[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 10, 2021)]
[Pages 13714-13716]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04903]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2021-0132; FRL-10020-72]

Cryolite and Propazine; Notice of Receipt of Request to 
Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

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 requests 
by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. 
These requests would terminate the last cryolite and propazine products 
registered in the

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United States. 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 further 
review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their 
requests. 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 April 9, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2021-0132, 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 
    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: Carolyn Smith.
     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: Carolyn Smith, Pesticide Re-Evaluation 
Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: 703-347-8325; 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.

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. What action is the Agency taking?

    This notice announces receipt by the Agency of requests from 
registrants to cancel eight pesticide products registered under FIFRA 
section 3 (7 U.S.C. 136a) or 24(c) (7 U.S.C. 136v(c)). These 
registrations are listed in sequence by registration number (or company 
number and 24(c) number) in Table 1 of this unit.
    Unless the Agency determines that there are substantive comments 
that warrant further review of the requests or the registrants withdraw 
their requests, EPA intends to issue orders in the Federal Register 
canceling all of the affected registrations.

      Table 1--Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation
       Registration No.            Product name        Chemical name
10163-41......................  Prokil Cryolite    Cryolite.
10163-225.....................  Gowan Cryolite     Cryolite.
10163-242.....................  Prokil Cryolite    Cryolite.
10163-243.....................  Prokil Cryolite    Cryolite.
42750-148.....................  Propazine 4L.....  Propazine.
42750-149.....................  Propazine          Propazine.
91813-32......................  Kryocide           Cryolite.
FL000011......................  Prokil Cryolite    Cryolite.

    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 this unit.

         Table 2--Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation
             EPA company No.                 Company name and address
10163...................................  Gowan Company, P.O. Box 5569,
                                           Yuma, AZ 85366.
42750...................................  Albaugh, LLC, P.O. Box 2127,
                                           Valdosta, GA 31604-2127.
91813...................................  UPL NA, Inc., 630 Freedom
                                           Business Ctr., #402, King of
                                           Prussia, PA 19406.

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III. 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 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 (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)) requires that EPA provide a 180-day comment 
period on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any 
minor agricultural use before granting the request, unless:
    1. The registrant requests a waiver of the comment period, or
    2. The EPA Administrator determines that continued use of the 
pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
    The registrants in Table 2 of Unit II have requested that EPA waive 
the 180-day comment period. Accordingly, EPA will provide a 30-day 
comment period on the proposed requests.

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 

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 the Agency has identified no significant 
potential risk concerns associated with these pesticide products, upon 
cancellation of the products identified in Table 1 of Unit II, EPA 
anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute existing stocks 
of the cryolite products listed in Table 1 of Unit II for 18 months 
after publication of the Cancellation Order in the Federal Register, 
and EPA anticipates allowing registrants to sell and distribute 
existing stocks of the propazine products listed in Table 1 of Unit II 
for 1 year after publication of the Cancellation Order in the Federal 
Register. Thereafter, registrants will be prohibited from selling or 
distributing the pesticides identified in Table 1 of Unit II, except 
for export consistent with FIFRA section 17 (7 U.S.C. 136o) or for 
proper disposal. Persons other than registrants will generally be 
allowed to sell, distribute, or use existing stocks until such stocks 
are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use is 
consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or 
that accompanied, the canceled products.

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

    Dated: March 4, 2021.
Mary Reaves,
Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide 
[FR Doc. 2021-04903 Filed 3-9-21; 8:45 am]