CheckMate MRB Pheromone Tolerance Requirement Exemption 12/94
[PP 3G4205/T642; FRL 4584-4]
Consep Membranes, Inc.; Establishment of an Exemption from the
Requirement of a Tolerance
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: EPA has established an exemption from the requirement
of a tolerance for residues of the insect pheromone CheckMate
MRB (Z-13-octadecenyl acetate, Z-11-hexadecenyl acetate and
Z-13-octadecenal), in or on the raw agricultural commodity sugarcane
for control of mexican rice borer.
DATES: This temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance
expires December 31, 1994.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Phil Hutton, Product
Manager (PM 18), Registration Division (H7505C) Office of Pesticide
Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington,
DC 20460. Office location and telephone number: Rm. 213, CM.2,
1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, (703-305-7690).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consep Membranes, Incorporated, 213
Southwest Columbia St., Bend, Oregon 97702-1013, has requested
in pesticide petition (PP) 3G4205, the establishment of an exemption
from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the insect
pheromone CheckMate MRB (Z-13-octadecenyl acetate, Z-11-hexadecenyl
acetate and Z-13-octadecenal), in or on the raw agricultural
commodity sugarcane for control of mexican rice borer. This
temporary exemption from the requirements of a tolerance will
permit the marketing of the above raw agricultural commodity
when treated in accordance with the provisions of experimental
use permit 11312-EUP-38, 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 the exemption from
the requirement of a tolerance will protect the public health.
Therefore, the temporary exemption from the requirement of tolerance
has 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 ingredient to be used must
not exceed the quantity authorized by the experimental use permit.
2. Consep Membranes, Incorporated must immediately notify
the EPA of any findings from the experimental use permit 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.
This temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance
expires December 31, 1994. Residues remaining in or on the raw
agricultural commodity 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 exemption from the requirement of a
tolerance. This temporary exemption from the requirement of
a tolerance 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 11, 1993.
Lawrence E. Culleen,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide
[FR Doc. 93-12102 Filed 5-25-93; 8:45 am]
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