[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 55 (Friday, March 21, 2014)]
[Pages 15742-15743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05680]



 [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017; FRL-9905-49]

Methiocarb, Lambda-Cyhalothrin, Permethrin and Prodiamine; 
Cancellation Order for Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To 
Terminate Certain Uses

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA's order for the amendments to 
terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted 
by the Agency, of products containing methiocarb, lambda-cyhalothrin 
and prodiamine, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 29, 
2013 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the 
registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily amend to 
terminate uses of these product registrations. These are not the last 
products containing these pesticides registered for use in the United 
States. In the November 29, 2013 notice, EPA indicated that it would 
issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate uses, unless 
the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment 
period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless 
the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any 
comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their 
requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation 
order granting the requested amendments to terminate uses. Any 
distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation 
order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, 
including any existing stocks provisions. In addition, for pertinent 
information relating to the permethrin product name Farnam Purge Plus 
Insecticide as published in the November 29, 2013 notice, see Unit II. 
of this notice.

DATES: The amendments are effective March 21, 2014.

Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8195; email 
address: [email protected].


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. Since others also may be interested, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
affected by this action.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-1017 is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-
5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    This notice announces the amendments to delete uses, as requested 
by registrants, of products registered under FIFRA section 3. These 
registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Table 1 
of this unit. In addition, pesticide registration number 000270-00279 
and its contents has been removed from the listing in Table 1. EPA 
inadvertently listed the permethrin product name Farnam Purge Plus 
Insecticide for pesticide registration number 000270-00279 in the 
Federal Register of November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71609) (FRL 9902-77). 
Therefore, this action excludes pesticide registration number 000270-
00279 from cancellation at this time. EPA will reissue pesticide 
product number 000270-00279 for voluntary cancellation in a future 
Federal Register notice.

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      Table 1--Methiocarb, Lambda-Cyhalothrin and Prodiamine Product Registration Amendments to Delete Uses
     EPA Registration number                  Product name                           Uses deleted
010163-00230.....................  Mesurol Technical Insecticide....  Domestic outdoor and nonresidential turf
066222-00089.....................  Prodiamine 65 WG Herbicide.......  Drainage ditch uses.
081927-00036.....................  Alligare Prodiamine 65 WG          Weed Control on drainage ditches in CA and
                                    Herbicide.                         AZ.
081927-00049.....................  Alligare Prodiamine 4L...........  Weed Control on drainage ditches in CA and
088541-00001.....................  Willowood Lambda-Cyhalothrin       Indoor and outdoor residential uses.

    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. This number corresponds to the first part of the 
EPA registration numbers of the products listed in Table 1.

                                    Table 2--Registrants of Amended Products
               EPA Company No.                                     Company name and address
010163......................................  Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366.
66222.......................................  Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., 3120 Highwoods Blvd.,
                                               Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.
81927.......................................  Alligare, LLC, Agent: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting, Inc., 4110
                                               136th St. NW., Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
88541.......................................  Willowood Lambda Cyhalothrin, LLC, Agent: Wagner Regulatory
                                               Associates, P.O. Box 640, Hockessin, DE 19707-0640.

III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to 

    During the public comment period provided, EPA received no comments 
in response to the November 29, 2013 Federal Register notice announcing 
the Agency's receipt of the requests for voluntary amendments to delete 
uses of products listed in Table 1 of Unit II.

 IV. Cancellation Order

    Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f), EPA hereby approves the requested 
amendments to terminate uses of methiocarb, lambda-cyhalothrin and 
prodiamine registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, 
the Agency hereby orders that the product registrations identified in 
Table 1 of Unit II. are amended to terminate the affected uses. The 
effective date of the amendments that are subject of this notice is 
March 21, 2014. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of 
the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II. in a manner inconsistent 
with any of the provisions for disposition of existing stocks set forth 
in Unit VI. will be a violation of FIFRA.

V. 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 or amended to terminate one or more uses. 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, 
following the public comment period, the EPA Administrator may approve 
such a request. The notice of receipt for this action was published for 
comment on November 29, 2013. The comment period closed on December 30, 

VI. 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 
action. The existing stocks provision for the products subject to this 
order is as follows.
    Now that EPA has approved product labels reflecting the requested 
amendments to delete uses, registrants are permitted to sell or 
distribute products listed in Table 1 of Unit II. under the previously 
approved labeling until September 21, 2015, a period of 18 months after 
publication of the cancellation order in this Federal Register, unless 
other restrictions have been imposed. Thereafter, registrants will be 
prohibited from selling or distributing the products whose labels 
include the deleted uses identified in Table 1 of Unit II., except for 
export consistent with FIFRA section 17 or for proper disposal.
    Persons other than the registrant may sell, distribute, or use 
existing stocks of products whose labels include the deleted uses until 
supplies are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use 
is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or 
that accompanied, the deleted uses.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: March 5, 2014.
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr.,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2014-05680 Filed 3-20-14; 8:45 am]