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June 1995
                            INDEX
											           
EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS (SECTION 18) STATUS FOR  NEW YORK STATE	
GUIDANCE ON ISSUANCE OF WPS ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS/PPE 	
DERMAL ABSORPTION STUDIES - GUIDELINES	
LABEL REVIEW MANUAL - NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY	
ORAL DOSAGE FORM OF NEW ANIMAL DRUGS - LUFENURON TABLETS	
ACEPHATE, TRIADIMEFON, IPRODIONE, AND IMAZALIL - 	
EPA DENIES  GRANULAR CARBOFURAN USE ON CORN AND  SORGHUM	
PESTICIDE TOLERANCES FOR CARBOFURAN ON CANOLA	
THIODICARB - EXTENSION OF PESTICIDE TOLERANCES	
MYCLOBUTANIL - PESTICIDE TOLERANCES AND FOOD ADDITIVE REGULATION	
PESTICIDE TOLERANCES FOR PROSULFURON	
TRALOMETHRIN - PROPOSED FOOD AND FEED ADDITIVE REGULATIONS	
TRIASULFURON - PESTICIDE TOLERANCES	
METOLACHLOR -  PESTICIDE TOLERANCES FOR ONIONS AND CELERY	
DIFENOCONAZOLE - PROPOSED PESTICIDE TOLERANCES	
PROPOSED ALACHLOR PESTICIDE TOLERANCE	
PESTICIDE TOLERANCE FOR AVERMECTIN B1 AND ITS DELTA-8,9- ISOMER	
BEAUVERIA BASSIANA STRAIN GHA 	
Candida Oleophila  ISOLATE I-182	
CHLORPYRIFOS - PESTICIDE TOLERANCE	
POTASSIUM BICARBONATE, FC. AND SODIUM BICARBONATE	
    D-LIMONENE, DIHYDRO-5- PENTYL-2(3H)-FURANONE, AND DIHYDRO-5-
    HEPTYL-2(3H)-FURANONE	
1,4-DIMETHYLNAPHTHALENE 	
PLANT PESTICIDE BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS CRYIIIA DELTA-ENDOTOXIN 	
NORTHRUP KING CO. AND CIBA-GEIGY CORP. INITIAL FILINGS OF EXEMPTIONS 
    FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF TOLERANCES	
IMIDACLOPRID - EXTENDED TOLERANCE ON DRIED HOPS	
Bt GENETICALLY  ENGINEERED PESTICIDE APPROVED	
PESTICIDE PRODUCT REGISTRATION FOR POTATO SPROUT CONTROL	
ASAHI CHEMICAL CO. - APPROVAL OF PRODUCT REGISTRATIONS	
BEAR COUNTRY PRODUCTS - APPROVAL OF A PRODUCT REGISTRATION	
EPA ISSUANCE OF EXPERIMENTAL USE PERMITS THAT INCLUDE NYS	
PESTICIDE TOLERANCE PETITIONS	
CERTAIN COMPANIES - APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER PESTICIDE PRODUCTS	
W.R. GRACE AND CO.- APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER PESTICIDE PRODUCTS	
LIPATECH, INC. - APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER PESTICIDE PRODUCTS	
IMIDACLOPRID  (ADMIRE) - PESTICIDE TOLERANCE  REGULATIONS	
NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF REQUESTS TO VOLUNTARILY CANCEL CERTAIN PESTICIDE 
    REGISTRATIONS	
1995 EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS (SECTION 18) REQUESTED FOR  NEW YORK STATE
  Active                                                                                       
		
 Ingredient          	Trade Name          	Use        
	
___________________________________________________________________________
Granted by EPA
_______________
Avermectin             Agri-Mek                Control of      
                                            pear psylla/pear     
Chlorothalonil           Bravo                Anthracnose       
                                              control on 
                                              Blueberries
Fomasafen              Reflex                Weed control on     
                                               snap beans 
Cymoxanil/dimethomorph Curzate/Acrobat       Late blight on 
                         potatoes 
Under Review by EPA
_____________________
Vinclozolin             Ronilan                Mold on snap      
                                                  beans 
Clethodim               Select               Bluegrass in onions   
Propamocarb/mancozeb    Tattoo              Late blight on potatoes
    
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GUIDANCE ON ISSUANCE OF WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 
IN RESPONSE TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS 
On February 13, 1995, the Agency distributed its "Summary Guidance on 
Issuance of WPS Enforcement Actions" which applied to any violations of the 
Worker Protection Standard (WPS).  EPA was recently asked to distribute 
further guidance specific to enforcement of the personal protective 
equipment (PPE) provisions of the WPS.  In response, the Agency developed 
guidance which applies to PPE violations, 10 factors to be considered in 
determining the appropriate recipients of WPS enforcement actions.  This 
guidance was distributed to EPA Regional Offices on March 30, 1995, for 
transmittal to state pesticide enforcement personnel. 
I.  Background
EPA is providing this document in response to requests made for specific 
guidance concerning enforcement of the PPE provisions of the FIFRA WPS.  
This summary guidance is organized according to the 10 factors to be 
considered in determining the appropriate recipients of WPS enforcement 
actions, and employers/owners/ operators' PPE responsibilities.
