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
Therefore, 40 CFR part 180 is amended as follows:
1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read
Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a and 371.
2. By removing . 180.295 Crufomate; tolerances for residues.
[FR Doc. 93-13583 Filed 6-8-93; 8:45 am]