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diazinon (D.Z.N., Spectracide) Products Cancellation Order 2/02

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[OPP-34225G; FRL-6826-2]

Diazinon Products Cancellation Order

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's cancellation order for the product
and use cancellations as requested by companies (hereinafter
collectively referred to as the ``end-use products registrants'') that
hold the registrations of pesticide end-use products containing the
active ingredient diazinon and accepted by EPA, pursuant to section
6(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
(FIFRA). This order follows up a January 4, 2002 notice of receipt from
the end-use products registrants, of requests for cancellations and or
amendments of their diazinon product registrations to terminate all
indoor uses, certain agricultural uses and certain outdoor non-
agricultural uses. In the January 4, 2002 notice, EPA indicated that it
would issue an order granting the voluntary product and use
registration cancellations unless the
Agency received any substantive comment within the comment period that
would merit its further review of these requests. The Agency did not
receive any comments. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a
cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any
distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation
order is only permitted in accordance with the terms of the existing
stocks provisions of this cancellation order.

DATES: The cancellations are effective March 6, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Hebert, Special Review and
Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs,
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-308-6249; fax number: 703-
308-7042; e-mail address: hebert.john@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. You may be
potentially affected by this action if you manufacture, sell,
distribute, or use diazinon products. The Congressional Review Act, 5
U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory
Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, does not apply because this action is
not a rule, for purposes of 5 U.S.C. 804(3). Since other entities may
also be interested, 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 applicability of this action to a particular
entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT.

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/. To
access information about the risk assessment for diazinon, go to the
Home Page for the Office of Pesticide Programs or go directly to http:/
/www.epa.gov/pesticides/op/diazinon.htm.
    2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for
this action under docket control number OPP-34225. 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 Hwy., 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. Receipt of Requests to Cancel and Amend Registrations to Delete
Uses

A. Background

    Certain registrants requested in letters dated July, August,
September, and October 2001, that their diazinon registrations be
amended to delete all indoor uses, certain agricultural uses, and any
other uses that the registrants do not wish to maintain. The requests
also included deletions of outdoor non-agricultural uses from the
labeling of certain end-use products so that such products would be
labeled for agricultural uses only. Similarly, other diazinon end-use
registrants requested voluntary cancellation of their diazinon end-use
product registrations with indoor use and/or certain outdoor non-
agricultural uses, and any other uses that the registrants do not wish
to maintain. EPA announced its receipt of these above-mentioned
cancellation requests in the Federal Register of January 4, 2002 (67 FR
587) (FRL-6812-6).
    These requested cancellations and amendments are consistent with
the requests in December 2000 by the manufacturers of diazinon
technical products, and EPA's approval of such requests, to terminate
all indoor uses and certain agricultural uses from their diazinon
product registrations because of EPA's concern with the potential
exposure risk, especially to children. The indoor uses and agricultural
uses subject to cancellation are identified in List 1 below:
List 1--Uses Requested for Termination
    Indoor uses: Pet collars, or inside any structure or vehicle,
vessel, or aircraft or any enclosed area, and/or on any contents
therein (except mushroom houses), including but not limited to food/
feed handling establishments, greenhouses, schools, residences,
commercial buildings, museums, sports facilities, stores, warehouses
and hospitals.
    Agricultural uses: Alfalfa, bananas*, Bermuda grass, dried beans,
dried peas, celery*, red chicory (radicchio), citrus, clover, coffee,
cotton, cowpeas, cucumbers*, dandelions, forestry (ground squirrel/
rodent burrow dust stations for public health use)*, kiwi, lespedeza,
parsley*, parsnips*, pastures, peppers*, potatoes (Irish and sweet)*,
sheep, sorghum, squash (winter and summer)*, rangeland, Swiss chard*,
tobacco, and turnips (roots and tops)*. (The Agency does not intend to
disapprove or cancel any 24(c) Special Local Need registrations issued
for the uses designated with an asterisk).
    In today's Cancellation Order, EPA is approving the registrants'
requested cancellations and amendments of their diazinon end-use
products registrations to terminate all uses identified in List 1.

B. Requests for Voluntary Cancellation of End-Use Products

    The end-use product registrants for which cancellation was
requested are identified in the following Table 1.

