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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 180
[PP 4E4311 and 4E4358/R2178; FRL-4981-5]
RIN 2070-AB78
2-(2-Chlorophenyl)Methyl-4,4-Dimethyl-3-Isoxazolidinone; 
Pesticide Tolerances
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Final rule.
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SUMMARY: This document establishes tolerances for residues of the 
herbicide 2-(2-chlorophenyl)methyl-4,4-dimethyl-3-isoxazolidinone (also 
referred to in this document as clomazone) in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities cabbage, cucumbers, and summer squash. The 
Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) submitted petitions 
pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) that 
requested the regulation to establish maximum permissible levels for 
residues of the herbicide.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This regulation becomes effective October 25, 1995.
ADDRESSES: Written objections and hearing requests, identified by the 
document control number, [PP 4E4311 and 4E4358//R2178], may be 
submitted to: Hearing Clerk (1900), Environmental Protection Agency, 
Rm. M3708, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Fees accompanying 
objections and hearing requests shall be labeled "Tolerance Petition 
Fees" and forwarded to: EPA Headquarters Accounting Operations Branch, 
OPP (Tolerance Fees), P.O. Box 360277M, Pittsburgh, PA 15251. A copy of 
any objections and hearing requests filed with the Hearing Clerk should 
be identified by the document control number and submitted 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 copy of 
objections and hearing requests to: Rm. 1132, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson 
Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202.
    A copy of objections and hearing requests filed with the Hearing 
Clerk may also be submitted electronically by sending electronic mail 
(e-mail) to: opp-docket@epamail.epa.gov. Copies of objections and 
hearing requests must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of 
special characters and any form of encryption. Copies of objections and 
hearing requests will also be accepted on disks in WordPerfect in 5.1 
file format or ASCII file format. All copies of objections and hearing 
requests in electronic form must be identified by the docket number [PP 
4E4311 and 4E4358/R2178]. No Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
should be submitted through e-mail. Electronic copies of objections and 
hearing requests on this rule may be filed online at many Federal 
Depository Libraries. Additional information on electronic submissions 
can be found below in this document.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Hoyt L. Jamerson, 
Registration Division (7505W), Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M 
St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone number: 
Sixth Floor, Crystal Station #1, 2800 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, 
VA 22202, (703)-308-8783; e-mail: jamerson.hoyt@epamail.epa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of August 30, 1995 
(60 FR 45116), EPA issued a proposed rule that gave notice that the 
Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), New Jersey Agricultural 
Experiment Station, P.O. Box 231, Rutgers University, New Brusnwick, NJ 
08903, had submitted pesticide petitions (PP) 4E4311 and 4E4358 to EPA 
on behalf of the named Agricultural Experiment Stations. These 
petitions requested that the Administrator, pursuant to section 408 of 
the FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 346a, amend 40 CFR 180.425 by establishing 
tolerances for residues of the herbicide clomazone in or on certain raw 
agricultural commodities as follows:
    1. PP 4E4311. Petition submitted on behalf of Agricultural 
Experiment Stations of Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, 
Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and 
Wisconsin proposing a tolerance for cabbage at 0.1 part per million 
(ppm).
    2. PP 4E4358. Petition submitted on behalf of Agricultural 
Experiment Stations of Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, North 
Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin proposing a 
tolerance for cucumber and summer squash at 0.1 ppm.
    There were no comments or requests for referral to an advisory 
committee received in response to the proposed rule.
    The data submitted with the proposal and other relevant material 
have been evaluated and discussed in the proposed rule. Based on the 
data and information considered, the Agency concludes that the 
tolerances will protect the public health. Therefore, the tolerances 
are established as set forth below.
    Any person adversely affected by this regulation may, within 30 
days after publication of this document in the Federal Register, file 
written objections and/or request a hearing with the Hearing Clerk, at 
the address given above (40 CFR 178.20). A copy of the objections and/
or hearing requests filed with the Hearing Clerk should be submitted to 
the OPP docket for this rulemaking. The objections submitted must 
specify the provisions of the regulation deemed objectionable and the 
grounds for the objections (40 CFR 178.25). Each objection must be 
accompanied by the fee prescribed by 40 CFR 180.33(i). If a hearing is 
requested, the objections must include a statement of the factual 
issue(s) on which a hearing is requested, the requestor's contentions 
on such issues, and a summary of any evidence relied upon by the 
objector (40 CFR 178.27). A request for a hearing will be granted if 
the Administrator determines that the material submitted shows the 
following: There is a genuine and substantial issue of fact; there is a 
reasonable possibility that available evidence identified by the 
requestor would, if established, resolve one or more of such issues in 
favor of the requestor, taking into account uncontested claims or facts 
to the contrary; and resolution of the factual issue(s) in the manner 
sought by the requestor would be adequate to justify the action 
requested (40 CFR 178.32).
     A record has been established for this rulemaking under docket 
number [PP 4E4311 and 4E4358/R2178] (including any objections and 
hearing requests 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.
    Written objections and hearing requests, identified by the document 
control number [PP 4E4311 and 4E4358/R2178], may be submitted to the 
Hearing Clerk (1900), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 3708, 401 M 
St., SW., Washington, DC 20460.
    A copy of electronic objections and hearing requests filed with the 
Hearing Clerk can be sent directly to EPA at:
                   opp-Docket@epamail.epa.gov
    A copy of electronic objections and hearing requests filed with the 
Hearing Clerk must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of 
special characters and any form of encryption.
    The official record for this rulemaking, as well as the public 
version, as described above will be kept in paper form. Accordingly, 
EPA will transfer any objections and hearing requests received 
electronically into printed, paper form as they are received and will 
place the paper copies in the official rulemaking record which will 
also include all objections and hearing requests submitted directly in 
writing. The official rulemaking record is the paper record maintained 
at the address in "ADDRESSES" at the beginning of this document.
    Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, Oct. 4, 1993), the Agency 
must determine whether the regulatory action is "significant" and 
therefore subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) and the requirements of the Executive Order. Under section 3(f), 
the order defines a "significant regulatory action" as an action that 
is likely to result in a rule (1) having an annual effect on the 
economy of $100 million or more, or adversely and materially affecting 
a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the 
environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or tribal 
governments or communities (also referred to as "economically 
significant"); (2) creating serious inconsistency or otherwise 
interfering with an action taken or planned by another agency; (3) 
materially altering the budgetary impacts of entitlement, grants, user 
fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients 
thereof; or (4) raising novel legal or policy issues arising out of 
legal mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles set forth 
in this Executive Order.
    Pursuant to the terms of the Executive Order, EPA has determined 
that this rule is not "significant" and is therefore not subject to 
OMB review.
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(Pub. L. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164, 5 U.S.C. 601-612), the Administrator 
has determined that regulations establishing new tolerances or raising 
tolerance levels or establishing exemptions from tolerance requirements 
do not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. A certification statement to 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, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.
    Dated: October 18, 1995.
Stephen L. Johnson,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
    Therefore, 40 CFR part 180 is 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. 180.425, by adding and alphabetically inserting in the 
table the entries for cabbage, cucumber, and squash, summer, to read as 
follows:
Sec. 180.425 2-(2-Chlorophenyl)methyl-4,4-dimethyl-3-isoxazolidinone; 
tolerances for residues.
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                                                              Parts per 
                         Commodity                             million  
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Cabbage....................................................          0.1
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Cucumber...................................................          0.1
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Squash, summer.............................................          0.1
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