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monopotassium phosphate (eKsPunge) Registration Approval 9/98

[Federal Register: September 16, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 179)]
[Page 49568]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



[OPP-30443A; FRL-6029-2]

LidoChem Inc.; Approval of a Pesticide Product Registration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


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:


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'' (
    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 
information desired.

    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]