[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 194 (Wednesday, October 7, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53895-53902]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-26909]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OPP-34128; FRL-6016-5]


Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's progress in meeting its 
performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during 
1997. Publication of this notice meets the requirements of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and

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Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 4(l), as established by the Food 
Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). EPA is completing the task of 
reregistering all pesticides initially registered prior to November 
1984, as mandated by the 1988 amendments to FIFRA (FIFRA 88). 
Reregistration has become integrated with the reassessment of 
tolerances required under the FQPA. The new law provides a continuation 
of fees to support reregistration, and contains a number of 
requirements to ensure that these fees are used properly by the Agency, 
including annual publication of this account of program performance 
measures and goals for reregistration, tolerance reassessment, and 
expedited registration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail to: Public 
Information and Records Integrity Branch, Information Resources and 
Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington DC 20460. In person, 
bring comments to: Rm. 119, CM2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, 
Arlington, VA.
    Comments must be identified by docket control number (OPP-34128). 
Information submitted and any comments concerning this notice may be 
claimed confidential by marking any part or all of that information as 
``Confidential Business Information'' (CBI). Information so marked will 
not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 
CFR part 2. A copy of the comment(s) that does not contain CBI must be 
submitted for inclusion in the public record.
    Comments may be submitted electronically by following the 
instructions under Unit III below. No CBI should be submitted through 
e-mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: Wanda Daughtry, Special 
Review and Reregistration Division (7508W), Office of Pesticide 
Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, 
DC 20460. Office location, telephone number, and e-mail address: Rm. 
3W63, Crystal Station 1, 2800 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. 
Telephone: (703) 308-8171; e-mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    EPA must establish and publish annually in the Federal Register its 
performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration, tolerance 
reassessment, and expedited registration, under section 4(l) of FIFRA 
as amended by FQPA. Specifically, such measures and goals are to 
include:
    The status of reregistration;
    The number of products reregistered, canceled, or amended;
    The number and type of data requests or Data Call-In 
notices (DCIs) under section 3(c)(2)(B) issued to support product 
reregistration by active ingredient;
    Progress in reducing the number of unreviewed, required 
reregistration studies;
    The aggregate status of tolerances reassessed; and
    The number of applications for registration submitted under 
subsection (k)(3), expedited processing and review of similar 
applications, that were approved or disapproved; plus
    The future schedule for reregistrations; and
    The projected year of completion of the reregistrations 
under section 4.
    FIFRA as amended in 1988 authorizes EPA to conduct a comprehensive 
pesticide reregistration program--a complete review of the human health 
and environmental effects of older pesticides originally registered 
prior to November 1, 1984. Those pesticides that meet today's 
scientific and regulatory standards may be declared ``eligible'' for 
reregistration. In order to be so designated, an older pesticide must 
have a substantially complete data base, and must be found not to cause 
unreasonable risks to human health or the environment when used in 
accordance with Agency approved label directions and precautions.
    In addition, all pesticides with food uses must meet the new 
standard of the Food Quality Protection Act. Under FQPA, EPA must make 
a determination that pesticide residues remaining in or on food are 
``safe''; that is, ``that there is reasonable certainty that no harm 
will result from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue'' 
from dietary and other sources. In determining allowable levels of 
pesticide residues in food, EPA must perform a more comprehensive 
assessment of each pesticide's risks, considering:
    Aggregate exposure (from food, drinking water, and residential 
uses).
    Cumulative effects from all pesticides sharing a common mechanism 
of toxicity.
    Possible increased susceptibility of infants and children.
    Possible endocrine or estrogenic effects.
    FQPA requires the reassessment of all existing tolerances 
(pesticide residue limits in food) and tolerance exemptions within 10 
years, to ensure that they meet the safety standard of the new law. 
Pesticides posing the greatest potential risks are to be reevaluated 
first. Specifically, EPA must reassess 33% of the almost 10,000 
existing tolerances and exemptions within 3 years (by August 1999), 66% 
within 6 years (by August 2002), and 100% in 10 years (by August 2006).
    EPA will meet FQPA's tolerance reassessment requirements primarily 
through the reregistration program. Schedules have been coordinated, 
integrated, and revised so that in the course of making reregistration 
eligibility decisions, EPA also will complete much of tolerance 
reassessment within the time frames mandated by the new law.
    When the accelerated reregistration program instituted by FIFRA 88 
is completed in approximately the year 2002, registration review as 
mandated by the FQPA will be underway. Under this new program, EPA is 
to review every pesticide registration on a suggested 15 year cycle. 
The tolerance reassessment program after 2002 will be accomplished 
through the registration review program as will the periodic updating 
of all pesticide registrations.

