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diflufenzopyr Registration Approval 2/99


[Federal Register: March 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 41)]
[Notices]
[Page 10295-10296]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPP-30460A; FRL-6064-3]

BASF Corporation; 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 BASF Corporation to conditionally register the pesticide
products Diflufenzopyr Technical Herbicide, Sodium Diflufenzopyr
Technical Herbicide, and Distinct Herbicide containing new active
ingredients 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

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Agency, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, 703-305-6224; e-
mail: miller.joanne@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 Federal Register
Environmental Sub-Set entry for this document under "Laws and
Regulations" (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/).
    EPA issued a notice, published the Federal Register of September
25, 1998 (63 FR 51351)(FRL-6031-6), which announced that BASF Corp.,
P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, had submitted
applications to conditionally register the herbicide products
Diflufenzopyr Technical Herbicide, Sodium Diflufenzopyr Technical
Herbicide, and BAS 662H 70WG (now known as Distinct Herbicide) (EPA
File Symbols 7969-RLT, 7969-RLR, and 7969-RLN) respectively, containing
active ingredients not included in any previously registered products.
    The applications were approved on January 28, 1999, for the
products listed below:
    1. EPA Registration Number: 7969-157. Product name: Diflufenzopyr
Technical Herbicide. Active ingredient: Diflufenzopyr: 2-(1-[([3,5-
difluorophenylamino]carbonyl)-hydrazono]ethyl)-3-pyridinecarboxylic
acid at 99.1%. For formulation of herbicides for use on field corn.
    2. EPA Registration Number: 7969-151. Product name: Sodium
Diflufenzopyr Technical Herbicide. Active ingredient: Sodium
diflufenzopyr: 2-(1-[([3,5-difluorophenylamino]carbonyl)-
hydrazono]ethyl)-3-pyridinecarboxylic acid, sodium salt at 93.0%. For
formulation of herbicides for use on field corn.
    3. EPA Registration Number: 7969-150. Product name: Distinct
Herbicide (formerly BAS 662H 70WG). Active ingredients: Sodium salt of
diflufenzopyr: 2-(1-[([3,5-difluorophenylamino]carbonyl]-
hydrazono]ethyl)-3-pyridinecarboxylic acid, sodium salt at 21.4% and
Sodium salt of 3,6-dichloro-o-anisic acid at 55%. For control of annual
broadleaf weeds and grasses on corn.
    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 diflufenzopyr or its sodium salt, 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 diflufenzopyr
or its sodium salt 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.
    Diflufenzopyr is a reduced-risk pesticide that was jointly reviewed
by EPA and Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).
    More detailed information on these conditional registrations is
contained in an EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet on diflufenzopyr: 2-(1-[([3,5-
difluorophenylamino]carbonyl]-hydrazono]ethyl)-3-pyridinecarboxylic
acid, or its sodium salt.
    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
registration.

    Dated: February 22, 1999.

James Jones,

Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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