Paradichlorobenzene; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registration, 77748-77750 [E6-22057]

Download as PDF 77748 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. Registration Applications EPA received applications as follows to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provision of section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA. Notice of receipt of these applications does not imply a decision by the Agency on the applications. File Symbol: 62719-LAE. Applicant: Dow Agrosciences, LLC., 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 462681054. Product name: GF-1727. Herbicide. Active ingredient: florasulam: N-(2,6-difluorophenyl)-8-fluoro-5methoxy (1,2,4)triazolo(1,5c)pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide at 0.39%; and MCPA: 2-methyl-4chlorophenoxyacetic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester at 42.25%. Proposal classification/ Use: Wheat (including durum), barley, oats, rye, and triticale. (Hope Johnson). File Symbol: 62719-LAG. Applicant: Dow Agrosciences, LLC., 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 462681054. Product name: GF-184. Herbicide. Active ingredient: florasulam: N-(2,6difluorophenyl)-8-fluoro-5-methoxy (1,2,4)triazolo(1,5-c)pyrimidine-2sulfonamide at 0.25%; and fluroxypyr 1methylheptyl ester: ((4-amino-3,5dichloro-6-fluoro-2-pyridinyl)oxy) acetic acid, 1-methylheptyl ester at 14.53%. Proposal classification/Use: Wheat (including durum), barley, oats, rye, and triticale. (Hope Johnson). File Symbol: 62719-LAN. Applicant: Dow Agrosciences, LLC., 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 462681054. Product name: EF-1343. Herbicide Active ingredient: florasulam: N-(2,6difluorophenyl)-8-fluoro-5-methoxy (1,2,4)triazolo(1,5-c)pyrimidine-2sulfonamide at 4.84%. Proposal classification/Use: Wheat (including durum), barley, oats, rye, and triticale. (Hope Johnson). VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 File Symbol: 62719-LAR. Applicant: Dow Agrosciences, LLC., 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 462681054. Product name: EF-1440. Herbicide Active ingredient: florasulam: N-(2,6difluorophenyl)-8-fluoro-5-methoxy (1,2,4)triazolo(1,5-c)pyrimidine-2sulfonamide at 45%. Proposal classification/Use: Manufacturing use only. (Hope Johnson). File Symbol: 62719-LLI. Applicant: Dow Agrosciences, LLC., 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 462681054. Product name: EF-1383. Herbicide Active ingredient: florasulam: N-(2,6difluorophenyl)-8-fluoro-5-methoxy (1,2,4)triazolo(1,5-c)pyrimidine-2sulfonamide at 0.58%, and 2,4dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, 2ethylhexyl ester at 42.33%. Proposal classification/Use: Wheat (including durum), barley, rye, and triticale. (Hope Johnson). File Symbol: 62719-LLO. Applicant: Dow Agrosciences, LLC., 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 462681054. Product name: Florasulam Wet Cake Technical. Herbicide. Active ingredient: florasulam: N-(2,6difluorophenyl)-8-fluoro-5-methoxy (1,2,4)triazolo(1,5-c)pyrimidine-2sulfonamide at 99.2%. Proposal classification/Use: Manufacturing use only. (Hope Johnson). List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pest. Dated: December 19, 2006. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–22121 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0934; FRL–8108–7] Paradichlorobenzene; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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 a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registration and the use of products containing the pesticide paradichlorobenzene. The request would terminate all uses of Fertilome PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Tree Borer Crystals. The request would not terminate the last paradichlorobenzene product registered for use in the U.S. 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 their request within this 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. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0934, 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) 3055805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006– 0934. 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 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices 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 Bldg.), 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: Christina Scheltema, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-2201; fax number: (703) 3088005; e-mail address: scheltema.christina@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 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. Background on the Receipt of Requests to Cancel and/or Amend Registrations to Delete Uses dated October 31, 2006, Brazos Associates, Inc, the authorized agent for the registrant, Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc., requested that EPA cancel the product registration for Fertilome Tree Borer Crystals. This request would not terminate the last paradichlorobenzene product registered for use in the U.S. III. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc. to cancel a single paradichlorobenzene product registration. The affected product and registrant making the request are identified in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit. Under section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA, registrants may request, at any time, that their pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more pesticide uses. Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30–day public comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use termination. In addition, section 6(f)(1)(C) of FIFRA requires that EPA provide a 180–day comment period on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any minor agricultural use before granting the request, unless: 1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or 2. The Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment. The paradichlorobenzene registrant has requested that EPA waive the 180– day comment period. EPA will provide a 30–day comment period on the proposed request. Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 30 days of publication of this notice, or if the Agency determines that there are substantive comments that warrant further review of this request, an order will be issued canceling the affected registration. This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from the pesticide registrant, Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc., to cancel the product registration for Fertilome Tree Borer Crystals [EPA Reg. No. 7401-123] containing the active ingredient paradichlorobenzene. Although this product is registered for use on fruit trees, it is no longer being produced or sold in the United States. In a letter PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77749 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 77750 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices TABLE 1.—PARADICHLOROBENZENE and all other provisions of any earlier PRODUCT REGISTRATION WITH cancellation action are controlling. PENDING REQUEST FOR CANCELLA- VI. Provisions for Disposition of TION Registration No. 7401-123 Product name Company Fertilome Tree Borer Crystals Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc. TABLE 2. —REGISTRANT REQUESTING VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION EPA Company No. 7401 Company name and address Authorized Agent for Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc.: Michael A. Jackson Brazos Associates, Inc. 1806 Auburn Avenue Carrollton TX 75007-1451 IV. 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. V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request and Considerations for Reregistration of EPA Reg. No. 7401123 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 26, 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 has been subject to a previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation 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. In any order issued in response to this request for cancellation of a product registration, the Agency proposes to include the following provisions for the treatment of any existing stocks of the product identified or referenced in Table 1. The registrant will have 18 months to sell or distribute existing stocks of the product that are packaged, labeled and available for shipment. Persons other than the registrant will be able to continue to sell and/or use existing stocks of cancelled products until such stocks are exhausted, provided that such use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled product. The order will specifically prohibit any use of existing stocks that is not consistent with such previously approved labeling. If, as the Agency currently intends, the final cancellation order contains the existing stocks provision just described, the order will be sent only to the affected registrants of the cancelled products. If the Agency determines that the final cancellation order should contain existing stocks provisions different than the ones just described, the Agency will publish the cancellation order in the Federal Register. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides, pests, Fertilome Tree Borer Crystals, and paradichlorobenzene. Dated: December 14, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–22057 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). ACTION: Notice of Membership of the EEOC Performance Review Board. SUMMARY: Publication of the Performance Review Board (PRB) Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 6570–01–P Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies AGENCY: 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Signed at Washington, DC on this 19th day of December 2006. For the Commission. Naomi C. Earp, Chair. [FR Doc. E6–22108 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S SES Performance Review Board VerDate Aug<31>2005 membership is required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). The PRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and making written recommendations to the Chair regarding SES retention and compensation matters, including performance ratings, performance awards, potential Presidential Rank Award nominees, and performance-based pay adjustments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angelica E. Ibarguen, Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Human Resources, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW., Room Washington, DC 20507, Telephone: (202) 663–4306. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board shall consist of at least three voting members. When evaluating a career appointee’s initial appraisal or recommending a career appointee for a performance award, more than half of the members must be SES career appointees. The names and position titles of the members of the EEOC PRB are set forth below (all are EEOC officials except Rita Franklin, Deputy Director, Office of Human Capital Management , Department of Energy): Leslie E. Silverman, Vice Chair (Chairperson of the PRB), Carlton Hadden, Director, Office of Federal Operations (Member); James Lee, Deputy General Counsel (Member); Spencer Lewis, Director, New York District Office (Member); Rita Franklin, Deputy Director, Office of Human Capital Management, Department of Energy (Member); and Jeffrey Smith, Chief Financial Officer (Alternate). Membership is effective on the date of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0934; FRL-8108-7]


