalaxyl-M; Fludioxonil & Azoxystrobin.
100-1335100Difenoconazole/Mefenoxam FSDifenoconazole & Metalaxyl-M.
100-1413100ArielMetalaxyl-M.
352-754352Dupont Imazapyr 75XP HerbicideImazapyr.
432-1578432Lineage ClearstandMetsulfuron & Imazapyr.
499-373499Whitmire PT 289 OrthenseAcephate.
1381-2261381Imidacloprid 60% WSP ORN InsecticideImidacloprid.
2217-7592217Embark 2-S Plant Growth RegulatorMefluidide, diethanolamine salt.
2217-7662217Embark 2-L Plant Growth RegulatorN-(2,4-Dimethyl-5-(((trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl)amino)phenyl) acetamide, potassium salt.
2217-7672217Mefluidide 2-S ConcentrateMefluidide, diethanolamine salt.
2217-7682217Embark E-Z-TU-USE Plant Grown RegulatorMefluidide, diethanolamine salt.
2217-8022217EH 1135 PGRImazethapyr, ammonium salt; Imazapyr & Mefluidide, diethanolamine salt.
55146-8155146Flouronil FungicideChlorothalonil & Metalaxyl-M.
65331-665331Amitraz TechnicalAmitraz.
66222-13566222Thidiazuron 50 WSBThidiazuron.
66330-2466330Captan 4 FlowableCaptan.
66330-2666330Captan 50 WPCaptan.
66330-2766330Captan Garden SprayCaptan.
66330-20966330Captan 80WCaptan.
66330-23566330Captan 4 FlowableCaptan.
66330-23866330Captan 4 Flowable Seed ProtectantCaptan.
66330-23966330Captec 4L Captan Flowable FungicideCaptan.
66330-24266330Mepiquat Chloride Liquid ConcentrateMepiquat chloride.
66330-24366330Mepichlor PillMepiquat chloride.
66330-28066330Mepplus ConcentrateMepiquat chloride & Bacillus cereus strain BP01.
66330-28566330Mepplus PillMepiquat chloride & Bacillus cereus strain BP01.
66330-34666330Pix Concentrate Plant RegulatorMepiquat chloride.
66330-34866330MC-6Mepiquat chloride.
66330-39366330ARY 0494-006Bacillus cereus strain BP01 & Mepiquat chloride.
CO-080004400EnhanceCaptan & Carboxin.
CO-0900065481Orthene Turf, Tree & Ornamental WSPAcephate.
FL-05000470506Surflan as Specialty HerbicideOryzalin.
ME-16000271512Omega 500FFluazinam.
OR-04003310163Onager 1EHexythiazox.
OR-12001859639Valor HerbicideFlumioxazin.
WA-040021228Riverdale Aquaneat Aquatic HerbicideGlyphosate-isopropylammonium.
WI-130001100Dual Magnum HerbicideS-Metolachlor.
WY-07000256228DRC-1339 Concentrate Staging LabelStarlicide.
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Table 2—Product Registration Amendments To Terminate Uses

Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredientsUses to be terminated
11678-5511678Magnate TechnicalImazalilSeed treatment uses.
43813-443813Fungaflor 75 SPImazalil sulphateSeed treatment uses.
66222-166222Captan 50-WPCaptanTurf.
66330-20966330Captan 80WCaptanTurf.
66330-23466330Captan 50 Wettable PowderCaptanTurf.
66330-23966330Captec 4L Captan Flowable FungicideCaptanTurf.

Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Tables 1 and 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 above.

Table 3—Registrants of Cancelled and Amended Products

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.
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.
400MacDermid Agricultural Solutions, Inc. C/O Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513.
432Bayer Environmental Science, A Division of Bayer CropScience, LP 2 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
499BASF Corporation, 26 Davis Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528.
1381Winfield Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 64589, St. Paul, MN 55164-0589.
2217PBI/Gordon Corp., 1217 West 12th Street, P.O. Box 014090, Kansas City, MO 64101-0090.
5481AMVAC Chemical Corporation, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1200, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1706.
10163Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366.
11678ADAMA Makhteshim LTD., Agent Name: Makhteshim-Agan of North America, Inc., D/B/A ADAMA 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
43813Janssen PMP, A Division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Rd., Titusville, NJ 08560-0200.
55146Nufarm Americas, Inc., AGT Division, 4020 Aerial Center Pkwy., Suite 101, Morrisville, NC 27560.
56228U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 149, Riverdale, MD 20737.
59639Valent U.S.A. LLC, 1600 Riviera Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8025.
65331Merial, Inc., 3239 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096.
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.
70506United Phosphorus, Inc. 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
71512ISK Biosciences Corporation, 7470 Auburn Road, Suite A, Concord, OH 44077.

III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments

During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments in response to the October 17, 2018 Federal Register notice announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellations and amendments to terminate uses of products listed in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II.

IV. Cancellation Order

Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f) (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1)), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses of the registrations identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency hereby orders that the product registrations identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II are canceled and amended to terminate the affected uses. The effective date of the cancellations that are subject of this notice is February 14, 2019. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II in a manner inconsistent with any of the provisions for disposition of existing stocks set forth in Unit VI will be a violation of FIFRA.

V. 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. Thereafter, following the public comment period, the EPA Administrator may approve such a request. The notice of receipt for this action was published for comment in the Federal Register of October 17, 2018 (83 FR 52444) (FRL-9983-91). The comment period closed on November 16, 2018.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the action. The existing stocks provision for the products subject to this order is as follows.

For voluntary cancellations, the registrants may continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 until February 14, 2020, which is 1 year after publication Start Printed Page 4066of this cancellation order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, the registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing products listed in Table 1 of Unit II, except for export in accordance with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o) or for proper disposal.

Now that EPA has approved product labels reflecting the requested amendments to terminate uses, registrants are permitted to sell or distribute products listed in Table 2 of Unit II under the previously approved labeling until August 14, 2020, a period of 18 months after publication of the cancellation order in this Federal Register, 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: December 18, 2018.

Delores Barber,

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

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[FR Doc. 2019-02385 Filed 2-13-19; 8:45 am]

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