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SPEAK YOUR MIND - EPA OPEN COMMENTS: All background or corresponding documents can be accessed by clicking on the link at the top of the notice, or by doing a "Search" on the Docket ID number at Regulation.gov. You can sign up to receive EPA Pesticide Program alerts directly to your email through this link. Beyond Pesticides encourages citizens to submit comments on upcoming decisions through the Regulation.gov website or by emailing EPA your concerns/comments about pesticides (include Docket Number). For step by step directions for online submissions, see EPA's instruction webpage.

April 1 - April 30

Emergency Exemptions; Applications: Diflubenzuron
Purpose: EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide diflubenzuron (CAS No. 35367-38-5) to treat up to 26,000 acres of alfalfa to control grasshoppers and Mormon crickets.
Comments: Comments must be received on or before May 15, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0223.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703)305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Methyl Bromide; Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendment To Terminate a Certain Use; Amendment to Existing Stocks Provision
Purpose: In this notice, EPA is amending the existing stocks provisions in the May 20, 2011 order to allow the sale or distribution of existing stocks of the identified methyl bromide products only for use on golf courses through November 30, 2014, and to limit the use of existing stocks of those products that are purchased after April 30, 2014 to use only on golf courses.
Comments: Comments not accepted
Contact: Susan Bartow, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0065; fax number: (703) 308-8005; email address: bartow.susan@epa.gov.

Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act
Purpose: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are publishing for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Rapanos v. United States, and Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). This proposal would enhance protection for the nation's public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by increasing clarity as to the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act.
Comments: Submit comments on or before July 21, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.
Contact: Ms. Donna Downing, Office of Water (4502-T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number 202-566-2428; email address: CWAwaters@epa.gov. Ms. Stacey Jensen, Regulatory Community of Practice (CECW-CO-R), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314; telephone number 202-761-5856; email address: USACE_CWA_Rule@usace.army.mil.

Pesticide Products: Registration Applications for New Active Ingredients
Purpose: EPA has received several applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Comments: Comments must be received on or before May 19, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD) (7511P), email address: BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov or Lois Rossi, Registration Division (RD) (7505P), email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov; main telephone number: (703) 305-7090; mailing address: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person's name, division, and mail code.

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows an August 28, 2013, Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II., to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the August 28, 2013 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests.
Comments: No comments accepted. The cancellations are effective April 11, 2014.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8195; email address: pates.john@epa.gov.

Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application, Comment Request
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 8917-EUP-R from J.R. Simplot Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the Rpi-vnt1 gene that expresses the VNT1 protein in Innate TM 2.0 branded potato varieties. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Comments: Comments must be received on or before May 9, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0212.
Contact: Shanaz Bacchus, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8097; email address: bacchus.shanaz@epa.gov.

Pesticides: Web-Distributed Labeling for Pesticide Products; Guidance
Purpose: The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) titled “Web-Distributed Labeling for Pesticide Products.” This PR Notice was issued by the Agency on March 24, 2014, and is identified as PR Notice 2014-1. PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel
Comments: No comments accepted.
Contact: Michelle Arling, Field & External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-5891; email address: arling.michelle@epa.gov.

March 1 - March 31

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: 2014 and 2015 Critical Use Exemption from the Phase out of Methyl Bromide
Purpose: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing uses that qualify for the critical use exemption (CUE) and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced or imported for those uses for both the 2014 and 2015 control periods. EPA is proposing this action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect consensus decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer at the Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Meetings of the Parties.
Chemical: Methyl bromide
Comments: Comments must be submitted by April 21, 2014. Any party requesting a public hearing must notify the contact person listed below by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 12, 2014. If a hearing is requested it will be held on March 24, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0065.
Contact: Jeremy Arling by telephone at (202) 343-9055, or by email at arling.jeremy@epa.gov or by mail at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection Division, Stratospheric Program Implementation Branch (6205J), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: 2014 and 2015 Critical Use Exemption from the Phase out of Methyl Bromide
Purpose: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing uses that qualify for the critical use exemption (CUE) and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced or imported for those uses for both the 2014 and 2015 control periods. EPA is proposing this action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect consensus decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer at the Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Meetings of the Parties.
Chemical: Methyl bromide
Comments: Comments must be submitted by April 21, 2014. Any party requesting a public hearing must notify the contact person listed below by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 12, 2014. If a hearing is requested it will be held on March 24, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0065.
Contact: Jeremy Arling by telephone at (202) 343-9055, or by email at arling.jeremy@epa.gov or by mail at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection Division, Stratospheric Program Implementation Branch (6205J), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions: Pesticides
Purpose: EPA is proposing updates and revisions to the existing worker protection regulation for pesticides. The proposed changes are in response to extensive stakeholder review of the regulation and its implementation since 1992, and reflect current research on how to mitigate occupational pesticide exposure to agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. EPA is proposing to strengthen the protections provided to agricultural workers and handlers under the worker protection standard by improving elements of the existing regulation, such as training, notification, communication materials, use of personal protective equipment, and decontamination supplies.
Chemicals: Various
Comment: Comments must be received on or before June 17, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0184.
Contact: Kathy Davis, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-7002; fax number: (703) 308-2962; email address: davis.kathy@epa.gov.

Draft Guidances: Pesticides; Consideration of Volatilization in Pesticide Risk Assessment
Purpose: EPA is announcing the availability of several draft guidance documents for public comment. These documents detail EPA’s approach in developing a pesticide volatilization screening methodology for human health. Once final, these guidance documents will be posted on EPA’s website, to promote consistent risk assessment practices and provide transparency for pesticide registrants and other interested stakeholders.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Must be received on or before May 27, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0219.
Contact: Charles Smith, Health Effects Division (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-0291; email address: smith.charles@epa.gov.

Draft Guidances: Pesticides; Consideration of Spray Drift in Pesticide Risk Assessment
Purpose: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of January 29, 2014, concerning the availability of two draft guidance documents for public comment. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from March 31, 2014 to April 30, 2014. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for commenters to prepare their responses.
Chemicals: Various
Comment: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0676, must be received on or before April 30, 2014.
Contact: For the ecological risk assessment guidance document, Faruque Khan, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6127; email address : khan.faruque@epa.gov.

Pesticide Petitions: Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities; Withdrawals
Purpose: This document announces the withdrawal of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. The petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioners or administratively by the Agenc.
Chemical: Various
Comments: The pesticide petitions in this document are withdrawn as of March 31, 2014.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. You may also reach each contact person by mail at Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.


February 1 - February 28

Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Memorandum of Understanding
Purpose: EPA is announcing the availability of the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and the Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding implementation of Executive Order 13186, “Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds” for public comment. The purpose of this MOU is to promote the conservation of migratory bird populations through enhanced collaboration between EPA's OPP and FWS regarding actions carried out by OPP.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Comments must be received on or before March 7, 2014.
Contact: Catherine Eiden, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7887; fax number: (703) 308-8005; email address: eiden.catherine@epa.gov

D-mannose; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of D-mannose (CAS Reg. No. 3458-28-4) when used as an inert ingredient (sequestrant, binder, or filler) in pesticide formulations applied pre-harvest to growing crops. ISK Biosciences Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.
Chemicals: D-mannose
Comment: This regulation is effective February 7, 2014. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before April 8, 2014, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

Intent to Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: 4 Notices of Intent to Suspend certain pesticide registrations issued by EPA. Each Notice of Intent to Suspend was issued following the Agency’s issuance of a Data Call-In Notice (DCI), which required the registrants of the affected pesticide products containing a certain pesticide active ingredient to take appropriate steps to secure certain data, and following the registrants’ failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data.
Chemicals: Various
Comment: Each Notice of Intent to Suspend included in this Federal Register notice will become a final and effective suspension order automatically by operation of law 30 days after the date of the registrant's receipt of the mailed Notice of Intent to Suspend.
Contact: Eric Miederhoff, Pesticide- Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 703-347-0249; email address: miederhoff.eric@epa.gov.

Petitions: Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Purpose: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Chemicals: various
Comments: Must be received on or before March 24, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD) (7511P), email address: BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov; or Lois Rossi, Registration Division (RD) (7505P), email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov; main telephone number: (703) 305-7090; Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person's name, division, and mail code.

Emergency Exemption Applications: Kasugamycin; Apples in Michigan
Purpose: EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Michigan Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide kasugamycin to treat up to 10,000 acres of apples to control fire blight. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Chemical: Kasugamycin
Comments: must be received on or before March 11, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0130.
Contacts: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

January 1, 2014 - January 31

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a June 12, 2013, Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II., to voluntarily cancel these product registrations.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: The cancellations are effective January 8, 2014.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.,Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8195; email address: pates.john@epa.gov.

Pesticide Emergency Exemptions: Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Purpose: EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period April 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Chemicals: Various
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov.


Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

Purpose: In Accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. The registrants submitting voluntary requests for cancellation are Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. (Sergeant's) and Wellmark International (Wellmark).
Chemicals: Various
Comments: must be received on or before February 21, 2014.
Contact: Kaitlin Keller, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8172; email address: keller.kaitlin@epa.gov.

Pesticides; Consideration of Spray Drift in Pesticide Risk Assessment: Notice of Availability and Request for Comment
Purpose: EPA is announcing the availability of two draft guidance documents for public comment. These documents describe how off-site spray drift will be evaluated for ecological and human health risk assessments for pesticides. Once final, these guidance documents will be posted on EPA's Web site, to ensure consistent risk assessment practices and provide transparency for pesticide registrants and other interested stakeholders
Chemicals: Various
Comments: must be received on or before March 31, 2014.
Contacts: Faruque Khan, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, (7507P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6127; email address: khan.faruque@epa.gov.

December 12 - December 31

Guidance for Industry on New Animal Drugs and New Animal Drug Combination Products Administered in or on Medicated Feed or Drinking Water of Food-Producing Animals: Recommendations for Drug Sponsors for Voluntarily Aligning Product Use Conditions With Guidance for Industry #209; Availability
Purpose: This document announces the availability of a guidance for industry #213 entitled “New Animal Drugs and New Animal Drug Combination Products Administered in or on Medicated Feed or Drinking Water of Food-Producing Animals: Recommendations for Drug Sponsors for Voluntarily Aligning Product Use Conditions With Guidance for Industry #209.” The purpose of this document is to provide information to sponsors of certain antimicrobial new animal drug products who are interested in revising conditions of use for those products consistent with FDA's Guidance for Industry (GFI) #209.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Submit either electronic or written comments on Agency guidance at any time.
Contact: William T. Flynn, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HVF-1), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-9084, email: william.flynn@fda.hhs.gov.

Experimental Use Permit; Notice of Receipt of Application; Comment
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application requesting an experimental use permit (EUP). The EUP is for fluoxastrobin, a fungicide, for use as a seed treatment on corn for efficacy against seedling infections of soilborne plant pathogenic fungi Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Colletotrichum, and to aid in suppression of late season stalk rot. This is a crop-destruct EUP.
Chemicals: fluoxastrobin
Comments: Comments must be received on or before January 17, 2014. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EUP File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (RD), (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Intent To Find That Oregon Has Failed To Submit an Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
Purpose: The proposed findings document describes why the State program has not yet satisfied three of the remaining conditions that relate to controlling adverse water quality impacts from forestry, new development, and onsite sewage disposal systems.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Individuals or organizations wishing to submit comments on the draft findings document should do so by March 20, 2014.
Contact: Allison Castellan, Coastal Programs Division, (N/ORM3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, phone (301) 713-3155, x125, email Allison.Castellan@noaa.gov.

Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals)
Purpose: This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the pesticides listed in this document. These actions are in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. In addition, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Comments: Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 25, 2014, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Enhancing Agricultural Coexistence; Extension of Comment Period
Purpose: seeking comment on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can best foster communication and collaboration among those involved in diverse agricultural systems on the topic of coexistence as well as how USDA can best communicate and collaborate with those entities.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: before January 3, 2014. We are extending the comment period on Docket No. APHIS-2013-0047 for an additional 60 days.
Contact: Ms. Meghan Klingel, Acting Advisor for State and Stakeholder Relations, Office of the Deputy Administrator, LPA, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 51, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-4055, email: meghan.k.klingel@aphis.usda.gov.

October 21 - November 1

Pesticide Petitions: Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Purpose: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before November 25, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; 305-7090.

Pesticide Products: Registration Applications for New Active Ingredients
Purpose: EPA has received several applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: This regulation is effective September 26, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: Susan Lewis, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; ADFRNotices@epa.gov.

Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Applications
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications requesting experimental use permits (EUPs). The Agency has determined that the permits may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on these applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before November 25, 2013; Identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EUP File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

September 16- 20 2013

Tolerances and Exemptions for Pesticide Chemical Residues in Food: Difenzoquat; Denial of Objections
Purpose: In this Denial of Objections Order, EPA is denying the objections submitted by Amvac Chemical Corporation (AMVAC) to a Revocation Order EPA issued in May 2013 under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) revoking all tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat. EPA revoked the tolerances, consistent with the terms of a previously issued Data Call-In Order, because no notices of intent to submit the required data were submitted, as directed by that Data Call-In Order. In its objections, AMVAC requested that EPA delay the effective date for revoking the difenzoquat tolerances for 41/2years to allow for importation of food commodities that will be treated with the pesticide in Canada over the next 2 years. EPA denies AMVAC's objections because AMVAC has not filed a proper objection to the Revocation Order.
Chemicals: Difenzoquat
Comments: This order is effective September 18, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0441
Contact: Joseph Nevola, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 308-8037; nevola.joseph@epa.gov.

Tolerance Exemptions: 2,5-Furandione, Polymer with Ethenylbenzene, Hydrolyzed, 3-(Dimethylamino)propyl Imide, etc.
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2,5-furandione, polymer with ethenylbenzene, hydrolyzed, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, imide with polyethylene-polypropylene glycol 2-aminopropyl me ether, 2,2′-(1,2-diazenediyl)bis[2-methylbutanenitrile]-initiated (CAS Reg. No. 1062609-13-5) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide formulation. Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation (Evonik) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2,5-furandione, polymer with ethenylbenzene, hydrolyzed, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, imide with polyethylene-polypropylene glycol 2-aminopropyl me ether, 2,2′-(1,2-diazenediyl)bis[2-methylbutanenitrile]-initiated on food or feed commodities.
Chemicals: 2,5-Furandione, Polymer with Ethenylbenzene, Hydrolyzed, 3-(Dimethylamino)propyl Imide, etc.
Comments: This regulation is effective September 18, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0383.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Product Cancellation Orders: Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants, and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a May 29, 2013 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II., to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the May 29, 2013notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received a comment on the notice but it did not merit its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Comments: The effective date of the cancellations that are the subject of this notice are as follows: The cancellation for the manufacturing products, listed in Table 1 of Unit II., will be effective September 30, 2015; Identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0844.
Contact: Molly Clayton, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 603-0522; clayton.molly@epa.gov.

4. Pesticide Tolerances: Chlorantraniliprole
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes established tolerances for certain commodities/groups superseded by this action. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Chlorantraniliprole
Comments: This regulation is effective September 18, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0635.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; clayton.molly@epa.gov.

5. Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2013 Registration Maintenance Fees
Date: 09/18/13
Citation: Volume 78, Page 57379 - 57383
Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0611-0001
Purpose: Since the amendments of October 1988, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) has required payment of an annual maintenance fee to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee due last January 15, 2013, has gone unpaid for 220 registrations. Section 4(i)(5)(G) of FIFRA provides that the EPA Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel all 220 of these registrations have been issued within the past few days.
Chemicals:
Comments: A cancellation is effective on the date the cancellation order is signed; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0611.
Contact: Michael Yanchulis, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 347-0237; yanchulis.michael@epa.gov.

6. Pesticide Emergency Exemptions: Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Date: 09/18/13
Citation: Volume 78, Page 57385 - 57388
Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0069-0001
Purpose: EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice.
Chemicals:
Comments: The exemptions were granted during the period October 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0069.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

7. Pesticide Tolerances: Quinoxyfen
Date: 09/18/13
Citation: Volume 78, Page 57276 - 57280
Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0911-0004
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quinoxyfen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. This regulation also deletes the established tolerances in or on grape; pepper, bell; pepper, non-bell; and strawberry as they will be superseded by crop group/subgroup tolerances established by this tolerance rule. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) Project Headquarters requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Quinoxyfen
Comments: This regulation is effective September 18, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0911.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

 

September 9 - 13 2013

Pesticide Products: Applications to Register New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals:
Comments: Due before before October 11, 2013.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document

Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Prometryn
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of prometryn in or on succulent snap bean, dill oil, fresh dillweed leaves, and dried dillweed leaves. This regulation additionally removes the established tolerance with regional restrictions on dill, since it is superseded by the tolerance on fresh dillweed leaves. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Prometryn
Comments: This regulation is effective September 11, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0590.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Experimental Use Permits
Purpose: EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the pesticide applicant, Robert I. Rose, Ph.D., on behalf of James Mains, Ph.D., Mosquito Mate, Inc. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Chemicals:
Comments: Identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0254.
Contact: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; BPPDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Pesticide Petitions: Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Purpose: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Chemicals:
Comments: Due before October 15, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Soil Fumigant Risk Mitigation
Purpose: EPA has submitted the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: “Soil Fumigant Risk Mitigation” (EPA ICR No. 2451.01, OMB Control No. 2070-New). This is a request for approval of a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs. Copies of the ICR and related documents are available in the docket.
Chemicals: Flonicamid
Comments: Due before September 27, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0038.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Exemptions: Polyurethane-type Polymers
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polymers produced by the reaction of either 1,6-hexanediisocyanate; 2,4,4-trimethyl-1,6-hexanediisocyanate; 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethyIcyclohexane (isophoronediisocyanate); 4,4′-methylene-bis-1,1′-cyclohexanediisocyanate; 4,4′-methylene-bis-1,1′ benzyldiisocyanate; or 1,3-bis-(2-isocyanatopropan-2-yl)benzene with polyethyleneglycol and end-capped with one or a mixture of more than one of octanol, decanol, dodecanol, tetradecanol, hexadecanol, octadecanol, and octadec-9-enol or polyethyleneglycol ethers of octanol, decanol, dodecanol, tetradecanol, hexadecanol, octadecanol, and octadec-9-enol (also known as polyurethane-type polymers), when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of polyurethane-type polymers on food or feed commodities.
Chemicals: Polyurethane-type Polymers
Comments: This regulation is effective September 11, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0284.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Meetings: SFIREG Full Committee
Purpose: The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October 21, 2013, and ending October 22, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets the tentative agenda topics.
Chemicals:
Comments: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0284.
Contact: Ron Kendall, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-5561; kendall.ron@epa.gov.

Tolerance Exemptions: Styrene, Copolymers with Acrylic Acid and/or Methacrylic Acid
Purpose: This regulation revises an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of styrene, copolymers with acrylic acid and/or methacrylic acid, with none and/or one or more of the following monomers: Acrylamidopropyl methyl sulfonic acid, methallyl sulfonic acid, 3-sulfopropyl acrylate, 3-sulfopropyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl acrylate, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, and/or hydroxyethyl acrylate; and its sodium, potassium, ammonium, monoethanolamine, and triethanolamine salts; the resulting polymer having a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu), 1,200 when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation to include the monomer lauryl methacrylate. Toxcel, (7140 Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville, VA 20156) on behalf of Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, (909 Mueller Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.
Chemicals: Styrene, Copolymers with Acrylic Acid and/or Methacrylic Acid
Comments: This regulation is effective September 11, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0381.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

August 26 - September 6 2013

Pesticide Tolerances: Halosulfuron-methyl
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of halosulfuron-methyl in or on artichoke and caneberry subgroup 13-07A. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Comments: This regulation is effective August 28, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0586.

Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Pyraclostrobin
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyraclostrobin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. This regulation additionally removes several permanent and time-limited tolerances that will be superseded by tolerances established by this action. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and BASF Corporation requested tolerances associated with pesticide petition (PP) numbers 2E8069 and 2F8038, respectively, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Pyraclostrobin
Comments: This regulation is effective August 28, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0549.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Pesticide Registrations: Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. Included in this notice is a request from Nufarm SA to voluntarily cancel the last three remaining amitrole products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests.
Chemicals: Amitrole
Comments: Due before February 24, 2014; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Ethyl-2E,4Z-Decadienoate (Pear Ester)
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide ethyl-2E,4Z-decadienoate (pear ester) in or on all food commodities. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of ethyl-2E,4Z-decadienoate (pear ester).
Chemicals: Ethyl-2E,4Z-Decadienoate (Pear Ester)
Comments: This regulation is effective August 28, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1018
Contact: Gina Burnett, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 605-0513; burnett.gina@epa.gov.

Pesticide Registrations: Applications for New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces the receipt of applications to add new food uses on previously registered pesticide products containing the insecticide flonicamid, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Chemicals: Flonicamid
Comments: Due before September 27, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0038.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Meetings: State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Issues Research and Evaluation Group Full Committee
Purpose: The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on September 16, 2013, and ending September 17, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Chemicals:
Comments: The meeting will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, September 17, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0001.
Contact: Ron Kendall, Field External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-5561; kendall.ron@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Tetrachlorvinphos
Purpose: This regulation amends the existing time-limited interim tolerances by converting them to permanent tolerances for the combined residues of the insecticide tetrachlorvinphos, including its metabolites, in or on multiple commodities identified in this document, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Tetrachlorvinphos
Comments: This regulation is effective August 30, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0360.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Pesticides: Data Requirements Satisfaction; Procedures to Ensure Protection of Data Submitters' Rights; Submission to Agriculture Secretary
Purpose: This document notifies the public as required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that the EPA Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a draft final rule titled: “Pesticides; Satisfaction of Data Requirements; Procedures to Ensure Protection of Data Submitters' Rights.” The draft regulatory document is not available to the public until after it has been signed and made available by EPA.
Chemicals:
Comments: See Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0456.
Contact: Scott Drewes, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 347-0107; drewes.scott@epa.gov

August 12 - 23 2013

Pesticide Registrations: Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. This notice announces a request from Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC to voluntarily cancel the last two remaining tralkoxydim products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests.
Chemicals: Tralkoxydim
Comments: Due before September 20, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-101.

Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Imazapic
Purpose: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of imazapic in or on sugarcane, cane. BASF Corporation requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Imazapic
Comments: This regulation is effective August 16, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0384.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Meetings: FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel
Purpose: There will be a 1-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review RNAi Technology as a Pesticide: Problem Formulation for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment.
Chemicals:
Comments: The meeting will be held on October 29, 2013, from 9 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m.
Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before August 29, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0485
Contact: Sharlene Matten, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy; (202) 564-0130; matten.sharlene@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Emamectin
Purpose: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of emamectin benzoate in or on wine grapes. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This document also makes a technical correction to the tolerance expression in the section.
Chemicals: Emamectin
Comments: This regulation is effective August 16, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number Lois Rossi, Registration Division
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

July 29 - August 2 2013

Trifluralin; Pesticide Tolerance
Purpose: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of trifluralin in or on the oilseed crop group 20. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Trifluralin
Comments: This regulation is effective July 31, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0304.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction
Purpose: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register issue of June 26, 2013, concerning EPA's order for the cancellation of certain pesticide registrations. This document is being issued to correct the effective date of the cancellations of only the resmethrin products identified in that June 26, 2013 notice.
Comments: Identified by the docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014.
Contact: Katherine St. Clair, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 347-8778; stclair.katherine@epa.gov.

Pyroxasulfone; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyroxasulfone in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. K-I Chemical U.S.A., Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Pyroxasulfone
Comments: This regulation is effective July 31, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0439 and EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0514 .
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Sorbitan Monooleate Ethylene Oxide Adduct; Exemption >From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sorbitan, mono-9-octadecenoate, poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivs., (Z)- (CAS Reg. No 9005-65-6) (also known as “sorbitan monooleate ethylene oxide adduct” and as “polysorbate 80”) when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial formulations for use on food-contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy-processing equipment, and food-processing equipment and utensils. Exponent, on behalf of Ecolab, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of sorbitan monooleate ethylene oxide adduct.
Chemicals: Sorbitan Monooleate Ethylene OxideAdduct
Comments: This regulation is effective July 31, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0908.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Temporary Pesticide Tolerances: Forchlorfenuron
Purpose: This regulation establishes temporary tolerances for residues of forchlorfenuron in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. KIM-C1, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) for uses associated with an experimental use permit. The tolerances expire on December 31, 2015.
Chemicals: Forchlorfenuron
Comments: This regulation is effective July 31, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0010.
Contact: Marcel Howard, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-6784; howard.marcel@epa.gov.

Exemptions from the Requirement of a Tolerance: Complex Polymeric Polyhydroxy Acids
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Complex Polymeric Polyhydroxy Acids in or on all food commodities. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Complex Polymeric Polyhydroxy Acids (CPPA) under FFDCA.
Chemicals: Complex Polymeric Polyhydroxy Acids
Comments: This regulation is effective July 31, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0917.
Contact: Menyon Adams, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-8496; adams.menyon @ epa.gov.

July 22 - 26 2013

Pesticide Tolerances: Mancozeb
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of mancozeb in or on walnuts and tangerines. United Phosphorus requested the tolerance for walnuts and Dow AgroSciences requested the tolerance for tangerines under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Mancozeb
Comments: This regulation is effective July 24, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0628.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Imazosulfuron
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of imazosulfuron in or on the melon subgroup 9A and the tuberous and corm subgroup 1C. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Imazosulfuron
Comments: This regulation is effective July 24, 2013; identified by the docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0419.
Contact: Lois Rossi, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-7090; RDFRNotices@epa.gov.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product
Purpose: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product” (EPA ICR No. 0278.11, OMB Control No. 2070-0044) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a renewal of the ICR that is currently approved through July 31, 2013. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs. Copies of the ICR and related documents are available in the docket.
Chemicals:
Comments: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 21, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0544.
Contact: Lily G. Negash, Field & External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 347-8515; negash.lily@epa.gov.

Emergency Exemption Applications: Ortho-Phthalaldehyde
Purpose: EPA has received a specific exemption request from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to use the pesticide ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) (CAS No. 643-79-8) to treat the International Space Station internal active thermal control system (IATCS) coolant including the United States (U.S.) Laboratory, the Japanese Experiment Module, the Columbus and Node with a total volume of 829 L with a maximum of 1,974 cm 3 OPA resin/year to control aerobic/microaerophilic water bacteria. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Chemicals: Ortho-Phthalaldehyde
Comments: Due before before August 8, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0497.
Contact: Debra Rate, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 605-0781; rate.debra@epa.gov.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment
Purpose: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment” (EPA ICR No. 1632.04; OMB Control No. 2070-0133) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2013. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs. Copies of the ICR and related documents are available in the docket.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before August 21, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0737.
Contact: Rame Cromwell, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9068; cromwell.rame@epa.gov.

 

July 1 - 12 2013

Experimental Use Permits
Purpose: EPA has granted experimental use permits (EUPs) to the following pesticide applicants: Stephen L. Dobson (University of Kentucky) and Phyllom, LLC. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Chemicals:
Comments: Identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0181.
Contact: Shanaz Bacchus, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 308-8097; bacchus.shanaz@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Novaluron
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of novaluron in or on peanut and soybean, seed. Makhteshim-Agan of North America requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation additionally deletes the time-limited tolerance for strawberry, as that tolerance expired on December 31, 2011.
Chemicals: Novaluron
Comments: This regulation is effective July 3, 2013; submit your comments identified by the docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0291
Contact: Jennifer Gaines, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-5967; gaines.jennifer@epa.gov.

Amendment to Terminate Uses: Metaldehyde
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the amendment to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of a product containing metaldehyde, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This order follows a March 23, 2012Federal RegisterNotice of Receipt of a Request from the registrant listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of this product registration.
Chemicals: Metaldehyde
Comments: The amendment is effective July 3, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0231
Contact: Jill Bloom, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 308-8019; bloom.jill@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Ethalfluralin
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of ethalfluralin in or on rapeseed subgroup 20A and sunflower subgroup 20B. This regulation additionally removes the established tolerances in or on mustard, seed; rapeseed, seed; safflower, seed; and sunflower, seed, as they will be superseded by the tolerances established by this final rule. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Ethalfluralin
Comments: This regulation is effective July 3, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0303.
Contact: Laura Nollen, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7390; nollen.laura@epa.gov.

Pesticide Registrations: Chlorpyrifos; Cancellation Order
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing chlorpyrifos, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a March 9, 2005Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the registrant listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. These are not the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In the March 9, 2005 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their request. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Chemicals: Chlorpyrifos;
Comments: The cancellations are effective July 3, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0057.
Contact: Tom Myers, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8589; myers.tom@epa.gov.

June 24 - 28 2013

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel
Purpose: There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Weight-of-Evidence: Evaluating Results of EDSP Tier 1 Screening.
Chemicals:
Comments: The meeting will be held July 30, 2013-August 2, 2013, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0230.
Contact: Joseph E. Bailey, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy; (202) 564-2045; bailey.joseph@epa.gov.

Registration Reviews: Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Announcement of Registration Review Case Closures
Purpose: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the registration review case closures for the pesticides oxydemeton-methyl (ODM) (case #0258) and resmethrin (case #0421), and the availability of their respective Case Closure Documents. The cancellation of all ODM registrations will become effective on December 31, 2014. The cancellation of all resmethrin registrations will become effective December 31, 2015. These case closures are being announced herein with no comment period.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before August 26, 2013; submit your comments identified by the docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the table.
Contact: The Chemical Review Manager identified in the table for the pesticide of interest.

Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Availability: Registration Review
Purpose: This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of acetaminophen, clofentezine, fluazinam, hexythiazox, quinclorac, sulfur, and triflumizole and opens a public comment period on these documents. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed comprehensive draft risk assessments for each of the subject chemicals and is making them available for public comment. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue revised risk assessments, if appropriate, explain any changes to the draft risk assessments, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing a proposed registration review decision for each of the chemicals. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before August 26, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in Table 1.
Contact: The Chemical Review Manager identified in the table for the pesticide of interest.

Pesticide Maintenance Fees: Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before December 23, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0380
Contact: Michael Yanchulis, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0237; yanchulis.michael@epa.gov.

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1a and 1b of Unit II. pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 28, 2012Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the November 28, 2013 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received one comment on the notice but it did not merit its further review of the request. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. This order includes the last resmethrin product registrations in the United States. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: The cancellations are effective June 26, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Sulfoxaflor; Technical Correction
Purpose: EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of May 17, 2013, concerning the establishment of tolerances for the insecticide sulfoxaflor on multiple commodities. This document corrects an inadvertent error by moving the tolerances established under 40 CFR 180.670 to 40 CFR 180.668 and removing § 180.670. This document additionally removes the time-limited tolerances for cotton, undelinted seed; cotton, gin by products; and cotton, hulls as the tolerances have been superseded by permanent tolerances.
Chemicals: Sulfoxaflor
Comments: This final rule is effective June 26, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0889.
Contact: Jennifer Urbanski, Registration Division; Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0156; urbanski.jennifer@epa.gov.

 

June 17 - 21 2013

Experimental Use Permits; Amendments
Purpose: EPA has received an amendment to a pending experimental use permit (EUP) from the pesticide applicant
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0254
Contact: Shanaz Bacchus, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8097; bacchus.shanaz@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Fenpyroximate
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenpyroximate in or on multiple commodities identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes an established tolerance for a certain commodity superseded by this action. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Fenpyroximate
Comments: This regulation is effective June 17, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0716.
Contact: Sidney Jackson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 306-0327; jackson.sidney@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Cyproconazole
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyproconazole in or on peanut and peanut, hay. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Cyproconazole
Comments: This regulation is effective June 21, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0177.
Contact: Shaunta Hill, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-8961; hill.shaunta@epa.gov.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food/Feed Crops and New Inert Ingredients
Purpose: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food/Feed Crops and New Inert Ingredients (EPA ICR No. 0597.11, OMB No. 2070-0024), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via theFederal Register(77 FR 69821) on November 21, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Chemicals: Sedaxane
Comments: Due before July 22, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0744.
Contact: Scott Drewes, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0107; Drewes.Scott@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Acetamiprid
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances and modifies existing tolerances for residues of acetamiprid in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Acetamiprid
Comments: This regulation is effective June 19, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0626.
Contact: Andrew Ertman, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9367; ertman.andrew@epa.gov.

Meetings: Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee
Purpose: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is giving notice that a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) is being planned for July 10-11, 2013. A draft agenda is under development and will be posted by July 2, 2013. On July 9, 2013, OPP will hold a Stakeholder Workshop titled “Where Vision Meets Action: Practical Application of 21st Century Methods.” This 1-day non-technical workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for stakeholder discussion on how OPP envisions applying new science to change the way pesticide risks are evaluated, and to examine the challenges and benefits of making this transition. Also, on July 10, 2013, four PPDC workgroup meetings are scheduled to meet as follows: PPDC Work Group on Pollinator Protection; PPDC Work Group on Integrated Pest Management; PPDC Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements; and PPDC Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology. All meetings are free, open to the public, and no advance registration is required.
Chemicals:
Comments: The PPDC meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The PPDC meeting, Stakeholder Workshop, and all PPDC Work Group meetings will be held at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The PPDC meeting will be held in the lobby-level Conference Center.
Contact: Margie Fehrenbach, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-4775; fehrenbach.margie@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Triforine; Technical Correction
Purpose: EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of May 29, 2013, concerning tolerances for triforine on blueberry and tomato. This document corrects a typographical error to the section number.
Chemicals: Triforine
Comments: This final rule correction is effective June 19, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0716.
Contact: Heather Garvie, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0034; garvie.heather@epa.gov.

June 10 - 14 2013

Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before December 9, 2013.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before July 12, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

Exemptions from Requirement of a Tolerance: Bacillus pumilus strain BU F-33
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus pumilus strain BU F-33 in or on all food commodities when applied to elicit induced systemic resistance in plants and used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Becker Underwood, Inc., submitted a petition to the EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus pumilus strain BU F-33 under the FFDCA.
Chemicals: Bacillus pumilus strain BU F-33
Comments: This regulation is effective June 12, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0264.
Contact: Jeannine Kausch, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; 347-8920; kausch.jeannine@epa.gov.

Exemptions from Requirement of a Tolerance: 1,3-Propanediol
Purpose: This regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 1,3-propanediol (CAS Reg. No. 504-63-2) when used as an inert ingredient solvent, co-solvent, diluent, or freeze-point depressant in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and to raw agricultural crops after harvest and in antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food-contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy-processing equipment, and food-processing equipment and utensils. DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance. These regulations eliminate the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 1,3-propanediol.
Chemicals: 1,3-Propanediol
Comments: This regulation is effective June 12, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0921
Contact: David Lieu, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-0079; lieu.david@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Tetrachlorvinphos
Purpose: This regulation proposes to amend the existing time-limited interim tolerances by converting them to permanent tolerances for the combined residues of the insecticide tetrachlorvinphos, including its metabolites, in or on multiple commodities identified in this document, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Tetrachlorvinphos
Comments: Due before August 12, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0360.
Contact: Carmen Rodia, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 306-0327; rodia.carmen@epa.gov.

May 27 - 31 2013
Tolerance Requirements; Exemptions: Methyl 5-(dimethylamino)-2-methyl-5-oxopentanoate
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of methyl 5-(dimethylamino)-2-methyl-5-oxopentanoate (1174627-68-9) when used as an inert ingredient solvent in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after harvest. SciReg, Inc. (12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192), on behalf of Rhodia Inc. (CN 7500, 8 Cedar Brook Drive, Cranbury, NJ 08512-7500) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of methyl 5-(dimethylamino)-2-methyl-5-oxopentanoate.
Chemicals: Methyl 5-(dimethylamino)-2-methyl-5-oxopentanoate
Comments: This regulation is effective May 29, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0461.
Contact: Mark Dow, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5533; dow.mark@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances; Revocation: Difenzoquat
Purpose: EPA is revoking all the tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat. EPA previously required that data be submitted to support these tolerances and that notice of intent to submit that data be submitted to the Agency by March 19, 2013. No notice of intent to provide the required data was submitted.
Chemicals: Difenzoquat
Comments: This order of revocation is effective May 29, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0441.
Contact: Joseph Nevola, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8037; nevola.joseph@epa.gov.

Transfer of Data: CDM Smith and Dynamac Corp.
Date: 05/29/13
Citation: Volume 78, Number 103, Page 32250-32251
Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0036-0004
Purpose: This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to CDM Smith and its subcontractor, Dynamac Corp, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). CDM Smith and its subcontractor, Dynamac Corp, have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable CDM Smith and its subcontractor, Dynamac Corp, to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Chemicals:
Comments: CDM Smith will be given access to this information on or before June 3, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0036.
Contact: Mario Steadman, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; 703 305-8338; steadman.mario@epa.gov.

Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. The cancellation for the allethrins manufacturing use products will be effective September 30, 2015, and the cancellation for the allethrins end-use products will be effective December 31, 2016, as described in Unit II. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before June 28, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0844.
Contact: Molly Clayton, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 603-0522; clayton.molly@epa.gov.

Pesticide Products; Registration Applications for New Active Ingredients
Purpose: EPA is revoking all the tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat. EPA previously required that data be submitted to support these tolerances and that notice of intent to submit that data be submitted to the Agency by March 19, 2013. No notice of intent to provide the required data was submitted.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before June 28, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0441.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Pesticide Tolerances; Exemptions from Requirements: Guar hydroxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of guar hydroxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride (CAS Reg. No. 71329-50-5) when used as an inert ingredient (thickener/drift reduction agent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops. SciReg. Inc., on behalf of Rhodia Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of guar hydroxypropyl-trimethylammonium chloride.
Chemicals: Guar hydroxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride
Comments: This regulation is effective May 29, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0558.
Contact: William Cutchin, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7099; cutchin.william@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Triforine
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of triforine in or on blueberry and tomato. Summit Agro North America Holding Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Triforine
Comments: This regulation is effective May 29, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0780.
Contact: Heather Garvie, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0034; garvie.heather@epa.gov.

8. Pesticide Products; Applications to Register New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before June 28, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Meetings: SFIREG Full Committee
Purpose: The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Full Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on June 10, 2013 and ending June 11, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Chemicals:
Comments: The meeting will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Contact: Ron Kendall, Field External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5561; kendall.ron@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Azoxystrobin; Technical Correction
Purpose: EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of April 24, 2013, establishing new and modifying existing tolerances for residues of azoxystrobin. EPA inadvertently omitted the revised tolerance for wheat, forage to the table in the regulatory text. This document corrects that omission.
Chemicals: Azoxystrobin
Comments: This technical correction is effective May 31, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0283.
Contact: Erin Malone, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0253; malone.erin@epa.gov.


May 20 - May 24 2013

Pesticide Tolerances: 1-Naphthaleneacetic acid
Purpose:  This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of 1-naphthaleneacetic acid in or on avocado; fruit, pome, group 11-10; mango; sapote, mamey; and rambutan. This regulation additionally deletes certain tolerances, identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: 1-Naphthaleneacetic acid
Comments:  This regulation is effective May 22, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0203.
Contact:  Laura Nollen, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7390; nollen.laura@epa.gov.

