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acetochlor (Harness) Proposed Tolerance 3/94

40 CFR Part 180
[PP 3F4232/P580; FRL 4763-7]
RIN 2070-AC18
Pesticide Tolerances for Acetochlor
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
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SUMMARY: This document proposes the establishment of tolerances 
for the combined residues of the herbicide acetochlor (2-chloro-
2`-methyl-6-ethyl-N-ethoxymethyl acetanilide) and its metabolites 
containing the ethyl methyl aniline (EMA) moiety and the hydroxyethyl 
methyl aniline (HEMA) moiety, to be analyzed as acetochlor, 
and expressed as acetochlor equivalents, in or on the raw agricultural 
commodities (RACs) wheat grain at 0.02 part per million (ppm) 
and sorghum grain at 0.02 ppm. This proposed rule was requested 
by the Acetochlor Registration Partnership and would establish 
the maximum level for residues of the herbicide in or on the 
raw agricultural commodities.
DATES: Comments, identified by the document control number (PP 
3F4232/P580), must be recieved on or before April 29, 1994.
ADDRESSES: By mail, submit written comments to: Public Response 
and Program Resources Branch, Field Operations Division (7506C), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
401 M St., SW., Washington DC 20460. In person, bring comments 
to: Rm. 1132, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 
22202. 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 pubicly by EPA without prior notice. All written comments 
will be available for public inspection in Rm. 1132 at the address 
given above, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail, Robert J. Taylor, 
Product Manager (PM) 25, Registration Division (H7505C), Office 
of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 
M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone 
number: Rm. 241, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington 
VA 22202, (703)-305-6800.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of October 
21, 1993 (58 FR 54354), the Agency issued a filing notice for 
pesticide petition (PP) 3F4232. That notice and subsequent amendments 
are discussed in the final rule adding 40 CFR 180.470 (bracketed 
heading PP 3F2966, 1F4011, and 3F4232/R2046) published in the 
Federal Register of March 23, 1994. In brief, PP 4F3242 was 
a revised request by the Acetochlor Registration Partnership 
to establish tolerances under section 408 of the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 346a, for the herbicide acetochlor 
(2-chloro-2`-methyl-6-ethyl-N-ethoxymethylacetanilide, hereinafter 
referred to as acetochlor) on various raw agricultural commodities. 
Many of the requested tolerances had been the subject of earlier 
petitions, and notice of filing requests to establish those 
tolerances was published in the Federal Register (see cites 
noted in the final rule document adding 40 CFR 180.170 appearing 
in the Federal Register of March 23, 1994). PP 3F4232, however, 
contained requests for tolerances for acetochlor on two commodities, 
wheat grain and sorghum grain, which had not been the subject 
of previous petitions and thus notice in the Federal Register 
of these tolerance requests had also not been provided. This 
proposal provides notice of those requests.
   The data submitted in support of these tolerances and other 
relevant material have been evaluated. The toxicological data 
and other information considered in support of PP 3F4232 is 
discussed in the final rule referring to PP 3F2966, 1F4011, 
3F4232/R2046 appearing in the Federal Register of March 23, 
1994. 
   Based on the above information considered by the Agency, 
the requested tolerances would protect the public health. Therefore, 
it is proposed that the tolerances be established as set forth 
below.
   Any person who has registered or submitted an application 
for registration of a pesticide, under the the Fedral Insecticde, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as amended, which contains 
any of the ingredients listed herein, may request within 30 
days after publication of this document in the Federal Register 
that this rulemaking proposal be referred to an Advisory Committee 
in accordance with section 408 (e) of the Federal Food, Drug, 
and Cosmetic Act.
   Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
on the proposed regulation. Comments must bear a notation indicating 
the document control number [PP 3F4232/P580]. All written comments 
filed in response to this petition will be available in the 
Public Response and Program Resources Branch, at the address 
given above from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
legal holidays.
   The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this rule 
from the requirements of section 3 of Executive Order 12866. 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(Pub. L. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164, 5 U.S.C. 601-612), the Adminstrator 
has determined that regulations establishing new tolerances 
or food additive regulations or establishing exemptions from 
tolerance requirements do not have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. A certificiation 
statement of this effect was published in the Federal Register 
of May 4, 1981 (46 FR 24950).
List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 
   Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticidies and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.
   Dated: March 11, 1994.
Douglas D. Campt,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
   Therefore, it is proposed that 40 CFR part 180 to be amended 
as follows: 
PART 180-[AMENDED]
   1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read 
as follows: 
   Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a and 371.
   2. In sec 180.470, by amending the table therein by adding 
and alphabetically inserting the raw agricultural commodities 
wheat grain and sorghum grain to read as follows.
sec 180.470  Acetochlor; tolerances for residues. 
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                           Commodity                              Parts per   
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Sorghum grain..................................................         0.02  
                                                                              
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Wheat grain....................................................         0.02  
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[FR Doc. 94-7094 Filed 3-29-94; 8:45 am]