Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 16866-16870 [E9-8348]

Download as PDF 16866 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 69 / Monday, April 13, 2009 / Notices III. 29 NOTICES OF COMMENCEMENT FROM: 12/22/08 TO 01/22/09—Continued Case No. Commencement Notice End Date Received Date P–08–0665 01/08/09 12/09/08 P–08–0668 P–08–0680 P–08–0718 01/08/09 12/30/08 01/14/09 12/23/08 12/11/08 12/23/08 P–08–0720 01/14/09 12/29/08 P–08–0754 P–93–0048 01/15/09 12/19/08 01/07/09 11/14/08 P–99–0720 12/19/08 12/10/08 List of Subjects Environmental protection, Chemicals, Premanufacturer notices. Dated: March 6, 2009. Chandler Sirmons, Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. E9–8361 Filed 4–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0046; FRL–8396–6] 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. SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings 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 May 13, 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: 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:51 Apr 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 Chemical (G) Acrylic acid ester polymer with vinyl glycol derivative and cyclic alkene anhydride (G) Chlorinated polyolefin (S) N-[[4-[(cyclopropylamino)carbonyl]phenyl]sulfonyl]-2-methoxybenzamide (S) Fatty acids, C18-unsaturated, dimers, hydrogenated, polymers with acrylic acid, methacrylic acid and tricyclodecanedimethanol (S) 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymers with tricyclodecanedimethanol, mixed bis(acrylates and methacrylates) (G) Aryloxyacrylate (S) 1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione, 1,1′((1-methylethylidene) bis (4,1-phenyleneoxy-4,1phenylene)) bis(G) Polyester of aromatic and aliphatic carboxylic acids with alkane diols. 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 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at http://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 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 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, 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. 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). E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 69 / Monday, April 13, 2009 / Notices • 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:51 Apr 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that the pesticide petitions described in this notice contain 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 http:// 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. New Tolerances 1. PP 7E7294. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0854). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16867 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide meptyldinocap as the parent 2,4-dinitro-6-(1-methylheptyl) phenyl crotonate and the 2,4-dinitro-6-(1methylheptyl) phenol metabolite in or on grape; grape, wine; or grape, juice at 0.3 parts per million (ppm). This petition is for the establishment of tolerances for meptyldinocap for grapes and processed grapes to cover registered uses of this active ingredient in other countries, e.g., in Europe and Chile, for grapes and wine imported to the United States. The database which supports meptyldinocap builds on the historical relationship of meptyldinocap to dinocap. Dinocap is a mixture of six DNOPC isomers (both ortho and para methylheptyl, ethylhexyl, and propylpentyl crotonate isomers). The new meptyldinocap is an enhanced offering of the single 2,4-DNOPC methylheptyl isomer. Overall, meptyldinocap has an improved toxicological profile relative to the older dinocap. At times, data for dinocap is used as a conservative surrogate for meptyldinocap. Adequate methods are available for determination of meptyldinocap residues in plant commodities. There is a practical, validated method (DOS/220) for the quantification of meptyldinocap and the related phenol metabolite in grapes. Key aspects of the method include conversion of parent 2,4-DNOPC to the phenol metabolite and final quantification based on liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) of 2,4-DNOP. The level of quantitation (LOQ) for meptyldinocap (as single 2,4-DNOPC methylheptyl isomer) is 0.025 ppm and the level of detection (LOD) is 0.01 ppm for grapes. These levels are suitable for detecting and measuring levels of meptyldinocap in or on food and allow monitoring of food residues at or above the level set for these tolerances. In addition, a multi-residue enforcement method DFG S19 is available. It has been validated successfully for the determination of dinocap in plant materials including grapes. It also relies on confirmation of the phenol derivatives via LC/MS/MS. Contact: Tamue L. Gibson, (703) 305– 9096, gibson.tamue@epa.gov. 2. PP 8E7313. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0840). Syngenta Crop Protection, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide fenpropidin, 1-[3-[4-(1, 1dimethylethyl) phenyl]-2-methylpropyl]-piperidine in or on banana, whole fruit at 10 ppm. An adequate, validated method is available for enforcement purposes (method REM E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 16868 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 69 / Monday, April 13, 2009 / Notices 164.09). Residues of fenpropidin are extracted from crop samples by shaking with methanol: Water (80:20, v/v). Extracts are centrifuged and aliquots (1 mL = 0.1 g) are diluted with 90:10:0.2 water: Acetonitrile: Acetic acid (v/v/v). Separation is achieved by high performance liquid chromatography with a Synergi Polar-RP 80A column (50 x 3.0 mm, 4 μm) and a mobile phase gradient of (1) acetonitrile and (2) 0.2% (v/v) acetic acid in water. Final determination is carried out with triple quadrupole mass spectrometric detection (LC-MS/MS, Applied Biosystems API 3000 detector). A primary transition with m/z 274.3 → 147.0 as well as a confirmatory transition with m/z 274.2 → 117.0 are monitored. Quantification is by external standardization. Contact: Tracy Keigwin, (703) 305–6605, keigwin.tracy@epa.gov 3. PP 8E7411. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0814). Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide thiamethoxam [3-[(2-chloro-5thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-Nnitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine]; (CAS Reg. No. 153719–23–4) and its metabolite [N-(2-chloro-thiazol-5ylmethyl)-N’-methyl-N’-nitro-guanidine] in or on vegetable, root, subgroup 1A at 0.04 ppm; avocado at 0.2 ppm; black sapote at 0.2 ppm; canistel at 0.2 ppm; mamey sapote at 0.2 ppm; mango at 0.2 ppm; papaya at 0.2 ppm; sapodilla at 0.2 ppm; and star apple at 0.2 ppm. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. has submitted practical analytical methodology for detecting and measuring levels of thiamethoxam in or on raw agricultural commodities. This method is based on crop specific cleanup procedures and determination by liquid chromatography with either ultraviolet (UV) or mass spectrometry (MS) detections. The LOD for each analyte of this method is 1.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by UV and 0.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by MS, and the LOQ is 0.005 ppm for milk and juices, and 0.01 ppm for all other substrates. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305–5218, stanton.susan@epa.gov. 4. PP 8E7470. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0866). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the cyromazine, (Ncyclopropyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6triamine) cyromazine, (N-cyclopropyl1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine) in or on bean, succulent at 2.0 ppm. Methods AG-408 and AG-417 as listed in the VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:51 Apr 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 Food and Drug Administration’s Pesticide Analytical Manual (PAM), Volume II are adequate to enforce the proposed tolerances. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305–5218, stanton.susan@epa.gov. 5. PP 7F7264. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0838). E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop Protection, P. O. Box 30, Newark, DE 19714–0030, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide flusilazole, (1[[bis(4fluorophenyl)methyl-silyl]methyl]-1H1,2,4-triazole) and its metabolite INF7321 (bis(4-fluorophenyl) methylsilanol) in or on soybean at 0.04 ppm; soybean, aspirated grain fractions at 2.6 ppm; soybean, refined oil at 0.1 ppm; wheat, grain at 0.15 ppm; wheat, forage at 25 ppm, wheat, straw at 7.0 ppm; wheat, aspirated grain fractions at 6.0 ppm; cattle, fat at 1.5 ppm; cattle, kidney at 5.0 ppm; cattle, liver at 2.0 ppm; cattle, meat and cattle meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm; goat, fat at 1.5 ppm; goat, kidney at 5.0 ppm; goat, liver, at 2.0 ppm; goat, meat and goat, meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm; hog, fat at 1.5 ppm; hog, kidney at 5.0 ppm; hog, liver at 2.0 ppm; hog, meat and hog, meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm; horse, fat at 1.5 ppm; horse, kidney at 5.0 ppm; horse, liver at 2.0 ppm; horse, meat and horse, meat byproducts a 0.40 ppm; milk at 0.20 ppm; milk, fat at 1.3 ppm; sheep, fat at 1.5 ppm; sheep, kidney at 5.0 ppm; sheep, liver at 2.0 ppm; sheep, meat and sheep, meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm. An adequate enforcement method gas chromatography/massselective detector (GC/MS) is available to enforce the tolerance expression. The LOQ is 0.01 ppm for flusilazole and INF7321 for all applicable wheat and soybean commodities (except wheat straw where the LOQ is 0.02 ppm). The estimated LOD is 0.003 ppm for both flusilazole and IN-F7321 for all applicable wheat and soybean commodities (except wheat straw where the LOD is 0.006 ppm beet; wheat; and wheat, straw and fodder, dry. Contact: Tracy Keigwin, (703) 305–6605, keigwin.tracy@epa.gov. 6. PP 8E7404. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0876). IR-4, IR4- Project Headquarters, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the combined residues of the herbicide pendimethalin [N-(1ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6dinitrobenzenamine] and its metabolite, 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2-methyl-3, 5dinitrobenzyl alcohol in or on olive at 0.1 ppm. A practical analytical method of quantifying pendimethalin residues in plants is aqueous organic solvent PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 extraction, column clean up, and quantitation by GS. The method has a LOQ of 0.05 ppm for pendimethalin and the alcohol metabolite. Contact: Sidney Jackson, (703) 305–7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov. 7. PP 8E7460. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0945). IR-4, Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07H, except strawberry at 0.01 ppm; peach at 0.70 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C at 0.05 ppm. Adequate enforcement methodology LC/MS/MS analysis is available to enforce the tolerance expression. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305–7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov. 8. PP 8F7396. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0876). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the combined residues of the herbicide pendimethalin, N-(1ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl2,6dinitrobenzenamine, and its metabolite 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2methyl-3, 5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol in or on forage, forage grasses, group 17 at 40 ppm; hay, forage grasses, group 17 at 80 ppm; straw, forage grasses, group 17 at 4.5 ppm; and to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the combined residues of the herbicide pendimethalin, N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl2,6dinitrobenzenamine and its metabolites 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2methyl-3, 5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol and 1(1-ethyl-propyl)-5, 6 dimethyl-7-nitro1H-benzoimidazole in or on animal commodities milk at 0.03 ppm and meat at 0.15 ppm. The method in plants is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column clean up, and quantitation by GC. The method has a LOQ of 0.05 ppm for pendimethalin and the alcohol metabolite. Contact: Mindy Ondish, (703) 605–0723, ondish.mindy@epa.gov. 9. PP 8E7462. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0885). IR-4, Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide flumioxazin, 2-[7-fluoro-3,4-dihydro-3oxo-4-(2-propynyl)-2H-1,4-benzoxazin6-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-isoindole1,3(2H)-dione in or on vegetable, cucurbit, group 9 at 0.03 ppm; leaf petioles, subgroup 4B at 0.02 ppm; and hop, dried cones at 0.07 ppm. Practical analytical methods for detecting and E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 69 / Monday, April 13, 2009 / Notices measuring levels of flumioxazin have been developed and validated in/on all appropriate agricultural commodities and respective processing fractions. The LOQ of flumioxazin in the methods is 0.02 ppm which will allow monitoring of food with residues at the levels proposed for the tolerances. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305–7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov. 10. PP 8E7473. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0887). IR-4, Rutgers University, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide propamocarb hydrochloride; propyl[3(dimethylamino)propyl]carbamate mono-hydrochloride in or on bean, lima, succulent at 2.0 ppm. A practical analytical method utilizing gas/liquid chromatography and N-FID or mass spectrometry detection (MSD) is available and has been validated for detecting and measuring levels of propamocarb hydrochloride in or on food. The LOQ is 0.05 miligrams/ kilograms (mg/kg) ppm. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305–5218, stanton.susan@epa.gov. 11. PP 8E7476. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0886). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide formetanate hydrochloride (N,Ndimethyl-N′-[3[[(methylamino)carbonyl]oxy]phenyl] methanimidamide) in or on onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A at 0.06 ppm. A validated residue analytical method exists for quantitation of formetanate residues in onion. Samples are extracted with buffered organic solvent and the formetanate in the resulting extract is purified through a C-18 cartridge. Residues were identified and quantified by HPLC-MS/MS. The method has a LOQ of 0.002 ppm and a LOD of 0.0007 ppm. The method was validated by fortifying onions from a control site fortified to 0.002, 0.05, and 1.0 ppm. The average recovery was 89 ± 13%. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305–5218, stanton.susan@epa.gov. Amended Tolerances 1. PP 8E7411. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0814). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to revise the tolerance expression for the Berry Crop Group 13 to become the Berry and Small Fruit Crop Group 13 per the Pesticide Tolerance Crop Grouping Program published in the Federal Register, December 7, 2007 (72 FR 69150; FRL–8343–1). The proposed new tolerance expressions for the Berry and Small Crop group 13 for the VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:51 Apr 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 tolerances in 40 CFR 180.565 for residues of the insecticide thiamethoxam [3-[(2-chloro-5thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-Nnitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine](CAS Reg. No. 153719–23–4) and its metabolite [N-(2-chloro-thiazol-5ylmethyl)-N’-methyl-N’-nitro-guanidine] are as follows in or on: Caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 0.35 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 0.2 ppm; fruit, small, vine climbing subgroup 1307F, except fuzzy kiwifruit at 0.2 ppm; low growing berry subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry at 0.3 ppm. The existing tolerance on cranberry at 0.02 ppm will not be changed. Also, the IR4 is requesting the following tolerances be deleted: Vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B at 0.02 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13A at 0.35 ppm; bushberry subgroup 13B at 0.20 ppm; grape at 0.20 ppm; strawberry at 0.30 ppm; lingonberry at 0.20 ppm; juneberry at 0.20 ppm; and salal at 0.20 ppm. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. has submitted practical analytical methodology for detecting and measuring levels of thiamethoxam in or on raw agricultural commodities. This method is based on crop specific cleanup procedures and determination by liquid chromatography with either UV or MS detections. The LOD for each analyte of this method is 1.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by UV and 0.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by MS, and the LOQ is 0.005 ppm for milk and juices, and 0.01 ppm for all other substrates. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305–5218, stanton.susan@epa.gov. 2. PP 8F7416. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0771). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.586 by increasing the tolerance for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl2-nitroguanidine and its metabolite, TMG, N-(2-chloro-5-thiazolylmethyl)N’-methylguanidine in or on potato from 0.05 ppm to 0.6 ppm. In plants and plant products, the residue of concern, parent clothianidin and its metabolite, TMG, N-(2-chloro-5-thiazolylmethyl)N’-methylguanidine], can be determined using HPLC with Electrospray MS/MS detection. In an extraction efficiency testing, the plant residues method has also demonstrated the ability to extract aged clothianidin residue. Although the plant residues LC-MS/MS method is highly suitable for enforcement method, an LC-UV method has also been developed which is suitable for enforcement (monitoring) purposes in PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16869 all relevant matrices. Contact: Kable Bo Davis, (703) 306–0415, davis.kable@epa.gov. 3. PP 8E7460. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0945). IR-4, IR-4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08450, proposes to delete the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.586 for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on potato at 0.05 ppm since it will be superseded by the proposed tolerance on subgroup 1C in paragraph 7. under ‘‘New Tolerances’’ in this unit. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305–7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov. 4. PP 8E7462. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0885). The IR-4 Project Headquarters, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.568 by revoking the existing tolerance for residues of the herbicide flumioxazin, 2[7-fluoro-3,4-dihydro-3-oxo-4-(2propynyl)-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-6-yl]4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)dione in or on almonds because a tolerance on nut, tree, group 14 has been established; and by deleting the existing tolerance for melon subgroup 9A because it will be superseded by the proposed tolerance for cucurbit, group 9 in the section ‘‘New Tolerances’’ in paragraph 9. in this unit. Practical analytical methods for detecting and measuring levels of flumioxazin have been developed and validated in/on all appropriate agricultural commodities and respective processing fractions. The LOQ of flumioxazin in the methods is 0.02 ppm which will allow monitoring of food with residues at the levels proposed for the tolerances. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305–7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov. New Tolerance Exemptions 1. PP 8E7316. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0858). Rhodia Inc. c/o SciReg, Inc., 12733 Director’s Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.920 for residues of the alkyl (C10-C16) dimethylamine oxide (CAS No. 70592–80–2) in or on growing crops when used as a wettingagent in pesticide formulations applied pre-harvest to 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: Lisa Austin, (703) 305–7894, austin.lisa@epa.gov. 2. PP 8E7457. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0851). International Specialty Products, c/o Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, 1330 E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 16870 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 69 / Monday, April 13, 2009 / Notices Connecticut Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20036, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.960 for residues of 2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-, monobutyl ester, polymer with methoxyethene, sodium salt, minimum number average molecular weight of 18,200 amu (CAS No. 205193–99–3) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. Contact: Deirdre Sunderland, (703) 603–0851, sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov. 3. PP 8E7469. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0861). BASF Corporation, 100 Campus Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.960 for residues of Oxirane, 2methyl-, polymer with oxirane (CAS No. 9003–11–6) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations without limitations. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. Contact: Lisa Austin, (703) 305–7894, austin.lisa@epa.gov. 4. PP 8E7453. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0856). Kemira Chemicals, Inc., 1950 Vaughn Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30144, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of starch, oxidized, polymers with Bu acrylate, tert-Bu acrylate and styrene, minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 10,000 (CAS No. 204142–80–3) hereafter referred to as styrene-butylacrylate copolymer, under 40 CFR 180.960, when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide formulations in or on all food commodities without numerical limitations. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. Contact: Deirdre Sunderland, (703) 603–0851, sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: April 3, 2009. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E9–8348 Filed 4–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:51 Apr 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [Report No. 2886] Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding April 6, 2009. Petitions for Reconsideration have been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding listed in this Public Notice and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). The full text of these documents is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800–378–3160). Oppositions to these petitions must be filed by April 28, 2009. See Section 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 1.4(b)(1). Replies to oppositions must be filed within 10 days after the time for filing oppositions have expired. Subject: In the Matter of Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands (ET Docket No. 04–186), Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz Band (ET Docket No. 02–380). Number of Petitions Filed: 17. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–8397 Filed 4–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Sunshine Act; Notice of Agency Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that at 4:34 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation met in closed session to consider matters related to resolution activities. In calling the meeting, the Board determined, on motion of Vice Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg, seconded by Director Thomas J. Curry (Appointive), concurred in by Acting Director John E. Bowman (Office of Thrift Supervision), Director John C. Dugan (Comptroller of the Currency), and Chairman Sheila C. Bair, that Corporation business required its consideration of the matters which were to be the subject of this meeting on less than seven days’ notice to the public; that no earlier notice of the meeting was practicable; that the public interest did not require consideration of the matters PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in a meeting open to public observation; and that the matters could be considered in a closed meeting by authority of subsections (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii) and (c)(9)(B) of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), and (c)(9)(B)). The meeting was held in the Board Room of the FDIC Building located at 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Dated: April 8, 2009. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–8445 Filed 4–9–09; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than May 8, 2009. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0046; FRL-8396-6]


