Dichlorvos (DDVP): Termination of Certain Uses and Label Amendments, 61968-61969 [06-8764]

Download as PDF 61968 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 203 / Friday, October 20, 2006 / Notices Comment Period Ends: 12/4/2006, Contact: Sharon Randall, 907–743– 9497. Amended Notices Scott County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 21 Project, Extension from CSAH 42 in Prior Lake to CSAH 18 at Southbridge Parkway in Shakopee, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Scott County, MN, Comment Period Ends: 11/ 20/2006, Contact: Cheryl Martin, 651– 291–6120. Revision of FR Notice Published on 9/ 1/2006: Extending Comment Period from 10/16/2006 to 11/20/2006. Dated: October 17, 2006. Ken Mittelholtz, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E6–17516 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2004–0369; FRL–8095–8] requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their request within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the Notice that merit further review of these requests. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the request to terminate the uses described above. Any distribution, sale, or use of the DDVP products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions. DATES: The cancellations are effective October 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8038; fax number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: eckerson.dayton@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dichlorvos (DDVP): Termination of Certain Uses and Label Amendments I. General Information Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). ACTION: Notice. This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s cancellation order for the termination of certain uses and label amendments, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide dichlorvos (DDVP), pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a June 30, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the DDVP registrant to voluntarily terminate certain uses of its DDVP products and label amendments. The request would terminate DDVP use in or on: Mushroom house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand held fogger); Warehouse (hand held fogger); Crack and Crevice use; Total Release Fogger, Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram Pest Strip; 65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest Strip. The request would not terminate the last DDVP products registered for use in the U.S. In the June 30, 2006 Notice, EPA indicated that, subject to certain conditions being satisfied, it would issue an order to implement the termination of certain uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 Oct 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 A. Does this Action Apply to Me? B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPPT–2002–0302. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. II. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice grants the request by the registrant identified in this notice (Table 2) to terminate certain uses of DDVP. DDVP is an organophosphate insecticide and fumigant registered for use in controlling flies, mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches, fleas, and other insect pests. Formulations of DDVP include pressurized liquid, granular, emulsifiable concentrate, total release aerosol, and impregnated material. DDVP is applied with aerosols and fogging equipment, with ground spray equipment, and through slow release from impregnated materials, such as resin strips and pet collars. DDVP is registered to control insect pests on agricultural sites; commercial, institutional and industrial sites; and for domestic use in and around homes (i.e., resin strips) and on pets. DDVP is used preplant in mushroom houses, and postharvest in storage areas for bulk, packaged and bagged raw and processed agricultural commodities, food manufacturing/processing plants, animal premises, and non-food areas of food-handling establishments. It is also registered for direct dermal pour-on treatment of cattle and poultry, and swine. DDVP is not registered for direct use on any field grown commodities. In a letter dated May 9, 2006, Amvac Chemical Corporation requested EPA to amend the pesticide product registrations identified in this notice (Table 1) to terminate certain uses. Specifically, the request would terminate DDVP use in or on: Mushroom house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand held fogger); Warehouse (hand held fogger); Crack and Crevice use; Total Release Fogger; Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram Pest Strip; 65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest Strip. (The registration for the 21 gram Pest Strip is being replaced by a new registration for a 16 gram Pest Strip with amended label language; the registrations for the 80 gram and 65 gram Pest Strips are being replaced by new registrations for the same size strips with amended label language). The request would not terminate the last DDVP products registered for use in the United States. This notice announces the termination of certain uses of DDVP product registrations. The affected products and the registrant making the request are identified in the following tables of this unit. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 203 / Friday, October 20, 2006 / Notices TABLE 1.—DDVP PRODUCT REGISTRATIONS WITH PENDING REQUESTS FOR AMENDMENT Registration No. Product name Company 5484-96 DDVP TECHNICAL GRADE Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481-338 ALCO NOPEST STRIP Amvac Chemical Corporation AMVAC INSECT STRIP Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481-348 ALCO PEST STRIP Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481-461 AMVOS RESTECH Amvac Chemical Corporation AMVOS LIQUITECH Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481-344 5481-462 Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for the registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit. TABLE 2.—REGISTRANT REQUESTING VOLUNTARY AMENDMENTS EPA Company No. 5481 Company name and address Amvac Chemical Corporation, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 92660 III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES During the public comment period provided, EPA received four comments in response to the June 30, 2006 Federal Register notice announcing the Agency’s receipt of the request for voluntary termination of certain uses of DDVP. However, these comments do not require any amendments to these requests. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 Oct 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 IV. Cancellation Order Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellation order to terminate certain uses of DDVP registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency also orders that the label amendments for the product registration identified in Table 2 of Unit II. is hereby amended. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent with any of the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth in Unit VI. will be considered a violation of FIFRA. V. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such a request. VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. This cancellation order will not prevent any sale or distribution of product to any end use registrant or supplemental distributor (‘‘Distributor’’) bearing previously approving labeling before December 31, 2007, and will not prevent any sale or distribution of such product by retailers. Furthermore, this cancellation order will not prevent the sale or distribution of such product by Distributors after that date if such sale or distribution is for purposes of (i) return of material to Amvac, (ii) proper disposal, or (iii) export consistent with the requirements of section 17 of FIFRA. However, with respect to the following uses: Mushroom house (hand held fogger); greenhouse (hand held fogger); warehouse (hand held fogger); crack and crevice use; total release fogger; and lawn, turf and ornamentals, the Agency includes the following provisions for the treatment of any existing stocks: The distribution, sale or use of any existing stocks of such products will not be permitted, except the EPA intends to allow the sale or distribution for purposes of (i) return of PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61969 material to Amvac, (ii) proper disposal, or (iii) export consistent with the requirements of section 17 of FIFRA. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: October 11, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 06–8764 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0789; FRL–8099–1] Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Amendment to Regulations for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 20, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0789 and pesticide petition number (PP) 6F7112, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305– 5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006– 0789. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 203 (Friday, October 20, 2006)]
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[Pages 61968-61969]
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[FR Doc No: 06-8764]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0369; FRL-8095-8]


