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December
12/24/03 Application for New Active Ingredient - EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products, as follows:

1. File symbol: 50932-RN. Applicant: Woodstream Corporation of Lititz, PA. Product name: Animal Repellent Granular. Biochemical pesticide. Active ingredient: Oil of black pepper at 0.480% and piperine at 0.185%. Proposed classification/Use: None. For use as an animal repellent.

2. File symbol: 69592-O. Applicant: Agraquest Inc. of Davis, CA. Product name: QST 6047 Technical. Insecticide. Active ingredient: Streptomyces galbus strain QST 6047 at 2.0%. Proposed classification/Use: None. Manufacturing use product for formulation into insecticidal products; for control of lepidopteran pests on growing crops.

3. File symbol: 74128-R. Applicant: Myco-Forestis Corporation of L'Assomption, Quebec Canada. Product name: Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1 concentrate. Biological herbicide. Active ingredient: Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1 at 24.8%. Proposed classification/Use: None. For manufacturing use.

4. File symbol: 74128-E. Applicant: Myco-Forestis Corporation. Product name: Myco-Tech Paste. Biological herbicide. Active ingredient: Chondrostereum purpureum strain HQ1 at 9.1%. Proposed classification/ Use: None. For woody vegetation management in right's of way, woodlots, and conifer plantations to inhibit sprouting and regrowth of freshly cut tree species such as: Birch, pin-cherry, poplar/aspen, red and sugar maple, and speckled alder.

12/10/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (3F6761) from Syngenta Seeds, Incorporated of Research Triangle Park, NC, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-pesticide inert ingredient hygromycin B phosphotransferase (APH4) marker protein and the genetic material necessary for its production, proposed for use as a plant-incorporated protectant formulation. APH4 protein is anaminocyclitol phosphotransferase that catalyzes the phosphorylation of hygromycin and closely related aminoglycoside antibiotics. Expression of the APH4 gene in plant cells allows for growth and selection of transformed cells in the presence of hygromycin B. APH4 has no insecticidal activity.
12/10/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a request (PP 7F4888) from Monsanto Company of St. Louis, MO, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180, by removing the time limitation for the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its productionin cotton or on cotton. The tolerance exemption was originally requested under pesticide petition number (PF 7F4888).

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November
11/26/03 Proposed Revocation of Tolerance Exemptions for Certain Biopesticides This document proposes to revoke exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance, as expressed in 40 CFR part 180, on residues of the following pesticide active ingredients because there are no active Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) product registrations applicable to these exemptions:

Dihydroazadirachtin,
Kontrol HV;
Metarhizium anisopliae strain ESF1 in attractant stations;
polyhedral occlusion bodies of Autographa californica NPV;
Pseudomonas fluorescens EG-1053;
Pseudomonas fluorescens NCIB 12089; and
Puccinia canaliculata ATCC (40199)
.

In addition, this document proposes to revoke the tolerance exemption for Bacillus thuringiensis CryIA(b) delta-endotoxin and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn because that tolerance exemption has been replaced by a tolerance exemption that applies to all plants.

The regulatory actions proposed in this document contribute toward the Agency's tolerance reassessment requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. By law, EPA is required by August 2006 to reassess tolerances in existence on August 2, 1996. For counting purposes, the proposed revocations would count as nine FQPA tolerance/exemption reassessments made toward the August 2006 review deadline.

