Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals), 78746-78748 [2013-30877]

Download as PDF 78746 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations The additions and revisions read as follows: § 180.654 Isopyrazam; tolerances for residues. (a) General. Tolerances are established for residues of the fungicide isopyrazam, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the commodities listed in the following table. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified in the following table is to be determined by measuring only isopyrazam (3-(difluoromethyl)-1methyl-N-[1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-9-(1methylethyl)-1,4-methano-naphthalen5-yl]-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamide), as the sum of its syn-isomer (3(difluoromethyl)-1-methyl-N-[(1RS, 4SR, 9RS)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-9-(1methylethyl)-1,4-methanonaphthalen-5yl]-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamide) and anti-isomer (3-(difluoromethyl)-1methyl-N-[(1RS, 4SR, 9SR)-1,2,3,4tetrahydro-9-(1-methylethyl)-1,4methano-naphthalen-5-yl]-1H-pyrazole4-carboxamide) in or on the commodity. Parts per million Commodity Apple 1 ......................................... 0.70 * * * * Peanut 1 ...................................... * 0.01 1 There are no U.S. registrations for use of isopyrazam on apple, banana, or peanut. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2013–30874 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA. DATES: This regulation is effective December 27, 2013. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 25, 2014, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0777 is available at http://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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY I. General Information 40 CFR Part 180 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). A. Does this action apply to me? [EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0777; FRL–9904–15] Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation extends timelimited tolerances for the pesticides listed in this document. These actions are in response to EPA’s granting of emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. In addition, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 B. How can I get electronic access to other related information? You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR part 180 through the Government Printing PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Office’s e-CFR site at http:// www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/textidx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/ 40tab_02.tpl. C. How can I file an objection or hearing request? Under FFDCA section 408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect of this regulation and may also request a hearing on those objections. You must file your objection or request a hearing on this regulation 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–2013–0777 in the subject line on the first page of your submission. All requests must be in writing, and must be received by the Hearing Clerk on or before February 25, 2014. 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– 2013–0777 by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 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 http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. II. Background and Statutory Findings EPA published final rules in the Federal Register for each chemical listed. The initial issuance of these final rules announced that EPA, on its own initiative, under FFDCA section 408, 21 U.S.C. 346a, was establishing timelimited tolerances. E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations EPA established the tolerances because FFDCA section 408(l)(6) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA under FIFRA section 18 . Such tolerances can be established without providing notice or time for public comment. EPA received requests to extend the use of these chemicals for this year’s growing season. After having reviewed these submissions, EPA concurs that emergency conditions exist. EPA assessed the potential risks presented by residues for each chemical. In doing so, EPA considered the safety standard in FFDCA section 408(b)(2), and decided that the necessary tolerance under FFDCA section 408(l)(6) would be consistent with the safety standard and with FIRA section 18. The data and other relevant material have been evaluated and discussed in the final rule originally published to support these uses. Based on that data and information considered, the Agency reaffirms that extension of these timelimited tolerances will continue to meet the requirements of FFDCA section 408(l)(6). Therefore, the time-limited tolerances are extended until the date listed. EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register to remove the revoked tolerances from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Although these tolerances will expire and are revoked on the date listed, under FFDCA section 408(l)(5), residues of the pesticide not in excess of the amounts specified in the tolerance remaining in or on the commodity after that date will not be unlawful, provided the residue is present as a result of an application or use of a pesticide at a time and in a manner that was lawful under FIFRA, the tolerance was in place at the time of the application, and the residue does not exceed the level that was authorized by the tolerance. EPA will take action to revoke these tolerances earlier if any experience with, scientific data on, or other relevant information on this pesticide indicate that the residues are not safe. Tolerances for the use of the following pesticide chemicals on specific commodities are being extended: Fenoxaprop-ethyl. EPA has authorized under FIFRA section 18 the use of fenoxaprop-ethyl on grasses grown for seed for control of grassy weeds in Oregon. This regulation extends the time-limited tolerances for residues of the herbicide fenoxapropethyl, (±)-ethyl 2-[4-[(6-chloro-2- VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 benzoxazolyl)oxy]phenoxy]propanoate, and its metabolites, 2-[4-[(6-chloro-2benzoxazolyl)oxy]phenoxy]propanoic acid and 6-chloro-2,3dihydrobenzoxazol-2-one, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of