Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 73644-73648 [E8-28667]

Download as PDF 73644 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES matrices. The limit of quantitation (LOQ = 0.05 ppm) was taken as the lowest level validated by this method. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305–7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov. 2. PP 7E7428. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2005– 0097). Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR–4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.474 by raising the existing tolerance for residues of the fungicide tebuconazole (alpha-[2-(4chlorophenyl)-ethyl]-alpha-(1,1dimethylethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1ethanol) tebuconazole (alpha-[2-(4chlorophenyl)-ethyl]-alpha-(1,1dimethylethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1ethanol) in or on cherry from 4.0 to 5.0 parts per million (ppm). An enforcement method for plant commodities has been validated on various commodities. It has undergone successful EPA validation and has been submitted for inclusion in the (Pesticide Analytical Manual II (PAM II). The animal method has also been approved as an adequate enforcement method. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305–7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov. New Exemptions from an Inert Tolerance 1. PP 5E7003. (EPA–HQ–OPP–20050310). Stepan Company, 951 Bankhead Hwy., Winder, GA 30680, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.920 for residues of the Alkyl (C10C18) Dimethyl Amine Oxides (ADAOs) pre-harvest (including CAS Numbers 1643–20–5, 2571–88–2, 2605–79–0, 3332–27–2, 61788–90–7, 68955–55–5, 70592–80–2, 7128–91–8, 85408–48–6, and 85408–49–7) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations in or on all raw agricultural commodities. 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 8E7336. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0666). Goldschmidt Chemical Corporation, Degussa, 710 South Sixth Avenue, Hopewell, VA 23860, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.960 for residues of Castor oil, ethoxylated, oleate, minimum average molecular weight (in amu) 2,000 (CAS No. 220037–02–05) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations in or on all raw agricultural commodities. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. Contact: VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:59 Dec 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 Deirdre Sunderland, (703) 603–0851, sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov. 3. PP 8E7374. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0710). The Joint Inerts Task Force, Cluster Support Team 19, EPA Company Number 84949, c/o CropLife America, 1156 15th Street, NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.910 and 180.930 for residues of the Ethylene oxide adducts of 2,4,7,9tetramethyl-5-decynediol, the ethylene oxide content averages 3.5, 10, or 30 moles (CAS No. 9014–85–1) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations in or on all raw agricultural commodities. 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. 4. PP 8E7423. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0739). The Joint Inerts Task Force, Cluster Support Team 13, EPA Company Number 84949, c/o CropLife America, 1156 15th Street, NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.920 for residues of Sodium 1,4dialkyl sulfosuccinates pre-harvest including: Sodium 1,4-dihexyl sulfosuccinate (Butanedioic acid, sulfo, 1,4-bis dihexyl ester, sodium salt) (CAS No. 3006–15–3); Sodium 1,4-diisobutyl sulfosuccinate (Butanedioic acid, sulfo, 1,4-bis diisobutyl ester sodium salt) (CAS No. 127–39–9); and Sodium 1,4dipentyl sulfosuccinate (Butanedioic acid, sulfo, 1,4-bis dipentyl ester sodium salt) (CAS No. 922–80–5) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations in or on all raw agricultural commodities. 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: November 25, 2008. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–28666 Filed 12–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046; FRL–8386–9] Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agency’s receipt of several 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 January 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document, 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 Facility’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 docket ID number and the pesticide petition number of interest as shown in the body of this document. 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 E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Notices 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 at https://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at 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: A contact person is listed at the end of each pesticide petition summary and may be contacted by telephone or email. The mailing address for each contact person listed is: Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information jlentini on PROD1PC65 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). VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:59 Dec 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 • 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. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73645 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. 3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general population. II. What Action is the Agency Taking? EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 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 document contain the data or information prescribed 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 can make a final determination on these pesticide petitions. Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions that are the subject of 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. As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), (21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3)), EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained through the petition summary referenced in this unit. