Rodenticides; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel 22 Rodenticide Registrations, 79104-79107 [E8-30495]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 79104 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices registration reviews of these pesticides. The Agency identifies in each docket the areas where public comment is specifically requested, though comment in any area is welcome. 2. Other related information. More information on these cases, including the active ingredients for each case, may be located in the registration review schedule on the Agency’s website at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/ registration_review/schedule.htm. Information on the Agency’s registration review program and its implementing regulation may be seen at http://www. epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review. 3. Information submission requirements. Anyone may submit data or information in response to this document. To be considered during a pesticide’s registration review, the submitted data or information must meet the following requirements: • To ensure that EPA will consider data or information submitted, interested persons must submit the data or information during the comment period. The Agency may, at its discretion, consider data or information submitted at a later date. • The data or information submitted must be presented in a legible and useable form. For example, an English translation must accompany any material that is not in English and a written transcript must accompany any information submitted as an audiographic or videographic record. Written material may be submitted in paper or electronic form. • Submitters must clearly identify the source of any submitted data or information. • Submitters may request the Agency to reconsider data or information that the Agency rejected in a previous review. However, submitters must explain why they believe the Agency should reconsider the data or information in the pesticide’s registration review. • As provided in 40 CFR 155.58, the registration review docket for each pesticide case will remain publicly accessible through the duration of the registration review process; that is, until all actions required in the final decision on the registration review case have been completed. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: December 12, 2008. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–30497 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0955; FRL–8394–5] Rodenticides; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel 22 Rodenticide Registrations AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel the registrations of 22 rodenticide products containing the active ingredients bromadiolone, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, difenacoum, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide. The request would terminate the 22 rodenticide products listed in Table 1. EPA intends to grant these requests with an effective date of June 4, 2011 at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request or unless a registrant withdraws its request within this period. If EPA grants the cancellation requests as anticipated, any sale or distribution of products listed in this notice after June 4, 2011 will be permitted only if such sale or distribution, is consistent with the terms as described in the final order. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0955, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305– 5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006– 0955. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The Federal 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 email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then ‘‘Docket Search.’’ Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the ‘‘Submit’’ button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov web site to view the docket index or access available documents. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g. CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rusty Wasem, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 305– 6979; fax number: (703) 308–7070; email address: wasem.russell@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to: i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number. iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes. iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced. vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats. viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. II. Background on the Receipt of Requests to Cancel Registrations This notice announces receipt by EPA of written requests from ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc., Bacon Products Company Inc., Bell Laboratories Inc., Kittrich Corporation, Motomco Limited, Scimetrics Limited Corporation, Value Gardens Supply LLC, and Woodstream Corporation, registrants of rodenticide products, to cancel the product registrations listed in Table 1. Diphacinone (and its sodium salts), and warfarin (and its sodium salts) are first generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Bromadiolone and difenacoum are second generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Bromethalin, cholecalciferol and zinc phosphide are non-anticoagulant rodenticides. These requests will result in the termination of the listed rodenticide products registered in the United States. The received cancellation requests do not represent the termination of all rodenticide products containing the active ingredients diphacinone, warfarin, bromadiolone, difenacoum, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, and zinc phosphide. Many of the rodenticide registrants requesting product cancellations as well as other PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79105 rodenticide registrants not requesting product cancellations have informed the Agency they intend to submit amended labels for rodenticide products incorporating all of the risk mitigation measures required by the Risk Mitigation Decision for Ten Rodenticides of 2008. Unless comments are received to the contrary, the Agency intends to make the cancellation effective June 4, 2011, and to allow the requesting registrants to continue to produce, sell and distribute these rodenticide products through the cancellation date of June 4, 2011. EPA intends to allow persons other than the registrant to distribute, sell and use existing stocks of the cancelled products after June 4, 2011 until depleted. III. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces receipt by EPA of requests from registrants to cancel specific rodenticide products registrations. The affected products and the registrants making the request are identified in Table 1 and Table 2 of this unit. Under section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA, registrants may request, at any time, that their pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more pesticide uses. Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30–day public comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use termination. In addition, section 6(f)(1)(C) of FIFRA requires that EPA provide a 180–day comment period on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any minor agricultural use before granting the request, unless: 1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or 2. The Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment. EPA will provide a 180–day comment period on the proposed cancellation requests. Unless the request is withdrawn by the registrant within 180 days of publication of this notice, or if the Agency determines that there are substantive comments that warrant further review of this request, an order will be issued canceling the affected registrations E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 79106 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices TABLE 1—RODENTICIDE PRODUCT REGISTRATIONS WITH PENDING REQUESTS FOR CANCELLATION Registration No. Name Company Name Cholecalciferol (PC Code 202901) 3240-28 Rampage Mouse Seed Motomco Ltd. 3240-42 Rampage Rat & Mouse Bait Motomco Ltd. 12455-57 Quintox Mouse Seed Bell Laboratories, Inc. Bromadiolone (PC Code 112001) 12455-68 Contrac Mouse Bait Station Bell Laboratories, Inc. 12455-103 Contrac Bait Trays Bell Laboratories, Inc. 12455-104 Contract Mouse Control Kit Bell Laboratories, Inc. Bromethalin (PC Code 112802) 12455-100 Fastrac Mouse Seed PLACE PAC Bell Laboratories, Inc. 47629-10 Bromethalin Manufacturing Concentrate Woodstream Corp. Diphacinone (PC Code 067701) 3487-26 Eagles-14 Diphacinone Rat Bait Bacon Products Company, Inc. 11885-12 Master Mix Blue Death-D Rat & Mouse Bait Adm Alliance Nutrition, Inc. 11885-15 Master Mix Blue Death-D Rat & Mouse Bait Hide-APack ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. 12455-67 Ditrac Mouse Bait Station Bell Laboratories, Inc. Diphacinone, sodium salt (PC Code 067705) 3240-17 Motomco Water Soluble Diphacinone Rodenticide Concentrate Ki Motomco Ltd. Warfarin (PC Code 086002) 3487-19 Eagles-7 Rat Bait Bacon Products Company, Inc. 5887-51 Black Leaf Warf Pellets Value Gardens Supply, LLC 5887-98 Black Leaf Warf Pellets Mouse Killer Value Gardens Supply, LLC 12455-15 Warfarin Rat and Mouse Bait Bell Laboratories, Inc. 62577-7 Echols Mouse & Rat Pellets Kittrich Corp. 72500-7 Kaput Mouse Blocks Scimetrics, Ltd. Corp. Warfarin, sodium salt (PC Code 086003) 12455-22 Liqua-Tox Liquid Concentrate Bell Laboratories, Inc. Zinc phosphide (PC Code 088601) ZP Rodent Bait Place Pac Bell Laboratories, Inc. 12455-85 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 12455-59 Mole and Gopher Bait Bell Laboratories, Inc. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:52 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for the registrants of the products listed in Table 1. TABLE 2—REGISTRANTS REQUESTING VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION EPA Company No. 3240 Company name and address Motomco Ltd. 3699 Kinsman Blvd. Madison, WI 53704 12455 Bell Laboratories 3699 Kinsman Blvd. Madison, WI 53704 47629 Woodstream Corp. 69 N. Locust St. PO Box 324 Lititz, PA 17543 3487 Bacon Products Corp. PO Box 22187 Chattanooga, TN 37422 ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. PO Box C1 Quincy, IL 62305 5887 Value Gardens Supply LLC 9100 W. Bloomington Fwy. Ste. 113 Bloomington, MN 55431 62577 Kittrich Corp. 4940 Top Line Dr. Dallas, TX 75247 72500 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 11185 Scimetrics Ltd. Corp. C/O Regwest Co. LLC 30856 Rocky Rd. Greeley, CO 80631 IV. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:52 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 79107 pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such a request. Dated: December 15, 2008. Steven Bradbury, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–30495 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request and Considerations for Reregistration of Rodenticides Notice of Agreements Filed Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked before June 22, 2009. This written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only to the applicable FIFRA section 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. If the products have been subject to a previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier cancellation action are controlling. VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. If the request for voluntary cancellation is granted as discussed above, the Agency intends to issue a cancellation order that will allow persons other than the registrant to continue to sell and/or use existing stocks of cancelled products until such stocks are exhausted, provided that such use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled product. The order will specifically prohibit any use of existing stocks that is not consistent with such previously approved labeling. If, as the Agency currently intends, the final cancellation order contains the existing stocks provision just described, the order will be sent only to the affected registrants of the cancelled products. If the Agency determines that the final cancellation order should contain existing stocks provisions different than the ones just described, the Agency will publish the cancellation order in the Federal Register. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 6560–50–S FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within ten days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s Web site (http://www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202) 523– 5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 011075–070. Title: Central America Discussion Agreement. Parties: APL Co. PTE Ltd.; Crowley Liner Services, Inc.; Dole Ocean Cargo Express; Great White Fleet; King Ocean Services Limited; and Seaboard Marine, Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Sher & Blackwell LLP; 1850 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The amendment adds a new section authorizing the exchange of certain trade data including economic forecasts; past, present, and future trade conditions; and revenues, costs, and profits and losses. Agreement No.: 011075–071. Title: Central America Discussion Agreement. Parties: APL Co. PTE Ltd.; Crowley Liner Services, Inc.; Dole Ocean Cargo Express; Great White Fleet; King Ocean Services Limited; and Seaboard Marine, Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Sher & Blackwell LLP; 1850 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The amendment adds authority for the parties to enter into contracts with vendors for services, including the collection of charges. Agreement No.: 012060. Title: CSAV/NYK Peru Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. and Nippon Yusen Kaisha. Filing Party: Michael B. Holt, Esq.; Vice President & General Counsel; NYK Line (North America), Inc.; 300 Lighting Way 5th Floor, Secaucus, NJ 07094. Synopsis: The agreement authorizes CSAV to charter space vessels to NYK in the trade from Newark, NJ, Baltimore, MD, and Miami, FL to ports in Peru. E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 24, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0955; FRL-8394-5]


