Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Modification of Pesticide Chemical Tolerances or Tolerance Exemptions, 2803-2804 [2016-00431]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / Proposed Rules (3) If a tribe’s asserted authority is subject to a competing or conflicting claim, the Regional Administrator, after due consideration, and in consideration of other comments received, shall determine whether the tribe has adequately demonstrated that it meets the requirements of paragraph (a)(3) of this section. (4) Where EPA has previously determined that a tribe qualifies for TAS for the CWA Section 303(c) Water Quality Standards Program, CWA Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program, or CWA Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permit Program, and EPA has provided notice and an opportunity to comment on the tribe’s assertion of authority to appropriate governmental entities as part of its review of the prior application, no further notice to governmental entities, as described in paragraph (c)(2) of this section, shall be provided with regard to the same tribe’s application for the CWA Section 303(d) Impaired Water Listing and TMDL Program, unless the application presents to the EPA Regional Administrator different jurisdictional issues or significant new factual or legal information relevant to jurisdiction. (5) Where the Regional Administrator determines that a tribe meets the requirements of this section, he or she shall promptly provide written notification to the tribe that the tribe is authorized to administer the CWA Section 303(d) Impaired Water Listing and TMDL Program. Such tribe shall be considered a ‘‘State’’ for purposes of CWA section 303(d) and its implementing regulations. With respect to the timing requirement for submittal of an authorized tribe’s first list of impaired waters pursuant to § 130.7(d)(1), the tribe’s first list is due on the next listing cycle due date that is 24 months after the later of either: (i) The date EPA approves the tribe’s TAS application pursuant to this section or (ii) The date EPA-approved or EPApromulgated water quality standards become effective for the tribe’s reservation waters. [FR Doc. 2016–00736 Filed 1–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jan 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0032; FRL–9939–32] Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Modification of Pesticide Chemical Tolerances or Tolerance Exemptions 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 tolerances or tolerance exemptions for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. The petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the petitioners or by the Agency. DATES: The pesticide petitions in this document are withdrawn as of January 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Lewis, Registration Division (RD) (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. The mailing address for each contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 2803 NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. What action is the agency taking? EPA is announcing the withdrawal of pesticide petitions received under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of tolerances or tolerance exemptions 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 0E7820 (spirodiclofen). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of February 4, 2010 (76 FR 17374) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0087), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 0E7820) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR–4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide spirodiclofen, 3-(2,4I. General Information dichlorophenyl)-2-oxo-1A. Does this action apply to me? oxaspiro[4,5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2dimethylbutanoate, in or on sugar apple, Although this action only applies to the petitioners in question, it is directed cherimoya, atemoya, custard apple, ilama, soursop, biriba, guava, feijoa, to the public in general. Since various jaboticaba, wax jambu, starfruit, individuals or entities may be passionfruit, persimmon and acerola at interested, the Agency has not 0.45 ppm; and lychee, longan, Spanish attempted to describe all the specific lime, rambutan and pulasan at 3.5 ppm. entities that may be interested in this On April 17, 2014, IR–4 notified EPA action. If you have any questions regarding this action, please consult the that it was withdrawing this petition. 2. PP 9E7632 (spirodiclofen). EPA person listed at the end of the issued a notice in the Federal Register withdrawal summary for the pesticide of February 4, 2010 (75 FR 5790) (EPA– petition of interest. HQ–OPP–2009–0861), which B. How can I get copies of this document announced the filing of a pesticide and other related information? petition (PP 9E7632) by Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR–4), 500 The docket for this action, identified College Road East, Suite 201 W, by docket identification (ID) number Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0008, is available proposed to amend the tolerances in 40 at http://www.regulations.gov or at the CFR 180.608 by revising the tolerance OPP Docket in the Environmental expression under paragraphs (a)(1) and Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ (a)(2) to read as follows: (a)(1). DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. Tolerances are established for residues PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\19JAP1.SGM 19JAP1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 2804 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / Proposed Rules of the insecticide spirodiclofen, including its metabolites and degradates. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by measuring only spirodiclofen (3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2oxo-1-oxaspiro[4,5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2dimethylbutanoate). (a)(2). Tolerances are established for residues of the insecticide spirodiclofen, including its metabolites and degradates. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by measuring only the sum of spirodiclofen (3-(2,4dichlorophenyl)-2-oxo-1oxaspiro[4,5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2dimethylbutanoate) and its metabolite 3(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-hydroxy-1oxaspiro[4,5]dec-3-en-2-one, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of spirodiclofen. On April 17, 2014, IR–4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 3. PP 4G8247 (flutriafol). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 24, 2014 (79 FR 63594) (EPA– HQ–OPP–2014–0379), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 4G8247) by Cheminova, Inc., 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209–2510. The petition proposed to establish tolerances in the 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide flutriafol, (±)-a-(2fluorophenyl)-a-(4-fluorophenyl)-1 H1,2,4-triazole-1-ethanol, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on corn, sweet, forage at 5 parts per million (ppm); corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed at 0.01 ppm; and corn, sweet, stover at 15 ppm. On February 25, 2015, Cheminova, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 4. PP 1E7923 (clothianidin). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 8, 2011 (76 FR 76674) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0860), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 1E7923) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR–4), IR–4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08450. The petition proposed to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on strawberry at 1.4 parts per million (ppm); citrus fruit group 10–10 at 0.5 ppm; citrus, dried pulp at 1 ppm; and pistachio at 0.01 ppm. On April 7, 2015, IR–4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 5. PP 3E8226 (gamma-cyhalothrin). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of May 23, 2014 (79 FR 29729) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0207), which announced the filing of a pesticide VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jan 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 petition (PP 3E8226) by Cheminova A/S, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209–2510. The petition proposed to establish import tolerances in the 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide gamma-cyhalothrin, in or on fruit, citrus, group 10–10 at 0.07 ppm; citrus, dried pulp at 0.2 ppm; and citrus, oil at 3.5 ppm. On April 8, 2015, Cheminova A/S notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 6. PP 3E8183 (1,3-dichloropropene). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 12, 2013 (78 FR 56185) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0496), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 3E8183) by Interregional Research ProjectNumber 4 (IR–4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the combined residues of the fungicide, cis- and trans-1,3dichloropropene, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on pineapple at 0.02 ppm. It is proposed that compliance with the tolerance levels specified in § 180.636 is to be determined by measuring cis- and trans1,3-dichloropropene and its metabolites cis- and trans-3-chloroacrylic acid, and cis-and trans-3-chloroallylalcohol, in or on the commodity. The proposed tolerances are to support post plant use in pineapple, similar to the established drip irrigation use of 1,3dichloropropene in grapes. On May 20, 2015, IR–4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 7. PP 2F8008 (clothianidin). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 28, 2012 (77 FR 59578) (EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0217), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 2F8008) by Valent U.S.A. Corporation, P.O. Box 8025, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. The petition requested to establish tolerances in the 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on fruiting, vegetables, group 8–10, except pepper/eggplant subgroup 8–10B at 0.2 ppm; and pepper/eggplant subgroup 8–10B at 0.7 ppm. The petition also requested to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.586 (a) by deleting the tolerance for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2nitroguanidine, in or on the vegetable, fruiting group 8 at 0.2 ppm, upon approval of fruiting, vegetables, group 8–10, except pepper/eggplant subgroup 8–10B at 0.2 ppm under ‘‘New Tolerance’’ for PP 2F8008; and replacing the tolerance for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2- PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 nitroguanidine, in or on fruit, pome at 1.0 ppm with fruit, pome group (11–10) at 1.0 ppm due to the expansion of crop groups. On June 24, 2015, Valent U.S.A. Corporation notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 8. PP 4E8311 (flubendiamide). EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of March 4, 2015 (80 FR 11611) (EPA– HQ–OPP–2014–0784), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 4E8311) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR–4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide, flubendiamide, (N2–1,1dimethyl-2-(methylsulfonyl)ethyl-3iodo-N1-2-methyl-4-1,2,2,2-tetrafluoro1-(trifluoromethyl)ethylphenyl-1,2benzenedicarboxamide) in or on the following: Bushberry subgroup 13–07B at 8.0 ppm; vegetable, fruiting group 8– 10 at 0.60 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11– 10 at 1.5 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12–12 at 1.6 ppm; nut, tree, group 14–12 at 0.06 ppm; and sunflower, subgroup 20B at 5.0 ppm. Upon the approval of the aforementioned tolerances, the petitioner requests to remove the established tolerances for flubendiamide in or on fruit, pome, group 11 at 1.5 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 at 1.6 ppm; nut, tree, group 14 at 0.06 ppm; safflower, seed at 5.0 ppm; and sunflower, seed at 5.0 ppm. On September 3, 2015, IR–4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 23, 2015. Susan Lewis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–00431 Filed 1–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\19JAP1.SGM 19JAP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0032; FRL-9939-32]


Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or 
Modification of Pesticide Chemical Tolerances or Tolerance Exemptions

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 tolerances or tolerance 
exemptions for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various 
commodities. The petitions were either withdrawn voluntarily by the 
petitioners or by the Agency.