April 29 - May 10 2013

Product Cancellation Orders for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a February 20, 2013Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the February 20, 2013 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: The cancellations are effective as noted in Unit IV of this cancellation order; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides
Purpose: EPA is revising the data requirements for antimicrobial pesticide products to reflect current scientific and regulatory practice, and to provide the regulated community with clearer and transparent information about the data needed to support pesticide registration decisions for antimicrobial products. The updated data requirements also serve to further enhance EPA's ability to make regulatory decisions about the human health, and environmental fate and effects of antimicrobial pesticide products. These revisions are also expected to help protect human health and the environment by providing an up-to-date scientific framework for identifying and assessing the risks of antimicrobial pesticides sold or distributed in the United States.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: This final rule is effective July 8, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0110.
Contact: Kathryn Boyle, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-6304; boyle.kathryn@epa.gov.

Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Applications
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications requesting experimental use permits (EUPs). The Agency has determined that the permitsmay be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on these applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before May 31, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EUP File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each EUP application summary.

Registration Applications: Pesticide Products Containing New Active Ingredients
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before September 13, 2012; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0390.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Pesticide Tolerances: Glyphosate
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of glyphosate in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Glyphosate
Comments: This regulation is effective May 1, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132.
Contact: Andrew Ertman, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9367; ertman.andrew@epa.gov.

Meetings: SFIREG Environmental Quality Issues Committee
Purpose: The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on May 20, 2013 and ending May 21, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Chemicals:
Comments: The meeting will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday May 21, 2013
Contact: Ron Kendall, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5561; kendall.ron@epa.gov.

 

April 22 - 26 2013

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a September 19, 2012 Federal Register notice of receipt of requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the September 19, 2012 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: The cancellations are effective April 24, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Azoxystrobin
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of azoxystrobin in or on multiple commodities discussed later in this document. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Azoxystrobin
Comments: This regulation is effective April 24, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0282.
Contact: Chris Pfeifer, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0031; pfeifer.chris@epa.gov.

Time-Limited Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance: Bacillus mycoides isolate J
Purpose: This regulation establishes a time-limited exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus mycoides isolate J in or on potato, when used in accordance with the terms of the section 18 emergency exemption. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on potato. The time-limited exemption from the requirement of a tolerance expires on December 31, 2015.
Chemicals: Bacillus mycoides isolate J
Comments: This regulation is effective April 25, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0397.
Contact: Debra Rate, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 306-0309; rate.debra@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions: Dinotefuran
Purpose: EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of November 9, 2012, concerning establishing time-limited tolerances for dinotefuran on pome fruit, group 11 and stone fruit, group 12, in connection with authorizations for emergency exemption uses under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This document amends the tolerance listing for dinotefuran by restoring the time-limited tolerances that were inadvertently deleted by a subsequent (unrelated) final rule published in the Federal Register of November 28, 2012.
Chemicals: Dinotefuran
Comments: This final rule amendment is effective April 26, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0755.
Contact: Andrea Conrath, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9356; conrath.andrea@epa.gov.

Applications for Emergency Exemptions: Ethylene Oxide
Purpose: EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to use the pesticide ethylene oxide (CAS No. 75-21-8) to sterilize the interior surfaces of enclosed animal isolator units to control microorganisms. The applicant proposes a use of a pesticide which contains an active ingredient which is or has been the subject of a Special Review, and which could pose a risk similar to the risk which is or has been the subject of the Special Review. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Chemicals: Ethylene Oxide
Comments: Due before May 13, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0276.
Contact: Keri Grinstead, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8373; grinstead.keri@epa.gov.

April 8 - 12 2013

Registration Reviews: Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment and Other Docket Acts; Correction
Purpose: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of Wednesday, March 27, 2013, concerning registration review, pesticide dockets opened for review and comment, and other docket acts. This document is being issued to correct a typographical error.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Comment period closed; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0121.
Contact: Margaret Hathaway, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5076; hathaway.margaret@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Dinotefuran
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dinotefuran in or on all food/feed items (other than those covered by a higher tolerance as a result of use on growing crops) in food/feed handling establishments. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Dinotefuran
Comments: This regulation is effective April 10, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0092 .
Contact: Rita Kumar, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8291; kumar.rita@epa.gov.

Meetings: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel
Purpose: The Agency is issuing this notice to change the meeting dates of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Tier 1 Screening Assays and Battery Performance. The meeting was originally scheduled for May 21-24, 2013. The new meeting dates are shown below.
Chemicals:
Comments: The meeting will be held on May 21-23, 2013, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Fred Jenkins, Designated Federal Official (DFO), Office of Science Coordination and Policy; (202) 564-3327; jenkins.fred@epa.gov

Pesticide Products: Registration Applications to Register New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before May 13, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

March 25 - 29 2013

Registration Reviews: Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment and Other Docket Acts)
Purpose: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open registration review dockets for iodomethane or ethametsulfuron-methyl. Iodomethane and ethametsulfuron-methyl are undergoing phase-outs of all U.S. pesticide registrations. The cancellations of the iodomethane end use registrations became effective on December 31, 2012, and the cancellation of the sole technical product registration will become effective on December 1, 2015. The cancellations of all ethametsulfuron-methyl product registrations became effective on February 20, 2013. Therefore, iodomethane and ethametsulfuron-methyl are not scheduled for review under the registration review program. This document also announces the registration review case closures for the pesticides alkyl amine hydrochloride (case #3051) and halofenozide (case #7425), and the availability of their respective Case Closure Documents. The cancellation of all alkyl amine hydrochloride registrations became effective on October 17, 2012. The cancellation of all U.S. halofenozide registrations became effective December 21, 2012. These case closure are being announced herein with no comment period.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due by May 28, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the table in Unit III.A.
Contact: Jane Robbins, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703)-308-0048; robbins.jane@epa.gov.

FIFRA Pesticide Registration Review and ESA Consultation Processes; Stakeholder Input
Review

Purpose: EPA is announcing the availability of the final paper describing enhanced opportunities for stakeholder input during its review of pesticide registrations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and associated consultations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The paper was jointly prepared by EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in the Department of Interior (collectively, the Services). The paper describes significant changes to EPA's registration review process intended to facilitate ESA pesticide consultations and coordination across these Federal agencies, and calls for a greater role for USDA. EPA accepted public comment on the proposed changes for 60 days, and then reviewed the comments received. Subsequently, EPA, USDA, and the Services revised the paper to outline specific roles and responsibilities for each agency, and to provide clarifying information on focus meetings and the timing for public input.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0442
Contact: Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8000; Keigwin.Richard@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Emamectin Benzoate
Purpose: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of emamectin benzoate in or on the cucurbit vegetable crop group 9. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Emamectin Benzoate
Comments: This regulation is effective March 27, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0665.
Contact: Andrew Ertman, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; 703- 308-9367; ertman.andrew@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Abamectin
Purpose: This regulation raises tolerances for residues of abamectin (also known as avermectin B 1 a mixture of avermectins containing greater than or equal to 80% avermectin B 1a (5-O-demethyl avermectin A 1) and less than or equal to 20% avermectin delta-8,9-isomer) in or on cotton and strawberries. Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Abamectin
Comments: This regulation is effective March 27, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0418.
Contact: Jessica Rogala, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0263; rogala.jessica@epa.gov.

Use Terminations and Existing Stocks Provisions; Amendments: Organic Arsenicals
Purpose: EPA issued a document in the Federal Register of September 30, 2009 (74 FR 50187) (FRL-8437-7) concerning the cancellations and amendments of pesticide products containing organic arsenicals. A portion of the voluntary cancellation request giving rise to the 2009 document was conditioned upon the convening of a public scientific peer review process that would address the mode of action for carcinogenic effects of inorganic arsenic. Because the peer review process has not yet occurred, the cancellations of the sod farm, golf course, and highway rights-of-way uses identified in the 2009 document were improperly finalized, and the existing stocks provisions for all remaining products containing the organic arsenical monosodium methanearsonate (MSMA) will be corrected as noted in Unit II. of this document. In addition, this document clarifies that existing stocks of products already in the hands of users as of December 31, 2010, containing MSMA labeled for all uses, except cotton, sod farms, golf courses, and highway rights-of-way and products containing disodium methanearsonate (DSMA), calcium acid methanearsonate (CAMA), and cacodylic acid and its sodium salt, can be used legally until they are exhausted, provided that such use complies with the EPA-approved label and labeling accompanying the affected product.
Chemicals: Abamectin
Comments: The docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0191.
Contact: Tom Myers, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8589; myers.tom@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Clothianidin
Date: 03/29/13
Citation: Volume 78, Number 61, Page 19130-19136
Link http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0860-0005
Purpose: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of clothianidin in or on tea, dried and increases the tolerance level for pepper to support a shorter pre-harvest interval (PHI). These tolerances were requested by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and Valent U.S.A. Corporation, respectively, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Clothianidin
Comments: This regulation is effective March 29, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0860.
Contact: Sidney Jackson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7610; jackson.sidney@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Thiamethoxam
Purpose: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of the insecticide thiamethoxam in or on tea, and amends the existing tolerance for residues of thiamethoxam in or on coffee. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Thiamethoxam
Comments: This regulation is effective March 27, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0488.
Contact: Julie Chao, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8735; chao.julie@epa.gov.

March 18 -22 2013

Exemptions from Requirement of a Tolerance: Banda de Lupinus albus doce (BLAD)
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of banda de Lupinus albus doce (BLAD), a naturally occurring polypeptide from the catabolism of a seed storage protein (β-conglutin) of sweet lupines (Lupinus albus), in or on all food commodities when applied as a fungicide and used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. On behalf of Consumo Em Verde S.A., Bert Volger of Ceres International LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of BLAD under the FFDCA.
Chemicals: Banda de Lupinus albus doce (BLAD)
Comments: This regulation is effective March 22, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1026
Contact: Menyon Adams, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; 308-0048; robbins.jane@epa.gov.

Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Availability: Pesticide Chemicals; Registration Review
Purpose: This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of ancymidol, fosthiazate, lactofen, polybutene resins, quizalofop, and soap salts and opens a public comment period on these documents. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed draft risk assessments for each of the subject chemicals and is making them available for public comment. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue a revised risk assessment, if appropriate, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation. Throughthis program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before May 20, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in Table 1.
Contact: Jane Robbins, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 306-0327; rodia.carmen@epa.gov.

Pesticide Tolerances: Amitraz
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications requesting experimental use permits (EUPs). The Agency has determined that the permits may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on these applications.
Chemicals: Amitraz
Comments: Due before May 20, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0051.
Contact: Stacey Groce, Registration Divison, Office of Pesticide Programs; 703-305-2505; groce.stacey@epa.gov.

Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals; Annual Progress Report; Availability
Purpose: This notice announces the availability of EPA's progress report in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal year 2012.
Chemicals:
Comments: Due before May 20, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0938.
Contact: Carol P. Stangel, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8007; stangel.carol@epa.gov.

 

March 4 - 8 2013
Cyromazine, Silica Silicates (Silica Dioxide and Silica Gel), Glufosinate Ammonium, Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DSS) and Undecylenic Acid (UDA) Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments
Purpose: This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of cyromazine, silica silicates (silica dioxide and silica gel), glufosinate ammonium, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS) and undecylenic acid (UDA) and opens a public comment period on these documents. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed draft risk assessments for each of the subject chemicals and is making them available for public comment. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue a revised risk assessment, if appropriate, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Chemicals: Cyromazine, Silica Silicates (Silica Dioxide and Silica Gel), Glufosinate Ammonium, Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DSS) and Undecylenic Acid (UDA)
Comments: Due before May 6, 2013; identified by the docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the table in Unit III.
Contact: Jane Scott-Smith, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0048; smith.jane-scott@epa.gov.

Tetrachlorvinphos; Proposed Extension of Time-Limited Interim Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation proposes the extension of the time-limited interim tolerances for the combined residues of the insecticide tetrachlorvinphos, including its metabolites, in or on multiple commodities which are identified in Unit III of this document, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Tetrachlorvinphos
Comments: Due before March 11, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0360
Contact: Carmen Rodia, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 306-0327; rodia.carmen@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before April 5, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Fenpyrazamine; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenpyrazamine in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Valent U.S.A. Corporation and Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Fenpyrazamine
Comments: This regulation is effective March 6, 2013.
Contact: Gene Benbow, Registration Division; (703) 347-0235; benbow.gene@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before April 5, 2013; Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Chlorpyrifos Registration Review; Preliminary Volatilization Assessment; Extension of Comment Period
Purpose: EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register issue of February 6, 2013, concerning Chlorpyrifos Registration Review; Preliminary Evaluation of the Potential Risk From Volatilization. This document extends the comment period for 60 days, from March 8, 2013 to May 7, 2013.
Chemicals: Chlorpyrifos
Comments: Due before May 7, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPP-2008-0850

Contact: Joel Wolf, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0228; wolf.joel@epa.gov.

7. SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Purpose: The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on April 22, 2013, and ending April 23, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Comments: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The meeting will be held at EPA, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington VA, 1st Floor South Conference Room.
Contact: Ron Kendall, Field External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5561; kendall.ron@epa.gov.


February 25 - March 1 2013

Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Purpose: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before March 29, 2013; submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document
Contact: A contact person, with telephone number and email address, is listed at the end of each pesticide
petition summary.

Diflubenzuron; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption; Solicitation of Public Comment
Purpose: EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide diflubenzuron (CAS No. 35367-38-5) to treat up to 26,000 acres of alfalfa to control grasshoppers and Mormon crickets. The applicant proposes a use which is supported by the Interregional (IR)-4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Chemicals: Diflubenzuron
Comments: Due before March 14, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0092
Contact: Andrea Conrath, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9356; conrath.andrea@epa.gov.

Pyraflufen-ethyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Date: 02/27/13
Citation: Volume 78, Number 39, Page 13257-13264
Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1002-0004
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyraflufen-ethyl in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Nichino America, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Pyraflufen-ethyl
Comments: This regulation is effective February 27, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1002
Contact: Bethany Benbow, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-8072; benbow.bethany@epa.gov.

Exposure Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
Purpose: An Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held for one day on March 19, 2013. This notice announces the location and time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Chemicals:
Comments: The meeting will be held on March 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before March 11, 2013.
Contact: Gabe Rothman, Environmental Fate and Effects Division; (703) 347-8011; rothman.gabe@epa.gov.

Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Date: 02/27/13
Citation: Volume 78, Number 39, Page 13337-13338
Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0010-0003
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 71049-EUP-L from KIM-C1, LLC, requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant growth regulator, forchlorfenuron. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Chemicals:
Comments: Due before March 29, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0010
Contact: Cynthia Giles-Parker, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7740; giles-parker.cynthia@epa.gov.

Acetochlor; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation amends inadvertent tolerances for residues of acetochlor in or on crop groups 15 and 16 for cereal grains by dropping the exclusion for rice grain and straw. Monsanto Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Acetochlor
Comments: This regulation is effective February 27, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0302
Contact: Hope Johnson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5410; johnson.hope@epa.gov.

Pyroxasulfone; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyroxasulfonein or on soybeans. K-I Chemical U.S.A., Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Pyroxasulfone
Comments: This regulation is effective February 27, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0308.
Contact: Kathryn Montague, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-1243; montague.kathryn@epa.gov.

February 4-8 2013
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting
Purpose: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting'' (EPA ICR No. 2415.01, OMB Control No. 2070-XXXX) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (75 FR 66084) on October 27, 2010 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Chemicals:
Comments: Due before March 6, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-
OPP-2010-0793

Contact: Lily G. Negash, Field & External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703)347-
8515; negash.lily@epa.gov.

Rodenticides; Notice of Intent To Cancel Registrations of, and Notice of Denial of Applications for, Certain Rodenticide Bait Products
Purpose: Pursuant to section 6(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA hereby announces its intent to cancel the registration of 12 rodenticide products identified in this Notice. Pursuant to section 3(c)(6) of FIFRA, EPA hereby announces the denial of applications for registration of 2 products identified in this Notice. This Notice summarizes EPA's basis for these actions, and explains how eligible persons may request a hearing and the consequences of requesting or failing to request such a hearing.
Chemicals: Styrene-2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer
Comments: Affected registrants must request a hearing within 30 days of receiving EPA's Notice of Intent to Cancel, or on or before March 7, 2013.
Contact: Neil Anderson, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8187; anderson.neil@epa.gov.

Thiacloprid; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of thiacloprid in or on pepper; cherry subgroup 12-12A; peach subgroup 12-12B; and plum subgroup 12-12C. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested the stone fruit tolerance and Bayer CropScience requested the pepper tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: 2 Thiacloprid
Comments: This regulation is effective February 6, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0789 EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0311
Contact: Andrew Ertman, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9367; ertman.andrew@epa.gov.

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a July 6, 2012 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II., to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the July 6, 2012 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received one comment on the notice but it did not merit its further review of the request. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: The cancellations are effective February 6, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0014
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov@epa.gov.

Endosulfan; Pesticide Tolerance
Purpose: EPA has granted an objection to the timing of the revocation of the tolerance for endosulfan on tea. The objection was filed by the Chamber of Commerce of Zhejiang International Tea Industry. With this document, EPA is amending the tolerances for endosulfan to reestablish a time-limited tolerance for residues on tea.
Chemicals: Endosulfan
Comments: This document is effective February 6, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0104
Contact: Andrea Mojica, Pesticide Reevaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0122; alexander.bewanda@epa.gov.

Chlorpyrifos Registration Review; Preliminary Evaluation of the Potential Risk From Volatilization; Notice of Availability
Date: 02/05/13
Citation: Volume 78, Number 25, Page 8522-8523
Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0850-0111
Purpose: This notice announces the availability of EPA's preliminary volatilization assessment for the registration review of chlorpyrifos and opens a public comment period on this document. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed a preliminary volatilization assessment for chlorpyrifos uses. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue a revised volatilization assessment, explain any changes to the preliminary volatilization assessment, respond to comments, and evaluate the need for risk mitigation for chlorpyrifos. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Chemicals: Chlorpyrifos
Comments: Due before March 8, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0850
Contact: Joel Wolf, Chemical Review Manager, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0228; smith.jane-scott@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before March 11, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of hexythiazox in or on alfalfa and timothy. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Hexythiazox
Comments: This regulation is effective February 8, 2013.; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0916
Contact: Olga Odiott, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9369; odiott.olga@epa.gov.

Glycine max Herbicide-Resistant Acetolactate Synthase; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Glycine max herbicide-resistant acetolactate synthase (GM-HRA) enzyme when used as a plant-incorporated protectant inert ingredient in or on the food and feed commodities of soybean. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (DuPont Pioneer), submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Glycine max herbicide-resistant acetolactate synthase enzyme in or on the food and feed commodities of soybean.
Chemicals: Glycine max Herbicide-Resistant Acetolactate Synthase;
Comments: This regulation is effective February 8, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0795.
Contact: Susanne Cerrelli, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8077; cerrelli.susanne@epa.gov.

January 28- February 1 2013

Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Purpose: This document announces the withdrawal of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. The petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioners or administratively by the Agency.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Details on each notice; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0001
Contact: A contact person, with telephone number and email address, is listed at the end of each pesticide
petition summary.

Styrene-2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer; Tolerance Exemption
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene; also known as styrene-2-ethylhexyl acrylate copolymer when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. H. B. Fuller Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-Ethylhexyl Ester, Polymer with Ethenylbenzene on food or feed commodities.
Chemicals: Styrene-2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer
Comments: This regulation is effective January 30, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0456
Contact: Mark Dow, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5533; dow.mark@epa.gov.

2-Pyrrolidone, 1-Ethenyl-, Polymer With Ethenol; Tolerance Exemption
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-pyrrolidone, 1-ethenyl-, polymer with ethenol; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide formulation. Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-pyrrolidone, 1-ethenyl-, polymer with ethenol on food or feed commodities.
Chemicals: 2-Pyrrolidone, 1-Ethenyl-, Polymer With Ethenol
Comments: This regulation is effective February 1, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0789
Contact: David Lieu, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-0079; Lieu.David@epa.gov.