Rodenticides; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel 
22 Rodenticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a 
notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel 
the registrations of 22 rodenticide products containing the active 
ingredients bromadiolone, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, difenacoum, 
diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and 
zinc phosphide. The request would terminate the 22 rodenticide products 
listed in Table 1. EPA intends to grant these requests with an 
effective date of June 4, 2011 at the close of the comment period for 
this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments 
within the comment period that would merit its further review of the 
request or unless a registrant withdraws its request within this 
period. If EPA grants the cancellation requests as anticipated, any 
sale or distribution of products listed in this notice after June 4, 
2011 will be permitted only if such sale or distribution, is consistent 
with the terms as described in the final order.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 22, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0955, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 
4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The 
Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2006-0955. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The Federal regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' 
system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through 
regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and 
included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made 
available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA 
recommends that you include your name and other contact information in 
the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot 
contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your 
comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, 
any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, select ``Advanced Search,'' then ``Docket 
Search.'' Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the 
``Submit'' button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov web 
site to view the docket index or access available documents. Although 
listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g. 
CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 
Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on 
the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either in the

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electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available 
in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One 
Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. 
The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket 
telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rusty Wasem, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6979; fax 
number: (703) 308-7070; e-mail address: wasem.russell@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human 
health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide 
users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, 
or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

     1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
     ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. Background on the Receipt of Requests to Cancel Registrations

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of written requests from ADM 
Alliance Nutrition Inc., Bacon Products Company Inc., Bell Laboratories 
Inc., Kittrich Corporation, Motomco Limited, Scimetrics Limited 
Corporation, Value Gardens Supply LLC, and Woodstream Corporation, 
registrants of rodenticide products, to cancel the product 
registrations listed in Table 1. Diphacinone (and its sodium salts), 
and warfarin (and its sodium salts) are first generation anticoagulant 
rodenticides. Bromadiolone and difenacoum are second generation 
anticoagulant rodenticides. Bromethalin, cholecalciferol and zinc 
phosphide are non-anticoagulant rodenticides. These requests will 
result in the termination of the listed rodenticide products registered 
in the United States. The received cancellation requests do not 
represent the termination of all rodenticide products containing the 
active ingredients diphacinone, warfarin, bromadiolone, difenacoum, 
bromethalin, cholecalciferol, and zinc phosphide. Many of the 
rodenticide registrants requesting product cancellations as well as 
other rodenticide registrants not requesting product cancellations have 
informed the Agency they intend to submit amended labels for 
rodenticide products incorporating all of the risk mitigation measures 
required by the Risk Mitigation Decision for Ten Rodenticides of 2008.
    Unless comments are received to the contrary, the Agency intends to 
make the cancellation effective June 4, 2011, and to allow the 
requesting registrants to continue to produce, sell and distribute 
these rodenticide products through the cancellation date of June 4, 
2011. EPA intends to allow persons other than the registrant to 
distribute, sell and use existing stocks of the cancelled products 
after June 4, 2011 until depleted.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of requests from registrants 
to cancel specific rodenticide products registrations. The affected 
products and the registrants making the request are identified in Table 
1 and Table 2 of this unit.
    Under section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA, registrants may request, at any 
time, that their pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to 
terminate one or more pesticide uses. Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA 
requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, 
EPA must provide a 30-day public comment period on the request for 
voluntary cancellation or use termination. In addition, section 
6(f)(1)(C) of FIFRA requires that EPA provide a 180-day comment period 
on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any minor 
agricultural use before granting the request, unless:
    1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or
    2. The Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide 
would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
    EPA will provide a 180-day comment period on the proposed 
cancellation requests.
    Unless the request is withdrawn by the registrant within 180 days 
of publication of this notice, or if the Agency determines that there 
are substantive comments that warrant further review of this request, 
an order will be issued canceling the affected registrations