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 73646 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Notices New Tolerances 1. PP 8E7394. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0713). BASF Corporation, PO Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish an import tolerance for residues of the fungicide pyraclostrobin, carbamic acid, [2-[[[1-(4chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3yl]oxy]methyl]phenyl]methoxy-, methyl ester and its metabolite methyl-N-[[[1(4-chlorophenyl) pyrazol-3-yl]oxy]otolyl] carbamate (BF 500-3); expressed as parent compound] in or on coffee, bean, green at 0.5 parts per million (ppm). The method of analysis in plants is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column clean up and quantitation by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry/ mass spectrometry (LC/ MS/MS). In animals the method of analysis involves base hydrolysis, organic extraction, column clean up and quantitation by LC/MS/MS or derivatization (methylation) followed by quantitation by gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Contact: John Bazuin, 703-305-7381, bazuin.john@epa.gov. 2. PP 8E7419. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0730). Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540 proposes to establish a tolerance for the combined residues of the herbicide, endothall, 7oxabicylo[2,2,1]heptane-2,3dicarboxylic acid and its monomethyl ester in or on vegetable root, and tuber group 1 at 2 parts per million (ppm); vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2 at 3.5 ppm; vegetable, bulb, group 3-07 at 2 ppm; vegetable, leafy, except brassica, group 4 at 3.5 ppm; vegetable, brassica, leafy, group 5 at 0.1 ppm; turnip, greens at 0.1 ppm; vegetable, legume, group 6 at 3 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, group 8 at 0.05 ppm; okra at 0.05 ppm; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9 at 1.1 ppm; cilanto at 3.5ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 0.05 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 0.05 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 at 0.25 ppm; berry and small fruit group 13-07 at 0.6 ppm; small fruit vine climing subgroup, except fuzzy kiwifruit, 13-07F at 0.9 ppm; nut, tree, group 14, at 0.05 ppm; pistachio at 0.05 ppm; almond, hulls at 10 ppm; grain, cereal, group 15 at 2.5 ppm; grain, cereal, forage, fodder and hay, group 16, forage at 3.5 ppm; grain, cereal, forage, fodder and hay, group 16, hay at 5 ppm; grain, cereal, forage, fodder and hay, group 16, stover at 11 ppm; grain, cereal, forage, fodder and hay, group 16, straw at 6 ppm; grain, aspirated fractions at 24 ppm; grass, forage, fodder, and hay, group 17, forage at 3 ppm; grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, hay at 19 ppm; nongrass VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:59 Dec 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 animal feed, group 18, forage at 3.5 ppm; nongrass animal feed, group 18, hay at 8 ppm; peppermint, tops at 7 ppm; spearmint, tops at 7 ppm; and rice, grain at 1.7 ppm; and rice, straw at 4.5 ppm. An adequate method for purposes of enforcement of the proposed endothall tolerances is available. The method uses a high performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry/ mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS) system. Separation is achieved using a reversed phase column. The molecular ions formed in negative ion mode were fragmented by collision with neutral gas. The method is capable of analyzing for residues of endothall on different crop matrices. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305–7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov. 3. PP 8E7427. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0731). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ, 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance for the combined residues of the fungicide cyazofamid, 4chloro-2-cyano-N,N-dimethyl-5-(4methylphenyl)-1H-imidazole-1sulfonamide (CA) and its metabolite CCIM, 4-chloro-5-(4-methylphenyl)-1Himidazole-2-carbonitrile (CA), in or on fruiting vegetables group 8 and okra at 0.8 ppm; and establish a tolerance with regional registration, as defined in §180.1(n), for grapes - East of the Rocky Mountains at 1.5 ppm. The grape tolerance will change from the current import tolerance to a regional tolerance. Residues of cyazofamid and CCIM were extracted from 20 grams of pepper with acetonitrile. After filtration, the extract was evaporated to near dryness and reconstituted with 2% sodium sulfate. The analytes were removed by partitioning with methylene chloride. After reconstitution in 50:50 acetonitrile: water, quantitation was achieved by LC/MS/MS. The method for grapes and tomatoes was discussed in a previous Federal Register notice on May 7, 2003. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305–7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov. 4. PP 8F7352. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0733). Syngenta Crop Protection, Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide Acibenzolar S-methyl, in or on vegetable, cucurbit, group 9) at 1.0 ppm. Syngenta Analytical Method AG671A is a practical and valid method for the determination and confirmation of acibenzolar S-methyl (CGA245704) in raw agricultural commodities (RAC) and processing substrates from the tobacco, leafy (including brassica) and fruiting vegetable crop groups at a LOQ of 0.02 ppm. Based on recoveries of dry bulb onion samples fortified at the lower limit of method validation, the limit of PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 detection (LOD) and limit of quantitation (LOQ) were calculated as 0.013 and 0.040 ppm, respectively. The method involves extraction, solid phase cleanup of samples with analysis by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV) detection or confirmatory liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/)MS). The validity is demonstrated by the acceptable accuracy and precision obtained on numerous procedural recovery samples (radiovalidation and field trial sample sets), and by the extractability and accountability obtained by the analysis of weathered radioactive substrates using Analytical Method AG-671A. Contact: Tawanda Maignan, (703) 308– 8050, maignan.tawanda@epa.gov. 5. PP 8F7385. