Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 6274-6275 [2013-02009]

Download as PDF 6274 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / Proposed Rules FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Steinberger (415.561.5300), or visit http://www.presidio.gov/about/ Pages/commercial-dog-walking.aspx. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed rule originally was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2012, with a 65-day comment period set to end on January 25, 2013. In response to public comments, the comment period has been extended to February 25, 2013. Dated: January 23, 2013. Karen A. Cook, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2013–01796 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4R–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0001; FRL–9376–3] Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of withdrawal of pesticide petitions. AGENCY: This document announces the withdrawal of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. The petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioners or administratively by the Agency. SUMMARY: A contact person, with telephone number and email 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? Although this action only applies to the petitioners in question, it is directed to the public in general. Since various individuals or entities may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be interested in this action. If you have any questions regarding this action, please consult the person listed at the end of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Jan 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 2. PP 0E7755 (Oxytetracycline). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 23, 2010 (75 FR 57942) B. How can I get copies of this document (FRL–8845–4) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2010– and other related information? 0740), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 0E7755) by The docket for this action, identified Quimica Agronomica de Mexico, S. de by docket identification (ID) number R.L. MI., Calle 18 N 20501, Colonia EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0001, is available Impulso, C.P. 31183, Chihuahua, Chih., at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Mexico. The petition proposed to OPP Docket in the Environmental establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.337 Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ for residues of the fungicide DC), located in EPA West, Rm. 3334, oxytetracycline, in or on cucurbits, crop 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., group 9; and fruiting vegetables, crop Washington, DC 20460–0001. The group 8 at 0.03 ppm. On June 18, 2012, Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 Gowan Company (U.S. agent on behalf a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through of Quimica Agronomica de Mexico) Friday, excluding legal holidays. The notified EPA that it was withdrawing telephone number for the Public this petition. Contact: Heather Garvie, Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and (703) 308–0034, email address: the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review garvie.heather@epa.gov. 3. PP 1F7887 (Phosphine). EPA issued the visitor instructions and additional a notice in the Federal Register of information about the docket available October 5, 2011 (76 FR 61649) (FRL– at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. 8890–5) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0741), II. What action is the agency taking? which announced the filing of a EPA is announcing the withdrawal of pesticide petition (PP 1F7887) by Cytec Industries, Inc., 5 Garret Mountain pesticide petitions received under Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424. The section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, petition proposed to establish tolerances and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. in 40 CFR 180.225 for residues of 346a, requesting the establishment or phosphine, in or on asparagus; modification of regulations in 40 CFR cherimoya; dates, fresh; figs, fresh; globe part 180 for residues of pesticide artichokes; pawpaws; pineapple, water chemicals in or on various food chestnuts and watercress, and for all commodities. fresh fruit and vegetable crop groups Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a (including berry and small fruit; citrus summary of each of the petitions fruit; pome fruit; stone fruit; herbs and covered by this document, prepared by spices; Brassica leafy vegetables; leafy the petitioner, was included in a docket vegetables; bulb vegetables; cucurbits; EPA created for each rulemaking. The fruiting vegetables except cucurbits; docket for each of the petitions is legume vegetables, except soybeans; available online at http:// foliage of legume vegetables; root and www.regulations.gov. tuber group; and root and tuber leaves group) at 0.01 ppm. On April 5, 2012, Withdrawals by Petitioners Cytec Industries notified EPA that it was 1. PP 0E7754 (Gentamicin). EPA withdrawing the petition. Contact: Gene issued a notice in the Federal Register Benbow, 703–347–0235, email address: of July 6, 2011 (76 FR 39358) (FRL– benbow.gene@epa.gov. 8875–6) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0820), 4. PP 4F4281 (Iprodione). EPA issued which announced the filing of a a notice in the Federal Register of pesticide petition (PP 0E7754) by August 2, 2006 (71 FR 43760) (FRL– Quimica Agronomica de Mexico, S. de 8082–8) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0637), R.L. MI., Calle 18 N[deg] 20501, Colonia which announced the filing of pesticide Impulso, C.P. 31183, Chihuahua, Chih., petition (PP 4F4281) by Bayer Mexico c/o Gowan Company, P.O. Box CropScience, Research Triangle Park, 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366. The petition North Carolina 27709. The petition proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 proposed to establish a tolerance for CFR 180.642 for residues of the iprodione, [3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-N-(1fungicide gentamicin, in or on cucurbits methylethyl)-2,4- dioxo-1(crop group 9) at 0.05 parts per million imidazolidinecarboxamide, its isomer 3(ppm) and fruiting vegetables (crop (1-methylethyl)-N-(3,5- dichlorophenyl)group 8) at 0.05 ppm. On June 18, 2012, 2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboxamide, Gowan Company (U.S. agent on behalf and its metabolite 3-(3,5of Quimica Agronomica de Mexico) dichlorophenyl)-2,4-dioxo-1notified EPA that it was withdrawing imidazolidinecarboxamide in or on the food commodity rapeseed (canola) at 1.0 this petition. Contact: Shaunta Hill, ppm. On March 7, 2012, Bayer Crop (703) 347–8961, email address: Science, notified EPA that it was hill.shaunta@epa.gov. withdrawal summary for the pesticide petition of interest. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\30JAP1.SGM 30JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / Proposed Rules withdrawing its petition. Contact: Tamue L. Gibson, (703) 305–9096, email address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov. 5. PP 9F7565 (Iprodione). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 4, 2009 (74 FR 45848) (FRL– 8434–4) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0550), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 9F7565) by Devgen US, Inc., 413 McFarlan Road, Suite B, Kennett Square, PA 19348, which proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.399 for residues of iprodione, in or on cucurbit crop group at 0.3 ppm; and fruiting vegetables, except cucurbits at 2.0 ppm. On June 22, 2012, Devgen US, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing its petition. Contact: Tamue L. Gibson, (703) 305–9096, email address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov. 6. PP 2E7993 (Ethephon). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of May 23, 2012 (77 FR 30481) (FRL–9347–8) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0241), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 2E7993) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR–4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to increase a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.300 for residues of the plant regulator ethephon in or on tomato from 2.0 ppm to 3.5 ppm. On January 3, 2013, IR–4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: Andrew Ertman, (703) 308–9367, email address: ertman.andrew@epa.gov. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: January 23, 2013. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–02009 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 16:40 Jan 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 II. Summary of Errors Office of the Secretary In the DATES section of the proposed rule, we established a closing date of the 30-day comment period as February 13, 2013. In this notice we are making a technical correction to the comment period, which now closes on February 21, 2013. 45 CFR Part 155 III. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 430, 431, 433, 435, 440, 447, and 457 [CMS–2334–CN] RIN 0938–AR04 Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Programs, and Exchanges: Essential Health Benefits in Alternative Benefit Plans, Eligibility Notices, Fair Hearing and Appeal Processes for Medicaid and Exchange Eligibility Appeals and Other Provisions Related to Eligibility and Enrollment for Exchanges, Medicaid and CHIP, and Medicaid Premiums and Cost Sharing; Correction Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. AGENCY: This document makes a technical correction to the proposed rule published in the January 22, 2013 Federal Register entitled ‘‘Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Programs, and Exchanges: Essential Health Benefits in Alternative Benefit Plans, Eligibility Notices, Fair Hearing and Appeal Processes for Medicaid and Exchange Eligibility Appeals and Other Provisions Related to Eligibility and Enrollment for Exchanges, Medicaid and CHIP, and Medicaid Premiums and Cost Sharing.’’ The proposed rule provided for the close of the comment period to be February 13, 2013, whereas the close of the comment period was intended to be February 21, 2013. This document makes this technical correction. DATES: The comment close date for the proposed rule under the same heading published in the January 22, 2013 Federal Register is correctly extended to February 21, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annette Brewer, (410) 786–6580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background In FR Doc. 2013–00659 of January 22, 2013 (78 FR 4594), there was a technical error that is identified and corrected in the Correction of Errors section below. The provision in this correction document is effective as if it had been included in the document published on January 22, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 6275 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 We ordinarily publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to provide a period for public comment before the provisions of a rule take effect in accordance with section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). However, we can waive this notice and comment procedure if the Secretary finds, for good cause, that the notice and comment process is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, and incorporates a statement of the finding and the reasons therefore in the notice. This correction notice has the effect of extending the period for public comment that was initially established in the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2013 (78 FR 4594). This correction notice makes no changes to any of the substantive matters discussed in the proposed rule. Rather, this correction notice makes a technical correction to the date on which the period for public comment on the previously published proposed rule ends. This technical correction will not disadvantage any member of the public, and it is in the public interest to permit the full intended time period for comment. Therefore, we find it unnecessary to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking for this correction notice. IV. Correction of Errors In FR Doc. 2013–00659 of January 22, 2013 (78 FR 4594), make the following corrections: In the DATES section, the date ‘‘February 13, 2013’’ is corrected to read ‘‘February 21, 2013’’. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0001; FRL-9376-3]


Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide 
Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal of pesticide petitions.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the withdrawal of pesticide petitions 
requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for 
residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. The 
petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioners or 
administratively by the Agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person, with telephone 
number and email 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?

    Although this action only applies to the petitioners in question, 
it is directed to the public in general. Since various individuals or 
entities may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe 
all the specific entities that may be interested in this action. If you 
have any questions regarding this action, please consult the person 
listed at the end of the withdrawal summary for the pesticide petition 
of interest.

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-2012-0001, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the OPP Docket in the Environmental 
Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), located in EPA West, 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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    EPA is announcing the withdrawal of pesticide petitions received 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in 
or on various food commodities.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
covered by this document, prepared by the petitioner, was included in a 
docket EPA created for each rulemaking. The docket for each of the 
petitions is available online at http://www.regulations.gov.

Withdrawals by Petitioners

    1. PP 0E7754 (Gentamicin). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of July 6, 2011 (76 FR 39358) (FRL-8875-6) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-
0820), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 0E7754) 
by Quimica Agronomica de Mexico, S. de R.L. MI., Calle 18 N[deg] 20501, 
Colonia Impulso, C.P. 31183, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico c/o Gowan 
Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366. The petition proposed to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.642 for residues of the fungicide 
gentamicin, in or on cucurbits (crop group 9) at 0.05 parts per million 
(ppm) and fruiting vegetables (crop group 8) at 0.05 ppm. On June 18, 
2012, Gowan Company (U.S. agent on behalf of Quimica Agronomica de 
Mexico) notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: 
Shaunta Hill, (703) 347-8961, email address: hill.shaunta@epa.gov.
    2. PP 0E7755 (Oxytetracycline). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of September 23, 2010 (75 FR 57942) (FRL-8845-4) (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2010-0740), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 
0E7755) by Quimica Agronomica de Mexico, S. de R.L. MI., Calle 18 N 
20501, Colonia Impulso, C.P. 31183, Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico. The 
petition proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.337 for 
residues of the fungicide oxytetracycline, in or on cucurbits, crop 
group 9; and fruiting vegetables, crop group 8 at 0.03 ppm. On June 18, 
2012, Gowan Company (U.S. agent on behalf of Quimica Agronomica de 
Mexico) notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: 
Heather Garvie, (703) 308-0034, email address: garvie.heather@epa.gov.
    3. PP 1F7887 (Phosphine). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of October 5, 2011 (76 FR 61649) (FRL-8890-5) (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2011-0741), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 
1F7887) by Cytec Industries, Inc., 5 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland 
Park, NJ 07424. The petition proposed to establish tolerances in 40 CFR 
180.225 for residues of phosphine, in or on asparagus; cherimoya; 
dates, fresh; figs, fresh; globe artichokes; pawpaws; pineapple, water 
chestnuts and watercress, and for all fresh fruit and vegetable crop 
groups (including berry and small fruit; citrus fruit; pome fruit; 
stone fruit; herbs and spices; Brassica leafy vegetables; leafy 
vegetables; bulb vegetables; cucurbits; fruiting vegetables except 
cucurbits; legume vegetables, except soybeans; foliage of legume 
vegetables; root and tuber group; and root and tuber leaves group) at 
0.01 ppm. On April 5, 2012, Cytec Industries notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing the petition. Contact: Gene Benbow, 703-347-0235, email 
address: benbow.gene@epa.gov.
    4. PP 4F4281 (Iprodione). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of August 2, 2006 (71 FR 43760) (FRL-8082-8) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-
0637), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 4F4281) by 
Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709. The 
petition proposed to establish a tolerance for iprodione, [3-(3,5-
dichlorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl)-2,4- dioxo-1-
imidazolidinecarboxamide, its isomer 3-(1-methylethyl)-N-(3,5- 
dichlorophenyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboxamide, and its 
metabolite 3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboxamide 
in or on the food commodity rapeseed (canola) at 1.0 ppm. On March 7, 
2012, Bayer Crop Science, notified EPA that it was

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withdrawing its petition. Contact: Tamue L. Gibson, (703) 305-9096, 
email address: gibson.tamue@epa.gov.
    5. PP 9F7565 (Iprodione). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of September 4, 2009 (74 FR 45848) (FRL-8434-4) (EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0550), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 
9F7565) by Devgen US, Inc., 413 McFarlan Road, Suite B, Kennett Square, 
PA 19348, which proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.399 for 
residues of iprodione, in or on cucurbit crop group at 0.3 ppm; and 
fruiting vegetables, except cucurbits at 2.0 ppm. On June 22, 2012, 
Devgen US, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing its petition. 
Contact: Tamue L. Gibson, (703) 305-9096, email address: 
gibson.tamue@epa.gov.
    6. PP 2E7993 (Ethephon). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of May 23, 2012 (77 FR 30481) (FRL-9347-8) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-
0241), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 2E7993) by 
Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to increase a 
tolerance in 40 CFR 180.300 for residues of the plant regulator 
ethephon in or on tomato from 2.0 ppm to 3.5 ppm. On January 3, 2013, 
IR-4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. Contact: 
Andrew Ertman, (703) 308-9367, email address: ertman.andrew@epa.gov.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

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

    Dated: January 23, 2013.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-02009 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]
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