II.  Ten Factors for Consideration
EPA recommends that accountability for compliance with the FIFRA WPS be 
decided on a common sense, case-by-case basis.  "Summary Guidance on 
Issuance of WPS Enforcement Actions," provided in February 1995, identifies 
the following 10 factors which EPA recommends States consider when they 
need to determine the appropriate recipient(s) of a WPS enforcement action:
1.  Who has control over pesticide use;
2.  Who directs pesticide use;
3.  Who has control over the agricultural
establishment for posting and other WPS
related responsibilities;
4.  Who gives direction on the agricultural
establishment for posting and other WPS-related responsibilities; 
5.  Who has control over the practices used by agricultural workers on the
establishment;
6.  Who directs the practices used by agricultural workers on the 
establishment;
7.  Measures taken to comply with provisions of the WPS;
8.  Actions taken in response to incidents of noncompliance;
9.  History of prior violations; and
10.  Ability to assure continuing compliance with the WPS.  Documentation 
by employers/owners/ operators could assist them in demonstrating to State 
regulatory officials, their efforts to comply and responses to instances of
noncompliance. 
The totality of the circumstances should be considered in each case.  The 
10 factors are not listed in any order of priority; each factor should be 
appropriately considered in every case.
III.  Employers/Owners/Operators PPE Responsibilities 
The 10 factors should be considered if an employee (including workers and 
handlers) does not use PPE required by the WPS.  It is essential for 
employers/ owners/operators to take an active role to assure that PPE is 
used.
The employer/owner/operator bears primary responsibility for WPS PPE 
compliance. Employers/owners/operators must provide, clean and maintain 
PPE, and instruct employees on its proper use.  The employer/ 
owner/operator has a responsibility to inform employees who do not use 
their PPE that such clothing or protective gear is required.  In the case 
of pesticide handlers, the responsibility to follow label directions and 
use PPE properly is a shared one with the employer. 
The employer/owner/operator also has a responsi-bility to take appropriate 
actions if an agricultural employee does not comply with instructions to 
use PPE.  If an employee does not use WPS required PPE, appropriate 
supervisory actions that could be taken by the employer/owner/ operator to 
achieve com-pliance include warnings and nondiscriminatory discipline.  If 
an employer/ owner/operator pro-vides employees with appropriate PPE, 
training and supervision per the specifications of the WPS, there should 
not arise an occasion on which the employer/owner/ operator would be 
subject to a WPS/PPE enforcement action due to the individual decision of 
an agricultural employee not to use the PPE.  Enforcement officials will 
consider the facts of a case before determining how to respond to any WPS 
violation, consistent with the 10 factors identified in the Agency's 
February 1995 summary WPS enforcement guidance.  EPA recommends that 
accountability for compliance be decided on a common sense basis, and that 
the totality of the circumstances be considered in each case, including 
enforcement actions in response to PPE violations.
[FR Doc. 95-8726 Filed 4-7-95; 8:45 am]
DERMAL ABSORPTION STUDIES OF 
PESTICIDES - AVAILABILITY OF GUIDELINE
This notice announces the availability of the guideline for dermal 
absorption studies of pesticides.  This guideline is part of Subdivision F 
of the Pesticide Assessment Guidelines, which provide guidance for 
registrants in the conduct of tests to support registration of pesticides 
under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).  The
Agency has made arrangements for these guidelines to be made available 
through the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information 
Service (NTIS). 
[Doc. 95-6409 Filed 3-14-95; 8:45 am]
LABEL REVIEW MANUAL - NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
The EPA is announcing the immediate availability of the Label Review 
Manual.  The Label Review Manual was developed to serve as a training tool
for new employees and as guidance for product team members who are 
responsible for performing label reviews.  It is the goal of this manual to
improve the quality of labels as well as increase the consistency of label
reviews.  Copies of the Label Review Manual may be ordered from the 
National Technical Information Service (NTIS), (703) 487-4650 and (703) 
321-8547.  The order number is: PB 95-159828.
[FR Doc. 95-3113 Filed 2-7-95; 8:45 am]
ORAL DOSAGE FORM OF NEW ANIMAL DRUGS - LUFENURON TABLETS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending  the animal drug 
regulations to reflect approval of a new animal drug application (NADA) 
filed by Ciba Animal Health, Ciba-Geigy Corp.  The NADA provides for oral 
administration of lufenuron tablets to dogs and cats for the prevention and
control of flea populations.
[FR Doc. 95-10273 Filed 4-25-95; 8:45 am]
ACEPHATE, TRIADIMEFON, IPRODIONE, AND IMAZALIL - REVOCATION OF FOOD 
ADDITIVE REGULATIONS - REOPENING AND EXTENSION OF COMMENT PERIOD 
The EPA is reopening and extending until June 2, 1995, the comment period 
for a proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register of January 
18, 1995 (60 FR 3607) that proposed the revocation of certain section 409 
food additive regulations established under the Federal Food, Drug and 
Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) for four chemicals: acephate, triadimefon, iprodione,
and imazalil. The original comment period on the proposal extended until 
April 18, 1995, but because of the unavailability of certain documents in 
the docket, the comment period is being extended.
[FR Doc. 95-10869 Filed 5-2-95; 8:45 am] 
EPA DENIES REQUEST FOR REINSTATEMENT OF GRANULAR CARBOFURAN USE ON CORN 
AND  SORGHUM
EPA has denied a request by grower groups and the FMC Corp., of 
Philadelphia (sole registrant and manufacturer of carbofuran) to reinstate 
the use of the granular pesticide carbofuran (trade name Furadan) on corn 
and sorghum.  The Agency is allowing use on rice until Sept. l, l997.  
Currently no chemical alternatives are registered and non-chemical methods 
provide only limited control of the rice water weevil.  Use is granted with 
the following limitations: if an alternative is registered during l995, the 
FMC Corp., will be allowed to sell any additional granular carbofuran for 
use on rice during the l996 use season; in any case FMC will not be allowed 
to sell granular carbofuran for use on rice after Aug. 3l, l996; and, 
granular carbofuran products sold by FMC for use on rice in l995 and l996 
must bear labeling with use restrictions to protect endangered and 
threatened species, including buffer zones around eagle habitat areas.  In 
addition, sales by FMC will be limited to 295,000 pounds of active 
ingredient granular carbofuran per year for l995 and l996.  Beginning in 
the 1997 use season, sales of granular carbofuran by FMC in the United 
States will be limited to 2,500 pounds of active ingredients per year for 
use only on bananas in Hawaii, dry-harvested cranberries, cucurbits, pine 
tree progeny tests and spinach grown for seed.
