Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (September 2019), 57685-57687 [2019-23355]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2019 / Proposed Rules DEi = The total amount of diesel fuel projected to be exempt in year i, in gallons, per §§ 80.1441 and 80.1442. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–23379 Filed 10–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY any groups or segments of the population who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general population. I. General Information II. What action is the Agency taking? EPA is announcing receipt of a pesticide petition filed 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. The Agency is taking public comment on the request before responding to the petitioner. EPA is not proposing any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the pesticide petition described in this document contains data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data supports granting of the pesticide petition. After considering the public comments, EPA intends to evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination on this pesticide petition. Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition that is the subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a docket EPA has created for this rulemaking. The docket for this petition is available at http://www.regulations.gov. As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained through the petition summary referenced in this unit. A. Does this action apply to me? [EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0041; FRL–10001–11] 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). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of filing of petition and request for comment. AGENCY: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number 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 Confidential Business Information (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.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person’s name, division, and mail code. The division to contact is listed at the end of each pesticide petition summary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 40 CFR Part 180 Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (September 2019) Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090, email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov; or Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090, email address: BPPDFRNotices@ epa.gov. The mailing address for each VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Oct 25, 2019 Jkt 250001 57685 B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD–ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD–ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ comments.html. 3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the Agency seeks information on PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 A. Amended Tolerances for Non-Inerts 1. PP 9E8771. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2019– 0460). The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR–4), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes upon establishment of tolerances referenced in this document under ‘‘New Tolerances’’ for PP# 9E8771, to remove existing tolerances in 40 CFR 180.679 for residues of the insecticide flupyradifurone, 4-[[(6chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl](2,2- E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM 28OCP1 57686 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2019 / Proposed Rules difluoroethyl)amino]-2(5H)-furanone, including its metabolites and degradates in or on Brassica, head and stem subgroup 5A at 6.0 parts per million (ppm); Brassica, leafy greens subgroup 5B at 40 ppm; cactus, fruit at 0.30 ppm; cilantro, fresh leaves at 30 ppm; coffee, green bean (import tolerance) at 1.5 ppm; leaf petioles, subgroup 4B at 9.0 ppm; leafy greens, subgroup 4A at 30 ppm; pitaya at 0.30 ppm; and yurnip greens at 40 ppm. Contact: RD. 2. PP 9F8770. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2019– 0523). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709– 3528, requests to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.463 for residues of the herbicide quinclorac in or on rice, grain at 10.0 ppm. A high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) enforcement analytical method is used to measure and evaluate the chemical quinclorac. Contact: RD. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS B. New Tolerance Exemptions for Inerts (Except PIPs) 1. PP IN–11342. (EPA–HQ–OPP– 2019–0549). Solvay USA Inc., c/o SciReg, Inc., 12733 Director’s Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192, requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.960 for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with 2,5furandione and 2,4,4-trimethyl-1pentene, potassium salt (CAS Reg No. 1802325–28–5) with a minimum number average molecular weight of 6,000 daltons when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because it is not required for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Contact: RD. 2. PP IN–11343. (EPA–HQ–OPP– 2019–0548). Solvay USA Inc., c/o SciReg, Inc., 12733 Director’s Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192, requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.960 for residues of polyethyleneglycol, bis(sulfooxy)-, disodium salt (CAS Reg No. 73038–32– 1) with a minimum number average molecular weight of 2,000 daltons when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because it is not required for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Contact: RD. C. New Tolerance Exemptions for NonInerts (Except PIPs) PP 9E8784. EPA–HQ–OPP–2017– 0335. IR–4, Rutgers, The State VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Oct 25, 2019 Jkt 250001 University of New Jersey, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide Pseudomonas fluorescens strain ACK55 in or on all food commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is being proposed. Contact: BPPD. D. New Tolerances for Non-Inerts 1. PP 7F8572. EPA–HQ–OPP–2017– 0510. FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide pethoxamid in or on the raw agricultural commodities: Cattle, fat at 0.01 ppm; cattle, meat at 0.01 ppm; cattle, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, field, forage at 0.015 ppm; corn, field, stover at 0.02 ppm; corn, sweet, kernel plus cobb with husk removed at 0.01 ppm; corn, sweet, stover at 0.60 ppm; cotton, gin byproducts at 0.09 ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 0.01 ppm; egg at 0.01 ppm; goat, fat at 0.01 ppm; goat, meat at 0.01 ppm; goat, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; hog, fat at 0.01 ppm; hog, meat at 0.01 ppm; hog, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; horse, fat at 0.01 ppm; horse, meat at 0.01 ppm; horse, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; milk at 0.01 ppm; popcorn, grain at 0.01 ppm; popcorn, stover at 0.01 ppm; poultry, fat at 0.01 ppm; poultry, meat at 0.01 ppm; poultry, meat byproducts at 0.01ppm; sheep, fat at 0.01 ppm; sheep, meat at 0.01 ppm; sheep, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; soybean, forage at 3.0 ppm; soybean, hay at 4.5 ppm; and soybean, seed at 0.01 ppm. An LC–MS/MS method is used to measure and evaluate the chemical pethoxamid. Contact: RD. 2. PP 8F8723. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2019– 0232). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide nitrapyrin in or on beet, sugar, roots at 0.30 ppm; beet, sugar, molasses at 0.70; beet, sugar, tops at 0.70 ppm; canola, seed at 0.30 ppm; canola, meal at 0.80 ppm; potato, processed potato waste at 1.50 ppm; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup at 0.60 ppm. Method 205G881A–1 determines residues of nitrapyrin by extracting with deionized water and 1:1 (v/v) hexane: Toluene. Method 205G881–B1 determines residues of 6-chloropicolinic acid by extracting with aqueous 0.1 N sodium hydroxide. Both methods have been validated with four crop types PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 including iceberg lettuce (high water), whole navel orange fruit (acidic), maize grain (dry) and canola seed (oily). Contact: RD. 3. PP 9E8771. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2019– 0460). The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR–4), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.679 for residues of the insecticide flupyradifurone, 4-[[(6chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl](2,2difluoroethyl)amino]-2(5H)-furanone, including its metabolites and degradates in or on Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 4–16B at 40 ppm, celtuce at 9 ppm, coffee, green bean at 1.5 ppm, fennel, Florence, fresh leaves and stalk at 9 ppm, kohlrabi at 6 ppm, leaf petiole vegetable subgroup 22B at 9 ppm, leafy greens subgroup 4–16A at 30 ppm, pineapple at 0.3 ppm, tropical and subtropical, inedible peel, cactus, subgroup 24D at 0.3 ppm, tropical and subtropical, palm fruit, edible peel, subgroup 23C at 8 ppm, sesame, seed at 3 ppm, stalk and stem vegetable subgroup 22A, except prickly pear, pads, and prickly pear, Texas, pads at 0.01 ppm, sunflower subgroup 20B at 0.7 ppm, and vegetable, Brassica, head and stem, group 5–16 at 6 ppm. Additionally, (c) a tolerance with a regional restriction is being proposed for residues of the insecticide flupyradifurone, 4-[[(6-chloro-3pyridinyl)methyl](2,2difluoroethyl)amino]-2(5H)-furanone, including its metabolites and degradates in or on the raw agricultural commodity: Grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17 at 15 ppm. The highperformance liquid chromatographyelectrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS) is used to measure and evaluate the chemical. Contact: RD. 4. PP 9F8775. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2019– 0460). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide, Flupyradifurone, in or on Rapeseed subgroup (Crop Subgroup 20A) at 0.03 ppm. The analytical method involves, solvent extraction, purification through a C–18 solid-phase extraction column, and addition of a mixture of stable, isotopically labelled internal standards. Quantitation is by HPLC/MS/MS. Contact: RD. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a. E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM 28OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2019 / Proposed Rules Dated: October 10, 2019. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2019–23355 Filed 10–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 300, 600, and 679 [Docket No.: 190925–0042] RIN 0648–BI65 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Authorize the Retention of Halibut in Pot Gear in the BSAI; Amendment 118; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments; correction. AGENCY: NMFS is correcting the proposed rule that published on October 3, 2019, to implement Amendment 118 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and a regulatory amendment to revise regulations on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA). The proposed rule incorrectly stated the date of publication and the end of the comment period on the Notice of Availability, and this action corrects this error. DATES: The proposed rule published on October 3, 2019 at 84 FR 52852 is corrected as of October 25, 2019. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Oct 25, 2019 Jkt 250001 Stephanie Warpinski, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 3, 2019, NMFS published a proposed rule to implement Amendment 118 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and a regulatory amendment to revise regulations on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) (84 FR 52852). The proposed rule is necessary to improve efficiency and provide economic benefits for the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) fleets, minimize whale depredation and seabird interactions in the IFQ and CDQ fisheries, and reduce the risk of exceeding an overfishing limit for any species. Need for Correction The Notice of Availability (NOA) for Amendment 118 to the BSAI FMP published on August 21, 2019, with a 60-day comment period through October 21, 2019 (84 FR 43570), as required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1854(a)). The proposed rule published on October 3, 2019, with public comment invited through November 4, 2019 (84 FR 52852). The proposed rule incorrectly identified the date the NOA for Amendment 118 published in the Federal Register and the end of the NOA comment period. NMFS is now correcting the proposed rule to reflect the correct dates for the NOA. NMFS is not changing the publication date or comment period date for the NOA, and NMFS provided a 60-day comment period on the NOA for Amendment 118 to the BSAI FMP. NMFS is not changing the comment PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 57687 period for the proposed rule, and all comments received by November 4, 2019, will be addressed in the response to comments in the final rule. Correction In the proposed rule, published October 3, 2019 (84 FR 52852) in the third column on page 52853, the paragraph before the Background heading is corrected to read as follows: A notice of availability (NOA) for Amendment 118 was published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2019 (84 FR 43570) with comments invited through October 21, 2019. Comments submitted on this proposed rule by the end of the comment period (See DATES) will be considered by NMFS and addressed in the response to comments in the final rule. Comments submitted on this proposed rule may address Amendment 118 or this proposed rule. However, all comments addressing Amendment 118 must be received by October 21, 2019, to be considered in the approval/disapproval decision on Amendment 118. Commenters do not need to submit the same comments on both the NOA and this proposed rule. All relevant written comments received by October 21, 2019, whether specifically directed to the FMP amendment, this proposed rule, or both, will be considered by NMFS in the approval/disapproval decision for Amendment 118, and all relevant written comments received by November 4, 2019, will be addressed in the response to comments in the final rule. Dated: October 21, 2019. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23310 Filed 10–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM 28OCP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0041; FRL-10001-11]


Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide 
Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (September 2019)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of filing of petition and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial 
filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 27, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number 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 Confidential Business 
Information (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.html. Additional 
instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more 
information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Goodis, Registration Division 
(7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090, email address: 
[email protected]; or Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution 
Prevention Division (7511P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090, 
email address: [email protected]. The mailing address for each 
contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person's 
name, division, and mail code. The division to contact is listed at the 
end of each pesticide petition summary.

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. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting 
your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.
    3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental 
justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, 
including minority and/or low-income populations, in the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and 
policies. To help address potential environmental justice issues, the 
Agency seeks information on any groups or segments of the population 
who, as a result of their location, cultural practices, or other 
factors, may have atypical or disproportionately high and adverse human 
health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    EPA is announcing receipt of a pesticide petition filed 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. The Agency is taking public comment on 
the request before responding to the petitioner. EPA is not proposing 
any particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the 
pesticide petition described in this document contains data or 
information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 21 U.S.C. 
346a(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the 
submitted data at this time or whether the data supports granting of 
the pesticide petition. After considering the public comments, EPA 
intends to evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. 
Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination 
on this pesticide petition.
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of the petition that is the 
subject of this document, prepared by the petitioner, is included in a 
docket EPA has created for this rulemaking. The docket for this 
petition is available at http://www.regulations.gov.
    As specified in FFDCA section 408(d)(3), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d)(3), EPA 
is publishing notice of the petition so that the public has an 
opportunity to comment on this request for the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticides in or on food 
commodities. Further information on the petition may be obtained 
through the petition summary referenced in this unit.

