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Trichoderma harzianum (T-22G, F-Stop) - Tolerance Exemption Petition 2/96

[Federal Register: February 28, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 40)]
[Notices]
[Page 7512-7513]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[PF644; FRL-5347-8]
Exemption From the Requirement of Temporary Tolerances for
Trichodex (or ABG-8007)
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of Receipt of Petition.

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SUMMARY: EPA has received a petition (PP 6G4622) for an exemption from
the requirement of temporary tolerances in or on all raw agricultural
commodities which have been treated with Trichodex (or ABG-8007). This
petition is associated with a request for an Experimental Use Permit
(11678-EUP-R) for the subject pesticide, and is considered to be of
regional and/or national significance.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted to EPA by March 29, 1996.

ADDRESSES: By mail, comments should be forwarded to Public Response and
Program Resources Branch, Field Operations Division (7506C), Office of
Pesticide Programs, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460.
    Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be
claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information as
"Confidential Business Information" (CBI). Information so marked will
not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40
CFR part 2. A copy of the comment that does not contain CBI must be
submitted for inclusion in the public record. Information not marked
confidential may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. All
written comments will be available for public inspection at the address
and hours given above.
    Comments and data may also be submitted electronically by sending
electronic mail (e-mail) to: opp-docket@epamail.epa.gov. Electronic
comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special
characters and any form of encryption. Comments and data will also be
accepted on disks in WordPerfect 5.1 file format or ASCII file format.
All comments and data in electronic form must be identified by the
docket number [PF644]. No CBI should be submitted through e-mail.
Electronic comments on this document may be filed online at many
Federal Depository Library. Additional information on electronic
submissions can be found below in this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanaz Bacchus, Biopesticides and
Pollution Prevention Division (7501W), Office of Pesticide Programs,
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington DC 20460.
Office location and telephone number: 5th Floor, CS #1, 2805 Jefferson
Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA, (703)-308-8097; e-mail:
             bacchus.shanaz@epamail.epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     PP 6G4622. This notice announces that EPA has received from
Makhteshim Chemical Works Ltd., c/o Makhteshim-Agan of North America
Inc., 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10176, a notice of
filing under section 408 of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (21
(U.S.C. 346a) for pesticide petition (PP) 6G4622 to amend 40 CFR part
180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a temporary
tolerance for the microbial pesticide Trichodex in or on all raw

agricultural commodities. This microbial pesticide is also referred to
as ABG-8007. It contains dried fermentation solids and solubles
resulting from fermentation of Trichoderma harzianum isolate T-39,
containing T-39 fungus propagules as either conidia or mycelia. The
petition is associated with an application for an Experimental Use
Permit (11678-EUP-R) for a 2-year non-crop destruct program.
     A record has been established for this notice of receipt under
docket number [PF644] (including comments and data submitted
electronically as described below). A public version of this record,
including printed, paper versions of electronic comments, which does
not include any information claimed as CBI, is available for inspection
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal
holidays. The public record is located in Room 1132 of the Public
Response and Program Resources Branch, Field Operations Division
(7506C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency,
Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.
    Electronic comments can be sent directly to EPA at:
                 opp-Docket@epamail.epa.gov

    Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the
use of special characters and any form of encryption.
    The official record for this notice of receipt, as well as the
public version, as described above will be kept in paper form.
Accordingly, EPA will transfer all comments received electronically
into printed, paper form as they are received and will place the paper
copies in the official record which will also include all comments
submitted directly in writing. The official record is the paper record
mintained at the address in "ADDRESSES" at the beginning of this
document.

List of subjects

    Environmental protection, Temporary tolerances, Agricultural
commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping
requirements.

    Dated: February 12, 1996.

Janet L. Andersen,

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