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Fluroxypyr - Registration of Starane F and Starane EC 11/98

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[OPP-30463; FRL-6043-5]
Dow AgroSciences, LLC.; Approval of Pesticide Product Registrations
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications to
conditionally register the pesticide products Starane F Technical and
Starane EC 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:
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 received applications from Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 9330
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, to conditionally register the
pesticide products Starane F Technical and Starane EC (EPA File Symbols
62719-EIL and 62719-EIA), containing the active ingredient fluroxypyr
1-methylheptyl (4-amino-3,5-dichloro-6-fluoro-2-pyridyloxyl)acetate at
98% and 26.2% respectively, an active ingredient not included in any
previously registered pesticide products. However, since the notice of
receipt of these applications to register the products as required by
section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA, as amended did not publish in the Federal
Register, interested parties may submit comments within 30 days from
the date of publication of this notice for these products. Comments and
data may also be submitted electronically to: opp-
docket@epamail.epa.gov. No Confidential Business Information (CBI)
should be sent through e-mail.
    The applications were approved on September 30, 1998, for the
following products:

    1. Starane F Technical for manufacturing use only (EPA Registration
Number 62719-285).
    2. Starane EC for postemergence control of annual and perennial
broadleaf weeds and volunteer potatoes in small grains, fallow
cropland, and on farm non-cropland (EPA File Registration Number 62719-
286).
    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 fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl (4-amino-3,5-dichloro-6-fluoro-2-
pyridyloxyl)acetate, 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 fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl (4-
amino-3,5-dichloro-6-fluoro-2-pyridyloxyl)acetate 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 fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl
(4-amino-3,5-dichloro-6-fluoro-2-pyridyloxyl)acetate.
    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: November 12, 1998.

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

[FR Doc. 98-31065 Filed 11-19-98; 8:45 am]
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