[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 125 (Thursday, June 30, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-15930]

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[Federal Register: June 30, 1994]


[OPP-30365; FRL-4869-6]


Acetochlor Registration Partnership; Approval of Pesticide 
Product Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications 
submitted by Acetochlor Registration Partnership, to conditionally 
register the pesticide products Acetochlor Technical and Acetochlor EC 
containing new active ingredients not included in any previously 
registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(7)(C) of 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Robert Taylor, Product 
Manager (PM) 25, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide 
Programs, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and 
telephone number: Rm. 241, CM #2, Environmental Protection Agency, 1921 
Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, (703-305-6800).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA received applications from Acetochlor 
Registration Partnership (c/o ICI Americas and Zeneca Agricultural 
Products) P.O. Box 751, Wilmington, DE 19897, to conditionally register 
the herbicide products Acetochlor Technical and Acetochlor EC (EPA 
Registration Numbers 66478-1 and 66478-2) containing the active 
ingredients acetochlor, 2-chloro-N-(2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl)acetamide 
and acetochlor 2-chloro-2'-methyl-6'-ethyl-N-ethoxymethylacetanilide at 
92 and 81.15 percent respectively, active ingredients not included in 
any previously registered products. Both products contain a different 
formulation of the chemical acetochlor. However, since the notice of 
receipt of applications did not publish in the Federal Register, as 
required by section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA, as amended, interested parties 
may submit written comments within 30 days from the date of publication 
of this notice.
    The applications were approved on March 11, 1994, as Acetochlor 
Technical for formulation of herbicide products only (EPA Reg. No. 
66478-1) and for restricted use of Acetochlor EC for use on (corn) 
field, silage, and pop (EPA Reg. No. 66478-2). 
    A conditional registration may be granted under section 3(c)(7)(C) 
of FIFRA for a new active ingredient where certain data are lacking, on 
condition that such data are received by the end of the conditional 
registration period and do not meet or exceed the risk criteria set 
forth in 40 CFR 154.7; that use of the pesticide during the conditional 
registration period will not cause unreasonable adverse effects; and 
that use of the pesticide is in the public interest.
    The Agency has considered the available data on the risks 
associated with the proposed use of acetochlor, and information on 
social, economic, and environmental benefits to be derived from such 
use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the nature of the chemical 
and its pattern of use, application methods and rates, and level and 
extent of potential exposure. Based on these reviews, the Agency was 
able to make basic health and safety determinations which show that use 
of acetochlor during the period of conditional registration is not 
expected to cause any unreasonable adverse effect on the environment, 
and that use of the pesticide is in the public interest.
    Consistent with section 3(c)(7)(C), the Agency has determined that 
this conditional registration is in the public interest. Use of the 
pesticides are of significance to the user community, and appropriate 
labeling, use directions, and other measures have been taken to ensure 
that use of the pesticides will not result in unreasonable adverse 
effects to man and the environment.
    More detailed information on this conditional registration is 
contained in a Chemical Fact Sheet on acetochlor. 
    A copy of the fact sheet, which provides a summary description of 
the chemical, use patterns and formulations, science findings, and the 
Agency's regulatory position and rationale, may be obtained from the 
National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, 
Springfield, VA 22161.
    In accordance with section 3(c)(2) of FIFRA, a copy of the approved 
label and the list of data references used to support registration are 
available for public inspection in the office of the Product Manager. 
The data and other scientific information used to support registration, 
except for material specifically protected by section 10 of FIFRA, are 
available for public inspection in the Public Response and Program 
Resources Branch, Field Operations Division (7506C), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 1132, CM #2, 
Arlington, VA 22202 (703-305-5805). Requests for data must be made in 
accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and 
must be addressed to the Freedom of Information Office (A-101), 401 M 
St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Such requests should: (1) Identify the 
product name and registration number and (2) specify the data or 
information desired.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Product 

    Dated: June 17, 1994.

Stephen L. Johnson,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 94-15930 Filed 6-29-94; 8:45 am]