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endrin Tolerance Revocation--Final Rule 5/93

Endrin; Revocation of Tolerances 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

ACTION: Final rule.



SUMMARY: This document revokes the tolerances listed in 40 CFR 

180.131 for residues of the insecticide endrin (hexachloroepoxyoctahydro-

endo,endo-dimethanonaphthalene) in or on various raw agricultural 

commodities. EPA is initiating this action because all registered 

uses of endrin on food/feed commodities have been canceled. 

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

ADDRESSES: Written objections, identified by document control 

number, [OPP-300254A], may be submitted to: Hearing Clerk (A110), 

Environmental Protection Agency, rm. 3708, 401 M St., SW., Washington, 

DC 20460. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Jim Downing, Registration 

Division (H-7505C), Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., 

SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone number: 

Rm. 718H, CM .2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202, 


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces the revocation 

of all tolerances established under section 408 of the Federal 

Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, for residues 

of the insecticide endrin in or on various raw agricultural 

commodities. These tolerances are listed in 40 CFR 180.131.

   EPA issued proposed rule, published in the Federal Register 

of August 12, 1992 (57 FR 36047), which proposed the revocation 

of tolerances for residues of endrin in or on all the raw agricultural 

commodities listed in 40 CFR 180.131, as follows: Sugar beets; 

sugar beet tops; broccoli; brussels sprouts; cabbage; cauliflower; 

cotton seed; cucumbers; eggplant; peppers; potatoes; summer 

squash; and tomatoes. 

   EPA's decision to revoke all endrin tolerances listed in 

40 CFR 180.131 was based on the fact that endrin is no longer 

domestically registered under FIFRA for use on any food crops, 

and a tolerance is generally not necessary for a pesticide chemical 

that is not registered for a particular food use.

   EPA has reviewed recent endrin residue monitoring data concerning 

possible persistence of endrin in the environment, and, based 

on these data, EPA will not recommend any action levels for 


   No public comments or requests for referral to an advisory 

committee were received in response to the notice of proposed 


   Therefore, based on information considered by EPA and discussed 

in detail in the August 12, 1992 proposal and in this final 

rule, EPA is hereby revoking all tolerances listed in 40 CFR 

180.131 for residues of endrin.

   Any person adversely affected by this regulation revoking 

the tolerances 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 the 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 August 12, 1992, the 

EPA has determined, pursuant to the requirements of Executive 

Order 12291, that 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 

impact on a substantial number of small businesses, small governments, 

or small organizations. The reasons for this conclusion are 

discussed in the August 12, 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.

. 180.131   [Removed]

   2. By removing . 180.131 Endrin; tolerances for residues.

[FR Doc. 93-13575 Filed 6-8-93; 8:45 am]