fenoxaprop-ethyl, in or on grass forage and grass hay at 0.05 ppm for an additional 3-year period. These tolerances will expire and are revoked on December 31, 2016. The time-limited tolerances originally published in the Federal Register of June 13, 2008 (73 FR 33714) (FRL–8366–6). Propiconazole. EPA has authorized under FIFRA section 18 the use of propiconazole on avocado for control of Laurel wilt in Florida. This regulation extends the time-limited tolerance for residues of the fungicide propiconazole (1-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-propyl-1,3dioxolan-2-yl] methyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole) and its metabolites determined as 2,4dichlorobenzoic acid and expressed as parent compound, in or on avocado at 10 ppm for an additional 3-year period. This tolerance will expire and is revoked on December 31, 2016. The time-limited tolerance originally published in the Federal Register of May 11, 2011 (76 FR 27261) (FRL–8873– 2). Fipronil. EPA has authorized under FIFRA section 18 the use of fipronil on rutabaga and turnip for control of the cabbage maggot in Oregon. This regulation extends the time-limited tolerances for residues of the insecticide fipronil (5-amino-1-[2,6-dichloro-4(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-[(1R,S)(trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl]-1H-pyrazole3-carbonitrile) and its metabolites 5amino-1-[2,6-dichloro-4(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4[(trifluoromethyl) sulfonyl]-1Hpyrazole-3-carbonitrile and 5-amino-1[2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl) phenyl]-4-[(trifluoromethyl)thio]-1Hpyrazole-3-carbonitrile and its photodegradate 5-amino-1-(2,6-dichloro4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-[(1R,S)(trifluoromethyl)]-1H-pyrazole-3carbonitrile in or on turnip and rutabaga at 1.0 ppm for an additional 3-year period. These tolerances will expire and are revoked on December 31, 2016. The time-limited tolerances originally published in the Federal Register of August 22, 2007 (72 FR 46906) (FRL– 8142–6). Bifenazate. EPA has authorized under FIFRA section 18 the use of bifenazate on timothy grass for control of spider mites in Nevada. This regulation extends the time-limited tolerances for residues of the miticide bifenazate, (1methylethyl 2-(4-methoxy[1,1′biphenyl]-3-yl)hydrazinecarboxylate) PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 78747 and its metabolite diazinecarboxylic acid, 2-(4-methoxy-[1,1′-biphenyl]-3-yl), 1-methylethyl ester (expressed as bifenazate), in or on timothy forage at 50 ppm and timothy hay at 150 ppmfor an additional 3-year period. These tolerances will expire and are revoked on December 31, 2016. The time-limited tolerances originally published in the Federal Register of January 28, 2005 (70 FR 4032) (FRL–7696–2). III. International Residue Limits In making its tolerance decisions, EPA seeks to harmonize U.S. tolerances with international standards whenever possible, consistent with U.S. food safety standards and agricultural practices. EPA considers the international maximum residue limits (MRLs) established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), as required by FFDCA section 408(b)(4). The Codex Alimentarius is a joint United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization food standards program, and it is recognized as an international food safety standards-setting organization in trade agreements to which the United States is a party. EPA may establish a tolerance that is different from a Codex MRL; however, FFDCA section 408(b)(4) requires that EPA explain the reasons for departing from the Codex level. The Codex has not established MRLs for propiconazole in or on avocado; fenoxaprop-ethyl in or on grass forage or hay; fipronil in or on rutabaga or turnip; nor for bifenazate in or on timothy forage or hay. IV. 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 E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1 78748 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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.). 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). V. 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 19, 2013. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, 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. § 180.430 [Amended] 2. In § 180.430, in the table to paragraph (b), amend the entries for grass, forage and grass, hay by revising the expiration dates ‘‘12/31/13’’ to read ‘‘12/31/16.’’ ■ § 180.434 [Amended] 3. In § 180.434, in the table to paragraph (b), amend the entry for avocado by revising the expiration date ‘‘12/31/13’’ to read ‘‘12/31/16.’’ ■ § 180.517 [Amended] 4. In § 180.517, in the table to paragraph (b), amend the entries for rutabaga and turnip by revising the expiration dates ‘‘12/31/13’’ to read ‘‘12/ 31/16.’’ ■ § 180.572 [Amended] 5. In § 180.572, in the table to paragraph (b), amend the entries for timothy, forage and timothy, hay by revising the expiration dates ‘‘12/31/13’’ to read ‘‘12/31/16.’’ ■ [FR Doc. 2013–30877 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0540; FRL–9902–90] 2,5-Furandione, polymer With ethenylbenzene, Reaction Products With polyethylene-polypropylene glycol 2-aminopropyl Me ether; Tolerance Exemption Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2,5-furandione, polymer with ethenylbenzene, reaction products with polyethylenepolypropylene glycol 2-aminopropyl Me ether; minimum number average SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 molecular weight (in amu), 14,000 (CASRN 162568–32–3); when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Huntsman Corp. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2,5-furandione, polymer with ethenylbenzene, reaction products with polyethylene-polypropylene glycol 2-aminopropyl Me ether on food or feed commodities. DATES: This regulation is effective December 27, 2013. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 25, 2014, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0540, is available at http://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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Rossi, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@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). E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0777; FRL-9904-15]


Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple 
Chemicals)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the 
pesticides listed in this document. These actions are in response to 
EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these 
pesticides. In addition, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption 
from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in 
food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency 
exemption granted by EPA.

DATES: This regulation is effective December 27, 2013. Objections and 
requests for hearings must be received on or before February 25, 2014, 
and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 
CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0777 is available at http://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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Rossi, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@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 get electronic access to other related information?

    You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR 
part 180 through the Government Printing Office's e-CFR site at  http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_02.tpl.

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

    Under FFDCA section 408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an 
objection to any aspect of this regulation and may also request a 
hearing on those objections. You must file your objection or request a 
hearing on this regulation 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-2013-0777 in the subject line on the first 
page of your submission. All requests must be in writing, and must be 
received by the Hearing Clerk on or before February 25, 2014. 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-2013-0777 by one of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm.

Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. Background and Statutory Findings

    EPA published final rules in the Federal Register for each chemical 
listed. The initial issuance of these final rules announced that EPA, 
on its own initiative, under FFDCA section 408, 21 U.S.C. 346a, was 
establishing time-limited tolerances.

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    EPA established the tolerances because FFDCA section 408(l)(6) 
requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from 
the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food 
that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency 
exemption granted by EPA under FIFRA section 18 . Such tolerances can 
be established without providing notice or time for public comment.
    EPA received requests to extend the use of these chemicals for this 
year's growing season. After having reviewed these submissions, EPA 
concurs that emergency conditions exist. EPA assessed the potential 
risks presented by residues for each chemical. In doing so, EPA 
considered the safety standard in FFDCA section 408(b)(2), and decided 
that the necessary tolerance under FFDCA section 408(l)(6) would be 
consistent with the safety standard and with FIRA section 18.
    The data and other relevant material have been evaluated and 
discussed in the final rule originally published to support these uses. 
Based on that data and information considered, the Agency reaffirms 
that extension of these time-limited tolerances will continue to meet 
the requirements of FFDCA section 408(l)(6). Therefore, the time-
limited tolerances are extended until the date listed. EPA will publish 
a document in the Federal Register to remove the revoked tolerances 
from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Although these tolerances 
will expire and are revoked on the date listed, under FFDCA section 
408(l)(5), residues of the pesticide not in excess of the amounts 
specified in the tolerance remaining in or on the commodity after that 
date will not be unlawful, provided the residue is present as a result 
of an application or use of a pesticide at a time and in a manner that 
was lawful under FIFRA, the tolerance was in place at the time of the 
application, and the residue does not exceed the level that was 
authorized by the tolerance. EPA will take action to revoke these 
tolerances earlier if any experience with, scientific data on, or other 
relevant information on this pesticide indicate that the residues are 
not safe.
    Tolerances for the use of the following pesticide chemicals on 
specific commodities are being extended:
    Fenoxaprop-ethyl. EPA has authorized under FIFRA section 18 the use 
of fenoxaprop-ethyl on grasses grown for seed for control of grassy 
weeds in Oregon. This regulation extends the time-limited tolerances 
for residues of the herbicide fenoxaprop-ethyl, ()-ethyl 2-
[4-[(6-chloro-2-benzoxazolyl)oxy]phenoxy]propanoate, and its 
metabolites, 2-[4-[(6-chloro-2-benzoxazolyl)oxy]phenoxy]propanoic acid 
and 6-chloro-2,3-dihydrobenzoxazol-2-one, calculated as the 
stoichiometric equivalent of fenoxaprop-ethyl, in or on grass forage 
and grass hay at 0.05 ppm for an additional 3-year period. These 
tolerances will expire and are revoked on December 31, 2016. The time-
limited tolerances originally published in the Federal Register of June 
13, 2008 (73 FR 33714) (FRL-8366-6).
    Propiconazole. EPA has authorized under FIFRA section 18 the use of 
propiconazole on avocado for control of Laurel wilt in Florida. This 
regulation extends the time-limited tolerance for residues of the 
fungicide propiconazole (1-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-propyl-1,3-
dioxolan-2-yl] methyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole) and its metabolites 
determined as 2,4-dichlorobenzoic acid and expressed as parent 
compound, in or on avocado at 10 ppm for an additional 3-year period. 
This tolerance will expire and is revoked on December 31, 2016. The 
time-limited tolerance originally published in the Federal Register of 
May 11, 2011 (76 FR 27261) (FRL-8873-2).
    Fipronil. EPA has authorized under FIFRA section 18 the use of 
fipronil on rutabaga and turnip for control of the cabbage maggot in 
Oregon. This regulation extends the time-limited tolerances for 
residues of the insecticide fipronil
    (5-amino-1-[2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-[(1R,S)-
(trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl]-1H-pyrazole-3-carbonitrile) and its 
metabolites 5-amino-1-[2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-
[(trifluoromethyl) sulfonyl]-1H-pyrazole-3-carbonitrile and 5-amino-1-
[2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl) phenyl]-4-[(trifluoromethyl)thio]-1H-
pyrazole-3-carbonitrile and its photodegradate 5-amino-1-(2,6-dichloro-
4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-[(1R,S)-(trifluoromethyl)]-1H-pyrazole-3-
carbonitrile in or on turnip and rutabaga at 1.0 ppm for an additional 
3-year period. These tolerances will expire and are revoked on December 
31, 2016. The time-limited tolerances originally published in the 
Federal Register of August 22, 2007 (72 FR 46906) (FRL-8142-6).
    Bifenazate. EPA has authorized under FIFRA section 18 the use of 
bifenazate on timothy grass for control of spider mites in Nevada. This 
regulation extends the time-limited tolerances for residues of the 
miticide bifenazate, (1-methylethyl 2-(4-methoxy[1,1'-biphenyl]-3-
yl)hydrazinecarboxylate) and its metabolite diazinecarboxylic acid, 2-
(4-methoxy-[1,1'-biphenyl]-3-yl), 1-methylethyl ester (expressed as 
bifenazate), in or on timothy forage at 50 ppm and timothy hay at 150 
ppmfor an additional 3-year period. These tolerances will expire and 
are revoked on December 31, 2016. The time-limited tolerances 
originally published in the Federal Register of January 28, 2005 (70 FR 
4032) (FRL-7696-2).