EPA recognizes that sufficient sorghum seed treated with imidacloprid, or 
NTN, may not be available for the 1995 use season.  The Agency also 
acknowledges that acquiring new equipment may not be feasible for growers 
in certain circumstances. EPA is currently exploring other possible 
solutions which might allow a continued use for some limited time while it 
evaluates other options, such as special local needs, or Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 24(c), registrations.  
Under section 24(c) of FIFRA, a state can apply to register a pesticide on 
the basis of specific localized conditions or problems unique to the state.
These state registrations are subject to EPA approval.
Under terms of a l991 agreement between EPA and the FMC Corp., all use of 
granular carbofuran was to be phased out by the end of the growing season 
of l994 except for 2,500 pounds to be allowed to be used on the five minor 
crops previously noted.
EPA Press Release, March 3, 1995
PESTICIDE TOLERANCES FOR CARBOFURAN ON CANOLA
This document establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of the 
insecticide 2,3-dihydro-2,2-dimethyl-7-benzofuranyl-N-methylcarbamate 
(common name "carbofuran") and its metabolites in or on canola at 1.0 part 
per million (ppm) with an expiration date of 2 years (February 22, 1997) 
after the beginning of the effective date of the rule.  EPA is issuing this
rule on its own initiative.
[FR Doc. 95-4303 Filed 2-16-95]
THIODICARB - EXTENSION OF PESTICIDE TOLERANCES 
This rule extends the temporary tolerances for the insecticide thiodicarb 
and its metabolite in or on leafy vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, and 
cauliflower until August 15, 1996.  Rhone Poulenc Ag. Co. requested this 
regulation.  This regulation became effective May 10, 1995. 
[FR Doc. 95-11384 Filed 5-9-95; 8:45 am] 
MYCLOBUTANIL - PESTICIDE TOLERANCES AND FOOD ADDITIVE REGULATION 
This rule establishes permanent tolerances for the combined residues of the
fungicide myclobutanil and a metabolite in or on the raw agricultural 
commodities stone fruits (except cherries) at 2.0 parts per million (ppm) 
and cherries at 5.0 ppm and establishes a food additive regulation for the 
combined residues in or on the processed food commodity dried plums at 8.0 
ppm.  The Rohm & Haas Co. requested establishment of these tolerances and 
food additive regulation. 
[FR Doc. 95-10861 Filed 5-2-95; 8:45 am] 
PESTICIDE TOLERANCES FOR PROSULFURON
This rule establishes time-limited tolerances, to expire on December 31, 
1995, for residues of the herbicide prosulfuron, 1-(4- methoxy-6-methyl-
triazin-2-yl)-3-[2-(3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)-phenylsulfonyl]-urea, in or on 
the raw agricultural commodities corn (fodder, forage, grain and fresh 
[including sweet kernels plus cobs with husks removed]) at 0.01 part per 
million (ppm), milk at 0.01 part per million (ppm), and fat, kidney, liver,
meat, and meat byproducts of cattle, goats, hogs, horses, and sheep at 0.05
part per million (ppm). Ciba-Geigy Corp. requested this regulation pursuant
to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).  The regulation 
establishes maximum permissible levels for residues of the herbicide in or 
on the commodities.
[FR Doc. 95-11667 Filed 5-8-95; 1:34 pm] BILLING CODE 6560-50-F
TRALOMETHRIN - PROPOSED FOOD AND FEED ADDITIVE REGULATIONS 
The EPA proposes to establish time-limited food and feed additive 
regulations for residues of the synthetic pyrethroid tralomethrin in or on 
the processed commodity tomato puree and the animal feed tomato pomace, wet
and dry.  AgrEvo USA Co. (formerly Hoechst Roussel Agri-Vet Co.) requested 
these regulations pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA) that would establish the maximum permissible levels for residues of
the pesticide in or on the processed food commodity and animal feed.
[FR Doc. 95-11386 Filed 5-9-95; 8:45 am] 
TRIASULFURON - PESTICIDE TOLERANCES
This document establishes a permanent tolerance for residues of the 
herbicide triasulfuron, [3-(6-methoxy-4-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2- yl)-1-(2-
(2-chloroethoxy)phenylsulfonyl)urea], in or on barley and wheat grain at 
0.02 part per million (ppm); barley and wheat straw at 2.0 ppm; barley and
wheat forage at 5.0 ppm; meat, fat, and meat byproducts (excluding kidney)
of cattle, goats, hogs, horses, and sheep at 0.1 ppm; kidney of cattle, 
goats, hogs, horses, and sheep at 0.2 ppm; and milk at 0.02 ppm.  Ciba-
Geigy Corp. has fulfilled certain testing requirements, and EPA is changing
time-limited tolerances to permanent tolerances.
[FR Doc. 95-10868 Filed 5-2-95; 8:45 am] 
METOLACHLOR -  PESTICIDE TOLERANCES FOR ONIONS AND CELERY
This document establishes tolerances for the combined residues of the 
herbicide metolachlor and its metabolites in or on the raw agricultural 
commodities celery and dry bulb onion.  The Interregional Research Project
No. 4 (IR-4) requested this regulation to establish maximum permissible 
levels for residues of the herbicide in or on the commodities.
