Amitraz; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Uses of Amitraz Pesticide Registrations, 59088-59090 [E7-20440]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 59088 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 201 / Thursday, October 18, 2007 / Notices part 9, and displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Phosphate Rock Plants were proposed on September 21, 1979, and promulgated on April 16, 1982. These standards apply to the new facilities at phosphate rock plants with capacities greater than 4 tons per hour: dryers, calciners, grinders, and ground rock handling and storage facilities, except those facilities producing or preparing phosphate rock solely for consumption in elemental phosphorus production. These standards rely on the capture of particulate emissions by a baghouse or wet scrubber. 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Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two considerations. First, the regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years. Secondly, the growth rate for the industry is very low, negative or nonexistent, so there is not significant change to the overall labor hours. There is however, a change in the cost estimate. The previous ICR used a total cost figure of $124,000 for Capital Startup (CSU) costs and Operating and Maintenance (O&M) costs. This ICR uses the exact cost figure of $124,182, resulting in a small cost increase. Since there are no changes in the regulatory requirements and there is no significant industry growth, the labor hours in the previous ICR are used in this ICR and there is no change in the labor hours to industry. Dated: October 11, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–20566 Filed 10–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2004–0048; FRL–8152–2] Amitraz; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Uses of Amitraz Pesticide Registrations 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 requests by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registration of Amitraz-Pyriproxyfen Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs and Puppies #1 product containing the pesticide amitraz. The requests would not terminate amitraz use in or on dogs via amitraz impregnated dog collars or terminate the last amitraz products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws their requests 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 November 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2004–0048, 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 Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2004– E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 201 / Thursday, October 18, 2007 / Notices 0048. 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 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 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 available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then ‘‘Docket Search.’’ Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the ‘‘Submit’’ button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov website to view the docket index or access available documents. 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 Dr., 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:55 Oct 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amaris Johnson, 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– 9542; fax number: (703) 308–7070; email address: johnson.amaris@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. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59089 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 registrant Virbac to cancel EPA Reg. No. 2382-170. Amitraz is used in dog collars to treat ticks. In a letter dated July 31, 2006, Virbac requested EPA cancel EPA Reg. No. 2382-170. The product registration identified in this notice Table 1. Specifically, Virbac requests cancellation of EPA Reg. No. 2382-170. III. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from a registrant to cancel one amitraz product registration. The affected product and the registrant making the request are identified in Tables 1–2 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 registrant requests 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 amitraz 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 E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 59090 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 201 / Thursday, October 18, 2007 / Notices comments that warrant further review of this request, an order will be issued canceling the affected registration. TABLE 1.—AMITRAZ PRODUCT REGISTRATION WITH PENDING REQUESTS FOR CANCELLATION Registration Number 2382-170 Product Name AmitrazPyriproxyfen Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs and Puppies #1. Company Virbac Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for the registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit. TABLE 2. —REGISTRANT REQUESTING VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENTS EPA Company Number 2382 Company Name and Address Virbac, 3200 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request and Considerations for Reregistration of Amitraz 21:55 Oct 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: October 4, 2007. Steven Bradbury, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–20440 Filed 10–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S 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 November 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 products(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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 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 voluntary cancellation, the Agency proposes to allow Virbac to ship, sell and distribute their AmitrazPyriproxyfen Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs and Puppies #1 (EPA Reg. No. 2382-170) for 12 months after publication of the cancellation order. If the request for voluntary cancellation is granted as discussed in this unit, the Agency intends to issue a cancellation order that will allow persons other than the registrant 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. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement: Waterbury Realty, LLC and Salvatore Cascino; EPAC Superfund Site, Waterbury, CT Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: Frm 00022 Comments must be submitted by November 19, 2007. DATES: Comments should be addressed to the Regional Hearing Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region I, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (RAA), Boston, Massachusetts 02114–2023 and should refer to: The EPAC Superfund Site, U.S. EPA Docket Number 01–1007–0147. ADDRESSES: A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Sarah Meeks, Enforcement Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region I, Office of Environmental Stewardship, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (SES), Boston, MA 02114–2023, (617) 918–1438. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FRL–8484–1] PO 00000 SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement of past response costs concerning the EPAC Superfund Site in Waterbury, Connecticut with the following settling parties: Waterbury Realty, LLC and Salvatore Cascino. The settling parties agree to reimburse the Agency $175,000 in past costs payable in two installments; $87,500 to be paid not later than forty-five (45) days following the effective date of the settlement agreement; and, $87,500 to be paid not later than ninety days from the effective date of the settlement agreement. Additionally, the Settling Parties shall pay to EPA twenty-five percent (25%) of any cash payment they receive as a result of any contribution suit or claim against or settlement agreement with Great Brook Realty, Inc., for matters related to the settlement agreement. This settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114–2023. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 201 (Thursday, October 18, 2007)]
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[Pages 59088-59090]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0048; FRL-8152-2]


Amitraz; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Uses 
of Amitraz Pesticide Registrations

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 requests by the registrant to voluntarily cancel 
their registration of Amitraz-Pyriproxyfen Flea and Tick Collar for 
Dogs and Puppies 1 product containing the pesticide amitraz. 
The requests would not terminate amitraz use in or on dogs via amitraz 
impregnated dog collars or terminate the last amitraz products 
registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this 
request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless 
the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that 
would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant 
withdraws their requests 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 November 19, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0048, 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 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2004-

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0048. 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 
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 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 
available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, select ``Advanced Search,'' then ``Docket 
Search.'' Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the 
``Submit'' button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov 
website to view the docket index or access available documents. 
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 Dr., 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 
305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amaris Johnson, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-9542; fax 
number: (703) 308-7070; e-mail address: johnson.amaris@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 
registrant Virbac to cancel EPA Reg. No. 2382-170. Amitraz is used in 
dog collars to treat ticks. In a letter dated July 31, 2006, Virbac 
requested EPA cancel EPA Reg. No. 2382-170. The product registration 
identified in this notice Table 1. Specifically, Virbac requests 
cancellation of EPA Reg. No. 2382-170.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from a registrant 
to cancel one amitraz product registration. The affected product and 
the registrant making the request are identified in Tables 1-2 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 registrant requests 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 amitraz 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

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comments that warrant further review of this request, an order will be 
issued canceling the affected registration.

    Table 1.--Amitraz Product Registration with Pending Requests for
                              Cancellation
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       Registration Number           Product Name           Company
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2382-170                          Amitraz-            Virbac
                                   Pyriproxyfen Flea
                                   and Tick Collar
                                   for Dogs and
                                   Puppies 1.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit.

 Table 2. --Registrant Requesting Voluntary Cancellation and Amendments
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            EPA Company Number                Company Name and Address
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2382                                        Virbac, 3200 Meacham Blvd.,
                                             Fort Worth, TX 76137
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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 Amitraz

    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 November 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 products(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.

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 voluntary 
cancellation, the Agency proposes to allow Virbac to ship, sell and 
distribute their Amitraz-Pyriproxyfen Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs and 
Puppies 1 (EPA Reg. No. 2382-170) for 12 months after 
publication of the cancellation order.
    If the request for voluntary cancellation is granted as discussed 
in this unit, the Agency intends to issue a cancellation order that 
will allow persons other than the registrant 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 and pests.


    Dated: October 4, 2007.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E7-20440 Filed 10-17-07; 8:45 am]
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