Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities, 17971-17972 [2014-05693]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Proposed Rules Federal Register indicating which provisions will become effective and which provisions are being withdrawn. All public comments received will then be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on the subsequent final action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. The changes to the regulatory text proposed in this notice are identical to those for the direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register. For further information, including the regulatory revisions, see the direct final rule published in a separate part of this Federal Register. VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews For a complete discussion of all of the administrative requirements applicable to this action, see the direct final rule in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register. VII. Legal Authority Authority for this action is in sections 211(h) and 301(a) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7545(h) and 7601(a). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 80 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedures, Air pollution control, Fuel additives, Gasoline, Incorporation by reference, Motor vehicle and motor vehicle engines, Motor vehicle pollution, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: March 19, 2014. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–06861 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0023; FRL–9907–04] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 commodities. The petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioners or administratively by the Agency. The pesticide petitions in this document are withdrawn as of March 31, 2014. 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. 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: DATES: 17971 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 2E8043 (N-heptane). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 22, 2012 (77 FR 50661) (EPA– HQ–OPP–2012–0491), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 2E8043 by Suterra LLC., 20950 NE., Talus Place, Bend, OR 97701. The petition requested to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of n-heptane (CAS No. 142–82–5) under I. General Information 40 CFR 180.920 in or on raw agricultural commodities, when used as A. Does this action apply to me? a pesticide inert ingredient in aerosol, Although this action only applies to pheromone mating disruption products the petitioners in question, it is directed only, and only in concentrations less to the public in general. Since various than 40% of the total formulation, and individuals or entities may be applied to growing crops only. Upon interested, the Agency has not review, EPA determined that this attempted to describe all the specific request is appropriate as a non-food use entities that may be interested in this petition, which does not require such action. If you have any questions notice. Therefore, on October 15, 2012, regarding this action, please consult the the EPA administratively withdrew this person listed at the end of the petition. 2. PP 1E7951 (EPTC). EPA issued a withdrawal summary for the pesticide notice in the Federal Register of April petition of interest. 4, 2012 (77 FR 20336) (EPA–HQ–OPP– B. How can I get copies of this document 2011–1011), which announced the filing and other related information? of pesticide petition (PP 1E7951) by The docket for this action, identified Interregional Research Project Number 4 by docket identification (ID) number (IR–4). The petition proposed to EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0001, is available establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 at http://www.regulations.gov or at the for residues of the herbicide S-ethyl OPP Docket in the Environmental dipropylthiocarbamate (EPTC), Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ including its metabolites and DC), located in EPA West, Rm. 3334, degradates, in or on fruit, citrus, group 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., 10–10 at 0.1 ppm; sunflower subgroup Washington, DC 20460–0001. The 20B at 0.08 ppm; and watermelon at Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 0.08 ppm. On March 6, 2013, IR–4 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through notified EPA that it was withdrawing Friday, excluding legal holidays. The this petition. 3. PP 1E7879 (Methanone, 2-hydroxytelephone number for the Public 4-methoxybenzophenone). EPA issued a Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and notice in the Federal Register of August the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review 26, 2011 (76 FR 53372) (FRL–8884–9) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0587), which the visitor instructions and additional announced the filing of pesticide information about the docket available petition (PP 1E7879) by Loveland at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. Products, Inc. The petition proposed to III. What action is the Agency taking? establish an exemption from the EPA is announcing the withdrawal of requirement of a tolerance for residues of methanone, 2-hydroxy-4pesticide petitions received under methoxybenzophenone, in 40 CFR part section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, 180.920, when used as a pesticide inert and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. ingredient as a UV-stabilizer at no more 346a, requesting the establishment or than 25% in pesticide formulations modification of regulations in 40 CFR (pre-harvest uses), and requested to part 180 for residues of pesticide PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\31MRP1.SGM 31MRP1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 17972 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Proposed Rules establish exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance in or on all raw agricultural commodities. On January 21, 2014, Loveland Products, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 4. PP 3E8170 (Chlorantraniliprole). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of July 19, 2013 (78 FR 43115) (FRL–9392–9) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2013– 0235), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 3E8170) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR–4). The petition proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.628 for residues of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole in or on fruit, stone, group 12–12, except cherry, chickasaw plum, and damson plum at 4.0 ppm; nut, tree, group 14–12 at 0.04 ppm; papaya at 4.0 ppm; passionfruit at 4.0 ppm; and onion, green, subgroup 3–07B at 3.0 ppm. On January 28, 2014, IR–4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing the proposed tolerance in or on nut, tree, group 14–12 from this petition. 5. PP 9E7621 (Alkyl Polyglucoside Esters (AGEs)). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of March 24, 2010 (75 FR 14154) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2010– 0138), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 9E7621) by Lamberti USA, Inc., 161 Washington St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. The petition requested to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of alkyl polyglucoside esters (AGEs) group, formed by DGlucopyranose, oligomeric, 6(dihydrogen 2-hydroxy-1,2,3propanetricarboxylate), 1-(C8-C20 linear and branched alkyl) ethers, sodium salts (CAS No. 1079993–97–7); DGlucopyranose, oligomeric, 6-(hydrogen sulfobutanedioate), 1-(C8-C20 linear and branched alkyl) ethers, sodium salts (CAS No. 1079993–92–2); DGlucopyranose, oligomeric, Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, 1-(C8-C20 linear and branched alkyl) ethers (CAS No. 1079993–94–4); under 40 CFR 180.910 and 40 CFR 180.920 in or on raw agricultural commodities, when used as a pesticide inert in final pesticide formulations. On February 11, 2014, Lamberti USA, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 6. PP 2E8093 (sodium metabisulfite). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 5, 2013 (78 FR 33785) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0175), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 2E8093) by Winfield Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 64589, St. Paul, MN 55164. The petition requested to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sodium metabisulfite (CAS No. 7681– 57–4) under 40 CFR 180.920 in or on VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 raw agricultural commodities, when used as a pesticide inert ingredient (preservative) at concentrations less than 0.5% of the total formulation and applied to growing crops only. On February 14, 2014, Winfield Solutions notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: March 6, 2014. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–05693 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 42 CFR Part 88 World Trade Center Health Program; Petition 003—Kidney Damage; Finding of Insufficient Evidence Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS. AGENCY: Denial of petition for addition of a health condition. ACTION: On January 22, 2014, the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program received a petition to add ‘‘kidney damage’’ (Petition 003) to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). The Administrator has not found sufficient scientific evidence to conduct an analysis of whether to add kidney damage and/or disease to the List. Accordingly, the Administrator finds that insufficient evidence exists to request a recommendation of the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), to publish a proposed rule, or to publish a determination not to publish a proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Administrator of the WTC Health Program is denying this petition for the addition of a health condition as of March 31, 2014. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Weiss, Program Analyst, 4674 Columbia Parkway, MS: C–46, Cincinnati, OH 45226; telephone (855) 818–1629 (this is a toll-free number); email NIOSHregs@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 A. WTC Health Program Statutory Authority Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–347), amended the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) to add Title XXXIII 1 establishing the WTC Health Program within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The WTC Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment benefits to eligible firefighters and related personnel, law enforcement officers, and rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers (responders) who responded to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and to eligible persons (survivors) who were present in the dust or dust cloud on September 11, 2001 or who worked, resided, or attended school, childcare, or adult daycare in the New York City disaster area. All references to the Administrator of the WTC Health Program (Administrator) in this notice mean the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) or his or her designee. Pursuant to § 3312(a)(6)(B) of the PHS Act, interested parties may petition the Administrator to add a health condition to the List in 42 CFR 88.1. Within 60 calendar days after receipt of a petition to add a condition to the List, the Administrator must take one of the following four actions described in § 3312(a)(6)(B) and 42 CFR 88.17: (i) request a recommendation of the STAC; (ii) publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register to add such health condition; (iii) publish in the Federal Register the Administrator’s determination not to publish such a proposed rule and the basis for such determination; or (iv) publish in the Federal Register a determination that insufficient evidence exists to take action under (i) through (iii) above. B. Petition 003 On January 22, 2014, the Administrator received a petition to add ‘‘kidney damage’’ to the List (Petition 003).2 The petition was submitted by a Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighter who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The petitioner indicated that he had been diagnosed with kidney failure and shared a letter 1 Title XXXIII of the PHS Act is codified at 42 U.S.C. 300mm to 300mm–61. Those portions of the Zadroga Act found in Titles II and III of Public Law 111–347 do not pertain to the WTC Health Program and are codified elsewhere. 2 See Petition 003. WTC Health Program: Petitions Received. http://www.cdc.gov/wtc/received.html. E:\FR\FM\31MRP1.SGM 31MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 61 (Monday, March 31, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05693]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0023; FRL-9907-04]