III. International Residue Limits

    In making its tolerance decisions, EPA seeks to harmonize U.S. 
tolerances with international standards whenever possible, consistent 
with U.S. food safety standards and agricultural practices. EPA 
considers the international maximum residue limits (MRLs) established 
by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), as required by FFDCA 
section 408(b)(4). The Codex Alimentarius is a joint United Nations 
Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization food 
standards program, and it is recognized as an international food safety 
standards-setting organization in trade agreements to which the United 
States is a party. EPA may establish a tolerance that is different from 
a Codex MRL; however, FFDCA section 408(b)(4) requires that EPA explain 
the reasons for departing from the Codex level.
    The Codex has not established MRLs for propiconazole in or on 
avocado; fenoxaprop-ethyl in or on grass forage or hay; fipronil in or 
on rutabaga or turnip; nor for bifenazate in or on timothy forage or 
hay.

IV. 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

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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.).
    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).

V. 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: December 19, 2013.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

    Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows:

PART 180--[AMENDED]

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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.  180.430  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  180.430, in the table to paragraph (b), amend the entries 
for grass, forage and grass, hay by revising the expiration dates ``12/
31/13'' to read ``12/31/16.''


Sec.  180.434  [Amended]

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3. In Sec.  180.434, in the table to paragraph (b), amend the entry for 
avocado by revising the expiration date ``12/31/13'' to read ``12/31/
16.''


Sec.  180.517  [Amended]

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4. In Sec.  180.517, in the table to paragraph (b), amend the entries 
for rutabaga and turnip by revising the expiration dates ``12/31/13'' 
to read ``12/31/16.''


Sec.  180.572  [Amended]

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5. In Sec.  180.572, in the table to paragraph (b), amend the entries 
for timothy, forage and timothy, hay by revising the expiration dates 
``12/31/13'' to read ``12/31/16.''

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