Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 31862-31864 [E8-12249]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 31862 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 4, 2008 / Notices receive the photo identification that you provided. A teleconference line will also be available for participants. The teleconference number is 866–299–3188 and the access code is 1068186199, followed by the pound sign (#). The teleconference line will be activated at 9:45 a.m., and you will be asked to identify yourself and your affiliation at the beginning of the call. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Christine Ross at 703–347–3389 or ross.christine@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Christine Ross, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public listening sessions, please contact Christine Ross, IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (8601P), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: 703–347–3389; facsimile: 703–347– 8689; or e-mail: ross.christine@epa.gov. If you have questions about the draft beryllium assessment, contact Amanda Persad, IRIS Staff, National Center for Environmental Assessment, (B243–01), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone: 919–541–9781; facsimile: 919–541–2985; or e-mail: persad.amanda@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This listening session is a new step in EPA’s revised process, announced on April 10, 2008, for development of human health assessments for inclusion on IRIS. The new process is posted on the NCEA home page under the Recent Additions menu at https://www.epa.gov/ncea. Two listening sessions are scheduled under the new IRIS process. The first is during the public review of the draft assessment that includes only qualitative discussion. The second session is during the public review of the externally peer-reviewed draft assessment; if feasible, this draft will include both qualitative and quantitation elements (i.e., a ‘‘complete draft’’). All IRIS assessments that are at the document development stage will follow the revised process, which includes the two listening sessions. However, when EPA initiated the new IRIS process, the draft assessment for beryllium had already completed document development and been through several rounds of internal review. Therefore, EPA will only hold one listening session during the public VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 review and comment period of the externally peer-reviewed draft. Dated: May 29, 2008. Rebecca Clark, Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–12478 Filed 6–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046; FRL–8365–3] Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions 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 modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046 and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// 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 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046 the assigned docket ID number and the pesticide petition number of interest. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available online at https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 https:// 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. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at https:// 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. The person listed at the end of the pesticide petition summary of interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 4, 2008 / Notices I. General Information rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 and the pesticide petition number of interest, as shown in the table. PP Number Docket ID Number PP 8E7325 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0362 PP 8E7341 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0361 PP 7F7279 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0327 PP 8F7335 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0322 PP 8F7343 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0360 PP 8E7325 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0362 PP 8E7332 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0346 PP 8E7333 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0059 PP 7F7311 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0093 III. What Action is the Agency Taking? EPA is printing notice of the filing 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 modification of regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that the pesticide petitions described in this notice 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 each of the petitions included in this notice, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket for each of the petitions is available on-line at https:// www.regulations.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31863 A. New Tolerance 1. PP 8E7325. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0362). The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide quinoxyfen, 5,7-dichloro-4-(4fluorophenoxy)quinoline in or on food commodities artichoke, globe at 1.4 parts per million (ppm); fruit, stone, group 12 at 0.70 ppm; squash, winter at 0.20 ppm; pumpkin at 0.20 ppm; and gourd, edible at 0.20 ppm. A practical analytical method is available to monitor and enforce the tolerances of quinoxyfen residues in crops. The analytical method uses a capillary gas chromatography and mass selective detection (GC-MSD) with limits of quantitation (LOQ) of <0.01. The method is adequate for collecting data and enforcing tolerances for quinoxyfen residues in/on the subject crops. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305– 7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov. 2. PP 8E7341. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0361). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance for the combined residues of the herbicide cyhalofop (cyhalofop-butyl, R-(+)-n-butyl-2-(4(4cyano-2-fluorophenoxy)phenoxy)propionate, plus cyhalofop acid, R-(+)-2-(4(4-cyano-2fluorophenoxy)-phenoxy)propionicacid) and the di-acid metabolite, (2R)-4-[4-(1carboxyethoxy)phenoxy]-3fluorobenzoic acid in or on food commodity rice, wild, grain at 0.03 ppm. An adequate analytical method is available for enforcement purposes; the method has been developed and validated to determine the residues of cyhalofop-butyl, cyhalofop (acid form) and the diacid metabolite in rice grain, straw and processed products. The method was based on capillary gas chromatography with mass selective detection. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305–7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov. 3. PP 7F7279. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0327). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide prothioconazole in or on food commodity wheat, forage at 8.0 ppm. The analytical method for determining residues of concern in plants extracts residues of prothioconazole and JAU6476-desthio and converts the prothioconazole to JAU6476-desthio and JAU6476-sulfonic acid. Following addition of internal standards the sample extracts are analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 31864 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 4, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES (LC/MS/MS). Radiovalidation and independent laboratory validation have shown that the method adequately quantifies prothioconazole residues in treated commodities. The analytical method for analysis of large animal tissues includes extraction of the residues of concern, followed by addition of an internal standard to the extract. The extract is then hydrolyzed to release conjugates, partitioned and analyzed by LC/MS/MS as prothioconazole, JAU6476-desthio and JAU6476-4-hydroxy. The method for analysis of milk eliminated the initial extraction step in the tissue method. Contact: Bryant Crowe, (703) 305–0025, crowe.bryant@epa.gov. 4. PP 8F7335. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0322). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the insecticide tebupirimphos; [O-[2-(1,1dimethylethyl)-5-pyrimidinyl] O-ethyl O-(1-methylethyl) phosphorothioate in or on food commodities corn, field, forage at 0.01 ppm; corn, field, stover at 0.01 ppm; corn, pop, forage at 0.01 ppm; corn, pop, stover at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet, forage at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet, stover at 0.01 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, pop, grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.01 ppm. Adequate validated analytical methodology is available for enforcement purposes. Contact: Marilyn Mautz, (703) 305– 6785, mautz.marilyn@epa.gov. 5. PP 8F7343. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0360). Nichino America, Inc. (NAI), 4550 New Linden Hill Rd., Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the insecticide buprofezin in or on food commodity Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A at 7.0 ppm. The proposed analytical method involves extraction, partition, clean-up and detection of residues by gas chromatography using nitrogen phosphorous detection. Contact: Melody Banks, (703) 305–5413, banks.melody@epa.gov. B. Amendment to Existing Tolerance PP 8E7325. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0362). IR-4, 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes, upon approval of the aforementioned tolerance for fruit, stone, group 12 in Unit III.A.1., to amend remove the established tolerances for the residues of the fungicide quinoxyfen, 5,7-dichloro4-(4-fluorophenoxy)quinoline in 40 CFR 180.588 (a) in or on the food commodities cherry, sweet at 0.3 parts per million (ppm) and cherry, tart at 0.3 ppm. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305–7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 C. New Exemption From Tolerance 1. PP 8E7332. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0346). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.920 for residues of the triethanolamine (TEA)(CAS Reg. No. 102–71–6) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient stabilizer at no more than 2% in pesticide formulations that are used for post-emergence treatment on small grain cereal crops before the edible parts of the plant consumed by humans are exposed. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347–8825, samek.karen@epa.gov. 2. PP 8E7333. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0059). Whitmire Micro-Gen c/o Landis International, Inc., P.O. Box 5126, Valdosta, GA 31603-5126, proposes to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.930 for residues of the potassium benzoate (CAS Reg. No. 582–25–2) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in a pesticide product when used in accordance with good agricultural practice as a preservative in pesticide formulations applied to animals. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347–8825, samek.karen@epa.gov. 3. PP 7F7311. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0093). SynTech Global LLC on behalf of BioNext sprl, Passage des deportes, 2, B5030 Gembloux, Belgium, proposes to establish amend 40 part CFR 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the calcium lactate pentahydrate (CAS Reg. No. 5743–47–5) on stored apples and pears when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations of the active ingredient Candida oleophila strain O, as a postharvest treatment to control Botrytis cinerea (grey mold) and Penicillium expansum (blue mold). Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347–8825, samek.karen@epa.gov. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: May 19, 2008. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–12249 Filed 6–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8575–7] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Science Advisory Board; Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Augmented for the Advisory on EPA’s Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and a public meeting of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Augmented for the Advisory on EPA’s Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria. The teleconference and meeting are being held to provide advice on a methodology for deriving water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life based on chemical mode of action. DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Monday, June 23, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The public meeting will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Tuesday, July 1, 2008, from 8 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The teleconference and meeting agendas will be posted on the SAB Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/sab. ADDRESSES: The public meeting of the Committee will be held in the SAB Conference Center, located at 1025 F Street, NW., Room 3705, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the teleconference call-in number and access code; or receive further information concerning the teleconference or meeting must contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Armitage may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0046; FRL-8365-3]


Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions 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 modification of regulations 
for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 7, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0046 and the pesticide petition number (PP) 
of interest, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal:  https://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 EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0046 the 
assigned docket ID number and the pesticide petition number of 
interest. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
https://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 
https://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. Publicly available docket materials are available 
electronically at https://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: The person listed at the end of the 
pesticide petition summary of interest.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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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 and the 
pesticide petition number of interest, as shown in the table.


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                 PP Number                        Docket ID Number
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PP 8E7325                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0362
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PP 8E7341                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0361
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PP 7F7279                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0327
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PP 8F7335                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0322
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PP 8F7343                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0360
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PP 8E7325                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0362
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PP 8E7332                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0346
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PP 8E7333                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0059
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PP 7F7311                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0093
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III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA is printing notice of the filing 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 modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in 
or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that the pesticide 
petitions described in this notice 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 each of the petitions 
included in this notice, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a 
docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket for each of the 
petitions is available on-line at https://www.regulations.gov.

A. New Tolerance

     1. PP 8E7325. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0362). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide 
quinoxyfen, 5,7-dichloro-4-(4-fluorophenoxy)quinoline in or on food 
commodities artichoke, globe at 1.4 parts per million (ppm); fruit, 
stone, group 12 at 0.70 ppm; squash, winter at 0.20 ppm; pumpkin at 
0.20 ppm; and gourd, edible at 0.20 ppm. A practical analytical method 
is available to monitor and enforce the tolerances of quinoxyfen 
residues in crops. The analytical method uses a capillary gas 
chromatography and mass selective detection (GC-MSD) with limits of 
quantitation (LOQ) of <0.01. The method is adequate for collecting data 
and enforcing tolerances for quinoxyfen residues in/on the subject 
crops. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
     2. PP 8E7341. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0361). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, 
Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance for 
the combined residues of the herbicide cyhalofop (cyhalofop-butyl, R-
(+)-n-butyl-2-(4(4-cyano-2-fluorophenoxy)-phenoxy)propionate, plus 
cyhalofop acid, R-(+)-2-(4(4-cyano-2-fluorophenoxy)-
phenoxy)propionicacid) and the di-acid metabolite, (2R)-4-[4-(1-
carboxyethoxy)phenoxy]-3-fluorobenzoic acid in or on food commodity 
rice, wild, grain at 0.03 ppm. An adequate analytical method is 
available for enforcement purposes; the method has been developed and 
validated to determine the residues of cyhalofop-butyl, cyhalofop (acid 
form) and the diacid metabolite in rice grain, straw and processed 
products. The method was based on capillary gas chromatography with 
mass selective detection. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305-7610, 
jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
     3. PP 7F7279. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0327). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 
12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes 
to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide prothioconazole 
in or on food commodity wheat, forage at 8.0 ppm. The analytical method 
for determining residues of concern in plants extracts residues of 
prothioconazole and JAU6476-desthio and converts the prothioconazole to 
JAU6476-desthio and JAU6476-sulfonic acid. Following addition of 
internal standards the sample extracts are analyzed by liquid 
chromatography/mass spectrometry