Alpha-Cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of alpha-cypermethrin, in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Alpha-Cypermethrin
Comments: This regulation is effective February 1, 2013.; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0234
Contact: BeWanda Alexander, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7460; alexander.bewanda@epa.gov.

January 21-25 2013
Notice of Intent To Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), publishes two notices of intent to suspend issued by EPA. Each Notice of Intent to Suspend was issued following the Agency's issuance of a Data Call-In notice (DCI), which required the registrants of the affected pesticide products containing a certain pesticide active ingredient to take appropriate steps to secure certain data, and following the registrants' failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data. The subject data were determined to be required to maintain in effect the existing registrations of the affected products. Failure to comply with the data requirements of a DCI is a basis for suspension of the affected registrations under FIFRA.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Details on each notice; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0848
Contact: Veronica Dutch, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8585; dutch.veronica@epa.gov.

Epoxy Polymer; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polymers of one or more diglycidyl ethers of bisphenol A, resorcinol, glycerol, cyclohexanedimethanol, neopentyl glycol, and polyethylene glycol, with one or more of the following: Polyoxypropylene diamine, polyoxypropylene triamine, N-aminoethyl-piperazine, trimethyl-1,6-hexanediamine isophorone diamine, N,N-dimethyl-1,3-diaminopropane, nadic methyl anhydride, 1,2-cyclohexane-dicarboxylic anhydride and 1,2,3,6-tetrahydrophthalic anhydride; also referred to as epoxy polymer, when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of polymers of one or more of the epoxy polymers.
Chemicals: Epoxy Polymer
Comments: This regulation is effective January 23, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0615
Contact: Kerry Leifer, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8811; leifer.kerry@epa.gov.

January 14 - 18 2013
Spiromesifen; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spiromesifen in or on tea, dried. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Spiromesifen
Comments: This regulation is effective January 16, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0038
Contact: Jennifer Gaines, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703)305-5967; Gaines.Jennifer@epa.gov.

Fluroxypyr; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluroxypyr in or on rice bran and rice grain. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Fluroxypyr
Comments: This regulation is effective January 16, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0962.
Contact: Bethany Benbow, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703)347-8072; benbow.bethany@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Purpose: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before February 15, 2013
Contact: Contact person, with telephone number and email address, is listed at the end of each pesticide petition summary.

Iodomethane; Cancellation Order for Pesticide Registrations and Label Amendment
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing iodomethane, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 21, 2012 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the registrant listed in Table 3 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel all these product registrations and to amend the technical/manufacturing-use label. These are the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In the November 21, 2012 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendment, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests.
Chemicals: Iodomethane
Comments: The cancellations of the end-use product registration are effective December 31, 2012; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0252.
Contact: Andrea Mojica, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0122; mojica.andrea@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Purpose: EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing an active ingredient not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before February 15, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of the document.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

6. 3-Decen-2-One; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Purpose: EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to use the pesticide 3-decen-2-one (CAS No. 10519-33-2) to treat up to 500,000 tons of potatoes with 3-decen-2-one to burn-off potato sprouts in storage facilities. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by the EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Chemicals: 3-Decen-2-One
Comments: Due before January 31, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0937
Contact: Amaris Johnson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 605-0781; johnson.amaris@epa.gov.

Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Web-Distributed Labeling for Pesticide Products
Purpose: The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) titled ``Web-Distributed Labeling for Pesticide Products.'' PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR Notice provides guidance concerning the process by which registrants can make legally valid versions of pesticide labeling available through the Internet.
Comments: Due before April 16, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0906.
Contact: Michelle Arling, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-5891; arling.michelle@epa.gov.

Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Purpose: EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Contact: See each emergency exemption for the name of a contact person.

Labeling of Pesticide Products and Devices for Export; Clarification of Requirements
Purpose: EPA is revising the regulations on the labeling of pesticide products and devices intended solely for export. Specifically, EPA is restructuring the current regulations to clarify which provisions apply under various circumstances. EPA is also increasing specificity in the regulations by requiring that people who transfer unregistered pesticide products between registered establishments operated by the same producer within the United States must also comply with the requirements of this part if those products are intended solely for export at the time of such transfer. EPA believes that this requirement is necessary to ensure appropriate handling of such products as they move in commerce before they actually leave the United States.
Comments: This final rule is effective March 19, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0607.
Contact: Vera Au, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9069; au.vera@epa.gov


January 7 - 11 2013
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Purpose: This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before February 8, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0832
Contact: Gina Burnett, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 605-0513; burnett.gina@epa.gov.

1-Methyl-3,5,7-Triaza-1-Azoniatricyclodecane Chloride (Busan1024); Amendment To Terminate Uses
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the amendment to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide, Busan 1024, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows an August 13, 2008 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request for Amendments to Delete Uses from the registrant listed in Table 2, to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of this product registration. This is the last product containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In the August 13, 2008 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendment to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of this request, or unless the registrant withdrew the request within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw the request.
Chemicals: 1-Methyl-3,5,7-Triaza-1-Azoniatricyclodecane Chloride (Busan1024)
Comments: The cancellations are effective January 9, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0243
Contact: Elizabeth Hernandez, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-6467; hernandez.elizabeth@epa.gov.

December 31 2012- January 4 2013
Pesticides; Revisions to Minimum Risk Exemption
Purpose: EPA is proposing to more clearly describe the active and inert ingredients permitted in products eligible for the exemption from regulation for minimum risk pesticides. EPA is proposing to reorganize these lists with a focus on clarity and transparency by adding specific chemical identifiers. The identifiers would make it clearer to manufacturers; the public; and Federal, state, and tribal inspectors which ingredients are permitted in minimum risk pesticide products. EPA is also proposing to modify the label requirements in the exemption to require the use of specific common chemical names in lists of ingredients on minimum risk pesticide product labels, and to require producer contact information on the label. Once final, these proposed changes would maintain the availability of minimum risk pesticide products while providing more consistent information for consumers, clearer regulations for producers, and easier identification by states, tribes and EPA as to whether a product is in compliance with the exemption.
Comments: Due before April 1, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0305
Contact: Yarger, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 605-1193; yarger.ryne@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. 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 in the Federal Register.
Comments: Various date due listed in the document; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0548
Contact: Christopher Green, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0367; green.christopher@epa.gov.

Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Purpose: EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before January 30, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

December 17-28, 2012
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Purpose: This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Chemical: Various
Comments: Due before January 18, 2013; docket identification (ID) number Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: A contact person, with telephone number and email address, is listed at the end of each pesticide petition summary.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before January 18, 2013; docket identification (ID) number EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol for the product of interest to you as shown in the body of the document.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Purpose: EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing an active ingredient not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before January 18, 2013; submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Propiconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of propiconazole in or on sugarcane, cane. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Propiconazole
Comments: This regulation is effective December 19, 2012. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 19, 2013; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0772
Contact: Erin Malone, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0253; malone.erin@epa.gov.

Difenzoquat; Data Call-in Order for Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This order requires the submission of various data to support the continuation of the tolerances for the pesticide, difenzoquat. Pesticide tolerances are established under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Following publication of this order, persons who are interested in the continuation of the difenzoquat tolerances must notify the Agency by completing and submitting the required section 408(f) Order Response Form (available in the docket) within 90 days. If the Agency does not receive within 90 days after publication of the final order a section 408(f) Response Form identifying a person who agrees to submit the required data, EPA will revoke the difenzoquat tolerances.
Chemicals: Difenzoquat
Comments: This final order is effective December 19, 2012. A section 408(f) Order Response Form must be received on or before March 19, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0441.
Contact: Christina Scheltema, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-2201; scheltema.christina@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses:
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before January 18, 2013 Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol for the product of interest to you as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Purpose: EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to
comment on these applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before January 30, 2013. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before January 18, 2013
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Purpose: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to extend the current approval for the Information Collection Request (ICR) entitled ``Pesticide Data Call-In Program'' and identified as EPA ICR No. 2288.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0174. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost, and is available in the docket for additional public review and comment.
Chemicals: Various
Comments: Due before January 17, 2013; docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0754
Contact: Cameo Smoot, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5454; smoot.cameo@epa.gov.

Quinclorac; Pesticide Tolerances
Link: Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quinclorac in or on berry, low growing, except strawberry, subgroup 13-07 H and rhubarb. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Comments: This regulation is effective December 21, 2012. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 19, 2013; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0010
Contact: Laura Nollen, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7390; nollen.laura@epa.gov.

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1a and 1b of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a September 19, 2012 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2a of Unit II. and an October 7, 2010 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrant listed in Table 2b of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the September 19, 2012 and the October 7, 2010 notices, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the September 19, 2012 notice. The Agency received comments on the October 7, 2010 notice, but none merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Comments: The cancellations are effective December 19, 2012.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

Pyraflufen-Ethyl; Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation extends already established time-limited tolerances for residues of pyraflufen-ethyl in or on cattle, meat byproducts; goat, meat byproducts; horse, meat byproducts; sheep, meat byproducts; and milk. Nichino America, Inc. requested the tolerance extensions under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemicals: Pyraflufen-Ethyl
Comments: This regulation is effective December 26, 2012. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 25, 2013; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0750.
Contact: Kathryn Montague, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-1243; montague.kathryn@epa.gov.

Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances, Technical Correction
Purpose: EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of October 3, 2012, concerning the establishment of tolerances for the insecticide chlorantraniliprole on multiple commodities. This document corrects inadvertent errors and omissions. The corrections are further discussed
in Unit II.
Comments: This technical correction is effective December 21, 2012; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0029.
Contact: Jennifer Urbanski, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0156; urbanski.jennifer@epa.gov.

Spirotetramat; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption
Purpose: This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of spirotetramat in or on watercress. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on watercress. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of spirotetramat in or on watercress. The time-limited tolerance expires on December 31, 2015.
Comments: This regulation is effective December 26, 2012. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 25, 2013; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0900.
Contact: Keri Grinstead, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8373; grinstead.keri@epa.gov.

FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Purpose: There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Scientific Issues Concerning the Draft Product Performance Data Needs Assessment for Products Claiming Efficacy Against Invertebrate Pests.
Comments: The meeting will be held on March 19-21, 2013, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Joseph E. Bailey, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy; (202) 564-2045; bailey.joseph@epa.gov.

Halofenozide; Cancellation Order for All Pesticide Registrations and Termination of All Uses: Cancellation Effective Dec 21
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation and termination of all uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing halofenozide, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
This cancellation order follows a September 26, 2012 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel and terminate all uses of these product registrations. These are the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In the September 26, 2012 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation and terminate all uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests.
Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellation and use termination. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Contact: Kaitlin Keller, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8005; keller.kaitlin@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of a Request To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations: Comments Due before Jan 18 2013
Purpose: 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 by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrants withdraw their request. The cancellation for the allethrins technical products will be effective September 30, 2015, and the cancellation for the allethrins end-use products will be effective December 31, 2016, as described in Unit II. below. If any of these cancellation requests are granted, the Agency will issue a cancellation order that will prescribe conditions pertaining to the sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of canceled products.
Contact: Molly Clayton, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 603-0522; clayton.molly@epa.gov.

December 10-14, 2012

Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products with Mold-Related Label Claims; Notice of Availability: Comments Due Feb 11 2013
Purpose: The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) titled ``Guidance on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products with Mold-Related Label Claims.'' PR Notices are issued by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration-related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR Notice, once final, will provide guidance to the registrant concerning product performance (efficacy) data and labeling for ``mold-related'' pesticide products. EPA believes that the label improvements described in this draft document, once final, will provide consumers better product information with which to make an informed choice in selecting mold-related products that best suit their needs and thereby help improve protection of public health.
Contact: Jeff Kempter, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5448; kempter.carlton@epa.gov.

Flubendiamide; Pesticide Tolerances: Comments Due Feb 11 2013
Purpose: This regulation modifies tolerances for residues of flubendiamide in or on multiple food commodities which are identified, and discussed in detail later in this document. Bayer CropScience LP in c/o Nichino America, Inc. (U.S. subsidiary of Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.) requested these tolerances, and revisions to tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Carmen Rodia, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 306-0327; rodia.carmen@epa.gov.

Spirodiclofen; Pesticide Tolerances: Comments Due Feb 11 2013
Purpose: This regulation modifies currently established tolerances for residues of spirodiclofen, 3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-oxo-1-oxaspiro[4.5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2-dimethylbutanoate in or on apple, wet pomace and grape, raisin to 2.4 and 6.0 parts per million (ppm) respectively, and deletes the tolerance for grape juice. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Rita Kumar, Registration Division,, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8291; kumar.rita@epa.gov.

4. Pyriproxyfen; Pesticide Tolerances: Comments Due Feb 11 2013
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyriproxyfen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Andrew Ertman, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9367; ertman.andrew@epa.gov.

Bacillus subtilis Strain QST 713 Variant Soil; Amendment to an Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance for Bacillus subtilis Strain QST 713 To Include Residues of Bacillus subtilis Strain QST 713 Variant Soil: Comments Due Feb 11 2013
Purpose: This regulation amends the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 in or on all food commodities by including residues of Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 variant soil. Agraquest, Inc. submitted a petition to the EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 to include residues of products containing Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 variant soil in or on all agricultural commodities. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 variant soil under the FFDCA.
Contact: Michael Glikes, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-6231; glikes.michael@epa.gov.

Fenpyroximate; Pesticide Tolerances: Comments Due Feb 11 2013
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide fenpyroximate in or on multiple commodities identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes established tolerances for certain commodities/groups superseded by
this action. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Sidney Jackson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7610; jackson.sidney@epa.gov.

Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals): Comments Due Feb 11 2013
Purpose: This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the pesticides listed in this document. These actions are in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Contact: See the table in this unit for the name of a specific contact person.

Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment: Comments Due Feb 12 2013
Purpose: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. EPA is also announcing the availability of amended final work plans (FWPs) for the following active ingredients: Sodium pyrithione (formerly known as sodium omadine), methylene bis(thiocyanate), troysan KK-108A (IPBC), zinc salts, and tri-n butyl tetradecyl phosphonium chloride (TTPC).
Contact: Kevin Costello, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8090; costello.kevin@epa.gov.

December 3-7, 2012

Dodine; Pesticide Tolerances: Objections and requests for hearing must be received on or before Feb. 4 2013
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dodine, (N-dodecyl guanidine acetate) in or on multiple commodities and also removes multiple, previously established tolerances which are identified and discussed later in this document. Agriphar S.A., c/o Ceres International LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Tamue L. Gibson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-9096; gibson.tamue@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications: Comments due by Jan 4 2013
Purpose: EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing an active ingredient not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Halosulfuron-Methyl; Pesticide Tolerances: Objections and requests for hearing must be received on or before Feb. 1 2013
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of halosulfuron-methyl in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Canyon Group L.L.C., c/o Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Maggie Rudick, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0257; rudick.maggie@epa.gov.

Picoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances: Objections and requests for hearing must be received on or before Feb. 4 2013
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of picoxystrobin in or on multiple ommodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Grant Rowland, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0254; rowland.grant@epa.gov.

Zeta Cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerances: Objections and requests for hearing must be received on or before Feb. 5 2013
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of zeta-cypermethrin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Comments: This regulation is effective December 7, 2012. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 5, 2013; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0472
Contact: Andrew Ertman, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9367; ertman.andrew@epa.gov

Alkyl(C8-C18) dimethylamidopropylamines; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance: Objections and requests for hearing must be received on or before Feb. 4 2013
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the N-alkyl(C8-C18) dimethylamidopropylamines where the alkyl group is linear and may be saturated and/or unsaturated when used as an inert ingredient at levels not to exceed 20% in herbicide formulations applied to growing crops. Dow AgroSciences, LLC, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of the N-alkyl(C8-C18) dimethylamidopropylamines.
Contact: William Cutchin, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7990; cutchin.william@epa.gov

7. Clodinafop-Propargyl; Pesticide Tolerance: Objections and requests for hearing must be received on or before Feb. 4 2013
Purpose: This regulation reduces the established tolerance for residues of clodinafop-propargyl in or on wheat, grain. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance change under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: William Cutchin, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7990; cutchin.william@epa.gov

Buprofezin Pesticide Tolerances; Technical Correction
Purpose: EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of Wednesday, October 17, 2012, concerning buprofezin pesticide tolerances. This document corrects a typographical error.
Comments: This final rule correction is effective December 7, 2012; identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0759.
Contact: Amaris Johnson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-9542; johnson.amaris@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations: Comments Due January 4 2013
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Contact: John W. Pates, Jr., Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8195; pates.john@epa.gov.

November 19- 23, 2012

SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Purpose: The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Full Committee, will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 10, 2012, and ending December 11, 2012. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Comments: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The meeting will be held at EPA, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington VA, 1st Floor, South Conference Room.
Contact: Ron Kendall, Field External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5561; kendall.ron@epa.gov.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Comments Due Jan 22, 2013
Purpose: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is entitled: ``Pesticide Spray Drift Reduction Technologies,'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2472.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-NEW. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Contact: Kathryn Boyle, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-6304; boyle.kathryn@epa.gov.

Iodomethane; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Iodomethane Pesticide Registrations and Amend a Registration: Comments Due Dec 21, 2012
Purpose: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel the registrations of
products containing the pesticide iodomethane. In addition, the registrant has amended the terms and conditions of registration for their iodomethane technical product so that as of January 1, 2013,
Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC (Arysta) will not sell or distribute this product unless it bears a label statement. The registrant's request would terminate the last iodomethane products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request. If EPA issues a final order granting this request, the sale, distribution, or use of the products listed in this notice will be permitted only in accordance with the terms as described in the final order.
Contact: Sharlene Matten, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy; (202) 564-0130; matten.sharlene@epa.gov

MON 87410 and MON 87411 Pesticide-Incorporated Protectant Corn Events: Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request: Comments Due by Dec 21, 2012
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 524-EUP-RNU from Monsanto Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs) corn events with a double stranded RNA (dsRNA) transcript comprising a Dv49 inverted repeat sequence derived from Diabrotica virgifera, and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR10871). These events are proposed for experimental use in combination with single and combined traits against lepidoptera and corn rootworm (CRW). The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Contact: Shanaz Bacchus, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-8097; mojica.andrea@epa.gov.

Tralomethrin and Fenarimol Registration Review Final Decisions; Notice of Availability
Purpose: This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the pesticides tralomethrin and fenarimol. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide
registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Comments: Final Registration; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0425
Contact: Kevin Costello, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Program; (703) 305-5026; costello.kevin@epa.gov.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request: Comments Due by Jan 22, 2013
Purpose: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit requests to renew several currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICRs are identified in this document by their corresponding titles, EPA ICR numbers, OMB Control numbers, and related docket identification (ID) numbers. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection activities that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying material are available for public review and comment in the relevant dockets identified in this document for the ICR.
Contact: Scott Drewes, Field and External, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0107; drewes.scott@epa.gov.

November 12-16, 2012

Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on Berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G; Rapeseed subgroup 20A, and cucumber. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chemical: Flonicamid
Contact: Sidney Jackson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7610; jackson.sidney@epa.gov.

1,4-Dimethylnaphthalene; Amendment to an Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Purpose: This regulation amends the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant growth regulator, 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4-DMN) by expanding the current exemption to include all sprouting root and tuber vegetables (EPA Crop Group 01) and all bulb vegetables (EPA Crop Group 03). On behalf of D-I-1-4, Inc., a division of 1,4Group, Inc., Technology Sciences Group, Inc. (TSG) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting that EPA amend the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for 1,4-DMN. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 1,4-DMN under the FFDCA.
Contact: Colin G. Walsh, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0298; walsh.colin@epa.gov.

FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting: Meeting Jan 29th - Feb 1st, submit written documents before Jan. 15, and oral comments by Jan 22.
Purpose: There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review scientific issues associated with Prioritizing the Universe of Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Chemicals
Using Computational Toxicology Tools. The meeting will be held on January 29-February 1, 2013, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Sharlene Matten, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy; (202) 564-0130; matten.sharlene@epa.gov

Xylenesulfonic Acid, Sodium Salt; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance: Comments Due January 15, 2013
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of xylenesulfonic acid, sodium salt (also known as sodium xylene sulfonate) (CAS Reg. No. 1300-72-7) when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food-contact surfaces in public eating places, diary processing equipment, and food processing equipment and utensils at 500 parts per million (ppm) utensils. The firm Exponent on behalf of Ecolab Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of sodium xylene sulfonate.
Contact: Mark Dow, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; 305-5533; dow.mark@epa.gov.

October 22 - November 2, 2012

Residues of Fatty Acids, Tall-Oil, Ethoxylated Propoxylated; Tolerance Exemption: Comments Due December 31, 2012.
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of fatty acids, tall-oil, ethoxylated propoxylated; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Stephan Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of fattyacids, tall-oil, ethoxylated propoxylated on food or feed commodities.
Contact: William Cutchin, Registration Division; (703) 305-7990; cutchin.william@epa.gov.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses: Comments Due November 30, 2012.
Purpose: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Contact: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary.

Trifloxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances: Comments Due December 31, 2012.
Purpose: This regulation amends tolerances for residues of trifloxystrobin in or on almond hulls; and Vegetable, root, except sugarbeet, subgroup 1B, except radish. Bayer CropScience requested amendments to these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Dominic Schuler, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0260; schuler.dominic@epa.gov.

4. Calcium Gluconate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance: Comments Due October 31, 2012.
Purpose: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of calcium gluconate when used as an inert ingredient (sequestrant) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops. ISK Biosciences Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of calcium gluconate.
Contact: Roger Chesser, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0034; chesser.roger@epa.gov.

5. [Alpha]-([Rho]-Nonylphenyl)poly(oxypropylene) Block Polymer With Poly(oxyethylene); Tolerance Exemption: Comments Due December 31, 2012.
Purpose: This regulation amends an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of [alpha]-([rho]-Nonylphenyl)poly(oxypropylene) block polymer with poly(oxyethylene); when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Stephan Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of [alpha]-([rho]-Nonylphenyl)poly(oxypropylene) block polymer with poly(oxyethylene) on food or feed commodities.
Contact: William Cutchin, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-7099; cutchin.william@epa.gov.

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Request for Nominations to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee: Nominations should be postmarked no later than November 9, 2012.
Purpose: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is inviting nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. Vacancies are expected to be filled by early spring 2013. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Contact: Margie Fehrenbach, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-4775; fehrenbach.margie@epa.gov.

Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request: Comments Due November 23, 2012.
Purpose: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 524-EUP-RNL from Monsanto Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the herbicides glyphosate and dicamba (M1751 Herbicide). The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Contact: Erik Kraft, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-9358; kraft.erik@epa.gov.

Fluoxastrobin; Pesticide Tolerances: Comments Due December 24, 2012.
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of fluoxastrobin and its Z-isomer in or on poultry, liver; hog, fat; hog, meat byproducts; and rice, grain. Arysta LifeScience, North America, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Heather Garvie, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-0034; garvie.heather@epa.gov.

October 15-19, 2012

Buprofezin; Pesticide Tolerances: Regulation Effective October 17th, 2012. Comments Due December 17, 2012.
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide buprofezin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes established tolerances for certain commodities/groups superseded by this action, and corrects the spelling of some commodities. The Interregional Research Project 4 (IR-4) and Nichino America Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Contact: Amaris Johnson, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-9542; johnson.amaris@epa.gov.

Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on a Commodity: Comments Due November 16th, 2012.
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on the food commodity, wheat, grain.
Contact: Kathryn Montague, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-1243; montague.kathryn@epa.gov.

 

October 8-12, 2012
Alkyl Amines Polyalkoxylates; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance: Comments Due December 10, 2012.
Purpose: This regulation amends the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues alkyl amines polyalkoxylates under 40 CFR 180.920 and 40 CFR 180.930 to include the additional Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number (CAS Reg. No.) 1266162-49-5. BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing requirement of a tolerance.
Chemical: Alkyl Amines Polyalkoxylates
Comments: This regulation is effective October 10, 2012. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before December 10, 2012; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0949
Contact: Elizabeth Fertich, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-8560; fertich.elizabeth@epa.gov.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Approved Collection; Comment Request: Comments Due December 11, 2012.
Purpose: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Pesticide Data Call-In Program'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2288.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0174, is currently scheduled to expire on November 30, 2012. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the ICR.
Comments: Due by December 11, 2012; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0754
Contact: Cameo Smoot, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 305-5454; smoot.cameo@epa.gov.

 

October 1-5, 2012
Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances - Comments Due December 3, 2012.
Purpose: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop Protection, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
This regulation is effective October 3, 2012. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before December 3, 2012; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0029
Contact: Jennifer Urbanski, Registration Division Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-0156; urbanski.jennifer@epa.gov.

Trinexapac-ethyl; Pesticide Tolerances - Comments Due December 4, 2012.
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of trinexapac-ethyl in or on multiple commodities and modifies existing tolerance levels and commodity definitions for trinexapac-ethyl, which are identified and discussed later in this document. EPA proposed these tolerances and noted amendments under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) in order to correct inadvertent errors in the final rule tolerance table for trinexapac-ethyl that published in the Federal Register on March 2, 2012.
This regulation is effective October 5, 2012. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before December 4, 2012; docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0524
Contact: Bethany Benbow, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 347-8072; benbow.bethany@epa.gov.

November 17, 2011
EPA Proposes Efficacy Data Requirements for Prion Products- Comments due January 17, 2012.
EPA is proposing to amend its product performance data requirements to clarify that efficacy data are required for all products with prion-related claims. In addition, EPA is announcing the availability for public review and comment of draft efficacy test guidelines on generating the product performance data for prion-related products.

This is a supplement to the January 2011 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to declare a prion (i.e., proteinaceous infectious particle) a "pest" under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and to amend EPA's regulations to expressly include prion within the regulatory definition of pest. The intent of issuing the supplemental rule and draft efficacy test guidelines now for public comment is so that they can be issued final at the same time that the prion rule is issued final in late 2012. That way, the final test requirement and efficacy test guidelines can be issued final at simultaneously with the final prion rule that declares a prion to be a pest and amends the current regulations to include prion in the definition of pest.

Prions are abnormally shaped infectious proteins that may occur in the central nervous system tissues of animals and humans. Prions can cause neurodegenerative diseases known collectively as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE). TSE's include scrapie disease in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle, chronic wasting disease in deer and elk, kuru and variant Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease in humans, and similar diseases in other animals. These diseases are always fatal in humans and animals alike, and there are no known treatments or cures.

The Federal Register notice announcing these actions provides interested parties 60 days to comment on both the proposed amendment to EPA's product performance data requirements to add products with prion-related claims and EPA's draft test guidelines concerning the generation of product performance data for prion-related products. 

Comments can be submitted at www.regulations.gov in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0427 until January 17, 2012.

November 9, 2011
Pyrethrins/Pyrethroid Cumulative Risk Assessment- Comments due January 9, 2012. Comment Period Extended to February 8, 2012.
EPA is issuing a final pyrethins/pyrethroid cumulative risk assessment and requesting comment, including information that may be used to further refine the assessment. Once the agency completes and approves pyrethroid single chemical assessments, it is likely that new uses of these pesticides will be added. The use of pyrethrins and the pyrethroids has increased during the past decade with the declining use of organophosphate pesticides, which are more acutely toxic to people and wildlife than the pyrethroids. In 2009, EPA identified the pyrethroid chemicals as having a common mechanism of toxicity and has now completed a human health cumulative risk assessment for all uses of the pyrethrins and pyrethroids. For more on this assessment, please read the Daily News Blog.

Submit comments and input on the Pyrethrins/Pyrethroid Cumulative Risk Assessment by January 9, 2012, to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0746 at Regulations.gov.
The assessment and supporting documents are available in this docket. See also the agency's Assessing Pesticide Cumulative Risk website. For additional information: Assessing Pesticide Cumulative Risk/ Common Mechanism Groups; Cumulative Exposure and Risk Assessment visit http://epa.gov/pesticides/cumulative/common_mech_groups.htm

Expanding Opportunities for Minor Crops: Crop Grouping Revisions Proposed Rule III - Comments due January 9, 2012
EPA is proposing to revise the pesticide crop grouping regulations that allow the establishment of tolerances for groups of related crops. The proposed revisions expand the existing stone fruit and tree nut crop groups by establishing new crop subgroups and/or adding new commodities and naming the expanded crop groups in a way that distinguishes them from the existing groups. EPA expects these proposed revisions to promote the greater use of crop groupings for tolerance-setting purposes and, in particular, to assist in making available lower-risk pesticides for minor crops, both domestically and in countries that export food to the United States. This is the third in a series of planned crop group updates we expect to propose over the next several years. This proposed crop group rule is based upon two petitions developed by the International Crop Grouping Consulting Committee workgroup and submitted to EPA by a nationwide cooperative project, the Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4).
EPA believes that this proposal is a burden-reducing regulation.
Submit comments to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766 at www.regulations.gov by January 9, 2012.

October 20, 2011
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2012 Critical Use Exemption from the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide - Comments due November 21, 2011
EPA is proposing uses that qualify for the 2012 critical use exemption and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced, imported, or supplied from existing pre-phaseout inventory for those uses in 2012. EPA is taking action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect a recent consensus decision taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer at the Twenty-Second Meeting of the Parties. EPA is seeking comment on the list of critical uses and on EPA's determination of the amounts of methyl bromide needed to satisfy those uses.

September 12-16, 2011
Sulfur Dioxide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions - Comments due November 14, 2011
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of sulfur dioxide in or on fig. This action is associated with the utilization of a crisis exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on figs. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of sulfur dioxide, including its metabolites and degradates (determined by measuring only sulfur dioxide (SO2)), in or on fig at 10 parts per million (ppm). This time-limited tolerance expires on December 31, 2014. 2011.
EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0684.  This regulation is effective September 14, 2011.  Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before November 14, 2011, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178.

Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application - Comments due October 14, 2011
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 464-EUP-RNA from Dow Chemical Co. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for Dibromomalonamide. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0670.  Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2011.

August 9-10, 2011
Petitioners Request Guidance, Analysis of Initial Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Studies- Comments due October 11, 2011
EPA is seeking public comment on a June 2011 petition from CropLife America, Consumer Specialty Products Association, and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment.  The petition includes several points related to the guidance, criteria, review, and decision-making for the test orders (i.e., requests for data from pesticide registrants) issued under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP).  EPA is requesting comment on the petition during a 60-day period ending October 11, 2011.  After considering comments received, the Agency will respond to the comments and the petition. For further information and to read the petition in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0656 at Regulations.gov.

EPA initiated EDSP Tier 1 screening for the first list of 67 chemicals by issuing orders from late October 2009 through February 2010, requiring the testing of chemicals using 11 screening assays. The purpose of the screening assays is to determine the potential for a chemical to interact with estrogen, androgen, and thyroid hormone systems.  Based on the data from the Tier 1 assays, if a chemical is shown to interact with these hormone systems, additional Tier 2 testing may be required.  For information on the EDSP, visit http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/index.htm

Petitioners Request Guidance, Analysis of Initial Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Studies - Comments due October 11, 2011
EPA is seeking public comment on a June 2011 petition from CropLife America, Consumer Specialty Products Association, and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment.  The petition includes several points related to the guidance, criteria, review, and decision-making for the test orders (i.e., requests for data from pesticide registrants) issued under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP).  EPA is requesting comment on the petition during a 60-day period ending October 11, 2011.
EPA initiated EDSP Tier 1 screening for the first list of 67 chemicals by issuing orders from late October 2009 through February 2010, requiring the testing of chemicals using 11 screening assays. The purpose of the screening assays is to determine the potential for a chemical to interact with estrogen, androgen, and thyroid hormone systems.  Based on the data from the Tier 1 assays, if a chemical is shown to interact with these hormone systems, additional Tier 2 testing may be required.  For information on the EDSP, visit http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/index.htm.
Submit comments using docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0656 at Regulations.gov

August 3, 2011
Butylate; Registration Review Proposed Decision - Comments due October 3, 2011
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decision for the pesticide butylate and opens a public comment period on the proposed decision. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0882 on or before October 3, 2011.

July 1, 2011
Chlorpyrifos Preliminary Human Health Risk Assessment- Comments due September 6, 2011. *Comment Period extended to October 6, 2011.*
EPA is inviting comment on a preliminary human health risk assessment for the pesticide chlorpyrifos.  EPA's 2011 chlorpyrifos preliminary human health risk assessment is the most current scientific review to date.  It includes the results of extensive new research and the findings of a number of new studies that have become available since the agency's last human health risk assessment for chlorpyrifos, completed in June 2000. EPA is requesting comment and input on key areas in the preliminary risk assessment, including the appropriate FQPA safety factor to use in the final risk assessment, the limitations of assessing residential bystander inhalation exposure, the conversion of chlorpyrifos to the more toxic degradate chlorpyrifos oxon during drinking water treatment and distribution, and the impact of alternative drinking water treatment processes on chlorpyrifos and the oxon in finished drinking water.

Issuing the chlorpyrifos preliminary human health risk assessment also fulfils a legal commitment in a December 2010 Stipulation and Order addressing a July 2010 lawsuit by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA).  This lawsuit alleged that EPA had "unreasonably delayed" its response to their 2007 petition to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for chlorpyrifos.  EPA plans to respond NRDC and PANNA's petition by the November 23, 2011, due date.

For more information, visit Chlorpyrifos in the Pesticide Gateway, and Daily News Blog entries.

Please submit comments by September 6, 2011 to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0850.

June 29, 2011
Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review for Iisoxaben and Bifenthrin and various other pesticides - Comments due August 29, 2011
EPA is announcing the availability of amended final work  plans for the registration review of the pesticides isoxaben and  bifenthrin. The isoxaben final work plan has been amended to  incorporate seven additional environmental fate and effects data  requirements which were not included in the June 2008 final work plan.  The amended isoxaben final work plan is available in registration  review docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1038. The bifenthrin final work plan has  been amended to incorporate two additional toxicological data  requirements which were omitted from the December 2010 final work plan.  Additionally, several studies, which were included in the bifenthrin  December 2010 final work plan, were removed from the data gaps table  and will not be called-in because they are no longer required. The  bifenthrin amended final work plan is available in registration review  docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0384. Both the isoxaben and bifenthrin dockets  are available on-line at http://regulations.gov.

EPA is also opening the public comment period for various pesticide registration reviews including fipronil, DCPA and permethrin. Submit comments no later than August 29, 2011.

June 24, 2011
The Draft Reasonable and Prudent Alternative in NMFS' Draft Biological Opinion on the Proposed Pesticides General Permit- Comments due July 25, 2011
EPA is currently in consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to examine the potential impact of EPA's pending Pesticide General Permit (PGP) on the nation's threatened and endangered species and their critical habitat. As part of this consultation, on June 17, 2011, NMFS submitted to EPA a draft Biological Opinion containing a suggested "Reasonable and Prudent Alternative" (RPA) that NMFS believes would avoid the likelihood that endangered or threatened species or their critical habitat would be jeopardized by the permit. EPA will provide the public comment on the RPA to NMFS, which will review them; EPA is not making any final decision on the terms of the PGP at this time. EPA is taking public comment for 30 days on the draft RPA proposed by NMFS. Comments are due no later than July 25, 2011.

Submit comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0257 by July 25, 2011 The draft Biological Opinion can be found here

June 22, 2011
Registrants Request Voluntary Cancellation of Dicofol- Comments due July 22, 2011
In a Memorandum of Agreement with EPA dated May 17, 2011, the registrants of dicofol requested voluntary cancellation of all their dicofol registrations.  EPA is requesting comment for 30 days on the registrants' request, which would terminate the last dicofol products registered in the United States.  EPA plans to grant the registrants' request at the close of the comment period unless substantive comments require further deliberation.  Dicofol is the last organochlorine pesticide to go through a cancellation process to terminate all its remaining uses in the U.S.

Dicofol is registered for use as a miticide on cotton and several other agricultural crops and on non-residential lawns and ornamentals.  Use of dicofol has significantly declined since the amended Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) in 2006.  The 2006 amended RED significantly increased the re-entry interval for most crops in order to protect workers harvesting the crops after application of dicofol. 

Submit comments by July 22, 2011 on the dicofol voluntary cancellation request through docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0220 at Regulations.gov.  The Memorandum of Agreement is also available in the dicofol reregistration docket; see EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0220-0016 at Regulations.gov.  

June 15-17, 2011
Policies Concerning Products Containing Nanoscale Materials- Comments due July 18, 2011. Comment Period extended to August 17, 2011
EPA seeks comment on several possible approaches for obtaining information about what nanoscale materials are present in registered pesticide products. Under one approach, EPA would use section 6(a)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to obtain information regarding what nanoscale material is present in a registered pesticide product and its potential effects on humans or the environment. If EPA adopts this approach, 40 CFR 152.50(f)(3) would also require the inclusion of such information with any application for registration of a pesticide product that contains a nanoscale material.  Under an alternative approach, EPA would obtain such information using Data Call-In notices (DCIs) under FIFRA section 3(c)(2)(B). If EPA adopts this alternate approach, EPA would also need to require the inclusion of this information with any application for registration of a pesticide product that contains a nanoscale material. It is EPA's view that FIFRA section 6(a)(2) is the most efficient and expedient administrative approach to obtaining information about nanoscale materials in pesticides and EPA would prefer to use this approach. EPA is also proposing a new approach for how EPA will determine on a case-by-case basis whether a nanoscale active or inert ingredient is a "new" active or inert ingredient for purposes of FIFRA and the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA), even when an identical, non-nanoscale form of the nanoscale ingredient is already registered. Read the Daily News Blogand visit the Nano webpage.

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0197.  Comments must be received on or before July 18, 2011. *Extended to August 17, 2011.


Petition Supplement Requesting Cancellation of Propoxur Pet Collar Uses - Comments due July 15, 2011
This notice makes available for review and public comment a second petition supplement submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) on January 18, 2011. This second supplement supports NRDC's original petition, dated November 26, 2007, requesting that the Agency cancel all pet collar uses for the pesticide propoxur. The petitioner, NRDC, initially requested these cancellations based on their belief that EPA failed to adequately assess residential exposures to pet collars. NRDC believes that modifications to the non-dietary oral exposure pathway presented in the Revised N-methyl Carbamate (NMC) Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) underestimate exposure to propoxur from pet collar uses. On April 23, 2009, NRDC supplemented their original petition with additional information on the pesticide. In its most recent supplement, dated January 18, 2011, NRDC states that the EPA's occupational and residential exposure (ORE) risk assessment for propoxur pet collars uses, dated April 7, 2010, as well as the follow-up memorandum refining the ORE risk assessment, dated July 12, 2010, present health risks above EPA's level of concern. NRDC believes that the Agency used incorrect exposure assumptions and failed to adequately assess all routes of exposure, leading to an underestimation of residential risk to children from propoxur pet collars. Finally, under cover letter dated February 4, 2011, NRDC also submitted to EPA 7,577 letters supporting its petition supplement.

Submit your comments by uly 15, 2011, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0207. Also read Pesticides and Pets and the Daily News Blog.

