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Fludioxonil - Pesticide Petition Filing 2/99

[Federal Register: February 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 35)]
[Notices]
[Page 8816-8817]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[PF-825A; FRL-6058-8]
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: This notice announces the amendment of a pesticide petition
proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain
pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.
DATES: Comments, identified by the docket control number PF-825A must
be received on or before March 25, 1999.

ADDRESSES: By mail submit written comments to: Public Information and
Records Integrity Branch, Information Resources and Services Division
(7502C), Office of Pesticides Programs, Environmental Protection
Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. In person bring comments
to: Rm. 119, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. 22202.
    Comments and data may also be submitted electronically by following
the instructions under "SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION." No Confidential
Business Information (CBI) should be submitted through e-mail.
    Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be
claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information as
CBI. CBI should not be submitted through e-mail. Information marked as
CBI will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set
forth in 40 CFR part 2. A copy of the comment 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. All written comments will be available for public inspection in
Rm. 119 at the address given above, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary L. Waller, office location,
telephone and e-mail address: Rm. 249, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy,
VA, 703-308-9354, e-mail: waller.mary@epa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has received a pesticide petition as
follows, proposing the establishment and/or amendment of regulations
for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various raw food
commodities under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a. EPA has determined that this petition
contains data or information regarding the elements set forth in
section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency
of the submitted data at this time or whether the data supports
granting of the petition. Additional data may be needed before EPA
rules on the petition.
    The official record for this notice, as well as the public version,
has been established for this notice of filing under docket control
number PF-825A (including comments and data submitted electronically as
described below). A public version of this record, including printed,
paper versions of electronic comments, which does not include any
information claimed as CBI, is available for inspection from 8:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The
official record is located at the address in "ADDRESSES" at the
beginning of this document.
    Electronic comments can be sent directly to EPA at:
    opp-docket@epamail.epa.gov

    Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the
use of special characters and any form of encryption. Comment and data
will also be accepted on disks in WordPerfect 5.1/6.1 file format or
ASCII file format. All comments and data in electronic form must be
identified by the docket control number PF-825A and appropriate
petition number. Electronic comments on this notice may be filed online
at many Federal Depository Libraries.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Food additives,
Feed additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping
requirements.

    Dated: February 11, 1999.

James Jones,

Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

Summary of Petition

    Petitioner summary of the pesticide petition is printed below as
required by section 408(d)(3) of the FFDCA. The summary of the petition
was prepared by the petitioner and represents the view of the
petitioner. EPA is publishing the petition summary verbatim without
editing it in any way. The petition summary announces the availability
of a description of the analytical methods available to EPA for the
detection and measurement of the pesticide chemical residues or an
explanation of why no such method is needed.

Amended Petition

    In the Federal Register of August 26, 1998 (63 FR 45497) (FRL-6023-
4), EPA issued a notice of filing of pesticide petitions (PP) 7E 4919
and 8F 4978 from Novartis Crop Protection, Inc., 410 Swing Road,
Greensboro, NC 27419 proposing pursuant to section 408(d) of the
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 346a(d), to amend 40 CFR
part 180 by establishing tolerances for residues of fludioxonil (4-
(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile) in or on
the raw agricultural commodities: grapes at 1.00 parts per million
(ppm) (7E4919);

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canola, peanuts, sunflowers, leafy vegetables except brassica (Crop
Group 4); brassica leafy vegetables (Crop Group 5); legume vegetables
(Crop Group 6); foliage of legume vegetables (Crop Group 7); fruiting
vegetables (Crop Group 8); cucurbit vegetables (Crop Group 9); forage,
fodder, and straw of cereal grains (Crop Group 16); grass, forage,
fodder, and hay (Crop Group 17); and non-grass animal feeds (Crop Group
18) at 0.01 ppm; root and tuber vegetables (Crop Group 1); leaves of
root and tuber vegetables (Crop Group 2); bulb vegetables (Crop Group
3); cereal grains (Crop Group 15); and herbs and spices (Crop Group 19)
at 0.02 ppm; and cotton at 0.05 ppm (8F 4978).
    EPA has received an amendment to PP 8F 4978 from Novartis Crop
Protection, Inc., proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing
tolerances for residues of fludioxonil (4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-
benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile) in or on the raw
agricultural commodities of flax seed at 0.05 parts per million (ppm)
and safflower seed at 0.01 ppm. The tolerances proposed in this
amendment were included in the risk assessment presented by Novartis
Crop Protection, Inc., in the notice of filing published in the Federal
Register on August 26, 1998. EPA has determined that the petition
contains data or information regarding the elements set forth in
section 408(d)(2) of the FFDCA; however, EPA has not fully evaluated
the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data
supports granting of the petition. Additional data may be needed before
EPA rules on the petition.

[FR Doc. 99-4324 Filed 2-22-99; 8:45 am]
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