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Fosetyl-Al - Extension of Temporary Tolerance 12/93

[PP 1G3997/T654; FRL 4748-8]
Rhone-Poulenc AG Company; Extension of Temporary Tolerance
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: EPA has extended a temporary tolerance for residues
of the fungicide fosetyl-Al, aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate)
in or on the raw agricultural commodity cotton at 0.20 parts
per million (ppm).

DATES: This temporary tolerance expires January 1, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT By mail: Cynthia Giles-Parker,
Product Manager (PM) 22, Registration Division (7505C), Office
of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401
M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone
number: Rm. 229, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington,
VA, (703) 305-5540.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  EPA issued a notice, which was published
in the Federal Register of May 6, 1992 (57 FR 19428), announcing
the establishment of temporary tolerance for residues of the
fungicide fosetyl-Al, aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate) in
or on the raw agricultural commodity cotton at 0.20 parts per
million (ppm). This tolerance was issued in response to pesticide
petition (PP) 1G3997, submitted by Rhone-Poulenc AG Company,
P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
   This temporary tolerance has been extended to permit the
continued marketing of the raw agricultural commodity named
above when treated in accordance with the provisions of experimental
use permit 264-EUP-91, which is being issued under the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as amended
(Pub. L. 95-396, 92 Stat. 819; 7 U.S.C. 136).
   The scientific data reported and other relevant material
were evaluated, and it was determined that the extension of
this temporary tolerance will protect the public health. Therefore,
the temporary tolerance has been extended on the condition that
the pesticide be used in accordance with the experimental use
permit and with the following provisions:
   1. The total amount of the active fungicide to be used must
not exceed the quantity authorized by the experimental use permit.
   2. Rhone-Poulenc AG Company must immediately notify the EPA
of any findings from the experimental use that have a bearing
on safety. The company must also keep records of production,
distribution, and performance and on request make the records
available to any authorized officer or employee of the EPA or
the Food and Drug Administration.
   This tolerance expires January 1, 1996. Residues not in excess
of this amount remaining in or on the raw agricultural commodity
after this expiration date will not be considered actionable
if the pesticide is legally applied during the term of, and
in accordance with, the provisions of the experimental use permit
and temporary tolerance. This tolerance may be revoked if the
experimental use permit is revoked or if any experience with
or scientific data on this pesticide indicate that such revocation
is necessary to protect the public health.
   The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this notice
from the requirements of section 3 of Executive Order 12291.

   Pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility
Act (Pub. L. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164, 5 U.S.C. 601-612), the Administrator
has determined that regulations establishing new tolerances
or raising tolerance levels or establishing exemptions from
tolerance requirements do not have a significant economic impact
on a substantial number of small entities. A certification statement
to this effect was published in the Federal Register of May
4, 1981 (46 FR 24950).

   Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a(j).

List of Subjects
   Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure,
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and
recordkeeping requirements.

   Dated: December 21, 1993.

Stephen L. Johnson,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide
Programs.

[FR Doc. 94-377 Filed 1-11-94; 8:45 am]