II. FQPA and Program Accountability

    One of the hallmarks of FQPA is enhanced accountability. EPA has 
incurred several additional obligations under the new law, including 
the requirement to publish annually this summary of the program's 
performance measures and goals for reregistration, tolerance 
reassessment, and expedited registration. The following sections 
describe EPA's progress in the areas specifically identified by FIFRA 
section 4(l).

A. Status of Reregistration

    Through the reregistration program, EPA is reviewing current 
scientific data for older pesticides and effecting changes to improve 
their safety. Pesticides that have sufficient supporting human health 
and environmental effects data and do not pose unreasonable risks may 
be declared ``eligible'' for reregistration. EPA presents this finding 
in a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) document. So far, the 
Agency has completed 171 REDs out of a universe of 612 cases, or groups 
of related pesticide active ingredients subject to reregistration. 
(About 8 of the 171 are voluntary cancellations that were counted as 
REDs because significant progress had been made in developing RED 
documents at the time that the requests for cancellation were 
received.) An additional 231 cases were voluntarily canceled before EPA 
invested significant resources in

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developing their REDs. A total of 402 cases (66%), therefore, have 
completed the reregistration process, leaving 210 reregistration cases 
(34%) to complete reregistration by the year 2002.
    The 171 completed REDs include 265 active ingredients and encompass 
about 6,194 products. Seventy-one (71) of these REDs have food uses, 
and about 1,572 tolerances are associated with these pesticides. (Note: 
Tolerances for the 53 food use REDs that were completed before FQPA was 
enacted must be revisited during the next several years to ensure that 
they meet the safety standard of the new law, as factored into the 
Agency's Tolerance Reassessment Schedule.)
    EPA has completed 30 REDs since the FQPA was enacted in August 
1996, and 18 of these REDs have food uses. About 415 tolerances were 
reassessed for these post-FQPA REDs.
    Reducing pesticide risks is an important aspect of the 
reregistration program. In developing REDs, EPA works with pesticide 
registrants to develop voluntary measures or regulatory controls needed 
to effectively reduce risks of concern. Every RED includes some risk 
reduction measures. The options for reducing risks are extensive, and 
include voluntary cancellation of pesticide products or uses, declaring 
certain uses ineligible or not yet eligible (and then proceeding with 
follow-up action to cancel the uses or require additional supporting 
data), restricting use of products to certified applicators, limiting 
the amount or frequency of use, improving use directions and 
precautions, adding protective clothing and equipment requirements, 
requiring special packaging or engineering controls, employing ground 
water, surface water, or other environmental and ecological safeguards, 
and others.
    EPA's goal is to complete about 40 REDs each fiscal year, and to 
reassess tolerances for 33% of the tolerances existing as of August 3, 
1996 by August 1999, with priority given to the food use pesticides 
that appear to pose the greatest risk.

