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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 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 November 25, 2019.

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 Start Printed Page 57419Confidential 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.

Submit written withdrawal request by mail to: Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001. ATTN: Christopher Green.

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 registrants to cancel certain pesticide products and amend product registrations to terminate certain uses registered under FIFRA section 3 (7 U.S.C. 136a) or 24(c) (7 U.S.C. 136v(c)). 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 ingredients
228-709228Super BollEthephon.
464-782464Aqucar PS 20 Water Treatment MicrobiocideTetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium sulphate (THPS).
464-8126464Aqucar PS 75 Water Treatment MicrobiocideTetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium sulphate (THPS).
464-8127464Aqucar THPS 75MFG Water Treatment MicrobiocideTetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium sulphate (THPS).
464-8129464Aqucar PS 75C MUP Water Treatment MicrobiocideTetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium sulphate (THPS).
1258-12791258Pool Breeze Pool Care System Shock 35Lithium hypochlorite.
1381-2271381Imidacloprid 75% WSP Turf, InsecticideImidacloprid.
2792-282792Deccosol 122 Concentrateo-Phenylphenol, sodium salt.
2792-542792Deccosan 315Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C18, 5%C12 & Alkyl* dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride *(68%C12, 32%C14).
7313-257313Clear Wood PreservativeFolpet & Carbamic acid, butyl-, 3-iodo-2-propynyl ester.
7364-947364Poolcare LithiumLithium hypochlorite.
8660-1508660Vertagreen Fertilizer With 1% SurflanOryzalin.
34688-8034688Aquatreat DNM-9Nabam & Sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate.
34688-8134688Aquatreat DNM-360Nabam & Sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate.
45728-2945728SDDCSodium dimethyldithiocarbamate.
57787-1457787Crystal ShockLithium hypochlorite.
62719-60562719Clincher EZCyhalofop-butyl.
62719-61362719Clincher GRCyhalofop-butyl.
62719-64762719Clincher GranuleCyhalofop-butyl.
62719-65162719Clincher 5GCyhalofop-butyl.
69681-769681Clor Mor Lithium ShockLithium hypochlorite.
69681-3569681Clor Mor Silver AlgaecideNanosilver 002.
70127-270127Novozymes Biofungicide Green Releaf 710-140Bacillus licheniformis strain SB3086 & Indole-3-butyric acid.
70127-370127Novozymes Biofungicide 145FIndole-3-butyric acid & Bacillus licheniformis strain SB3086.
85678-5485678Flucarbazone TechnicalFlucarbazone-sodium.
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87663-287663Emery Agro 7010 Ready-To-Use (RTU)Pelargonic acid, ammonium salt.
87663-487663Emery Agro 7030 ConcentratePelargonic acid, ammonium salt.
87663-587663Emery Agro 7040 Ready-To-Use (RTU)Pelargonic acid, ammonium salt.
87663-687663Emerion 7001 ConcentratePelargonic acid, ammonium salt.
87663-787663Emerion 7031 ConcentratePelargonic acid, ammonium salt.
87703-1877038 in 1 Bird ProtectorParadichlorobenzene.
88356-188356Niccanon ZP-700Zinc pyrithione.
CA-07001071711Talus 40 SC Insect Growth RegulatorBuprofezin.
CA-08001362719Lorsban AdvancedChlorpyrifos.
CA-14000170506Manzate Pro-Stick FungicideMancozeb.
CO-030009400Terrazole 4ECEtridiazole.
CO-07000466222Rimon 0.83 ECNovaluron.
KS-17000310163Treflan TR-10Trifluralin.
OR-06002166222Rimon 0.83 ECNovaluron.
OR-080024279Fyfanon ULV AGMalathion (NO INERT USE).
OR-160011279Exirel Insect ControlCyantraniliprole.
SD-15000162719Enlist Duo2,4-D, Choline salt & Glycine, N-(phosphonomethyl)-, compd. with N-methylmethanamine (1:1).
TX-06001656228Compound DRC-1339 Concentrate—Livestock, Nest & Fodder DepredationsStarlicide.
UT-17000610163Treflan TR-10Trifluralin.
WA-020030264Aliette WDG FungicideFosetyl-Al.

