Ethyl Parathion; Product Cancellation Order, 74904-74905 [E6-20988]

Download as PDF hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 74904 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 239 / Wednesday, December 13, 2006 / Notices (FACA). The screening program was also reviewed by EPA’s Science Advisory Board and by the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAB/SAP), as required by the FFDCA. It was recommended that the EPA address both human and ecological effects and examine effects to estrogen, androgen, and thyroid (EAT) related processes, and that a two-tiered approach be used for screening. The purpose of the Tier-1 battery is to identify substances that have the potential to interact with the endocrine system. The purpose of Tier 2 is to confirm the interaction, identify any adverse effects, and establish quantitative relationships between dose and adverse effects. Both the EDSTAC and SAB/SAP recognized the importance of chemical exposure during development in utero as well as during lactation and, therefore, recommended an in utero through lactational animal model to detect effects that may result from preand postnatal exposure. The EDSTAC and SAB/SAP also recommended that any in utero through lactational bioassay should be developed in a way that would allow for replacement of one or more of the other assays proposed for the Tier-1 screening battery. The EDSP commissioned an in utero through lactational Detailed Review Paper (DRP) that consisted of an extensive review of the scientific literature regarding chemicals known to disrupt the EAT hormone systems during pre- and postnatal development. The DRP presented three in utero through lactational bioassay protocols for the EDSP to consider. The EPA presented the DRP and its recommendations to the Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Subcommittee (EDMVS) for review and discussion. The most comprehensive of the three protocols was chosen and tested with methoxychlor, a positive compound that is known to have estrogenic, anti-estrogenic and antiandrogenic effects. In general, the EDMVS agreed with this pre-validation approach with the expectation that the EPA would return to a federal advisory committee such as the SAP to review and discuss the results of the in utero through lactational study with methoxychlor. The purpose of this meeting is to allow the SAP to review and discuss the protocol and assay results of an in utero through lactational study with methoxychlor within the current context of the EDSP and to provide advice that will inform the EPA’s decision to continue, modify or suspend the development of an in utero through VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:31 Dec 12, 2006 Jkt 211001 lactational bioassay as a screening assay in a Tier-1 battery. C. FIFRA SAP Documents and Meeting Minutes. EPA’s background materials, charge/ questions to the FIFRA SAP, FIFRA SAP composition (i.e., members and ad hoc members for this meeting), and the meeting agenda will be available by late January 2007. In addition, the Agency may provide additional background documents as the materials become available. You may obtain electronic copies of these documents, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, at http:// www.regulations.gov and the FIFRA SAP homepage at http://www.epa.gov/ scipoly/sap. The FIFRA SAP will prepare meeting minutes summarizing its recommendations to the Agency approximately 90 days after the meeting. The meeting minutes will be posted on the FIFRA SAP web site or may be obtained from the OPP Regulatory Public Docket at http:// www.regulations.gov. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 7, 2006. Elizabeth A. Resek, Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy. [FR Doc. E6–21201 Filed 12–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0098; FRL–8107–1] Ethyl Parathion; Product Cancellation Order Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the Drexel Chemical Company and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide ethyl parathion, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows April 27, 2005 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the ethyl parathion registrant to voluntarily cancel all their ethyl parathion product registrations. These are the last ethyl parathion products registered for use in the United States. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In the April 27, 2005 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and/or amendments to terminate 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 within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the Notice. Further, the registrant 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 ethyl parathion 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 December 13, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Parsons, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5776; fax number: (703) 305-8005; e-mail address: parsons.laura@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-HQOPPT-2005-0098. 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 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 239 / Wednesday, December 13, 2006 / Notices 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 announces the cancellation, as requested by registrants, of all end-use and manufacturing-use ethyl parathion products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this unit. TABLE 1.—ETHYL PARATHION PRODUCT CANCELLATIONS EPA Registration No. Product Name 19713-322 Drexel Seis-TRES 6-3 19713-323 Drexel Parathion 8 19713-324 IDA Seis-Tres 6-3 19713-325 Drexel Parathion 4 EC Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for the registrant of the products in Table 1 of this unit. TABLE 2.—REGISTRANT OF CANCELLED ETHYL PARATHION PRODUCTS registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. are hereby canceled. 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. The cancellation order issued in this Notice includes the following existing stocks provisions. Because no product has been produced, sold or distributed for several years, the prohibition on sales, distribution and use of existing stocks is effective immediately. EPA Company No. Company Name and Address List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. 19713 Drexel Chemical Company 1700 Channel Avenue P.O. Box 13327 Memphis, TN 38113-0327 Dated: December 4, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–20988 Filed 12–12–06; 8:45 am] hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES IV. Cancellation Order Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested cancellations of ethyl parathion registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency orders that the ethyl parathion product 21:31 Dec 12, 2006 Jkt 211001 Cancellation of manufacturinguse product registrations was effective on October 4, 2006, and the last date of use will be July 1, 2007. Cancellation of end-use product registrations will be effective on July 1, 2007, and the last date of use will be October 1, 2009. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark T. Howard, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8172; fax number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: howard.markt@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Does this Action Apply to Me? During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments in response to the April 27, 2005 Federal Register (70 FR 21761; FRL-7709-8) notice announcing the Agency’s receipt of the request for voluntary cancellations. VerDate Aug<31>2005 8089-1) from the lindane registrants to voluntarily cancel their lindane product registrations and announcing the commencement of a public comment period as required by section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In the August 23, 2006 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations to terminate 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(s) withdrew their request(s) within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments that required further review of the cancellation requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA sent final cancellation orders to the registrants granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the lindane products subject to these cancellation orders is permitted only in accordance with the terms of the existing stocks provisions in the cancellation orders and described in Unit VI. I. General Information BILLING CODE 6560–50–S III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments 74905 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0202; FRL-8103-4] Lindane; Cancellation Order Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s issuance of final orders cancelling the registrations of all pesticide products containing the pesticide lindane. The cancellation orders followed the August 23, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests (71 FR 49445) (FRL- PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0098; FRL-8107-1]