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  Table 1--Rodenticide Product Registrations with Pending Requests for
                              Cancellation
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        Registration No.                 Name            Company Name
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                    Cholecalciferol (PC Code 202901)
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3240-28                           Rampage Mouse Seed  Motomco Ltd.
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3240-42                           Rampage Rat &       Motomco Ltd.
                                   Mouse Bait
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12455-57                          Quintox Mouse Seed  Bell Laboratories,
                                                       Inc.
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                      Bromadiolone (PC Code 112001)
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12455-68                          Contrac Mouse Bait  Bell Laboratories,
                                   Station             Inc.
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12455-103                         Contrac Bait Trays  Bell Laboratories,
                                                       Inc.
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12455-104                         Contract Mouse      Bell Laboratories,
                                   Control Kit         Inc.
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                      Bromethalin (PC Code 112802)
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12455-100                         Fastrac Mouse Seed  Bell Laboratories,
                                   PLACE PAC           Inc.
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47629-10                          Bromethalin         Woodstream Corp.
                                   Manufacturing
                                   Concentrate
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                      Diphacinone (PC Code 067701)
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3487-26                           Eagles-14           Bacon Products
                                   Diphacinone Rat     Company, Inc.
                                   Bait
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11885-12                          Master Mix Blue     Adm Alliance
                                   Death-D Rat &       Nutrition, Inc.
                                   Mouse Bait
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11885-15                          Master Mix Blue     ADM Alliance
                                   Death-D Rat &       Nutrition, Inc.
                                   Mouse Bait Hide-A-
                                   Pack
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12455-67                          Ditrac Mouse Bait   Bell Laboratories,
                                   Station             Inc.
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                Diphacinone, sodium salt (PC Code 067705)
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3240-17                           Motomco Water       Motomco Ltd.
                                   Soluble
                                   Diphacinone
                                   Rodenticide
                                   Concentrate Ki
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                        Warfarin (PC Code 086002)
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3487-19                           Eagles-7 Rat Bait   Bacon Products
                                                       Company, Inc.
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5887-51                           Black Leaf Warf     Value Gardens
                                   Pellets             Supply, LLC
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5887-98                           Black Leaf Warf     Value Gardens
                                   Pellets Mouse       Supply, LLC
                                   Killer
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12455-15                          Warfarin Rat and    Bell Laboratories,
                                   Mouse Bait          Inc.
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62577-7                           Echols Mouse & Rat  Kittrich Corp.
                                   Pellets
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72500-7                           Kaput Mouse Blocks  Scimetrics, Ltd.
                                                       Corp.
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                 Warfarin, sodium salt (PC Code 086003)
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12455-22                          Liqua-Tox Liquid    Bell Laboratories,
                                   Concentrate         Inc.
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                     Zinc phosphide (PC Code 088601)
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12455-59                          ZP Rodent Bait      Bell Laboratories,
                                   Place Pac           Inc.
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12455-85                          Mole and Gopher     Bell Laboratories,
                                   Bait                Inc.
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    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrants of the products listed in Table 1.

         Table 2--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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              EPA Company No.                 Company name and address
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3240                                        Motomco Ltd.
                                            3699 Kinsman Blvd.
                                            Madison, WI 53704
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12455                                       Bell Laboratories
                                            3699 Kinsman Blvd.
                                            Madison, WI 53704
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47629                                       Woodstream Corp.
                                            69 N. Locust St.
                                            PO Box 324
                                            Lititz, PA 17543
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3487                                        Bacon Products Corp.
                                            PO Box 22187
                                            Chattanooga, TN 37422
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11185                                       ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.
                                            PO Box C1
                                            Quincy, IL 62305
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5887                                        Value Gardens Supply LLC
                                            9100 W. Bloomington Fwy.
                                            Ste. 113
                                            Bloomington, MN 55431
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62577                                       Kittrich Corp.
                                            4940 Top Line Dr.
                                            Dallas, TX 75247
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72500                                       Scimetrics Ltd. Corp.
                                            C/O Regwest Co. LLC
                                            30856 Rocky Rd.
                                            Greeley, CO 80631
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IV. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide 
product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations 
be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further 
provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice 
of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, 
following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such 
a request.

V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request and Considerations for 
Reregistration of Rodenticides

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must 
submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked before June 22, 2009. This 
written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only to 
the applicable FIFRA section 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. If 
the products have been subject to a previous cancellation action, the 
effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier 
cancellation action are controlling.

VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
cancellation action.
    If the request for voluntary cancellation is granted as discussed 
above, the Agency intends to issue a cancellation order that will allow 
persons other than the registrant to continue to sell and/or use 
existing stocks of cancelled products until such stocks are exhausted, 
provided that such use is consistent with the terms of the previously 
approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled product. The 
order will specifically prohibit any use of existing stocks that is not 
consistent with such previously approved labeling. If, as the Agency 
currently intends, the final cancellation order contains the existing 
stocks provision just described, the order will be sent only to the 
affected registrants of the cancelled products. If the Agency 
determines that the final cancellation order should contain existing 
stocks provisions different than the ones just described, the Agency 
will publish the cancellation order in the Federal Register.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: December 15, 2008.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-30495 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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