[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 69 (Monday, April 11, 2016)]
[Pages 21344-21345]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08273]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0099; FRL-9944-33]

Flubendiamide; Notice of Receipt of Request To Voluntarily Cancel 
a Pesticide Product Registration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a 
request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel two flubendiamide end-
use products. The request would delete the registrations of the 
flubendiamide products SYNAPSE WG Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 264-1026) 
and SYNAPSE 480 Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 264-1107). EPA intends to 
grant this request, unless the registrant withdraws its request. If 
this request is granted, any sale or distribution of the products 
listed in this notice will not be permitted after the registration has 
been cancelled as described in the final order.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0099, 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 
     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, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; main telephone 
number: (703) 305-7090; 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. 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.

II. Background on the Receipt of Request To Cancel Registration

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from Bayer 
CropScience LP, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research 
Triangle Park, NC 27709-2014 to cancel two specific flubendiamide end-
use product registrations as identified in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit III. 
Specifically, Bayer CropScience LP submitted written requests to 
voluntarily cancel SYNAPSE WG Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 264-1026) on 
December 12, 2014, and SYNAPSE 480 Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 264-1107) 
on March 21, 2016. Bayer confirmed that neither formulation is 
commercially active.

III. What action is the agency taking?

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from Bayer 
CropScience LP to cancel their registrations for two specific 
flubendiamide product registrations. The affected products and the 
registrant making the request are identified in Tables 1 and 2 of this 
unit. Unless the request is withdrawn by the registrant, EPA intends to 
issue an order cancelling the affected registration.

  Table 1--Flubendiamide Product Registration With Pending Request for
        Registration No.             Product name           Company
264-1026........................  SYNAPSE WG          Bayer CropScience
                                   Insecticide.        LP.
264-1107........................  SYNAPSE 480         Bayer CropScience
                                   Insecticide.        LP.

    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit. This 
number corresponds to the first part of the EPA registration numbers of 
the products listed in Table 1 of this unit.

          Table 2--Registrant Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
            EPA company No.                  Company name and address
264....................................  Bayer CropScience LP, P.O. Box
                                          12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive,
                                          Research Triangle Park, NC

IV. What is the agency's authority for taking this action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1)) provides that a 
registrant of a pesticide product may, at any time, request that any of 
its pesticide registrations be cancelled 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 
    Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA (7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1)(B)) 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) 
(7 U.S.C. 136d(f)(1)(C))

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requires that EPA provide a 180-day comment period on a request for 
voluntary cancellation or termination or any minor agricultural use 
before granting the request, unless:
    1. The registrants request a waiver of the comment period, or
    2. The EPA Administrator determines that continued use of the 
pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effects to the 
environment. The flubendiamide registrant has requested that EPA waive 
the 180-day comment period for this action. Accordingly, EPA is 
providing a 30-day comment period on the proposed requests.

V. Procedures for Withdrawal of Requests

    Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for product 
cancellation or use deletion should submit the 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.

VI. 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 
action. If the request for voluntary cancellation is granted, the 
Agency intends to publish the cancellation order in the Federal 
    In any order issued in response to this request for cancellation of 
SYNAPSE WG Insecticide and SYNAPSE 480 Insecticide, EPA proposes to 
include the following provisions for the treatment of any existing 
stocks of the products listed in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit III.
    The registrant and distributors may not sell or distribute existing 
stocks of the product. Users with existing stocks of the cancelled 
product can use the product until supplies are exhausted, provided that 
such use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved 
labeling on, or that accompanied, the cancelled product. Thereafter, 
registrants and any distributors of the product will be prohibited from 
selling or distributing the product identified in Table 1 of Unit III., 
except for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o) or 
for proper disposal. Any additional information will be set forth in a 
cancellation order after the products have been cancelled.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

    Dated: March 30, 2016.
Susan Lewis,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-08273 Filed 4-8-16; 8:45 am]