cimectacarb (Primo) Conditional Registration 4/93
Ciba-Geigy Corp.; Approval of Pesticide Product Registrations
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications
submitted by Ciba-Geigy Corporation to conditionally register
the pesticide products Primo and Cimectacarb Technical 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),
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Joanne I. Miller,
Product Manager (PM) 23, Registration Division (H7505C), 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,
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA issued a notice published in
the Federal Register of May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22749), which announced
that Ciba-Geigy Corp., PO Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, had
submitted an application to register the pesticide product Primo
(EPA File Symbol 100-TEO) containing 12 percent of the active
ingredient cimectacarb 4-(cyclopropyl-alpha-hydroxy-methylene)-
3,5-dioxo-cyclohexanecarboxylic acid ethyl ester, an active
ingredient not included in any previously registered product.
EPA also received an application from Ciba-Geigy to register
the product Cimectacarb Technical (EPA File Symbol 100-TET),
which was inadvertently omitted from the notice that published
in the Federal Register of May 29, 1992. The product contains
92 percent of the same active ingredient as listed above. However,
since the notice of receipt of application for Cimectacarb Technical
was not published in the Federal Register, as required by section
3(c)(4) of FIFRA, as amended, interested parties may submit
written comments within 30 days from the date of publication
of this notice for this product only.
These applications were approved on February 11, 1993 as
Primo (EPA Registration Number 100-729) for managing growth,
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edging of warm and cool season turfgrasses
and Cimectacarb Technical (EPA Registration Number 100-727)
for formulating into end use turf growth regulators intended
for use in managing growth of warm and cool season turfgrasses.
A conditional registration may be granted under section 3(c)(7)(C)
of FIFRA for a new active ingredient where certain data are
lacking because a period reasonably sufficient for generation
of the data has not elapsed since the Administrator first imposed
the data requirements, 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 on the environment;
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 cimectacarb 4-(cyclopropyl-
ethyl ester, and information on social, economic, and environmental
benefits to be derived from such 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
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safety determinations which show that
use of cimectacarb 4-(cyclopropyl-alpha-hydroxy-methylene)-3,5-
dioxo-cyclohexanecarboxylic acid ethyl ester during the period
of conditional registration is not expected to 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 the EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet, Number 239, for
cyclohexanecarboxylic acid ethyl ester.
A copy of the 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
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list of data references used to support
registration are available for public inspection in the office
of the Product Manager. 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 Response and Program Resources Branch, Field Operations
Division (H7506C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental
Protection Agency, rm. 1128, 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.
Dated: April 19, 1993.
Douglas D. Campt,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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[FR Doc. 93-9811 Filed 4-27-93; 8:45 am]
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