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Halosulfuron-Methyl - Extension of Temporary Tolerance 8/94

[PP 2G4073/T659; FRL 4779-6]
Monsanto Agricultural Co.; Extension of Temporary Tolerances
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: EPA has extended temporary tolerances for residues
of the herbicide halosulfuron (MON 12000) Methyl 5-[[(4,6-dimethoxy-
2-pyrimidinyl)amino] carbonylaminosulfonyl]-3-chloro-1-methyl-
1-H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate in or on certain raw agricultural
commodities.

DATES: These temporary tolerances expire April 1, 1995.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT By mail: Joanne I. 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
No. 2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, (703) 305-
7830.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA issued a notice, which was published
in the Federal Register of June 10, 1993 (58 FR 32535) announcing
the establishment of temporary tolerances for residues of the
herbicide halosulfuron (MON 12000) Methyl 5-[[(4,6-dimethoxy-
2-pyrimidinyl)amino] carbonylaminosulfonyl]-3-chloro-1-methyl-
1-H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate in or on the raw agricultural commodities
field corn grain at 0.1 part per million (ppm); field corn forage
at 0.3 ppm and field corn fodder at 0.3 ppm. These tolerances
were issued in response to pesticide petition (PP) 2G4073, submitted
by Monsanto Agricultural Co., 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St.
Louis, MO 63167.

   These temporary tolerances have been extended to permit the
continued marketing of the raw agricultural commodities named
above when treated in accordance with the provisions of experimental
use permits 524-EUP-74 and 524-EUP-76, which are being extended
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 the extension of
these temporary tolerances will protect the public health. Therefore,
the temporary tolerances have been extended on the condition
that the pesticide be used in accordance with the experimental
use permits 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 permits.
   2. Monsanto Agricultural 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 April 1, 1995. 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 pesticide is legally applied during the term of, and
in accordance with, the provisions of the experimental use permits
and temporary tolerances. These tolerances may be revoked if
the experimental use permits are revoked or if any experience
with or scientific data on this pesticide indicate that such
revocation is necessary to protect the public health.
   The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this notice
from the requirements 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: August 22, 1994.

Lois Rossi,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide
Programs.

[FR Doc. 94-21259 Filed 8-30-94; 8:45 am]