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Cloransulam-methyl (DowElanco). January 9, 1998. Approval of 2 pesticide product registrations. Federal Register.
[Federal Register: January 9, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 6)] [Notices] [Page 1456] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr09ja98-66] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OPP-30409A; FRL-5763-5] DowElanco; Approval of Pesticide Product Registrations AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This notice announces Agency approval of applications submitted by DowElanco, to conditionally register the pesticide products FirstRate Herbicide and Cloransulam-methyl Technical containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: James Tompkins, Product Manager (PM) 25, Registration Division (7505C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. Office location and telephone number: Rm. 239, CM #2, Environmental Protection Agency, 1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, 703-305-5697; e-mail: email@example.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability: Electronic copies of this document and the Fact Sheet are available from the EPA home page at the Environmental Sub-Set entry for this document under ``Laws and Regulations'' (http:// www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/). EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of May 1, 1996 (61 FR 19279; FRL-5365-5), which announced that DowElanco, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054, had submitted applications to register the pesticide products FirstRate Herbicide and Cloransulam-methyl Technical (EPA File Symbols 62719-ETL and 62719- ETU), containing the active ingredient cloransulam-methyl: N-(2- carbomethoxy-6-chlorophenyl)-5-ethoxy-7-fluoro (1,2,4) triazolo-[1,5- c]pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide at 84 and 97.5 percent respectively, an active ingredient not included in any previously registered products. The applications were approved on October 29, 1997, for one end-use and one technical product listed below: 1. FirstRate Herbicide for broadleaf weed control in soybeans (EPA Registration Number 62719-275). 2. Cloransulam-methyl Technical for manufacturing use only (EPA Registration Number 62719-274). A conditional registration may be granted under section 3(c)(7)(C) of FIFRA for a new active ingredient where certain data are lacking, on condition that such data are received by the end of the conditional registration period and do not meet or exceed the risk criteria set forth in 40 CFR 154.7; that use of the pesticide during the conditional registration period will not cause unreasonable adverse effects; and that use of the pesticide is in the public interest. The Agency has considered the available data on the risks associated with the proposed use of cloransulam-methyl: N-(2- carbomethoxy-6-chlorophenyl)-5-ethoxy-7-fluoro (1,2,4) triazolo-[1,5- c]pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide, and information on social, economic, and environmental benefits to be derived from such use. Specifically, the Agency has considered the nature and its pattern of use, application methods and rates, and level and extent of potential exposure. Based on these reviews, the Agency was able to make basic health and safety determinations which show that use of cloransulam-methyl: N-(2- carbomethoxy-6-chlorophenyl)-5-ethoxy-7-fluoro (1,2,4) triazolo-[1,5- c]pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide during the period of conditional registration will not cause any unreasonable adverse effect on the environment, and that use of the pesticide is, in the public interest. These products are conditionally registered in accordance with FIFRA section 3(c)(7)(C). If the conditions are not complied with the registrations will be subject to cancellation in accordance with FIFRA section 6(e). Consistent with section 3(c)(7)(C), the Agency has determined that these conditional registrations are in the public interest. Use of the pesticides are of significance to the user community, and appropriate labeling, use directions, and other measures have been taken to ensure that use of the pesticides will not result in unreasonable adverse effects to man and the environment. More detailed information on these conditional registrations is contained in an EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet on cloransulam-methyl: N-(2- carbomethoxy-6-chlorophenyl)-5-ethoxy-7-fluoro (1,2,4) triazolo-[1,5- c]pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide. A copy of the fact sheet, which provides a summary description of the chemical, use patterns and formulations, science findings, and the Agency's regulatory position and rationale, may be obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. In accordance with section 3(c)(2) of FIFRA, a copy of the approved label, the list of data references, the data and other scientific information used to support registration, except for material specifically protected by section 10 of FIFRA, are available for public inspection in the Public Information and Records Intregrity Branch, Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. 1132, CM #2, Arlington, VA 22202 (703-305-5805). Requests for data must be made in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and must be addressed to the Freedom of Information Office (A-101), 401 M St., SW., Washington, D.C. 20460. Such requests should: (1) Identify the product name and registration number and (2) specify the data or information desired. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Product registration. Dated: December 18, 1997. James Jones, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 98-555 Filed 1-8-98; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-F