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triasulfuron (Amber) Pesticide Tolerance 8/94

40 CFR Part 180
[PP 8F3658/R2076; FRL-4907-2]
RIN 2070-AB78
Pesticide Tolerances for Triasulfuron
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Final rule.
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SUMMARY: This document extends the tolerances for residues of 
the herbicide triasulfuron [3-(6-methoxy-4-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-
2-yl)-1-(2-chloroethoxy)phenylsulfonyl)urea] in or on barley 
and wheat grain at 0.02 part per million (ppm); barley and wheat 
straw at 2.0 ppm; barley and wheat forage at 5.0 ppm; meat, 
fat and meat byproducts (excluding kidney) of cattle, goats, 
hogs, horses, and sheep; kidney of cattle, goats, hogs, horses, 
and sheep at 0.2 ppm; and milk at 0.02 ppm. The Agency has not 
completed the regulatory assessment of its science findings; 
therefore, EPA is proposing to extend these tolerances for 1 
year.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This regulation becomes effective August 31, 
1994. 
ADDRESSES: Written objections, identified by the document control 
number, [PP 8F3658/R2076], may be submitted to: Hearing Clerk 
(1900), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. M3708, 401 M St., 
SW., Washington, DC 20460. A copy of any objections and hearing 
requests filed with the Hearing Clerk should be identified by 
the document control number and submitted to: Public Response 
and Program Resources Branch, Field Operations Division (7506C), 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. In person, bring copy 
of objections and hearing requests to: Rm. 1132, CM #2, 1921 
Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202. Fees accompanying 
objections shall be labeled ``Tolerance Petition Fees'' and 
forwarded to: EPA Headquarters Accounting Operations Branch, 
OPP (Tolerance Fees), P.O. Box 360277M, Pittsburgh, PA 15251. 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Robert J. Taylor, 
Product Manager (PM) 25, Registration Division (7505C), Office 
of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 
M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone 
number: Rm. 241, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202, 
(703)-305-6800.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of July 13, 
1994 (59 FR 35663), EPA issued a proposed rule that gave notice 
that the Ciba-Geigy Corp. had submitted all the required data 
to establish permanent tolerances for triasulfuron under 40 
CFR 180.459. Because EPA has not completed the regulatory assessment 
of its scientific findings, EPA proposed to amend 40 CFR 180.459 
to extend the expiration date for the tolerances until March 
13, 1996.
   There were no comments or requests for referral to an advisory 
committee received in response to the proposed rule. 
   The data submitted on the proposal 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 extended tolerances will protect the public health. 
Therefore, the extended tolerances are 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 and/or request a hearing with the Hearing 
Clerk, at the address given above (40 CFR 178.20). A copy of 
the objections and/or hearing requests filed with the Hearing 
Clerk should be submitted to the OPP docket for this rulemaking. 
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).
   Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, Oct. 4, 1993), 
the Agency must determine whether the regulatory action is ``significant'' 
and therefore subject to review by the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) and the requirements of the Executive Order. 
Under section 3(f), the order defines a ``significant regulatory 
action'' as an action that is likely to result in a rule (1) 
having an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more, 
or adversely and materially affecting a sector of the economy, 
productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health 
or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or communities 
(also referred to as ``economically significant''); (2) creating 
serious inconsistency or otherwise interfering with an action 
taken or planned by another agency; (3) materially altering 
the budgetary impacts of entitlement, grants, user fees, or 
loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; 
or (4) raising novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal 
mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles set 
forth in this Executive Order. 
   Pursuant to the terms of the Executive Order, EPA has determined 
that this rule is not ``significant'' and is therefore not subject 
to OMB review. 
   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
   Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.
Dated: August 21, 1994.
Daniel M. Barolo,
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. By revising sec 180.459, to read as follows:
sec 180.459 Triasulfuron; tolerances for residues.  
   Tolerances, to expire on March 13, 1996, are established for residues
of the herbicide triasulfuron [3-(6-methoxy-4-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-
2-yl)-1-(2-(2-chloroethoxy)phenylsulfonyl)urea] in or on the 
following raw agricultural commodities:
                                                                              
                                                                              
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Commodity                              Parts per   
                                       million    
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Barley, forage............................5.0  
Barley, grain............................ 0.02  
Barley, straw.............................2.0  
Cattle, fat...............................0.1  
Cattle, kidney............................0.2  
Cattle, mbyp (except kidney)..............0.1  
Cattle, meat..............................0.1  
Goats, fat................................0.1  
Goats, kidney.............................0.2  
Goats, mbyp (except kidney)...............0.1  
Goats, meat...............................0.1  
Hogs, fat.................................0.1  
Hogs, kidney..............................0.2  
Hogs, mbyp (except kidney)................0.1  
Hogs, meat................................0.1  
Horses, fat...............................0.1  
Horses, kidney............................0.2  
Horses, mbyp (except kidney)..............0.1  
Horses, meat..............................0.1  
Milk..................................... 0.02  
Sheep, fat................................0.1  
Sheep, kidney.............................0.2  
Sheep, mbyp (except kidney)...............0.1  
Sheep, meat...............................0.1  
Wheat, forage.............................5.0  
Wheat, grain..............................0.02  
Wheat, straw..............................2.0  
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[FR Doc. 94-21257 Filed 8-30-94; 8:45 am]