Paradichlorobenzene; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily 
Cancel Pesticide Registration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel 
their registration and the use of products containing the pesticide 
paradichlorobenzene. The request would terminate all uses of Fertilome 
Tree Borer Crystals. The request would not terminate the last 
paradichlorobenzene product registered for use in the U.S. 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 their request within this 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.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 26, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0934, 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-
2006-0934. 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 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

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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 Bldg.), 
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: Christina Scheltema, Special Review 
and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-2201; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: scheltema.christina@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. 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. Background on the Receipt of Requests to Cancel and/or Amend 
Registrations to Delete Uses

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from the 
pesticide registrant, Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc., to cancel the 
product registration for Fertilome Tree Borer Crystals [EPA Reg. No. 
7401-123] containing the active ingredient paradichlorobenzene. 
Although this product is registered for use on fruit trees, it is no 
longer being produced or sold in the United States. In a letter dated 
October 31, 2006, Brazos Associates, Inc, the authorized agent for the 
registrant, Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc., requested that EPA 
cancel the product registration for Fertilome Tree Borer Crystals. This 
request would not terminate the last paradichlorobenzene product 
registered for use in the U.S.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from Voluntary 
Purchasing Groups, Inc. to cancel a single paradichlorobenzene product 
registration. The affected product and registrant making the request 
are identified in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit.
    Under section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA, registrants may request, at any 
time, that their pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to 
terminate one or more pesticide uses. Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA 
requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, 
EPA must provide a 30-day public comment period on the request for 
voluntary cancellation or use termination. In addition, section 
6(f)(1)(C) of FIFRA requires that EPA provide a 180-day comment period 
on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any minor 
agricultural use before granting the request, unless:
    1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or
    2. The Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide 
would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
    The paradichlorobenzene registrant has requested that EPA waive the 
180-day comment period. EPA will provide a 30-day comment period on the 
proposed request.
    Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 30 days of 
publication of this notice, or if the Agency determines that there are 
substantive comments that warrant further review of this request, an 
order will be issued canceling the affected registration.

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 Table 1.--Paradichlorobenzene Product Registration with Pending Request
                            for Cancellation
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        Registration No.             Product name           Company
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7401-123                          Fertilome Tree      Voluntary
                                   Borer Crystals      Purchasing
                                                       Groups, Inc.
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                                                        Table 2 of this 
                                unit includes the name and address of record for the registrant of the 

         Table 2. --Registrant Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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              EPA Company No.                 Company name and address
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7401                                        Authorized Agent for
                                             Voluntary Purchasing
                                             Groups, Inc.:
                                            Michael A. Jackson
                                            Brazos Associates, Inc.
                                            1806 Auburn Avenue
                                            Carrollton TX 75007-1451
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IV. 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.

V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request and Considerations for 
Reregistration of EPA Reg. No. 7401-123

    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 26, 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 has been subject to a previous cancellation action, the 
effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier 
cancellation action are controlling.

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. In any order issued in response to this request 
for cancellation of a product registration, the Agency proposes to 
include the following provisions for the treatment of any existing 
stocks of the product identified or referenced in Table 1.
    The registrant will have 18 months to sell or distribute existing 
stocks of the product that are packaged, labeled and available for 
shipment. Persons other than the registrant will be able to continue to 
sell and/or use existing stocks of cancelled products until such stocks 
are exhausted, provided that such use is consistent with the terms of 
the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled 
product. The order will specifically prohibit any use of existing 
stocks that is not consistent with such previously approved labeling. 
If, as the Agency currently intends, the final cancellation order 
contains the existing stocks provision just described, the order will 
be sent only to the affected registrants of the cancelled products. If 
the Agency determines that the final cancellation order should contain 
existing stocks provisions different than the ones just described, the 
Agency will publish the cancellation order in the Federal Register.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides, pests, Fertilome Tree Borer 
Crystals, and paradichlorobenzene.

    Dated: December 14, 2006.
 Debra Edwards,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-22057 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]
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