Difenzoquat; Order Revoking Tolerances, 32155-32157 [2013-12595]

Download as PDF 32155 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2013 / Rules and Regulations that some individuals believe that no residue of pesticides should be allowed. However, under the existing legal framework provided by section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), EPA is authorized to establish pesticide tolerances or exemptions where persons seeking such tolerances or exemptions have demonstrated that the pesticide meets the safety standard imposed by the statute. VI. Conclusions Therefore, an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established under 40 CFR 180.920 for guar hydroxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride (CAS No. 71329–50–5) when used as an inert ingredient (thickener/ drift reduction agent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops. VII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final rule establishes a tolerance under FFDCA section 408(d) in response to a petition submitted to the Agency. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 12866, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this final rule has been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this final rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) or Executive Order 13045, entitled ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This final rule does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), nor does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of a petition under FFDCA section 408(d), such as the tolerance in this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), do not apply. This final rule directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this action alter the relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions of FFDCA section 408(n)(4). As such, the Agency has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this final rule. In addition, this final rule does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). Inert ingredients ............. VIII. Congressional Review Act Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: May 20, 2013. Lois Rossi, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. In § 180.920, the table is amended by alphabetically adding the following inert ingredient to read as follows: ■ § 180.920 Inert ingredients used preharvest; exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance. * * * * * * [FR Doc. 2013–12782 Filed 5–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P * * Thickener/drift reduction agent. * ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY * ACTION: Difenzoquat; Order Revoking Tolerances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 May 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * Order of revocation. EPA is revoking all the tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat. EPA previously required that data be submitted to support these tolerances and that notice of intent to submit that data be submitted to the Agency by March 19, 2013. No notice of intent to provide the required data was submitted. SUMMARY: [EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0441; FRL–9386–5] * Uses * 40 CFR Part 180 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES * Limits * * * * Guar hydroxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride (CAS Reg. No. 71329–50–5) ..... This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). E:\FR\FM\29MYR1.SGM 29MYR1 32156 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2013 / Rules and Regulations This order of revocation is effective May 29, 2013. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before July 29, 2013, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.B. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0441, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Nevola, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8037; email address: nevola.joseph@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. General Information tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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). B. How can I file an objection or hearing request? Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect of this order and may also request a hearing on those objections. You must file your objection or request a hearing on this order in VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 May 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, you must identify docket ID number EPA–HQ– OPP–2012- 0441 in the subject line on the first page of your submission. All objections and requests for a hearing must be in writing, and must be received by the Hearing Clerk on or before July 29, 2013. Addresses for mail and hand delivery of objections and hearing requests are provided in 40 CFR 178.25(b). In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the Hearing Clerk as described in 40 CFR part 178, please submit a copy of the filing (excluding any Confidential Business Information (CBI)) for inclusion in the public docket. Information not marked confidential pursuant to 40 CFR part 2 may be disclosed publicly by EPA without prior notice. Submit the non-CBI copy of your objection or hearing request, identified by docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP– 2012–0441, 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 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. II. EPA’s Order to Revoke Tolerances A. What action is the Agency taking? Pursuant to FFDCA section 408(f), EPA determined that additional data are reasonably required to support the continuation of the tolerances for difenzoquat which are codified at 40 CFR 180.369. In the Federal Register of December 19, 2012 (77 FR 75037) (FRL– 9372–9), EPA issued a final data call-in order in follow-up to a proposed order which published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2012 (77 FR 39962) (FRL– 9352–9). In the final data call-in order of December 19, 2012, EPA required the submission of various data to support the continuation of the tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat. Because there are currently no domestic registrations PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 for difenzoquat, these tolerances are referred to as ‘‘import tolerances.’’ According to the terms of the order, if the Agency did not receive a section 408(f) Response Form identifying a person who agrees to submit the required data within 90 days after publication of the final order (March 19, 2013), EPA would proceed to revoke the difenzoquat tolerances at 40 CFR 180.369. Subsequent to the final data call-in order of December 19, 2012, EPA received no submissions of the ‘‘section 408(f) Order Response’’ form within the required 90-day period. Therefore, in this order, EPA is revoking all the tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat in 40 CFR 180.369, which includes tolerances for the following commodities: Barley, bran; barley, grain; barley, straw; cattle, fat; cattle, meat; cattle, meat byproducts; goat, fat; goat, meat; goat, meat byproducts; hog, fat; hog, meat; hog, meat byproducts; horse, fat; horse, meat; horse, meat byproducts; poultry, fat; poultry, meat; poultry, meat byproducts; sheep, fat; sheep, meat; sheep, meat byproducts; wheat, bran; wheat, grain; wheat, shorts; and wheat, straw. This tolerance revocation order for difenzoquat is subject to the objection and hearing procedure in FFDCA section 408(g)(2) but the only material issue in such a procedure is whether a submission required by the order was made in a timely fashion. B. What is the Agency’s authority for taking this action? Under FFDCA section 408(f)(2), if a submission required by an order issued pursuant to section 408(f)(1) is not received by the date specified in that order, EPA may by order published in the Federal Register revoke the tolerance that is the subject of that order. C. When do these actions become effective? As stated in the DATES section, this order is effective on the date of publication in the Federal Register. An order issued under FFDCA section 408(f)(2) shall take effect upon publication unless the regulation or order specifies otherwise. However, the Agency may stay the effectiveness of the regulation or order if, after issuance of such regulation or order, objections are filed with respect to such regulation or order pursuant to FFDCA section 408(g)(2). (21 U.S.C. 346a(g)(1)). Any commodities listed in the regulatory text of this document that are treated with the pesticides subject to this order, and that are in the channels E:\FR\FM\29MYR1.SGM 29MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2013 / Rules and Regulations of trade following the tolerance revocations, shall be subject to FFDCA section 408(1)(5), as established by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). Under this unit, any residues of the pesticide in or on such food shall not render the food adulterated so long as it is shown to the satisfaction of the Food and Drug Administration that: 1. The residue is present as the result of an application or use of the pesticide at a time and in a manner that was lawful under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 2. The residue does not exceed the level that was authorized at the time of the application or use to be present on the food under a tolerance or exemption from tolerance. Evidence to show that food was lawfully treated may include records that verify the dates that the pesticide was applied to such food. collection of information that requires OMB approval under PRA, unless it has been approved by OMB and displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and included on the related collection instrument, or form, if applicable. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act Since this order is not a rule under the APA (5 U.S.C. 551(4)), and does not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. A. Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Because this order is not a ‘‘regulatory action’’ as that term is defined in Executive Order 12866, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this action is not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Executive Orders 12866 and 13563, entitled ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review’’ (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011). D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act; and Executive Orders 13132 and 13175 This order directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes; nor does this action alter the relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. As such, the Agency has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus the Agency has determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999), and Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), do not apply to this order. In addition, this order does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) (2 U.S.C. 1531– 1538). B. Paperwork Reduction Act This action does not impose additional burdens that require approval by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The information collection activities associated with the prior order requesting data from any party interested in supporting the tolerances being revoked today were approved by OMB under OMB Control No. 2070– 0174, and are identified by EPA ICR No. 2288.01. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Under the PRA, an Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a E. Executive Orders 13045, 13211, and 12898 As indicated previously, this action is not a ‘‘regulatory action’’ as defined by Executive Order 12866. As a result, this action is not subject to Executive Order 13045, entitled ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), and Executive Order 13211 entitled ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). In addition, this order also does not require any special considerations under Executive tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action, which revokes tolerances due to a failure to comply with a data call-in order, is in the form of an order and not a rule. (21 U.S.C. 346a(f)(1)(C)). Under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), orders are expressly excluded from the definition of a rule. (5 U.S.C. 551(4)). Accordingly, the regulatory assessment requirements imposed on a rulemaking do not apply to this action, as explained further in the following discussion. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 May 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32157 Order 12898, entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). F. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA), (15 U.S.C. 272 note). IV. Congressional Review Act The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., does not apply because this action is not a rule as that term is defined in 5 U.S.C. 804(3). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: May 7, 2013. Steven Bradbury, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—TOLERANCES AND EXEMPTIONS FOR PESTICIDE CHEMICAL RESIDUES IN FOOD 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. § 180.369 ■ [Removed] 2. Remove § 180.369. [FR Doc. 2013–12595 Filed 5–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0461; FRL–9385–9] Methyl 5-(dimethylamino)-2-methyl-5oxopentanoate; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of methyl 5(dimethylamino)-2-methyl-5oxopentanoate (1174627–68–9) when used as an inert ingredient solvent in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MYR1.SGM 29MYR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0441; FRL-9386-5]


Difenzoquat; Order Revoking Tolerances

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Order of revocation.