Ethyl Parathion; Product Cancellation Order

AGENCY:  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY:  This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, 
voluntarily requested by the Drexel Chemical Company and accepted by 
the Agency, of products containing the pesticide ethyl parathion, 
pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows 
April 27, 2005 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the 
ethyl parathion registrant to voluntarily cancel all their ethyl 
parathion product registrations. These are the last ethyl parathion 
products registered for use in the United States. In the April 27, 2005 
Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the 
cancellations and/or amendments to terminate 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 within this period. The Agency did 
not receive any comments on the Notice. Further, the registrant 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 ethyl parathion 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 December 13, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Parsons, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5776; fax 
number: (703) 305-8005; e-mail address: parsons.laura@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-2005-0098. 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

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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 announces the cancellation, as requested by 
registrants, of all end-use and manufacturing-use ethyl parathion 
products registered under section 3 of FIFRA. These registrations are 
listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 of this unit.

             Table 1.--Ethyl Parathion Product Cancellations
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           EPA Registration No.                     Product Name
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19713-322                                   Drexel Seis-TRES 6-3
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19713-323                                   Drexel Parathion 8
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19713-324                                   IDA Seis-Tres 6-3
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19713-325                                   Drexel Parathion 4 EC
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the products in Table 1 of this unit.

       Table 2.--Registrant of Cancelled Ethyl Parathion Products
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              EPA Company No.                 Company Name and Address
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19713                                       Drexel Chemical Company
                                            1700 Channel Avenue
                                            P.O. Box 13327
                                            Memphis, TN 38113-0327
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III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 
Comments

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the April 27, 2005 Federal Register (70 FR 21761; FRL-
7709-8) notice announcing the Agency's receipt of the request for 
voluntary cancellations.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
cancellations of ethyl parathion registrations identified in Table 1 of 
Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency orders that the ethyl parathion 
product registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. are hereby 
canceled. 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. The cancellation order issued in this Notice 
includes the following existing stocks provisions. Because no product 
has been produced, sold or distributed for several years, the 
prohibition on sales, distribution and use of existing stocks is 
effective immediately.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: December 4, 2006.
Debra Edwards,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-20988 Filed 12-12-06; 8:45 am]
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