DATES: The pesticide petitions in this document are withdrawn as of 
January 19, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Lewis, Registration Division 
(RD) (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; main 
telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. 
The mailing address for each contact person is: 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-2014-0008, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the OPP Docket in the Environmental 
Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson 
Clinton 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.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    EPA is announcing the withdrawal of pesticide petitions received 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, requesting the establishment or modification of 
tolerances or tolerance exemptions 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 0E7820 (spirodiclofen). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of February 4, 2010 (76 FR 17374) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0087), 
which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 0E7820) by 
Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to establish 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
spirodiclofen, 3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-oxo-1-oxaspiro[4,5]dec-3-en-4-
yl 2,2-dimethylbutanoate, in or on sugar apple, cherimoya, atemoya, 
custard apple, ilama, soursop, biriba, guava, feijoa, jaboticaba, wax 
jambu, starfruit, passionfruit, persimmon and acerola at 0.45 ppm; and 
lychee, longan, Spanish lime, rambutan and pulasan at 3.5 ppm. On April 
17, 2014, IR-4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.
    2. PP 9E7632 (spirodiclofen). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of February 4, 2010 (75 FR 5790) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0861), which 
announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 9E7632) by 
Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to amend the 
tolerances in 40 CFR 180.608 by revising the tolerance expression under 
paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) to read as follows: (a)(1). Tolerances are 
established for residues

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of the insecticide spirodiclofen, including its metabolites and 
degradates. Compliance with the tolerance levels specified is to be 
determined by measuring only spirodiclofen (3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-
oxo-1-oxaspiro[4,5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2-dimethylbutanoate). (a)(2). 
Tolerances are established for residues of the insecticide 
spirodiclofen, including its metabolites and degradates. Compliance 
with the tolerance levels specified is to be determined by measuring 
only the sum of spirodiclofen (3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-oxo-1-
oxaspiro[4,5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2-dimethylbutanoate) and its metabolite 3-
(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-hydroxy-1-oxaspiro[4,5]dec-3-en-2-one, 
calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of spirodiclofen. On April 
17, 2014, IR-4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.
    3. PP 4G8247 (flutriafol). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of October 24, 2014 (79 FR 63594) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0379), 
which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 4G8247) by 
Cheminova, Inc., 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209-
2510. The petition proposed to establish tolerances in the 40 CFR part 
180 for residues of the fungicide flutriafol, ()-[alpha]-
(2-fluorophenyl)-[alpha]-(4-fluorophenyl)-1 H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ethanol, 
including its metabolites and degradates, in or on corn, sweet, forage 
at 5 parts per million (ppm); corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks 
removed at 0.01 ppm; and corn, sweet, stover at 15 ppm. On February 25, 
2015, Cheminova, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this 
petition.
    4. PP 1E7923 (clothianidin). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of December 8, 2011 (76 FR 76674) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0860), 
which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 1E7923) by 
Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), IR-4 Project 
Headquarters, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College 
Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08450. The petition proposed to 
establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-
nitroguanidine, in or on strawberry at 1.4 parts per million (ppm); 
citrus fruit group 10-10 at 0.5 ppm; citrus, dried pulp at 1 ppm; and 
pistachio at 0.01 ppm. On April 7, 2015, IR-4 notified EPA that it was 
withdrawing this petition.
