Ethylene Oxide; Reregistration Eligibility Decision, 20661-20662 [E8-7997]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / Notices 20661 TABLE 2—REGISTRANTS REQUESTING VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION—Continued TABLE 2—REGISTRANTS REQUESTING specific disposition dates will be given VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION—Con- in the cancellation orders. Existing stocks are those stocks of tinued EPA Company no. Company Name and Address EPA Company no. Company Name and Address 059623 California Dept. of Food & Agriculture O. Office of Pesticide Consultation & analysis, 1220 N. St., Rm. 444, Sacramento, CA 95814. 072639 Pyxis Regulatory Consulting, Inc., Agent For: LT Biosyn, Inc., 4110 136th St., NW., Gig Harbor, WA 98332. 080225 Gowan Co., Agent For: Isilya Group Ltd., P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85364. 059639 Valent U.S.A. Corp., Agent For: Valent U.S.A. Corp., 1101 14th St., NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20005. III. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? 060061 Kop-Coat, Inc., 436 Seventh Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 060063 Sipcam Agro USA, Inc., 300 Colonial Parkway, Suite 230, Roswell, GA 30076. 061483 KMG-Bernuth, Inc., 10611 Harwin Dr., Houston, TX 77036–1534. 062719 Dow Agrosciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., 308/ 2E, Indianapolis, IN 46268–1054. 066222 066330 067619 067751 067760 IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request Makhteshim-Agan of North America Inc., 4515 Falls of Neuse Rd., Suite 300, Raleigh, NC 27609. Arysta Lifescience North America Corp., 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513. Clorox Professional Products Co., P.O. Box 493, Pleasanton, CA 94566– 0803. OMG Meadowfoam Oil Seed Growers, P.O. Box 4306, Salem, OR 97302. Cheminova Inc., 1700 Route 23 - Suite 300, Wayne, NJ 07470. United Phosphorus, Inc., 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 402, King Of Prussia, PA 19406. 071654 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 070506 E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co., Dupont Chemical Solutions Enterprise, P.O. Box 80402, Wilmington, DE 19880–0402. 071711 Nichino America, Inc., 4550 New Linden Hill Rd., Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Apr 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. 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 October 14, 2008. 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 any applicable unsatisfied data requirements. V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks 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 1 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, product- PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: April 2, 2008. Oscar Morales Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–7623 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2005–0302; FRL–8359–8] Ethylene Oxide; Reregistration Eligibility Decision Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide ethylene oxide (ETO). The Agency’s risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the ETO Docket. ETO is used to sterilize medical or laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, and aseptic packaging, or to reduce microbial load on musical instruments, cosmetics, whole and ground spices or other seasoning materials and artifacts, archival material or library objects. In North Carolina, ETO is also used to fumigate beehive equipment (e.g., woodenware boxes and frames) and wax or plastic combs that are contaminated with the bacteria Paenibacillus larvae, the cause of American Foulbrood Disease. EPA has E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 20662 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / Notices reviewed ETO through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Bartow, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0065; fax number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: bartow.susan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 and human health advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2005–0203. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South 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. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. Background A. What Action is the Agency Taking? Under section 4 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Apr 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 Act (FIFRA), EPA is reevaluating existing pesticides to ensure that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards. EPA has completed a RED for the pesticide, ETO under section 4(g)(2)(A) of FIFRA. ETO is used to sterilize medical or laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, and aseptic packaging, or to reduce microbial load on musical instruments, cosmetics, whole and ground spices or other seasoning materials and artifacts, archival material or library objects. In North Carolina, ETO is also used to fumigate beehive equipment (e.g., woodenware boxes and frames) and wax or plastic combs that are contaminated with the bacteria. Paenibacillus larvae, the cause of American Foulbrood Disease. EPA has determined that the database to support reregistration is substantially complete and that products containing ETO are eligible for reregistration provided the risks are mitigated in the manner described in the RED. Upon submission of any required product specific data under section 4(g)(2)(B) of FIFRA and any necessary changes to the registration and labeling (either to address concerns identified in the RED or as a result of product specific data), EPA will make a final reregistration decision under section 4(g)(2)(C) of FIFRA for products containing ETO. EPA is applying the principles of public participation to all pesticides undergoing reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The Agency’s Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment and Reregistration; Public Participation Process, published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2004, (69 FR 26819) (FRL–7357–9) explains that in conducting these programs, EPA is tailoring its public participation process to be commensurate with the level of risk, extent of use, complexity of issues, and degree of public concern associated with each pesticide. Due to its uses, risks, and other factors, ETO was reviewed through the full 6–Phase public participation process. Through this process, EPA worked extensively with stakeholders and the public to reach the regulatory decisions for ETO. The reregistration program is being conducted under congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely decisions and to involve the public. During the reregistration process, the Agency has provided ample opportunity for public comment and stakeholder input through a full 6-Phase public participation process. The Agency therefore is issuing the ETO RED without a comment period. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA, as amended, directs that, after submission of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, ‘‘the Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such active ingredient are eligible for reregistration,’’ before calling in product specific data on individual end-use products and either reregistering products or taking other ‘‘appropriate regulatory action.’’ List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: April 3, 2008. Steven Bradbury, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–7997 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1078; FRL-8359-5] Prometon; Reregistration Eligibility Decision Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide prometon. The Agency’s risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the prometon docket. Prometon is an herbicide used in industrial sites and under paved surfaces. EPA has reviewed prometon through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosanna Louie, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-0037; fax number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: louie.rosanna@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0302; FRL-8359-8]


