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Quinclorac - Pesticide Petition Filing 1/99

[Federal Register: January 20, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 12)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[PF-847A; FRL-6056-8]
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
7F4870), proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of
certain pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities.

DATES: Comments, identified by the docket control number PF-847A, must
be received on or before February 19, 1999.

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 a pesticide petition 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-847A] (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-847A] 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: January 8, 1999.

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 7F4870. In the Federal Register of December 2, 1998 (63 FR
66535) (FRL-6043-2), EPA issued a notice that BASF Corporation, P.O.
Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-3528 proposed
pursuant to section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
(FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d), to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing a
tolerance for residues of the herbicide quinclorac (3,7-dichloro-8-
quinoline carboxylic acid) in or on the raw agricultural commodities
wheat and sorghum as follows: 0.5 parts per million (ppm) (wheat
grain), 0.1 ppm (wheat straw), 1.0 ppm (wheat forage), 0.5 ppm (wheat
hay), 1.0 ppm (wheat bran), 1.5 ppm (wheat germ), 0.75 ppm (wheat
shorts), 0.5 ppm (sorghum grain), 0.2 ppm (sorghum forage) and 0.05 ppm
(sorghum fodder).
    BASF Corporation has submitted to EPA an amended petition proposing
to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing a tolerance for residues of
quinclorac (3,7-dichloro-8-quinoline carboxylic acid ) in or on the raw
agricultural commodities wheat and sorghum as follows:, 0.5 ppm (wheat
grain), 0.1 ppm (wheat straw), 1.0 ppm (wheat forage), 0.5 ppm (wheat
hay), 0.75 ppm (wheat germ), 6.0 ppm (grain sorghum, grain), 3.0 ppm
(grain sorghum, forage), 1.0 ppm (grain sorghum, stover) and 1200 ppm
(aspirated grain fractions). Based on the estimated dietary burden from
the established and the proposed uses in this petition, increased
tolerances are proposed in the established fat tolerances for cattle,
goats, hogs, horses and sheep to 0.7 ppm, and the meat byproducts for
cattle, goats, hogs, horses and sheep to 1.5 ppm.

[FR Doc. 99-1249 Filed 1-19-99; 8:45 am]
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