March 30, 2011
EPA Seeks Public Comment on Petition for Bilingual Pesticide Labels - Comments due June 28, 2011 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received a petition from the Migrant Clinicians Network, Farmworker Justice, and other farm worker interest groups asking the agency to require that manufacturers make their pesticide product labels available in both English and Spanish. EPA is requesting comment from all interested groups and members of the public before responding to the petition. The petition focuses on requiring bilingual labeling for agricultural pesticides to increase protection for Spanish-speaking pesticide applicators and farmworkers. However , the agency is requesting comment on whether to require bilingual labeling in English and Spanish for all types of pesticide products. At present, EPA allows pesticide manufacturers to add labeling in other languages, in addition to providing pesticide product labels in English. For agricultural products subject to the Worker Protection Standard, EPA requires that certain parts of the pesticide label include words or phrases in Spanish. In response to the petition, EPA is considering whether to require bilingual labeling in English and Spanish for all pesticides or for only certain types of pesticides, certain pesticide use sites, certain pesticide active ingredients, pesticides in certain toxicity categories, or certain parts of pesticide labels. The agency is requesting comment from interested parties and the public on these options.

EPA is inviting public comment until June 28, 2011. After the 90-day comment period ends, the agency will use the comments received in developing a decision on this petition. The Federal Register notice and petition are available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0014 at Regulations.gov

March 17, 2011
EPA Invites Public Comment on Fumigant Iodomethane Petition - Comments due April 30, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is posting for public comment a petition requesting that all registrations of iodomethane (also called methyl iodide) be suspended and cancelled. The petition was filed on March 31, 2010, by Earthjustice, on behalf of several non-governmental organizations. Following a 30-day public comment period, EPA will evaluate the petitioner's request consistent with the statutory standards set forth in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.Iodomethane is a soil fumigant used to control pests associated with production of fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and turf. Iodomethane is a replacement for another soil fumigant, methyl bromide, which is being phased out in the United States and globally because it depletes stratospheric ozone. For more information on iodomethane visit our daily news.

Comments can be submitted to the docket (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0541) at the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

March 03, 2011
EPA Seeks Input on National Marine Fisheries Service's Draft Measures to Protect Endangered Pacific Salmon from Six Pesticides - Comments due April 05, 2011
EPA is seeking comments from pesticide users, registrants, and other interested parties on draft Reasonable and Prudent Measures (RPMs) and Alternatives (RPAs) included in a draft Biological Opinion (PDF) (1087 pp, 41.07MB, about PDF) received from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on March 1, 2011. This draft Biological Opinion addresses the potential effects from six pesticides on Pacific salmon and steelhead listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The six pesticides are: captan, chlorothalonil, 2,4-D, diuron, linuron, and triclopyr BEE. EPA is also encouraging input from state, tribal, and local governments on the draft RPMs and RPAs to determine whether the alternatives or measures can be reasonably implemented and whether there are different measures that may provide adequate protection but result in less impact on pesticide users. The draft Biological Opinion is included as document number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0654-0167 in the docket at Regulations.gov. Comments on the draft RPMs and RPAs must be submitted by April 5, 2011, about 30 days after the Biological Opinion was included in the docket, in order for EPA to consider these comments in its final response to the draft Biological Opinion. Comments received by EPA on other aspects of the draft Biological Opinion will be forwarded to NMFS for its consideration. No extensions to this comment period will be provided because NMFS has a legal deadline to issue the final Biological Opinion by April 30, 2011.

Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0654 and the pesticides to which the Biological Opinion pertains. To learn more about the six pesticides mentioned above visit our pesticide gateway page.

February 2, 2011
Enable the Label On-line Discussion Forum Topic: LRM Chapter 8 - Environmental Hazards Statements- Comments due February 27, 2011
EPA has posted an update to Enable the Label, their online discussion forum that's used to improve clarity and usefulness for Label Review Manual users. The discussion topic for February is Chapter 8, which describes environmental hazard statements including when the use of these statements is appropriate, general statements used, and statements used in specific circumstances. The focus areas are on general statements, honeybee hazard statements, and statements for mosquito control products. After the discussion thread closes at the end of February, EPA will review comments received and incorporate useful ones into future revisions of the Label Review Manual. Comments are accepted until February 27, 2011. In order to comment click here and select the “focus area” that you are interested in.

January 11, 2011
EPA Proposes to Withdraw Use of Pesticide Sulfuryl Fluoride on Food - Comments due July 6, 2011
Responding to a June 2006 petition submitted by Fluoride Action Network, Beyond Pesticides, and Environmental Working Group, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it proposes to eliminate the use of the toxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride in agriculture and food related applications. The agency plans to cancel all allowable pesticide residue levels (tolerances) for the chemical, finding that, when residues on food products are combined with fluoridated drinking water and toothpaste, public exposure levels are too high. Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), EPA is required to ensure that pesticides it has registered for use cannot combine with non-food sources of the same substance to result in unsafe levels of exposure for that chemical.

EPA is inviting comments on the phase-out of sulfuryl flouride. The docket for sulfuryl fluoride can be accessed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;dct=FR+PR+N+O+SR;rpp=10;so=DESC;sb=postedDate;po=0;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0174.
To read our full news article on EPA 's decision to withdrawl sulfuryl fluoride on food click here.Visit our sulfuryl fluoride gateway site for more information on the toxicity and use of this pesticide.

December 8, 2010
EPA publishes petition to ban triclosan for public comment - Comments due February 7, 2011* Comment Period Extended April 8, 2011
EPA announced a 60-day public comment period for the petition filed by Beyond Pesticides and Food and Water Watch to ban the controversial antimicrobial pesticide triclosan for non medical use. The petition, filed on January 14, 2010, identifies pervasive and widespread use of triclosan and the agency's failure to address triclosan's impacts on human and environmental health, conduct assessments for residues in drinking water and food and concerns related to antibacterial resistance and endocrine disruption. The petition cites various violations of numerous environmental statues including the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Comments are accepted until February 7, 2011 at www.regulations.gov. Direct comments to docket number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0548. When commenting, please specify the statute to which your comments refer (FIFRA, FFDCA, SDWA, CWA, or ESA) and the specific issue(s) raised in the petition regarding that statute on which you are commenting. See Daily News Blogs.

November 30, 2010

EPA Seeks Comment on Plan to Address Chlorpyrifos Petition and Lawsuit - Comments due December 15, 2010
EPA is seeking public comment for 15 days (until December 15, 2010) on a draft stipulation in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that will stay further litigation with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) on their claim that EPA has unreasonably delayed its response to their 2007 petition to cancel all uses and revoke all tolerances for the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Under the draft Stipulation and Order, the case will be suspended, provided (1) EPA issues a preliminary human health risk assessment for chlorpyrifos by June 1, 2011, and requests comment on that assessment; and (2) EPA sends NRDC and PANNA a written response to their petition by November 23, 2011. If the lawsuit is not reactivated by January 23, 2012, it will be dismissed.
The draft Stipulation and Order and related documents are available in the docket for the chlorpyrifos petition, EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1005 at Regulations.gov. Comments must be received by the Agency no later than December 15, 2010. Read Daily News Blog for more information.

September 22, 2010
Registration Review; Amended Work Plan for Imidacloprid - Comments due November 22, 2010
EPA is announcing the availability of an amended final work plan for the registration review of the pesticide imidacloprid; this workplan has been amended to incorporate revisions to the data requirements.The imidacloprid work plan may be found in registration review docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844. Comments must be received on or before November 22, 2010.

EPA Solicits Grant Applications to Support State-based Pesticide Incident Surveillance Efforts - Due November 4, 2010
The Office of Pesticide Programs is seeking proposals from state health agencies to support state-based pesticide incident surveillance efforts to better protect the health of those who may be exposed to pesticides through their occupations. By bolstering state-based pesticide illness surveillance programs, these Pesticide Incident Surveillance Program grants will improve our understanding of the health risks workers face and help create effective prevention strategies. EPA expects that $225,000 will be available for award in FY 2011.

Eligibility in this competition is limited to state health agencies that will not be funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (FY 2011-2015 grants) to conduct pesticide surveillance. The funding opportunity announcement is available at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/grants/index.htm. Proposals are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on November 4, 2010. For further questions, please contact Elizabeth Evans (evans.elizabeth@epa.gov).

August 13, 2010
EPA Proposes Conditional Registration of Nanosilver Pesticide Product -Comments due September 11, 2010
EPA is proposing to conditionally register a pesticide product containing nanosilver as a new active ingredient for a period of 4 years. The antimicrobial pesticide product, HeiQ AGS-20, is a silver-based product that is proposed for use as a preservative for textiles. Under its new policy concerning public involvement in registration decisions, EPA is providing a 30-day opportunity for public comments on the proposed registration. As a condition of registration, EPA is proposing to require additional product chemistry, toxicology, exposure, and environmental data. The Agency will evaluate these data as they are submitted during the period of the conditional registration.

The data requirements are based in large part on a November 2009, independent consultation EPA held with the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). In its final report, the SAP addressed a number of questions associated with assessing the hazard of and exposure to nanosilver and other nanoscale metal-based pesticides. EPA is closely following the scientific recommendations from the SAP. The Proposed Decision Memo can be found at www.regulations.gov in Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1012. Also visit the Nanosilver page.

Nanomaterial Case Study: Nanoscale Silver in Disinfectant Spray
- Comments due September 27, 2010
EPA is announcing a 45-day public comment period for the draft document "Nanomaterial Case Study: Nanoscale Silver in Disinfectant Spray" (EPA/600/R-10/081). The document is being issued by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The draft is intended to serve as part of a process to help identify and prioritize scientific and technical information that could be used in conducting comprehensive environmental assessments of selected nanomaterials. It does not attempt to draw conclusions regarding potential environmental risks of nanoscale silver; rather, it aims to identify what is known and unknown about nanoscale silver to support future assessment efforts. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.

EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. The draft document is available via the Internet on the NCEA home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea.
The 45-day public comment period begins August 13, 2010, and ends September 27, 2010. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by September 27, 2010. Also visit the Nanosilver page.

August 4, 2010
EPA Soliciting Public Comments on 22 Bt Corn Plant-Incorporated Protectant Registrations and Proposed Biopesticides Registrations Action Documents - Comments due September 3, 2010
EPA is opening a docket and initiating a public comment period on our preliminary decision to amend the terms of twenty-two (22) expiring Bt Corn PIP (Plant Incorporated Protectant) registrations to extend the expiration dates. The agency has concluded that Bt corn PIPs have had a positive environmental impact, and is proposing several actions to strengthen the insect resistance management requirements to ensure continued success in the prevention of the evolution of resistance in target pests.

The scheme that agency proposes to follow will include registration periods generally of five, eight, and 12 years; with the possibility of a 15- year registration period for products that are demonstrated to meet specified criteria. EPA retains, however, the discretion to register products for time periods differing from these defaults where circumstances warrant. The Agency's comprehensive assessments of the 22 expiring registrations may be accessed at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/registration-status.html under the heading Plant Incorporated Protectants in Corn. Comments on these documents will be accepted through September 3, 2010.

July 28, 2010
Methidathion; Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability -Comments due September 27, 2010
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decision for the pesticide methidathion and opens a public comment period on the proposed decision. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2008-0723. Comments must be received on or before September 27, 2010.

Wood Oils and Gums, and Streptomyces Strain K61; Registration Review Proposed Decisions; Notice of Availability- Comments due September 27, 2010
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit II.A. and opens a public comment period on the proposed decisions.
Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the table in Unit II.A. Comments must be received on or before September 27, 2010.

June 28-30, 2010
Lauryl Sulfate Salts; Antimicrobial Registration Review Final Work Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability - Comments due August 30, 2010
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final work plan and proposed registration review decision for the pesticide lauryl sulfate salts, case number 4061 and opens a public comment period on the proposed decision. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0727. Comments must be received on or before August 30. 2010.

Carbaryl; Order Denying Washington Toxics Coalition Petition to Revoke Tolerances and Notice of Availability of Denial of Request to Cancel Uses - Objections/Hearing request due August 31, 2010
This order denies a petition requesting that EPA revoke all pesticide tolerances for The petition was filed on January carbaryl under section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 10, 2005 by the Washington Toxics Coalition. This order also informs the public of the availability of a response to WTC's petition to cancel all uses of carbaryl.
EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0801. This Order is effective July 2, 2010. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before August 31, 2010, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178.

June 2, 2010
EPA Draft NPDES Pesticides General Permit - Comments due July 19, 2010
he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be publishing in the Federal Register the availability of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) pesticide general permit (PGP)
for point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United States. This action is in response to a decision by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in National Cotton Council, et al. v. EPA that
clarified that NPDES permits are required for certain discharges from the application of pesticides.

EPA is seeking comment for 45 days (through July 19, 2010) on the draft PGP and plans to issue the final PGP in December 2010. During the public comment period EPA will hold three public meetings (Albuquerque, Boise, and Boston), a public hearing (Washington, D.C.), and a webcast to provide an overview of the PGP requirements and the basis for those requirements, and to answer questions about the draft permit and how the public can best assist EPA in the public comment process. The date, time and location of the public meetings and public hearing are as follows:

*Albuquerque, New Mexico: Monday, June 14, 2010, at the CNM Workforce - Training Center, Room 101, 5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Boise, Idaho: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the Bureau of Reclamation, Rooms 206 & 219, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

*Boston, Massachusetts: Monday, June 21, 2010, at EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square - Suite 100, Conference Room 1529, Boston, MA 02109-3912, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

<*Washington, DC: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the EPA East Building, Room 1153, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

**The webcast will be broadcast on June 17, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). For information on how to register and attend the webcast, see EPA's website at www.epa.gov/npdes/training.

More information on the NPDES requirements for discharges from pesticide applications is available at www.epa.gov/npdes/pesticides. Copies of the draft PGP, PGP fact sheet, and Federal Register notice can be downloaded from that site. [A pre-publication draft of the Federal Register notice is now available.] Provide public comment on the draft permit at www.regulations.gov, docket number EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0257. Comments are due no later than July 19, 2010. Also read the Daily News Blog.

May 19, 2010
Proposed Guidance on False or Misleading Pesticide Product Brand Names - Comments due June 18, 2010. Extended to August 17, 2010.
EPA is seeking public comment on a revised draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PRN) that proposes guidance on pesticide product brand names that may be false or misleading, either by themselves or in association with particular company names or trademarks.

The Agency believes that additional guidance is needed so that registrants can better understand the circumstances under which product brand names are potentially false or misleading and what kinds of corrective actions are needed for registered products already bearing such brand names. For example, one significant issue that continues to arise has been product brand names that involve safety-related claims such as "safe" or "natural," and may often include specific statements, claims, logos, pictures or other aspects of the label. The revised draft PRN and responses to previous public comments can be found at www.regulations.gov in Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0282. Comments must be received on or before June 18, 2010.

April 28-30, 2010
Voluntary Cancellation of All Methyl Parathion Registration - Comments due May 28, 2010
EPA has received requests from the registrants to voluntarily cancel all product registrations containing methyl parathion, a restricted use organophosphate insecticide and acaricide used primarily on cotton, corn, and rice, as well as on other agricultural crops. These requests would terminate the last methyl parathion products registered for use in the U.S., effective December 31, 2012. End-use products will not be sold after August 31, 2013, and end-use products cannot legally be used after December 31, 2013.
The Registration Review docket for methyl parathion opened in June 2009 and a Final Work Plan was signed in October 2009. EPA's registration review decision will be based on the cancellation of all registered products. Methyl parathion is named in the Washington Toxics Coalition v. EPA Endangered Species Act lawsuit, and the National Marine Fisheries Service is scheduled to issue a Biological Opinion on methyl parathion and other pesticides later this year. Methyl parathion is also included in the group of 58 pesticide active ingredients on the initial list to be screened under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0332 on or before May 28, 2010.

Petition from Pesticide Poisoning Victims United; Notice of Availability
- Comments due June 28, 2010
EPA is announcing the availability of a January 25, 2010 petition from Pesticide Poisoning Victims United, a division of the Pitchfork Rebellion. The petitioners, who reside in Lane County, Oregon, ask the Agency to undertake a number of actions to protect potentially affected individuals from pesticides in their area.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0265. Comments must be received on or before June 28, 2010.

March 17, 2010
Pet Spot-On Analysis and Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment; Notice of Availability- Comments due May, 17 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of its analysis of the data collected as a result of the Agency's awareness of increasing numbers of incidents associated with registered pet spot-on products to control fleas and ticks and a mitigation plan. The analysis consists of a Technical Review Document and Data Evaluation Records for pet spot-on products. The Agency is requesting comment on the necessary mitigation, including how best to effectively implement these measures.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0229. Comments must be received on or before May 17, 2010.

February 9-10, 2010
Registration Applications for a New Active Ingredient Chemical; Demiditraz - Comments due March 11, 2010.
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) (4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0832 by March 11, 2010

January 26-27, 2010

Draft Test Guidelines for Public Health Uses of Antimicrobial Pesticide Products; Notice of Availability - Comments due March 29, 2010. *Comments period extended to June 27, 2010*
EPA has issued a Federal Register Notice of Availability seeking public comment on four proposed efficacy test guidelines for public health-related antimicrobial pesticide products. These guidelines address efficacy testing for antimicrobial agents intended to be used on hard, inanimate, environmental surfaces, and that bear label claims as sterilants, disinfectants, and sanitizers. Data from these studies are used to support the labeling claims for public health-related antimicrobial agents. By issuing this notice, EPA will be opening a 60-day public comment period on these draft guidelines.

The draft guidelines will be filed in Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0681. Comments must be submitted on or before March 29, 2010. Extended to June 27, 2010.

Spirotetramat - Notice of Cancellation Order - Comments due February 8, 2010
On December 23, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated all registrations issued by EPA for pesticide products containing the active ingredient spirotetramat. The basis for the Court's decision was EPA's failure to provide an opportunity for comment on the applications for those registrations before the Agency granted them. The vacatur is currently stayed until February 16, 2010; when the stay is lifted, the spirotetramat registrations will cease to be valid under FIFRA. When that happens, EPA intends to issue a cancellation order that will establish provisions governing the disposition of existing stocks of previously registered spirotetramat pesticide product already in the channels of trade (e.g., in the hands of wholesalers, retailers, and users).
EPA is providing an opportunity for interested parties to comment on how they believe EPA should treat the sale, distribution, and/or use of existing stocks of spirotetramat in the cancellation order.
Due to the short time before vacatur of the registrations will take effect, EPA is publishing this notice on its Web site rather than through publication in the Federal Register. Submit comments on the existing stocks provisions by email to Meredith Laws at: Laws.Meredith@epa.gov. Comments must be received by February 8, 2010.

January 6, 2010
Bacillus subtilis; Registration Review Proposed Decision - Comments due February 28, 2010
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decision for the pesticide Bacillus subtilis (case 6012) and opens a public comment period on the proposed decision. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1026 on or before February 28, 2010

Propoxur; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption - Comments due January 21, 2010
EPA has received a public health exemption request from the Ohio Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide propoxur (CAS No. 114-26-1) to treat indoor residential single or multiple unit dwellings, apartments, hotels, motels, office buildings, modes of transportation, and commercial industrial buildings to control bed bugs (Cimex lectularius). The applicant proposes a use of a pesticide which was voluntarily canceled under section 6(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and which poses a risk similar to the risk which was voluntarily canceled under section 6(f) of FIFRA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0856 on or before January 21, 2010.
For more on this action information visit our Daily News Blog.


Proposed Rule for Pesticide Tolerance Crop Grouping Program II; Revision to General Tolerance Regulations - Comments due March 8, 2010
EPA is proposing revisions to pesticide crop grouping regulations that allow the establishment of tolerances for groups of related crops. EPA expects these revisions will enhance EPA's ability to make food safety evaluations of minor crops for tolerance-setting purposes and promote global harmonization of food safety standards. EPA anticipates that more lower-risk pesticides will be able to come forward for registration on minor crops, including many fruits and vegetables, because of the availability of crop grouping tolerances. The establishment of a crop group uses data from residue field trials developed on representative crops within that group. EPA determines whether residues of a pesticide can be permitted once the required safety finding is made to establish a crop group tolerance. The revisions create a new crop group for oilseeds, expands existing crop groups by adding new commodities, establishes new crop subgroups, and revises the representative crops in certain groups. This is the second in a series of planned crop group updates to be proposed over the next several years.
The proposed crop group rule is based on a petition submitted to EPA by the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Inter-regional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4). Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766 on or before March 8, 2010.

