published in FR
Revocations for residues in or on beets,
radishes, rutabagas, and turnips. FINAL RULE.
EPA is revoking tolerances in 40 CFR 180.145 for residues
of fluorine compounds cryolite and synthetic cryolite (sodium
aluminum fluoride) in or on beets, roots;
radish, roots; rutabaga, roots; and turnip, roots.
The registrant(s) of cryolite requested voluntary cancellation
for use on beets, radishes, rutabagas, and turnips. Rutabagas
were removed from cryolite labels prior to 1988. Beets were
removed from cryolite labels in 1988. On September 25, 1996
a FIFRA section 6(f)(1) notice of receipt of a request to
voluntarily delete radish and turnip uses from cryolite registrations
was published in the Federal Register (61 FR 50294) (FRL-5394-2),
with a use deletion date of December 24, 1996. EPA believes
that sufficient time has passed for stocks to have been exhausted
and for treated commodities to have cleared channels of trade.
and modified tolerances. According to Gowan's
petition: "The estimated dietary
exposure in this assessment for cryolite... Grapes
and grape products are the largest contributors to
dietary exposure estimates for all population subgroups. Lettuce
was also a significant source of exposure for adult populations."
The following specific actions are proposed:
from 7 ppm to 10 ppm
from 7 ppm to 4 ppm
from 7 ppm to 2 ppm
from 7 ppm to 35 ppm
from 15 ppm to 8 ppm
from 7 ppm to 10 ppm
from 7 ppm to 2 ppm (tolerance with regional registration)
tolerances and remove time-limitation:
- 2 ppm
waste from processing 22 ppm
(crop group 13) - 0.5 ppm (replaces separate existing
tolerances for blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries,
dewberries, loganberries, raspberries and youngberries)
- 7 ppm (tolerance with regional registration)
on this petition are due on or before
May 24, 2002. It is essential for those who submit
comments to refer to EPA's updated risk assessment on fluoride
which was published in the September
5, 2001, Federal Register petition for the
first-time use of Sulfuryl fluoride as a fumigant on food
24, 2002 -
Comments submitted to EPA on Gowan's petition for new, modified,
and proposed tolerances. US EPA
Docket control number OPP-2002-0007.
From Paul and Ellen Connett.
Revocation of Tolerances. The registrant(s)
of cryolite requested voluntary cancellation for use on beets,
radishes, rutabagas, and turnips. Rutabagas were removed from
cryolite labels prior to 1988. Beets were removed from cryolite
labels in 1988. Radishes and turnips were removed from cryolite
labels in 1996. In June 1996, the cryolite RED recommended that
the tolerances for beets, roots; radish, roots, rutabaga, roots;
and turnip, roots be revoked because the registrant intended
to request voluntary cancellation. On September 25, 1996 (61
FR 50294) (FRL-5394-2), a FIFRA section 6(f)(1) notice of receipt
of a request to voluntarily delete radish and turnip uses from
cryolite registrations was published in the Federal Register,
with a use deletion date of December 24, 1996. Accordingly,
the Agency is proposing to revoke tolerances in 40 CFR 180.145
for residues of fluorine compounds cryolite and synthetic cryolite
(sodium aluminum fluoride) in or on beets, roots; radish, roots;
rutabaga, roots; and turnip, roots. EPA believes that sufficient
time has passed for stocks to have been exhausted and for treated
commodities to have cleared the channels of trade.
and Synthetic Cryolite (sodium aluminum fluoride). Pesticide
petition for tolerances of the insecticidal fluorine compounds
in or on the raw agricultural commodities peppermint and spearmint
tops at 50 ppm. The summary of this petition was prepared
by the registrant Gowan Company,
and petitioned for by the Interregional Research Project Number
4. Comments, identified by docket control number PF-1056, must
be received on or before December 21, 2001.
from use in US National Organic Standards. USDA National Organic
Program. - FINAL RULE. Note: the lengthy Final Rule
is not easily accessible on the regular Federal Register website.
