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crufomate (Ruelene) Tolerance Revocation 5/93

Crufomate; Revocation of Tolerances 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

ACTION: Final rule.



SUMMARY: This document revokes the tolerances listed in 40 CFR 

180.295 for residues of the insecticide crufomate (2-chloro-

4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenylmethyl methyl-phosphoramidate) and 

its metabolite 2-chloro-4-(1,1-dimenthylethyl)phenol in or on 

fat, meat, and meat byproducts of cattle, goats, and sheep. 

EPA initiated this action because all registered uses of crufomate 

on these livestock animals have been canceled.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This regulation becomes effective June 9, 1993.

ADDRESSES: Written objections, identified by the document control 

number, [OPP-300247A], 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: Killian Swift, Registration 

Division (H-7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 

Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office 

location and telephone number: Rm. 718-I, CM .2, 1921 Jefferson 

Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202, (703)-305-5317.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA issued a proposed rule in the 

Federal Register of July 29, 1992 (57 FR 33477). This rule proposed 

the revocation of the tolerances for residues of crufomate in 

or on fat, meat, and meat byproducts of cattle, goats, and sheep 

established under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and 

Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 346a, and listed in 40 CFR 180.295.

   EPA's decision to revoke the tolerances for crufomate was 

based on the fact that on October 1, 1988, all registrations 

under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 

(FIFRA) of pesticide products containing the insecticide crufomate 

were canceled. Since crufomate is not a persistent chemical 

and its registrations for use were canceled more than 3 years 

ago, there is no anticipation of a residue problem due to environmental 

contamination. Consequently, no action levels will be recommended 

to replace the tolerances upon their revocation.

   No public comments or requests for referral to an advisory 

committee were received in response to the notice of the proposed 


   Therefore, based on the information considered by EPA and 

discussed in detail in the July 29, 1992 proposal and in this 

final rule, EPA is hereby revoking the tolerances listed in 

40 CFR 180.295 for residues of crufomate in or on fat, meat, 

and meat byproducts of cattle, goats, and sheep.

   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 a request for a hearing 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 each such issue, 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 issues in favor of the requestor, taking 

into account uncontested claims or facts to the contrary; and 

resolution of factual issue(s) in the manner sought by the requestor 

would be adequate to justify the action requested (40 CFR 178.32). 

   This document has been reviewed by the Office of Management 

and Budget as required by section 3 of Executive Order 12291.

Executive Order 12291

   As explained in the proposal published in the Federal Register 

of July 29, 1992, EPA has determined, pursuant to the requirements 

of Executive Order 12291, that the removal of these tolerances 

will not cause adverse economic impact on significant portions 

of U.S. enterprises.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

   This rulemaking has been reviewed under the Regulatory Flexibility 

Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164; 5 U.S.C. 601 et 

seq.), and it has been determined that it will not have a significant 

economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses, 

small governments, or small organizations. The reasons for this 

conclusion are discussed in the July 29, 1992 proposal.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

   Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, 

Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

   Dated: May 28, 1993.

Susan H. Wayland,

Acting Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides and 

Toxic Substances. 

   Therefore, 40 CFR part 180 is amended as follows:


   1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read 

as follows: 

   Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a and 371.

180.295   [Removed]

   2. By removing . 180.295 Crufomate; tolerances for residues.

[FR Doc. 93-13583 Filed 6-8-93; 8:45 am]