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cloransulam-methyl (Firstrate) Registration Approval 12/97


[Federal Register: January 9, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 6)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPP-30409A; FRL-5763-5]

 
DowElanco; Approval of Pesticide Product Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications 
submitted by DowElanco, to conditionally register the pesticide 
products FirstRate Herbicide and Cloransulam-methyl 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), as 
amended.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: James Tompkins, Product 
Manager (PM) 25, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide 
Programs, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and 
telephone number: Rm. 239, CM #2, Environmental Protection Agency, 1921 
Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, 703-305-5697; e-mail: 
tompkins.james@epamail.epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Electronic Availability: Electronic copies of this document and the 
Fact Sheet are available from the EPA home page at the Environmental 
Sub-Set entry for this document under ``Laws and Regulations'' (http://
www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/).
    EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of May 1, 
1996 (61 FR 19279; FRL-5365-5), which announced that DowElanco, 9330 
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054, had submitted 
applications to register the pesticide products FirstRate Herbicide and 
Cloransulam-methyl Technical (EPA File Symbols 62719-ETL and 62719-
ETU), containing the active ingredient cloransulam-methyl: N-(2-
carbomethoxy-6-chlorophenyl)-5-ethoxy-7-fluoro (1,2,4) triazolo-[1,5-
c]pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide at 84 and 97.5 percent respectively, an 
active ingredient not included in any previously registered products. 
    The applications were approved on October 29, 1997, for one end-use 
and one technical product listed below:
    1. FirstRate Herbicide for broadleaf weed control in soybeans (EPA 
Registration Number 62719-275).
    2. Cloransulam-methyl Technical for manufacturing use only (EPA 
Registration Number 62719-274).
    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 cloransulam-methyl: N-(2-
carbomethoxy-6-chlorophenyl)-5-ethoxy-7-fluoro (1,2,4) triazolo-[1,5-
c]pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide, 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 on 
these reviews, the Agency was able to make basic health and safety 
determinations which show that use of cloransulam-methyl: N-(2-
carbomethoxy-6-chlorophenyl)-5-ethoxy-7-fluoro (1,2,4) triazolo-[1,5-
c]pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide 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.
    These products are conditionally registered in accordance with 
FIFRA section 3(c)(7)(C). If the conditions are not complied with the 
registrations will be subject to cancellation in accordance with FIFRA 
section 6(e).
    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 cloransulam-methyl: N-(2-
carbomethoxy-6-chlorophenyl)-5-ethoxy-7-fluoro (1,2,4) triazolo-[1,5-
c]pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide.
    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 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. 1132, 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, D.C. 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 
registration.

    Dated: December 18, 1997.

James Jones,

Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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