11/26/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (3F6756) from Syngenta Seeds, Incorporated, P.O. Box 12257, 3054 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2257, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-pesticide Bacillus huringiensis VIP3A Insect Control Protein as Expressed in Event COT102 and the genetic material necessary for its production in or on cotton.
11/19/03 New Active Ingredient Conditional Approval - EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of March 28, 2002 (67 FR 1493) (FRL-6827-7), which announced that Thermo Trilogy Corporation (Certis USA), 9145 Guilford Road, Suite 175, Columbia, MD, 21046, had submitted an application to register the pesticide product Olive Fly Attract and Kill (A & K) Target Device containing two new active ingredients (EPA File Symbol 70051-TA). This product contained two new active ingredients; ammonium bicarbonate at 12.8% and the arthropod pheromone 1 ,7-dioxaspiro-(5 ,5) undecane (Spiroketal) at 0.2%. During the course of the review of the Section 3 application for Olive Fly Attract and Kill (A & K) Target Device (EPA File Symbol 70051-TA) the Agency determined that a separate registration for the technical grade of 1 ,7-dioxaspiro-(5,5) undecane was needed. The registrant then submitted a pesticide application (7/18/02) for a section three registration for the product Certis Technical Olive Fly Pheromone containing the active ingredient 1,7-dioxaspiro-(5,5) undecane at 97.6 percent. This new product was assigned EPA File Symbol 7005 1-TT. The receipt of this application was not published in the Federal Register. The application for Certis Technical Olive Fly Pheromone (EPA Registration Number 70051-77), was approved on September 16, 2003, for use in the manufacturing of end-use agricultural products for control of olive fly.
11/19/03 Petition for Tolerance - EPA has received a pesticide petition (3F6772) from Valent BioSciences Corporation, 870 Technology Way, Libertyville, IL 60048, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide aminoethoxyvinylglycine hydrochloride (aviglycine HCl), formerly designated as aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG), in or on the stone fruits crop group, excepting cherries, at 0.170 part per million (ppm).
11/19/03 Issuance of Experimental Use Permit - EPA has issued 68467-EUP-6. to Dow AgroSciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054. This EUP allows the use of the plant- incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry 1F (Synpro)/Cry 1Ac (synpro construct 281/3006 insectical crystal protein as expressed in cotton) on 262.8 acres of cotton to evaluate the control of tobacco budworm and/or other lepidopteran insect feeding. The program is authorized only in the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Missouri. The EUP is effective from April 11, 2003 to April 11, 2004. A tolerance has been established for residues of the active ingredient in or on cotton.
11/14/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any previously registered products
1. File Symbol: 49584-L. Applicant: Knoll Bioproducts Co., Inc., P.O. Box 2736, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Product Name: Custom Bt Technical Concentrate. Insecticide. Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK at 28.0%. Proposed Use: Control of lepidopteran pests on growing crops.
2. File Symbol: 49584-A. Applicant: Knoll Bioproducts Co., Inc. Product Name: Custom Bt Flowable Concentrate. Insecticide. Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK at 1.4%. Proposed Use: Control of lepidopteran pests on growing crops.
11/14/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any previously registered products File Symbol: 72444-E. Applicant: Prophyta Biologischer Pflanzenschutz GmbH, c/o WF Stoneman Company, LLC, 6307 Mourning Dove Drive, McFarland, WI 53558. Product Name: MeloCon WG. Nematicide. Active ingredient: Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 at 6%. Proposed Use: Control of parasitic nematodes on crop roots.
11/13/03 Petition for Tolerance - EPA has received a pesticide petition (6F4632) transferred from Abbott Laboratories and from Valent BioSciences Corporation, 870 Technology Way, Libertyville, IL 60048, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing permanent tolerances for residues of the biochemical pesticide aminoethoxyvinylglycine hydrochloride (aviglycine HCl), formerly designated as aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG), in or on the food commodities apple and pear at 0.08 part per million (ppm).
11/07/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition 3F6737 from W.F. Stoneman Company LLC (on behalf of Prophyta Biologischer Pflanzenschutz GmbH), 6307 Mourning Dove Drive, McFarland, Wisconsin 53558-9019, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180, to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 (P. lilacinus).
11/05/03 Experimental Use Permit Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 67979-EUP-G from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (via elements of p2062) in corn. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application. This application proposes the use of less than 3 grams of Cry1Ab protein in seeds planted from the use of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (via elements of p2062) in corn on 294 acres of field corn for breeding and observation, efficacy evaluation, agronomic observation, and inbred and hybrid production.

