Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 39289-39291 [E8-15334]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 9, 2008 / Notices docket but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the EPA Docket Center. B. How and To Whom Do I Submit Comments? jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further information on the substance of your comment. Any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. 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. Use of the www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. The electronic public docket system is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s electronic mail (e-mail) system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the Docket without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address is automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. Dated: July 2, 2008. Richard B. Ossias, Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. E8–15578 Filed 7–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jul 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046; FRL–8371–2] 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 August 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number 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 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39289 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: 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). E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 39290 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 9, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jul 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 8E7353 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0478 PP 8E7355 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0474 PP 8E7359 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0481 PP 8E7364 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0475 PP 7F7295 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0490 PP 1F6299 EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–00275 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. New Tolerances 1. PP 1F6299. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0275). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W., Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the herbicide iodosulfuronmethyl-sodium, methyl 4-iodo-2-[3-(4methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)ureidosulfonyl]benzoate, sodium salt, in or on food commodities wheat, grain at 0.02 parts per million (ppm); wheat, forage at 0.06 ppm; wheat, straw at 0.05 ppm; and wheat, hay at 0.05 ppm. An enforcement procedure is available whereby extractable residues of iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium and AE F075736 are removed from crops by blending with acetonitrile. After blending, the extract is filtered, reduced in volume and partitioned with hexane PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to remove oils. The partially cleaned-up extract is evaporated to dryness under reduced pressure; dissolved in dichloromethane and further cleaned-up on a series of solid phase extraction columns, first, silica gel, then Bond Elut(tm) ENV, and finally on polyamide 6S. The extract is again concentrated to dryness and reconstituted in either 70/ 30 deionized water/acetonitrile for analysis by high pressure liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS), or in 50/50 deionized water/acetonitrile for analysis by HPLC/ ultraviolet (HPLC/UV). Contact: Hope Johnson, telephone number: (703) 305– 5410; e-mail address: johnson.hope@epa.gov. 2. PP 7F7295. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0490). Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide fludioxonil, 4(2, 2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1Hpyrrole-3-carbonitrile, in or on food commodity raisins at 1.9 ppm. Syngenta has developed and validated analytical methodology for enforcement purposes. This method (Syngenta Crop Protection Method AG-597B) has passed an Agency petition method validation for several commodities, and is currently the enforcement method for fludioxonil. This method has also been forwarded to the Food and Drug Administration for inclusion into PAM II. An extensive database of method validation data using this method on various crop commodities is available. Contact: Lisa Jones, telephone number: (703) 308– 9424; e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov. Amendment to Existing Tolerance 1. PP 8E7353. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0478). Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.518 for residues of the fungicide pyrimethanil, 4,6-dimethyl-Nphenyl-2-pyrimidinamine, in or on food commodities revising the existing tolerance for the fruit, stone, group 12, except cherry at 3.0 ppm to fruit, stone, group 12 at 10 ppm; and revising the tolerance designation for fruit, citrus, group 10 (postharvest) at 10 ppm by excluding lemons to read fruit, citrus, group 10, except lemons (postharvest) at 10 ppm. Also, adding a separate tolerance for lemon at 11.0 ppm. The plant metabolism studies indicated that analysis for the parent compound, pyrimethanil was sufficient to enable the assessment of the relevant residues in crop commodities. For the stone fruit group, peaches, plums, and sweet cherries were analyzed as representative E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 9, 2008 / Notices crops. For peaches, plums, and sweet cherries pyrimethanil was extracted by homogenization with acetone, the extract acidified and washed with hexane and basified to enable solvent partition (ethyl acetate and hexane). Final clean-up was by silica SPE, with determination by gas chromatography with mass selective detection. The validated sensitivity of the method is 0.05 ppm for pyrimethanil, which allows for the detection and measurement of residues in or on stone fruits at or above the proposed tolerance level. Contact: Susan Stanton, telephone number: (703) 305–5218; e-mail address:stanton.susan@epa.gov. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES New Exemption from Tolerances 1. PP 8E7355. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0474). Huntsman, 10003 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380; Dow AgroSciences L.L.C., 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268; Nufarm Americas Inc., 150 Harvester Drive Suite 220, Burr Ridge, Illinois, 60527; BASF, 26 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; Stepan Company, 22 W. Frontage Road, Northfield, IL 60093; Loveland Products Inc., PO Box 1286, Greeley, CO 80632; and Rhodia Inc., CN 1500, Cranbury, New Jersey, 08512, proposes to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.920 for residues of ethylene glycol (CAS 107– 21–1), diethylene glycol (CAS 111–46– 6), diethylene glycol monoethyl ether (CAS 111–90–0), and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether (CAS 112–34–5) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient as a solvent, stabilizer and/or antifreeze within pesticide formulations/products. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. Contact: Karen Samek, telephone number: (703) 347–8825; e– mail address: samek.karen@epa.gov. 2. PP 8E7359. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0481). Dow AgroSciences, LLC; 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, proposes to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jul 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.910 for residues of N,N′ethylenebis[N-(carboxymethyl)]glycine compound with 1,1′1′′-nitrilotripropan2-ol (EDTA–TIPA)(CAS Reg. No. 67952– 36–7) which is a salt comprised of triisopropanolamine (TIPA) (CAS Reg. No. 122–20–3) and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) (CAS Reg. No. 60–00–4) when used as, but not limited to a sequestering or chelating agent as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations with limits: up to 5% of pesticide formulation. Per the EPA 2004 Memorandum on EDTA Tolerance Reassessment, EDTA and two other EDTA salts have already been exempted from tolerance under 40 CFR 180.910. It is also requested that the EDTA–TIPA salt be added to the approximately 20 or more EDTA compounds already approved for non– food pesticide applications. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance without numerical limitations, no analytical method is required. Contact: Karen Samek, telephone number: (703) 347–8825; e-mail address: samek.karen@epa.gov. 3. PP 8E7364. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0475). Celanese Ltd., 1601 West LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75234, proposes to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.960 for residues of acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1oxo-2-propene-1-yl) amino]-1peropanesulfonate (1:1), hydrolyzed (CAS Reg. No. 924892–37–5) in or on food commodities when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance without numerical limitations, no analytical method is required. Contact: Karen Samek, telephone number: (703) 347– 8825; e-mail address: samek.karen@epa.gov. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39291 additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: June 27, 2008. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–15334 Filed 7–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0489; FRL–8372–1] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agency is issuing this notice to cancel a September 9 - 11, 2008 meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel. The meeting was announced in the Federal Register of June 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Bailey, Designated Federal Official, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2045; fax number: (202) 564-8382; e-mail address: bailey.joseph@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The September 9 - 11, 2008 meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA) to consider and review an evaluation of the common mechanism of action of pyrethroid pesticides has been cancelled. The meeting was originally announced in the Federal Register of June 18, 2008 (73 FR 34736) (FRL–8369–1). For further information, please contact the Designated Federal Official listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0046; FRL-8371-2]