B. Product Reregistration; Numbers of Products Reregistered, Canceled, 
and Amended

    At the conclusion of the reregistration process, after a pesticide 
has been declared eligible for reregistration and when product specific 
data and revised labeling have been received, reviewed, and accepted by 
EPA, pesticide products may be reregistered. For products with multiple 
active ingredients, amendments are issued as each active ingredient is 
reregistered--the product is reregistered when all of its active 
ingredients are eligible for reregistration, thus completing the 
process. Alternatively, pesticide producers, or registrants, may 
voluntarily cancel their end use product registrations. In other 
situations, registrations may be suspended temporarily by the Agency if 
registrants have not submitted required product specific studies within 
the timeframes specified, or have not paid registration maintenance 
fees.
    At the end of fiscal year 1997, the status of the 5,622 pesticide 
products associated with completed reregistration eligibility decisions 
(or REDs) was as follows:


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Products reregistered..................  931
Products amended.......................  56
Products canceled......................  1683
Products suspended.....................  146
Products pending action................  1658
Products not due for action............  1148
TOTAL..................................  5,622 products associated with
                                          completed REDs
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    In the list above, ``products pending action'' are awaiting 
decisions by EPA. ``Products not due for action'' are not yet ready for 
product reregistration decisions; they are associated with REDs that 
are completed but not yet mailed to registrants for their responses, or 
they have product specific data that are not yet due to be submitted to 
EPA.
    During fiscal year 1997, EPA completed 387 product reregistration 
actions, although the target was to complete only 300 actions. The 
Agency's goal is to complete 900 to 1,200 product reregistration 
actions during fiscal year 1998. Several significant process 
improvements are being implemented which should enable the Agency to 
meet this goal, including:
    Establishment of a technical review section within the lead 
division to provide expedited.
    in-house review of product specific data called in by EPA.
    Establishment of an in-house label review team.
    Development of an improved, tailored tracking system.
    Development and use of a clearer, more understandable Data Call-In 
package for registrants of end use products going through 
reregistration.
    With these improvements in place, EPA expects to eliminate the 
backlog of pending product reregistration decisions within the next few 
years.

C. Number and Type of DCIs Issued to Support Product Reregistration by 
Active Ingredient

    The number and type of data requests or Data Call-In notices (DCIs) 
issued by EPA under FIFRA section 3(c)(2)(B) to support product 
reregistration for pesticide active ingredients included in fiscal year 
1997 REDs are shown in the following Table 1.


                                    Table 1. -- Data Call Ins Issued to Support Product Reregistration for FY-97 REDs
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                                                                                       Number of Product       Number of Acute
              Case No.                      Case Name          Number of Products      Chemistry Studies      Toxicology Studies     Number of Efficacy
                                                                 Covered in RED           Required\1\              Required           Studies Required
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2415...............................  Methylene bis-          59....................  19...................  48...................  0
                                      thiocyanate (MBT).
3147...............................  Vancide...............  2.....................  19...................  12...................  0
2725...............................  Troysan...............  59....................  19...................  288..................  0
0144...............................  Diflubenzuron.........  32....................  18...................  18...................  0
0187...............................  Pendimethalin.........  58....................  17...................  102..................  0
0181...............................  Metribuzin............  71....................  17...................  72...................  0
0076...............................  Sulprofos\2\..........  0.....................  0....................  0....................  0

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0263...............................  Dichlobenil...........  32....................  17...................  30...................  0
2555...............................  Propoxur..............  147...................  17...................  450..................  0
2755...............................  Brodifacoum...........  38....................  13...................  18...................  1
2760...............................  Bromadiolone..........  27....................  13...................  12...................  1
2765...............................  Bromethalin...........  18....................  14...................  108..................  1
2075...............................  Butralin..............  2.....................  17...................  12...................  0
2100...............................  Chlorophacinone.......  60....................  18...................  30...................  2
2205...............................  Diphacinone...........  105...................  16...................  30...................  2
2210...............................  Diphenylamine.........  3.....................  19...................  18...................  0
2810...............................  Pival\3\..............  2.....................  0....................  0....................  0
2465...............................  PNP\2\................  1.....................  0....................  0....................  0
0039...............................  Terbacil..............  12....................  19...................  6....................  0
2665...............................  Thiobencarb...........  23....................  17...................  18...................  0
2710...............................  Triclopyr.............  37....................  19...................  108..................  0
0026...............................  Zinc Phosphide........  59....................  13...................  30...................  2
0247...............................  BT....................  186...................  1....................  930..................  1
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\1\In an effort to reduce the time, resources, and number of animals needed to fulfill acute toxicity data requirements, EPA ``batches'' products which
  can be considered similar from an acute toxicity standpoint. For example, one batch could contain five products. In this instance, if 6 acute
  toxicology studies were required, only 6 studies would be needed rather than 30 studies. Factors considered in the sorting process include each
  product's active and inert ingredients (identity, percent composition, and biological activity), type of formulation (e.g., emulsifiable concentrate,
  aerosol, wettable powder, granular, etc.), and labeling (e.g., signal word, use classification, precautionary labeling, etc.). The Agency does not
  describe batched products as ``substantially similar'' since all products within a batch may not be considered chemically similar or have identical
  use patterns.
\2\Voluntary Cancellation
\3\Not Eligible for Reregistration