A. Amended Tolerances for Non-Inerts

    1. PP 9E8771. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0460). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 
College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes upon 
establishment of tolerances referenced in this document under ``New 
Tolerances'' for PP# 9E8771, to remove existing tolerances in 40 CFR 
180.679 for residues of the insecticide flupyradifurone, 4-[[(6-chloro-
3-pyridinyl)methyl](2,2-

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difluoroethyl)amino]-2(5H)-furanone, including its metabolites and 
degradates in or on Brassica, head and stem subgroup 5A at 6.0 parts 
per million (ppm); Brassica, leafy greens subgroup 5B at 40 ppm; 
cactus, fruit at 0.30 ppm; cilantro, fresh leaves at 30 ppm; coffee, 
green bean (import tolerance) at 1.5 ppm; leaf petioles, subgroup 4B at 
9.0 ppm; leafy greens, subgroup 4A at 30 ppm; pitaya at 0.30 ppm; and 
yurnip greens at 40 ppm. Contact: RD.
    2. PP 9F8770. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0523). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis 
Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-
3528, requests to amend the tolerance in 40 CFR 180.463 for residues of 
the herbicide quinclorac in or on rice, grain at 10.0 ppm. A high-
performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) 
enforcement analytical method is used to measure and evaluate the 
chemical quinclorac. Contact: RD.

B. New Tolerance Exemptions for Inerts (Except PIPs)

    1. PP IN-11342. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0549). Solvay USA Inc., c/o 
SciReg, Inc., 12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192, requests to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 
part 180.960 for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with 
2,5-furandione and 2,4,4-trimethyl-1-pentene, potassium salt (CAS Reg 
No. 1802325-28-5) with a minimum number average molecular weight of 
6,000 daltons when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide 
formulations. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed 
because it is not required for an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance. Contact: RD.
    2. PP IN-11343. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0548). Solvay USA Inc., c/o 
SciReg, Inc., 12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192, requests to 
establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 
part 180.960 for residues of polyethyleneglycol, bis(sulfooxy)-, 
disodium salt (CAS Reg No. 73038-32-1) with a minimum number average 
molecular weight of 2,000 daltons when used as an inert ingredient in 
pesticide formulations. The petitioner believes no analytical method is 
needed because it is not required for an exemption from the requirement 
of a tolerance. Contact: RD.

C. New Tolerance Exemptions for Non-Inerts (Except PIPs)

    PP 9E8784. EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0335. IR-4, Rutgers, The State 
University of New Jersey, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, 
NJ 08540, requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide Pseudomonas 
fluorescens strain ACK55 in or on all food commodities. The petitioner 
believes no analytical method is needed because an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance is being proposed. Contact: BPPD.