    5. PP 3E8226 (gamma-cyhalothrin). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of May 23, 2014 (79 FR 29729) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0207), 
which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 3E8226) by 
Cheminova A/S, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209-2510. 
The petition proposed to establish import tolerances in the 40 CFR part 
180 for residues of the insecticide gamma-cyhalothrin, in or on fruit, 
citrus, group 10-10 at 0.07 ppm; citrus, dried pulp at 0.2 ppm; and 
citrus, oil at 3.5 ppm. On April 8, 2015, Cheminova A/S notified EPA 
that it was withdrawing this petition.
    6. PP 3E8183 (1,3-dichloropropene). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of September 12, 2013 (78 FR 56185) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-
0496), which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 3E8183) 
by Interregional Research ProjectNumber 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road 
East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for the combined residues of 
the fungicide, cis- and trans-1,3-dichloropropene, including its 
metabolites and degradates, in or on pineapple at 0.02 ppm. It is 
proposed that compliance with the tolerance levels specified in Sec.  
180.636 is to be determined by measuring cis- and trans-1,3-
dichloropropene and its metabolites cis- and trans-3-chloroacrylic 
acid, and cis-and trans-3-chloroallylalcohol, in or on the commodity. 
The proposed tolerances are to support post plant use in pineapple, 
similar to the established drip irrigation use of 1,3-dichloropropene 
in grapes. On May 20, 2015, IR-4 notified EPA that it was withdrawing 
this petition.
    7. PP 2F8008 (clothianidin). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of September 28, 2012 (77 FR 59578) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0217), 
which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 2F8008) by 
Valent U.S.A. Corporation, P.O. Box 8025, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. The 
petition requested to establish tolerances in the 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-
5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on fruiting, vegetables, 
group 8-10, except pepper/eggplant subgroup 8-10B at 0.2 ppm; and 
pepper/eggplant subgroup 8-10B at 0.7 ppm. The petition also requested 
to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.586 (a) by deleting the tolerance 
for residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-
thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on the vegetable, 
fruiting group 8 at 0.2 ppm, upon approval of fruiting, vegetables, 
group 8-10, except pepper/eggplant subgroup 8-10B at 0.2 ppm under 
``New Tolerance'' for PP 2F8008; and replacing the tolerance for 
residues of the insecticide clothianidin, (E)-1-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-
5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine, in or on fruit, pome at 1.0 ppm 
with fruit, pome group (11-10) at 1.0 ppm due to the expansion of crop 
groups. On June 24, 2015, Valent U.S.A. Corporation notified EPA that 
it was withdrawing this petition.
    8. PP 4E8311 (flubendiamide). EPA issued a notice in the Federal 
Register of March 4, 2015 (80 FR 11611) (EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0784), which 
announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 4E8311) by 
Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. The petition proposed to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide, 
flubendiamide, (N2-1,1-dimethyl-2-(methylsulfonyl)ethyl-3-iodo-N1-2-
methyl-4-1,2,2,2-tetrafluoro-1-(trifluoromethyl)ethylphenyl-1,2-
benzenedicarboxamide) in or on the following: Bushberry subgroup 13-07B 
at 8.0 ppm; vegetable, fruiting group 8-10 at 0.60 ppm; fruit, pome, 
group 11-10 at 1.5 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12-12 at 1.6 ppm; nut, 
tree, group 14-12 at 0.06 ppm; and sunflower, subgroup 20B at 5.0 ppm. 
Upon the approval of the aforementioned tolerances, the petitioner 
requests to remove the established tolerances for flubendiamide in or 
on fruit, pome, group 11 at 1.5 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 at 1.6 ppm; 
nut, tree, group 14 at 0.06 ppm; safflower, seed at 5.0 ppm; and 
sunflower, seed at 5.0 ppm. On September 3, 2015, IR-4 notified EPA 
that it was withdrawing this petition.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180

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

    Dated: December 23, 2015.
Susan Lewis,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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