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[Federal Register: July 27, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 143)]
[Notices]               
[Page 40119-40121]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr27jy98-77]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[PF-701A; FRL-6017-3]

 
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the amendment of pesticide petition (PP 
6F4664), proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of 
certain pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities.

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DATES: Comments, identified by the docket control number PF-701A, must 
be received on or before August 26, 1998.
ADDRESSES: By mail submit written comments to: Public Information and 
Records Integrity Branch (7502C), Information Resources and Services 
Division, Office of Pesticides Programs, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. In person bring comments 
to: Rm. 119, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.
    Comments and data may also be submitted electronically to: opp-
docket@epamail.epa.gov. Follow the instructions under ``SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.'' No confidential business information should be submitted 
through e-mail.
    Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be 
claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information as 
``Confidential Business Information'' (CBI). CBI should not be 
submitted through e-mail. Information marked as CBI will not be 
disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 
2. A copy of the comment that does not contain CBI must be submitted 
for inclusion in the public record. Information not marked confidential 
may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. All written 
comments will be available for public inspection in Rm. 119 at the 
address given above, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays.

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/telephone and e-mail address: Rm. 237, CM #2, 
1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA, 703-305-6224, e-mail: 
miller.joanne@epamail.epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has received pesticide petitions as 
follows proposing the establishment and/or amendment of regulations for 
residues of certain pesticide chemicals in or on various food 
commodities under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Comestic 
Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a. EPA has determined that these petitions 
contain data or information regarding the elements set forth in section 
408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the 
submitted data at this time or whether the data supports granting of 
the petition. Additional data may be needed before EPA rules on the 
petition.
    The official record for this notice of filing, as well as the 
public version, has been established for this notice of filing under 
docket control number [PF-701A] (including comments and data submitted 
electronically as described below). A public version of this record, 
including printed, paper versions of electronic comments, which does 
not include any information claimed as CBI, is available for inspection 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The official record is located at the address in 
``ADDRESSES'' at the beginning of this document.
    Electronic comments can be sent directly to EPA at:
    opp-docket@epamail.epa.gov


    Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the 
use of special characters and any form of encryption. Comment and data 
will also be accepted on disks in Wordperfect 5.1/6.1 or ASCII file 
format. All comments and data in electronic form must be identified by 
the docket control number [PF-701A] and appropriate petition number. 
Electronic comments on this notice may be filed online at many Federal 
Depository Libraries.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Food additives, 
Feed additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Dated: July 10, 1998.

James Jones,

Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

Summary of Petition

    Petitioner summary of the pesticide petition is printed below as 
required by section 408(d)(3) of the FFDCA. The summary of the petition 
was prepared by the petitioner and represents the view of the 
petitioner. EPA is publishing the petition summary verbatim without 
editing them in any way. The petition summary announces the 
availability of a description of the analytical methods available to 
EPA for the detection and measurement of the pesticide chemical 
residues or an explanation of why no such method is needed.

Amended Petition

    PP 6F4664. In the Federal Register of February 26, 1997 (62 FR 
8737) (FRL-5585-2), EPA issued a notice that Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company, 
P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 
27709, proposed pursuant to section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug 
and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. section 346a(d), to amend 40 CFR 
part 180 by establishing a tolerance for the combined residues of the 
herbicide isoxaflutole [5-cyclopropyl-4-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-
trifluoromethyl benzoyl) isoxazole] and its metabolites 1-(2-
methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-2-cyano-3-cyclopropyl propan-
1,3-dione and 2-methylsulphonyl-4-trifluoromethyl benzoic acid, 
calculated as the parent compound, in or on the raw agricultural 
commodity field corn at 0.20 parts per million (ppm), field corn, 
fodder, at 0.50 ppm, field corn, forage at 1.0 ppm; and establishing a 
tolerance for combined residues of the herbicide isoxaflutole [5-
cyclopropyl-4-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethyl benzoyl) isoxazole] 
and its metabolite 1-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-2-
cyano-3-cyclopropyl propan-1,3-dione, calculated as the parent 
compound, in or on the liver of cattle, goat, hogs, horses, poultry and 
sheep at 0.40 ppm, meat byproducts (except liver) of cattle, goat, 
hogs, horses, and sheep at 0.2 ppm and milk at 0.02 ppm.
    Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company has submitted to EPA an amended petition 
(PP 6F4664), proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing a 
tolerance for the combined residues of the herbicide isoxaflutole [5-
cyclopropyl-4-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethyl benzoyl) isoxazole] 
and its metabolites 1-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-2-
cyano-3-cyclopropyl propan-1,3-dione and 2-methylsulphonyl-4-
trifluoromethyl benzoic acid, calculated as the parent compound, in or 
on the raw agricultural commodities field corn at 0.20 ppm, field corn, 
fodder, at 0.50 ppm, field corn, forage at 1.0 ppm; and establishing a 
tolerance for combined residues of the herbicide isoxaflutole [5-
cyclopropyl-4-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethyl benzoyl) isoxazole] 
and its metabolite 1-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-2-
cyano-3-cyclopropyl propan-1,3-dione, calculated as the parent 
compound, in or on the meat of cattle, goat, hogs, horses, and sheep at 
0.20 ppm, liver of cattle, goat, hogs, horses and sheep at 0.50 ppm, 
meat byproducts (except liver) of cattle, goat, hogs, horses, and sheep 
at 0.1 ppm, fat of cattle, goat, hogs, horses, and sheep at 0.20 ppm,

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liver of poultry at 0.3 ppm, eggs at 0.1 ppm and milk at 0.02 ppm.

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