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Phosphorous Acid Salts - Registration of Foli-R-Fos 400 12/97

[Federal Register: January 5, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 2)]
[Notices]
[Page 226-227]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[OPP-30413B; FRL-5763-4]
U.M.I. Agrochemicals Ltd.; Approval of a Pesticide Product
Registration
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of an application to
register the pesticide product Foli-R-Fos 400, 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: By mail: Rita Kumar, Biopesticides and
Pollution Prevention Division (7511W), Office of Pesticide Programs,
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460.
Office location and telephone number: Rm. CS51B6, Westfield Building
North Tower, 2800 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 308-8291;
e-mail: kumar.rita@epamail.epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 June 19,
1996 (61 FR 31104; FRL-5376-2), which announced that U.I.M.
Agrochemicals (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., 30-42 Railway Terrace, Rocklea,
Brisbane Market, Qld. 4106 Australia, had submitted an application to
register the product Foli-R-Fos 400 (69579-R), containing the new
active ingredient Mono-and di-potassium salts of phosphorous acid at
45.5 percent, an active ingredient not included in any previously
registered product.
    The application was approved on November 5, 1997, as Foli-R-Fos 400
as a systemic fungicide for the suppression of Phytophthora and Pythium
in ornamentals and bedding plants and for Phytophthora in conifers and
Pythium in turf (EPA Registration Number 69579-1).
    The Agency has considered all required data on risks associated
with the proposed use of Mono-and di-potassium salts of phosphorous
acid, and information on social, economic, and environmental benefits
to be derived from use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the
nature of the chemical 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 Mono-and di-potassium salts of phosphorous acid
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 Mono-and di-potassium salts of phosphorous
acid.
    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 Intregrity Branch,
Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 1132, 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

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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
registration.

Dated: December 22, 1997.

Janet L. Andersen,

Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of
Pesticide Programs.

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