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carfentrazone-ethyl Registration Approval 11/98

[Federal Register: November 20, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 224)]
[Page 64476-64477]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



[OPP-30447A; FRL-6042-5]

FMC Corporation; Approval of Pesticide Product Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications to 
conditionally register the pesticide products Carfentrazone-ethyl 
(F8426) Technical, Aim Herbicide, and Aim 50DF containing a new active 
ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant 
to the provisions of section 3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Joanne I. Miller, Product 
Manager (PM) 23, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide 
Programs, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and 
telephone number: Rm. 237, CM #2, Environmental Protection Agency, 1921 
Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, 703-305-6224; 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 Sub-Set entry for this document under ``Laws and 
Regulations'' (
    EPA issued a notice, published the Federal Register of February 25, 
1998 (63 FR 9518)(FRL-5773-6), which announced that FMC Corp., 
Agricultural Chemical Group, 1735 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, 
had submitted applications to conditionally register the herbicide 
products Carfentrazone-ethyl (F8426) Technical, Carfentrazone-ethyl 
(F8426) 50DF, and Carfentrazone-ethyl (F8426) 40DF (EPA File Symbols 
279-GRIR, 279-GRIE, and 279-GROU) containing the active ingredient 
carfentrazone-ethyl alpha,2-dichloro-5-[4-(difluoromethyl)-4,5-dihydro-
3-methyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl]-4-fluorobenzenepropanoate at 90%, 
50%, and 40% respectively, an active ingredient not included in any 
previously registered pesticide products.
    The applications were approved on September 30, 1998, for the 
products listed below:
    1. Carfentrazone-ethyl (F8426) Technical for formulation use only 
(EPA Registration Number 279-3181).
    2. Aim 50DF (formerly Carfentrazone-ethyl (F8426) 50DF) for 
agricultural or commercial use only to control broadleaf weeds on 
cereal grain groups and soybeans (EPA Registration Number 279-3182).
    3. Aim 40DF (formerly Carfentrazone-ethyl (F8426) 40DF) for 
agricultural or commercial use only to control broadleaf weeds on 
cereal grain groups and soybeans (EPA Registration Number 279-3194)
    A conditional registration may be granted under section 3(c)(7)(C) 
of FIFRA for a new active ingredient where certain data are lacking, on 
condition that such data are received by the end of the conditional 
registration period and do not meet or exceed the risk criteria set 
forth in 40 CFR 154.7; that use of the pesticide during the conditional 
registration period will not cause unreasonable adverse effects; and 
that use of the pesticide is in the public interest. The Agency has 
considered the available data on the risks associated with the proposed 
use of carfentrazone-ethyl, and information on social, economic, and 
environmental benefits to be derived from such use. Specifically, the 
Agency has considered the nature and its pattern of use, application 
methods and rates, and level and extent of potential exposure. Based

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on these reviews, the Agency was able to make basic health and safety 
determinations which show that use of carfentrazone-ethyl during the 
period of conditional registration will not cause any unreasonable 
adverse effect on the environment, and that use of the pesticide is, in 
the public interest.
    Consistent with section 3(c)(7)(C), the Agency has determined that 
these conditional registrations are in the public interest. Use of the 
pesticides are of significance to the user community, and appropriate 
labeling, use directions, and other measures have been taken to ensure 
that use of the pesticides will not result in unreasonable adverse 
effects to man and the environment.
    More detailed information on these conditional registrations is 
contained in an EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet on carfentrazone-ethyl.
    A paper copy of this fact sheet, which provides a summary 
description of the chemical, 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. 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: November 9, 1998.

James Jones,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 98-31064 Filed 11-19-98; 8:45 am]