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0713). BASF Corporation, PO Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish tolerances for residues of the fungicide, pyraclostrobin, carbamic acid, [2-[[[1-(4chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3yl]oxy]methyl]phenyl]methoxy-, methyl ester and its metabolite methyl-N-[[[1(4-chlorophenyl) pyrazol-3-yl]oxy]otolyl] carbamate (BF 500-3); expressed as parent compound in or on Sorghum, forage at 5.0 ppm; Sorghum, grain at 0.5 ppm; and sorghum, stover at 0.8 ppm. The method of analysis in plants is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column clean up and quantitation by LC/MS/MS. In animals the method of analysis involves base hydrolysis, organic extraction, column clean up and quantitation by LC/MS/MS or derivatization (methylation) followed by quantitation by gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Contact: John Bazuin, (703) 305–7381, bazuin.john@epa.gov. 6. PP 8F7406. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0704). Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513, proposes to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide fluoxastrobin, (1E)-[2-[[6-(2chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4pyrimydinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-dihydro1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)methanone Omethyloxime, and its Z isomer, (1Z)-[2[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4pyrimydinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-dihydro1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)methanone Omethyloxime] in or on berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G at 1.9 ppm. Adequate analytical methodology using LC/MS/MS detection is available for enforcement purposes. Contact: John Bazuin, (703) 305–7381, bazuin.john@epa.gov. 7. PP 8F7410. (EPA–HQ–OPP–20060848). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES NC 27709, proposes to establish a tolerance for the indirect or inadvertent residues of the fungicide fenamidone (4H-imidazol-4-one,3,5-dihydro-5methyl-2-(methylthio)-5-phenyl-3(phenylamino)-,(S)-) and its metabolite RPA 717879 (2,4-imidazolidinedione, 5methyl-5-phenyl), in or on corn, field, forage at 0.50 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.02 ppm; corn, stover at 0.35 ppm; corn, sweet, forage at 0.15 ppm; corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.20 ppm; soybean, forage at 0.20 ppm; soybean, hay at 0.20 ppm; and soybean, seed at 0.02 ppm. Although residue levels approaching the proposed tolerances are unlikely, independently validated enforcement methods are available for determining residues of fenamidone and relevant metabolites. Residues are quantified by HPLC with tandem mass spectrometric detection. The method LOQ are 0.02 ppm or lower for fenamidone, and its metabolites, RPA 412636, RPA 412708, and RPA 410193 in test raw agricultural commodities and processed fractions. Contact: Rosemary Kearns, (703) 305– 5611, kearns.rosemary@epa.gov. Amendment to Existing Tolerances 1. PP 8E7427. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0731). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ, 08540, proposes to delete the existing tolerance in 40 CFR 180.601 for the combined residues of the fungicide cyazofamid, 4-chloro-2cyano-N,N-dimethyl-5-(4methylphenyl)-1H-imidazole-1sulfonamide (CA) and its metabolite CCIM, 4-chloro-5-(4-methylphenyl)-1Himidazole-2-carbonitrile (CA), in or on tomato at 0.2 ppm since the proposed fruiting vegetable crop group tolerance will replace the current tomato tolerance under ‘‘New Tolerance’’ No. 2. In addition, the grape tolerance will change from the existing import tolerance to a regional tolerance under ‘‘New Tolerance’’ No. 2. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305–7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov. 2. PP 8F7390. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0713). BASF Corporation, PO Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to increase the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.582 for residues of the fungicide pyraclostrobin, carbamic acid, [2-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl)1H-pyrazol-3yl]oxy]methyl]phenyl]methoxy-, methyl ester and its metabolite methyl-N-[[[1(4-chlorophenyl) pyrazol-3-yl]oxy]otolyl] carbamate (BF 500-3); expressed as parent compound] in or on fruit, stone, group 12 from 0.9 to 2.5 ppm. The method of analysis in plants is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column clean up and quantitation by VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:59 Dec 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 LC/MS/MS. In animals the method of analysis involves base hydrolysis, organic extraction, column clean up and quantitation by LC/MS/MS or derivatization (methylation) followed by quantitation by GC/MS. Contact: John Bazuin, (703) 305–7381, bazuin.john@epa.gov. New Exemption from Tolerance PP 8F7401. (EPA–HQ–OPP–20060993). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the herbicide florasulam, in or on turfgrass. Adequate enforcement method for the combined residues of florasulam is available to enforce the tolerance expression in or on food. The analytical method uses capillary gas chromatography and mass selective detection (GC-MSD). The LOQ of the method is 0.01 ug/g for grain and 0.05 ug/g for forage, hay and straw. A suitable GC/MSD analytical method is available for measuring florasulam in small grain commodities for enforcing the above tolerances. Contact: Dianne L. Morgan, (703) 305–6217, morgan.dianne@epa.gov. New Exemption from an Inert Tolerance 1. PP 8E7422. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0725). The Joint Inerts Task Force, Cluster Support Team 24, 1156 15th St., N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.910 and in 40 CFR 180.930 ii for residues of Sodium N-oleoyl-N-methyl taurine (CAS No. 137–20–2) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations in or on all raw agricultural commodities. 