Federal Register: January 23, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 15)
DOCID: FR Doc 02-1616
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Environmental Protection Agency
FRL ID: [FRL-7131-6]
ACTION: Pesticide producing establishments; termination:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Termination of Pesticide Producing Establishments
DATES: The list of domestic and foreign pesticide producing establishments appearing in this document will have their establishment registration terminated March 11, 2002.
This document announces the Agency's intention to terminate a number of pesticide producing establishment registrations 45 days following the date of publication of this document for failure to file annual pesticide producing reports as required by section 7 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
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Section 7 of FIFRA requires that all establishments that produce any pesticide or active ingredient used in producing a pesticide, or device subject to this Act be registered with the Agency, and that all such establishments submit annual production reports to the Agency. The EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 167 establish requirements concerning these annual reports and the information that must be in annual reports (40 CFR 167.85). The regulations state that establishment registrations will be subject to termination if an annual report is not submitted (40 CFR 167.20(f)).
Notwithstanding the requirements identified above, no annual production reports were received from the establishments identified in this document in 1997, 1998, 1999 and/or 2000. The mailings sent to the last reported address of the companies identified in this document were returned unopened to the Agency, with indications of ``undeliverable'' or ``address unknown'' as the reason for the return. Subsequent attempts to locate a number of the identified companies and establishments were unsuccessful. Additionally, some of the companies and/or establishments are out of business. Therefore, the Agency is terminating, without further notice, the registrations of the identified establishments pursuant to 40 CFR 167.20(f) for failure to submit the annual reports in 1997, 1998, 1999 and/or 2000.
Following termination of each domestic pesticide producing establishment's registration, sale or distribution in the United States of any pesticide product in an establishment subsequent to the termination of that establishment's registration will be considered unlawful and a violation of section 12 of FIFRA, subject to possible civil and/or criminal penalties. This document will not preclude the Agency from seeking other appropriate remedies necessary for compliance with FIFRA.
Following termination of each foreign pesticide producing
establishment's registration, no pesticide product produced in that establishment may be imported into the United States.
Environmental Protection Agency List of EPA Regional Offices and Responsible Contacts EPA regional office States U.S. EPA, Region 1, 1 Congress Street, Suite 1100 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT (SEA), Boston MA 022032211, ATTN: Lee Weller,
U.S. EPA, Region 2, Pesticides Team (MS500), 2890 NJ, NY, PR, VI Woodbridge Avenue, Bldg. 5, Edison, NJ 08337
3679, ATTN: David Salkie, Telephone: 7323216750.
U.S. EPA, Region 3, Pesticides Programs (3WC32), DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 191032029,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Domestic pesticide producing
establishments should contact the EPA Regional office having
jurisdiction for the state where their parent company is located. A
listing of the EPA Regional Offices is included in this document. [[Page 3181]]
Foreign pesticide producing establishments should contact: Carol L. Buckingham, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Agriculture Division (2225A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460, USA, telephone: (202) 5645008, fax: (202) 5640085; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.