Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 76321-76324 [E6-21710]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 20, 2006 / Notices 6(f)(1)(A) allows a registrant to request cancellation of its pesticide registrations at any time, users or anyone else desiring retention of those pesticides listed in Table 1 may want to contact the applicable registrant in Table 2 directly during this period to request that the registrant retain the pesticide registration or to discuss the possibility of transferring the registration. A user seeking to apply for its own registration of that pesticide may submit comments requesting EPA not to cancel a registration until its ‘‘me-too’’ registration is granted. Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1 of this unit, in sequence by EPA company number: TABLE 2.—REGISTRANTS REQUESTING VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION EPA Company No. 69061 Company name and address Mr. Iain Weatherston, Technology Sciences Group, Inc. 4061 North 156th Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85338, Agent for Sivad & Manufacturing Packaging Inc. 541 Proctor Avenue, Scottsdale, GA 30079 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES III. 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. 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, the Administrator may approve such a request. IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked before January 19, 2007. This written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only to the applicable FIFRA section 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. If the product(s) have been subject to a previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier cancellation action are controlling. The withdrawal request must also include a commitment to pay any reregistration fees due, and to fulfill VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 76321 any applicable unsatisfied data requirements. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0936; FRL–8104–4] The effective date of cancellation will be the date of the cancellation order. The orders effecting these requested cancellations will generally permit a registrant to sell or distribute existing stocks for one year after the date the cancellation request was received. This policy is in accordance with the Agency’s statement of policy as prescribed in the Federal Register of June 26, 1991 (56 FR 29362) (FRL– 3846–4). Exceptions to this general rule will be made if a product poses a risk concern, or is in noncompliance with reregistration requirements, or is subject to a data call-in. In all cases, productspecific disposition dates will be given in the cancellation orders. Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which have been packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. Unless the provisions of an earlier order apply, existing stocks already in the hands of dealers or users can be distributed, sold, or used legally until they are exhausted, provided that such further sale and use comply with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the affected product. Exception to these general rules will be made in specific cases when more stringent restrictions on sale, distribution, or use of the products or their ingredients have already been imposed, as in a Special Review action, or where the Agency has identified significant potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 8, 2006. Donald R. Stubbs, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–21604 Filed 12–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment of 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 January 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and pesticide petition (PP) number, by one of the following methods. Refer to Unit II. for specific docket ID numbers for each pesticide petition. • 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 the assigned docket ID number for the pesticide petition. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The Federal regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 76322 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 20, 2006 / Notices know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The person listed at the end of the pesticide petition summary of interest. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed at the end of the pesticide petition summary of interest. B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to: i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number. iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes. iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced. vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and suggest alternatives. vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats. viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Docket ID Numbers When submitting comments, please use the docket ID number assigned to the pesticide petition. PP number Docket ID number PP 0F6095 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0965 PP 2F2469 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0205 PP 6E7079 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0658 PP 6E7083 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0791 PP 6F7084 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0576 PP 6E7108 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0968 PP 6E7116 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0968 PP 6F7117 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0890 PP 9F6023 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0576 PP 9F5066 EPA–HQ–OPP– 2006–0576 III. What Action is the Agency Taking? EPA is printing a summary of pesticide petitions received under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that these pesticide petitions contain data or information regarding the elements set forth in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting of the pesticide petitions. Additional data may be needed before EPA rules on these pesticide petitions. Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petitions included in this notice, prepared by the petitioner along with a description of the analytical method available for the detection and measurement of the pesticide chemical residues is available on EPA’s Electronic Docket athttp:// www.regulations.gov/. To locate this information on the home page of EPA’s Electronic Docket, select ‘‘Quick Search’’ and type the OPP docket ID number assigned to the pesticide E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 20, 2006 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES petition. Once the search has located the docket, clicking on the ‘‘Docket ID’’ will bring up a list of all documents in the docket for the pesticide including the petition summary. A. Establishment of Tolerances 1. PP 0F6095. (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0965). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the herbicide flufenacet (N(4-fluorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl)-2[[5-(trifluoromethyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2yl]oxy]acetamide and its metabolites containing the 4-fluoro-N-methylethyl benzenamine moiety in or on the food commodities: Corn, sweet, forage at 0.4 parts per million (ppm); corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.05 ppm; corn, sweet, stover at 0.4 ppm; wheat, forage at 10.0 ppm; wheat, grain at 1.0 ppm; wheat, hay at 2.0 ppm; wheat, straw at 0.5 ppm; seed-grass, forage at 7.0 ppm; seed-grass, forage, regrowth at 0.1 ppm; seed-grass, hay, regrowth at 0.5 ppm. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry with selected ion monitoring is used to measure and evaluate the chemical residue(s). Contact: Jim Tompkins; telephone number (703) 305–5697; email address:tompkins.jim@epa.gov. 2. PP 2F2469. (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0205). Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366, proposes to amend 40 CFR 180.479(a)(2) to establish tolerances for residues of the herbicide halosulfuronmethyl, methyl 5-[(4,6-dimethoxy-2pyrimidinyl) amino]carbonylaminosulfonyl-3-chloro1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate, in or on the raw agricultural commodities alfalfa, forage at 1.0 parts per million (ppm) and alfalfa, hay at 2.0 ppm. Gas chromatography (GC) with nitrogenspecific detection is used to measure and evaluate the chemical residues. It is also proposed by EPA to correct the tolerance expression in 40 CFR 180.479(a)(1) to read ‘‘Tolerances are established for residues of the herbicide halosulfuron-methyl, methyl 5-[(4,6dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl) amino]carbonylaminosulfonyl-3-chloro1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate, and its metabolites determined as 3chloro-1-methyl-5-sulfamoylpyrazole-4carboxylic acid, expressed as halosulfuron-methyl equivalents.’’ Contact: Vickie Walters; telephone number: (703) 305–5704; e-mail address: walters.vickie@epa.gov. 3. PP 6E7079. (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0658). BASF Corporation, 100 Campus Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932, proposes to VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 establish exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the polymer of 2-ethyl-2(hydroxymethy)-1,3 propanediol, oxirane, methyloxirane, 1,2 epoxyalkane; (1,2 epoxyalkane is either 1,2-epoxydodecane (CAS Registration No. 903890–89–1), 1,2 epoxyhexadecane (CAS Registration No. 903890–90–4) or 1,2 epoxyhexadecane (CAS Registration No. 893427–80–0) as inert ingredients in pesticide products. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of tolerances without numerical limitations, no analytical methods are required. Contact: Bipin Gandhi; telephone number: (703) 308–8380,email address: gandhi.bipin@epa.gov. 4. PP 6E7083 (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0791). Alco Chemical, 122 C St., NW., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20001, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of amylopectin, acid hydrolyzed, 1octenylbutanedioate (CAS Registration No. 113894–85–2) and amylopectin, hydrogen 1-octadecenylbutanedioate (CAS Registration No. 125109–81–1), in or on food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance without numerical limitations, no analytical method is required. Contact: Bipin Gandhi; telephone number: (703) 308– 8380, e-mail address:gandhi.bipin@epa.gov. 5. PP 6F7084. (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0576). Sipcam Agro USA, Inc., 300 Colonial Center Parkway, # 230, Roswell, GA 30076, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide tetraconazole in or on the food commodity pecan at 0.05 ppm. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with a Mass Spectrometer (MS) detector is used to measure and evaluate the chemical residue(s). Contact: Lisa Jones; telephone number: (703) 308–9424; email address: jones.lisa@epa.gov. 6. PP 6E7108. (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0968). Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish tolerances for residues of the insecticide imidacloprid (1-[6-chloro-3pyridinyl) methyl]-N-nitro-2imidazolidinimine) and its metabolites containing the 6-chloropyridinyl moiety, all expressed as 1-[(6-chloro-3pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2imidazolidinimine in or on the food commodities caneberry subgroup 13A and raspberry, wild at 2.5 ppm. Contact: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76323 Barbara Madden; telephone number: (703) 305–6463; e-mail address: madden.barbara@epa.gov. 7. PP 6E7116. (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0968). Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish tolerances for residues of the insecticide imidacloprid (1-[6-chloro-3pyridinyl) methyl]-N-nitro-2imidazolidinimine) and its metabolites containing the 6-chloropyridinyl moiety, all expressed as 1-[(6-chloro-3pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2imidazolidinimine in or on the food commodities peanut at 0.45 parts ppm; peanut, hay at 70 ppm; peanut, meal at 0.9 ppm; kava, roots at 0.4 ppm; kava, leaves at 4.0 ppm; millet, pearl, grain at 0.05 ppm; millet, proso, grain at 0.05 ppm and oat, grain at 0.05 ppm. For both petitions a common moiety method for imidacloprid and its metabolites containing the 6 chloropyridinyl moiety using a permanganate oxidation, silyl derivatization, and capillary gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) selective ion monitoring is used to measure and evaluate the chemical residues. This method has successfully passed a petition method validation in EPA labs. There is a confirmatory method specifically for imidacloprid and several metabolites utilizing GC/MS and high-performance liquid chromatography/ultraviolet (HPLC/UV) which has been validated by the EPA as well. Contact: Barbara Madden, telephone number: (703) 305– 6463; e-mail address: madden.barbara@epa.gov. 8. PP 6F7117. (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0890). Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, proposes to establish tolerances for residues of the herbicide clethodim, (E)()-2-[1-[[(3-chloro-2propenyl)oxy]imino]propyl]-5-[2(ethylthio)propyl]-3-hydroxy-2cyclohexen-1-one and its metabolites containing the 5-[2-(ethylthio)propyl] cyclohexen-3-one and the 5-[2(ethylthio)propyl]-5hydroxycyclohexen-3-one moieties and their sulfoxides and sulfones, expressed as clethodim, in or on the raw agricultural commodities corn, field, forage at 0.2 ppm, corn, field, grain at 0.2 ppm, and corn, field, stover at 0.2 ppm. An analytical method was developed to measure the clethodim and its metabolites in field corn by gas chromatography with a flame photometric detector. Contact: Joanne I. Miller; telephone number: (703) 305– E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 76324 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 20, 2006 / Notices 6224; e-mail address: Miller.Joanne@epa.gov. 9. PP 9F6023. (Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0576). Sipcam Agro USA, Inc., 300 Colonial Center Parkway, # 230, Roswell, GA 30076, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide tetraconazole in or on the food commodities peanut, nutmeat at 0.05 ppm and peanut, refined oil at 0.15 ppm. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with a Mass Spectrometer (MS) detector is used to measure and evaluate the chemical residues. Contact: Lisa Jones; telephone number: (703) 308–9424; email address: jones.lisa@epa.gov. B. Amendment to an Existing Tolerance PP 9F5066. (Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OPP–2006–0576). Sipcam Agro USA, Inc., 300 Colonial Center Parkway, # 230, Roswell, GA 30076, proposes to amend the tolerance(s) in 40 CFR 180.557 for residues of the fungicide tetraconazole in or on the food commodities sugarbeet roots at 0.05 ppm; sugarbeet top at 3.0; sugarbeet dried pulp at 0.15 ppm; sugarbeet molasses at 0.15 ppm; meat of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 0.05 ppm; liver of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 4.0 ppm; fat of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 0.30 ppm; meat byproducts, except liver, of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 0.10 ppm; and milk at 0.05 ppm. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with a Mass Spectrometer (MS) detector is use to measure and evaluate the chemical residue(s). Contact: Lisa Jones; telephone number: (703) 308– 9424; e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 12, 2006. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–21710 Filed 12–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0911; FRL–8104–8] Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of an application 67979–EUP–T from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the Vip3A and Cry1Ab plant-incorporated protectants. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application. Comments must be received on or before January 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0911, 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– 0911. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The Federal regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leonard Cole, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–5412; e-mail address: cole.leonard@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to those interested in agricultural biotechnology or those persons who are or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also 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\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0936; FRL-8104-4]


Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment of 
Regulations for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various 
Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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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 January 19, 2007.

ADDRESSES:  Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and pesticide petition (PP) number, by one of the following 
methods. Refer to Unit II. for specific docket ID numbers for each 
pesticide petition.
     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 the assigned docket ID number 
for the pesticide petition. EPA's policy is that all comments received 
will be included in the docket without change and may be made available 
on-line at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed 
to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information 
that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through 
regulations.gov or e-mail. The Federal regulations.gov website is an 
``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not

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know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA 
without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit 
an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and 
other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk 
or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be 
able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of 
special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects 
or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index. 
Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly 
available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available 
only in hard copy form. 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The person listed at the end of the 
pesticide petition summary of interest.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an 
agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the person listed at the end of the pesticide petition 
summary of interest.

B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
    ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. Docket ID Numbers

    When submitting comments, please use the docket ID number assigned 
to the pesticide petition.

 
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                 PP number                        Docket ID number
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PP 0F6095                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0965
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PP 2F2469                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0205
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PP 6E7079                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0658
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PP 6E7083                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0791
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PP 6F7084                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0576
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PP 6E7108                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0968
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PP 6E7116                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0968
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PP 6F7117                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0890
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PP 9F6023                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0576
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PP 9F5066                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0576
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III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA is printing a summary of pesticide petitions received under 
section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 
U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations in 
40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various 
food commodities. EPA has determined that these pesticide petitions 
contain data or information regarding the elements set forth in FFDCA 
section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency 
of the submitted data at this time or whether the data support granting 
of the pesticide petitions. Additional data may be needed before EPA 
rules on these pesticide petitions.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petitions included in 
this notice, prepared by the petitioner along with a description of the 
analytical method available for the detection and measurement of the 
pesticide chemical residues is available on EPA's Electronic Docket 
athttp://www.regulations.gov/. To locate this information on the home 
page of EPA's Electronic Docket, select ``Quick Search'' and type the 
OPP docket ID number assigned to the pesticide

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petition. Once the search has located the docket, clicking on the 
``Docket ID'' will bring up a list of all documents in the docket for 
the pesticide including the petition summary.

A. Establishment of Tolerances

    1. PP 0F6095. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0965). Bayer 
CropScience, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 
proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the herbicide 
flufenacet (N-(4-fluorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl)-2-[[5-
(trifluoromethyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]oxy]acetamide and its 
metabolites containing the 4-fluoro-N-methylethyl benzenamine moiety in 
or on the food commodities: Corn, sweet, forage at 0.4 parts per 
million (ppm); corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.05 
ppm; corn, sweet, stover at 0.4 ppm; wheat, forage at 10.0 ppm; wheat, 
grain at 1.0 ppm; wheat, hay at 2.0 ppm; wheat, straw at 0.5 ppm; seed-
grass, forage at 7.0 ppm; seed-grass, forage, regrowth at 0.1 ppm; 
seed-grass, hay, regrowth at 0.5 ppm. Gas chromatography/mass 
spectrometry with selected ion monitoring is used to measure and 
evaluate the chemical residue(s). Contact: Jim Tompkins; telephone 
number (703) 305-5697; e-mail address:tompkins.jim@epa.gov.