[FR Doc. 95-10866 Filed 5-2-95; 8:45 am] 
DIFENOCONAZOLE - PROPOSED PESTICIDE TOLERANCES
The EPA proposes to establish import tolerances for residues of the 
fungicide difenoconazole in or on the raw agricultural commodities barley 
grain, rye grain, and wheat grain at 0.1 part per million; fat, meat, and 
meat byproducts of cattle, goats, hogs, horses, poultry, and sheep and eggs
at 0.05 ppm; and milk at 0.01 ppm.  Ciba-Geigy Corp. requested the proposed
regulation to establish a maximum permissible level of the fungicide in or
on the commodities. 
[FR Doc. 95-8728 Filed 4-11-95; 8:45 am] 
PROPOSED ALACHLOR PESTICIDE TOLERANCE
This document proposes to establish an increased tolerance for residues of
the herbicide alachlor (2-chloro-2',6'-dimethyl-N- (methoxymethyl)
acetanilide) and its metabolites in or on the raw agricultural commodity
(RAC) sorghum forage at 2.0 parts per million (ppm).  The Monsanto Co. 
requested the establishment of this maximum permissible residue of the 
herbicide.
[FR Doc. 95-8729 Filed 4-11-95; 8:45 am] 
PESTICIDE TOLERANCE FOR AVERMECTIN B1 AND ITS DELTA-8,9- ISOMER
This document establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide 
avermectin B1 and its delta-8,9-isomer in or on the raw agricultural 
commodity head lettuce at 0.05 ppm. Merck Research Laboratories requested 
this regulation to establish maximum permissible levels for residues of the
insecticide.
[FR Doc. 95-6416 Filed 3-14-95; 8:45 am] 
BEAUVERIA BASSIANA STRAIN GHA - EXEMPTION FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF A 
TOLERANCE
This rule establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for 
residues of Beauveria bassiana Strain GHA in or on alfalfa, corn, cotton, 
potatoes, rapeseed, safflower, small grain crops, soybeans, sugarbeets, 
sunflower, rangeland, improved pastures, and in meat, milk, or other animal
products from livestock grazed on treated rangeland or improved pastures 
when applied to growing crops in accordance with good agricultural 
practices.  Mycotech Corp. requested this exemption.
[FR Doc. 95-7452 Filed 3-22-95; 12:28 pm] 
Candida Oleophila  ISOLATE I-182--EXEMPTION FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF A 
TOLERANCE
This document establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
for residues of the post-harvest biological fungicide Candida oleophila 
isolate I-182. Ecogen, Inc., requested this tolerance exemption.  Candida 
oleophila isolate I-182, when used as a post-harvest biological fungicide, 
is exempted from the requirement of a tolerance in or on all raw 
agricultural commodities. 
[FR Doc. 95-4599 Filed 2-28-95; 8:45 am] 
CHLORPYRIFOS - PESTICIDE TOLERANCE
This document establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of the 
insecticide chlorpyrifos [O,O-diethyl O-(3,5,6- trichloro-2-pyridyl) 
phosphorothioate] in or on the raw agricultural commodities oats and barley
when blended together in a mixture containing not more than 97% oats and 
not less than 3% barley.  General Mills requested this regulation to 
establish the maximum permissible level for residues of the insecticide in 
or on the commodities. 
[FR Doc. 95-7451 Filed 3-22-95; 12:28 pm] 
ARMICARB POTASSIUM BICARBONATE, FC. AND ARMICARB SODIUM BICARBONATE
This notice announces Agency approval of applications submitted by Church 
and Dwight Co., Inc, to register the pesticide products Armicarb Potassium 
Bicarbonate, FC. and Armicarb Sodium Bicarbonate, FC., containing 
active ingredients not included in any previously registered products 
pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal 
Register of November 2, 1994 (59 FR 54903), which announced that Church and
Dwight Co., Inc, 469 North Harrison St., Princeton, NJ 08543-5297, had 
submitted applications to register the pesticide products Armicarb 
Potassium Bicarbonate, FC. and Armicarb Sodium Bicarbonate, FC., (EPA 
File Symbols 10772-E and 10772-G), containing the active ingredients 
potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate both at 99.9 percent 
respectively, active ingredients not included in any previously registered 
products.  The applications were approved on December 20, 1994, as Armicarb 
Potassium Bicarbonate, FC. and Armicarb Sodium Bicarbonate, FC., (EPA 
Registration Numbers 10772-2 and 10772-3), for formulating use into 
fungicides for plant disease control on flowers, ornamentals, turf, fruits,
vegetables, and field crops.
[FR Doc. 95-6412 Filed 3-14-95; 8:45 am] 
FOOD AND FEED ADDITIVE REGULATIONS FOR D-LIMONENE, DIHYDRO-5- PENTYL-
2(3H)-FURANONE, AND DIHYDRO-5-HEPTYL-2(3H)-FURANONE 
This document establishes food/feed additive regulations for residues of 
the insecticides d-limonene, dihydro-5-pentyl-2(3H)- furanone, and dihydro-
5-heptyl-2(3H)-furanone when used as active ingredients in insect-repellent
tablecloths and in insect-repellent strips used in food/feed handling 
establishments.  Rod Products Co. requested these regulations.
[FR Doc. 95-7715 Filed 3-28-95; 8:45 am] 
1,4-DIMETHYLNAPHTHALENE - EXEMPTION FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF A TOLERANCE
The EPA establishes an exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for
residues of the potato sprout inhibitor 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene from the 
postharvest application to potatoes. D-I-
1-4, Inc., requested this exemption.
