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cymoxanil Registration Approval 9/98


[Federal Register: September 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 181)]
[Page 49911-49912]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



[OPP-30433B; FRL-6027-5]

E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.; Approval of Pesticide Product 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications 
submitted by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company to conditionally 
register the pesticide products Cymoxanil Technical Herbicide and 
Curzate 60DF containing a new active ingredient not included in any 
previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 
3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA), as amended.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Mary Waller, Product Manager 
(PM) 21, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone 
number: Rm. 247, CM #2, Environmental Protection Agency, 1921 Jefferson 
Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, 703-305-9354; e-mail:

Electronic Availability: Electronic copies of this document and the 
Fact Sheet are available from the EPA home page at the Federal Register 
Environmental Sub-Set entry for this document under ``Laws and 
Regulations'' (
    EPA issued a notice, published the Federal Register of March 26, 
1997 (62 FR 14413)(FRL-5596-2), which announced that E.I. DuPont de 
Nemours and Co., Agricultural Products, Walker's

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Mill, Barley Plaza, P.O. Box 80038, Wilmington, DE 19880-0038, had 
submitted an application to conditionally register the fungicide 
product Cymoxanil Technical (EPA File Symbol 352-LOR) containing the 
active ingredient Cymoxanil, 2-cyano-N-[(ethylamino)carbonyl]-2-
(methoxyimino) acetamide at 96.8%, an active ingredient not included in 
any previously registered pesticide product.
    EPA subsequently received an application from E.I. DuPont to 
register the pesticide product Curzate 60DF (EPA File Symbol 352-LOE), 
containing the active ingredient cymoxanil at 60 percent. However, 
since the notice of receipt of this application to register the product 
as required by section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA, as amended did not publish in 
the Federal Register, interested parties may submit comments within 30 
days from the date of publication of this notice for this product only. 
Comments and data may also be submitted electronically to: opp-
    The applications were approved on May 6, 1998, for the products 
listed below:
    1. Cymoxanil Technical for formulation into end-use products for 
potatoes (EPA Registration Number 352-591).
    2. Curzate 60DF, as seed treatment to suppress infection of 
emerging plant tissue by seed borne Phytophthora infestants (EPA File 
Registration Number 352-592).
    A conditional registration may be granted under section 3(c)(7)(C) 
of FIFRA for a new active ingredient where certain data are lacking, on 
condition that such data are received by the end of the conditional 
registration period and do not meet or exceed the risk criteria set 
forth in 40 CFR 154.7; that use of the pesticide during the conditional 
registration period will not cause unreasonable adverse effects; and 
that use of the pesticide is in the public interest. The Agency has 
considered the available data on the risks associated with the proposed 
use of cymoxanil, and information on social, economic, and 
environmental benefits to be derived from such use. Specifically, the 
Agency has considered the nature and its pattern of use, application 
methods and rates, and level and extent of potential exposure. Based on 
these reviews, the Agency was able to make basic health and safety 
determinations which show that use of cymoxanil during the period of 
conditional registration will not cause any unreasonable adverse effect 
on the environment, and that use of the pesticide is, in the public 
    Consistent with section 3(c)(7)(C), the Agency has determined that 
these conditional registrations are in the public interest. Use of the 
pesticides are of significance to the user community, and appropriate 
labeling, use directions, and other measures have been taken to ensure 
that use of the pesticides will not result in unreasonable adverse 
effects to man and the environment.
    More detailed information on these conditional registrations is 
contained in an EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet on cymoxanil.
    A paper copy of this fact sheet, which provides a summary 
description of the chemical, use patterns and formulations, science 
findings, and the Agency's regulatory position and rationale, may be 
obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 
Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.
    In accordance with section 3(c)(2) of FIFRA, a copy of the approved 
label, the list of data references, the data and other scientific 
information used to support registration, except for material 
specifically protected by section 10 of FIFRA, are available for public 
inspection in the Public Information and Records Intregrity Branch, 
Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 119, CM #2, 
Arlington, VA 22202 (703-305-5805). Requests for data must be made in 
accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and 
must be addressed to the Freedom of Information Office (A-101), 401 M 
St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Such requests should: (1) Identify the 
product name and registration number and (2) specify the data or 
information desired.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Product 

    Dated: September 3, 1998.

James Jones,

Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 98-24951 Filed 9-17-98; 8:45 am]