[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32248-32250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12706]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0844; FRL-9386-4]


Notice of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel Certain 
Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request 
by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. 
EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period 
for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments 
within the comment period that would merit its further review of the 
requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. The 
cancellation for the allethrins manufacturing use products will be 
effective September 30, 2015, and the cancellation for the allethrins 
end-use products will be effective December 31, 2016, as described in 
Unit II. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use 
of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the 
registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use 
is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0844 by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20460-0001.
    Submit written withdrawal request by mail to: Pesticide Re-
Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001. Attn: Molly Clayton.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Clayton, Pesticide Re-Evaluation 
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0522; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human 
health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide 
users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, 
or use of pesticides.

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 email. 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 
reproduced.
    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 a request from 
multiple registrants to cancel certain manufacturing use and end use 
pesticide products registered under FIFRA section 3 or 24(c). These 
registrations are listed in sequence by

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registration number in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit.
    The allethrin series of pyrethroid insecticides includes 
bioallethrin (PC code 004003), esbiol (004004), esbiothrin (004007, 
formerly 004003/004004), and pynamin forte (004005). On March 31, 2010, 
the public phase of registration review for the allethrins began with 
the opening of the initial docket (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0022). The comment 
period for the allethrins registration review docket was open for 60 
days, from March 31, 2010, to June 1, 2010. The Final Work Plan (FWP) 
for the allethrins was completed on August 11, 2010. The Agency's 
projected registration review timeline described in the FWP established 
that the preliminary risk assessments would be completed by December 
2018, and the final registration decision would be completed in 2020.
    The technical registrants (Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited and 
Valent BioSciences Corporation) subsequently requested cancellation of 
their allethrins technical products effective September 30, 2015, and 
cancellation of their end use products effective December 31, 2016. 
Further, they requested that use of their technical products to 
formulate end-use products not be permitted after December 31, 2015.
    This request was published for a 30-day comment period in the 
Federal Register issue of December 19, 2012 (77 FR 75157) (FRL-9369-4). 
In the December 19, 2012 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an 
order implementing the cancellations unless the Agency received 
substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit 
its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdrew 
their request. The Agency received one set of comments on the notice, 
and the comments did not merit EPA's further review of the request. 
Further, the registrants did not withdraw their request. A Final 
Cancellation Order was published in the Federal Register issue of April 
24, 2013 (78 FR 24195) (FRL-9383-5).
    Because the allethrins technical products have been cancelled, 
several registrants for allethrins end use products, and a registrant 
for several manufacturing use products, have also requested 
cancellation for their products with dates consistent with those 
specified for the technical products.

 Table 1--Manufacturing Use Product Registrations With Pending Requests
                            for Cancellation
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         Registration No.                       Product name
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1021-1060.........................  D-Trans Allethrin 90% Concentrate.
1021-1128.........................  D-Trans Intermediate 1868.
1021-1550.........................  Evercide Intermediate 2416.
1021-1575.........................  Evercide Intermediate 2941.
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    Table 2--End Use Product Registrations With Pending Requests for
                              Cancellation
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         Registration No.                       Product name
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1021-1607.........................  Evercide Residual Pressurized Spray
                                     2581.
1021-1594.........................  Evercide Residual Pressurized Spray
                                     2523.
5178-5............................  Kilmos PF Mosquito Repellent Coils.
5178-10...........................  Kilmos PF Mosquito Repellent Sticks.
8848-72...........................  Black Jack DS205 Insect Killer.
9688-230..........................  Chemsico Aerosol Insecticide LD.
9688-233..........................  Chemsico Wasp & Hornet Killer DL.
9688-255..........................  Chemsico Wasp  Hornet
                                     Killer DS.
43917-1...........................  Spira Air-O-Mat.
43917-7...........................  Spira Area Mosquito Repellent.
43917-8...........................  Spira Punks Mosquito Coils II.
45385-9...........................  Chem-Tox Insect Spray.
46515-48..........................  House & Garden Bug Killer 4.
63376-1...........................  Family Mosquito Coils.
63376-2...........................  Family Mosquito Repellent Coils.
63376-5...........................  Family Mosquito Repellent Sticks.
82539-2...........................  Ultimate Bug Candle.
83467-1...........................  Buzz Buster Mosquito Repellant
                                     Coils.
10807-436.........................  Konk Insect Killer.
13283-20..........................  Rainbow Point Three Wasp & Ant
                                     Spray.
13283-22..........................  Rainbow Flying and Crawling Bug
                                     Killer.
13283-24..........................  Rainbow Flying & Crawling Bug Killer
                                     IV.
13283-29..........................  Multi-Bug II.
13283-36..........................  Rainbow Liquid Wasp & Ant Spray.
22950-14..........................  Cobra PF Mosquito Repellent Coils.
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    Table 3 of this unit includes the company number and name of record 
for all registrants of the products in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit, in 
sequence by EPA company number. This number corresponds to the first 
part of the EPA registration numbers of the products listed in this 
unit.

         Table 3--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
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          EPA company No.                     EPA company name
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1021..............................  McLaughlin Gormley King Co.

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5178..............................  Blood Protection Company (China),
                                     Ltd.
8848..............................  Safeguard Chemical Corporation.
9688..............................  Chemsico.
10807.............................  Amrep, Inc.
43917.............................  Zobele Holdings, P.A.
45385.............................  CTX-Cenol, Inc.
46515.............................  Celex, Division of United Industries
                                     Corp.
63376.............................  Family Products SDN BHD.
82539.............................  Kerslig Candle Light.
83467.............................  Multinational Resources, Inc.
13283.............................  Rainbow Technology Corporation.
22950.............................  Coils International, Inc.
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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.
    Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a 
request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30-day public 
comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use 
termination. In addition, FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(C) provides for the 
possibility of a 180-day comment period where the voluntary 
cancellation involves a pesticide registered for at least one minor 
agricultural use. Because these allethrins products are not registered 
for any minor agricultural uses, this 180-day comment provision does 
not apply, and EPA is providing a 30-day comment period on the proposed 
voluntary cancellation of allethrins registrations.

IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation 
should submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
that are currently in the United States and that were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
cancellation action. Because these allethrins products are re-
registered pesticides, there are no known risks of concern, and the 
cancellation date for the technical products will occur several years 
prior to the time of the planned registration review decision for the 
allethrins, the Agency expects to grant these requests unless the 
Agency receives substantive comments that warrant further review of the 
requests or the registrants withdraw their request. In 2013, EPA 
intends to issue an order in the Federal Register canceling all of the 
manufacturing use registrations as of September 30, 2015, and end use 
product registrations as of December 31, 2016. It is the Agency's 
current intention to include in that order the following terms and 
conditions applicable to existing stocks:
     No sale or distribution of allethrins manufacturing use 
products by any person, other than for purposes of disposal or export, 
will be permitted after September 30, 2015.
     No use of the manufacturing use products to formulate end-
use products will be permitted after December 31, 2015.
     As of January 1, 2017, persons other than registrants will 
be allowed to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of cancelled end 
use products until such stocks are exhausted. Use of existing stocks 
will be permitted only to the extent that the use is consistent with 
the terms of the previously-approved labeling accompanying the product 
used.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Allethrins.

    Dated: May 14, 2013.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
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