[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 108 (Friday, June 5, 1998)]
[Pages 30749-30750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-15013]



[OPP-30433A; FRL-5790-4]

Novartis Crop Protection Inc.; Approval of Pesticide Product 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications 
submitted by Novartis Crop Protection Inc. to conditionally register 
the pesticide products CGA-219417 Technical, Vangard WP, and Vangard WG 
containing a new active ingredient 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: Mary Waller, Product Manager 
(PM) 21, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone 
number: Rm. 247, CM #2, Environmental Protection Agency, 1921 Jefferson 
Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, 703-305-9354; e-mail: 
[email protected].

Electronic Availability: Electronic copies of this document and the 
Fact Sheet are available from the EPA home page at the Federal Register 
Environmental Sub-Set entry for this document under ``Laws and 
Regulations'' (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/).
    EPA issued a notice, published the Federal Register of March 26, 
1997 (62 FR 14413) (FRL-5596-2), which announced that Ciba Crop 
Protection, Ciba-Geigy Corporation, (now known as Novartis Crop 
Protection Inc.) P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, had 
submitted applications to conditionally register the fungicide products 
Cyprodinil Technical, Vangard WP, and Vangard WG (EPA File Symbols 100-
IRR, 100-IRG, and 100-IEI) containing the active ingredient Cyprodinil 
N-(4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-pyrimidin-2-yl)-aniline at 99, 75, and 75 
percent respectively, an active ingredient not included in any 
previously registered products.
    The applications were approved on April 10, 1998, for one Technical 
and two end-use products listed below:
    1. CGA-219417 Technical (formerly Cyprodinil Technical) for 
formulation into end-use fungicide products (EPA Registration Number 
    2. Vangard WP for control of certain diseases in almonds, grapes, 
pome fruit, and stone fruit (EPA File Registration Number 100-813).
    3. Vangard WG for control of certain diseases in almonds, grapes, 
pome fruit, and stone fruit (EPA Registration Number 100-828).
    These applications are conditionally registered until December 31, 
1998, as a reduced risk pesticide and evaluated under a NAFTA/CUSTA 
Joint Project to jointly review the scientific data with the Pest 
Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Canada.
    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 cyprodinil N-(4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-pyrimidin-2-yl)-aniline, 
and information on social, economic, and environmental benefits to be 
derived from such use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the 
nature 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 cyprodinil N-(4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-pyrimidin-2-yl)-aniline 
during the period of conditional registration will not 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 
these conditional registrations are 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 these conditional registrations is 
contained in

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an EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet on cyprodinil N-(4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-
    A paper copy of this 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, the list of data references, 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 Information and Records Intregrity Branch, 
Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 119, 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, D.C. 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: May 27, 1998.

James Jones,

Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 98-15013 Filed 6-4-98; 8:45 am]