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methoprene (Altosid) Pesticide Tolerance 4/94

40 CFR Parts 180, 185, and 186



[PP 4F3103, FAP 3H5654/R2055; FRL-4775-3]



RIN 2070-AB78



Pesticide Tolerances for Methoprene



AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).



ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document establishes tolerances for residues of 

the insecticide methoprene in or on various agricultural commodities. 

Zoecon Corp., A Sandoz Co., requested this regulation to establish 

the maximum permissible levels of methoprene in or on the commodities. 

This document also deletes certain obsolete food additive tolerances 

for methoprene. 



EFFECTIVE DATE: This regulation becomes effective May 10, 1994. 



ADDRESSES: Written objections, identified by the document control 

number, [PP 4F3103, FAP 3H5654/R2055], may be submitted to: 

Hearing Clerk (1900), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. M3708, 

401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. A copy of any objections 

and hearing requests filed with the Hearing Clerk should be 

identified by the document control number and submitted to: 

Public Response and Program Resources Branch, Field Operations 

Division (7506C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 

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

person, bring copy of objections and hearing request to: Rm. 

1132, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202. 

Fees accompanying objections shall be labeled ``Tolerance Petition 

Fees'' and forwarded to: EPA Headquarters Accounting Operations 

Branch, OPP (Tolerance Fees), P.O. Box 360277M, Pittsburgh, 

PA 15251. 



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Phillip O. Hutton, 

Product Manager (PM) 18, Registration Division (7505C), Office 

of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 

M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone 

number: Rm. 213, CM#2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, 

VA 22202, (703)-305-7690.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of March 

11, 1994 (59 FR 11570), EPA proposed to delete an expired, temporary 

food additive tolerance of 10 parts per million (ppm) for residues 

of the insecticide methoprene (isopropyl (E,E)-11-methoxy-3,7,11-

trimethyl-2,4-dodecadienoate) in or on raisins, wheat flour, 

macaroni (wheat), rice cereal, rye cereal, barley cereal, wheat 

cereal, corn cereal, corn meal, grits, hominy, oat cereal, spices, 

dry dog food, dried apples, dried apricots, dried peaches, and 

dried prunes resulting from applictions of methoprene in accordance 

with the provisions of an experimental use permit that expired 

September 21, 1986. The tolerance was established under section 

409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 348) 

and appears in chapter I of title 40 of the Code of Federal 

Regulations (40 CFR 185.4150(b)). This temporary tolerance was 

established with issuance of an experimental use permit (EUP) 

and expired on September 21, 1986. The tolerance is obsolete, 

and EPA is removing it. 



   In the same Federal Register proposed rule (59 FR 11570, 

March 11, 1994), EPA described the submission of pesticide petition 

(PP) 4F3103 and food additive petition (FAP) 3H5654 from Zoecon 

Corp., A Sandoz Co., and proposed to establish tolerances under 

section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 

U.S.C. 346a, for the insecticide methoprene in or on various 

agricultural commodities. 

   There were no comments or requests for referral to an advisory 

committee received in response to the proposed rule. 

   The data submitted relevant to the proposal and other relevant 

material have been evaluated and discussed in the proposed rule. 

Based on the data and information considered, the Agency concludes 

that the tolerances will protect the public health. Therefore, 

the tolerances are established as set forth below.

   Any person adversely affected by these regulations may, within 

30 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register, 

file written objections and/or request a hearing with the Hearing 

Clerk, at the address given above (40 CFR 178.20). A copy of 

the objections and/or hearing requests filed with the Hearing 

Clerk should be submitted to the OPP docket for this rulemaking. 

The objections submitted must specify the provisions of the 

regulations 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 such issues, 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 of such 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).

   Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, Oct. 4, 1993), 

the Agency must determine whether the regulatory action is ``significant'' 

and therefore subject to review by the Office of Management 

and Budget (OMB) and the requirements of the Executive Order. 

Under section 3(f), the order defines a ``significant regulatory 

action'' as an action that is likely to result in a rule (1) 

having an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more, 

or adversely and materially affecting a sector of the economy, 

productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health 

or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or communities 

(also referred to as ``economically significant''); (2) creating 

serious inconsistency or otherwise interfering with an action 

taken or planned by another agency; (3) materially altering 

the budgetary impacts of entitlement, grants, user fees, or 

loan programs or the rights and obligations or recipients thereof; 

or (4) raising novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal 

mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles set 

forth in this Executive Order. 

