methyl 5-[[(4,6-dimethoxy.... Temporary Tolerance 6/93
Monsanto Agricultural Co.; Establishment of Temporary Tolerances
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: EPA has established temporary tolerances for residues
of the herbicide Methyl 5-[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino]
in or on certain raw agricultural commodities. These temporary
tolerances were requested by Monsanto Agricultural Company.
DATES: These temporary tolerances expire March 29, 1994.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Joanne Miller,
Product Manager (PM) 23, Registration Division (H7505C), 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,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Monsanto Agricultural Company, 800
North Lindbergh Blvd.; St. Louis, MO 63167, has requested in
pesticide petition (PP) 2G4073 the establishment of temporary
tolerances for residues of the herbicide Methyl 5-[[(4,6-dimethoxy-
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,
and field corn fodder at 0.3 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 524-EUP-74, 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 pesticide be used in accordance with the experimental
use permit and with the following provisions:
1. The total amount of the active herbicide to be used must
not exceed the quantity authorized by the experimental use permit.
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 March 29, 1994. 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 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 pesticide 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 12291.
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).
Dated: May 26, 1993.
Stephanie R. Irene,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide
[FR Doc. 93-13720 Filed 6-9-93; 8:45 am]