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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0722; FRL-8412-8]

Amendments to Terminate Certain Pesticide Uses

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the amendments to terminate certain uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of certain pesticide products, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an October 8, 2008,Federal RegisterNotice of Receipt of Requests from registrants to voluntarily amend their registrations ofcertain pesticide products (73 FR 58958; FRL-8385-2). In the October 8, 2008, Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation and amendments to terminate certain 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 within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice except for comments pertaining to aldicarb. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested amendments to terminate certain pesticide product uses except for the uses of aldicarb on coffee, pecans, and tobacco. The product cancellation order for the chloroneb product, Demosan 65W (EPA Reg. No. 073782-00002), which was included in the October 8, 2008 notice will be included in a separateFederal Registernotice. 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.
DATES: The cancellations are effective May 20, 2009.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Olson, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8067; fax number: (703) 308-7070; e-mail address:olson.eric@epa.gov.
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. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed underFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

1.Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0722. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket athttp://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

2.Electronic access. You may access thisFederal Registerdocument electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings athttp://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

This notice announces the amendments to terminate uses, as requested by registrants, of certain products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this unit.

Table 1.—Product Registration Amendments to Terminate Uses Registration Number Product Name Active Ingredient Delete from Use 000264-00330 Temik Brand 15G Aldicarb Pesticide Aldicarb Alfalfa grown for seed; Ornamentals; Sugarcane; Sorghum 000264-00426 Temik Brand 15g Aldicarb Pesticide For Sale And Use In Calif. Aldicarb Alfalfa grown for seed; Ornamentals; Sugarcane; Sorghum 000264-00729 Monitor 4 Methamidophos Cotton 000264-00741 Monitor Technical Methamidophos Cotton 000264-00744 Monitor 60% Concentrate Methamidophos Cotton 000264-01020 Monitor 4 Spray Methamidophos Cotton 000264 AR-81-0044 Monitor 4 Methamidophos Cotton 000264 AR-87-0007 Monitor 4 Methamidophos Cotton 000264 CA-79-0188 Monitor 4 Methamidophos Cotton 000264 MS-81-0014 Monitor 4 Methamidophos Cotton 000264 MS-81-0055 Monitor 4 Methamidophos Cotton 010330-00016 Ethylene Oxide 10% and Carbon Dioxide Sterilizing Gas ETO Basil 010330-00018 20% Ethylene Oxide and 80% Carbon Dioxide Sterilizing Gas ETO Basil 010330-00021 8.5% Ethylene Oxide and Carbon Dioxide Sterilizing Gas ETO Basil 036736-00002 Ethylene Oxide 100% ETO Basil 036736-00003 Sterilizing Gas 3 ETO Basil 036736-00004 Sterilizing Gas 4 ETO Basil 036736-00005 Sterilizing Gas 5 ETO Basil 036736-00006 Sterilizing Gas 6 ETO Basil 036736-00007 Sterilizing Gas 8 ETO Basil 036736-00008 Ethylene Oxide - MUP ETO Basil 045728-00001 Thiram Technical Thiram Parks; Athletic Fields; Commercial Areas; Sod; Homeowner turf; Homeowner fungicide 045728-00021 Thiram 75WP Fruit, Vegetable and Turf Fungicide Thiram Parks; Athletic Fields; Commercial Areas; Sod; Homeowner turf; Homeowner fungicide 400-434 Thiram 480 DP Thiram Parks; Athletic Fields; Commercial Areas; Sod; Homeowner turf; Homeowner fungicide 062719-00391 Kerb 50-W Selective Herbicide Pronamide All residential uses 062719-00397 Kerb 50-W Herbicide in WSP Pronamide All residential uses 062719-00578 Kerb 3.3 SC Pronamide All residential uses 067470-00006 Ethylene Oxide ETO Basil 067470-00007 Ethylene Oxide 100 R ETO Basil

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

Table 2.—Registrants of Amended Products EPA Company Number Company Name and Address 000264 Bayer Crop Science LP,
  • 2 T.W., Alexander Drive,
  • Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
  • 010330 Praxair, Inc.,
  • 39 Old Ridgebury Road,
  • Danbury CT, 06810-5113
  • 036736 Balchem Corporation,
  • PO Box 600,
  • New Hampton, NY 10958
  • 400 Chemtura Corporation,
  • 199 Benson Road,
  • Middlebury CT, 06749
  • 045728 Taminco Inc.,
  • 21320 Sweet Clover Place,
  • Ashburn, VA 20147
  • 062719 Dow Agrosciences LLLC,
  • 9330 Zionsville Rd 308/2e,
  • Indianapolis, IN 462681054
  • 067470 Honeywell - Specialty Chemicals NIC- 4,
  • 101 Columbia Road,
  • Morristown, NJ 07962-1139
  • III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments

    On November 3, 2008, Bayer CropScience submitted a withdrawal of its request to voluntarily cancel theregistration of TEMIK 15G for use on coffee, pecans and tobacco. EPA received no comments pertaining to the other registrations in this notice in response to the October 8, 2008,Federal Registernotice announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellation and amendments to terminate certain uses.

    IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested amendments to terminate uses of registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency orders that the product registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. are hereby amended to terminate the affected uses except for methamidophos products which will become effective September 30, 2009. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent with any of the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth in Unit VI. will be considered a violation of FIFRA.

    V. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA 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 theFederal Register. Thereafter, following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such a request.

    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 cancellation action. The cancellation order issued in this notice includes the following existing stocks provisions.

    A. Methamidophos.

    On April 7, 2002, EPA signed the Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for methamidophos. That IRED specified risk mitigation measures including: “Implement a 5-year phase out of the use on cotton.”

    In accordance with the IRED, Bayer CropScience has submitted a request to voluntarily terminate all cotton uses of the methamidophos products listed above in Table 2 effective September 30, 2009. Provisions for the sale, disposition, and use of existing stocks of methamidophos products include the following: All sale or distribution by the registrant of existing stocks labeled for use on cotton is prohibited after September 30, 2009, unless that sale or distribution is solely for the purpose of facilitating disposal or export of the product. Existing stocks labeled for use on cotton may be sold and distributed by persons other than the registrant until July 31, 2010. Existing stocks labeled for use on cotton may be used until September 30, 2010, provided that such use complies with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the product.

    B. Other Chemicals Addressed in this Order.

    The cancellation order will allow persons other than the registrant to continue to sell and/or use existing stocks of canceled products until such stocks are exhausted, provided that such use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled product. This order specifically prohibits any use of existing stocks that is not consistent with such previously approved labeling.

    List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: May 7, 2009. Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.