D. Progress in Reducing the Number of Unreviewed, Required 
Reregistration Studies

    EPA is making good progress in reviewing scientific studies 
submitted by registrants in support of pesticides undergoing 
reregistration. Over 27,000 studies (27,159) have been received by the 
Agency through the reregistration program. About 75% (20,283) of these 
studies either have been reviewed (19,007 or 70%), or have been found 
to be extraneous (1,276 or 5%). (Extraneous studies is a term used to 
classify those studies that are no longer needed because the guideline 
or data requirement has been satisfied by other studies or has 
changed.) EPA still must review 25% (6,876) of all studies received to 
complete the reregistration program.
    The proportion of studies received that have been reviewed by EPA 
has increased during the past year. At the end of fiscal year 1996, 
only 69% of all studies received in support of reregistration had been 
reviewed, compared to 75% at the end of 1997. Thus, the reregistration 
study review ``backlog'' has decreased; only 25% of all studies 
received currently are awaiting review, compared with 31% a year ago.
    A more detailed account of the number and percent of studies 
received, reviewed, and awaiting review by reregistration list appears 
the following in Table 2.


                                       Table 2. -- Review Status of Studies Submitted for Pesticide Reregistration
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                                                                                                                                                Total
                                                                              Studies Reviewed + Extraneous                Studies Awaiting    Studies
                                                                                                                                Review         Received
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List A........................................................                               10,061 + 291 = 10,352 (80%)        2,656 (20%)       13,008
List B........................................................                                 5,541 + 663 = 6,204 (67%)        2,999 (33%)        9,203
List C........................................................                                 2,126 + 228 = 2,354 (73%)          873 (27%)        3,227
List D........................................................                                  1,279 + 94 = 1,373 (80%)          348 (25%)        1,721
Lists A through D.............................................                             19,007 + 1,276 = 20,283 (75%)        6,876 (25%)       27,159
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E. Aggregate Status of Tolerances Reassessed

    Tolerance reassessment has been part of the reregistration process 
since the FIFRA 88 accelerated reregistration program began. EPA 
reassessed over 1,500 tolerances in the course of making reregistration 
decisions regarding the 171 pesticides for which REDs have been 
completed.
    Enactment of the FQPA in August 1996 brought a new safety standard-
-``reasonable certainty of no harm''--for pesticides used on food 
commodities. All non-occupational sources of exposure including food, 
drinking water, and residential use must now be considered in 
establishing new tolerances. All existing tolerances must be reassessed 
over a 10 year period to consider aggregate exposure from those 
sources, as well as the cumulative effects of pesticides and other 
compounds with common mechanisms of toxicity, estrogen/endocrine 
effects, and the special sensitivities of infants and children. EPA 
must reassess approximately 1/3 (one third) of the nearly 10,000 
existing tolerances and tolerance exemptions every 3 years, giving 
priority to pesticides posing the greatest potential risks, so that 
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reassessment under FQPA will be completed by August 2006.
    To meet the first statutory deadline, EPA plans to reassess 33% of 
the approximately 9,600 existing tolerances and tolerance exemptions, 
or complete about 3,200 tolerance reassessment actions, by August 1999. 
Since FQPA was enacted in August 1996, EPA has completed 30 REDs, 18 of 
which have food uses, and in so doing has reassessed over 400 
tolerances. Current Agency plans call for reassessing an additional 
1,500 tolerances during 1998.

