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Chlorpyrifos - Usage Deletion in Certain Pesticide Registrations 9/99

[Federal Register: November 10, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 217)]
[Notices]
[Page 61334-61336]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[OPP-34199; FRL-6380-8]
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in
Certain Pesticide Registrations
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide,
Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a
notice of receipt of request for amendment by registrants to delete
uses in certain pesticide registrations.

DATES: Unless a request is withdrawn, the Agency will approve these use
deletions and the deletions will become effective on the date of
publication in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Dennis McNeilly, Office of
Pesticide Programs (7505C), Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St.,
SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location for commercial courier
delivery, telephone number and e-mail address: Rm. 224, Crystal Mall
#2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 305-5761;
e-mail: mcneilly.dennis@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does This Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this
action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use
pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific
entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions
regarding the information in this notice, consult the person listed in
the "FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT" section.

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B. How Can I Get Additional Information, Including Copies of this
Document and Other Related Documents?

    1. Electronically. You may obtain electronic copies of this
document, and certain other related documents that might be available
electronically, from the EPA Internet Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/.
To access this document, on the Home Page select "Laws and
Regulations" and then look up the entry for this document under the
"Federal Register--Environmental Documents." You can also go directly
to the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for
this action under docket control number [OPP-34199]. The official
record consists of the documents specifically referenced in this
action, any public comments received during an applicable comment
period, and other information related to this action, including any
information claimed as confidential business information (CBI). This
official record includes the documents that are physically located in
the docket, as well as the documents that are referenced in those
documents. The public version of the official record does not include
any information claimed as CBI. The public version of the official
record, which includes printed, paper versions of any electronic
comments submitted during an applicable comment period, is available
for inspection in the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch
(PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, VA, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,
excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from
registrants to delete uses in 13 pesticide registrations containing the
active ingredient chlorpyrifos, as listed in Table l below. These
registrations are listed by registration number, product names, active
ingredients and the specific uses deleted. Although the use of
chlorpyrifos products on popcorn and carrots have been registered sites
for chlorpyrifos residues on these commodities under the Federal Food,
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
    Therefore, under FIFRA section 2(bb), these uses represent an
unreasonable adverse effect on the environment, as they could result in
human dietary risk from the residues resulting from use of a pesticide
in or on food consistent with the standard under section 408 of FFDCA.
As such, the Agency is hereby waiving the 180-day comment period
normally given for the deletion of a minor agricultural use, in
accordance with FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(c). The Agency has determined
that, while these actions require publication for the purpose of
announcement, a comment period is not warranted.

Table 1--Registrations with Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain
 Pesticide Registrations
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      EPA Reg No.   Product Name                Active Ingredient            Delete From Label
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      051036-00247  Chlorpyrifos 2.5G             Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00014  Dursban 1/2G                  Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00023  Lorsban 4E                    Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00034  Lorsban 15G                   Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00056  Dursban 1-12                  Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00085  Lorsban 7.5G                  Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00210  Dursban 1G                    Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00220  Lorsban 4E                    Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00269  Dursban NSX-4                 Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00276  Lorsban 4E                    Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      062719-00284  Dursban NSX-6                 Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      066222-00018  Chlorpyrifos 15G              Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
      066222-00019  Chlorpyrifos 4E AG            Chlorpyrifos                  Popcorn
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    The following Table 2 includes the names and addresses of record
for all registrants of the products in Table 1, in sequence by EPA
company number.

  Table 2--Registrants Requesting Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain
                         Pesticide Registrations
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 Company
   No.                       Company Name and Address
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  051036  Micro Flo Company, P.O. Box 772099, Memphis, TN 38117-2099
  062719  Dow Agro Sciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis,IN 46268
  066222  Makteshim-Agan of North America Inc., 551 Fifth Ave., Suite
           1100, New York, NY 101076
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III. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide
product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations
be amended to delete one or more uses. The Act further provides that,
before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of
any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, the Administrator
may approve such a request.

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IV. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    The Agency has authorized the registrants to sell or distribute
product under the previously approved labeling for a period of 18
months the effective date of use deletions.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Product
registrations.

    Dated: September 20, 1999.

Richard D. Schmitt,
Acting Director, Information Resources Services Division, Office of
Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 99-29078 Filed 11-9-99; 8:45 am]
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