Federal Register: December 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 239)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-21101
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA ID: [EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0202; FRL-8103-4]
ACTION: Pesticide registration, cancellation, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Lindane; Cancellation Order
DATES: Cancellation of manufacturing-use product registrations was effective on October 4, 2006, and the last date of use will be July 1, 2007. Cancellation of enduse product registrations will be effective on July 1, 2007, and the last date of use will be October 1, 2009.
This notice announces EPA's issuance of final orders cancelling the registrations of all pesticide products containing the pesticide lindane. The cancellation orders followed the August 23, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests (71 FR 49445) (FRL8089 1) from the lindane registrants to voluntarily cancel their lindane product registrations and announcing the commencement of a public comment period as required by section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In the August 23, 2006 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations to terminate uses unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant(s) withdrew their request(s) within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments that required further review of the cancellation requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA sent final cancellation orders to the registrants granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the lindane products subject to these cancellation orders is permitted only in accordance with the terms of the existing stocks provisions in the cancellation orders and described in Unit VI.
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. If you have any questions regarding the
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?
1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPAHQOPP20020202. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 3055805.
2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the Federal Register listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. What Action is the Agency Taking?
This notice announces the cancellation of registrations of all
lindane products. These registrations are listed in sequence by
registration number in Table 1 of this unit, along with the effective date of the cancellation and last date of use.
Table 1.Lindane Product Cancellations Effective Date of Registration No. Product name Company Cancellation Last Date of Use 400490 Gustafson Flowable Chemtura USA Corp. July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 Lindane 40%
400532 Sorghum Guard Chemtura USA Corp. July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 400538 Gustafson Lindane Chemtura USA Corp. July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 30C Flowable
400539 Gustafson Captan Chemtura USA Corp. July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 Lindane 12.525
400540 Gustafson Vitavax Chemtura USA Corp. July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 ThiramLindane
554140 DBGreen L AGSCO Inc. July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 554144 Lindane ST40 AGSCO Inc July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 1971361 Lindane Technical Drexel Chemical October 4, 2006 July 1, 2007 Co.
19713191 Lindane Technical Drexel Chemical October 4, 2006 July 1, 2007 Co.
19713387 Lindane Flowable Drexel Chemical July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 Co.
19713401 Lindane 30% Drexel Chemical July 1, 2007 October 1, 2009 Co.
823781 Lindane Technical JLM International October 4, 2006 July 1, 2007 Inc.
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.
Table 2Registrants of Cancelled Lindane Products EPA Company No. Company Name and Address 400 Chemtura USA Corporation 199 Benson Road Middlebury, Connecticut 06749
540 AGSCO Inc.
PO Box 13458
Grand Forks, North Dakota 582083458
19713 Drexel Chemical Co. 1700 Channel Avenue, PO Box 13327
Memphis, Tennessee 38113 0327
82378 JLM International Inc. 8675 Hidden River Parkway Tampa, Florida 33637 III. Summary of Public Comments Received and Agency Response to Comments
The Agency received one comment from a children's advocacy group in favor of the cancellation.
IV. Summary of Cancellation Orders
Pursuant to FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(A), EPA granted the cancellation requests for the registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II. Accordingly, the Agency ordered the cancellation of the manufacturing use product registrations effective October 4, 2006. EPA ordered the cancellation of enduse product registrations effective July 1, 2007. Any distribution, sale, or use of existing stocks of the products identified in Table 1 in Unit II. in a manner inconsistent with any of the Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks set forth in Unit VI. and in the cancellation orders sent to the registrants will be considered a violation of FIFRA. Copies of the cancellation orders are in the docket.
V. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?
Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide
product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations
be canceled 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 Register. Thereafter,
following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such a request.
VI. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks
Cancellation of manufacturinguse product registrations was effective on October 4, 2006. Cancellation of enduse product registrations will be effective on July 1, 2007. Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. It would be a violation of FIFRA to distribute or sell any stocks currently in the United States which have been produced, packaged, labeled, or released for shipment after the effective dates of cancellation listed in this document.
Existing stocks of the canceled products may be legally distributed or sold until the last date on which the product can be used, as specified in the cancellation orders, provided that use of existing stocks is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanies, the modified product. For manufacturinguse products, the Agency has established in the canellation orders July 1, 2007, as the last day on which exisiting stocks of these products can be used. For enduse products, the Agency expects that existing stocks will be exhausted by October 1, 2009, and, as such, has established in the cancellation orders October 1, 2009, as the last day on which existing stocks of these products can be used.
List of Subjects
Environmental protection, Lindane, Pesticides and pests.
Dated: December 4, 2006.
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E621101 Filed 121206; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 656050S
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Mark T. Howard, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 204600001; telephone number: (703) 3088172; fax number: (703) 3088005; email address: email@example.com.