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

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


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[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.

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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
20460-0001.
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:
smith.carolyn@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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
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Registration No. Product name Chemical name
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10163-41...................... Prokil Cryolite Cryolite.
96.
10163-225..................... Gowan Cryolite Cryolite.
Bait.
10163-242..................... Prokil Cryolite Cryolite.
75-Dust.
10163-243..................... Prokil Cryolite Cryolite.
50-Dust.
42750-148..................... Propazine 4L..... Propazine.
42750-149..................... Propazine Propazine.
Technical.
91813-32...................... Kryocide Cryolite.
Insecticide.
FL000011...................... Prokil Cryolite Cryolite.
96.
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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
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EPA company No. Company name and address
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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
controlling.

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
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2021-04903 Filed 3-9-21; 8:45 am]
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