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terbufos (Counter) Pesticide Tolerance--Final Rule 5/93

40 CFR Part 180

[PP 8E3574/R1194; FRL-4580-8]

RIN 2070-AB78

Pesticide Tolerance for Terbufos

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This document establishes a 2-year time-limited import 
tolerance for the combined residues of the insecticide/nematicide 
terbufos and its cholinesterase-inhibiting metabolites in or 
on the raw agricultural commodity (RAC) coffee beans. This regulation 
to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of the 
insecticide/nematicide in or on the commodity was requested 
in a petition submitted by the American Cyanamid Co.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This regulation becomes effective May 19, 1993. 

ADDRESSES: Written objections, identified by the document control 
number, [PP 8E3574/R1194], may be submitted to: Hearing Clerk 
(A-110), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. M3708, 401 M St., 
SW., Washington, DC 20460.

Product Manager (PM) 14, Registration Division (H7505C), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office 
location and telephone number: Rm. 219, CM .2, 1921 Jefferson 
Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202, (703)-305-6600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of March 
10, 1993 (58 FR 13236), EPA issued a proposed rule that gave 
notice that the American Cyanamid Co., P.O. Box 400, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, had submitted pesticide petition (PP) 8E3574 to EPA 
requesting that the Administrator, pursuant to section 408(e) 
of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 346a(e)), 
propose to establish a tolerance for the combined residues of 
the insecticide/nematicide terbufos and its cholinesterase-inhibiting 
metabolites in or on the raw agricultural commodity coffee beans 
at 0.05 part per million.

   There were no comments or requests for referral to an advisory 
committee received in response to the proposed rule. 
   The data submitted in the petition 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 tolerance will protect the public health. Therefore, 
the tolerance is established as set forth below.
   Any person adversely affected by this regulation may, within 
30 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register, 
file written objections 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 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).
   The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this rule 
from the requirements of section 3 of Executive Order 12291.
   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 Part 180

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

Dated: May 10, 1993.

Douglas D. Campt,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
   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.

   2. In . 180.352, by adding new paragraph (b), to read as 

. 180.352   Terbufos; tolerances for residues.
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   (b) A time-limited tolerance to expire May 19, 1995 is established 
for combined residues of the insecticide/nematicide terbufos 
(S-[(1,1-dimethyl)thio]methyl] O,O-diethyl phosphorodithioate 
and its cholinesterase-inhibiting metabolites in or on the following 
raw agricultural commodity. 

                           Commodity                              Parts per   
Coffee beans...................................................         0.05  

There are no U.S. registrations as of March 10, 1993 for coffee 

[FR Doc. 93-11873 Filed 5-18-93; 8:45 am]