[FR Doc. 95-2821 Filed 2-7-95; 8:45 am]
PLANT PESTICIDE BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS CRYIIIA DELTA-ENDOTOXIN AND THE 
GENETIC MATERIAL NECESSARY FOR ITS PRODUCTION - TOLERANCE EXEMPTION
The EPA is establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
for residues of the plant pesticide active ingredient Bacillus 
thuringiensis CryIIIA delta-endotoxin and the genetic material necessary 
for its production in potatoes.  The Monsanto Co. requested this exemption
from the requirement of a tolerance.  This regulation eliminates the need 
to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of this plant 
pesticide in potatoes. 
[FR Doc. 95-10864 Filed 4-28-95; 12:21 pm] 
NORTHRUP KING CO. AND CIBA-GEIGY CORP. INITIAL FILINGS OF EXEMPTIONS 
FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF TOLERANCES
The EPA has established exemptions from the requirement of tolerances for 
the delta endotoxin protein produced in field corn by a CryIA(b) gene from 
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki HD-1 and inserted in the plant 
expression vector pZ01502. Also, an exemption was established for the plant
pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki CryIA (b) insect control 
protein as produced in corn plants and the genetic material 
necessary for its production.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA gives notice that it has established 
exemptions from the requirement of tolerances relating to the initial 
filing of tolerances in or on certain raw agricultural commodities as 
follows:
Initial Filings
1. PP 4G4409.  Northrup King Co., 7500 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden 
Valley, MN 55427, has requested in pesticide petition (PP) 
4G4409, the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for the delta endotoxin protein produced in field corn by a 
CryIA(b) gene from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki HD-1 and inserted
in the plant expression vector pZ01502.
2. PP 5G4448.  Ciba-Geigy Corp., P.O. Box 12257, Research Triangle Park, NC
27709-2257, has requested in pesticide petition (PP) 5G4448, 
the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for 
the plant pesticide Baccillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki CryIA(b)) 
insect control protein as produced in corn plants and the genetic material
necessary for its production.
These temporary exemptions from the requirements of tolerances will permit
the marketing of the above raw agricultural commodities when treated in 
accordance with the provisions of experimental use permits 67979-EUP-1 
(Northrup) and 66736-EUP-1 (Ciba), which are being issued under the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended (Pub. L. 
95-396, 92 Stat. 819; 7 U.S 136).
[FR Doc. 95-3387 Filed 2-14-95; 8:45 am]
IMIDACLOPRID - EXTENDED TOLERANCE ON DRIED HOPS 
This document extends the tolerance for residues of the insecticide 1-[(6-
chloro-3-pyridinyl) methyl]-N-nitro-2- imidazolidinimine and its 
metabolites (common name "imidacloprid") in or on dried hops at 3.0 parts 
per million (ppm).  On its own initiative, EPA is extending the tolerance 
to allow time to review a petition from the Interregional Research Project
No. 4 (IR-4). 
[FR Doc. 95-11385 Filed 5-9-95; 8:45 am]
Bt GENETICALLY  ENGINEERED PESTICIDE APPROVED
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved, for the first time,
a limited registration of a genetically engineered pesticide procedure 
called plant-pesticides for potatoes, corn and cotton.  Plant-pesticides 
are produced when genetic information necessary to make an insecticidal 
substance is taken from a type of bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis, or 
B.t., and transferred to a crop plant, in this case potatoes, corn or 
cotton. Transfer of this genetic material into the plants enables them to
produce the pesticidal substance protective against certain insects. 
The Agency believes that plant-pesticides can offer an opportunity to 
reduce the use of conventional pesticides and generally result in less risk
to public health and the environment.
The purpose of these limited registrations is to allow the companies 
developing the plant-pesticides to produce large quantities of corn and 
cotton seed, and seed potatoes.  The action will allow a new type of 
pesticide product to move closer to commercial use. 
The new plant pesticide registrations involve introducing genes from a 
specific naturally occurring bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) into 
the crop plant, either potatoes, corn or cotton.  The crop plant then 
produces an insect toxin ("delta endotoxin") identical to that produced 
naturally in the bacterium.  This delta endotoxin affects insects when 
ingested, but not mammals.  The B.t. delta endotoxin will provide 
resistance in potatoes against the Colorado Potato Beetle; in cotton, 
against the cotton bollworm, tobacco budworm, and pink bollworm; and, in 
corn, against the European Corn Borer and other Lepidopterous (moth) pest 
insects.
The initial plant pesticide registrations limit the registrant-companies to
produce seed for corn and cotton and seed potatoes.  The registrations 
expire unless renewed by EPA:  potatoes on March l, l996; corn on Sept. l5,
l996; and cotton on March l5, l996.
The seed production is limited in acreage and restricted to certain states.
For potatoes, the acreage is 8,l86 in Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, 
Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, 
and Wisconsin: for cotton, the acreage is 36,850, limited to Texas, 
California, Puerto Rico, Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi and South Carolina;
for corn, planting is limited to 9,725 acres in Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, 
Illinois, Texas, California, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico. 
The plant pesticides are:
For seed potatoes:  Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxin as produced by 
the CryIIIA gene and its controlling sequences.  The product is registered
by Monsanto Co. of St. Louis.
For corn seed:  Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxin protein as produced 
by a CryIA(b) gene and its controlling sequences.  The registrants are Ciba
Seeds (Ciba Geigy Corp.) of Greensboro, N and Mycogen Plant Sciences 
(subsidiary of Mycogen Corp.) of San Diego, Calif.
The Agency has reviewed and previously registered approximately l75 B.t. 
pesticide products for insect control since 1961. 
