[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 30, 2009)]
[Pages 69090-69092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-31002]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0901; FRL-8804-6]

Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain 
Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a 
notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel 
certain pesticide registrations.

DATES: Unless a request is withdrawn by June 28, 2010, orders will be 
issued canceling these registrations. The Agency will consider 
withdrawal requests postmarked no later than June 28, 2010. Comments 
must be received on or before June 28, 2010 for these registrations.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments and your withdrawal request, identified 
by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0901, by one of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. Written Withdrawal Request, 
Attention : Barbara Briscoe, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P).
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). 
Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0901. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard 
copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac 
Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of 
operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone 
number is (703) 305-5805.

evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8177; e-mail 
address: [email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does This Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. Although this 
action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use 
pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific 
entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions 
regarding the information in this notice, consult the person listed 

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 e-mail. 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

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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.  Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
     ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. What Action Is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from 
registrants to cancel 19 pesticide products registered under section 3 
or 24(c) of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by 
registration number (or company number and 24(c) number) in Table 1 of 
this unit:

      Table 1.--Registrations with Pending Requests for Cancellation
        Registration No.             Product Name        Chemical Name
002382-00054                      Otomite-Pesticidal  Piperonyl
002382-00092                      Pet-Guard Gel       Piperonyl
                                   Forte               Butoxide,
                                                       ne glycol
002382-00126                      Duocide L.A.        Permethrin, MGK
                                                       264, Pyrethrins
002382-00158                      Knockout Flea &     Permethrin,
                                   Tick Carpet Spray   Piperonyl
                                   1          butoxide,
002915-00065                      Industrial Insect   Pyrethrins, MGK
                                   Spray 111           264, Piperonyl
030573-00002                      Pyrellin E.C.       Pyrethrins,
                                                       Rotenone, Cube
                                                       Resins other than
042697-00034                      Safer Brand Entire  Pyrethrins,
                                   Insect Killer       Potassium laurate
067517-00004                      Insecticide Mist    Pyrethrins,
067517-00012                      Dairy Spray         Pyrethrins,
067517-00041                      Rose & Flower       Pyrethrins,
                                   Spray               Piperonyl
067517-00042                      Tomato & Vegetable  Pyrethrins,
                                   Spray               Piperonyl
067517-00043                      Fly-A-Rest Aq       Pyrethrins,
067517-00045                      Hard Hitter         Permethrin
067517-00049                      Dog & Cat Spray Or  Pyrethrins,
                                   Dip                 Piperonyl
067517-00051                      Flea And Tick       Pyrethrins,
                                   Spray               Permethrin
067517-00056                      Flea And Insect     Pyrethrins,
                                   Carpet Dust         Piperonyl
067517-00057                      Cat And Dog         Pyrethrins,
                                   Pyrethrin Powder    Piperonyl
067517-00061                      Permethrin 10%      Permethrin
                                   W.B. Multi-
067517-00080                      Permethrin 10% Oil  Permethrin
                                   Base Concentrate

    Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant within 180 days of 
publication of this notice, orders will be issued canceling all of 
these registrations. Users of these pesticides or anyone else desiring 
the retention of a registration should contact the applicable 
registrant directly during this 180-day period.
    Table 2 of this unit includes the names and addresses of record for 
all registrants of the products in Table 1 of this unit, in sequence by 
EPA company number:

         Table 2.--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
              EPA Company No.                 Company Name and Address
002382                                      Virbac AH, Inc.
                                            1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 3800
                                            Dallas, TX 75202
002915                                      The Fuller Brush Company
                                            One Fuller Way
                                            Great Bend, KS 67530
030573                                      Wright Webb Corp.
                                            P.O. Box 1572
                                            Fort Myers, FL 33902
042697                                      Safer, Inc.
                                            69 North Locust St.
                                            P.O. Box 327
                                            Lititz, PA 17543
067517                                      PM Resources, Inc.
                                            P.O. Box 162059
                                            Fort Worth, TX 76161

III. What Is the Agency's Authority for Taking This Action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide 
product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations 
be canceled. FIFRA further provides that before acting on the request, 
EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal 
Register. Thereafter, the Administrator may approve such a request.

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IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must 
submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked on or before June 28, 2010. 
This written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only 
to the applicable FIFRA section 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. 
If the products have been subject to a previous cancellation action, 
the effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any 
earlier cancellation action are controlling. The withdrawal request 
must also include a commitment to pay any reregistration fees due, and 
to fulfill any applicable unsatisfied data requirements.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
cancellation action. EPA's existing stocks policy (56 FR 29362) 
provides that: ``If a registrant requests to voluntarily cancel a 
registration where the Agency has identified no particular risk 
concerns, the registrant has complied with all applicable conditions of 
reregistration, conditional registration, and data call ins, and the 
registration is not subject to a Registration Standard, Label 
Improvement Program, or reregistration decision, the Agency will 
generally permit a registrant to sell or distribute existing stocks for 
1 year after the cancellation request was received. Persons other than 
registrants will generally be allowed to sell, distribute, or use 
existing stocks until such stocks are exhausted.''
    Upon cancellation of the pesticides identified in Table 1, EPA 
anticipates allowing sale, distribution and use as described above. 
Exception to this general policy will be made in specific cases when 
more stringent restrictions on sale, distribution, or use of the 
products or their ingredients have already been imposed, as in a 
special review action, or where the Agency has identified significant 
potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: December 16, 2009.
 Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. E9-31002 Filed 12-29-09; 8:45 am]