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 
filings 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 May 13, 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: 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 
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 
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 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 at http://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 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 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, 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.

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).

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     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 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide 
chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that 
the pesticide petitions described in this notice contain 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 http://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.

New Tolerances

     1. PP 7E7294. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0854). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 
Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, proposes to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
meptyldinocap as the parent 2,4-dinitro-6-(1-methylheptyl) phenyl 
crotonate and the 2,4-dinitro-6-(1-methylheptyl) phenol metabolite in 
or on grape; grape, wine; or grape, juice at 0.3 parts per million 
(ppm). This petition is for the establishment of tolerances for 
meptyldinocap for grapes and processed grapes to cover registered uses 
of this active ingredient in other countries, e.g., in Europe and 
Chile, for grapes and wine imported to the United States. The database 
which supports meptyldinocap builds on the historical relationship of 
meptyldinocap to dinocap. Dinocap is a mixture of six DNOPC isomers 
(both ortho and para methylheptyl, ethylhexyl, and propylpentyl 
crotonate isomers). The new meptyldinocap is an enhanced offering of 
the single 2,4-DNOPC methylheptyl isomer. Overall, meptyldinocap has an 
improved toxicological profile relative to the older dinocap. At times, 
data for dinocap is used as a conservative surrogate for meptyldinocap. 
Adequate methods are available for determination of meptyldinocap 
residues in plant commodities. There is a practical, validated method 
(DOS/220) for the quantification of meptyldinocap and the related 
phenol metabolite in grapes. Key aspects of the method include 
conversion of parent 2,4-DNOPC to the phenol metabolite and final 
quantification based on liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS/
MS) of 2,4-DNOP. The level of quantitation (LOQ) for meptyldinocap (as 
single 2,4-DNOPC methylheptyl isomer) is 0.025 ppm and the level of 
detection (LOD) is 0.01 ppm for grapes. These levels are suitable for 
detecting and measuring levels of meptyldinocap in or on food and allow 
monitoring of food residues at or above the level set for these 
tolerances. In addition, a multi-residue enforcement method DFG S19 is 
available. It has been validated successfully for the determination of 
dinocap in plant materials including grapes. It also relies on 
confirmation of the phenol derivatives via LC/MS/MS. Contact: Tamue L. 
Gibson, (703) 305-9096, gibson.tamue@epa.gov.
     2. PP 8E7313. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0840). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419, proposes to establish a tolerance 
in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide fenpropidin, 1-[3-[4-
(1, 1-dimethylethyl) phenyl]-2-methyl-propyl]-piperidine in or on 
banana, whole fruit at 10 ppm. An adequate, validated method is 
available for enforcement purposes (method REM