EPA MEETINGS & OTHER AGENCY NEWS: Visit the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs website. Information about Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) meetings are also available on EPA's website. Find EPA Regional Contacts on our website.

October 19, 2012

Exposure Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
Purpose: An Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held for one day on October 30, 2012. This notice announces the location and time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Comments: The meeting will be held on October 30, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before October 22, 2012.
Contact: Katrina White, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs; (703) 308-4536; white.katrina@epa.gov.

October 11, 2012

National Pollinator's Stakeholders Meeting - The Environmental Protection Agency is participating in the National Stakeholders Meeting on Honey Bee Health on October 15-16. The meeting will focus on the primary factors affecting honey bee health, including: nutrition, pesticides, pests and pathogens, and bee biology and colony management. It is being hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-led Colony Collapse Disorder Steering Committee and Pennsylvania State University. The EPA is part of the CCD Steering Committee, and together with USDA we look forward to receiving input from research scientists, beekeepers, agrochemical companies, state officials, non-governmental organizations and others who share our desire to improve honey bee health. Efforts from this meeting will help inform the focus and direction of the CCD Steering Committee’s actions to support honey bee health.

For more information on EPA’s program to protect pollinators, visit: http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/ecosystem/pollinator/index.html

For more information on USDA’s program to protect pollinators, visit: http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572

August 9, 2011
Final Cancellation Order for Rozol Prairie Dog Bait - As required by court order issued on July 27, 2011, EPA has taken certain measures regarding the registration of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait (EPA Reg. No. 7173-286).  On August 8, 2011, the agency approved an application from Liphatech (the product registrant) to amend the label to remove Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota from the list of states where use of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait is authorized under FIFRA.  On the same day, EPA issued an immediately effective cancellation order to ensure that existing stocks (i.e, stocks still labeled for use in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota) are not used in any of those four states.  The registrant must re-label any existing stocks still within their possession and control to reflect the new label restrictions.  Any existing stocks of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait that are outside of the registrant's possession and control are still restricted from use in those four states.  EPA's action does not affect the use of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming; but existing stocks in those states are still subject to notice requirements to ensure users are aware of the new use prohibitions applicable in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

July 29, 2011
New Pesticide Product Label Web Application - EPA has released a new Pesticide Product Label System (PPLS) Web application. PPLS is a collection of over 170,000 current and historical pesticide product labels that have been approved by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. This new version of PPLS contains many enhanced features to help users locate the labels they need. Using the new system, you will be able to:

- Search by product name
- Search by company name
- Search by EPA Registration Number
- View labels in PDF format
- Search label content
- View the history of products that have been transferred from one company to another

This improved Web application furthers EPA's goal of transparency and can be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppls.

March 09, 2011
Promoting Community Integrated Pest Management to Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases; Notice of Public Meeting- EPA will host a National Community Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases Conference on March 30 and 31, 2011, under the auspices of EPA's Pesticide Program Dialog Committee (Public Health Work Group). The objectives of the conference are to identify knowledge gaps and barriers to effective community-wide tick control; propose the next steps in addressing knowledge gaps and eliminating barriers; and develop a framework for addressing the highest priority needs. The agenda for this conference will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ and placed in the docket in advance of the meeting.The meeting will be held in Arlington, VA at location to be determined. For additional information on the location, please see the following Web page: http://www.epa.gov/pesticide. The meeting will be held on March 30 and 31, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before March 18, 2011. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed below, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting.
Contact: Raderrio Wilkins, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, telephone number: (703) 308-1259; e-mail address: wilkins.raderrio@epa.gov.

March 03, 2011
EPA Requests Extension on Clean Water Act Permit Requirement for Pesticide Discharges-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is requesting an extension to allow more time for pesticide operators to obtain permits for pesticide discharges into U.S. waters. EPA is requesting that the deadline be extended from April 9, 2011 to October 31, 2011. During the period while the court is considering the extension request, permits for pesticide applications will not be required under the Clean Water Act. EPA is developing a pesticide general permit in response to the 6th Circuit Court's 2009 decision, which found that discharges from pesticides into U.S. waters were pollutants, and, therefore, will require a permit under the Clean Water Act as of April 9, 2011. The final permit will reduce discharges of pesticides to aquatic ecosystems, thus helping to protect the nation's waters and public health.

February 09, 2011
Methyl Bromide- Notice of Receipt of Requests to Terminate Certain Soil Uses-The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a request from Soil Chemicals Corporation dba Cardinal Professional Products to voluntarily amend methyl bromide product registration 8536-12 to terminate or delete all soil uses. This request does not cover the post harvest uses on the label. The requests would not terminate the last methyl bromide products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the uses are deleted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0123, by one of the methods listed in the Federal Register Notice. Comments must be received on or before March 11, 2011.
Contact: Susan Bartow, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, telephone number: (703) 603-0065; fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: bartow.susan@epa.gov. For more information on Methyl Bromide visit the Pesticide Gateway and Daily News Blog.

February 02, 2011
Second National Bed Bug Summit- The Federal Government is convening the second national bed bug summit on February 1 and 2, 2011. The goal for this summit is to review the current bed bug problem and identify and prioritize further action to address the problem.Instructions for signing on to the February 1-2 National Bed Bug Summit webinar have been updated and are available on EPA's website at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/bedbug-summit/2nd-bedbug-summit.html. The agenda also is available on that Web page. For information on bed bugs, visit our Bed Bug site.

September 1, 2010
NMFS Issues Biological Opinion for 12 OP Pesticides - EPA has received new a Biological Opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the Endangered Species Act. This opinion relates to the potential effects from the application of products containing any of 12 organophosphate (OP) pesticides to federally listed threatened or endangered Pacific salmon and steelhead and their designated critical habitat. The 12 OPs addressed in this Biological Opinion are azinphos-methyl, bensulide, dimethoate, disulfoton, ethoprop, fenamiphos, methamidophos, methidathion, methyl parathion, naled, phorate, and phosmet. It provides a one-year time frame for implementation, like the November 2008 Biological Opinion for chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion, and the April 2009 Biological Opinion for carbaryl, carbofuran and methomyl. EPA will follow up by developing a plan explaining how the Agency will implement NMFS' opinions. For more information on these chemicals, visit the Pesticide Gateway and the Daily News Blog.

August 25, 2010
New Pilot Project to Test Pesticide Users' Interest in Obtaining Labeling Via the Internet - EPA is inviting organizations to work with the Agency to conduct a "User Acceptance Pilot" to research the extent to which pesticide users would accept a system requiring them to obtain labeling via the internet. EPA believes that web-distributed labeling has the potential to improve compliance with labeled use instructions by making pesticide labels easier to read and comprehend. Web-distributed labeling would accomplish this, in part, by only providing instructions for the location and intended use that the pesticide user specifies online.

If such a system was ultimately implemented, we would expect to see:

* faster access to new pesticide uses
* quicker implementation of public health and environmental protective measures
* lower costs for industry and EPA

To test the viability of online pesticide labeling, the Agency published a Federal Register Notice on August 18, 2010 inviting participation in the pilot. Stakeholders should notify EPA of their interest in participating no later than September 17, 2010. EPA's goal is to have all User Acceptance Pilot websites ready for users to test by October 15, 2010. For more information read the Daily News Blog.
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August 17, 2010
Bayer Agrees to Terminate All Uses of Aldicarb - EPA and Bayer CropScience, the manufacturer, have reached an agreement to end use of the pesticide aldicarb in the United States. A new risk assessment conducted by EPA based on recently submitted toxicity data indicates that aldicarb, an N-methyl carbamate insecticide, no longer meets the agency's rigorous food safety standards and may pose unacceptable dietary risks, especially to infants and young children.

To address the most significant risks, Bayer has agreed first to end aldicarb use on citrus and potatoes and will adopt risk mitigation measures for other uses to protect groundwater resources. New measures to protect shallow drinking water wells in vulnerable areas of the southeastern U.S. coastal plain and lower application rates will be immediately added to product labels for use on cotton, soybeans, and peanuts.
The company will voluntarily phase out production of aldicarb by December 31, 2014. All remaining aldicarb uses will end no later than August 2018. Additionally, EPA plans to revoke the tolerances (legal pesticide residues allowed in food) associated with these commodities.

Aldicarb is registered for use as a systemic insecticide and nematicide on agricultural crops, and is formulated and marketed solely as a granular pesticide under the trade name Temik. During the phase-out, the pesticide will continue to be registered for use on cotton, dry beans, peanuts, soybeans, sugar beets, and sweet potatoes. Aldicarb products are not intended for sale to homeowners or for use in residential settings.
The memorandum of agreement and the agency's updated dietary risk assessment and supporting materials will be available in the aldicarb reregistration docket, EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0163, and in the aldicarb Special Review docket, EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0197. Read about alidicarb on the Pesticide Gateway.

August 10, 2010
EPA Advises Care When Selecting Pesticides for Bedbug Control - EPA wants to alert consumers that there has been an increase of individuals or companies who offer to control bedbugs with unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost. Because bed bug infestations are so difficult to control, there have been situations where pesticides that are not intended for indoor residential applications have been improperly used or applied at greater rates than the label allows. While controlling bedbugs is challenging, consumers should never use, or allow anyone else to use, a pesticide indoors that is intended for outdoor use, as indicated on the label. Using the wrong pesticide or using it incorrectly to treat for bedbugs can make you, your family, and your pets sick. It can also make your home unsafe to live in - and may not solve the bedbug problem.
For more information about bedbug control, read the factsheet, 'Bed Bugs: Back with a Vengeance'

August 6, 2010
Acetamiprid, Mepiquat; Order Denying NRDC's Objections on Remand:
In this order, EPA again denies objections by the Natural Resources Defense Council to actions establishing tolerance regulations for the pesticides acetamiprid and mepiquat under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. EPA's previous denial of NRDC's objections, published in the Federal Register on August 10, 2005, was remanded to EPA by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, for further explanation of EPA's decision on the application of the FFDCA's requirement concerning an additional safety factor for the protection of infants and children to these pesticide tolerances. On remand, EPA is denying NRDC's objections because the objections are now either moot or not sufficient to justify the relief requested.
EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0190. This order is effective August 6, 2010.

July 30, 2010
Revised Web Page Describing When Cleaning Products are Pesticides under FIFRA - On July 23, 2010, EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs updated its Web page to describe the regulatory background and longstanding policy concerning pesticidal claims on unregistered cleaning products. The revised guidance provides examples of claims that, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Agency considers:

* to be pesticidal,
* to not be pesticidal,
* may or may not be pesticidal depending on the context of the claim.

This guidance applies to claims made on a cleaning product's label or labeling, or through other means such as Web sites, advertising, promotional or sales activities, and testimonials. Unregistered cleaning products are not permitted to make pesticidal claims. If they do, they must be registered under FIFRA. The EPA Web page, Determining if a Cleaning Product is a Pesticide under FIFRA, is located at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/pest-habitat-claims.html.

July 27, 2010
Methyl Parathion; Rescision of Previously Issued Order and Issuance of Revised Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations - This notice announces EPA's rescision of a previously issued cancellation order and provides a revised cancellation order, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing methyl parathion, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA, as amended. This revised cancellation order rescinds a July 16, 2010 Federal Register Notice which incorrectly stated the effective date of the cancellations of the product registrations listed in Table 1 of Unit II. This order correctly identifies the effective dates of cancellation for the affected product registrations. In addition, this order clarifies the existing stocks provisions. These are the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0332. The cancellations are effective December 31, 2012.

June 18, 2010
EPA Settles Lawsuit over Its 2006 Human Subjects Protections Rule - EPA has settled a lawsuit over its 2006 regulation that established protections for subjects of human research. Under the settlement, EPA agrees to propose amendments to the rule to formalize many current procedures that EPA has been following as it implemented the 2006 rule. The proposal would also address the three principal areas identified by the petitioners: the scope of the rule, its consistency with the 2004 National Academy of Science recommendations, and its consistency with the Nuremberg Code.

As required by the Human Subjects Protections Rule settlement, EPA will publish the proposed amendments in a Federal Register notice before January 16, 2011, and open a public comment period at the same time. The amendments will be finalized by December 16, 2011.

June 9, 2010
EPA Moves to Terminate All Uses of Insecticide Endosulfan - The agency is taking action to end all uses of the insecticide endosulfan in the United States.New data generated in response to the agency's 2002 decision have shown that risks faced by workers are greater than previously known. EPA also finds that there are risks above the agency's level of concern to aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, as well as to birds and mammals that consume aquatic prey which have ingested endosulfan. Farmworkers can be exposed to endosulfan through inhalation and contact with the skin. Endosulfan is used on a very small percentage of the U.S. food supply and does not present a risk to human health from dietary exposure.
Makhteshim Agan of North America, the manufacturer of endosulfan, is in discussions with EPA to voluntarily terminate all endosulfan uses. EPA is currently working out the details of the decision that will eliminate all endosulfan uses, while incorporating consideration of the needs for growers to timely move to lower-risk pest control practices.
For more information about this action and the health and environmental effects of endosulfan, read the factsheet and the Daily News Blog.

May 10, 2010
EPA Plans New Limitations on Three Carbamate Pesticides to Protect Endangered and Threatened Salmon and Steelhead - EPA has announced plans to place additional limitations on the use of three N-methyl carbamate pesticides - carbaryl, carbofuran and methomyl - to protect endangered and threatened salmon and steelhead in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The changes include the addition of buffer zones; application limitations based on wind speed, soil moisture and weather conditions; and a fish mortality incident reporting requirement. The buffers will apply to surface waters within the geographic range of 22 salmon or steelhead for which NMFS indicated continued use of the pesticides would result in likely jeopardy to the species. The remaining limitations will apply to all surface waters within the geographic range of all 28 salmon and steelhead species in the four states. They will replace interim limitations put in place by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in 2004.
The new protections are based on recommendations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in their April 2009 Biological Opinion relative to use of the three pesticides to ensure no likely jeopardy to 28 threatened or endangered Pacific salmon and steelhead species.For more information, read the Daily News Blog.

New Bed Bug Web Page Available -
EPA's new bed bug Web page provides information on chemical and integrated pest management techniques for managing bed bugs, current research efforts, links to educational materials developed by reputable sources, and other information that will be helpful for the public suffering from bed bugs and professionals on the front lines of this battle. To visit the new page on bed bugs, go to http://epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/bedbugs.html.

April 23, 2010
EPA Encourages States to Use Portal for Reporting Ecological Incidents - EPA has announced the availability of the Ecological Pesticide Incident Reporting Portal at www.npic.orst.edu/eco. Launched in October 2009, this online application was developed to facilitate the reporting of ecological incidents from States and other organizations involved with the investigation and documentation of ecological incidents. In addition to State agencies, Federal Government organizations, tribes, academia, wildlife rehabilitation centers, conservation societies, and beekeepers are welcomed to make use of this reporting portal.

Information related to ecological incidents submitted via the portal will be imported into a database for use by risk assessors and risk managers in EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs and considered the next time risks are assessed for the pesticide(s) involved in the incident report. More complete data on ecological incidents canl allow the Agency to make better informed regulatory decisions, write better label statements, and impose better risk mitigation measures. Additionally, incident data serve as early warning information and can assist the Agency in discovering trends, which if left unnoticed, could create problems. One type of incident on which the workgroup wants to collect improved information is ecological incidents, which is defined as occurrences of adverse field effects on nontarget wild animals and plants that are known or suspected to be caused by pesticide use. Included in this definition are bird, fish, and bee kills, and nontarget crop damage incidents.

April 4, 2010
EPA Clarifies Prohibitions on Unregistered Cleaning Products- EPA has published a Web page that articulates and gives examples of some claims on cleaning products that require the products to be registered as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. This Web page was prompted by several cases of non-compliance in the regulated community, especially among cleaners sold in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) product lines. Several enforcement actions are underway. Unregistered cleaning products are not permitted to make pesticidal claims. Some basic rules about product labeling and advertising:

* Claims cannot be made to remove or wash away pest habitat, breeding sites, food sources, or "contamination" where "contamination" may be pest habitat, breeding ground or food source.
* Claims cannot be made for the direct removal of the pest, or for the removal of the pest through physical means such as drowning or suffocation.
* Claims cannot be made for the removal of "germs" or biofilms.
* Unregistered cleaning products may not bear depictions of pest habitat, such as a nest, hive, or spider web or Web sites.

These prohibitions apply to all media and to manufacturers, distributors or other middlemen, as well as pest control operators and other service providers.

March 24, 2010
EPA Takes Action to Establish New Bug Bomb Labeling Requirements to Improve Safety and Reduce Risk - EPA is taking action to improve residential safety and reduce risks associated with bug bombs, or total release foggers (TRFs). The Agency is calling for significant changes to their labeling to address the most common causes of exposure incidents associated with TRFs. EPA is requiring manufacturers to make a number of labeling changes by September 30, 2011. Since the largest proportion of incidents is attributable to failure to follow label instructions, the changes are targeted at minimizing those incidents. EPA hopes to draw attention to critical information, future bug bomb labels must be written in plain language with clear headings. To further enhance clarity and risk understanding, the new labels will also incorporate pictograms, which can be more effective than text in communicating certain information, including explosion hazards and the amount of time that a residence must be vacated after releasing the fogger. The changes also strengthen instructions to vacate upon use and air out upon return by requiring greater label prominence. A new provision is that door hang-tags must be provided to inform others to stay out of treated areas. For more information read the Daily News Blog.

March 9, 2010
Scientific Advisory Panel will Meet April 26 - 29, 2010 to Continue Review of Atrazine Health Effects -
The FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) is scheduled to meet on April 26 - 29, 2010 to review a set of scientific issues related to EPA's reevaluation of the human health effects of the pesticide atrazine. Although the April SAP meeting was originally planned to be held earlier in the month, the meeting dates were changed to address scheduling issues. The April meeting will focus on a preliminary review of mammalian in vivo and in vitro studies on toxicological effects and modes of action, and on statistical approaches for evaluating monitoring frequency in community water systems.

The meeting will be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 1001 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, telephone number (202) 682-0111. The meeting will begin on Monday, April 26 at 1 p.m. On April 27-29, the meeting will be held from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interested parties are invited to participate in this SAP meeting by submitting written or oral comments. The Agency encourages that written comments be submitted by April 12, 2010, and requests for oral comments be submitted by April 19, 2010.

The FIFRA SAP is soliciting the stakeholder community for nominations of prospective candidates to serve as ad hoc members of the panel for this meeting. In order to have the collective breadth of experience needed to address the Agency's charge for this meeting, the Agency anticipates selecting approximately 15 ad hoc scientists. Nominations are due March 19, 2010. The panel for the April meeting will also include permanent SAP members.
Further information is available in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0125.

March 2, 2010
New PestWise Web Site on epa.gov
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs has a new Web site on non-regulatory programs for reducing pesticide risk through environmental stewardship - partnerships, grants, and education. The site, PestWise: Partnerships for Environmental Innovation in Pest Management, has information for industry professionals, growers, school teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about responsible pest management to reduce pesticide risk. It also contains information on grants available to support projects that demonstrate the effectiveness of Integrated Pest Management and biopesticides. The PestWise site spotlights the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, the Agency's partnership program dedicated to reducing pesticide risk where people live, work, play, and farm. The site also features information on the Strategic Agricultural Initiative, IPM in Schools Program, Biopesticide Demonstration Grant Program, and other grant programs. The new site may be accessed at http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/

Janurary 20, 2010
Sulfometuron Methyl Amendment to Reregistration Eligibility Decision -
This notice announces EPA's decision to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were specified in the 2008 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the herbicide sulfometuron methyl. EPA conducted this reassessment of the Sulfometuron Methyl RED in response to public comments and risk reduction proposals received during the comment period following the Sulfometuron Methyl RED. Based on the new information received, and in a continuing effort to mitigate risk, the Agency has made certain modifications to the Sulfometuron Methyl RED.

