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Bacillus thuringiensis var. tenebrionis - Notice of Petition Filing 11/93

Monsanto Co. et al.; Notice of an Initial Filing and an Amendment
of Pesticide Petition
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: This notice announces an initial filing of a pesticide
petition, PP 3F4273 by Monsanto Co., and an amendment to a previously
filed pesticide petition, PP 9F3787 by Merck & Co., Inc.

ADDRESSES: By mail, submit written comments to: Public Response
and Program Resources Branch, Field Operations Division (7506C),
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency,
401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. In person, bring comments
to: Rm. 1128, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA
   Information submitted and any comment(s) concerning this
notice may be claimed confidential by marking any part or all
of that information as "Confidential Business Information"
(CBI). Information so marked will not be disclosed except in
accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. A copy
of the comment(s) that does not contain CBI must be submitted
for inclusion in the public record. Information not marked confidential
may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice to the
submitter. Information on the proposed test and any written
comments will be available for public inspection in Rm. 1128
at the Virginia address given above, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Registration Division
(7505W), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection
Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC. In person, contact the
PM named in each petition at the following office location/telephone

     Product Manager      | Office location/telephone |       Address
                          |           number          |
                          |                           |
George LaRocca (PM-13)... | Rm. 202, CM #2, 703-305-  | 1921 Jefferson
                          |  6100                     |  Davis Hwy.,
                          |                           |  Arlington, VA.
Phil Hutton (PM-18)...... | Rm. 213, CM #2, 703-305-  | Do.
                          |  7690                     |

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has received an initial filing
of a pesticide petition and an amendment to a previously submitted
pesticide petition as follows:

Initial Filing

   1. FAP 3F4273. Monsanto Co., 700 Chesterfield Parkway North,
St. Louis, MO 63193, has submitted the pesticide petition proposing
to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish a tolerance exemption
for residues of the plant pesticide active ingredient Bacillus
thuringiensis subsp. tenebrionis (B.t.t.) Colorado Potato Bettle
(CPB) Control Protein as expressed in plant cells. The active
ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. tenebrionis delta
endotoxin protein as produced by the CryIIIA gene and its controlling
sequences (100%). (PM 18)

List of Subjects

   Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides
and pests.

   Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136a.

Dated: November 30, 1993.

Stephen L. Johnson,

Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide

[FR Doc. 93-29828 Filed 12-7-93; 8:45 am]