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 8E7382. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0738). The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 4 (CST 4), EPA Company Number 84940, c/o CropLife America, 1156 15th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.920 for residues of Alkyl Amine Polyalkoxylates (hereafter referred to as AAP) in or on all raw agricultural commodities when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. This tolerance expression includes the following: Section 180.920: N, N-Bis-[[alpha]ethyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2ethanediyl)] C8-C18 saturated and unsaturated alkylamines; the poly(oxy- PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73647 1,2-ethanediyl) content is 2-60 moles. Concentration in formulated pesticide end-use products not to exceed 25% by weight in herbicide products and 10% by weight in all other pesticide products. TABLE—CAS REGISTRY NO. OF ALKYL AMINE POLYETHOXYLATES AAP (POE) CAS RN Chemical Abstract Nomenclature 61790-82-7 Amines, hydrogenated tallow alkyl, ethoxylated 61791-14-8 Amines, coco alkyl, ethoxylated 61791-24-0 Amines, soya alkyl, ethoxylated 61791-26-2 Amines, tallow alkyl, ethoxylated 68155-39-5 Amines, C14-18 and C1618-unsaturated alkyl, ethoxylated 68155-33-9 Amines, C14-18-alkyl, ethoxylated 68155-40-8 Amines, C16-18 and C18unsaturated alkyl, ethoxylated 288259-52-9 Amines, C16-18-alkyl, ethoxylated 58253-49-9 Amines, oleyl derivatives, alkyl, ethoxylated 61791-31-9 Amines, coco derivatives alkyl, ethoxylated 61791-44-4 Amines, tallow derivatives alkyl, ethoxylated 25307-17-9 Amines, C18 oleyl derivatives alkyl, ethoxylated 73246-96-5 Amines, soya derivatives alkyl, ethoxylated 70955-14-5 Amines, C13-C15-derivatives alkyl, ethoxylated 26635-93-8 Amines, oleyl (9Z) oleyl derivatives alkyl, ethoxylated 26635-92-7 Amines, C18 derivatives alkyl, ethoxylated 10213-78-2 Amines, C18 derivatives alkyl, ethoxylated E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 73648 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Notices 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 January 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// TABLE—CAS REGISTRY NO. OF ALKYL www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line AMINE POLYETHOXYLATE/POLYPRO- instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs PROXYLATES AAP (POE/POP) (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Chemical Abstract NomenCAS RN clature Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. CAS RN Chemical Abstract Nomen• Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public clature Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One 68153-97-9 Amines, soya alkyl, Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. ethoxylated propoxylated Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries 68213-26-3 Amines, tallow alkyl, are only accepted during the Docket ethoxylated propoxylated Facility’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through 75601-76-2 Amines, hydrogenated tallow Friday, excluding legal holidays). alkyl, ethoxylated Special arrangements should be made propoxylated for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to tolerance, no analytical method is the docket ID number and the pesticide required. Contact: Karen Samek, 703petition number of interest as shown in 347-8825, samek.karen@epa.gov. the body of this document. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be List of Subjects included in the docket without change Environmental protection, and may be made available on-line at Agricultural commodities, Feed https://www.regulations.gov, including additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping any personal information provided, unless the comment includes requirements. information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other Dated: November 25, 2008. information whose disclosure is Lois Rossi, restricted by statute. Do not submit Director, Registration Division, Office of information that you consider to be CBI Pesticide Programs. or otherwise protected through [FR Doc. E8–28667 Filed 12–2–08; 8:45 am] regulations.gov or e-mail. The BILLING CODE 6560–50–S regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION or contact information unless you AGENCY provide it in the body of your comment. [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046; FRL–8391–3] If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide regulations.gov, your e-mail address Petitions Filed for Residues of will be automatically captured and Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various included as part of the comment that is Commodities placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an AGENCY: Environmental Protection electronic comment, EPA recommends Agency (EPA). that you include your name and other ACTION: Notice. contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Section 180.920: N,N-Bis-[[alpha]ethyl/methylethyl-[omega]hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl/ oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl))] C8-C18 saturated and unsaturated alkylamines; the poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl/oxy(methyl1,2-ethanediyl)) content is 2-60 moles. Concentration in formulated pesticide end-use products not to exceed 25% by weight in herbicide products and 10% by weight in all other pesticide products. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Dec 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 at https://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at 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. A contact person, with telephone number and e-mail address, is listed at the end of each pesticide petition summary. You may also reach each contact person by mail at: Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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). 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. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0046; FRL-8386-9]


Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed 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 Agency's receipt of several 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 January 2, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown 
in the body of this document, 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 Facility'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 docket ID number and the 
pesticide petition number of interest as shown in the body of this 
document. 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

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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 at https://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at 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: A contact person is listed at the end 
of each pesticide petition summary and may be contacted by telephone or 
e-mail. The mailing address for each contact person listed is: 
Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001.

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).
    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.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the 
Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population 
who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other 
factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human 
health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

     EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
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 document contain the data or information 
prescribed 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 can make a final determination on these 
pesticide petitions.
     Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of 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.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), (21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3)), 
EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food 
commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained 
through the petition summary referenced in this unit.

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New Tolerances

     1. PP 8E7394. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0713). BASF Corporation, PO Box 
13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish an 
import tolerance for residues of the fungicide pyraclostrobin, carbamic 
acid, [2-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-
yl]oxy]methyl]phenyl]methoxy-, methyl ester and its metabolite methyl-
N-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl) pyrazol-3-yl]oxy]o-tolyl] carbamate (BF 500-3); 
expressed as parent compound] in or on coffee, bean, green at 0.5 parts 
per million (ppm). The method of analysis in plants is aqueous organic 
solvent extraction, column clean up and quantitation by liquid 
chromatography/mass spectrometry/ mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). In 
animals the method of analysis involves base hydrolysis, organic 
extraction, column clean up and quantitation by LC/MS/MS or 
derivatization (methylation) followed by quantitation by gas 
chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Contact: John Bazuin, 703-
305-7381, bazuin.john@epa.gov.
     2.  PP 8E7419. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0730). Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 
08540 proposes to establish a tolerance for the combined residues of 
the herbicide, endothall, 7-oxabicylo[2,2,1]heptane-2,3-dicarboxylic 
acid and its monomethyl ester in or on vegetable root, and tuber group 
1 at 2 parts per million (ppm); vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, 
group 2 at 3.5 ppm; vegetable, bulb, group 3-07 at 2 ppm; vegetable, 
leafy, except brassica, group 4 at 3.5 ppm; vegetable, brassica, leafy, 
group 5 at 0.1 ppm; turnip, greens at 0.1 ppm; vegetable, legume, group 
6 at 3 ppm; vegetable, fruiting, group 8 at 0.05 ppm; okra at 0.05 ppm; 
vegetable, cucurbit, group 9 at 1.1 ppm; cilanto at 3.5ppm; fruit, 
citrus, group 10 at 0.05 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 0.05 ppm; fruit, 
stone, group 12 at 0.25 ppm; berry and small fruit group 13-07 at 0.6 
ppm; small fruit vine climing subgroup, except fuzzy kiwifruit, 13-07F 
at 0.9 ppm; nut, tree, group 14, at 0.05 ppm; pistachio at 0.05 ppm; 
almond, hulls at 10 ppm; grain, cereal, group 15 at 2.5 ppm; grain, 
cereal, forage, fodder and hay, group 16, forage at 3.5 ppm; grain, 
cereal, forage, fodder and hay, group 16, hay at 5 ppm; grain, cereal, 
forage, fodder and hay, group 16, stover at 11 ppm; grain, cereal, 
forage, fodder and hay, group 16, straw at 6 ppm; grain, aspirated 
fractions at 24 ppm; grass, forage, fodder, and hay, group 17, forage 
at 3 ppm; grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, hay at 19 ppm; 
nongrass animal feed, group 18, forage at 3.5 ppm; nongrass animal 
feed, group 18, hay at 8 ppm; peppermint, tops at 7 ppm; spearmint, 
tops at 7 ppm; and rice, grain at 1.7 ppm; and rice, straw at 4.5 ppm. 
An adequate method for purposes of enforcement of the proposed 
endothall tolerances is available. The method uses a high performance 
liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS) 