EPA Press Release
D-I-1-4, INC. - APPROVAL OF A PESTICIDE PRODUCT REGISTRATION FOR POTATO 
SPROUT CONTROL 
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the 
pesticide product 1,4Sight, containing an active ingredient not included in
any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 
3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA),
as amended.  The application was approved on February 2, 1995, as 1,4Sight 
for use as an aerosol to control the sprouting of potatoes during the 
storage phase (EPA Registration Number 67727-1). 
[FR Doc. 95-6410 Filed 3-14-95; 8:45 am] 
ASAHI CHEMICAL CO. - APPROVAL OF PESTICIDE PRODUCT REGISTRATIONS 
On January 20, 1995, EPA approved five new products as follows: 
1.  Atonik Plant Growth Stimulator (EPA Registration Number 64922-1) for 
use to increase nutrient intake in soybeans.
2.  Sodium-p-Nitrophenolate Technical (EPA Registration Number 64922-3) for
formulation of plant regulators and use on soybeans.
3.  Sodium-o-Nitrophenolate Technical (EPA Registration Number 64922-4) for
formulation of plant regulators and use on soybeans.
4.  Sodium-5-Nitroguaiacolate Technical (EPA Registration Number 64922-2) 
for formulation of plant regulators and use on soybeans.
5.  Atonik Manufacturing Use Product (EPA Registration Number 64922- 5) for
formulation of plant regulators and use on soybeans.
[FR Doc. 95-6413 Filed 3-14-95; 8:45 am] 
BEAR COUNTRY PRODUCTS - APPROVAL OF A PESTICIDE PRODUCT REGISTRATION
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the 
pesticide product Bear Skunker, containing active ingredients not included 
in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 
3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA),
as amended. 
The application was approved on February 15, 1995, as Bear Skunker to deter 
human/bear contact (EPA Registration Number 48099-1).  This is the first 
bear deterrent registered by the Agency and the first product containing 
the two active ingredients diethyl sulfide and 1- butanethiol.
[FR Doc. 95-6414 Filed 3-14-95; 8:45 am] 
EPA ISSUANCE OF EXPERIMENTAL USE PERMITS THAT INCLUDE NEW YORK STATE
The EPA has granted experimental use permits to the following applicants. 
These permits are in accordance with, and subject to, the provisions of 40
CFR part l72, which defines EPA procedures with respect to the use of 
pesticides for experimental use purposes. 
241-EUP-128. Issuance. American Cyanamid Company, P.O. Box 400, Princeton,
NJ 08543-0400. This experimental use permit allows the use of 300 pounds of
the insecticide/miticide 4-bromo-2-(4-chlorophenyl)-1- (ethoxymethyl)-5-
(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile on 150 acres of greenhouse and
shadehouse ornamentals to evaluate the control of various insect pests.  
The experimental use permit is effective from January 18, 1995 to January
18, 1997.  (Dennis Edwards, Jr., PM 19, CM #2, Rm. 207, (703-305-6386))
707-EUP-122.  Issuance. Rohm and Haas Company, Independence Mall West, 
Philadelphia, PA 19105. This experimental use permit allows the use of 321
pounds of the active ingredient -butyl-- (4-
chlorophenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-propanenitrile on 535 acres of cucurbits 
to evaluate the control of various fungi.  The experimental use permit is 
effective from July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995. A temporary tolerance for 
residues of the active ingredient in or on cucurbits has been established.
(Steve Robbins, PM 21, CM #2, Rm. 259, (703-305-6900))
[FR Doc. 95-7716 Filed 3-28-95; 8:45 am] 
PESTICIDE TOLERANCE PETITIONS
This notice announces initial filings and amendments for a pesticide 
petition (PP) and for a feed additive petition (FAP) proposing the 
establishment of regulations for residues of certain pesticide chemicals in
or on various agricultural commodities. 
The EPA has received a pesticide petition and a feed additive petition as 
follows proposing the establishment and/or amendment of regulations for 
residues of certain pesticide chemicals in or on various agricultural 
commodities.
1.  PP 5F4476.  Gowan Co., P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, 
AZ  85366-5569, has submitted the pesticide petition, PP 5F4476, proposing 
to amend 40 CFR 180.448 by establishing a regulation to establish 
tolerances for the combined residues of the acaricide hexythiazox, trans-5-
(4- chlorophenyl)-N-cyclohexyl-4-methyl-2-oxothiazolidine-3-carboxamide and
its metabolites containing the (4-chlorophenyl)-4-methyl-2-oxo-3- 
thiazolidine moiety (expressed as parts per million of the parent 
compound), in or on the following commodities: pears at 0.30 part per 
million (ppm) and apples at 0.05 ppm. (PM-13) 
2.  FAP 5H5722.  Valent U.S.A. Corp. 1333 N. California Blvd., Suite 600, 
Walnut Creek, CA 95496, proposes to amend 40 CFR 186.1075 by establishing a
feed additive regulation to permit residues of the herbicide clethodim, 
[(E)-()-2-[(1-[[(3-chloro-2- propenyl)oxy]imino] propyl]-5-[2-
(ethylthio)propyl]-3-hydroxy-2- cyclohexen-2-one] and its metabolites 
containing the 5-(2- ethylthiopropyl)cyclohexen-3-one and 5-(2-
ethylthiopropyl)-5- hydroxycyclohexen-3-one moieties and their sulphoxides
and sulphones, expressed as clethodim, in or on sugar beet molasses at 2.0 
ppm.  (PM- 23)
[FR Doc. 95-10870; Filed 5-2-95; 8:45 am] 
CERTAIN COMPANIES - APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER PESTICIDE PRODUCTS 
EPA received applications to register the pesticide products containing 
active ingredients not included in any previously registered products 
pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA.  Notice of receipt
of these applications does not imply a decision by the Agency on the 
applications. 
