2019-03943. 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 April 4, 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 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.

    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.

    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 Start Printed Page 7897 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
    279-9532279Appeal EC HerbicideFluthiacet-methyl.
    279-9559279F9878-1 Termite BaitLufenuron.
    352-596352DuPont Canopy SP HerbicideMetribuzin & Chlorimuron.
    352-843352DuPont Leadoff (MP) HerbicideThifensulfuron & Rimsulfuron.
    432-1415432Allectus SC InsecticideBifenthrin & Imidacloprid.
    432-1578432Lineage ClearstandMetsulfuron & Imazapyr.
    875-185875Pro-KleenPhosphoric acid & Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid.
    1258-12761258EndureBoron sodium oxide (B4Na2O7), pentahydrate.
    1769-2871769Everbrite Germicidal CleanerAlkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C18, 5%C12) & Alkyl* dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride *(68%C12, 32%C14).
    3525-903525Coastal Cal Jet Algaecide TabletsDodecylbenzyl trimethyl ammonium chloride.
    3525-923525Coastal Pinetex Disinfectant Coef. 5Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(58%C14, 28%C16, 14%C12).
    3862-1863862805 Sanitizer Cleaner for Soft Ice Cream FreezersSodium hypochlorite.
    4959-164959ZZZ DisinfectantIodine, compd. with methyloxirane polymer with oxirane.
    4959-364959Rapidyne Germicide SanitizerIodine, compd. with methyloxirane polymer with oxirane & Phosphoric acid.
    5185-2995185Bio-Chlor LB-1000Sodium hypochlorite.
    9428-69428Sun-Pine 8.7% Pine Oil Disinfectant CleanerPine oil.
    10324-1610324Maquat MQ 2525-80%Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C18, 5%C12) & Alkyl* dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride *(50%C12, 30%C14, 17%C16, 3%C18).
    10324-18210324Maquat MQ2525M-50 DWPAlkyl* dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride *(68%C12, 32%C14) & Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(60%C14, 30%C16, 5%C18, 5%C12).
    33753-3133753Myacide GA 50Glutaraldehyde.
    33981-1033981Sodium Hypochlorite Solution 16% EPSodium hypochlorite.
    33981-1133981Sodium Hypochlorite MP16%Sodium hypochlorite.
    33981-2000133981Sodium Hypochlorite SolutionSodium hypochlorite.
    33981-2000233981Sodium Hypochlorite Solution 10%Sodium hypochlorite.
    33981-2000333981Sodium Hypochlorite Solution 9.2%Sodium hypochlorite.
    33981-2000433981Sodium Hypochlorite Solution 5.25%Sodium hypochlorite.
    45309-345309Aqua Clear Liqui-ClearSodium hypochlorite.
    45309-9545309Aqua Clear Cal-ChlorCalcium hypochlorite.
    47371-10647371Jaq Swimming Pool AlgaecideAlkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(95%C14, 3%C12, 2%C16).
    65331-765331Certifect for DogsAmitraz; S-Methoprene & Fipronil.
    67262-667262Aqua Chem Balanced for Clean Pools Liquid ChlorinizorSodium hypochlorite.
    70506-23970506Bonfire HerbicideParaquat dichloride.
    70529-370529Aqua Chlor Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5%Sodium hypochlorite.
    75341-1475341MP400-EXT (Alternate), ORD-X240 (Active)Borax (B4Na2O7.10H2O); Bifenthrin; Tebuconazole & Copper, bis(8-quinolinolato-N1,O8)-,.
    FL-180003100A13617V Turf HerbicidePinoxaden.
    OR-07001866222Diazinon AG500Diazinon.
    OR-17001380286Splat LBAM HD-O(E)-11-Tetradecen-1-ol acetate & (E,E)-9,11-Tetradecadien-1-ol acetate.
    WI-13001150534Bravo ZNChlorothalonil.
    WI-13001350534Bravo 720Chlorothalonil.
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    Table 1A—Product Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

    Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredients
    58185-3458185Revoke Pre-Emergent HerbicidePendimethalin & Oxadiazon.