system. Separation is achieved using a reversed phase column. The 
molecular ions formed in negative ion mode were fragmented by collision 
with neutral gas. The method is capable of analyzing for residues of 
endothall on different crop matrices. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 
305-7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
     3. PP 8E7427. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0731). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, 
Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ, 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance for 
the combined residues of the fungicide cyazofamid, 4-chloro-2-cyano-
N,N-dimethyl-5-(4-methylphenyl)-1H-imidazole-1-sulfonamide (CA) and its 
metabolite CCIM, 4-chloro-5-(4-methylphenyl)-1H-imidazole-2-
carbonitrile (CA), in or on fruiting vegetables group 8 and okra at 0.8 
ppm; and establish a tolerance with regional registration, as defined 
in Sec. 180.1(n), for grapes - East of the Rocky Mountains at 1.5 ppm. 
The grape tolerance will change from the current import tolerance to a 
regional tolerance. Residues of cyazofamid and CCIM were extracted from 
20 grams of pepper with acetonitrile. After filtration, the extract was 
evaporated to near dryness and reconstituted with 2% sodium sulfate. 
The analytes were removed by partitioning with methylene chloride. 
After reconstitution in 50:50 acetonitrile: water, quantitation was 
achieved by LC/MS/MS. The method for grapes and tomatoes was discussed 
in a previous Federal Register notice on May 7, 2003. Contact: Laura 
Nollen, (703) 305-7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov.
     4. PP 8F7352. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0733). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, proposes 
to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide Acibenzolar S-
methyl, in or on vegetable, cucurbit, group 9) at 1.0 ppm. Syngenta 
Analytical Method AG-671A is a practical and valid method for the 
determination and confirmation of acibenzolar S-methyl (CGA245704) in 
raw agricultural commodities (RAC) and processing substrates from the 
tobacco, leafy (including brassica) and fruiting vegetable crop groups 
at a LOQ of 0.02 ppm. Based on recoveries of dry bulb onion samples 
fortified at the lower limit of method validation, the limit of 
detection (LOD) and limit of quantitation (LOQ) were calculated as 
0.013 and 0.040 ppm, respectively. The method involves extraction, 
solid phase cleanup of samples with analysis by high performance liquid 
chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV) detection or confirmatory 
liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/)MS). The validity is 
demonstrated by the acceptable accuracy and precision obtained on 
numerous procedural recovery samples (radiovalidation and field trial 
sample sets), and by the extractability and accountability obtained by 
the analysis of weathered radioactive substrates using Analytical 
Method AG-671A. Contact: Tawanda Maignan, (703) 308-8050, 
maignan.tawanda@epa.gov.
     5. PP 8F7385. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0713). BASF Corporation, PO Box 
13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish 
tolerances for residues of the fungicide, pyraclostrobin, carbamic 
acid, [2-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-
yl]oxy]methyl]phenyl]methoxy-, methyl ester and its metabolite methyl-
N-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl) pyrazol-3-yl]oxy]o-tolyl] carbamate (BF 500-3); 
expressed as parent compound in or on Sorghum, forage at 5.0 ppm; 
Sorghum, grain at 0.5 ppm; and sorghum, stover at 0.8 ppm. The method 
of analysis in plants is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column 
clean up and quantitation by LC/MS/MS. In animals the method of 
analysis involves base hydrolysis, organic extraction, column clean up 
and quantitation by LC/MS/MS or derivatization (methylation) followed 
by quantitation by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). 
Contact: John Bazuin, (703) 305-7381, bazuin.john@epa.gov.
     6. PP 8F7406. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0704). Arysta LifeScience North 
America, LLC, 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513, proposes 
to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide fluoxastrobin, 
(1E)-[2-[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4-pyrimydinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-
dihydro-1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)methanone O-methyloxime, and its Z isomer, 
(1Z)-[2-[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4-pyrimydinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-
dihydro-1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)methanone O-methyloxime] in or on berry, 
low growing, subgroup 13-07G at 1.9 ppm. Adequate analytical 
methodology using LC/MS/MS detection is available for enforcement 
purposes. Contact: John Bazuin, (703) 305-7381, bazuin.john@epa.gov.
     7. PP 8F7410. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0848). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. 
Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park,