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SUMMARY: EPA is revoking all the tolerances for the pesticide 
difenzoquat. EPA previously required that data be submitted to support 
these tolerances and that notice of intent to submit that data be 
submitted to the Agency by March 19, 2013. No notice of intent to 
provide the required data was submitted.

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DATES: This order of revocation is effective May 29, 2013. Objections 
and requests for hearings must be received on or before July 29, 2013, 
and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 
CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.B. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0441, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Nevola, Pesticide Re-Evaluation 
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8037; email address: 
nevola.joseph@epa.gov.

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:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).

B. How can I file an objection or hearing request?

    Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 
408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect 
of this order and may also request a hearing on those objections. You 
must file your objection or request a hearing on this order in 
accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure 
proper receipt by EPA, you must identify docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2012- 0441 in the subject line on the first page of your submission. 
All objections and requests for a hearing must be in writing, and must 
be received by the Hearing Clerk on or before July 29, 2013. Addresses 
for mail and hand delivery of objections and hearing requests are 
provided in 40 CFR 178.25(b).
    In addition to filing an objection or hearing request with the 
Hearing Clerk as described in 40 CFR part 178, please submit a copy of 
the filing (excluding any Confidential Business Information (CBI)) for 
inclusion in the public docket. Information not marked confidential 
pursuant to 40 CFR part 2 may be disclosed publicly by EPA without 
prior notice. Submit the non-CBI copy of your objection or hearing 
request, identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0441, 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 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.

II. EPA's Order to Revoke Tolerances

A. What action is the Agency taking?

    Pursuant to FFDCA section 408(f), EPA determined that additional 
data are reasonably required to support the continuation of the 
tolerances for difenzoquat which are codified at 40 CFR 180.369. In the 
Federal Register of December 19, 2012 (77 FR 75037) (FRL-9372-9), EPA 
issued a final data call-in order in follow-up to a proposed order 
which published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2012 (77 FR 39962) 
(FRL-9352-9). In the final data call-in order of December 19, 2012, EPA 
required the submission of various data to support the continuation of 
the tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat. Because there are 
currently no domestic registrations for difenzoquat, these tolerances 
are referred to as ``import tolerances.'' According to the terms of the 
order, if the Agency did not receive a section 408(f) Response Form 
identifying a person who agrees to submit the required data within 90 
days after publication of the final order (March 19, 2013), EPA would 
proceed to revoke the difenzoquat tolerances at 40 CFR 180.369.
    Subsequent to the final data call-in order of December 19, 2012, 
EPA received no submissions of the ``section 408(f) Order Response'' 
form within the required 90-day period. Therefore, in this order, EPA 
is revoking all the tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat in 40 CFR 
180.369, which includes tolerances for the following commodities: 
Barley, bran; barley, grain; barley, straw; cattle, fat; cattle, meat; 
cattle, meat byproducts; goat, fat; goat, meat; goat, meat byproducts; 
hog, fat; hog, meat; hog, meat byproducts; horse, fat; horse, meat; 
horse, meat byproducts; poultry, fat; poultry, meat; poultry, meat 
byproducts; sheep, fat; sheep, meat; sheep, meat byproducts; wheat, 
bran; wheat, grain; wheat, shorts; and wheat, straw.
    This tolerance revocation order for difenzoquat is subject to the 
objection and hearing procedure in FFDCA section 408(g)(2) but the only 
material issue in such a procedure is whether a submission required by 
the order was made in a timely fashion.

B. What is the Agency's authority for taking this action?

    Under FFDCA section 408(f)(2), if a submission required by an order 
issued pursuant to section 408(f)(1) is not received by the date 
specified in that order, EPA may by order published in the Federal 
Register revoke the tolerance that is the subject of that order.

