[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 137 (Friday, July 17, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 42462-42464]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17674]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 174

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0032; FRL-9929-13]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment.

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

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 17, 2015.

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 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.
     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.html.
    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: Susan Lewis, Director, Registration 
Division (RD) (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305-7090; email 
address: [email protected], Robert McNally, Director, Biopesticide 
and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD), main telephone number: (703) 
305-7090; email address: [email protected] The mailing address for 
each contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person's 
name, division, and mail code. The division to contact is listed at the 
end of each pesticide petition summary.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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. 
The following list of North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a 
guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. 
Potentially affected entities may include:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).
    If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this 
action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for the division listed at the

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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 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 preparing and submitting 
your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/comments.html.
    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 human 
health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticides 
discussed in this document, compared to the general population.

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, requesting the establishment or modification of 
regulations in 40 CFR part 80 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or 
on various food commodities. The Agency is taking public comment on the 
requests before responding to the petitioners. EPA is not proposing any 
particular action at this time. EPA has determined that the pesticide 
petitions described in this document contain the data or information 
prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), 21 U.S.C. 346a(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. After considering the public comments, EPA intends to 
evaluate whether and what action may be warranted. 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 document, prepared by the petitioner, is 
included in a docket EPA has created for each rulemaking. The docket 
for each of the petitions is available 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 Tolerances

    PP 5F8355. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0308). Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, 
Yuma, AZ 85366, requests to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the herbicide, EPTC, (S-ethyl dipropylthiocarbamate), in or 
on grass, grown for seed, forage at 0.6 parts per million (ppm) and 
grass, grown for seed, hay at 0.5 ppm. An analytical method using gas 
chromatography with nitrogen-phosphorus detection is used to measure 
and evaluate the chemical, EPTC, and its hydroxy metabolites. Contact: 
RD.
    PP 5F8365. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0375). Makhteshim Agan of North 
America, Inc. (d/b/a ADAMA), 3120 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 100, Raleigh, 
NC 27604, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for 
residues of the insecticide, fluensulfone, in or on tomato, paste at 1 
parts per million (ppm). The LC-MS/MS residue analytical method is used 
to measure and evaluate the chemical fluensulfone (to be measured by 
residues of 3,4,4-trifluoro-but-3-end-1-sulfonic acid, expressed as the 
stoichiometric equivalent of fluensulfone). Contact: RD.
    PP 3F8220. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0114). EPA issued a notice in the 
Federal Register of May 23, 2014, (79 FR 29729) concerning pending 
filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or 
modification of tolerances for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on 
various commodities. This document corrects the notification for 
petition PP 3F8220 by adding the missing entry for dried fruiting 
vegetable at 0.9 ppm. The original notice was for E.I. du Pont de 
Nemours & Company (DuPont), 1007 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19898, 
which requested to establish tolerances in 40 CFR part 180 for residues 
of the fungicide oxathiapiprolin, 1-(4-{4-[(5RS)-5-(2,6-
difluorophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1,2-oxazol-3-yl]-1,3-thiazol-2-
yl{time{time} -1-piperidyl)-2-[5-methyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazol-
1-yl] ethanone. Contact: RD.

Amended Tolerances

    PP 5F8346. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0339). Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, 
Yuma, AZ, 85366 requests to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.448 for 
residues of the insecticide, hexythiazox, in or on cotton, gin 
byproducts to 15 parts per million (ppm) and cotton, undelinted seed to 
0.5 ppm. The high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) using mass 
spectrometric detection (LC-MS/MS) analytical method is used to measure 
and evaluate residues of hexythiazox and its metabolites containing the 
PT-1-3 moiety. Contact: RD.
    PP 5F8356. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0338). Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, 
Yuma, AZ 85366, requests to amend the tolerances in 40 CFR 180.448 for 
residues of the insecticide, hexythiazox, in or on fruit, citrus group 
10 to 0.6 parts per million (ppm) and citrus, oil to 26 ppm. The high 
performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) using mass spectrometric 
detection (LC-MS/MS) analytical method is used to measure and evaluate 
residues of hexythiazox and its metabolites containing the PT-1-3 
moiety. Contact: RD.

Tolerance Exemptions

    PP IN-10750. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0363). Scientific & Regulatory 
Solutions, L.L.C., 3450 Old Washington Rd # 303, Waldorf, MD 20602, on 
behalf of SNF, Inc., 1 Chemical Plant Road, Riceboro, GA 31321, 
requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
for residues of 2-propen-1-aminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-propenyl-, chloride, 
homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 26062-79-3) when used as an ingredient in 
antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food-contact surfaces 
in public eating places, dairy processing equipment and food processing 
equipment and utensils in accordance with 40 CFR 180.940(a). The 
petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because it is not 
required for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Contact: 
RD.
    PP IN-10815. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0350). Keller and Heckman, 1001 G

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Street NW., Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001 on behalf of C.P. 
Kelco U.S., Inc., 3100 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30339 
requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance 
for residues of D-glucurono-D-gluco-6-deoxy-L-mannan, acetate, calcium 
magnesium potassium sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 595585-15-2) when used as 
an inert ingredient applied to growing crops and raw agricultural 
commodities after harvest under 40 CFR 180.910. The petitioner believes 
no analytical method is needed because it is not required for an 
exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Contact: RD.

Amended Tolerance Exemption

    PP 4F8342. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0099). SciReg, Inc., 12733 Director's 
Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192 (on behalf of bio-ferm GmbH, 
Technologiezentrum Tulln, Technopark 1, Tulln, 3430, Austria), requests 
to amend an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 
180.1312 for residues of the fungicide Aureobasidium pullulans strains 
DSM 14940 and DSM 14941 in or on all food commodities. The petitioner 
believes no analytical method is needed because the petitioner is 
submitting a petition to establish a postharvest exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance and, therefore, an analytical method is not 
required. Contact: BPPD.

New Inert Tolerance

    PP IN-10818. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0395). Itaconix Corporation, 2 Marin 
Way, Stratham, NH 03885, requests to establish an exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance for residues of butanedioic acid, 2-
methylene-, homopolymer, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 26099-89-8), when 
used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations under 40 CFR 
180.960. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because 
it is not required for an exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance. Contact: RD.

    Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a.

    Dated: July 8, 2015.
Jennifer Mclain,
Acting, Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-17674 Filed 7-16-15; 8:45 am]
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