    2. PP 2F2469. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0205). Gowan 
Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366, proposes to amend 40 CFR 
180.479(a)(2) to establish tolerances for residues of the herbicide 
halosulfuron-methyl, methyl 5-[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl) 
amino]carbonylaminosulfonyl-3-chloro-1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-
carboxylate, in or on the raw agricultural commodities alfalfa, forage 
at 1.0 parts per million (ppm) and alfalfa, hay at 2.0 ppm. Gas 
chromatography (GC) with nitrogen-specific detection is used to measure 
and evaluate the chemical residues.
    It is also proposed by EPA to correct the tolerance expression in 
40 CFR 180.479(a)(1) to read ``Tolerances are established for residues 
of the herbicide halosulfuron-methyl, methyl 5-[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-
pyrimidinyl) amino]carbonylaminosulfonyl-3-chloro-1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-
4-carboxylate, and its metabolites determined as 3-chloro-1-methyl-5-
sulfamoylpyrazole-4-carboxylic acid, expressed as halosulfuron-methyl 
equivalents.'' Contact: Vickie Walters; telephone number: (703) 305-
5704; e-mail address: walters.vickie@epa.gov.
    3. PP 6E7079. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0658). BASF 
Corporation, 100 Campus Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932, proposes to 
establish exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues 
of the polymer of 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethy)-1,3 propanediol, oxirane, 
methyloxirane, 1,2 epoxyalkane; (1,2 epoxyalkane is either 1,2-
epoxydodecane (CAS Registration No. 903890-89-1), 1,2 epoxyhexadecane 
(CAS Registration No. 903890-90-4) or 1,2 epoxyhexadecane (CAS 
Registration No. 893427-80-0) as inert ingredients in pesticide 
products. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the 
requirement of tolerances without numerical limitations, no analytical 
methods are required. Contact: Bipin Gandhi; telephone number: (703) 
308-8380,e-mail address: gandhi.bipin@epa.gov.
    4. PP 6E7083 (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0791). Alco 
Chemical, 122 C St., NW., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20001, proposes to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues 
of amylopectin, acid hydrolyzed, 1-octenylbutanedioate (CAS 
Registration No. 113894-85-2) and amylopectin, hydrogen 1-
octadecenylbutanedioate (CAS Registration No. 125109-81-1), in or on 
food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide 
products. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance without numerical limitations, no analytical 
method is required. Contact: Bipin Gandhi; telephone number: (703) 308-
8380, e-mail address:gandhi.bipin@epa.gov.
    5. PP 6F7084. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0576). Sipcam Agro 
USA, Inc., 300 Colonial Center Parkway,  230, Roswell, GA 
30076, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide 
tetraconazole in or on the food commodity pecan at 0.05 ppm. High 
Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with a Mass Spectrometer (MS) 
detector is used to measure and evaluate the chemical residue(s). 
Contact: Lisa Jones; telephone number: (703) 308-9424; e-mail address: 
jones.lisa@epa.gov.
    6. PP 6E7108. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0968). 
Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish tolerances for 
residues of the insecticide imidacloprid (1-[6-chloro-3-pyridinyl) 
methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine) and its metabolites containing the 
6-chloropyridinyl moiety, all expressed as 1-[(6-chloro-3-
pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine in or on the food 
commodities caneberry subgroup 13A and raspberry, wild at 2.5 ppm. 
Contact: Barbara Madden; telephone number: (703) 305-6463; e-mail 
address: madden.barbara@epa.gov.
    7. PP 6E7116. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0968). 
Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish tolerances for 
residues of the insecticide imidacloprid (1-[6-chloro-3-pyridinyl) 
methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine) and its metabolites containing the 
6-chloropyridinyl moiety, all expressed as 1-[(6-chloro-3-
pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine in or on the food 
commodities peanut at 0.45 parts ppm; peanut, hay at 70 ppm; peanut, 
meal at 0.9 ppm; kava, roots at 0.4 ppm; kava, leaves at 4.0 ppm; 
millet, pearl, grain at 0.05 ppm; millet, proso, grain at 0.05 ppm and 
oat, grain at 0.05 ppm.
    For both petitions a common moiety method for imidacloprid and its 
metabolites containing the 6 chloropyridinyl moiety using a 
permanganate oxidation, silyl derivatization, and capillary gas 
chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) selective ion monitoring is 
used to measure and evaluate the chemical residues. This method has 
successfully passed a petition method validation in EPA labs. There is 
a confirmatory method specifically for imidacloprid and several 
metabolites utilizing GC/MS and high-performance liquid chromatography/
ultraviolet (HPLC/UV) which has been validated by the EPA as well. 
Contact: Barbara Madden, telephone number: (703) 305-6463; e-mail 
address: madden.barbara@epa.gov.
    8. PP 6F7117. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0890). Valent 
U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 
94596, proposes to establish tolerances for residues of the herbicide 
clethodim, (E)-()-2-[1-[[(3-chloro-2-propenyl)oxy]imino]propyl]-5-[2-
(ethylthio)propyl]-3-hydroxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one and its metabolites 
containing the 5-[2-(ethylthio)propyl] cyclohexen-3-one and the 5-[2-
(ethylthio)propyl]-5-hydroxycyclohexen-3-one moieties and their 
sulfoxides and sulfones, expressed as clethodim, in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities corn, field, forage at 0.2 ppm, corn, field, 
grain at 0.2 ppm, and corn, field, stover at 0.2 ppm. An analytical 
method was developed to measure the clethodim and its metabolites in 
field corn by gas chromatography with a flame photometric detector. 
Contact: Joanne I. Miller; telephone number: (703) 305-