Dichlorvos (DDVP): Termination of Certain Uses and Label 
Amendments

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's cancellation order for the 
termination of certain uses and label amendments, voluntarily requested 
by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing 
the pesticide dichlorvos (DDVP), pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as 
amended. This cancellation order follows a June 30, 2006 Federal 
Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the DDVP registrant to 
voluntarily terminate certain uses of its DDVP products and label 
amendments. The request would terminate DDVP use in or on: Mushroom 
house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand held fogger); Warehouse 
(hand held fogger); Crack and Crevice use; Total Release Fogger, Lawn, 
Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram Pest Strip; 65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram 
Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest Strip. The request would not terminate 
the last DDVP products registered for use in the U.S. In the June 30, 
2006 Notice, EPA indicated that, subject to certain conditions being 
satisfied, it would issue an order to implement the termination of 
certain 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 registrant withdrew their request within this 
period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the Notice that 
merit further review of these requests. Further, the registrant did not 
withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a 
cancellation order granting the request to terminate the uses described 
above. Any distribution, sale, or use of the DDVP products subject to 
this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms 
of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.

DATES: The cancellations are effective October 20, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8038; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: eckerson.dayton@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human 
health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide 
users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, 
or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2002-0302. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard 
copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. 
Crystal Drive Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket 
Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the Federal Register 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice grants the request by the registrant identified in this 
notice (Table 2) to terminate certain uses of DDVP. DDVP is an 
organophosphate insecticide and fumigant registered for use in 
controlling flies, mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches, fleas, and other 
insect pests. Formulations of DDVP include pressurized liquid, 
granular, emulsifiable concentrate, total release aerosol, and 
impregnated material. DDVP is applied with aerosols and fogging 
equipment, with ground spray equipment, and through slow release from 
impregnated materials, such as resin strips and pet collars. DDVP is 
registered to control insect pests on agricultural sites; commercial, 
institutional and industrial sites; and for domestic use in and around 
homes (i.e., resin strips) and on pets. DDVP is used preplant in 
mushroom houses, and postharvest in storage areas for bulk, packaged 
and bagged raw and processed agricultural commodities, food 
manufacturing/processing plants, animal premises, and non-food areas of 
food-handling establishments. It is also registered for direct dermal 
pour-on treatment of cattle and poultry, and swine. DDVP is not 
registered for direct use on any field grown commodities. In a letter 
dated May 9, 2006, Amvac Chemical Corporation requested EPA to amend 
the pesticide product registrations identified in this notice (Table 1) 
to terminate certain uses. Specifically, the request would terminate 
DDVP use in or on: Mushroom house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand 
held fogger); Warehouse (hand held fogger); Crack and Crevice use; 
Total Release Fogger; Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram Pest Strip; 
65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest Strip. (The 
registration for the 21 gram Pest Strip is being replaced by a new 
registration for a 16 gram Pest Strip with amended label language; the 
registrations for the 80 gram and 65 gram Pest Strips are being 
replaced by new registrations for the same size strips with amended 
label language). The request would not terminate the last DDVP products 
registered for use in the United States.
    This notice announces the termination of certain uses of DDVP 
product registrations. The affected products and the registrant making 
the request are identified in the following tables of this unit.

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Table 1.--DDVP Product Registrations with Pending Requests for Amendment
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        Registration No.             Product name           Company
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5484-96                           DDVP TECHNICAL      Amvac Chemical
                                   GRADE               Corporation
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5481-338                          ALCO NO-PEST STRIP  Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
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5481-344                          AMVAC INSECT STRIP  Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
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5481-348                          ALCO PEST STRIP     Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
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5481-461                          AMVOS RESTECH       Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
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5481-462                          AMVOS LIQUITECH     Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit.

          Table 2.--Registrant Requesting Voluntary Amendments
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              EPA Company No.                 Company name and address
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5481                                        Amvac Chemical Corporation,
                                             4695 MacArthur Court, Suite
                                             1250, Newport Beach, CA
                                             92660
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III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 
Comments

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received four 
comments in response to the June 30, 2006 Federal Register notice 
announcing the Agency's receipt of the request for voluntary 
termination of certain uses of DDVP. However, these comments do not 
require any amendments to these requests.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellation order to terminate certain uses of DDVP registrations 
identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency also orders 
that the label amendments for the product registration identified in 
Table 2 of Unit II. is hereby amended. Any distribution, sale, or use 
of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II. in 
a manner inconsistent with any of the Provisions for Disposition of 
Existing Stocks set forth in Unit VI. will be considered a violation of 
FIFRA.

V. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide 
product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations 
be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further 
provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice 
of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, 
following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such 
a request.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
cancellation action.
    This cancellation order will not prevent any sale or distribution 
of product to any end use registrant or supplemental distributor 
(``Distributor'') bearing previously approving labeling before December 
31, 2007, and will not prevent any sale or distribution of such product 
by retailers. Furthermore, this cancellation order will not prevent the 
sale or distribution of such product by Distributors after that date if 
such sale or distribution is for purposes of (i) return of material to 
Amvac, (ii) proper disposal, or (iii) export consistent with the 
requirements of section 17 of FIFRA.
    However, with respect to the following uses: Mushroom house (hand 
held fogger); greenhouse (hand held fogger); warehouse (hand held 
fogger); crack and crevice use; total release fogger; and lawn, turf 
and ornamentals, the Agency includes the following provisions for the 
treatment of any existing stocks: The distribution, sale or use of any 
existing stocks of such products will not be permitted, except the EPA 
intends to allow the sale or distribution for purposes of (i) return of 
material to Amvac, (ii) proper disposal, or (iii) export consistent 
with the requirements of section 17 of FIFRA.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: October 11, 2006.
 Debra Edwards,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 06-8764 Filed 10-19-06; 8:45 am]
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