Products Containing Active Ingredients Not Included In Any Previously 
Registered Products
1.  File Symbol:  68230-E.  Applicant:  Biospherics Incorporation, 12051 
Indian Creek Court, Beltsville, MD  20705.  Product name:  Wingdinger 
H2O. Biochemical Insecticide.  Active ingredient: Xylitol at 40 
percent. Proposed classification/Use: None.  For control of houseflies 
indoors.
2.  File Symbol:  68230-R.  Applicant:  Biospherics Inc. Product name:  
Wingdinger Gel.  Biochemical Insecticide.  Active ingredient:  Xylitol at 
40 percent.  Proposed classification/Use:  None.  For control of houseflies
indoors.
3.  File Symbol:  4822-URO.  Applicant:  S. C. Johnson, Incorporation, 1525
Howe St., Racine, WI 53403.  Product name:  Off!  Moth Proofer 1. 
Insecticide/Miticide.  Active ingredient:  Cedarleaf oil at 85 percent.  
Proposed classification/Use:  None.  For moth repellency and control. 
4.  File Symbol:  4822-URI.  Applicant:  S. C. Johnson, Inc.  Product name:
Off!  Moth Proofer 2. Insecticide/Miticide.  Active ingredient:  Cedar-leaf
oil at 90 percent.  Proposed classification/Use:  None.  For moth 
repellency and control.
Notice of approval or denial of an application to register a pesticide 
product will be announced in the Federal Register.  The procedure for 
requesting data will be given in the Federal Register if an application is 
approved.  Flora Chow, Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution 
Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 95-8085 Filed 4-4-95; 8:45 am]
W.R. GRACE AND CO.- APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER PESTICIDE PRODUCTS
The EPA received applications to register the pesticide products containing
active ingredients not included in any previously registered products 
pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA.  Notice of receipt
of these applications does not imply a decision by the Agency on the 
applications. 
Products Containing Active Ingredients Not Included In Any Previously 
Registered Products
1.  File Symbol:  11688-RI.  Applicant:  W.R. Grace and Co.-Conn., 7379 
Route 32, Columbia, MD  21044. Product name:  Neemgard.  Insecticide.  
Active ingredient:  Neem oil (CAS No. 8002-65-1) at 90 percent.  Proposed 
classification/Use:  None.  For use to control a variety of foliar plant 
diseases including rots, mildews, rusts, leaf spots, scab, and blights.  
Kills/repels insect pests such as whiteflies, aphids, scales, mealybugs, 
and mites.
2.  File Symbol:  11688-I.  Applicant:  W.R. Grace and Co.-Conn.  Product
name:  Neem Oil TGAI. Biochemical.  Active ingredient:  Neem oil at 100 
percent.  Proposed classification/Use:  General.  For manufacturing use 
only in the formulation of insecticides. 
3.  File Symbol:  11688-O.  Applicant:  W.R. Grace and Co.-Conn. Product 
name:  Neemguard Botanical Fungicide.  Biochemical.  Active ingredient:  
Neem oil at 90 percent.  Proposed classification/Use: General.  For 
effective management of black spot, rusts, and powdery mildew on bedding 
plants, ornamentals, trees, and shrubs, in and around greenhouses, 
commercial nurseries, and homes.
 
Notice of approval or denial of an application to register a pesticide 
product will be announced in the Federal Register. 
[FR Doc. 95-8500 Filed 4-11-95; 8:45 am] 
LIPATECH, INC. - APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER PESTICIDE PRODUCTS
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide 
products containing an active ingredient not included in any previously 
registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Products Containing an Active Ingredient Not Included In Any Previously 
Registered Products
1.  File Symbol:  7173-ENU.  Applicant:  LipaTech, Incorporation, 3101 West
Custer Ave., Milwaukee, WI  53201.  Product name:  Difethialone Technical. 
Rodenticide.  Active ingredient:  [(Bromo-4'-[biphenyl-1-1']-yl-4) 3-
tetrahydro-1,2,3,4-naphthyl-1] 3-hydroxy-4, 2H-1 benzothiopyran-one-2 at 
97.6 percent.  Proposed classification/Use: None.  For formulating other 
registered products. 
2.  File Symbol:  7173-ENL.  Applicant:  LipaTech, Inc.  Product name:  
Difethialone Pellets. Rodenticide.  Active ingredient:  [(Bromo-4'-
[biphenyl-1-1']-yl-4) 3-tetrahydro-1,2,3,4-naphthyl-1] 3-hydroxy-4, 2H-1 
benzothiopyran-one-2 at 0.0025 percent.  Proposed classification/ Use:  
None.  For indoor and outdoor (around buildings in urban areas) rodent 
control of house mice, Norway rats, and warfarin resistant Norway rats. 
3.  File Symbol:  7173-ENA.  Applicant:  LipaTech, Inc.  Product name:  
Difethialone Pellets Place Packs.  Rodenticide.  Active ingredient:  
[(Bromo-4'-[biphenyl-1-1']-yl-4) 3-tetrahydro-1,2,3,4-naphthyl-1] 3-
hydroxy-4, 2H-1 benzothiopyran-one-2 at 0.0025 percent.  Proposed 
classification/ Use:  None.  For indoor and outdoor (around buildings in 
urban areas) rodent control of house mice, Norway rats, and warfarin 
resistant Norway rats. 
Notice of approval or denial of an application to register a pesticide 
product will be announced in the Federal Register. 
[FR Doc. 95-4051 Filed 2-21-95; 8:45 am]
IMIDACLOPRID  (ADMIRE) - PESTICIDE TOLERANCE AND FOOD/FEED ADDITIVE 
REGULATIONS
This rule establishes a tolerance and food/feed additive regulations for 
residues of the insecticide (1-[(6-chloro-3- pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2-
imidazolidinimine) (proposed common name "imidacloprid'') and its 
metabolites in or on various commodities.  Miles, Inc., requested these 
regulations to establish these maximum permissible levels for residues of 
the insecticide and to establish the food and feed additive regulations.