Ethylene Oxide; Reregistration Eligibility Decision

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration 
Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide ethylene oxide (ETO). The 
Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are 
available in the ETO Docket. ETO is used to sterilize medical or 
laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, and aseptic packaging, or to 
reduce microbial load on musical instruments, cosmetics, whole and 
ground spices or other seasoning materials and artifacts, archival 
material or library objects. In North Carolina, ETO is also used to 
fumigate beehive equipment (e.g., woodenware boxes and frames) and wax 
or plastic combs that are contaminated with the bacteria Paenibacillus 
larvae, the cause of American Foulbrood Disease. EPA has

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reviewed ETO through the public participation process that the Agency 
uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and 
tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is 
ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Bartow, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0065; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: bartow.susan@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 and 
human health advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and 
members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of 
pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not 
attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by 
this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of 
this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0203. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard 
copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 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.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.

II. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    Under section 4 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is reevaluating existing pesticides to 
ensure that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards. EPA 
has completed a RED for the pesticide, ETO under section 4(g)(2)(A) of 
FIFRA. ETO is used to sterilize medical or laboratory equipment, 
pharmaceuticals, and aseptic packaging, or to reduce microbial load on 
musical instruments, cosmetics, whole and ground spices or other 
seasoning materials and artifacts, archival material or library 
objects. In North Carolina, ETO is also used to fumigate beehive 
equipment (e.g., woodenware boxes and frames) and wax or plastic combs 
that are contaminated with the bacteria.
    Paenibacillus larvae, the cause of American Foulbrood Disease. EPA 
has determined that the database to support reregistration is 
substantially complete and that products containing ETO are eligible 
for reregistration provided the risks are mitigated in the manner 
described in the RED. Upon submission of any required product specific 
data under section 4(g)(2)(B) of FIFRA and any necessary changes to the 
registration and labeling (either to address concerns identified in the 
RED or as a result of product specific data), EPA will make a final 
reregistration decision under section 4(g)(2)(C) of FIFRA for products 
containing ETO.
    EPA is applying the principles of public participation to all 
pesticides undergoing reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The 
Agency's Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment and Reregistration; Public 
Participation Process, published in the Federal Register on May 14, 
2004, (69 FR 26819) (FRL-7357-9) explains that in conducting these 
programs, EPA is tailoring its public participation process to be 
commensurate with the level of risk, extent of use, complexity of 
issues, and degree of public concern associated with each pesticide. 
Due to its uses, risks, and other factors, ETO was reviewed through the 
full 6-Phase public participation process. Through this process, EPA 
worked extensively with stakeholders and the public to reach the 
regulatory decisions for ETO.
    The reregistration program is being conducted under congressionally 
mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely 
decisions and to involve the public. During the reregistration process, 
the Agency has provided ample opportunity for public comment and 
stakeholder input through a full 6-Phase public participation process. 
The Agency therefore is issuing the ETO RED without a comment period.

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

    Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA, as amended, directs that, after 
submission of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, ``the 
Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such active 
ingredient are eligible for reregistration,'' before calling in product 
specific data on individual end-use products and either reregistering 
products or taking other ``appropriate regulatory action.''

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: April 3, 2008.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-7997 Filed 4-15-08; 8:45 am]
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