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164.09). Residues of fenpropidin are extracted from crop samples by 
shaking with methanol: Water (80:20, v/v). Extracts are centrifuged and 
aliquots (1 mL = 0.1 g) are diluted with 90:10:0.2 water: Acetonitrile: 
Acetic acid (v/v/v). Separation is achieved by high performance liquid 
chromatography with a Synergi Polar-RP 80A column (50 x 3.0 mm, 4 
[mu]m) and a mobile phase gradient of (1) acetonitrile and (2) 0.2% (v/
v) acetic acid in water. Final determination is carried out with triple 
quadrupole mass spectrometric detection (LC-MS/MS, Applied Biosystems 
API 3000 detector). A primary transition with m/z 274.3 [rarr] 147.0 as 
well as a confirmatory transition with m/z 274.2 [rarr] 117.0 are 
monitored. Quantification is by external standardization. Contact: 
Tracy Keigwin, (703) 305-6605, keigwin.tracy@epa.gov
     3. PP 8E7411. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0814). Interregional Research 
Project 4 (IR-4), 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the insecticide thiamethoxam [3-[(2-chloro-5-
thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-N-nitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-
imine]; (CAS Reg. No. 153719-23-4) and its metabolite [N-(2-chloro-
thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N'-methyl-N'-nitro-guanidine] in or on vegetable, 
root, subgroup 1A at 0.04 ppm; avocado at 0.2 ppm; black sapote at 0.2 
ppm; canistel at 0.2 ppm; mamey sapote at 0.2 ppm; mango at 0.2 ppm; 
papaya at 0.2 ppm; sapodilla at 0.2 ppm; and star apple at 0.2 ppm. 
Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. has submitted practical analytical 
methodology for detecting and measuring levels of thiamethoxam in or on 
raw agricultural commodities. This method is based on crop specific 
cleanup procedures and determination by liquid chromatography with 
either ultraviolet (UV) or mass spectrometry (MS) detections. The LOD 
for each analyte of this method is 1.25 ng injected for samples 
analyzed by UV and 0.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by MS, and the 
LOQ is 0.005 ppm for milk and juices, and 0.01 ppm for all other 
substrates. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305-5218, 
stanton.susan@epa.gov.
     4. PP 8E7470. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0866). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, 
Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 
CFR part 180 for residues of the cyromazine, (N-cyclopropyl-1,3,5-
triazine-2,4,6-triamine) cyromazine, (N-cyclopropyl-1,3,5-triazine-
2,4,6-triamine) in or on bean, succulent at 2.0 ppm. Methods AG-408 and 
AG-417 as listed in the Food and Drug Administration's Pesticide 
Analytical Manual (PAM), Volume II are adequate to enforce the proposed 
tolerances. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305-5218, 
stanton.susan@epa.gov.
     5. PP 7F7264. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0838). E. I. duPont de Nemours and 
Company, DuPont Crop Protection, P. O. Box 30, Newark, DE 19714-0030, 
proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of 
the fungicide flusilazole, (1[[bis(4-fluorophenyl)methyl-silyl]methyl]-
1H-1,2,4-triazole) and its metabolite IN-F7321 (bis(4-fluorophenyl) 
methylsilanol) in or on soybean at 0.04 ppm; soybean, aspirated grain 
fractions at 2.6 ppm; soybean, refined oil at 0.1 ppm; wheat, grain at 
0.15 ppm; wheat, forage at 25 ppm, wheat, straw at 7.0 ppm; wheat, 
aspirated grain fractions at 6.0 ppm; cattle, fat at 1.5 ppm; cattle, 
kidney at 5.0 ppm; cattle, liver at 2.0 ppm; cattle, meat and cattle 
meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm; goat, fat at 1.5 ppm; goat, kidney at 5.0 
ppm; goat, liver, at 2.0 ppm; goat, meat and goat, meat byproducts at 
0.40 ppm; hog, fat at 1.5 ppm; hog, kidney at 5.0 ppm; hog, liver at 
2.0 ppm; hog, meat and hog, meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm; horse, fat at 
1.5 ppm; horse, kidney at 5.0 ppm; horse, liver at 2.0 ppm; horse, meat 
and horse, meat byproducts a 0.40 ppm; milk at 0.20 ppm; milk, fat at 
1.3 ppm; sheep, fat at 1.5 ppm; sheep, kidney at 5.0 ppm; sheep, liver 
at 2.0 ppm; sheep, meat and sheep, meat byproducts at 0.40 ppm. An 
adequate enforcement method gas chromatography/mass-selective detector 
(GC/MS) is available to enforce the tolerance expression. The LOQ is 
0.01 ppm for flusilazole and IN-F7321 for all applicable wheat and 
soybean commodities (except wheat straw where the LOQ is 0.02 ppm). The 
estimated LOD is 0.003 ppm for both flusilazole and IN-F7321 for all 
applicable wheat and soybean commodities (except wheat straw where the 
LOD is 0.006 ppm beet; wheat; and wheat, straw and fodder, dry. 
Contact: Tracy Keigwin, (703) 305-6605, keigwin.tracy@epa.gov.
     6. PP 8E7404. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0876). IR-4, IR4- Project 
Headquarters, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, 
proposes to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the combined 
residues of the herbicide pendimethalin [N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-
dimethyl-2,6-dinitrobenzenamine] and its metabolite, 4-[(1-
ethylpropyl)amino]-2-methyl-3, 5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol in or on olive 
at 0.1 ppm. A practical analytical method of quantifying pendimethalin 
residues in plants is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column clean 
up, and quantitation by GS. The method has a LOQ of 0.05 ppm for 
pendimethalin and the alcohol metabolite. Contact: Sidney Jackson, 
(703) 305-7610, jackson.sidney@epa.gov.
     7. PP 8E7460. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0945). IR-4, Project Headquarters, 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Rd. East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 
40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-
chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on 
berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07H, except strawberry at 0.01 ppm; 
peach at 0.70 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C at 
0.05 ppm. Adequate enforcement methodology LC/MS/MS analysis is 
available to enforce the tolerance expression. Contact: Laura Nollen, 
(703) 305-7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov.
     8. PP 8F7396. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0876). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis 
Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the combined residues of the herbicide 
pendimethalin, N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6dinitrobenzenamine, 
and its metabolite 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2-methyl-3, 5-dinitrobenzyl 
alcohol in or on forage, forage grasses, group 17 at 40 ppm; hay, 
forage grasses, group 17 at 80 ppm; straw, forage grasses, group 17 at 
4.5 ppm; and to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the 
combined residues of the herbicide pendimethalin, N-(1-ethylpropyl)-
3,4-dimethyl-2,6dinitrobenzenamine and its metabolites 4-[(1-
ethylpropyl)amino]-2-methyl-3, 5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol and 1-(1-ethyl-
propyl)-5, 6 dimethyl-7-nitro-1H-benzoimidazole in or on animal 
commodities milk at 0.03 ppm and meat at 0.15 ppm. The method in plants 
is aqueous organic solvent extraction, column clean up, and 
quantitation by GC. The method has a LOQ of 0.05 ppm for pendimethalin 
and the alcohol metabolite. Contact: Mindy Ondish, (703) 605-0723, 
ondish.mindy@epa.gov.
     9. PP 8E7462. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0885). IR-4, Project Headquarters, 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Rd. East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 
40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide flumioxazin, 2-[7-fluoro-
3,4-dihydro-3-oxo-4-(2-propynyl)-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-6-yl]-4,5,6,7-
tetrahydro-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione in or on vegetable, cucurbit, 
group 9 at 0.03 ppm; leaf petioles, subgroup 4B at 0.02 ppm; and hop, 
dried cones at 0.07 ppm. Practical analytical methods for detecting and

