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Potassium Bicarbonate - Pesticide Registration Approval 5/98

[Federal Register: June 5, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 108)]
[Page 30748-30749]
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[OPP-30441A; FRL-5793-3]

Church and Dwight Inc.; Approval of a Pesticide Product

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of an application to
register the pesticide product Armicarb 100, involving a changed use
pattern of the active ingredient pursuant to the provisions of section
3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
(FIFRA), as amended.

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. CS5-
W57, Westfield Building North Tower, 2800 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA
22202, (703) 308-8263; 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 September
30, 1997 (62 FR 51105)(FRL-5747-2), which announced that Church and
Dwight Co., Inc., 469 N. Harrison St., Princeton, NJ 08543, had
submitted an application to register the pesticide product Armicarb
100, a fungicide (EPA File Symbol 10772-U), containing the active
ingredient potassium bicarbonate at 85 percent, an active ingredient
which involves a changed use pattern.
    The application was approved on April 28, 1998, as Armicarb 100, to
add to the active ingredient's presently registered use, a new use to
control powdery mildew and other diseases on ornamentals and other
food/feed crop plants (EPA Registration Number 10772-4). This
application is submitted as a changed use pattern because of the large
increase in use sites over the only other end-use product

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(EPA Reg. 70231-1) for use on grapes, cucumbers, strawberries, tobacco,
and roses which also contains the active ingredient potassium
    The Agency has considered all required data on risks associated
with the proposed use of potassium bicarbonate, 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 and safety determinations which show that use of
potassium bicarbonate 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 bicarbonate.
    A copy of this 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, DC 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: May 22, 1998.

Janet L. Andersen,

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

[FR Doc. 98-15012 Filed 6-4-98; 8:45 am]