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[Federal Register: November 18, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 222)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 62982-62983]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr18no99-8]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[OPP-300891B; FRL-6395-4]
RIN 2070-AB78


Propargite; Extension of Partial Stay of Order Revoking Certain
Tolerances

 AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
 ACTION: Extension of partial stay of final rule.
SUMMARY: EPA is extending by 30-days a stay concerning the revocation
of tolerances for propargite on apples and plums (fresh prunes) leaving
those tolerances in place until December 18, 1999.
 DATES: The reinstatement amendments published on November 1, 1999 (64
FR 58792) are extended effective from November 18, 1999 until December
18, 1999.
 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For technical information contact:
Joseph Nevola, Special Review Branch, (7508C), Special Review and
Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460.
Office location: Special Review Branch, CM #2, 6th floor, 1921
Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. Telephone: (703) 308-8037; e-mail:
nevola.joseph@epa.gov.
 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an
agricultural producer, food manufacturer or pesticide manufacturer.
Potentially affected categories and entities may include, but are not
limited to:

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                                                 Examples of Potentially
              Categories                NAICS       Affected Entities
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Industry                                   111  Crop production
                                           112  Animal production
                                           311  Food manufacturing
                                         32532  Pesticide manufacturing
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This listing is not exhaustive, but is a guide to entities likely
to be regulated by this action. The North American Industrial
Classification System (NAICS) codes will assist you in determining
whether this action applies to you. If you have questions regarding the
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person
listed in the ``FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT'' section.

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/.
    2.  In person. The Agency has established an official record for
this action under docket control number OPP-300891B. 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. What Action is the Agency Taking?

     In the Federal Register of July 21, 1999 (64 FR 39068) (FRL-6089-
7), EPA issued an order by final rule revoking tolerances in
Sec. 180.259(a)(1) for the use of propargite on apples; apricots;
beans, succulent; cranberries; figs; peaches; pears; plums (fresh
prunes); and strawberries. EPA revoked the tolerances on the grounds
that previous

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cancellation of the underlying uses for propargite rendered the
tolerances unnecessary. In the final rule, EPA set an effective date of
October 19, 1999 for the revocations.
    Any person adversely affected by the July 21, 1999 Order was
allowed 60 days to file written objections to the order and a written
request for an evidentiary hearing on the objections.
    EPA received an objection from Uniroyal Chemical Company requesting
EPA to modify the effective date of revocation for propargite on
apples; and plums (fresh prunes). Uniroyal also requested an
evidentiary hearing. On November 1, 1999 EPA stayed the removal of the
tolerances for apples; and plums (fresh prunes) and reinstated the
tolerance levels for these commodities effective from October 19, 1999
until November 18, 1999 in order to determine whether to grant the
request for modification and if so, for what length of time (64 FR
58792) (FRL-6390-4). Since the objection is still under consideration,
EPA is extending the stay of revocation for apples and plums (fresh
prunes) by 30 days.
    By this document, EPA is extending the stay for the removal of the
tolerances for apples; and plums (fresh prunes) in Sec. 180.259(a)(1)
from November 18, 1999 until December 18, 1999 in order to allow EPA to
determine whether to grant the request for modification and if so, for
what length of time.

List of Subjects 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure,
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: November 10, 1999.

Jack E. Housenger,

Acting Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 99-30200 Filed 11-17-99; 8:45 am]
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