October 30, 2009
EPA Proceeds with Revoking Regulations Allowing Carbofuran Pesticide Residues on Food - EPA is moving forward to implement the agency's May 2009 final rule revoking tolerances, or residue limits, for the pesticide carbofuran. EPA continues to find that dietary exposures to carbofuran from all sources combined are not safe.
EPA encourages growers to switch from carbofuran to safer pesticides or other environmentally preferable pest control strategies. Since the tolerances are being revoked, EPA reminds growers that carbofuran should not be applied to any food crops after December 31, 2009. Use of carbofuran after this date could result in adulterated food products, which would be subject to enforcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FMC Corporation, which manufactures carbofuran, and three grower associations submitted objections to EPA's tolerance revocations and requested an administrative hearing. EPA has concluded that the regulatory standard for holding an evidentiary hearing has not been met. EPA's explanation about why a hearing is not warranted, and the reasons for denying the objections are available on the web and will be published soon in a Federal Register notice. As part of the administrative process, FMC may appeal the revocation of the carbofuran tolerances to a federal circuit court of appeals.

EPA's May 2009 action to revoke carbofuran tolerances was the culmination of a regulatory process that began in 2006 when the agency published its risk assessments for carbofuran and determined, in August 2006, that no uses were eligible for reregistration. While FMC has voluntarily canceled 22 carbofuran uses, the elimination of these uses was not sufficient to allow the agency to make a finding that combined dietary exposures to carbofuran from food and water are safe. The process to cancel the remaining carbofuran registrations is under way and will address unacceptable risks to farmworkers during pesticide application and to birds in and around treated fields.

October 21, 2009
Carbaryl; Notice of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registrations to Terminate Use of Certain Products- EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registrations to terminate uses of pet collar products containing the pesticide carbaryl. The request would terminate carbaryl use in or on pet collars for domestic pets, and would terminate the last carbaryl pet products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request within the comment period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

October 7, 2009
EPA Begins New Scientific Evaluation of Atrazine - EPA is launching a comprehensive new evaluation of the pesticide atrazine to determine its effects on humans. At the end of this process, the agency will decide whether to revise its current risk assessment of the pesticide and whether new restrictions are necessary to better protect public health. One of the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the U.S., atrazine can be applied before and after planting to control broadleaf and grassy weeds. EPA will evaluate the pesticide's potential cancer and non-cancer effects on humans. Included in this new evaluation will be the most recent studies on atrazine and its potential association with birth defects, low birth weight, and premature births.

During the new evaluation, EPA will consider the potential for atrazine cancer and non-cancer effects, and will include data generated since 2003 from laboratory and population studies. To be certain that the best science possible is used in its atrazine human health risk assessment and ensure transparency, EPA will seek advice from the independent Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Visit EPA's website for updates on atrazine and our Daily News Blog.

September 30 - October 1, 2009
EPA Opens Transparency Window into Pesticide Registration Decisions - EPA is establishing a new transparent process that will allow the public to review and comment on risk assessments and proposed registration decisions for pesticides. This expanded process will apply to all new pesticide active ingredients and first food uses, first outdoor uses, and first residential uses. Starting October 1, 2009, for certain registration actions, EPA's risk assessment and proposed decision will be added to the public docket and made available for a 30-day public comment period. Following the comment period, EPA will publish its decision and a response-to-comment document. By focusing public access on new pesticide ingredients and first food, outdoor, and residential uses, the public will have the opportunity to comment on all major new exposure patterns for pesticide registration.
Stakeholders now will get information sooner on reduced-risk pesticides being registered that can replace some of the older and often more toxic pesticides. For more information visit our Daily News Blog.

EPA Seeks to Disclose Hazardous Pesticide Inert Ingredients - EPA is moving forward with a plan to disclose the identities of all inert ingredients in pesticides including those that are potentially hazardous. This increased transparency will assist consumers and users of pesticides in making informed decisions and will better protect public health and the environment. Pesticide manufacturers typically disclose their inert ingredients only to EPA.
The Agency anticipates publishing its proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register within the next few months. In it, EPA will discuss ideas for greater disclosure of inert ingredient identities, including inerts associated with various hazards, as well as inerts in general. EPA believes one way of discouraging the use of the more hazardous inert ingredients in pesticide formulations is by making their identities public. In addition to pursuing regulatory action for inert disclosure, EPA is considering encouraging voluntary initiatives to achieve this broader disclosure.
On September 30, EPA responded to two petitions (one by Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, and a second by certain State Attorneys General), that identified over 350 inert pesticide ingredients as hazardous. The petitioners asked EPA to require these inert ingredients be identified on the labels of products that include them in their formulations. Copies of the petitions and EPA?s response can be found on the Web site at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides. For more information, visit our Daily News Blog.

Disulfoton and Methamidophos Voluntarily Cancelled - EPA has issued a final order approving the voluntary cancellations, requested by the registrants, of pesticide products containing disulfoton and methamidophos. The order cancels the last disulfoton and methamidophos products registered for use in the United States. These organophosphate insecticides are registered for use on a variety of food crop and non-food sites, including disulfoton use on residential ornamentals. EPA received no comments in response to a July 22, 2009 Notice announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellation.
For all methamidophos products and most disulfoton products, the cancellations are effective December 31, 2009; two disulfoton products will be canceled effective December 31, 2010. The registrants may sell and distribute existing stocks of most disulfoton products and all methamidophos products until December 31, 2010; two disulfoton products may be sold and distributed by the registrant until June 30, 2011.

September 18, 2009
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee to Meet October 14-15, 2009 - On October 14-15, 2009, EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will hold a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Thursday, October 15, from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm in OPP's first floor conference center at One Potomac Yard South, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The meeting is open to the public.A draft agenda has been developed and posted on OPP's Web site.
Agenda topics include sessions on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) issues, the Endangered Species Act, Plant Health Claims on Pesticide Products, brief updates on pesticide-related issues, and reports from and discussions about current issues from the following PPDC work groups: 21st Century Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies; Web-Distributed Labeling; and Comparative Safety Statements for Pesticide Product Labeling.
A Webcast in preparation for the PPDC meeting will describe Agency efforts to develop a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for discharges from the application of pesticides in the few remaining areas nationwide where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority. This event is scheduled for October 7, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Eastern time.
Time will be allocated on both days of the PPDC meeting for public comment, and outside statements by observers are encouraged and welcomed. Each oral statement will, however, be limited to 3-5 minutes, and it is preferred that only one person per organization present a statement. Any person who wishes to file a written statement may do so before or after the meeting.
Further information about PPDC, the October 7 Webcast covering NPDES issues, and planned meetings of the PPDC work groups on October 13 and other listed dates is available on the Web page listed above. Information on the location of EPA's building and how to reach it by public transportation or car is available at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/contacts/officelocation.htm.

September 11, 2009
Special Review and Reregistration becomes Pesticide Re-evaluation Division - After over 20 years, the Office of Pesticide Programs' Special Review and Reregistration Division (SRRD) is changing its name. As of September 13, 2009, SRRD will officially become the Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (PRD). This new name is described as more accurately reflecting the nature of the Division's present and future work responsibilities. Although the Division and Branch names are changing, the Division's location, organization, projects and chemical assignments stay the same. The Division is still located on the 9th floor in Potomac Yard South. The mail code will remain 7508P. Updated Division contacts information will be available on EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/contacts_srrd.htm.

August 21,2009
EPA Solicits Applications for Assistance to Support the Pesticide Safety Program - EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is seeking proposals to support the Pesticide Safety Program for fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Under this program, OPP will provide financial assistance on an annual basis to carry out the Pesticide Safety Program for agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, pesticide applicators, health providers, retailers, growers, and other members of the agricultural community. The types of support needed to implement the Pesticide Safety Program include developing model training and education programs and effective communication and outreach programs to enhance pesticide risk reduction to human health, communities, and ecosystems.
Those eligible to apply include states, U.S. territories or possessions, federally recognized Indian tribal governments and Native American organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public or private nonprofit institutions, local governments, and individuals and international entities.
Proposals are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on October 2, 2009. For more information on this request for applications, please see the Request for Applications at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/grants/proposals/pesticide_safety_program_rfa_fy09.pdf. If you have questions, contact Carol Parker (parker.carol@epa.gov).

July 30, 2009
Triclosan; Product Cancellation Order - This notice announces the cancellation, as requested by registrants, of certain manufacturing-use triclosan products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments in response to the April 22, 2009 Federal Register notice (74 FR 18378;FRL-8410-6) announcing the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary cancellations of triclosan.

July 13, 2009
EPA Issues Registration Review Final Work Plan for Imidacloprid - EPA has issued a Final Work Plan (FWP) for the registration review of imidacloprid. A neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid is highly toxic to honeybees on an acute exposure basis; however, potential chronic effects on honeybee colonies are uncertain. As part of the registration review process, EPA is requiring field-based data on imidacloprid to better understand its potential impact on pollinators. The Agency also will be working with Federal and State officials, as well as the international community and other stakeholders, to develop data and help us understand the potential impact of the neonicotinoid insecticides on pollinators. For additional information about the Agency's pollinator protections, please see http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ecosystem/pollinator-protection.html. For information about the registration review of imidacloprid, please see http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/imidacloprid/index.htm.

June 12, 2009
Antimicrobial Testing Program Web Page Now Available - EPA has posted an Antimicrobial Testing Program Web page to inform the public of post-registration efficacy test results of disinfectant products on the market for use in hospitals and other public health facilities. EPA must conducts post-registration testing of public health antimicrobial products to ensure that marketed products are effective against target microorganisms when used according to their label directions. Products bearing claims to control organisms that may pose a threat to human health, either directly or through transmission of disease-causing organisms on environmental surfaces, are considered public health-related antimicrobials and require efficacy data to support labeling claims and patterns of use. The Web page at http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/antimicrobial-testing-program.html includes a list of products tested and their status. Updates to the product status list will be posted to the Web site on a regular basis.

May 27, 2009
Implementation of Risk Mitigation Measures for Soil Fumigant Pesticides - EPA has completed Amended Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the soil fumigant pesticides.EPA is requiring important new safety measures for soil fumigant pesticides to increase protections for agricultural workers and bystanders – people who live, work, or otherwise spend time near fields that are fumigated. These measures are included in Amended Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the soil fumigants:
* chloropicrin
* dazomet
* metam sodium/potassium (including methyl isothiocyanate or MITC)
* methyl bromide
For more information, visit our Daily News Blog

May 15, 2009
Carbofuran; Final Tolerance Revocations - EPA is revoking all tolerances for carbofuran. The Agency has
determined that the risk from aggregate exposure from the use of carbofuran does not meet the safety standard of section 408(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This final rule is effective August 13, 2009. September 29, 2008, the sole registrant of carbofuran pesticide products, FMC Corporation requested that EPA cancel certain registrations. Consistent with the request, the registrant indicated that it no longer seeks to maintain the tolerances associated with the domestic use of carbofuran on the eliminated crops, and therefore no longer opposes the revocation of those tolerances.
For more information, visit our Daily News Blog.

May 6, 2009
Organic Arsenicals Amended RED Available - EPA has revised certain provisions of the 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the organic arsenical pesticides MSMA, DSMA, CAMA, and cacodylic acid. In the 2006 RED, EPA concluded that all uses of the inorganic arsenicals were ineligible for reregistration primarily because of risks to drinking water resources. Additional data received since 2006 supported a decision to allow reregistration of MSMA for use on cotton only, contingent on the development of confirmatory data. In February 2009 EPA reached an agreement in principle with the technical registrants. That voluntary agreement steadily removes from the market all organic arsenical pesticide uses, except the use of MSMA on cotton, for which confirmatory data must be received by August 2010. The agreement also implements new restrictions to protect drinking water resources. Phasing out these uses is expected to accelerate the transition to new, lower risk herbicides. For more information on organis arsenicals visit http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/organic_arsenicals_fs.html

April 22, 2009
Triclosan, Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations- 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 by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to cancel two pesticide products registered under section 3 or 24(c) of FIFRA; Irgasan DP300R & Irgaguard B1000, by the registrant Ciba Corporation. Docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0513

Triclosan; Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations- EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations: Active Ingredient- triclosan; Product Name- Viv-20; Delete from label- Materials preservative used in paint formulations. Docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0513

April 2, 2009
EPA Makes Available National Marine Fisheries Service Draft Endangered Species Act Biological Opinion for Three Pesticides - EPA has received and posted to its Web site a Draft Biological Opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that responds to requests for consultation under the Endangered Species Act for three pesticides' potential effects on Pacific salmon and steelhead. EPA initiated consultation for carbaryl and methomyl on April 1, 2003, and for carbofuran on December 1, 2004.
In addition to posting the Draft to its Web site, EPA has established a public docket [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0654] for this and other Draft Biological Opinions related to pesticides and Pacific salmon and steelhead. EPA will consider public comment on the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs) and Measures (RPMs) within the Draft Biological Opinion in its comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service. Input on RPAs and RPMs received after EPA has provided comments to NMFS, will be considered by EPA as it determines how to implement the final Biological Opinion. NMFS is scheduled to issue the final Biological Opinion on April 20, 2009.

March 18, 2009<
National Bed Bug Summit - On April 14-15, 2009, EPA will host the National Bed Bug Summit in Washington D.C. Meeting participants will share information on topics including the expanding impact of bed bugs on the housing, hospitality, and other sectors; factors contributing to the growing problem; and the response of the public health community and government agencies. The meeting will provide a venue to communicate with others in the diverse community affected by the increasing problem of bed bugs. Participants will also identify ideas and options for bed bug prevention, control, and management; create strategies for outreach and education; and develop recommendations for action.
EPA's National Bed Bug Summit meeting is open to the public. If you are interested in attending, you do not need to register in advance of the meeting, and there is no registration fee. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. While no registration is necessary, it is encouraged to RSVP so that EPA can better estimate attendance and provide meeting updates. For information on the location and times of the meeting, please contact Karen Angulo by e-mail (angulo.karen@epa.gov) or telephone (703-306-0404).
This meeting is being held under the auspices of EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee.
UPDATE: The meeting will now be held on April 14 through April 15, 2009, in the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, located at 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202; 703-769-3942; www.sheraton.com/crystalcity.

Carbaryl; Amending Product Registrations to Terminate Uses and Eliminate Certain Application Methods - This notice announces EPA's order for the amendments to terminate uses and eliminate certain application methods, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide carbaryl. This order follows two Federal Register Notices of Receipt of Requests dated August 20, 2008 and October 15, 2008, respectively, from the carbaryl registrants to voluntarily terminate certain uses of and eliminate certain application methods for their carbaryl product registrations. These are not the last carbaryl products registered for use in the United States. EPA issues in this notice an order granting the requested amendments to terminate uses and eliminate certain application methods. Any distribution, sale, or use of the carbaryl products subject to this order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
The termination of uses and elimination of application methods for carbaryl products specified in this notice are effective April 17, 2009. Docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0525.

Voluntary Cancellation of Carbofuran Uses - EPA has granted the request from FMC Corporation to cancel certain uses of and products containing flowable and granular carbofuran effective March 18, 2009. All federally registered uses for carbofuran are being canceled except for field corn, sunflowers, potatoes, pumpkins, pine seedlings, and spinach grown for seed. The artichoke use will be canceled after a two-year phase out period. Certain additional uses of carbofuran that had been requested by specific states under a "special local needs" provision of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) are also being canceled. Existing stocks of the canceled products may be used until they are depleted, or until the effective date for revocation of the associated tolerances.
For more information on carbofuran, visit http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/carbofuran/ or the docket at http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0162.

March 11, 2009
Para-dichlorobenzene; Issuance of Revised Reregistration Eligibility Decision - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Revised Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide para-dichlorobenzene. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the Para-dichlorobenzene Docket. Para-dichlorobenzene is an insecticide; the majority of its pesticidal use is as a moth repellant to protect garments from insect damage and in and around bird cages for the control of lice and ticks. A 60-day public comment period was conducted with the publication of the para-dichlorobenzene RED in December
2007. The comments received primarily concerned the episodic ingestion risk estimates.EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0937

February 10, 2009
Organic Arsenicals Agreement- EPA has reached an agreement in principle with the major manufacturers of the organic arsenicals MSMA, DSMA, CAMA, and cacodylic acid and its sodium salt. This voluntary agreement steadily removes all organic arsenical pesticide uses, except the use of MSMA on cotton, from the market and implements new restrictions to better protect drinking water resources. Phasing out these uses is expected to accelerate the transition to new, lower risk herbicides. Under the agreement, many uses, including use on residential lawns, will be canceled by the end of this year. For products used on cotton and products phased out after 2009, new use restrictions and mitigation measures will be added to increase protections to water resources.
In the Agency's 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED), EPA concluded that all uses of the organic arsenicals were ineligible for reregistration. Following application, these pesticides convert over time to a more toxic form in soil, inorganic arsenic, and potentially contaminate drinking water through soil runoff. Stakeholders have submitted additional data indicating that no residues of inorganic arsenic are likely to remain in the meat and milk of animals fed cotton by-products that have been grown in fields treated with MSMA, or in food crops that are rotated with cotton that has been treated with MSMA. Cotton growers also have documented the increasing spread of Palmer amaranth or pigweed, a glyphosate-resistant and economically significant pest, which only MSMA controls at present.
In light of this new information, the agreement allows for reregistration of MSMA use on cotton, contingent on the development of confirmatory data. If these data are not submitted by the August 2010 due date, or if they do not confirm the current scientific understanding, EPA will proceed to cancel the cotton use. The Agency is also rescheduling the Registration Review of MSMA to begin in 2013. At that time, MSMA's risks and benefits will be reevaluated considering any new toxicity information and the availability of new, lower-risk herbicides that should be entering the market.
The organic arsenicals agreement and related information will be available at www.regulations.gov in Docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0201 and on the reregistration chemical pages for these pesticides at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/status.htm. For additional information, please contact Tom Myers, Office of Pesticide Programs, (703) 308-8589.

January 30, 2009
New EPA Website:OPP Performance Management and Accountability Web Page - The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has launched a new Web page highlighting some of their efforts to track the real-world outcomes of their work. OPP's Performance Management and Accountability Web page (http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/about/performance-management.html) provides an introduction to why and how the office is measuring outcomes, and describes progress made toward goals stated in the Agency's Strategic Plan. OPP invites the public to take a look at the page and comment on their efforts. The page will be updated to reflect annual progress and to add new objectives as they are developed.

January 7, 2009
EPA Plans to Improve Pest Control in Schools by 2015 - Pest and pesticide-related risks to children is tol be reduced in all U.S. public schools by 2015 as envisioned in a new plan released by the Environmental Protection Agency and others. The plan, School IPM 2015: a Strategic Plan for Integrated Pest Management in Schools in the United States, calls for a 70 percent reduction in both pest complaints and pesticide use in schools.
Developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service and Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Centers, and the IPM Institute of North America, the plan provides a roadmap to understanding pest biology, inspection and monitoring, and pest prevention that are key to successfully implementing IPM. Pests and pest management can have long-term health effects and affect school attendance. Schools that adopt IPM should have less pesticide residue, fewer pest problems, and lower pest-related allergens. Studies show that IPM reduces pest complaints and pesticide use in schools by 70 percent to 90 percent, with no long-term increase in costs.
For more information about this plan visit our Daily News Blog

ORGANIC - The National Organic Program (NOP) and USDA public comments

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