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Pendimethalin - Pesticide Tolerance 6/93

Pesticide Tolerance for Pendimethalin
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document establishes a tolerance for residues
of the herbicide pendimethalin and its metabolite in or on the
raw agricultural commodity dry bulb onions. This regulation
to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of the
herbicide in or on the commodity was requested in a petition
submitted by the Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4).
EFFECTIVE DATE: This regulation becomes effective June 21, 1993.
ADDRESSES: Written objections, identified by the document control
number, [PP 1E3965/R1197], may be submitted to: Hearing Clerk
(A-110), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. M3708, 401 M St.,
SW., Washington, DC 20460.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Hoyt L. Jamerson,
Emergency Response and Minor Use Section (H7505W), Registration
Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington,
DC 20460. Office location and telephone number: No. 1, Sixth
Floor, Crystal Station #1, 2800 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington,
VA 22202, (703)-308-8783.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of April
14, 1993 (58 FR 19390), EPA issued a proposed rule that gave
notice that the Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4),
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 231, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, had submitted pesticide
petition (PP) 1E3965 to EPA requesting that the Administrator,
pursuant to section 408(e) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act (21 U.S.C. 346a(e)), propose to establish a tolerance for
residues of pendimethalin [N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6-
dinitrobenzenamine] and its metabolite 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-
2-methyl-3,5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol in or on the raw agricultural
commodity dry bulb onions at 0.1 part per million (ppm).
   There were no comments or requests for referral to an advisory
committee received in response to the proposed rule.
   The data submitted in the petition and other relevant material
have been evaluated and discussed in the proposed rule. Based
on the data and information considered, the Agency concludes
that the tolerance will protect the public health. Therefore,
the tolerance is established as set forth below.
   Any person adversely affected by this regulation may, within
30 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register,
file written objections with the Hearing Clerk, at the address
given above (40 CFR 178.20). The objections submitted must specify
the provisions of the regulation deemed objectionable and the
grounds for the objections (40 CFR 178.25). Each objection must
be accompanied by the fee prescribed by 40 CFR 180.33(i). If
a hearing is requested, the objections must include a statement
of the factual issue(s) on which a hearing is requested, the
requestor's contentions on such issues, and a summary of any
evidence relied upon by the objector (40 CFR 178.27). A request
for a hearing will be granted if the Administrator determines
that the material submitted shows the following: There is a
genuine and substantial issue of fact; there is a reasonable
possibility that available evidence identified by the requestor
would, if established, resolve one or more of such issues in
favor of the requestor, taking into account uncontested claims
or facts to the contrary; and resolution of the factual issue(s)
in the manner sought by the requestor would be adequate to justify
the action requested (40 CFR 178.32).
   The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this rule
from the requirements 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).
List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180
   Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities,
Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Dated: June 10, 1993.
Douglas D. Campt,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
   Therefore, 40 CFR part 180 is amended as follows:
PART 180-[AMENDED]
   1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read
as follows:
   Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a and 371.
   2. In . 180.361, paragraph (a) table is amended by adding
and alphabetically inserting the raw agricultural commodity
dry bulb onions, to read as follows:
. 180.361   Pendimethalin; tolerances for residues.
   (a) * * *

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                           Commodity                              Parts per
                                                                   million
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Onions, dry bulb...............................................          0.1

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[FR Doc. 93-14566 Filed 6-18-93; 8:45 am]