      Table 1.--End-Use Product Registration Cancellation Requests
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                                    Registration
            Company                    Number              Product
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Bonide Products, Inc.            4-191              Bonide Lawn and
                                 4-204............   Garden Insect
                                 4-209............   Control with
                                 4-272............   Diazinon 25% EC
                                 4-284............  Bonide Ant Dust with
                                 4-359............   Diazinon
                                 4-411............  Bonide Diazinon 2 1/
                                 4-416............   2 G
                                 4-417............  Bonide Diazinon Soil
                                                     Insect Granules
                                                    Bonide Garden Soil
                                                     Insecticide
                                                     Diazinon 5% G
                                                    Bonide Diazinon 4E
                                                     Insecticide
                                                    Bonide Diazinon
                                                     Insect Control
                                                     Ready-To-Use
                                                    Bonide Lawn and
                                                     Garden Spray with
                                                     Diazinon
                                                    Bonide Ant and Soil
                                                     Insect Granules
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The Scotts Company               239-2350           Ortho Fruit and
                                 239-2602.........   Vegetable Insect
                                 239-2659.........   Control
                                 239-2660.........  Ortho Home Pest
                                                     Insect Killer
                                                     Formula II
                                                    Ortho Diazinon Reacy
                                                     Spray Insect Killer
                                                    Ortho Diazinon
                                                     Lock'n Spray Insect
                                                     Killer
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Value Garden Supply, LLC         769-509            Diazinon 4-E
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Southern Agricultural            829-261            SA-50 Brand Diazinon
 Insecticides, Inc.                                  4E Insecticide
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agriliance                       1381-151           Imperial 5% Diazinon
                                 1381-164.........   Granular Insect
                                                     Control
                                                    Agrox DL Plus
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Voluntary Purchasing Groups,     7401-86            Ferti-lome
 Inc.                            7401-96..........   Worm Spray
                                 7401-99..........  Ferti-lome
                                 7401-102.........   Lawn Insect Killer
                                 7401-103.........  Ferti-lome
                                 7401-104.........   Special Cricket
                                 7401-105.........   Spray
                                 7401-110.........  Ferti-lome
                                 7401-214.........   Bagworm Spray
                                 7401-223.........  Ferti-lome
                                 7401-236.........   Diazinon Chinch Bug
                                 7401-262.........   Spray
                                 7401-277.........  Ferti-lome
                                 7401-278.........   Vegetable Spray
                                 7401-295.........  Ferti-lome
                                 7401-442.........   Aphid Spray
                                                    Ferti-lome
                                                     Liquid Rose Spray
                                                    Ferti-lome
                                                     Improved Rose Dust
                                                    Ferti-lome
                                                     White Grub Spray
                                                    Ferti-lome
                                                     White Grub Killer
                                                    Ferti-lome
                                                     Lawn Food
                                                     Containing Diazinon
                                                    Ferti-lome
                                                     Wasp and Hornet
                                                     Killer
                                                    Ferti-lome
                                                     Ant and Roach Spray
                                                    Ferti-lome
                                                     Garden Dust
                                                    Hi-Yield Diazinon 4E
                                                     Insect Spray
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Gowan Company                    10163-68           Prokil Diazinon 4EC
                                 10163-103........  Gowan Diazinon 50WP
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Lesco                            10404-11           Diazinon 500
                                                     Insecticide
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Platte Chemical Co.              34707-229          Clean Drop Diazinon
                                 34704-288........   4E
                                                    Clean Drop Diazinon
                                                     Seed Protectant
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Hi-Yield Chemical Company        34911-3            Hi-Yield
                                 34911-14.........   Diazinon Insect
                                 34911-15.........   Spray
                                 34911-22.........  Hi-Yield
                                 34911-24.........   Diazinon Dust
                                                    Hi-Yield
                                                     Ready-to-Use
                                                     Professional Kill-A-
                                                     Bug
                                                    Hi-Yield
                                                     General Purpose
                                                     Garden Dust
                                                    Hi-Yield
                                                     Imported Fire Ant
                                                     Killer
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Control Solutions Inc.           53883-47           Martin's Diazinon
                                                     Household Insect
                                                     Spray Ready to Use
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    EPA did not receive any substantive comments that would merit
further review expressing a need of diazinon products for indoor use.
Accordingly, the Agency is issuing an order in this notice canceling
the registrations identified in Table 1, as requested by the end-use
products registrants.