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measuring levels of flumioxazin have been developed and validated in/on 
all appropriate agricultural commodities and respective processing 
fractions. The LOQ of flumioxazin in the methods is 0.02 ppm which will 
allow monitoring of food with residues at the levels proposed for the 
tolerances. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
     10. PP 8E7473. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0887). IR-4, Rutgers University, 
500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide 
propamocarb hydrochloride; propyl[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]carbamate 
mono-hydrochloride in or on bean, lima, succulent at 2.0 ppm. A 
practical analytical method utilizing gas/liquid chromatography and N-
FID or mass spectrometry detection (MSD) is available and has been 
validated for detecting and measuring levels of propamocarb 
hydrochloride in or on food. The LOQ is 0.05 miligrams/kilograms (mg/
kg) ppm. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305-5218, stanton.susan@epa.gov.
     11. PP 8E7476. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0886). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, 
Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish a tolerance in 
40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide formetanate 
hydrochloride (N,N-dimethyl-N'-[3-[[(methylamino)carbonyl]oxy]phenyl] 
methanimidamide) in or on onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A at 0.06 ppm. A 
validated residue analytical method exists for quantitation of 
formetanate residues in onion. Samples are extracted with buffered 
organic solvent and the formetanate in the resulting extract is 
purified through a C-18 cartridge. Residues were identified and 
quantified by HPLC-MS/MS. The method has a LOQ of 0.002 ppm and a LOD 
of 0.0007 ppm. The method was validated by fortifying onions from a 
control site fortified to 0.002, 0.05, and 1.0 ppm. The average 
recovery was 89  13%. Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305-
5218, stanton.susan@epa.gov.

