2018-14734. 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 January 7, 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.
    • 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 pesticide registrants to cancel certain pesticide products and amend product registrations to terminate certain uses. The affected products and the registrants making the requests are identified in Tables 1, 2 and 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
    264-736264Bayleton Technical FungicideTriadimefon.
    264-740264Bayleton 50% ConcentrateTriadimefon.
    264-743264Baytan TechnicalTriadimenol.
    2596-1502596Hartz Reference 118Phenothrin & S-Methoprene.
    2596-1512596Hartz Reference 119Phenothrin.
    50830-150830The 10-Hour Insect RepellentDiethyl toluamide.
    52564-152564Sodium Chlorite Technical 80 PCTSodium chlorite.
    81964-481964Tide Triadimefon TechnicalTriadimefon.
    91974-291974Kangaroo Old Fashioned Moth BallsNaphthalene.
    AR-130010352DuPont Realm Q HerbicideMesotrione & Rimsulfuron.
    AR-94000259639Valent Bolero 8 ECThiobencarb.
    AR-94000359639Valent Bolero 8 ECThiobencarb.
    AR-95000459639Valent Bolero 8 ECThiobencarb.
    CO-99001062719Kerb 50W Herbicide in WSPPropyzamide.
    NC-17000562719GF-33352, 4-D, Choline salt.
    OR-02002962719Kerb 50W Herbicide in WSPPropyzamide.
    OR-04002962719Kerb 50W Herbicide in WSPPropyzamide.
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    OR-9500337969Basagran HerbicideSodium bentazon.
    OR-99000862719Kerb 50W Herbicide in WSPPropyzamide.

    Table 2—Product Registrations with Pending Requests for Amendment

    Registration No.Company No.Product nameActive ingredientsUses to be terminated
    92564-3792564Ant & Roach Killer Pump Spray Bbeta-Cyfluthrin & o-Phenylphenol, sodium saltOutdoors.

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

    Table 3—Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation and/or Amendments

    EPA Company No.Company name and address
    264Bayer CropScience, LP., 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
    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.
    2596The Hartz Mountain Corporation, 400 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ 07094.
    7969BASF Corporation, Agricultural Products, 26 Davis Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528.
    50830Tec Laboratories, Inc., 7100 Tec Labs Way SW, Albany, OR 97321.
    52564Ercros, S.A., Agent Name: Laird's Regulatory Consultants, Inc., 17804 Braemar Place, Leesburg, VA 20175-7046.
    59639Valent U.S.A., LLC., 1600 Riviera Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8025.
    62719Dow Agrosciences, LLC., 9330 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054.
    81964Chemstarr, LLC., Agent Name: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting Inc., 4110 136th Street Ct. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
    91974American Eagle Home Products, LLC., P.O. Box 691072, Orlando, FL 32869.
    92564SBM Life Science Corp., 1001 Winstead Drive, Suite 500, Cary, NC 27513.

    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 not requested that EPA waive the 180-day comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 180-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 2 of Unit II.

    For the 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 the 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 Start Printed Page 31971approved 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: June 20, 2018.

    Delores Barber,

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

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    [FR Doc. 2018-14734 Filed 7-9-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
07/10/2018
Department:
Environmental Protection Agency
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice.
Document Number:
2018-14734
Dates:
Comments must be received on or before January 7, 2019.
Pages:
31969-31971 (3 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0014, FRL-9979-71
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-14734.pdf