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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 under
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 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for the registrants of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit.
On November 3, 2008, Bayer CropScience submitted a withdrawal of its request to voluntarily cancel the
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.
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 the
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.
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.
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.
Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.