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Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients (August 2020)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.


Comments must be received on or before October 26, 2020.


Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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​dockets/​where-send-comments-epa-dockets.

Due to the public health concerns related to COVID-19, the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Reading Room is closed to visitors with limited exceptions. The staff continues to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. For the latest status information on EPA/DC services and docket access, visit​dockets.

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Anne Overstreet, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090, email address:; or Marietta Echeverria, Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090, email address: The mailing address for each contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person's name, division, and mail code. The division to contact is listed at the end of each pesticide petition summary.

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I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include:

  • Crop production (NAICS code 111).
  • Animal production (NAICS code 112).
  • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).

B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 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​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

II. Registration Applications

EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the provisions of FIFRA section 3(c)(4) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(4)), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications. Notice of receipt of these applications does not imply a decision by the Agency on these applications. For actions being evaluated under EPA's public participation process for registration actions, there will be an additional opportunity for public comment on the proposed decisions. Please see EPA's public participation website for additional information on this process (​pesticide-registration/​public-participation-process-registration-actions).Start Printed Page 60157

A. New Active Ingredient

1. File Symbols: 93778-R, 93778-E, 93778-G, and 93778-U. Docket ID number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0250. Applicant: AgriMetis, LLC, c/o Wagner Regulatory Associates Inc, P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707. Product names: L-Glufosinate Ammonium Technical, AgriMetis Glu-L280, AgriMetis Glu-L 280 SL, and AgriMetis Glu-L 280 SLX. Active ingredient: Herbicide—L-Glufosinate Ammonium at 77.62% (L-Glufosinate Ammonium Technical) and 24.5% (AgriMetis Glu-L280, AgriMetis Glu-L 280 SL, and AgriMetis Glu-L 280 SLX) Proposed uses: Banana; beet, sugar; bushberry, subgroup 13-07B; canola; corn, field; corn, sweet; cotton; fruit, citrus, group 10-10; fruit, pome, group 11-10; fruit, stone, group 12-12; grape; juneberry; lingonberry; nut, tree, group 14-12; non-crop, industrial areas and residential outdoor uses; olive; potato; salal and soybean. Contact: RD.

2. File Symbol: 94339-R. Docket ID number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0457. Applicant: Better Air International Limited, 1 Ha-Tsmikha St., High Tech Park, Yokneam Illit 2069205, Israel (c/o Environmental Consulting, 15616 Plain Dealing Place, Manassas, VA 20112). Product name: EB-8. Active ingredients: Fungicide and Bactericide—Bacillus subtilis strain 3 at 0.02%, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain 298 at 0.02%, and Bacillus subtilis strain 281 at 0.02%. Proposed use: For the control or suppression of odor-causing and discoloration-causing bacterial and fungal growth in commercial and residential areas. Contact: BPPD.

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

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Dated: September 10, 2020.

Delores Barber,

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

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[FR Doc. 2020-21109 Filed 9-23-20; 8:45 am]