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October
10/22/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition request from Monsanto Company, 800 North Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63167, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 by removing the time limitation for the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn in or on field corn, sweet corn, and popcorn. The tolerance exemption was originally requested under pesticide petition number PF 7F4888.
10/22/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 3E6748) from Syngenta Seeds, Inc., P.O. Box 12257, 3054 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2257, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-incorporated protectant inert ingredient phosphomannose isomerase (PMI) marker protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in all plants in or on all food commodities.
10/16/03 New Active Ingredient Conditional Approval - This notice announces Agency approval of an application submitted by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Technology Center, on behalf of the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council to conditionally register the pesticide product Aspergillus flavus AF36 containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered products.
10/15/03 Plant-Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and Adverse Effects Reporting; Renewal of Pesticide Information Collection Activities and Request for Comments - In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act this notice announces that EPA is seeking public comment on the following Information Collection Request (ICR): Plant- Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and Adverse Effects Reporting (EPA ICR No. 1693.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0142). This is a request to renew an existing ICR that is currently approved and due to expire July 31, 2004.
10/15/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - EPA received an application as follows to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered product. Product Containing an Active Ingredient Not Included in Any Previously Registered Product : File Symbol: 67979-G. Applicant: Syngenta Seeds of Research Triangle Park, NC. Type of product: Plant-incorporated protectant. Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A insect control protein as expressed in Event COT102 cotton plants. Proposed classification/Use: None. For a seed increase registration.

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September
9/30/03 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Indian Meal Moth Granulosis Virus (IMMGV) in or on all food commodities when applied/used in accordance with approved label rates and good agricultural practices. AgriVir, LLC submitted a petition to EPA requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of IMMGV.

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August
8/20/03 Experimental Use Permit Issued - 69592-EUP-1. for AgraQuest, Inc, This EUP allows the use of 2,371.2 pounds of the fungicide Bacillus pumilus strain QST2808 on 3,955 total acres of brassica, bulb vegetables, cereal grains, cucurbits, fields of roses, forestry, fruiting vegetables, grapes, grass seed, hops, landscape, leafy vegetables, legume vegetables, mint, peanuts, pome fruits, root/tuber
vegetables, stone fruits, strawberries, and sugarbeets to obtain phytotoxicity data over a large geographical area and to evaluate the control of various plant pathogens The EUP is effective from June 6, 2003 to June 30, 2005. A temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus pumilus strain QST2808 in or on all agricultural commodities has been established.
8/20/03 Experimental Use Permit Issued - 70515-EUP-3. for Nutra-Park Inc. This EUP allows the use of 220 gallons of the growth regulator NPI 100 10EC (containing the active ingredient lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE)) on 5,000 acres of apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, coffee, crabapples, cranberries, currants, eggplant, grapefruits, grapes, kiwis, lemons, limes, mandarins, mangos, mineolas, oranges, peaches, pears, peppers, pimentos, pineapples, plums, pomegranates, pummelos, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, and tomatoes to evaluate the control of ripening and shelf life. The EUP is effective from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005. An exemption from the requirement of a tolerance has been established for residues of the active ingredient in or on all food commodities.
8/13/03 Tolerance Exemption Correction - EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of 7/9/03, establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of diallyl sulfides (DADs) in/or garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots. This document corrects a typographical error in the preamble that appeared in that document.
8/8/03 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes a temporary tolerance of 0.5 parts per million (ppm) for 2,6-Diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN) in or on potatoes, and 3 ppm in or on potato peels. Platte Chemical Company requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). The temporary tolerance will expire on May 31, 2006.
8/6/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 2E6383) from Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) proposing to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the biochemical pesticide yeast extract hydrolysate from Saccharomyces cerevisiae in or on all food commodities.
8/6/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - EPA received an application from Interregional Research Project 4 (IR-4) on behalf of Morse Enterprises Limited, Inc. for Yeast extract hydrolysate from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. For use in management of plant diseases.

