Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations, 3420-3422 [2013-00841]

Download as PDF 3420 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / Notices of WDL versus the current pesticide product labeling. As considered by EPA, WDL would make available via the Internet site- and state-specific use directions for pesticide products as downloadable electronic files. To access this labeling, a user would visit the Web site identified on the pesticide label, enter information identifying the product, and select the intended state and use site. The Web site would return a streamlined version of the pesticide labeling containing the language applicable to all uses of the product, such as hazard statement and first aid, and the relevant state/site specific directions for use (e.g., application to cranberries in Maine). Sufficient labeling for the correct use of the product would still be available with the pesticide either on the container label or in accompanying material. B. Overview of PR Notice III. Do PR notices contain binding requirements? mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with The PR Notice discussed in this notice is intended to provide guidance to EPA personnel and decisionmakers and to pesticide registrants. While the requirements in the statutes and Agency regulations are binding on EPA and the applicants, this PR Notice is not binding on either EPA or pesticide registrants, and EPA may depart from the guidance where circumstances warrant and without prior notice. Likewise, pesticide registrants may assert that the guidance is not appropriate generally or not applicable to a specific pesticide or situation. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests. 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 [FR Doc. 2013–00560 Filed 1–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Jkt 229001 2 https://www.epa.gov/irmpoli8/policies/ 21060.pdf Monica D. Jones, Director, Quality Staff. [FR Doc. 2013–00836 Filed 1–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9770–5] Office of Environmental Information; Announcement of Availability and Comment Period for the Draft Quality Standard for Environmental Data Collection, Production, and Use by Non-EPA (External) Organizations and Two Associated QA Handbooks; Correction Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability & request for comment; extension of comment period and correction. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency published a document in the Federal Register of December 26, 2012, concerning request for comments for the Draft Quality Standard for Environmental Data Collection, Production, and Use by Non-EPA (External) Organizations and two associated QA Handbooks. The notice of availability is being extended to a 45 day review and comment period and the document contained incorrect Web site links in the footnotes. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 11, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Warren, Environmental Protection Agency; 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, MC 2811R; Washington, DC 20460; Phone: 202–564–6876. SUMMARY: This PR Notice provides guidance about how EPA intends to implement WDL under this system. First, the PR Notice defines terms used related to WDL in this notice. It includes suggested language that registrants can use on the labeling affixed to or accompanying the pesticide container to reference the WDL portion of labeling. It recommends content, function, and security for the Web site associated with a product’s WDL. Finally, the PR Notice suggests a process by which registrants can request that a product’s labeling include WDL and outlines what information EPA expects to receive. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: January 3, 2013. Steven Bradbury, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. Correction In the Federal Register of December 26, 2012 in FRL 9764–3, page 76035, second column correct line after SUMMARY to read: ‘‘SUMMARY: Notice of availability for a 45 day review and comment period is hereby given for the draft Quality Standard for Environmental Data Collection, Production, and Use by Non-EPA (External) Organizations and two associated draft QA Handbooks; 1) draft Handbook for Preparing Quality Management Plans (QMPs) and 2) draft Handbook for Preparing Quality Assurance (QA) Project Plans (QAPPs).’’ In the Federal Register of December 26, 2012 in FRL 9764–3, on page 76036, at the bottom of the first column; correct the Web site references for footnotes one and two to read: 1 https://www.epa.gov/irmpoli8/policies/ 21050.pdf PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0019; FRL–9375–2] Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: See each emergency exemption for the name of a contact person. The following information applies to all contact persons: Team Leader, Emergency Response Team, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8050. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed at the end of the emergency exemption. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / Notices 3421 to December 31, 2012. Contact: Stacey Groce. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. III. Emergency Exemptions Maine A. U.S. States and Territories Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources II. Background mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with B. How can I get copies of this document harm standard’’ of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). and other related information? In this document: EPA identifies the The docket for this action, identified State or Federal agency granted the by docket identification (ID) number exemption, the type of exemption, the EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0019, is available pesticide authorized and the pests, the at https://www.regulations.gov or at the crop or use for which authorized, Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory number of acres (if applicable), and the Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the duration of the exemption. EPA also Environmental Protection Agency gives the Federal Register citation for Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. the time-limited tolerance, if any. Delaware EPA has granted emergency exemptions to the following State and Federal agencies. The emergency exemptions may take the following form: Crisis, public health, quarantine, or specific. Under FIFRA section 18, EPA can authorize the use of a pesticide when emergency conditions exist. Authorizations (commonly called emergency exemptions) are granted to State and Federal agencies and are of four types: 1. A ‘‘specific exemption’’ authorizes use of a pesticide against specific pests on a limited acreage in a particular State. Most emergency exemptions are specific exemptions. 2. ‘‘Quarantine’’ and ‘‘public health’’ exemptions are emergency exemptions issued for quarantine or public health purposes. These are rarely requested. 