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.

DATES: The pesticide petitions in this document are withdrawn as of 
March 31, 2014.

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. 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.

III. 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 2E8043 (N-heptane). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of August 22, 2012 (77 FR 50661) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0491), which 
announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 2E8043 by Suterra 
LLC., 20950 NE., Talus Place, Bend, OR 97701. The petition requested to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues 
of n-heptane (CAS No. 142-82-5) under 40 CFR 180.920 in or on raw 
agricultural commodities, when used as a pesticide inert ingredient in 
aerosol, pheromone mating disruption products only, and only in 
concentrations less than 40% of the total formulation, and applied to 
growing crops only. Upon review, EPA determined that this request is 
appropriate as a non-food use petition, which does not require such 
notice. Therefore, on October 15, 2012, the EPA administratively 
withdrew this petition.
    2. PP 1E7951 (EPTC). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of 
April 4, 2012 (77 FR 20336) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-1011), which announced the 
filing of pesticide petition (PP 1E7951) by Interregional Research 
Project Number 4 (IR-4). The petition proposed to establish a tolerance 
in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide S-ethyl 
dipropylthiocarbamate (EPTC), including its metabolites and degradates, 
in or on fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 0.1 ppm; sunflower subgroup 20B 
at 0.08 ppm; and watermelon at 0.08 ppm. On March 6, 2013, IR-4 
notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.
    3. PP 1E7879 (Methanone, 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone). EPA 
issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 26, 2011 (76 FR 
53372) (FRL-8884-9) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0587), which announced the filing 
of pesticide petition (PP 1E7879) by Loveland Products, Inc. The 
petition proposed to establish an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for residues of methanone, 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone, 
in 40 CFR part 180.920, when used as a pesticide inert ingredient as a 
UV-stabilizer at no more than 25% in pesticide formulations (pre-
harvest uses), and requested to

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establish exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance in or on all 
raw agricultural commodities. On January 21, 2014, Loveland Products, 
Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.
    4. PP 3E8170 (Chlorantraniliprole). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of July 19, 2013 (78 FR 43115) (FRL-9392-9) (EPA-HQ-
OPP-2013-0235), which announced the filing of pesticide petition (PP 
3E8170) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4). The petition 
proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.628 for residues 
of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole in or on fruit, stone, group 12-
12, except cherry, chickasaw plum, and damson plum at 4.0 ppm; nut, 
tree, group 14-12 at 0.04 ppm; papaya at 4.0 ppm; passionfruit at 4.0 
ppm; and onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 3.0 ppm. On January 28, 2014, 
IR-4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing the proposed tolerance in or 
on nut, tree, group 14-12 from this petition.
    5. PP 9E7621 (Alkyl Polyglucoside Esters (AGEs)). EPA issued a 
notice in the Federal Register of March 24, 2010 (75 FR 14154) (EPA-HQ-
OPP-2010-0138), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 
9E7621) by Lamberti USA, Inc., 161 Washington St., Conshohocken, PA 
19428. The petition requested to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of alkyl polyglucoside esters 
(AGEs) group, formed by D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, 6-(dihydrogen 2-
hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate), 1-(C8-C20 linear and branched 
alkyl) ethers, sodium salts (CAS No. 1079993-97-7); D-Glucopyranose, 
oligomeric, 6-(hydrogen sulfobutanedioate), 1-(C8-C20 linear and 
branched alkyl) ethers, sodium salts (CAS No. 1079993-92-2); D-
Glucopyranose, oligomeric, Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, 1-(C8-C20 linear 
and branched alkyl) ethers (CAS No. 1079993-94-4); under 40 CFR 180.910 
and 40 CFR 180.920 in or on raw agricultural commodities, when used as 
a pesticide inert in final pesticide formulations. On February 11, 
2014, Lamberti USA, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this 
petition.
    6. PP 2E8093 (sodium metabisulfite). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of June 5, 2013 (78 FR 33785) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0175), 
which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 2E8093) by 
Winfield Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 64589, St. Paul, MN 55164. The 
petition requested to establish an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance for residues of sodium metabisulfite (CAS No. 7681-57-4) 
under 40 CFR 180.920 in or on raw agricultural commodities, when used 
as a pesticide inert ingredient (preservative) at concentrations less 
than 0.5% of the total formulation and applied to growing crops only. 
On February 14, 2014, Winfield Solutions notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing this petition.

List of Subjects

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

    Dated: March 6, 2014.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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