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NC 27709, proposes to establish a tolerance for the indirect or 
inadvertent residues of the fungicide fenamidone (4H-imidazol-4-
one,3,5-dihydro-5-methyl-2-(methylthio)-5-phenyl-3-(phenylamino)-,(S)-) 
and its metabolite RPA 717879 (2,4-imidazolidinedione, 5-methyl-5-
phenyl), in or on corn, field, forage at 0.50 ppm; corn, field, grain 
at 0.02 ppm; corn, stover at 0.35 ppm; corn, sweet, forage at 0.15 ppm; 
corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.20 ppm; soybean, 
forage at 0.20 ppm; soybean, hay at 0.20 ppm; and soybean, seed at 0.02 
ppm. Although residue levels approaching the proposed tolerances are 
unlikely, independently validated enforcement methods are available for 
determining residues of fenamidone and relevant metabolites. Residues 
are quantified by HPLC with tandem mass spectrometric detection. The 
method LOQ are 0.02 ppm or lower for fenamidone, and its metabolites, 
RPA 412636, RPA 412708, and RPA 410193 in test raw agricultural 
commodities and processed fractions. Contact: Rosemary Kearns, (703) 
305-5611, kearns.rosemary@epa.gov.

Amendment to Existing Tolerances

     1. PP 8E7427. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0731). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, 
Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ, 08540, proposes to delete the existing 
tolerance in 40 CFR 180.601 for the combined residues of the fungicide 
cyazofamid, 4-chloro-2-cyano-N,N-dimethyl-5-(4-methylphenyl)-1H-
imidazole-1-sulfonamide (CA) and its metabolite CCIM, 4-chloro-5-(4-
methylphenyl)-1H-imidazole-2-carbonitrile (CA), in or on tomato at 0.2 
ppm since the proposed fruiting vegetable crop group tolerance will 
replace the current tomato tolerance under ``New Tolerance'' No. 2. In 
addition, the grape tolerance will change from the existing import 
tolerance to a regional tolerance under ``New Tolerance'' No. 2. 
Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov.
     2. PP 8F7390. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0713). BASF Corporation, PO Box 
13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to increase the 
tolerance in 40 CFR 180.582 for residues of the fungicide 
pyraclostrobin, carbamic acid, [2-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-
yl]oxy]methyl]phenyl]methoxy-, methyl ester and its metabolite methyl-
N-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl) pyrazol-3-yl]oxy]o-tolyl] carbamate (BF 500-3); 
expressed as parent compound] in or on fruit, stone, group 12 from 0.9 
to 2.5 ppm. The method of analysis in plants is aqueous organic solvent 
extraction, column clean up and quantitation by LC/MS/MS. In animals 
the method of analysis involves base hydrolysis, organic extraction, 
column clean up and quantitation by LC/MS/MS or derivatization 
(methylation) followed by quantitation by GC/MS. Contact: John Bazuin, 
(703) 305-7381, bazuin.john@epa.gov.

