Difenzoquat; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registrations, 61681-61683 [E9-28057]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Notices During these meetings, EPA will also solicit input from Regional stakeholders regarding the following: 1. Additional sources of pesticide data and relevant reports. 2. The white paper topics. 3. The availability of data, tools, approaches, and data sets on aquatic toxicity that may be useful for this effort. 4. The types of values that are used by states and/or regions for protecting aquatic life in the absence of ambient water quality criteria. 5. Examples of situations in which differences between OW and OPP assessment approaches were an issue. Following these meetings, the Agency plans to develop a set of white papers, describing potential new tools and analytical approaches that may be used by the Agency, state pesticide and water quality agencies, and other stakeholders. For more information about water quality criteria and Water Quality Standards, refer to the following: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES • Water Quality Standards Handbook (EPA 823–B94–005a); • Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM), (63 FR 36742); • Water Quality Criteria and Standards Plan – Priorities for the Future (EPA 822–R–98– 003); • Guidelines and Methodologies Used in the Preparation of Health Effects Assessment Chapters of the Consent Decree Water Criteria Documents (45 FR 79347); • Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2000), EPA–822–B–00–004); • Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses (EPA 822/R–85–100); • National Strategy for the Development of Regional Nutrient Criteria (EPA 822–R–98– 002); and • EPA Review and Approval of State and Tribal Water Quality Standards (65 FR 24641). You can find these publications through EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP, previously NCEPI) or on the Office of Science and Technology’s home page (http://www.epa.gov/waterscience). For more information about the OPP Ecological Exposure Assessment Process under FIFRA, refer to the following: ‘‘Overview of the Ecological Risk Assessment Process in the Office of Pesticide Programs,’’ which describes how pesticide data are used in ecological risk assessments (http:// www.epa.gov/oppfead1/endanger/ consultation/ecorisk-overview.pdf). The data requirements for aquatic non-target plants and animals for pesticides are described in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, revised July 1, 2008 (§ 158.660 Non-target Plant VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:36 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 Protection Data Requirements). The required procedures for conducting the studies are described in OPPTS Harmonized Test Guidelines Series 850 ‘‘Ecological Effects Test Guidelines – Public Drafts’’ (http://www.epa.gov/ opptsfrs/publications/ OPPTS_Harmonized/850_Ecological_ Effects_Test_Guidelines/Drafts/). Information on procedures used to evaluate these studies are described in: Standard Evaluation Protocols, the guidance document entitled ‘‘the Rejection Rate Analysis: Ecological Effects’’ (EPA 738–R–94–035), and in the OPP Overview Document. Public literature is accessed by OPP through EPA’s ECOTOX database (http:// cfpub.epa.gov.ecotox/). The ‘‘OPP Aquatic Benchmarks,’’ a web site developed by OPP, contains the aquatic toxicity endpoints used in pesticide assessments (Http://www.epa.gov/ oppefed1ecorisk_ders/aquatic_life_ benchmarks.htm). III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting? This meeting is open to the public; registration is not required for attending or for participating in this meeting. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Ambient water quality criteria, Aquatic benchmarks, Aquatic community, Aquatic life, Ecological risk assessment, Pesticides and pest. Dated: November 13, 2009. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E9–28059 Filed 11–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0787; FRL–8798–6] Difenzoquat; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide 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 a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registrations of products containing the pesticide difenzoquat. The request would terminate difenzoquat use on PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61681 barley and wheat. The request would terminate the last difenzoquat products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request 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 the registrant withdraws their request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0787, 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 docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2009– 0787. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 61682 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Notices 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: Eric Miederhoff, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–8028; fax number: (703) 308–7070; e-mail address: miederhoff.eric@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:36 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 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. request is granted, the last difenzoquat products registered in the United States will be canceled effective December 31, 2009. III. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from a registrant to cancel difenzoquat product registrations. The affected products and the registrants making the requests are identified in Table 1 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: The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or; the Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment. The difenzoquat registrants have requested that EPA waive the 180–day comment period. EPA will provide a 30–day comment period on the proposed requests. Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 30 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. TABLE 1. — DIFENZOQUAT PRODUCT REGISTRATIONS WITH PENDING REQUESTS FOR CANCELLATION Registration Number Product Name Company 5481–536 Avenge Technical Herbicide AMVAC Chemical Corporation 5481–537 Avenge Wild Oat Herbicide AMVAC Chemical Corporation 5481–538 Avenge SG Wild Oat Herbicide AMVAC Chemical Corporation II. Background on the Receipt of Requests to Cancel and/or Amend Registrations to Delete Uses This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from registrant AMVAC Chemical Corporation to cancel all 3 product registrations for the herbicide difenzoquat. Difenzoquat is registered for use on only two crops, wheat and barley. In a letter dated November 2, 2009, AMVAC Chemical Corporation requested EPA to cancel the affected product registrations identified in Table 1 of this notice. If the registrant’s PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Table 2, of this unit includes the name and address of record for the E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Notices identified or referenced in Table 1 in Unit III. If the request for voluntary TABLE 2. — REGISTRANT REQUESTING cancellation is granted as discussed in VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION AND/OR this unit, the Agency proposes to issue a cancellation order that will allow AMENDMENTS AMVAC to sell and distribute existing stocks of the products identified in Unit EPA Company Company Name and AdNumber dress III. until December 31, 2010. All sale or distribution of existing stocks by 5481 AMVAC Chemical CorAMVAC is prohibited after December poration, 30, 2010, unless that sale or distribution 4695 Macarthur Court, is solely for the purpose of facilitating Suite 1250, disposal or export of the product. Newport Beach, CA The Agency will allow persons other 92660–1706 than the registrant to continue to sell and/or use existing stocks of canceled IV. What is the Agency’s Authority for products until such stocks are Taking this Action? exhausted, provided that such use is Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that consistent with the terms of the a registrant of a pesticide product may previously approved labeling on, or that at any time request that any of its accompanied, the canceled product. The pesticide registrations be canceled or order will specifically prohibit any use amended to terminate one or more uses. of existing stocks that is not consistent FIFRA further provides that, before with such previously approved labeling. acting on the request, EPA must publish The Agency will publish the a notice of receipt of any such request cancellation order in the Federal in the Federal Register. Thereafter, Register. following the public comment period, List of Subjects the Administrator may approve such a request. Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Dated: November 12, 2009. Request and Considerations for Reregistration of Difenzoquat Peter Caulkins, Registrants who choose to withdraw a Acting Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. request for cancellation must submit such withdrawal in writing to the [FR Doc. E9–28057 Filed 11–24–09; 8:45 am] person listed under FOR FURTHER BILLING CODE 6560–50–S INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked before December 28, 2009. This written withdrawal of the request for ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION cancellation will apply only to the AGENCY applicable FIFRA section 6(f)(1) request [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0955; FRL–8800–2] listed in this notice. If the products have been subject to a previous cancellation Rodenticides; Product Cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation Order; Correction and all other provisions of any earlier AGENCY: Environmental Protection cancellation action are controlling. Agency (EPA). VI. Provisions for Disposition of ACTION: Notice; correction and Existing Stocks clarification. Existing stocks are those stocks of SUMMARY: EPA issued a rodenticides registered pesticide products which are product Cancellation Order in the currently in the United States and Federal Register of September 30, 2009. which were packaged, labeled, and This document is being issued to correct released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. clerical errors and to clarify the existing stocks provisions. In any order issued in response to DATES: The correction is effective date of these requests for cancellation of publication in the Federal Register. difenzoquat product registrations, EPA proposes to include the following FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: provisions for the treatment of any Rusty Wasem, Pesticide Re-evaluation existing stocks of the products Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:36 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61683 Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 703-305-6979; e-mail address: wasem.russell@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? The Agency included in the notice a list of those who may be potentially affected by this action. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0955. 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 Office of Pesticide Programs (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. II. What Does this Correction Do? In the Federal Register of September 30, 2009 EPA issued a product cancellation order canceling certain rodenticide registrations voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency. Subsequent to the September 30, 2009 publication date, it was determined that some of the products which were listed in Table 1— Rodenticide Product Cancellations, had been cancelled previously. This notice corrects the September 30, 2009 notice and clarifies the provisions for disposition of existing stocks. FR Doc.E9-23452 published in the Federal Register of September 30, 2009 (74 FR 50194) (FRL–8438–6) is corrected as follows: 1. The DATES caption on page 50194, is corrected to read: DATES: The products listed in Table 1 are cancelled on June 4, 2011. 2. On page 50195, table 1 is corrected to read as follows: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 25, 2009)]
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[Pages 61681-61683]
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[FR Doc No: E9-28057]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0787; FRL-8798-6]


