cymoxanil Registration Approval 9/98
[Federal Register: September 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 181)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.; Approval of Pesticide Product
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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
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
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
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
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136.
List of Subjects
Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Product
Dated: September 3, 1998.
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 98-24951 Filed 9-17-98; 8:45 am]
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