Table 2—Product Registrations With Pending Requests for Amendment

Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredientUses to be terminated
1475-211475ParadichlorobenzeneParadichlorobenzeneBird cage use.
42750-14842750Propazine 4LPropazineGreenhouse use.
42750-14942750Propazine TechnicalPropazineGreenhouse use.
46923-1146923Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate TechnicalCopper sulfate pentahydrateWood preservative use.
80990-380990Agri-Seed 50 WPStreptomycin sulfateResidential use.
87108-187108PDCB Molten InsecticideParadichlorobenzeneBird use.
87108-287108PDCB FlakesParadichlorobenzeneBird use.

Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all the registrants of the products listed in Tables 1 & 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 and Table 2 of this unit.

Table 3—Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation and/or Amendments

EPA company No.Company name and address
228NuFarm Americas, Inc., 4020 Aerial Center Pkwy., Ste. 101, Morrisville, NC 27560.
264Bayer CropScience, LP, 800 N Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167.
279FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
400Macdermid Agricultural Solutions, Inc., C/O Arysta Lifescience North America, LLC, Agent Name: UPL NA Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, #402, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
464DDP Specialty Electronic Materials US, Inc., 1501 Larkin Center Drive, Midland, MI 48674.
1258Arch Chemicals, Inc., 1200 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004.
1381Winfield Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 64589, St. Paul, MN 55164-0589.
1475Willert Home Products, Inc., 4044 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.
2792Decco US Post-Harvest, Inc., 1713 South California Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016-0120.
7313PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., Agent Name: PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., 440 College Park, Monroeville, PA 15146.
7364Innovative Water Care, LLC, D/B/A GLB Pool & Spa, 1400 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004.
8660United Industries Corp., D/B/A Sylorr Plant Corp., P.O. Box 142642, St. Louis, MO 63114-0642.
10163Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366.
34688Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC, 525 W Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60607-3823.
42750Albaugh, LLC, P.O. Box 2127, Valdosta, GA 31604-2127.
45728Taminco US, LLC, A Subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, 200 S Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN 37660-5147.
46923Old Bridge Chemicals, Inc., Agent Name: Landis International, Inc., 3185 Madison Highway, P.O. Box 5126, Valdosta, GA 31603-5126.
56228U.S Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 149, Riverdale, MD 20737.
57787Haviland Consumer Products, Inc., Agent Name: TSG Consulting, 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036.
62719Dow Agrosciences, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
66222Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., D/B/A Adama, 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
69681Allchem Performance Products, Inc., 6010 NW First Place, Gainesville, FL 32607.
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70127Novozymes Biologicals, Inc., Agent Name: Exponent, Inc., 1150 Conn. Ave. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036.
70506UPL NA, Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
71711Nichino America, Inc., 4550 Linden Hill Road, Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808.
80990Agrosource, Inc., P.O. Box 3091, Tequesta, FL 33469.
85678Redeagle International, LLC, Agent Name: Wagner Regulatory Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707.
87108Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Group Co., Ltd., Agent Name: Landis International, Inc., P.O. Box 5126, Valdosta, GA 31603-5126.
87663Emery Oleochemicals, LLC, 4900 Este Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232.
87703Spectrum Brands Pet Group, Inc., D/B/A United Pet Group, Inc., 3001 Commerce Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
88356Nicca USA, Inc., 1044 S Nelson Dr., Fountain Inn, SC 29644.

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 Table 1 of Unit II.

A. For Products 464-782; 464-8126; 464-8127 & 464-8129

For products 464-782; 464-8126; 464-8127 & 464-8129, listed in Table 1 of Unit II, the registrant has requested 18-months to sell existing stocks. Registrants will be permitted to sell and distribute existing stocks of these products for 18-months 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 these products, except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o) or for proper disposal.

For all other voluntary product cancellations, identified in Table 1 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 all other 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 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.

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

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Dated: October 1, 2019.

Delores Barber,

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

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[FR Doc. 2019-23386 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]

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