   Pursuant to the terms of the Executive Order, EPA has determined 

that this rule is not ``significant'' and is therefore not subject 

to OMB review. 

   Pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility 

Act (Pub. L. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164, 5 U.S.C. 601-612), the Administrator 

has determined that regulations establishing new tolerances 

or raising tolerance levels or establishing exemptions from 

tolerance requirements do not have a significant economic impact 

on a substantial number of small entities. A certification statement 

to this effect was published in the Federal Register of May 

4, 1981 (46 FR 24950).



List of Subjects in 40 CFR Parts 180, 185, and 186



   Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 

Agricultural commodities, Food additives, Feed additives, Pesticides 

and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.



   Dated: April 20, 1994.





Douglas D. Campt,

Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

   Therefore, chapter I of title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations 

is amended as follows:



PART 180-[AMENDED]



   1. In part 180: 

   a. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read 

as follows:



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



   b. By revising sec 180.359, to read as follows:



sec 180.359   Methoprene; tolerances for residues.



   Tolerances are established for residues of the insect growth 

regulator methoprene (isopropyl (E,E)-11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyl-

2,4-dodecadienoate) in or on the following raw agricultural 

commodities:





                                                                              

                                                                              

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                          Commodity                           |  Parts per    

                                                              |   million     

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Barley....................................................... |         5.0   

Buckweat..................................................... |         5.0   

Cattle, fat.................................................. |         1.0   

Cattle, meat................................................. |         0.1   

Cattle, meat byproducts...................................... |         0.1   

Corn (except popcorn and sweetcorn).......................... |         5.0   

Eggs......................................................... |         0.1   

Goats, fat................................................... |         1.0   

Goats, meat.................................................. |         0.1   

Goats, meat byproducts....................................... |         0.1   

Hogs, fat.................................................... |         1.0   

Hogs, meat................................................... |         0.1   

Hogs, meat byproducts........................................ |         0.1   

Horses, fat.................................................. |         1.0   

Horses, meat................................................. |         0.1   

Horses, meat byproducts...................................... |         0.1   

Milk......................................................... |         0.1   

Millet....................................................... |         5.0   

Mushrooms.................................................... |         1.0   

Oats......................................................... |         5.0   

Peanuts...................................................... |         2.0   

Peanut hulls................................................. |        40.0   

Poultry, fat................................................. |         1.0   

Poultry, meat................................................ |         0.1   

Poultry, meat byproducts..................................... |         0.1   

Rice......................................................... |         5.0   

Rye.......................................................... |         5.0   

Sheep, fat................................................... |         1.0   

Sheep, meat.................................................. |         0.1   

Sheep, meat byproducts....................................... |         0.1   

Sorghum (milo)............................................... |         5.0   

Wheat........................................................ |         5.0   

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PART 185-[AMENDED]



   2. In part 185:

   a. The authority citation for part 185 continues to read 

as follows:



   Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a and 348.



   b. In sec 185.4150, by revising paragraph (b), to read as follows:



sec 185.4150   Methoprene.

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   (b) A tolerance of 10 parts per million is established for 

residues of isopropyl ((E,E)-11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyl-2,4-

dodecadienoate) in or on the food additive commodity cereal 

grain milled fractions (except flour and rice hulls). 



PART 186-[AMENDED]



   3. In part 186:



   Authority: 21 U.S.C. 348.



   b. In sec 186.4150, by adding new paragraph (d), to read as 

follows:



sec 186.4150   Methoprene.

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   (d) Tolerances are established for residues of the insect 

growth regulator methoprene (isopropyl (E,E)-11-methoxy-3,7,11-

trimethyl-2,4-dodecadienoate) in or on the following feed additive 

commodities:





                                                                              

                                                                              

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                              Feed                                Parts per   

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Cereal grain milled fractions (except flour and rice hulls)....           10  

Rice hulls.....................................................           25  

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[FR Doc. 94-11197 Filed 5-9-94; 8:45 am]