Amended Tolerances

     1. PP 8E7411. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0814). IR-4, 500 College Rd. East, 
Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to revise the tolerance 
expression for the Berry Crop Group 13 to become the Berry and Small 
Fruit Crop Group 13 per the Pesticide Tolerance Crop Grouping Program 
published in the Federal Register, December 7, 2007 (72 FR 69150; FRL-
8343-1). The proposed new tolerance expressions for the Berry and Small 
Crop group 13 for the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.565 for residues of the 
insecticide thiamethoxam [3-[(2-chloro-5-thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-
methyl-N-nitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine](CAS Reg. No. 153719-23-4) 
and its metabolite [N-(2-chloro-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N'-methyl-N'-nitro-
guanidine] are as follows in or on: Caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 0.35 
ppm; bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 0.2 ppm; fruit, small, vine climbing 
subgroup 13-07F, except fuzzy kiwifruit at 0.2 ppm; low growing berry 
subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry at 0.3 ppm. The existing tolerance on 
cranberry at 0.02 ppm will not be changed. Also, the IR-4 is requesting 
the following tolerances be deleted: Vegetable, root, except sugar 
beet, subgroup 1B at 0.02 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13A at 0.35 ppm; 
bushberry subgroup 13B at 0.20 ppm; grape at 0.20 ppm; strawberry at 
0.30 ppm; lingonberry at 0.20 ppm; juneberry at 0.20 ppm; and salal at 
0.20 ppm. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. has submitted practical 
analytical methodology for detecting and measuring levels of 
thiamethoxam in or on raw agricultural commodities. This method is 
based on crop specific cleanup procedures and determination by liquid 
chromatography with either UV or MS detections. The LOD for each 
analyte of this method is 1.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by UV 
and 0.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by MS, and the LOQ is 0.005 
ppm for milk and juices, and 0.01 ppm for all other substrates. 
Contact: Susan Stanton, (703) 305-5218, stanton.susan@epa.gov.
     2. PP 8F7416. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0771). Bayer CropScience, P.O. Box 
12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes 
to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.586 by increasing the tolerance 
for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-
thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine and its metabolite, TMG, 
N-(2-chloro-5-thiazolylmethyl)-N'-methylguanidine in or on potato from 
0.05 ppm to 0.6 ppm. In plants and plant products, the residue of 
concern, parent clothianidin and its metabolite, TMG, N-(2-chloro-5-
thiazolylmethyl)-N'-methylguanidine], can be determined using HPLC with 
Electrospray MS/MS detection. In an extraction efficiency testing, the 
plant residues method has also demonstrated the ability to extract aged 
clothianidin residue. Although the plant residues LC-MS/MS method is 
highly suitable for enforcement method, an LC-UV method has also been 
developed which is suitable for enforcement (monitoring) purposes in 
all relevant matrices. Contact: Kable Bo Davis, (703) 306-0415, 
davis.kable@epa.gov.
     3. PP 8E7460. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0945). IR-4, IR-4 Project 
Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College 
Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08450, proposes to delete the 
tolerance in 40 CFR 180.586 for residues of the insecticide 
clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-
nitroguanidine, in or on potato at 0.05 ppm since it will be superseded 
by the proposed tolerance on subgroup 1C in paragraph 7. under ``New 
Tolerances'' in this unit. Contact: Laura Nollen, (703) 305-7390, 
nollen.laura@epa.gov.
    4. PP 8E7462. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0885). The IR-4 Project 
Headquarters, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, 
proposes to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.568 by revoking the 
existing tolerance for residues of the herbicide flumioxazin, 2-[7-
fluoro-3,4-dihydro-3-oxo-4-(2-propynyl)-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-6-yl]-
4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione in or on almonds because 
a tolerance on nut, tree, group 14 has been established; and by 
deleting the existing tolerance for melon subgroup 9A because it will 
be superseded by the proposed tolerance for cucurbit, group 9 in the 
section ``New Tolerances'' in paragraph 9. in this unit. Practical 
analytical methods for detecting and measuring levels of flumioxazin 
have been developed and validated in/on all appropriate agricultural 
commodities and respective processing fractions. The LOQ of flumioxazin 
in the methods is 0.02 ppm which will allow monitoring of food with 
residues at the levels proposed for the tolerances. Contact: Laura 
Nollen, (703) 305-7390, nollen.laura@epa.gov.

New Tolerance Exemptions

     1. PP 8E7316. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0858). Rhodia Inc. c/o SciReg, 
Inc., 12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192, proposes to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 
180.920 for residues of the alkyl (C10-C16) dimethylamine oxide (CAS 
No. 70592-80-2) in or on growing crops when used as a wetting-agent in 
pesticide formulations applied pre-harvest to 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: Lisa Austin, (703) 305-7894, austin.lisa@epa.gov.
     2. PP 8E7457. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0851). International Specialty 
Products, c/o Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, 1330

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Connecticut Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20036, proposes to establish an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.960 for 
residues of 2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-, monobutyl ester, polymer with 
methoxyethene, sodium salt, minimum number average molecular weight of 
18,200 amu (CAS No. 205193-99-3) when used as a pesticide inert 
ingredient in pesticide formulations. Because this petition is a 
request for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no 
analytical method is required. Contact: Deirdre Sunderland, (703) 603-
0851, sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov.
     3. PP 8E7469. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0861). BASF Corporation, 100 Campus 
Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932, proposes to establish an exemption from 
the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.960 for residues of 
Oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane (CAS No. 9003-11-6) when used 
as a pesticide inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide 
formulations without limitations. Because this petition is a request 
for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical 
method is required. Contact: Lisa Austin, (703) 305-7894, 
austin.lisa@epa.gov.
     4. PP 8E7453. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0856). Kemira Chemicals, Inc., 1950 
Vaughn Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30144, proposes to establish an exemption from 
the requirement of a tolerance for residues of starch, oxidized, 
polymers with Bu acrylate, tert-Bu acrylate and styrene, minimum number 
average molecular weight (in amu) 10,000 (CAS No. 204142-80-3) 
hereafter referred to as styrene-butylacrylate copolymer, under 40 CFR 
180.960, when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in pesticide 
formulations in or on all food commodities without numerical 
limitations. Because this petition is a request for an exemption from 
the requirement of a tolerance, no analytical method is required. 
Contact: Deirdre Sunderland, (703) 603-0851, 
sunderland.deirdre@epa.gov.

List of Subjects

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


    Dated: April 3, 2009.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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