D. New Tolerances for Non-Inerts

    1. PP 7F8572. EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0510. FMC Corporation, 2929 Walnut 
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 
CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide pethoxamid in or on the raw 
agricultural commodities: Cattle, fat at 0.01 ppm; cattle, meat at 0.01 
ppm; cattle, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.01 
ppm; corn, field, forage at 0.015 ppm; corn, field, stover at 0.02 ppm; 
corn, sweet, kernel plus cobb with husk removed at 0.01 ppm; corn, 
sweet, stover at 0.60 ppm; cotton, gin byproducts at 0.09 ppm; cotton, 
undelinted seed at 0.01 ppm; egg at 0.01 ppm; goat, fat at 0.01 ppm; 
goat, meat at 0.01 ppm; goat, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; hog, fat at 
0.01 ppm; hog, meat at 0.01 ppm; hog, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; 
horse, fat at 0.01 ppm; horse, meat at 0.01 ppm; horse, meat byproducts 
at 0.01 ppm; milk at 0.01 ppm; popcorn, grain at 0.01 ppm; popcorn, 
stover at 0.01 ppm; poultry, fat at 0.01 ppm; poultry, meat at 0.01 
ppm; poultry, meat byproducts at 0.01ppm; sheep, fat at 0.01 ppm; 
sheep, meat at 0.01 ppm; sheep, meat byproducts at 0.01 ppm; soybean, 
forage at 3.0 ppm; soybean, hay at 4.5 ppm; and soybean, seed at 0.01 
ppm. An LC-MS/MS method is used to measure and evaluate the chemical 
pethoxamid. Contact: RD.
    2. PP 8F8723. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0232). Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 
Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, requests to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the herbicide nitrapyrin 
in or on beet, sugar, roots at 0.30 ppm; beet, sugar, molasses at 0.70; 
beet, sugar, tops at 0.70 ppm; canola, seed at 0.30 ppm; canola, meal 
at 0.80 ppm; potato, processed potato waste at 1.50 ppm; and vegetable, 
tuberous and corm, subgroup at 0.60 ppm. Method 205G881A-1 determines 
residues of nitrapyrin by extracting with deionized water and 1:1 (v/v) 
hexane: Toluene. Method 205G881-B1 determines residues of 6-
chloropicolinic acid by extracting with aqueous 0.1 N sodium hydroxide. 
Both methods have been validated with four crop types including iceberg 
lettuce (high water), whole navel orange fruit (acidic), maize grain 
(dry) and canola seed (oily). Contact: RD.
    3. PP 9E8771. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0460). The Interregional Research 
Project No. 4 (IR-4), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 500 
College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, requests to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180.679 for residues of the 
insecticide flupyradifurone, 4-[[(6-chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl](2,2-
difluoroethyl)amino]-2(5H)-furanone, including its metabolites and 
degradates in or on Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 4-16B at 40 ppm, 
celtuce at 9 ppm, coffee, green bean at 1.5 ppm, fennel, Florence, 
fresh leaves and stalk at 9 ppm, kohlrabi at 6 ppm, leaf petiole 
vegetable subgroup 22B at 9 ppm, leafy greens subgroup 4-16A at 30 ppm, 
pineapple at 0.3 ppm, tropical and subtropical, inedible peel, cactus, 
subgroup 24D at 0.3 ppm, tropical and subtropical, palm fruit, edible 
peel, subgroup 23C at 8 ppm, sesame, seed at 3 ppm, stalk and stem 
vegetable subgroup 22A, except prickly pear, pads, and prickly pear, 
Texas, pads at 0.01 ppm, sunflower subgroup 20B at 0.7 ppm, and 
vegetable, Brassica, head and stem, group 5-16 at 6 ppm. Additionally, 
(c) a tolerance with a regional restriction is being proposed for 
residues of the insecticide flupyradifurone, 4-[[(6-chloro-3-
pyridinyl)methyl](2,2-difluoroethyl)amino]-2(5H)-furanone, including 
its metabolites and degradates in or on the raw agricultural commodity: 
Grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17 at 15 ppm. The high-performance 
liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry 
(HPLC/MS/MS) is used to measure and evaluate the chemical. Contact: RD.
    4. PP 9F8775. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0460). Bayer CropScience, 2 T.W. 
Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, requests to 
establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
insecticide, Flupyradifurone, in or on Rapeseed subgroup (Crop Subgroup 
20A) at 0.03 ppm. The analytical method involves, solvent extraction, 
purification through a C-18 solid-phase extraction column, and addition 
of a mixture of stable, isotopically labelled internal standards. 
Quantitation is by HPLC/MS/MS. Contact: RD.

    Authority:  21 U.S.C. 346a.


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    Dated: October 10, 2019.
Delores Barber,
Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, 
Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2019-23355 Filed 10-25-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P