[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 156 (Friday, August 12, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53379-53380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19239]



40 CFR Part 180

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0008; FRL-9949-53]

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.


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 September 12, 2016.

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 
     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?

    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:
    [emsp14]Crop production (NAICS code 111).
    [emsp14]Animal production (NAICS code 112).
    [emsp14]Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
    [emsp14]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 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 180 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.
    1. PP 6F8443. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0561). ISK Biosciences Corporation, 
7470 Auburn Road, Suite A, Concord, Ohio, 44077, requests to establish 
a tolerance for residues of the combined residues of the insecticide 
flonicamid [N-(cyanomethyl)-4-trifluoromethyl)-3-pyridinecarboxamide 
(CA) or N-cyanomethyl-4-

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trifluoromethylnicotinamide (IUPAC)] and its metabolites, TFNA [4-
trifluoromethylnicotinic acid], TFNA-AM [4-trifluoromethylnicotinamide) 
and TFNG [N(4-trifluoromethylnicotinoyl)-glycine] in or on the raw 
agricultural commodity crop group 10-10, citrus at 1.5 parts per 
million (ppm). Adequate enforcement methodology is available to enforce 
the tolerance expression for flonicamid and its metabolites in/on 
appropriate raw agricultural commodities and processed commodities are 
available for the established and proposed tolerances. Contact: Carmen 
Rodia, (703) 306-0327, [email protected].
    2. PP 6E8466. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0029). Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569, 
Yuma, AZ 85366-5569, requests to establish an import tolerance for 
residues of fenazaquin, [3-[2-[4-(1, 1-dimethylethyl) phenyl] ethoxy] 
quinazoline] in/on the raw agricultural commodity for tea at 9 ppm and 
pineapple at 0.2 ppm. The analytical method for the analysis of 
fenazaquin in/on tea was conducted by GC-MS in selected ion monitoring 
mode. The analytical method used for the determination of fenazaquin in 
or on pineapple was conducted by UPLC employing mass spectrometric 
detection (LC-MS/MS). Contact: Carmen Rodia, (703) 306-0327, 
[email protected].
    3. PP 6F8468. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0416). BASF Corporation, 26 Davis 
Drive, P.O. Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528, requests 
to establish a tolerance for residues of the insecticide afidopyropen, 
[(3S,4R,4aR,6S, 6aS, 12R,12aS,12bS)-3-(cyclopropanecarbonyloxy)-6,12-
b]chromen-4-yl]methyl cyclopropanecarboxylate, its metabolites, and 
degradates, in or on the raw agricultural commodities almond hulls at 
0.15 ppm; apple, wet pomace at 0.05 ppm; citrus oil at 0.3 ppm; cotton, 
gin byproducts at 2 ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 0.1 ppm; fruit, 
citrus, group 10-10 at 0.15 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 0.03 ppm; 
fruit, stone, group 12-12 at 0.03 ppm; nut, tree, group 14-12 at 0.01 
ppm; plum, prune at 0.06 ppm; soybean, aspirated fractions at 0.4 ppm; 
soybean, forage at label restriction ppm; soybean, hay at label 
restriction ppm; soybean, seed at 0.01 ppm; vegetable, brassica, head 
and stem group 5-13 at 0.5 ppm; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9 at 0.7 
ppm; vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 at 0.15 ppm; vegetable, leaf 
petioles, subgroup 22B at 3 ppm; vegetable, leafy, subgroup 4-13A at 2 
ppm; vegetable leafy, subgroup 4-13B at 5 ppm; and vegetable tuberous 
and corm, subgroup 1C at 0.01 ppm.
    An independently validated analytical method has been submitted for 
analyzing residues of parent afidopyropen (BAS 440 I) plus metabolite 
M440I007 with appropriate sensitivity in all crop and processed 
commodities. An independently validated analytical method has been 
submitted for analyzing residues of parent afidopyropen (BAS 440 I) 
plus metabolite M440I001, M440I003, and M440I060 in animal meat, fat 
and liver and egg and for BAS 440 I and metabolites M440I001, M440I005, 
and M440I060 in milk with appropriate sensitivity in the event 
tolerances are established. A multi-residue method using modified AOAC 
Official method 2007.01 for the determination of residues of 
afidopyropen (BAS 440 I) and metabolite M440I007 in plant matrices was 
successfully validated. Contact: Carmen Rodia, (703) 306-0327, 
[email protected].
    4. PP 6E8463. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0099). Nichino America, Inc., 4550 
New Linden Hill Road, Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19808-2951, requests to 
establish an import tolerance for residues of flubendiamide, N\2\-[1,1-
in/on the processed commodity dried tea at 60 ppm. Independently 
validated, analytical methods for crop matrices have been submitted for 
measuring flubendiamide. Typically, plant matrices samples are 
extracted, concentrated, and quantified by LC/MS/MS using deuterated 
internal standards. Contact: Carmen Rodia, (703) 306-0327, 
[email protected].

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

    Dated: August 5, 2016.
Daniel J. Rosenblatt,
Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-19239 Filed 8-11-16; 8:45 am]