Sec. 180.472 1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl) methyl]-N-nitro-2- 
imidazolidinimine; tolerances for residues. 
                                                            Parts per
     Commodity                                              million
___________________________________________________________________________
	Brassica vegetables crop group      3.5
	Fruiting vegetables crop group      1.0
	Grapes                              1.0
	Lettuce, head and leaf              3.5
___________________________________________________________________________
__
Sec. 185.900 1-[(6-Chloro-3-pryridinyl) methyl]-N-nitro-2- 
imidazolidinimine; tolerances for residues. 
(b) A food additive regulation is established permitting residues of the 
insecticide 1-[(6-chloro-3-pyridinyl) methyl]-N-nitro-2- imidazolidimine in
or on the following food commodities: 
					Parts per	
	Commodity	million
___________________________________________________________________________
	Grape, juice	1.5
	Grape, raisin	1.5
	Tomato, paste	6.0
	Tomato, puree	3.0
___________________________________________________________________________
Sec. 186.900 1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2 imidazolidinimine; 
tolerances for residues. 
(c) A feed additive regulation is established permitting residues of the 
insecticide 1-[(6-chloro-3-pyridinyl) methyl]-N-2- imidazolidinimine in or 
on the following feed commodities resulting from application of the 
insecticide to tomato and grapes: 
											Parts per
	Commodity	million
___________________________________________________________________________
	Grape, pomace (wet or dried)	5.0
	Grape, raisin waste	15.0
	Tomato, pomace (wet or dried)	4.0
___________________________________________________________________________
FR Doc. 95-8733 Filed 4-11-95; 8:45 am 
NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF REQUESTS TO VOLUNTARILY CANCEL CERTAIN PESTICIDE 
REGISTRATIONS
This Notice announces receipt by the Agency of requests to cancel pesticide 
products registered under section 3 or 24(c) of FIFRA.  These registrations 
are listed in sequence by registration number in the following Table 1. 
Table 1. -- Registrations with Pending Requests for Cancellation
Registration No.    Product Name         Chemical Name 
_______________     _____________        ______________
000264-00313        Sevin Brand 50%      1-Naphthyl-N-methylcarbamate
000352-00493        Vendex 4L Miticide   Hexakis (2-methyl-2-phenylpropyl)
                                         distannoxane
001448-00105        Busan 11-M3          Barium metaborate
001448-00106        Busan 11-M4          Barium metaborate
001769-00098     Swat Insect Repellent   Dipropyl isocinchomeronate
                                      N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide
                                      N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide and 
                                      other isomers
002230-00043        Pan-A-Sol            Ethanol
                                         Hydrogen chloride
                                Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 
                                *(50%C14,40%C12, 
                                10%C16)
004822-00079        Neopynamin   (1-Cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximido) methyl
                                       2,2-dimethyl-3-(2 methylpropenyl) 
                                       cycloprop
007689-00014       Wardley's Liquid Allclear    2-Chloro-4,6-
                                              bis(ethylamino)-s-triazine 
007689-00016       Allclear II     2-Chloro-4,6-bis(ethylamino)-s-triazine
                   Algicide for 
                   Outdoor Fishpools
007689-00017       Allclear II            2-Chloro-4,6-bis(ethylamino)-s-
                   Aquarium Algicide 	triazine
010190-00002       Salubrite                    Sodium dichloro-s-
                   "Chlorinated Detergent"      triazinetrione
049271-00003       MB-506              Potassium N-methyldithiocarbamate
                                       Disodium cyanodithioimidocarbonate
051661-00009       WC 600              Potassium N-methyldithiocarbamate
                                       Disodium cyanodithioimidocarbonate
064864-00009       Master Cax A Heavy  Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione
                   Duty Cleaner-
                   Sanitizer-
                   Deodorizer
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[FR Doc. 95-11383 Filed 5-9-95; 8:45 am] 
NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF REQUESTS TO VOLUNTARILY CANCEL CERTAIN PESTICIDE 
REGISTRATIONS
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, 
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt
of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide 
registrations.
DATES:  Unless a request is withdrawn by July 18, 1995, orders will be 
issued cancelling all of these registrations. 
    Table 2. -- Registrations with Pending Requests for Cancellation    
Registration No.              Product Name 
_______________               _______________                                                                   
000264-00471          Mocap 5G Nematicide - Insecticide
000264-00497          Mocap 10% Granular Restricted Use
000275-00057          Pro-Shear
000748-00249          Rez Stain & Wood Preservative Solid 
 
 
000748-00250          Rez Stain & Wood Preservative Semi- 
                      Transparent-Oil 
000769-00849          Pratt Fruit Tree Spray 
000802-00241          Lilly/Miller Envy 2, 4-D 
005870-20003          C-13 
005870-20004          Chemcide 
007313-00005          Olympic Semi-Transparent Weather Screen
		
007313-00007          Olympic Wood Preservative (green) 
007313-00008          Olympic Solid Color Weather Screen 
008590-00362          Garden Insecticide Dust with  
010693-00002          Flo Kem Emulsion Bowl Cleaner
                      Disinfects Bleach 
010693-00009          Flo Kem Royal Flush Bowl Cleaner 
  
025293-00001          Ex-O-Dine 
048211-00076          Kitten & Bear Retard 
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[FR Doc. 95-9663 Filed 4-18-95; 8:45 am] 
					William G. Smith
					Senior Extension Associate
					Pesticide Management Education Program