[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 11, 2010)]
[Pages 48667-48669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19831]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0012; FRL-8840-6]

Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for 
Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial 
filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or 
modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various commodities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 10, 2010.

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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown 
in the body of this document, 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.
     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 the docket ID number and the 
pesticide petition number of interest as shown in the body of this 
document. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person, with telephone 
number and e-mail address, is listed at the end of each pesticide 
petition summary. You may also reach each contact person by mail at 
Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001.


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. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any 
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular 
entity, consult the person listed at the end of the pesticide petition 
summary of interest.

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 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 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.
    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

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human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the 
pesticides discussed in this document, compared to the general 

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

     EPA is announcing its receipt of several pesticide petitions filed 
under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 
21 U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide 
chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that 
the pesticide petitions described in this notice contain the data or 
information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not 
fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or 
whether the data support granting of the pesticide petitions. 
Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination 
on these pesticide petitions.
     Pursuant to 40 CFR 180.7(f), a summary of each of the petitions 
that are the subject of this notice, prepared by the petitioner, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available on-line 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.

New Tolerance

    1. PP 0E7738. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0619). IR-4, 500 College Road East, 
Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to establish tolerances in 
40 CFR part 180 for the combined residues of the insecticide avermectin 
B1 (a mixture of avermectins containing greater than or 
equal to 80% avermectinB1a (5-O- demethyl avermectin 
A1) and less than or equal to 20% avermectin B1b 
(5-O-demethyl-25-de(1-methylpropyl)-25-(1-methylethyl) avermectin 
A1)) and its delta-8,9-isomer, in or on bean, dry, seed at 
0.01 parts per million (ppm); chive, dried leaves at 0.07 ppm; chive, 
fresh leaves at 0.01 ppm; and onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A at 0.01 ppm. 
The analytical methods involve homogenization, filtration, partition, 
and cleanup with analysis by high performance liquid chromatography 
(HPLC)-fluorescence detection. The methods are sufficiently sensitive 
to detect residues at or above the tolerances proposed. All methods 
have undergone independent laboratory validation as required by PR 
Notice 96-1. Contact: Laura E. Nollen, (703) 305-7390, e-mail address: 
[email protected].
    2. PP 0F7721. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0615). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419-8300, 
proposes to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the 
fungicide sedaxane as a seed treatment, in or on barley, grain, seed at 
0.01 ppm; barley, hay, seed at 0.05 ppm; barley, straw, seed at 0.01 
ppm; canola, seed at 0.01 ppm; oat, grain, seed at 0.01 ppm; rye, seed 
at 0.01 ppm; soybean, forage, seed at 0.06 ppm; soybean, hay, seed at 
0.4 ppm; soybean, seed at 0.01 ppm; triticale, seed at 0.01 ppm; wheat, 
forage, seed at 0.02 ppm; wheat, grain, seed at 0.01 ppm; wheat, hay, 
seed at 0.07 ppm; and wheat, straw, seed at 0.01 ppm. Various crops 
were analyzed for sedaxane (parent only) using a procedure for analysis 
of sedaxane (SYN524464) that can distinguish between its trans 
(SYN508210) and cis (SYN508211) isomers. Plant matrices using method 
GRM023.01A or modified method GRM023.01B are taken through an 
extraction procedure with final determination by high performance 
liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometric 
detection (LC-MS/MS). Contact: Heather Garvie, (703) 308-0034, e-mail 
address: [email protected].
    3. PP 0F7734. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0602). Syngenta Crop Protection, 
Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27410, proposes to establish a 
tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
thiamethoxam, (3-[(2-chloro-5-thiazolyl) methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-N-
nitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine) and its metabolite [N-(2-chloro-
thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N'-methyl-N'-nitro-guanidine], in or on food 
commodities/feed commodities (other than those covered by a higher 
tolerance as a result of use on growing crops) in food/feed handling 
establishments at 0.01 ppm. Syngenta Crop Protection has submitted 
practical analytical methodology for detecting and measuring levels of 
thiamethoxam in or on raw agricultural commodities. This method is 
based on crop specific cleanup procedures and determination by liquid 
chromatography with either ultraviolet (UV) or mass spectrometry (MS) 
detections. The limit of detection (LOD) for each analyte of this 
method is 1.25 ng injected for samples analyzed by UV and 0.25 ng 
injected for samples analyzed by MS, and the limit of quantification 
(LOQ) is 0.005 ppm for milk and juices, and 0.01 ppm for all other 
substrates. Contact: Kable Bo Davis, (703) 306-0415, e-mail address: 
[email protected].
    4. PP 0F7739. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0603). Chemtura Corporation, 199 
Benson Road (2-5), Middlebury, CT 06749, proposes to establish 
tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the insecticide 
diflubenzuron, N-[[(4-chlorophenyl) amino]carbonyl]-2,6- 
difluorobenzamide (DFB) and its metabolites 4-chlorophenylurea (CPU) 
and 4-chloroaniline (PCA), in or on citrus fruit, crop group 10 at 1.3 
ppm, and citrus, oil processed commodity at 39 ppm. A practical 
analytical method for detecting and quantifying levels of diflubenzuron 
in or on food with a LOD that allows monitoring of the residue at or 
above the level set in the tolerance was used to determine residues in 
citrus raw agricultural commodities (RAC) and processed commodities. 
Contact: Kable Bo Davis, (703) 306-0415, e-mail address: 
[email protected].

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural commodities, Feed additives, 
Food additives, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping 

    Dated: August 3, 2010.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 2010-19831 Filed 8-10-10; 8:45 am]