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6224; e-mail address: Miller.Joanne@epa.gov.
    9. PP 9F6023. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0576). Sipcam Agro 
USA, Inc., 300 Colonial Center Parkway,  230, Roswell, GA 
30076, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide 
tetraconazole in or on the food commodities peanut, nutmeat at 0.05 ppm 
and peanut, refined oil at 0.15 ppm. High Pressure Liquid 
Chromatography (HPLC) with a Mass Spectrometer (MS) detector is used to 
measure and evaluate the chemical residues. Contact: Lisa Jones; 
telephone number: (703) 308-9424; e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov.

B. Amendment to an Existing Tolerance

    PP 9F5066. (Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0576). Sipcam Agro 
USA, Inc., 300 Colonial Center Parkway,  230, Roswell, GA 
30076, proposes to amend the tolerance(s) in 40 CFR 180.557 for 
residues of the fungicide tetraconazole in or on the food commodities 
sugarbeet roots at 0.05 ppm; sugarbeet top at 3.0; sugarbeet dried pulp 
at 0.15 ppm; sugarbeet molasses at 0.15 ppm; meat of cattle, goat, 
horse and sheep at 0.05 ppm; liver of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 
4.0 ppm; fat of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 0.30 ppm; meat 
byproducts, except liver, of cattle, goat, horse and sheep at 0.10 ppm; 
and milk at 0.05 ppm. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with a 
Mass Spectrometer (MS) detector is use to measure and evaluate the 
chemical residue(s). Contact: Lisa Jones; telephone number: (703) 308-
9424; e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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


    Dated: December 12, 2006.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. E6-21710 Filed 12-19-06; 8:45 am]
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