Difenzoquat; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel 
Pesticide 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 a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel 
their registrations of products containing the pesticide difenzoquat. 
The request would terminate difenzoquat use on barley and wheat. The 
request would terminate the last difenzoquat products registered for 
use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request 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 the registrant 
withdraws their request within this period. Upon acceptance of this 
request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this 
notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is 
consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 28, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0787, 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 docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0787. 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

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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: Eric Miederhoff, Pesticide Re-
evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 347-8028; fax 
number: (703) 308-7070; e-mail address: miederhoff.eric@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 and/or Amend 
Registrations to Delete Uses

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from registrant 
AMVAC Chemical Corporation to cancel all 3 product registrations for 
the herbicide difenzoquat. Difenzoquat is registered for use on only 
two crops, wheat and barley. In a letter dated November 2, 2009, AMVAC 
Chemical Corporation requested EPA to cancel the affected product 
registrations identified in Table 1 of this notice. If the registrant's 
request is granted, the last difenzoquat products registered in the 
United States will be canceled effective December 31, 2009.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from a registrant 
to cancel difenzoquat product registrations. The affected products and 
the registrants making the requests are identified in Table 1 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: The registrants 
request a waiver of the comment period, or; the Administrator 
determines that continued use of the pesticide would pose an 
unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
    The difenzoquat registrants have requested that EPA waive the 180-
day comment period. EPA will provide a 30-day comment period on the 
proposed requests.
    Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 30 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.

 Table 1. -- Difenzoquat Product Registrations with Pending Requests for
                              Cancellation
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       Registration Number           Product Name           Company
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5481-536                          Avenge Technical    AMVAC Chemical
                                   Herbicide           Corporation
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5481-537                          Avenge Wild Oat     AMVAC Chemical
                                   Herbicide           Corporation
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5481-538                          Avenge SG Wild Oat  AMVAC Chemical
                                   Herbicide           Corporation
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    Table 2, of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the

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registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit.

     Table 2. -- Registrant Requesting Voluntary Cancellation and/or
                               Amendments
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            EPA Company Number                Company Name and Address
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5481                                        AMVAC Chemical Corporation,
                                            4695 Macarthur Court, Suite
                                             1250,
                                            Newport Beach, CA 92660-1706
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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 Difenzoquat

    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 December 28, 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.
    In any order issued in response to these requests for cancellation 
of difenzoquat product registrations, EPA proposes to include the 
following provisions for the treatment of any existing stocks of the 
products identified or referenced in Table 1 in Unit III.
    If the request for voluntary cancellation is granted as discussed 
in this unit, the Agency proposes to issue a cancellation order that 
will allow AMVAC to sell and distribute existing stocks of the products 
identified in Unit III. until December 31, 2010. All sale or 
distribution of existing stocks by AMVAC is prohibited after December 
30, 2010, unless that sale or distribution is solely for the purpose of 
facilitating disposal or export of the product.
    The Agency will allow persons other than the registrant to continue 
to sell and/or use existing stocks of canceled 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 
canceled product. The order will specifically prohibit any use of 
existing stocks that is not consistent with such previously approved 
labeling. The Agency will publish the cancellation order in the Federal 
Register.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: November 12, 2009.
Peter Caulkins,
Acting Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.

[FR Doc. E9-28057 Filed 11-24-09; 8:45 am]
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