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crezasin Pesticide Petition Filing 11/97


[Federal Register: December 3, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 232)]
[Notices]               
[Page 63940-63942]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr03de97-73]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[PF-774; FRL-5751-9]

 
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide 
petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of 
certain pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities.
DATES: Comments, identified by the docket control number PF-774, must 
be received on or before January 2, 1998.
ADDRESSES: By mail submit written comments to: Public Information and 
Records Integrity Branch, Information Resources and Services Division 
(7506C), Office of Pesticides Programs, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. In person bring comments 
to: Rm. 1132, CM #2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.
    Comments and data may also be submitted electronically to: opp-
docket@epamail.epa.gov. Follow the instructions under ``SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.'' No confidential business information should be submitted 
through e-mail.
    Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be 
claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information as 
``Confidential Business Information'' (CBI). CBI should not be 
submitted through e-mail. Information marked as CBI will not be 
disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 
2. A copy of the comment that does not contain CBI must be submitted 
for inclusion in the public record. Information not marked confidential 
may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. All written 
comments will be available for public inspection in Rm. 1132 at the 
address given above, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Treva Alston, Registration 
Division (7505W), Office of Pesticide Programs, 401 M St., SW., 
Washington, DC 20460. Office location, telephone number and e-mail 
address: Rm. 4W55 4th floor, CS1, 2800 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA, 
(703) 308-8373, e-mail: alston.traver@epamail.epa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has received pesticide petitions as 
follows proposing the establishment and/or amendment of regulations for 
residues of certain pesticide chemicals in or on various food 
commodities under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Comestic 
Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a. EPA has determined that these petitions 
contain data or information regarding the elements set forth in section 
408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the 
submitted data at this time or whether the data supports granting of 
the petition. Additional data may be needed before EPA rules on the 
petition.
    The official record for this notice of filing, as well as the 
public version, has been established for this notice of filing under 
docket control number [PF-774] (including comments and data submitted 
electronically as described below). A public version of this record, 
including printed, paper versions of electronic comments, which does 
not include any information claimed as CBI, is available for inspection 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The official record is located at the address in 
``ADDRESSES'' at the beginning of this document.
    Electronic comments can be sent directly to EPA at:
    opp-docket@epamail.epa.gov


    Electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the 
use of special characters and any form of encryption. Comment and data 
will also be accepted on disks in Wordperfect 5.1 file format or ASCII 
file format. All comments and data in electronic form must be 
identified by the docket number [PF-774] and appropriate petition 
number. Electronic comments on notice may be filed online at many 
Federal Depository Libraries.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Food additives, 
Feed additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Dated: November 20, 1997.

James Jones,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

Summaries of Petitions

    Petitioner summaries of the pesticide petitions are printed below 
as required by section 408(d)(3) of the FFDCA. The summaries of the 
petitions were prepared by the petitioners and represent the views of 
the petitioners. EPA is publishing the petition summaries verbatim 
without editing them in any way. The petition summary announces the 
availability of a description of the analytical methods available to 
EPA for the detection and measurement of the pesticide chemical 
residues or an explanation of why no such method is needed.

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1. GlobeTech Industries Corporation

PP 7E4810

    EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 7E4810) from GlobeTech 
Industries Corporation, 57 Pratt Street, Suite 504, Hartford, CT 06103 
proposing pursuant to section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug and 
Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 346a(d), to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish 
an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for Crezasin when used 
as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing 
crops.
    EPA has determined that the petition contains data or information 
regarding the elements set forth in section 408(d)(2) of the FFDCA; 
however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted 
data at this time or whether the data supports granting of the 
petition. Additional data may be needed before EPA rules on the 
petition.

A. Toxicological Profile

    The toxicity of Crezasin has been studied in Russia and the 
territories of the Former USSR for a period of 20 years on insects 
(bees, silkworms,) birds (chickens, ducks, turkeys), rabbits, dogs, 
sheep, swine and cattle and on an international level with companies 
from Japan, Mongolia, France, USA, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland. The 
results of experiments on the toxic effects of Crezasin on different 
animals indicate that the preparation has low toxicity with weakly 
defined cumulation and has a high index of safe application, 
LD<INF>50</INF>= 3,600 +/- 320 milligrams/kilogram in laboratory female 
mice and LC<INF>50</INF>= 6,570 +/- 150 milligrams/kilogram in 
laboratory female rats. The 50% lethal concentration (LC<INF>50</INF>) 
of Crezasin in water for Daphnia is 221.5 milligrams/liter.

B. Aggregate Exposure

    The usage pattern for Crezasin includes an economical effect on a 
limited number of agriculture cultures including potatoes, tomatoes, 
grapes and cereal grains (wheat, barley and oats). Practical usage of 
Crezasin is for the treatment of seeds and foliar spraying of plants. 
Rates of seed treatment of agricultural crops is between 2 - 10 grams 
per metric tons of seeds. Applications higher than 10 grams/ton can 
result in a reduced economic benefit of usage. For spraying of growing 
plants, the recommended dosage rates are between 0.32 x 10<SUP>-4</SUP> 
moles/liter (100 mg/liter) and 0.06 x10<SUP>-4</SUP> moles/liter (20 
mg/liter) of Crezasin, with working solution rates up to 166 liters/
acre (400 liters/hectare). Application rates higher than 
10<SUP>-4</SUP> moles/liter have resulted in a reduced economic 
benefit. The usage of Crezasin in ornamental plants, lawn care and 
other decorative public landscaping has not resulted in an economical 
or biological benefit, and thus its usage would not be found in these 
applications.
    Relating to the mobility and persistence in soils. Crezasin is 
considered easily soluble in water at 100 grams/liter at pH 7, 25 
degrees C. Crezasin is considered moderately stable in water, at pH 7, 
25 degrees C, 50% hydrolysis of Crezasin in water is observed in 8.59 
days, 95% hydrolysis is observed in 43.5 days. The constant of 
hydrolysis in neutral water is: C<INF>1</INF><SUP>25</SUP> = 0.05 
day<SUP>-1</SUP>. The persistence of Crezasin in soils, pH 5 - 8, 
organic matter content 1% - 4%, at 20 degrees C: 50% Crezasin 
degradation is observed in 16 days and 90% degradation is observed in 
23.5 days.

C. Safety Determination

    Based on the very low level of substance toxicity, relatively short 
period of environmental fate and its usage pattern which results in low 
concentration usage, Crezasin exhibits very minimal risk exposure both 
in dietary and non-occupational exposures to children.

D. International Tolerances

    There are no Codex maximum residue levels established for residues 
of Crezasin.

[FR Doc. 97-31549 Filed 12-2-97; 8:45 am]
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