C. Requests for Voluntary Amendments of End-Use Product
Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses

    Pursuant to section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA, many end-use products
registrants submitted requests to amend a number of their diazinon end-
use product registrations to terminate the uses identified in List 1 of
this notice or any other uses as specified for each product in the
September 13, 2001 Diazinon 6(f) Notice and reiterated in Table 2
below. EPA did not receive any comments expressing a need for any of
the canceled uses. The registrations for which amendments to terminate
specific uses were requested are identified in the following Table 2:

        Table 2.--End-Use Product Registration Amendment Requests
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                                    Registration      Product Name: Use
            Company                    Number             Deletions
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Value Garden Supply, LLC         192-161            Dexol Diazinon 5%
                                                     Granules: Celery
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Riverdale                        228-177            Riverdale 5%
                                                     Diazinon Insect
                                                     Killer Granules:
                                                     Celery
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The Scotts Company               239-2364           Ortho Diazinon
                                 239-2619.........   Insect Spray:
                                 239-2643.........   Almonds
                                                    Ortho Hi-Power Ant,
                                                     Roach, and Spider
                                                     Spray Formula II:
                                                     Indoor Uses
                                                    Diazinon Insect
                                                     Spray 2: Almonds
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Value Garden Supply, LLC         769-689            SMCP Diazinon AG500:
                                                     Lawn Pest Control,
                                                     Nuisance Pests in
                                                     Outside Areas, and
                                                     Barrier Strips
                                 769-841            Miller Diazinon AG
                                                     Insecticide: Field
                                                     and Forage Uses,
                                                     Mushroom Houses,
                                                     Olives, Figs,
                                                     Filberts and
                                                     Pineapples
                                 769-954            AllPro Diazinon 50
                                                     WP Insecticide:
                                                     Lawn Uses, Nuisance
                                                     Pests, and
                                                     Grassland Pests
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Voluntary Purchasing Groups,     7401-213           Hi-Yield
 Inc.                                                Diazinon AG500
                                                     Insecticide:
                                                     Almonds, celery,
                                                     cucumbers, parsley,
                                                     parsnips, peppers,
                                                     potatoes (Irish),
                                                     squash (summer and
                                                     winter), sweet
                                                     potatoes, swiss
                                                     chard, turnips,
                                                     grassland insects,
                                                     and lawn pest
                                                     control
                                 7401-216           Ferti-lome
                                                     Diazinon Insect
                                                     Spray: Almonds
                                 7401-441           Ferti-lome
                                                     Diazinon Water Base
                                                     Concentrate:
                                                     Almonds
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gowan Company                    10163-100          Diazinon 4E: Beans,
                                                     cucumbers, parsley,
                                                     parsnips, peas,
                                                     peppers, potatoes,
                                                     squash (summer and
                                                     winter), sweet
                                                     potatoes, swiss
                                                     chard, turnips,
                                                     indoor ornamentals,
                                                     lawn pest control,
                                                     and nuisance pests
                                 10163-104          Diazinon 14G: Beans,
                                                     celery, cucumbers,
                                                     parsley, peas,
                                                     peppers, potatoes,
                                                     squash (summer and
                                                     winter), sweet
                                                     potatoes, swiss
                                                     chard, turnips, and
                                                     indoor ornamentals
                                 10163-116          Diazinon 5G: Beans,
                                                     celery, cucumbers,
                                                     parsley, peas,
                                                     peppers, potatoes,
                                                     squash (summer and
                                                     winter), sweet
                                                     potatoes, swiss
                                                     chard, turnips,
                                                     indoor ornamentals,
                                                     and lawn pest
                                                     control
                                 10163-163          Diazinon 50-WSB:
                                                     Beans, cucumbers,
                                                     parsley, parsnips,
                                                     peas, peppers,
                                                     potatoes, squash
                                                     (summer and
                                                     winter), sweet
                                                     potatoes, swiss
                                                     chard, turnips,
                                                     grassland insects,
                                                     livestock Insects,
                                                     fly control in
                                                     livestock
                                                     structures, and
                                                     indoor ornamentals
                                 10163-241          Diazinon 5F: Beans,
                                                     cucumbers, parsley,
                                                     parsnips, peas,
                                                     peppers, potatoes,
                                                     squash (summer and
                                                     winter), sweet
                                                     potatoes, swiss
                                                     chard, turnips,
                                                     grassland insects,
                                                     lawn pest control,
                                                     nuisance pests, and
                                                     indoor ornamentals
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hi-Yield Chemical Co.            34911-13           Hi-Yield 5% Diazinon
                                                     Insect Killer
                                                     Granules: Celery
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Control Solutions Inc.           53883-45           Martin's Diazinon
                                 53883-51.........   25E Lawn and Garden
                                                     Insect Control:
                                                     Almonds and Walnuts
                                                    Martin's 5% Diazinon
                                                     Granules: Celery
------------------------------------------------------------------------

III. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to section 6(f) of FIFRA, EPA hereby approves the
requested cancellations of diazinon product and use registrations
identified in Tables 1 and 2 of this Notice. Accordingly, the Agency
orders that the diazinon end-use product registrations identified in
Table 1 are hereby canceled. The Agency also orders that all of the
uses identified in List 1 and all other uses (including specific
outdoor non-agricultural uses) identified for deletion in Table 2 are
hereby canceled from the end-use product registrations identified in
Table 2. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the
products identified in Tables 1 and 2 in a manner inconsistent with the
terms of this Order or the Existing Stock Provisions in Unit IV. of
this Notice will be considered a violation of section 12(a)(2)(K) of
FIFRA and/or section 12(a)(1)(A) of FIFRA.

IV. Existing Stocks Provisions

    For purposes of this Order, the term ``existing stocks'' is
defined, pursuant to EPA's existing stocks policy published in the
Federal Register of June 26, 1991 (56 FR 29362), as those stocks of a
registered pesticide product which are currently in the United States
and which have been packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior
to the effective date of the cancellation or amendment. The existing
stocks provisions of this Cancellation Order are as follows:
    EPA intends that the cancellation order includes the following
existing stocks provisions:
    1. Distribution or sale of products bearing instructions for use on
agricultural crops. The distribution or sale of existing stocks by the
registrant of any product listed in Table 1 or 2 that bears
instructions for use on the agricultural crops identified in List 1
will not be lawful under FIFRA 1 year after the effective date of the
cancellation order, except for the purposes of shipping such stocks for
export consistent with section 17 of FIFRA or for proper disposal.
Persons other than the registrant may continue to sell or distribute
the existing stocks of any product listed in Table 2 that bears
instructions for any of the agricultural uses identified in List 1
after the effective date of the cancellation order.
    2. Distribution or sale of products bearing instructions for use on
outdoor non-agricultural sites. The distribution or sale of existing
stocks by the registrant of any product listed in Table 1 or 2 that
bears instructions for use on outdoor non-agricultural sites will not
be lawful under FIFRA 1 year after the effective date of the
cancellation order, except for the purposes of shipping such stocks for
export consistent with section 17 of FIFRA or for proper disposal.

Persons other than the registrant may continue to sell or distribute
the existing stocks of any product listed in Table 1 or 2 that bears
instructions for use on outdoor non-agricultural sites after the
effective date of the cancellation order.
    3. Distribution or sale of products bearing instructions for use on
indoor sites. The distribution or sale of existing stocks by the
registrant of any product listed in Table 1 or 2 that bears
instructions for use at or on any indoor sites (except mushroom
houses), shall not be lawful under FIFRA as of the effective date of
the cancellation order, except for the purposes of shipping such stocks
for export consistent with section 17 of FIFRA, or for proper disposal.
    4. Retail and other distribution or sale of existing stock of
products for indoor use. The distribution or sale of existing stocks by
any person other than the registrants of products listed in Table 1 or
2 bearing instructions for any indoor uses except mushroom houses will
not be lawful under FIFRA after December 31, 2002, except for the
purposes of shipping stocks for export consistent with section 17 of
FIFRA or for proper disposal.
    5. Use of existing stocks. EPA intends to permit the use of
existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 or 2 until such stocks
are exhausted, provided such use is in accordance with the existing
labeling of that product.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: February 22, 2002.
  Lois A. Rossi,
Director, Special Review and Registration Division, Office of Pesticide
Programs.
[FR Doc. 02-5326 Filed 3-5-02; 8:45 am]