3. A ‘‘crisis exemption’’ is initiated by a State or Federal agency (and is confirmed by EPA) when there is insufficient time to request and obtain EPA permission for use of a pesticide in an emergency. EPA may deny an emergency exemption: If the State or Federal agency cannot demonstrate that an emergency exists, if the use poses unacceptable risks to the environment, or if EPA cannot reach a conclusion that the proposed pesticide use is likely to result in ‘‘a reasonable certainty of no harm’’ to human health, including exposure of residues of the pesticide to infants and children. If the emergency use of the pesticide on a food or feed commodity would result in pesticide chemical residues, EPA establishes a time-limited tolerance meeting the ‘‘reasonable certainty of no Department of Agriculture VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 California Department of Pesticide Regulation Specific Exemption: EPA Authorized the use of spirotetramat on dry bulb onions to control thrips; July 12, 2012 to September 15, 2012. Contact: Keri Grinstead. Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Specific Exemption: EPA Authorized the use of spirotetramat on watercress to control melon/cotton aphids; July 27, 2012 to July 27, 2013. Contact: Keri Grinstead. Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of streptomycin sulfate on grapefruit to control citrus canker; September 14, 2012 to September 1, 2013. As allowed by 40 CFR 166.24, the Agency determined that publication of a notice of receipt was appropriate since the use is for expansion of an antibiotic, and of potential public interest. A notice of receipt published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2011 (76 FR 217) (FRL–9325–8), to allow for a public comment period which ended on November 24, 2011. No substantial comments were received. The rationale for emergency approval of this use is that no suitable materials are available to control citrus canker in grapefruit and significant economic losses will occur if this disease is not controlled. Contact: Andrea Conrath. Illinois Department of Agriculture Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control varroa mite; September 5, 2012 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Crisis Exemption: EPA concurred with Louisiana on the crisis use of imidacloprid on sugarcane to control West Indian Cane Fly; August 7, 2012 to August 22, 2012. Contact: Tawanda Maignan. Crisis Exemption: EPA concurred with Maine on the crisis use of malathion on blueberries to control spotted winged drosophila; August 13, 2012 to August 28, 2012. Contact: Debra Rate. Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control varroa mite; August 3, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Contact: Stacey Groce. Maryland Department of Agriculture Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Crisis Exemption: EPA concurred with Michigan on the crisis use of malathion on blueberries to control spotted winged drosophila; July 6, 2012. Contact: Debra Rate. Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of malathion on blueberries to control spotted wing drosophila; September 27, 2012 to September 30, 2012. Contact: Debra Rate. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Crisis Exemption: EPA concurred with New Jersey on the crisis use of malathion on blueberries to control spotted wing drosophila; July 16, 2012 to July 30, 2012. Contact: Tawanda Maignan. Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath. Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone fruit and pome fruit to control brown marmorated E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 3422 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / Notices stink bug; July 11, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath. New Mexico Department of Agriculture Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on dry bulb onions to control thrips; July 9, 2012 to October 31, 2012. Contact: Keri Grinstead. North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath. North Dakota Department of Agriculture Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in beehives to control varroa mite; July 18, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Contact: Stacey Groce. Oregon Department of Agriculture Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of fipronil on turnip and rutabaga to control cabbage maggot; July 20, 2012 to September 30, 2012. In accordance with 40 CFR 166.24, a notice of receipt published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2012 (77 FR 84) (FRL– 9344–3), to allow for public comment since the request proposed a use which is IR–4-supported, has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not been submitted to the Agency. The public comment period ended on May 16, 2012. No substantial comments were received. The rationale for emergency approval of this use is that no suitable insecticides are available to control the cabbage maggot in turnip and rutabaga production and significant economic losses will occur if this pest is not controlled. Contact: Andrea Conrath. Pennsylvania mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Department of Agriculture Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Regulatory Services Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on watercress to control melon/cotton aphids; July 27, 2013 to July 27, 2013. Contact: Keri Grinstead. Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath. West Virginia Department of Agriculture Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath. B. Federal Departments and Agencies United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Quarantine Exemption: EPA authorized the use of sodium hydroxide on clean, hard, non-porous areas potentially exposed to prions. September 12, 2012 to September 12, 2015; Contact: Keri Grinstead. Quarantine Exemption: EPA authorized the use of sodium hypochlorite on clean, hard, non-porous areas potentially exposed to prions. September 12, 2012 to September 12, 2015; Contact: Keri Grinstead. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) immobilized to a porous resin to treat the International Space Station internal active thermal control system (IATCS) coolant to control micro-organisms; July 13, 2012 to July 12, 2013. This request was granted because no registered alternatives met the criteria required for this use as well as OPA. Since the request proposed the use of a new, unregistered chemical, a notice of receipt published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2012 (77 FR 49793) (FRL–9358–4). Contact: Debra Rate. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 7, 2013. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–00841 Filed 1–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0390; FRL–9375–6] Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing an active ingredient not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at https:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person is listed at the end of each registration application summary and may be contacted by telephone, email, or mail. Mail correspondence to the Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0019; FRL-9375-2]


Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and 
Federal Agency Crisis Declarations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of 
pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during 
the period July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 to control unforeseen 
pest outbreaks.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: See each emergency exemption for the 
name of a contact person. The following information applies to all 
contact persons: Team Leader, Emergency Response Team, Registration 
Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8050.

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. 
The following list of North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. 
Potentially affected entities may include:
    [emsp14]Crop production (NAICS code 111).
    [emsp14]Animal production (NAICS code 112).
    [emsp14]Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
    [emsp14]Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this 
action to a particular entity, consult the person listed at the end of 
the emergency exemption.

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B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0019, is available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-
5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. Background

    EPA has granted emergency exemptions to the following State and 
Federal agencies. The emergency exemptions may take the following form: 
Crisis, public health, quarantine, or specific.
    Under FIFRA section 18, EPA can authorize the use of a pesticide 
when emergency conditions exist. Authorizations (commonly called 
emergency exemptions) are granted to State and Federal agencies and are 
of four types:
    1. A ``specific exemption'' authorizes use of a pesticide against 
specific pests on a limited acreage in a particular State. Most 
emergency exemptions are specific exemptions.
    2. ``Quarantine'' and ``public health'' exemptions are emergency 
exemptions issued for quarantine or public health purposes. These are 
rarely requested.
    3. A ``crisis exemption'' is initiated by a State or Federal agency 
(and is confirmed by EPA) when there is insufficient time to request 
and obtain EPA permission for use of a pesticide in an emergency.
    EPA may deny an emergency exemption: If the State or Federal agency 
cannot demonstrate that an emergency exists, if the use poses 
unacceptable risks to the environment, or if EPA cannot reach a 
conclusion that the proposed pesticide use is likely to result in ``a 
reasonable certainty of no harm'' to human health, including exposure 
of residues of the pesticide to infants and children.
    If the emergency use of the pesticide on a food or feed commodity 
would result in pesticide chemical residues, EPA establishes a time-
limited tolerance meeting the ``reasonable certainty of no harm 
standard'' of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
    In this document: EPA identifies the State or Federal agency 
granted the exemption, the type of exemption, the pesticide authorized 
and the pests, the crop or use for which authorized, number of acres 
(if applicable), and the duration of the exemption. EPA also gives the 
Federal Register citation for the time-limited tolerance, if any.