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(LC/MS/MS). Radiovalidation and independent laboratory validation have 
shown that the method adequately quantifies prothioconazole residues in 
treated commodities. The analytical method for analysis of large animal 
tissues includes extraction of the residues of concern, followed by 
addition of an internal standard to the extract. The extract is then 
hydrolyzed to release conjugates, partitioned and analyzed by LC/MS/MS 
as prothioconazole, JAU6476-desthio and JAU6476-4-hydroxy. The method 
for analysis of milk eliminated the initial extraction step in the 
tissue method. Contact: Bryant Crowe, (703) 305-0025, 
crowe.bryant@epa.gov.
     4. PP 8F7335. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0322). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 
12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes 
to establish a tolerance for residues of the insecticide tebupirimphos; 
[O-[2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-5-pyrimidinyl] O-ethyl O-(1-methylethyl) 
phosphorothioate in or on food commodities corn, field, forage at 0.01 
ppm; corn, field, stover at 0.01 ppm; corn, pop, forage at 0.01 ppm; 
corn, pop, stover at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet, forage at 0.01 ppm; corn, 
sweet, stover at 0.01 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, pop, 
grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 
0.01 ppm. Adequate validated analytical methodology is available for 
enforcement purposes. Contact: Marilyn Mautz, (703) 305-6785, 
mautz.marilyn@epa.gov.
     5. PP 8F7343. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0360). Nichino America, Inc. (NAI), 
4550 New Linden Hill Rd., Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808, proposes to 
establish a tolerance for residues of the insecticide buprofezin in or 
on food commodity Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A at 7.0 ppm. The 
proposed analytical method involves extraction, partition, clean-up and 
detection of residues by gas chromatography using nitrogen phosphorous 
detection. Contact: Melody Banks, (703) 305-5413, banks.melody@epa.gov.

B. Amendment to Existing Tolerance

     PP 8E7325. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0362). IR-4, 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes, upon approval of the 
aforementioned tolerance for fruit, stone, group 12 in Unit III.A.1., 
to amend remove the established tolerances for the residues of the 
fungicide quinoxyfen, 5,7-dichloro-4-(4-fluorophenoxy)quinoline in 40 
CFR 180.588 (a) in or on the food commodities cherry, sweet at 0.3 
parts per million (ppm) and cherry, tart at 0.3 ppm. Contact: Sidney 
Jackson, (703) 305-7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov.

C. New Exemption From Tolerance

     1. PP 8E7332. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0346). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 
12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes 
to establish amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from 
the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.920 for residues of the 
triethanolamine (TEA)(CAS Reg. No. 102-71-6) when used as a pesticide 
inert ingredient stabilizer at no more than 2% in pesticide 
formulations that are used for post-emergence treatment on small grain 
cereal crops before the edible parts of the plant consumed by humans 
are exposed. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from 
the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. 
Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347-8825, samek.karen@epa.gov.
     2. PP 8E7333. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0059). Whitmire Micro-Gen c/o 
Landis International, Inc., P.O. Box 5126, Valdosta, GA 31603-5126, 
proposes to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.930 for residues of the 
potassium benzoate (CAS Reg. No. 582-25-2) when used as a pesticide 
inert ingredient in a pesticide product when used in accordance with 
good agricultural practice as a preservative in pesticide formulations 
applied to animals. Because this petition is a request for an exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. 
Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347-8825, samek.karen@epa.gov.
     3. PP 7F7311. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0093). SynTech Global LLC on behalf 
of BioNext sprl, Passage des deportes, 2, B-5030 Gembloux, Belgium, 
proposes to establish amend 40 part CFR 180 by establishing an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the 
calcium lactate pentahydrate (CAS Reg. No. 5743-47-5) on stored apples 
and pears when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide 
formulations of the active ingredient Candida oleophila strain O, as a 
post-harvest treatment to control Botrytis cinerea (grey mold) and 
Penicillium expansum (blue mold). Because this petition is a request 
for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical 
method is required. Contact: Karen Samek, (703) 347-8825, 
samek.karen@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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


    Dated: May 19, 2008.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-12249 Filed 6-3-08; 8:45 am]
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