    The registrant of the request in Table 1A, requests to cancel the registration at the Federal level by December 31, 2019.

    Table 2—Product Registrations With Pending Requests for Amendment

    Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredientUses to be terminated
    1381-2551381Saddle Up2,4-D & DicambaForest management use pattern.
    45385-9945385Cenol 0.5% Multipurpose InsecticidePermethrinFood animals (livestock).

    Table 3 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all the registrants of the products listed in Table 1, Table 1A 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 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.
    279FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
    352E. I. Du Pont De Nemours & 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, 5000 CentreGreen Way, Suite 400, Cary, NC 27513.
    875Diversey, Inc., P.O. Box 19747, Charlotte, NC 28219-0747.
    1258Arch Chemicals, Inc., 1200 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004.
    1381Winfield Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 64589, St. Paul, MN 55164-0589.
    1769NCH Corp, 2727 Chemsearch Blvd., Irving, TX 75062.
    3525Qualco, Inc., 225 Passaic St., Passaic, NJ 07055.
    3862ABC Compounding Co., Inc., P.O. Box 80729, Conyers, GA 30013.
    4959West Agro, Inc., 11100 N Congress Ave., Kansas City, MO 64153.
    5185Bio-Lab, Inc., P.O. Box 300002, Lawrenceville, GA 30049-1002.
    9428Sun-Pine Corporation, P.O. Box 287, Brandon, MS 39043.
    10324Mason Chemical Company, 2744 E Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241.
    33753BASF Corporation, Agent Name: Spring Trading Company, 203 Dogwood Trail, Magnolia, TX 77354.
    33981K.A. Steel Chemicals, Inc., Agent Name: Delta Analytical Corporation, 12510 Prosperity Drive, Suite 160, Silver Spring, MD 20904.
    45309Aqua Clear Industries, LLC, P.O. Box 2456, Suwanee, GA 30024-0980.
    45385CTX-Cenol, Inc., 1393 East Highland Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087.
    47371H&S Chemicals Division of Lonza Inc., 412 Mount Kemble Avenue, Suite 200S, Morristown, NJ 07960.
    50534GB Biosciences, LLC, 410 Swing Road, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300.
    58185Everris NA, Inc., P.O. Box 3310, Dublin, OH 43016.
    65331Merial, Inc., 3239 Satellite Blvd., Bldg. 600, Office 6558-B, Duluth, GA 30096.
    66222Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., D/B/A Adama, 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
    67262Recreational Water Products, Inc., D/B/A Recreational Water Products, P.O. Box 1449, Buford, GA 30515-1449.
    70506UPL NA, Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
    70529Chemical Formulators Inc., Attn: Jim Palmer, 3901 NW 115 Avenue, Miami, FL 33178.
    75341Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., 635 Hwy., 74 S., Peachtree City, GA 30269.
    80286ISCA Technologies, Inc., 1230 W Spring Street, Riverside, CA 92507.

    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 Start Printed Page 7899any 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 and 1A of Unit II.

    A. For Product: 432-1415

    The registrant has requested to the Agency via letter to sell existing stocks for an 18-month period from the date of their letter dated, September 20, 2018, until March 20, 2020, for product 432-1415.

    B. For Product: 432-1578

    The registrant has requested to the Agency via letter dated, November 14, 2017, to sell existing stocks for an 18-month period, until June 1, 2019, for product 432-1578.

    C. For Products: 10324-16 and 10324-182

    The registrant has requested to the Agency via letter, to sell existing stocks for an 18-month period for products 10324-16 and 10324-182.

    For all other voluntary product cancellations, identified in Table 1 and Table 1A 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 and Table 1A 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: February 12, 2019.

    Delores Barber,

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

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Document Information

Published:
03/05/2019
Department:
Environmental Protection Agency
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice.
Document Number:
2019-03943
Dates:
Comments must be received on or before April 4, 2019.
Pages:
7896-7899 (4 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0014, FRL-9988-66
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