III. Emergency Exemptions

A. U.S. States and Territories

California
Department of Pesticide Regulation
    Specific Exemption: EPA Authorized the use of spirotetramat on dry 
bulb onions to control thrips; July 12, 2012 to September 15, 2012. 
Contact: Keri Grinstead.
Delaware
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, 
peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 
2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Specific Exemption: EPA Authorized the use of spirotetramat on 
watercress to control melon/cotton aphids; July 27, 2012 to July 27, 
2013. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of streptomycin sulfate 
on grapefruit to control citrus canker; September 14, 2012 to September 
1, 2013. As allowed by 40 CFR 166.24, the Agency determined that 
publication of a notice of receipt was appropriate since the use is for 
expansion of an antibiotic, and of potential public interest. A notice 
of receipt published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2011 (76 FR 
217) (FRL-9325-8), to allow for a public comment period which ended on 
November 24, 2011. No substantial comments were received. The rationale 
for emergency approval of this use is that no suitable materials are 
available to control citrus canker in grapefruit and significant 
economic losses will occur if this disease is not controlled. Contact: 
Andrea Conrath.
Illinois
Department of Agriculture
    Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; September 5, 2012 to December 31, 
2012. Contact: Stacey Groce.
Louisiana
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
    Crisis Exemption: EPA concurred with Louisiana on the crisis use of 
imidacloprid on sugarcane to control West Indian Cane Fly; August 7, 
2012 to August 22, 2012. Contact: Tawanda Maignan.
Maine
Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
    Crisis Exemption: EPA concurred with Maine on the crisis use of 
malathion on blueberries to control spotted winged drosophila; August 
13, 2012 to August 28, 2012. Contact: Debra Rate.
    Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; August 3, 2012 to December 31, 2012. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
Maryland
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, 
peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 
2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
Michigan
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
    Crisis Exemption: EPA concurred with Michigan on the crisis use of 
malathion on blueberries to control spotted winged drosophila; July 6, 
2012. Contact: Debra Rate.
    Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of malathion on 
blueberries to control spotted wing drosophila; September 27, 2012 to 
September 30, 2012. Contact: Debra Rate.
New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection
    Crisis Exemption: EPA concurred with New Jersey on the crisis use 
of malathion on blueberries to control spotted wing drosophila; July 
16, 2012 to July 30, 2012. Contact: Tawanda Maignan.
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, 
peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 
2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of dinotefuran on stone 
fruit and pome fruit to control brown marmorated

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stink bug; July 11, 2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
New Mexico
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on dry 
bulb onions to control thrips; July 9, 2012 to October 31, 2012. 
Contact: Keri Grinstead.
North Carolina
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, 
peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 
2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
North Dakota
Department of Agriculture
    Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of hop beta acids in 
beehives to control varroa mite; July 18, 2012 to December 31, 2012. 
Contact: Stacey Groce.
Oregon
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of fipronil on turnip 
and rutabaga to control cabbage maggot; July 20, 2012 to September 30, 
2012. In accordance with 40 CFR 166.24, a notice of receipt published 
in the Federal Register on May 1, 2012 (77 FR 84) (FRL- 9344-3), to 
allow for public comment since the request proposed a use which is IR-
4-supported, has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a 
petition for tolerance has not been submitted to the Agency. The public 
comment period ended on May 16, 2012. No substantial comments were 
received. The rationale for emergency approval of this use is that no 
suitable insecticides are available to control the cabbage maggot in 
turnip and rutabaga production and significant economic losses will 
occur if this pest is not controlled. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
Pennsylvania
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, 
peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 
2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
Tennessee
Department of Agriculture and Regulatory Services
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of spirotetramat on 
watercress to control melon/cotton aphids; July 27, 2013 to July 27, 
2013. Contact: Keri Grinstead.
Virginia
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, 
peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 
2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath.
West Virginia
Department of Agriculture
    Specific Exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on apple, 
peach, and nectarine to control brown marmorated stink bug; July 20, 
2012 to October 15, 2012. Contact: Andrea Conrath.

B. Federal Departments and Agencies

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS)
    Quarantine Exemption: EPA authorized the use of sodium hydroxide on 
clean, hard, non-porous areas potentially exposed to prions. September 
12, 2012 to September 12, 2015; Contact: Keri Grinstead.
    Quarantine Exemption: EPA authorized the use of sodium hypochlorite 
on clean, hard, non-porous areas potentially exposed to prions. 
September 12, 2012 to September 12, 2015; Contact: Keri Grinstead.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of ortho-phthalaldehyde 
(OPA) immobilized to a porous resin to treat the International Space 
Station internal active thermal control system (IATCS) coolant to 
control micro-organisms; July 13, 2012 to July 12, 2013. This request 
was granted because no registered alternatives met the criteria 
required for this use as well as OPA. Since the request proposed the 
use of a new, unregistered chemical, a notice of receipt published in 
the Federal Register on August 17, 2012 (77 FR 49793) (FRL-9358-4). 
Contact: Debra Rate.

 List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: January 7, 2013.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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