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July
7/30/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 3F6736) from AgriVir, LLC, proposing to amend 40 CFR 180.1218 to expand the tolerance exemption for Indian Meal Moth Granulosis Virus (IMMGV) from the existing exemption for use on dried fruits and nuts to use on all agricultural commodities and relevant processed fractions.
7/30/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 3F6586) from Valent BioSciences Corporation proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the biochemical pesticide 6- benzyladenine (6-BA) in or on pistachio, and to amend the existing exemption (Sec. 180.1150) for apples to expand the uses and increase the application rate.
7/30/03 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24 on all agricultural commodities when applied/used in accordance with good agricultural use practices for plant strengthening, growth enhancement, and plant disease suppression. Earth BioSciences submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24.
7/14/03 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial antifungal agent Aspergillus flavus AF36, a non-aflatoxin-producing member of the naturally-occurring genus of fungi Aspergillus, in or on the food/feed commodity cotton, when the pesticide is used according to its label instructions as a prebloom application. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), on behalf of the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Aspergillus flavus AF36 in or on cotton and its food/feed commodities
7/9/03 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of diallyl sulfides (DADs) in/on garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots. Platte Chemical Company submitted a petition to EPA under section 408(d)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of DADs in/on garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots.
See correction published on 8/13/03
7/7/03 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production in corn on corn when applied/used as a plant- incorporated protectant. Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production in corn. The temporary tolerance exemption will expire on April 30, 2006.

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June
6/18/03 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus pumilus strain QST2808 in or on all agricultural commodities when applied/used in accordance with label directions. AgraQuest, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus pumilus strain QST2808. The temporary tolerance exemption will expire on June 30, 2006.
6/11/03 Experimental Use Permit Application - Circle One Global, Inc., One Arthur St., P.O. Box 28, Shellman, GA 39886-0028, has applied for an EUP for field testing of a new end-use product of a microbial pesticide containing the active ingredient, Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882, in a non-crop destruct program. The product is to be ground applied and is a granular formulation. The requested EUP is for a total of 5,000 acres to be treated for a total application of 10 lbs of the active ingredient. Application of the pesticide is proposed to reduce aflatoxin-producing colonies of Aspergillus flavus on the crop and in the soil by competitive displacement. Testing of 100 lbs of the active ingredient will occur in three States: Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
6/11/03 Final Tolerance Actions - EPA is amending the text of the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for methoprene and is revoking all of the tolerances for residues for methoprene because a recent EPA review finds that no harm is expected to the public from exposure to residues of methoprene. Therefore, these tolerances are no longer needed and their associated uses are covered by tolerance exemptions. Also, EPA is revoking the exemptions for watermelon mosaic virus-2 coat protein, and zucchini yellow mosaic virus coat protein and specific portions of the viral genetic material when used as plant-incorporated protectants in squash, because these exemptions are covered in later sections of 40 CFR part 180.
6/11/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received pesticide petition (PP 3G6590) from Syngenta Seeds, Inc., P.O. Box 12257, 3054 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2257, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-pesticide inert ingredient hygromycin B phosphotransferase (APH4) marker protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in or on cotton.
6/11/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (3F6516) from Eastman Chemical Company, P.O. Box 511, Kingsport, TN 37662 proposing, pursuant to section 408(d) of the FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 346a(d), to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the biochemical pesticide acetic acid.
6/11/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - EPA received an application to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered product File Symbol: 67979-U. Applicant: Syngenta Seeds, 3054 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Product name: VIP3A. Type of product: Plant-incorporated protect. Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A control protein as expressed in Event COT102 cotton plants. Proposed classification/Use: None. For insect control on plants.
6/6/03 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 3G6547) from Syngenta Seeds, Inc., P.O. Box 12257, 3054 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2257, proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A insect control protein, as expressed in event COT102, and the genetic material necessary for its production in or on cotton.

