monopotassium phosphate (eKsPunge) Registration Approval 9/98
[Federal Register: September 16, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 179)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
LidoChem Inc.; Approval of a Pesticide Product Registration
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval an application to
register the pesticide product eKsPunge, containing an active
ingredient not included in any previously registered product pursuant
to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide,
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rita Kumar, Regulatory Action Leader,
Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511C), Office of
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW.,
Washington, DC 20460, Office location/telephone number and e-mail
address: Rm. 902W5, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA,
703-308-8291; e-mail: email@example.com.
Electronic Availability: Electronic copies of this document and the
Fact Sheet are available from the EPA home page at the Federal
Register-Environmental Documents entry for this document under ``Laws
and Regulations'' (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/).
EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of December
9, 1997 (62 FR 64831) (FRL-5756-3), which announced that LidoChem Inc.,
20 Village Court, Hazlet, NJ 07730, had submitted an application to
register the pesticide product eKsPunge (EPA File Symbol 70644-R),
containing the new active ingredient monopotassium phosphate
(KH<INF>2</INF>PO<INF>4</INF>) at 100%, an active ingredient not
included in any previously registered product.
The active ingredient for the registered product was amended to
read ``Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate'' commonly known as monopotassium
The application was approved on August 12, 1998, as eKsPunge for
the control of powdery mildew on apples, cherries, cucumbers, grapes,
mangoes, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, plums, summer/winter
squash, tomatoes, watermelons, and roses (EPA Registration Number
The Agency has considered all required data on risks associated
with the proposed use of potassium dihydrogen phosphate, and
information on social, economic, and environmental benefits to be
derived from use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the nature of
the pesticide 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 safety determinations which show
that use of potassium dihydrogen phosphate when used in accordance with
widespread and commonly recognized practice, will not generally cause
unreasonable adverse effects to the environment.
More detailed information on this registration is contained in an
EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet on potassium dihydrogen phosphate.
A copy of the fact sheet, which provides a summary description of
the pesticides, 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 Integrity 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, D.C. 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 4, 1998.
Kathleen D. Knox,
Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division,
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 98-24842 Filed 9-15-98; 8:45 am]
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