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Iprodione - Establishment of a Temporary Tolerance for Cotton 12/93

[PP 1G3998/T653; FRL 4748-7]
Iprodione; Establishment of a Temporary Tolerance
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: EPA has established a temporary tolerance for the combined
residues of the fungicide Iprodione, its isomer and its metabolite
in or on the raw agricultural commodity cotton seed.
DATES: This temporary tolerance expires January 1, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Sidney C. Jackson,
Acting, Product Manager (PM) 21, Registration Division (7505C),
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency,
401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and
telephone number: Rm. 227, CM#2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, VA, (703) 305-6900.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rhone-Poulenc AG Company, P.O. Box
12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709,
has requested in pesticide petition (PP) 1G3998, the establishment
of a temporary tolerance for the combined residues of the fungicide
Iprodione [3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-N-(methylethyl)-2,4-dioxo-
1-imidazolidinecarboximide], its isomer [3-(1-methylethyl)-N-
(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboximide],
and its metabolite [3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboximide]
in or on the raw agricultural commodity cotton seed at 0.10
parts per million (ppm). This temporary tolerance will permit
the marketing of the above raw agricultural commodity when treated
in accordance with the provisions of the 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 establishment of
the temporary tolerance will protect the public health. Therefore,
the temporary tolerance has been established 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 ingredient to be used must
not exceed the quantity authorized by the experimental use permit.
2. Rhone-Poulenc AG Co., 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 amounts 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 requirement 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. 94-376 Filed 1-11-94; 8:45 am]