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 August 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number 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 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:

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).

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    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 8E7353                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0478
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PP 8E7355                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0474
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PP 8E7359                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0481
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PP 8E7364                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0475
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PP 7F7295                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0490
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PP 1F6299                                   EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-00275
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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.

New Tolerances

    1. PP 1F6299. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0275). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W., 
Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 
proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the herbicide 
iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, methyl 4-iodo-2-[3-(4-methoxy-6-methyl-
1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-ureidosulfonyl]benzoate, sodium salt, in or on food 
commodities wheat, grain at 0.02 parts per million (ppm); wheat, forage 
at 0.06 ppm; wheat, straw at 0.05 ppm; and wheat, hay at 0.05 ppm. An 
enforcement procedure is available whereby extractable residues of 
iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium and AE F075736 are removed from crops by 
blending with acetonitrile. After blending, the extract is filtered, 
reduced in volume and partitioned with hexane to remove oils. The 
partially cleaned-up extract is evaporated to dryness under reduced 
pressure; dissolved in dichloromethane and further cleaned-up on a 
series of solid phase extraction columns, first, silica gel, then Bond 
Elut(tm) ENV, and finally on polyamide 6S. The extract is 
again concentrated to dryness and reconstituted in either 70/30 
deionized water/acetonitrile for analysis by high pressure liquid 
chromatography/mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS), or in 50/50 deionized 
water/acetonitrile for analysis by HPLC/ultraviolet (HPLC/UV). Contact: 
Hope Johnson, telephone number: (703) 305-5410; e-mail address: 
johnson.hope@epa.gov.
    2. PP 7F7295. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0490). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409, proposes to establish a 
tolerance for residues of the fungicide fludioxonil, 4-(2, 2-difluoro-
1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile, in or on food 
commodity raisins at 1.9 ppm. Syngenta has developed and validated 
analytical methodology for enforcement purposes. This method (Syngenta 
Crop Protection Method AG-597B) has passed an Agency petition method 
validation for several commodities, and is currently the enforcement 
method for fludioxonil. This method has also been forwarded to the Food 
and Drug Administration for inclusion into PAM II. An extensive 
database of method validation data using this method on various crop 
commodities is available. Contact: Lisa Jones, telephone number: (703) 
308-9424; e-mail address: jones.lisa@epa.gov.