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May
5/30/03 New Active Ingredient Approval EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of December 31, 2001 , which announced that Gustafson LLC, 1400 Preston Road, Suite 400, Plano, TX 75093, had submitted applications to register the following two pesticide products: GB34 Concentrate Biological Fungicide, fungicide (EPA File Symbol 7501- ROR) and GB34 Technical Biological Fungicide (EPA File Symbol 7501- ROE), containing Bacillus pumilus GB34 at 0.28% and 13.8%, respectively. These products were not previously registered. The applications were approved on March 13, 2003, as GB34 Concentrate Biological Fungicide (EPA Registration Number 7501-191); for use as a treatment for soybeans for suppression of root diseases caused by Rhizoctonia and Fusarium and GB34 Technical Biological Fungicide (EPA Registration Number 7501-192) for reformulating into end-use fungicide products.
5/30/03 New Active Ingredient Approval . EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of June 26, 2002 , which announced that Novozymes Biologicals, Inc., 111 Kelser Mill Road, Salem, VA 24153, had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, Novozymes Biofungicide Green Releaf™ 710-140, a biological fungicide (EPA File Symbol 70127-E), containing Bacillus licheniformis Strain SB3086 at 0.14%. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on February 4, 2003, as Novozymes Biofungicide Green-Releaf™ 710-140 (EPA Registration Number 70127-2) for fungicidal treatment of ornamental turf, lawns, golf courses, ornamental plants, conifers and tree seedlings in outdoor, greenhouse, and nursery sites. The active ingredients registered for this product are Bacillus licheniformis Strain SB3086 at 0.14% and Indole-3-butyric Acid at 0.00096%.
5/30/03 New Active Ingredient Approval EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of August 31, 2001 , which announced that AgriVir LLC, 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20006, had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, Nut GuardV/Fruit GuardV, as a moth larvicide (EPA File Symbol 73176-R), containing 96.4% Indian Meal Moth Granulosis Virus and larval parts on milled wheat bran carrier. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on December 21, 2001, as Nut GuardV/ Fruit GuardV (EPA Registration Number 73176-1) for controlling Indian Meal moth larvae on dried fruit, shelled and unshelled nuts, and in cracks and crevices in processing, packing, and storage areas.
5/30/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - EPA received an application as follows to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered product. File Symbol: 70231-E. Applicant: Toagosai Co., Ltd., 1-14-1 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8419, Japan. Product name: ACARITOUCH. Product type: Miticide. Active ingredient: Propyleneglycol monolaurate at 70.81%. To control tetranychid mites on a variety of food crops and ornamental plants.
5/21/03 Experimental Use Permit Issued - EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to HBB Partnership, 5151 N. Palm Ave., Suite 820, Fresno, CA 93704-2221. 75108-EUP-1 This EUP allows the use of 1.46 pounds of the California red scale pheromone, (3S, 6R)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9- decen-1-yl acetate and (3S, 6S)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl acetate, on 4,050 acres of citrus, as a mating disruptor, to evaluate the control of California red scale. The program is authorized only in the States of Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas. The EUP is effective from April 3, 2003 to September 30, 2003.
5/9/03 Petition for Temporary Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition 1F6288 from Jeneil Biosurfactant Company, 400 N. Dekora Woods Boulevard, Saukville, Wisconsin 53080, proposing to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the biochemical pesticide rhamnolipid biosurfactant in or on all food commodities. Rhamnolipid biosurfactant is intended for the prevention and control of plant pathogenic fungi on horticultural and agricultural crops.
5/7/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - EPA received an application as follows to register a pesticide product containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provision of section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA. File Symbol: 72431-R. Applicant: Jeneil Biosurfactant Company, 400 N. Dekora Woods Boulevard, Saukville, WI 53080. Active ingredient: Rhamnolipid biosurfactant (decanoic acid, 3-[[6-deoxy-2-O- (6-deoxy-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl)-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl]oxy]-, 1- (carboxymethyl) octyl ester, mixture with 1-(carboxymethyl)octyl 3-[(6- deoxy-alpha-L-annopyranosyl)oxy]decanoate). . For horticultural and agricultural use to control zoosporic plant pathogenic fungi.