C. When do these actions become effective?

    As stated in the DATES section, this order is effective on the date 
of publication in the Federal Register. An order issued under FFDCA 
section 408(f)(2) shall take effect upon publication unless the 
regulation or order specifies otherwise. However, the Agency may stay 
the effectiveness of the regulation or order if, after issuance of such 
regulation or order, objections are filed with respect to such 
regulation or order pursuant to FFDCA section 408(g)(2). (21 U.S.C. 
346a(g)(1)).
    Any commodities listed in the regulatory text of this document that 
are treated with the pesticides subject to this order, and that are in 
the channels

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of trade following the tolerance revocations, shall be subject to FFDCA 
section 408(1)(5), as established by the Food Quality Protection Act 
(FQPA). Under this unit, any residues of the pesticide in or on such 
food shall not render the food adulterated so long as it is shown to 
the satisfaction of the Food and Drug Administration that:
    1. The residue is present as the result of an application or use of 
the pesticide at a time and in a manner that was lawful under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
    2. The residue does not exceed the level that was authorized at the 
time of the application or use to be present on the food under a 
tolerance or exemption from tolerance. Evidence to show that food was 
lawfully treated may include records that verify the dates that the 
pesticide was applied to such food.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This action, which revokes tolerances due to a failure to comply 
with a data call-in order, is in the form of an order and not a rule. 
(21 U.S.C. 346a(f)(1)(C)). Under the Administrative Procedure Act 
(APA), orders are expressly excluded from the definition of a rule. (5 
U.S.C. 551(4)). Accordingly, the regulatory assessment requirements 
imposed on a rulemaking do not apply to this action, as explained 
further in the following discussion.

A. Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563

    Because this order is not a ``regulatory action'' as that term is 
defined in Executive Order 12866, entitled ``Regulatory Planning and 
Review'' (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this action is not subject to 
review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Executive 
Orders 12866 and 13563, entitled ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory 
Review'' (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011).

B. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This action does not impose additional burdens that require 
approval by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.). The information collection activities associated with the 
prior order requesting data from any party interested in supporting the 
tolerances being revoked today were approved by OMB under OMB Control 
No. 2070-0174, and are identified by EPA ICR No. 2288.01. Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Under the PRA, an Agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of 
information that requires OMB approval under PRA, unless it has been 
approved by OMB and displays a currently valid OMB control number. The 
OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after 
appearing in the Federal Register, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and 
included on the related collection instrument, or form, if applicable.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Since this order is not a rule under the APA (5 U.S.C. 551(4)), and 
does not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not 
apply.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act; and Executive Orders 13132 and 13175

    This order directly regulates growers, food processors, food 
handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes; nor does this 
action alter the relationships or distribution of power and 
responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions 
of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. As such, the Agency has determined that 
this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or 
tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government 
and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between 
the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus the Agency has 
determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled ``Federalism'' (64 FR 
43255, August 10, 1999), and Executive Order 13175, entitled 
``Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments'' (65 FR 
67249, November 9, 2000), do not apply to this order. In addition, this 
order does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded 
mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act 
(UMRA) (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538).

E. Executive Orders 13045, 13211, and 12898

    As indicated previously, this action is not a ``regulatory action'' 
as defined by Executive Order 12866. As a result, this action is not 
subject to Executive Order 13045, entitled ``Protection of Children 
from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks'' (62 FR 19885, April 
23, 1997), and Executive Order 13211 entitled ``Actions Concerning 
Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or 
Use'' (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). In addition, this order also does 
not require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, 
entitled ``Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority 
Populations and Low-Income Populations'' (59 FR 7629, February 16, 
1994).

F. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act

    This action does not involve any technical standards that would 
require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant 
to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement 
Act (NTTAA), (15 U.S.C. 272 note).

IV. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., does not apply 
because this action is not a rule as that term is defined in 5 U.S.C. 
804(3).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: May 7, 2013.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 180--TOLERANCES AND EXEMPTIONS FOR PESTICIDE CHEMICAL RESIDUES 
IN FOOD

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1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371.


Sec.  180.369  [Removed]

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2. Remove Sec.  180.369.

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