Amendment to Existing Tolerance

     1. PP 8E7353. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0478). Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 
08540, proposes to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.518 for residues 
of the fungicide pyrimethanil, 4,6-dimethyl-N-phenyl-2-pyrimidinamine, 
in or on food commodities revising the existing tolerance for the 
fruit, stone, group 12, except cherry at 3.0 ppm to fruit, stone, group 
12 at 10 ppm; and revising the tolerance designation for fruit, citrus, 
group 10 (postharvest) at 10 ppm by excluding lemons to read fruit, 
citrus, group 10, except lemons (postharvest) at 10 ppm. Also, adding a 
separate tolerance for lemon at 11.0 ppm. The plant metabolism studies 
indicated that analysis for the parent compound, pyrimethanil was 
sufficient to enable the assessment of the relevant residues in crop 
commodities. For the stone fruit group, peaches, plums, and sweet 
cherries were analyzed as representative

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crops. For peaches, plums, and sweet cherries pyrimethanil was 
extracted by homogenization with acetone, the extract acidified and 
washed with hexane and basified to enable solvent partition (ethyl 
acetate and hexane). Final clean-up was by silica SPE, with 
determination by gas chromatography with mass selective detection. The 
validated sensitivity of the method is 0.05 ppm for pyrimethanil, which 
allows for the detection and measurement of residues in or on stone 
fruits at or above the proposed tolerance level. Contact: Susan 
Stanton, telephone number: (703) 305-5218; e-mail 
address:stanton.susan@epa.gov.

New Exemption from Tolerances

    1. PP 8E7355. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0474). Huntsman, 10003 Woodloch 
Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380; Dow AgroSciences L.L.C., 9330 
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268; Nufarm Americas Inc., 150 
Harvester Drive Suite 220, Burr Ridge, Illinois, 60527; BASF, 26 Davis 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; Stepan Company, 22 W. Frontage 
Road, Northfield, IL 60093; Loveland Products Inc., PO Box 1286, 
Greeley, CO 80632; and Rhodia Inc., CN 1500, Cranbury, New Jersey, 
08512, proposes to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption 
from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.920 for residues 
of ethylene glycol (CAS 107-21-1), diethylene glycol (CAS 111-46-6), 
diethylene glycol monoethyl ether (CAS 111-90-0), and diethylene glycol 
monobutyl ether (CAS 112-34-5) when used as a pesticide inert 
ingredient as a solvent, stabilizer and/or antifreeze within pesticide 
formulations/products. Because this petition is a request for an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is 
required. Contact: Karen Samek, telephone number: (703) 347-8825; e-
mail address: samek.karen@epa.gov.
    2. PP 8E7359. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0481). Dow AgroSciences, LLC; 9330 
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, proposes to amend 40 CFR part 
180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
under 40 CFR 180.910 for residues of N,N'-ethylenebis[N-
(carboxymethyl)]glycine compound with 1,1'1''-nitrilotripropan-2-ol 
(EDTA-TIPA)(CAS Reg. No. 67952-36-7) which is a salt comprised of 
triisopropanolamine (TIPA) (CAS Reg. No. 122-20-3) and 
ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) (CAS Reg. No. 60-00-4) when used 
as, but not limited to a sequestering or chelating agent as an inert 
ingredient in pesticide formulations with limits: up to 5% of pesticide 
formulation. Per the EPA 2004 Memorandum on EDTA Tolerance 
Reassessment, EDTA and two other EDTA salts have already been exempted 
from tolerance under 40 CFR 180.910. It is also requested that the 
EDTA-TIPA salt be added to the approximately 20 or more EDTA compounds 
already approved for non-food pesticide applications. Because this 
petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance without numerical limitations, no analytical method is 
required. Contact: Karen Samek, telephone number: (703) 347-8825; e-
mail address: samek.karen@epa.gov.
    3. PP 8E7364. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0475). Celanese Ltd., 1601 West LBJ 
Freeway, Dallas, TX 75234, proposes to amend 40 CFR part 180 by 
establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 
CFR 180.960 for residues of acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with 
sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propene-1-yl) amino]-1-peropanesulfonate 
(1:1), hydrolyzed (CAS Reg. No. 924892-37-5) in or on food commodities 
when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. 
Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance without numerical limitations, no analytical 
method is required. Contact: Karen Samek, telephone number: (703) 347-
8825; e-mail address: samek.karen@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: June 27, 2008.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-15334 Filed 7-8-08; 8:45 am]
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