F. Applications for Registration requiring Expedited Processing - 
Numbers Approved and Disapproved

    During fiscal year 1997, EPA considered and approved the following 
numbers of applications for registration requiring expedited processing 
(``fast track'' applications):
     Me-too product registration/fast track: 589
    Amendments/fast track: 3,273
    TOTAL: 3,862 applications processed by expedited means
    Regarding numbers of applications disapproved, the Agency generally 
notifies the registrant of any deficiencies in the application that 
need to be corrected or addressed before the application can be 
approved.
    On a financial accounting basis, EPA devoted approximately 26 FTEs 
to reviewing and processing applications for me-too product 
registrations and fast-track label amendments. The Agency spent $2 
million in direct costs (not including administrative expenses, 
computer systems, management overhead, and other indirect costs) during 
fiscal year 1997 on expedited processing and reviews.

G. Future Schedule for Reregistrations

    EPA's schedule for completing future reregistration eligibility 
decisions has been reconstructed to embrace the FQPA requirement that 
the Agency reassess all existing tolerances over a 10 year period to 
ensure consistency with the law's new safety standard, considering the 
pesticides that appear to pose the most risk first. EPA's 
reregistration and tolerance reassessment goals are integrated, as 
reflected in schedules that will enable the Agency to complete the 
FIFRA reregistration program by 2002, and complete tolerance 
reassessment by August 2006.
    EPA has prioritized pesticides for reregistration review and 
tolerance reassessment based on their potential risks, as explained in 
the tolerance reassessment schedule published in the Federal Register 
on August 4, 1997 (62 FR 42020-42030) (FRL-5734-6) (Raw and Processed 
Food Schedule for Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment). Three priority 
groups have been created; pesticides in Group 1 generally appear to 
pose the greatest risks so they will be examined first. Group 1 
includes the organophosphate (OP), carbamate, and organochlorine 
classes of pesticides, probable and possible human carcinogens, high-
hazard inert ingredients, and any pesticides that exceed their 
reference dose (the amount believed not to cause adverse effects if 
consumed daily over a 70-year lifetime). Group I also includes 
pesticides for which REDs were substantially complete prior to 
enactment of FQPA, even though they are not among those that appear to 
pose the greatest potential risks. Pesticides in Group 1 are the 
Agency's highest priority for both tolerancereassessment and 
reregistration.
    EPA's tentative schedule for reviewing clusters or waves of 
priority Group 1 pesticides for both tolerance reassessment and 
reregistration during the next several years appears in the following 
Table 3. The waves are intended to give a general sense of which 
chemicals will be looked at first, second, and third within the highest 
priority Group. The final schedule could vary from this listing based 
on a variety of scheduling factors including the scheduling of some 
non-food pesticides for reregistration decisions as resources permit.


 Table 3.--  Priority Group 1 Pesticides Subject to Reregistration Review and Tolerance Reassessment under FQPA
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                       Chemical                                   Chemical Class or Toxicology Concern
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  Ethion..............................................                                           organophosphate
  Fenamiphos..........................................                                           organophosphate
  Fenthion............................................                                           organophosphate
  Naled...............................................                                           organophosphate
  Phorate.............................................                                           organophosphate
  Profenophos.........................................                                           organophosphate
  Terbufos............................................                                           organophosphate
  Formetanate HCI.....................................                                                 carbamate
  Chlorothalonil......................................                                             B2 carcinogen
  Captan..............................................                                             B2 carcinogen
  Folpet..............................................                                             B2 carcinogen
  Telone..............................................                                             B2 carcinogen
  Vinclozolin.........................................                                             B2 carcinogen
  Dicofol.............................................                                            organochlorine
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  Azinphos-methyl.....................................                                           organophosphate
  Chlorpyrifos........................................                                           organophosphate
  DEF.................................................                                           organophosphate
  Dimethoate..........................................                                           organophosphate
  Isofenphos..........................................                                           organophosphate
  ODM.................................................                                           organophosphate

