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aminoethoxyvinylglycine hydrochloride - AVG (ReTain)
Pesticide Petition Filing 3/99


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Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide
petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a
certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.

Summary of Petition

    The petitioner summary of the pesticide petition is printed below
as required by section 408(d)(3) of the FFDCA. The summary of the
petition was prepared by the petitioner and represents the views of the
petitioner. EPA is publishing the petition summaries verbatim without
editing them in any way. The petition summary announces the
availability of a description of the analytical methods available to
EPA for the detection and measurement of the pesticide chemical
residues or an explanation of why no such method is needed.

 Abbott Laboratories

PP 9G5048

    EPA has received a pesticide petition [PP 9G5048] from Abbott
Laboratories, Chemical and Agricultural Products Division, 1401
Sheridan Road, North Chicago, IL 60064, proposing pursuant to section
408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C.
346a(d), to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing a temporary tolerance
for residues of the biochemical pesticide aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG)
in or on food commodities of the stone fruit crop group 12, including
apricot, cherry (sweet and tart), nectarine, peach, plum, chickasaw
plum, damson plum, Japanese plum, plumcot, and prune (fresh).
    Pursuant to section 408(d)(2)(A)(i) of the FFDCA, as amended,
Abbott Laboratories has submitted the following summary of information,
data, and arguments in support of their pesticide petition. This
summary was prepared by Abbott Laboratories and EPA has not fully
evaluated the merits of the pesticide petition. The summary may have
been edited by EPA if the terminology used was unclear, the summary
contained extraneous material, or the summary unintentionally made the
reader conclude that the findings reflected EPA's position and not the
position of the petitioner.

A. Product name and Proposed Use Practices

    Recommended application method and rate(s), frequency of
application, and timing of application for ReTain<SUP>R</SUP>.
The proposed experimental use program will be conducted in Alabama,
California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
The purpose is to evaluate AVG on stone fruit crops. The proposed
experimental program would utilize 47 pounds of active ingredient on
427 acres. AVG will be applied as a single application by airblast
sprayer at a maximum rate of 50 grams active ingredient per acre during
the season at 7-14 days prior to anticipated harvest.

[FR Doc. 99-5817 Filed 3-9-99; 8:45 am]