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This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action.
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This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to cancel all 10 halofenozide pesticide products registered under FIFRA section 3 or 24(c). Halofenozide is an ecdysone agonist insecticide that induces a premature and incomplete molt in susceptible species. Halofenozide is registered for use against immature stages of beetle pests (soil dwelling “white grubs”). Halofenozide is registered for use on non-agricultural uses sites, including airports/landing fields, commercial/industrial lawns, golf course turf, ornamental lawns and turf, ornamental sod farm, recreation area lawns, and residential lawns. There are no registered food or agricultural uses. In a letter dated June 25, 2012, the technical registrant, Dow AgroSciences, requested EPA to cancel certain pesticide product registrations identified in Table 1 of this unit. Specifically, Dow AgroSciences requested cancellation of its nine halofenozide product registrations because they no longer manufacture or produce halofenozide products. On August 6, 2012, the other end-use registrant, Setre Chemical Company, also requested cancellation of its halofenozide end-use product. This action on the registrants' requests will terminate the last halofenozide pesticide products registered in the United States.These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this unit:
Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 30 days of publication of this notice, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations. Users of these pesticides or anyone else desiring the retention of a registration should contact the applicable registrant directly during this 30-day period.
Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1 of this unit, in sequence by EPA company number:
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. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the
Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under
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. EPA's existing stocks policy published in the
Upon cancellation of the pesticides identified in Table 1 of Unit II., EPA anticipates allowing sale, distribution and use as described in this unit. Exception to this general policy will be made in specific cases when more stringent restrictions on sale, distribution, or use of the products or their ingredients have already been imposed, as in a special review action, or where the Agency has identified significant potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical.
Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.