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  Propetamphos........................................                                           organophosphate
  Iprodione...........................................                                             B2 carcinogen
  Bendiocarb..........................................                                                 carbamate
  Carbofuran..........................................                                                 carbamate
  Methomyl............................................                                                 carbamate
  Thiodicarb..........................................                                                 carbamate
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  Bensulide...........................................                                           organophosphate
  DDVP................................................                                           organophosphate
  Disulfoton..........................................                                           organophosphate
  Malathion...........................................                                           organophosphate
  Phosmet.............................................                                           organophosphate
  Benomyl.............................................                                                 carbamate
  Alachlor............................................                                             B2 carcinogen
  Propachlor..........................................                                         chloroacetanilide
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  Diazinon............................................                                           organophosphate
  Ethyl Parathionorganophosphate......................
  Methyl Parathion....................................                                           organophosphate
  Pirimiphos-methyl...................................                                           organophosphate
  Sulfotepp...........................................                                           organophosphate
  Temephos............................................                                           organophosphate
  Al and Mg Phosphide phosphide fumigants (inhalation
   hazard)............................................
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  Acephate............................................                                           organophosphate
  Dicrotophos.........................................                                           organophosphate
  Ethoprop............................................                                           organophosphate
  Methamidophos.......................................                                           organophosphate
  Methidathion........................................                                           organophosphate
  Fonofos.............................................                                           organophosphate
Non-RED Organophosphates1.............................
  Food-Use Organophosphates:..........................
    Cadusafos (post-84)...............................
    Coumaphos (pre-FQPA RED)..........................
    Chlorpyriphos-methyl (post-84)....................
    Fenitrothion (pre-FQPA RED).......................
    Mevinphos (pre-FQPA RED)..........................
    Monocrotophos.....................................
    Phostebupirim (post-84)...........................
    Chlorethoxyfos (post-84)..........................
    Tetrachlorvinphos (pre-FQPA RED)..................
    Trichlorfon (pre-FQPA RED)........................
  Non-Food Use Organophosphates:......................
    Isazophos-methyl (post-84)........................
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  Phenmedipham........................................                                                 carbamate
  Asulam..............................................                                                 carbamate
  CIPC................................................                                                 carbamate
  Desmedipham.........................................                                                 carbamate
  Propamocarb hydrochloride (pre-FQPA RED)............                                                 carbamate
  Aldicarb............................................                                           oxime carbamate
  Oxamyl..............................................                                           oxime carbamate

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  Aldoxycarb (post-84)................................                                           oxime carbamate
  Molinate............................................                                             thiocarbamate
    ..................................................                                              C carcinogen
  Tri-allate..........................................                                             thiocarbamate
    ..................................................                                              C carcinogen
  EPTC................................................                                             thiocarbamate
  Pebulate............................................                                             thiocarbamate
  Vernolate...........................................                                             thiocarbamate
  Butylate............................................                                             thiocarbamate
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  Lindane.............................................                                        organochlorine, B2
  Endosulfan..........................................                                            organochlorine
  Methoxychlor........................................                                            organochlorine
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  2-Phenylphenol......................................
  Ethylene oxide (ETO)................................
  Propylene oxide.....................................
  Mancozeb............................................                              alkylenebis(dithiocarbamate)
  Maneb...............................................                              alkylenebis(dithiocarbamate)
  Metiram.............................................                              alkylenebis(dithiocarbamate)
  Cacodylic Acid......................................                                          organo arsenical
  Propargite..........................................                                              organosulfur
  TPTH................................................                                                 organotin
  Oxythioquinox.......................................                                               quinoxaline
  Terrazole...........................................                                                  Thiazole
  PCNB................................................                           aromatic hydrocarbon derivative
  Formaldehyde........................................
  Paraformaldehyde....................................
  Sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate......................                                            diphenyl ether
  Thiram..............................................
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  Carbaryl............................................                                                 carbamate
  Atrazine............................................                                            1,3,5-triazine
  Simazine............................................                                            1,3,5-triazine
  Propazine (section 18 use only).....................                                            1,3,5-triazine
  Cyanazine (to be canceled in 1999 & phased out by
   2002)..............................................                                            1,3,5-triazine
  Oxadiazon...........................................
  Imazalil............................................                                             benzimidazole
  Oxyfluorfen.........................................                                            diphenyl ether
  Permethrin..........................................                                                pyrethroid
  Thiabendazole.......................................                                             benzimidazole
  Thiophanate methyl..................................                                             benzimidazole
  Lactofen............................................                                            diphenyl ether
  Sodium salt of fomesafen............................                                            diphenyl ether
  Diclofop-methyl.....................................                       2-(4-aryloxyphenoxy) propionic acid
  Fenoxaprop-ethyl....................................                       2-(4-aryloxyphenoxy) propionic acid
  Quizalofop-ethyl....................................                       2-(4-aryloxyphenoxy) propionic acid
  Sodium salt of acifluorfen..........................                                   dimethyldithiocarbamate
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  Cypermethrin........................................                                                pyrethroid
  Propiconazole.......................................                                                     azole
  Triadimefon.........................................                                                     azole
  Fenbuconazole.......................................                                                     azole