New Exemption from Tolerance

     PP 8F7401. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0993). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 
Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, proposes to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the 
herbicide florasulam, in or on turfgrass. Adequate enforcement method 
for the combined residues of florasulam is available to enforce the 
tolerance expression in or on food. The analytical method uses 
capillary gas chromatography and mass selective detection (GC-MSD). The 
LOQ of the method is 0.01 ug/g for grain and 0.05 ug/g for forage, hay 
and straw. A suitable GC/MSD analytical method is available for 
measuring florasulam in small grain commodities for enforcing the above 
tolerances. Contact: Dianne L. Morgan, (703) 305-6217, 
morgan.dianne@epa.gov.

New Exemption from an Inert Tolerance

     1. PP 8E7422. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0725). The Joint Inerts Task Force, 
Cluster Support Team 24, 1156 15th St., N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 
20005, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance in 40 CFR 180.910 and in 40 CFR 180.930 ii for residues of 
Sodium N-oleoyl-N-methyl taurine (CAS No. 137-20-2) when used as a 
pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations in or on all raw 
agricultural commodities. 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 8E7382. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0738). The Joint Inerts Task Force 
(JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 4 (CST 4), EPA Company Number 
84940, c/o CropLife America, 1156 15th Street, N.W., Suite 400, 
Washington, DC 20005, proposes to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.920 for residues of Alkyl 
Amine Polyalkoxylates (hereafter referred to as AAP) in or on all raw 
agricultural commodities when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in 
pesticide formulations. This tolerance expression includes the 
following:
    Section 180.920: N, N-Bis-[[alpha]-ethyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxy-
1,2-ethanediyl)] C8-C18 saturated and unsaturated alkylamines; the 
poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) content is 2-60 moles. Concentration in 
formulated pesticide end-use products not to exceed 25% by weight in 
herbicide products and 10% by weight in all other pesticide products.


    TABLE--CAS Registry No. of Alkyl Amine Polyethoxylates AAP (POE)
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                                                  Chemical Abstract
                   CAS RN                           Nomenclature
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61790-82-7                                  Amines, hydrogenated tallow
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
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61791-14-8                                  Amines, coco alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
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61791-24-0                                  Amines, soya alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
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61791-26-2                                  Amines, tallow alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
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68155-39-5                                  Amines, C14-18 and C16-18-
                                             unsaturated alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
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68155-33-9                                  Amines, C14-18-alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
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68155-40-8                                  Amines, C16-18 and C18-
                                             unsaturated alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
288259-52-9                                 Amines, C16-18-alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
58253-49-9                                  Amines, oleyl derivatives,
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
61791-31-9                                  Amines, coco derivatives
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
61791-44-4                                  Amines, tallow derivatives
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
25307-17-9                                  Amines, C18 oleyl
                                             derivatives alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
73246-96-5                                  Amines, soya derivatives
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
70955-14-5                                  Amines, C13-C15-derivatives
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
26635-93-8                                  Amines, oleyl (9Z) oleyl
                                             derivatives alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
26635-92-7                                  Amines, C18 derivatives
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
10213-78-2                                  Amines, C18 derivatives
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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    Section 180.920: N,N-Bis-[[alpha]-ethyl/methylethyl-[omega]-
hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl/oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl))] C8-C18 
saturated and unsaturated alkylamines; the poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl/
oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)) content is 2-60 moles. Concentration in 
formulated pesticide end-use products not to exceed 25% by weight in 
herbicide products and 10% by weight in all other pesticide products.


     Table--CAS Registry No. of Alkyl Amine Polyethoxylate/Polypro-
                        proxylates AAP (POE/POP)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Chemical Abstract
                  CAS RN                            Nomenclature
------------------------------------------------------------------------
CAS RN                                      Chemical Abstract
                                             Nomenclature
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68153-97-9                                  Amines, soya alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated propoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
68213-26-3                                  Amines, tallow alkyl,
                                             ethoxylated propoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
75601-76-2                                  Amines, hydrogenated tallow
                                             alkyl, ethoxylated
                                             propoxylated
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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: November 25, 2008.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. E8-28667 Filed 12-2-08; 8:45 am]
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