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glufosinate-ammonium (Rely, Finale) Temporary Tolerances 5/96

[Federal Register: May 8, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 90)]
[Notices]               
[Page 20818-20819]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[PP 5G4466/T687; FRL 5366-5]
Glufosinate-Ammonium; Establishment of Temporary Tolerances
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: EPA has established temporary tolerances for residues of the 
combined herbicide glufosinate-ammonium and its metabolites in or on 
certain raw agricultural commodities. These temporary tolerances were 
requested by AgrEvo USA Company.
DATES: These temporary tolerances expire March 15, 1997.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Joanne Miller, Product 
Manager (PM) 23, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. 
Office location and telephone number: Rm. 237, CM#2, 1921 Jefferson 
Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, (703) 305-7830; e-mail: 
                 miller.joanne@epamail.epa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AgrEvo USA Co., Little Falls Center One, 
2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808, has requested in pesticide 
petition (PP) 5G4466, the establishment of temporary tolerances for 
residues of the combined herbicide glufosinate-ammonium (butanoic acid, 
2-amino-4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl-), monoammonium salt; and its 
metabolites 2-acetamido-4-methylphosphinico-butanoic acid and 3-
methylphosphinico-propionic acid expressed as glufosinate free acid 
equivalents in or on the raw agricultural commodities field corn grain 
at 0.2 part per million (ppm); field corn forage at 4.0 ppm; field corn 
fodder and soybeans at 2.0 ppm; soybean forage at 4.0 ppm; soybean hay 
at 2.0 ppm; soybean aspirated grain fractions at 25.0 ppm; soybean 
hulls at 5.0 ppm; eggs at 0.05 ppm; poultry meat and fat at 0.05 ppm; 
and poultry meat byproducts at 0.10 ppm. These temporary tolerances 
will permit the marketing of the above raw agricultural commodities 
when treated in accordance with the provisions of the experimental use 
permit 45639-EUP-56, which is being issued under the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended (Pub. 
L. 95-396, 92 Stat. 819; 7 U.S.C. 136).
    The scientific data reported and other relevant material were 
evaluated, and it was determined that establishment of the temporary 
tolerances will protect the public health. Therefore, the temporary 
tolerances have been established on the condition that the herbicide be 
used in accordance with the experimental use permit and with the 
following provisions:
    1. The total amount of the active ingredient to be used must not 
exceed the quantity authorized by the experimental use permit.
    2. AgrEvo USA Co., must immediately notify the EPA of any findings 
from the experimental use that have a bearing on safety. The company 
must also keep records of production, distribution, and performance and 
on request make the records available to any authorized officer or 
employee of the EPA or the Food and Drug Administration.
    These tolerances expire March 15, 1997. Residues not in excess of 
these amounts remaining in or on the raw agricultural commodities after 
this expiration date will not be considered actionable if the herbicide 
is legally applied during the term of, and in accordance with, the 
provisions of the experimental use permit and temporary tolerances. 
These tolerances may be revoked if the experimental use permit is 
revoked or if any experience with or scientific data on this herbicide 
indicate that such revocation is necessary to protect the public 
health.
    The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this notice from 
the requirement of section 3 of Executive Order 12866.
    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).
    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a(j).
List of Subjects
    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.
    Dated: April 29, 1996.
Stephen L. Johnson,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.