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  Myclobutanil........................................                                                     azole
  Tebuconazole........................................                                                     azole
  Triflumazole........................................                                                     azole
  Triadimenol.........................................                                                     azole
  Difenoconazole......................................                                                     azole
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  Diphenamid..........................................
  Dipropyl isocinchomeronate..........................
  DNOC................................................
  TCMB................................................
  Tetradifon..........................................
  2,4-D...............................................                                      aryloxyalkanoic acid
  Cycloate............................................
  Chloramben..........................................
  Chloroxuron.........................................
  Diethatyl ethyl.....................................
  Hexythiazox.........................................
  Benfluralin.........................................                                        2,6-dinitroaniline
  Ethalfluralin.......................................                                        2,6-dinitroaniline
  Oryzalin............................................                                        2,6-dinitroaniline
  Pendimethalin.......................................                                        2,6-dinitroaniline
  Trifluralin.........................................                                        2,6-dinitroaniline
  Butralin............................................                                        2,6-dinitroaniline
  Dinocap.............................................                                  dinitrophenol derivative
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\1\ These Organophosphates (OPs) are not in the reregistration queue--REDs were completed for them prior to
  FQPA, or they are not subject to reregistration (initially registered prior to November 1, 1984). However, for
  most, tolerances still must be reassessed under FQPA. The other OPs are scheduled for REDs in Waves 1 through
  5.


H. Projected Year of Completion of Reregistrations

    EPA is committed to completing the pesticide reregistration program 
by the year 2002.

III. Electronic Submissions and Public Response

    This notice is not subject to a formal public comment period. 
Nevertheless, EPA welcomes input from interested parties and the 
general public. Public responses to this notice should be submitted to 
the address in the ADDRESS section above, with an additional copy sent 
to Wanda Daughtry, Special Review and Reregistration Division, at the 
address and telephone number listed above in the section titled, ``FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.''
    The official record for this notice, as well as the public version, 
has been established under docket number OPP-34128 (including comments 
and data submitted electronically as described below). A public version 
of this record, including printed, paper versions of electronic 
comments, which does not include any information claimed as CBI, is 
available for inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The official record is located at the 
address in ``ADDRESS'' at the beginning of this document.
    Electronic comments can be sent directly to EPA at: opp-
[email protected] Electronic responses must be submitted in ASCII file 
format, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of 
encryption. Comments will also be accepted on disks in WordPerfect 5.1/
6.1 file format or ASCII file format. All comments in electronic form 
must be identified by the docket control number OPP-34128. Electronic 
responses to this schedule may be filed on line at many Federal 
Depository libraries.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection.

    Dated: September 30, 1998.

Lynn R. Goldman,

Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic 
Substances.

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