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Lindane (Isotox) - Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments 7/02

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[OPP-2002-0136; FRL-7186-4]
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 amendments by registrants to delete
uses in certain pesticide registrations. 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. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the
request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request on the
Federal Register.
DATES: The deletions are effective on January 13, 2003, unless
indicated otherwise. The Agency will consider withdrawal requests
postmarked on or before January 13, 2003.
    Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites
being deleted should contact the applicable registrant on or before,
unless indicated otherwise, January 13, 2003.
ADDRESSES: Withdrawal requests may be submitted by mail,electronically,
or in person. Please follow the detailed instructions for each method
as provided in Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. To ensure
proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that you identify docket ID
number OPP-2002-0136 in the subject line on the first page of your
response.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: James A. Hollins, Office of
Pesticide Programs (7502C), Environmental Protection Agency,1200
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703)
305-5761; e-mail address: hollins.james@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
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," "Regulations and Proposed Rules," and then look up the
entry for this document under the "Federal Register--Environmental
Documents." You can also go directly to the Federal Register listing
at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    2. In person. The Agency has established an official record for
this action under docket ID number OPP-2002-0136. 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 this official record, which
includes printed, paper versions of any electronic comments submitted
during as applicable comment period, is available for inspection in the
Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Room 119,
Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA, from
8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding legal
holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
C. How and to Whom Do I Submit Withdrawal Requests?
    You may submit withdrawal requests through the mail, in person, or
electronically. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, it is imperative that
you identify docket ID number OPP-2002-0136 in the subject line on the
first page of your response.
    1. By mail. Submit your withdrawal request to: James A. Hollins,
Office of Pesticide Programs (7502C), Environmental Protection Agency,
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    2. In person or by courier. Deliver your withdrawal request to:
Public Information and Records Integrity
Branch (PIRIB), Information Resources and Services Division (7502C),
Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Environmental Protection Agency,
Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington,
VA. The PIRIB is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,
excluding legal holidays. The PIRIB telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    3. Electronically. You may submit your withdrawal
requestelectronically by e-mail to: opp-docket@epa.gov, or you can
submit a computer disk as described above. Do not submit any
information electronically that you consider to be CBI. Avoid the use
of special characters and any form of encryption. Electronic
submissions will be accepted in WordPerfect 6.1/8.0 or ASCII file
format. All withdrawal requests in electronic form must be identified
by docket ID number OPP-2002-0136. Electronic withdrawal requests may
also be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.
D. How Should I Handle CBI that I Want to Submit to the Agency?
    Do not submit any information electronically that you consider to
be CBI. You may claim information that you submit to EPA in response to
this document as CBI by marking any part or all of that information as
CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance
with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. In addition to one complete
version of the withdrawal request that includes any information claimed
as CBI, a copy of the withdrawal request that does not contain the
information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the
public version of the official record. Information not marked
confidential will be included in the public version of the official
record without prior notice. If you have any questions about CBI or the
procedures for claiming CBI, please consult the person listed underFOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
II. What Action is the Agency Taking?
    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from
registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. These
registrations are listed in Table 1 by registration number, product
name/active ingredient, and specific uses deleted:
Table 1.--Registrations With Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Registration No.
Product
Chemical Name
Delete From Label
000655–00028 Lindane Technical Powder Lindane Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery,
collards, lettuce, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes,
spinach and Swiss chard
000655–00028 Prentox Lindane Technical
Powder
Lindane
Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery,
collards, lettuce, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes,
spinach and Swiss chard
004581–00405 TOPSIN M 4.5F for Turf and
Ornamentals
Thiophanate-methyl Sod farms
005481–00225 Technical Lindane Lindane Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery,
collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes,
spinach and Swiss chard
007501–00034 Gustafson Lindane 30C Lindane Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and radishes
007501–00038 Gustafson Captan Lindane 12.5-25 Seed Protectant Lindane Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, and spinach
019713–00061 Drexel Lindane Technical 1 Lindane Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery,
collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes,
spinach, and Swiss chard
019713–00191 Drexel Lindane Technical 2 Lindane Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery,
collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes,
spinach, and Swiss chard
019713–00262 Drexel 25% Lindane Seed Treater Lindane Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce,
radishes, and spinach
019713–00387 Drexel Lindane Flowable Lindane Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce,
radishes, and spinach
019713–00401 Drexel Lindane 300 Flowable Lindane Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery,
collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes,
spinach, and Swiss chard
034704–00653 Captan Seed Treater with Lindane Lindane Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, radishes,
milo, and spinach
034704–00658 Lindane 25 Planter Box Seed Treater Lindane Lettuce, milo, and spinach
034704–00674 Lindane 25 EC-LF Lindane Broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce,
milo, radishes, and spinach
034704–00737 Maneb-Lindane Lindane Soybeans
034797–00029 General Purpose Aqueous Insecticide (Butylcarbityl)(6-
propylpiperonyl) ether 80%
and related compounds;
Pyrethrins
Surface spray, space spray, and mosquito adulticide
066330–00019 Isotox Seed Treater (F) Lindane Alfalfa/clover/beans/cabbage/cauliflower/broccoli/brussel
sprouts/radishes/carrots/onions/cotton/cucumbers/cantaloupe/
watermelon/squash/pumpkin/flax/okra/peas/
safflower/sudangrass/spinach/soybean/sugars beets
    Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites
being deleted should contact the applicable registrant before January
13, 2002, unless indicated otherwise, to discuss withdrawal of the
application for amendment. This 180-day period will also permit
interested members of the public to intercede with registrants prior to
the Agency's approval of the deletion.
    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 Voluntary Cancellation
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              EPA Company no.                 Company Name and Address
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000655                                      Prentiss Inc., C.B. 2000,
                                             Floral Park, NY 11001.
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004581                                      Cerexagri, Inc., 630 Freedom
                                             Business Center, Suite 402,
                                             King Of Prussia, PA 19046.

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005481                                      AMVAC Chemical Corp., Attn:
                                             Jon C. Wood, 4695 Macarthur
                                             Ct., Suite 1250, Newport
                                             Beach, CA 92660.
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007501                                      Gustafson LLC, Box 660065,
                                             Dallas, TX 75266.
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019713                                      Drexel Chemical Co, 1700
                                             Channel Ave., Box 13327,
                                             Memphis, TN 38113.
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034704                                      Jane Cogswell, Agent For:
                                             Platte Chemical Co Inc.,
                                             Box 667, Greeley, CO 80632.
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034797                                      Qualis Inc., 4600 Park Ave.,
                                             Des Moines, IA 50321.
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066330                                      Arvesta Corp., 100 First
                                             Street, Suite 1700, San
                                             Francisco, CA 94105.
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III. What is the Agency 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 theFederal Register. Thereafter, the Administrator
may approve such a request.
IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request
    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for use deletion must
submit such withdrawal in writing to James A. Hollins, at the address
underFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked on or before January
13, 2002, unless indicated otherwise.
V. 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 after approval of the revision, unless other restrictions have
been imposed, as in special review actions.
List of Subjects
    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.
    Dated: July 8, 2002.
Arnold E. Layne,
Acting Director, Information Resources and Services Division.
[FR Doc. 02-17986 Filed 7-16-02; 8:45 am]