However, USDA, which announced the Final Rule on Dec 20, allows
easy access to the entire Rule at its National Organic Program
Community Establishes a Tolerance of 1 ppm for Fluoride Residue
This FR is the Final Rule for the non-fluorinated pesticide
Tebufenozide and the tolerances for residues on grapes for "Emergency
Exemptions". Tebufenozide was approved because: "...for
the 2000 crop year, nearly all major California wineries with
export markets have advised their growers that they will not
accept grapes which have been treated with cryolite or any other
product which would affect the level of fluorides in wine. The
European Community recently established strict tolerance levels
of 1 ppm with respect to fluoride residues. There is a direct
correlation between even limited use of cryolite on wine grapes
which can result in fluoride levels in wine above 3 ppm."
to voluntarily cancel pesticide registration
Gowan Cryolite Bait.
EPA Reg. No. 010163 WA-95-001
Withdrawal of Tolerance Revocations. - FINAL RULE.
This final rule and order withdraws the revocation of tolerances
for residues of cryolite (fluorine compounds) on apricots, blackberries,
boysenberries, dewberries, kale, loganberries, nectarines, and
youngberries made in a final rule entitled ``Revocation of Tolerances
for Canceled Food Uses'', (October 26, 1998; (63 FR 57067) (FRL-6035-6)
which had an effective date of January 25, 1999. EPA is withdrawing
the revocation of those specific tolerances because comments
from Gowan Company made
to the proposed rule (63 FR 5907, February 5, 1998) (FRL-5743-9)
concerning cryolite were inadvertently not addressed.
of Tolerances for Canceled Food Uses.- FINAL RULE.
The tolerances for cryolite use on blackberries, boysenberries,
dewberries, loganberries, and youngberries will be revoked along
with the tolerances on apples; apricots; beans; beets, tops;
carrots; corn; kale; mustard greens; nectarines; okra; peanuts;
pears; peas; quinces; radish, tops; rutabagas, tops; and turnip,
compounds. Revocation of tolerances for residues of cryolite
and synthetic cryolite (sodium aluminum fluoride) in certain
foods. Proposed Rule.
Organic Standards. Proposed Rule. The National Organic Standards
Board (NOSB) recommended that Cryolite (sodium fluoaluminate)
"be prohibited for use in organic farming and handling."
However, the Agricultural Marketing Service of USDA, states
in this Notice: "we did not accept the NOSB's recommendation
for the prohibition of strychnine, manure ash, and sodium fluoaluminate."
Task Force. Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances for residues in
or on potatoes at 2.0 ppm and in potato waste from processing
at 22.0 ppm.- FINAL RULE. The tolerance will expire
on November 21, 2001.
Task Force. Pesticide Tolerance Petition. The Cryolite
Task Force is comprised of Elf Atochem
North America and Gowan
Company. This notice announces the filing of their
petition proposing regulations amending the established tolerances
for residues of the insecticidal fluorine compounds cryolite
and/or synthetic cryolite (sodium aluminum fluoride or sodium
aluminofluoride) in or on:
Subject to Tolerance Reassessment.
Task Force. Pesticide Tolerance Petition. This notice announces
the filing of a pesticide petition proposing regulations establishing
tolerances for residues of the insecticidal fluorine compounds
cryolite and/or synthetic cryolite (sodium aluminum fluoride
or sodium aluminofluoride) in or on potatoes and in processed
of Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) Document for Comment.
Request to delete certain uses on label in pesticide registration:
-- Cryolite 93 Insecticide; on Apples, peaches, pears,
mustard greends, turnips, radishes, craneberries, strawberries.
EPA Reg. No. 005481-00132
Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) Development Schedule
NORTH AMERICA, INC. - Proposed
Pesticide Tolerance and Feed Additive Regulation. EPA
proposes to establish a pesticide tolerance for residues of
the insecticidal fluorine compounds cryolite and/or synthetic
cryolite (sodium aluminum fluoride) in or on the raw agricultural
commodity potatoes at 2 ppm and a feed additive regulation
for the animal feed commodity, potato waste resulting from
the processing of treated potatoes at 22 ppm.
Tolerance and Animal Feed Additive Regulation for Fluoride Compounds.
FINAL RULE. Excerpt.