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April
4/30/03 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein in cotton when applied/used as a plant-incorporated protectant. Mycogen Seeds, c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requesting the temporary/tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein in cotton. The temporary tolerance exemption will expire on May 1, 2004.
4/23/03 Experimental Use Permit Amendment/Extension Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 52-EUP-93 from Monsanto Company requesting an amendment/extension of an experimental use permit (EUP) for the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector ZMIR13L) in corn on 2,304 acres in various states for breeding and observation nursery, inbred seed increase production, line per se and hybrid yield, insect efficacy, product characterization and performance/labeling, insect resistance management, non-target organism and benefit, and seed treatment trials.
4/11/03 Experimental Use Permit Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 75015-EUP-G from Nutra-Park Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the NPI 100 10EC growth regulator. Nutra-Park Inc., 3230 Deming Way, Suite 125, Middleton, WI 53525, has applied for an EUP for field testing of a new end-use product of the biochemical pesticide lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE). This active ingredient has been given an exemption from the requirement for a tolerance (40 CFR 180.1199) and the registrant wishes to continue testing it in a new formulation to evaluate its use as a growth regulator to enhance ripening and shelf-life of various food commodities.
4/9/03 New Active Ingredient Conditional Approval This notice announces Agency approval of applications submitted by Plant Products Co. Ltd., Brampton, ON L6T 1G1, Canada, to conditionally register the pesticide products Pseudozyma flocculosa strain PF-A22 UL (TGAI) technical grade of the active ingredient and SPORODEX L an end-use product (EP) containing a new active ingredient to control powdery mildew disease on greenhouse-grown cut roses and English seedless cucumbers
4/9/03 Experimental Use Permit Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 75437-EUP-R from Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the sea lamprey migratory pheromone, petromyzonol sulfate. The GLFC has submitted an application for an EUP to determine if the sea lamprey migratory pheromone, petromyzonol sulfate can be used to attract sea lamprey into traps located in rivers.
4/9/03 Experimental Use Permit Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 75437-EUP-E from Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the male sea lamprey sex pheromone 3- ketopetromyzonol sulfate. The GLFC has submitted an application for an EUP to determine if the male sea lamprey sex pheromone, 3-ketopetromyzonol sulfate is an effective as spermiating male sea lamprey washings in attracting ovulated female sea lampreys.
4/9/03 Experimental Use Permit Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 75437-EUP-E from Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the male sea lamprey sex pheromone 3- ketopetromyzonol sulfate. The GLFC has submitted an application for an EUP to determine if the male sea lamprey sex pheromone, 3-ketopetromyzonol sulfate is an effective as spermiating male sea lamprey washings in attracting ovulated female sea lampreys.
4/2/03 Tolerance Exemption Established This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus pumilus GB 34 when used as a seed treatment in or on soybeans and soybeans after harvest. Gustafson LLC submitted a petition to EPA requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus pumilus GB 34.
4/2/03 Experimental Use Permit Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 524-EUP-OA from Monsanto Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector ZMIR39) in corn. This plant-incorporated protectant is being tested against corn rootworm species.
4/2/03 Changed Use Pattern Registration Application - File symbol: 524-LUL. Applicant: Monsanto Company, 700 Chesterfield Parkway North, St. Louis, MO 63198. Product name: YieldGard Plus Corn. Product type: Plant-incorporated protectant insecticide. Active ingredients: Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (Vector ZMIR13L) in corn and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn. Proposed classification/Use: None. YieldGard Plus Corn has claims for protection against leaf and stalk damage caused by lepidopteran insects and root damage caused by corn rootworms (Diabrotica spp.) The resulting hybrids were developed via conventional breeding techniques by crossing an inbred line of corn containing event MON 810 to an inbred line of corn containing event MON 863.

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March
03/13/03 Experimental Use Permit Applications - This notice announces receipt of applications 68467-EUP-3, 68467-EUP-5, 68467-EUP-T, 68467-EUP-I, 29964-EUP-1, 29964-EUP-3, 29964- EUP-U, and 29964-EUP-L from Mycogen Seeds/Dow Agrosciences LLC and Pioneer Hi-Bred International requesting experimental use permits (EUPs) and EUP amendments for
1) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (from the insert of plasmid PHP 14352) in corn,
2) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/ 35Ab1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (from the insert of plasmid PHP 12560) in corn,
3) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (from the insert of plasmid PHP 17662) in corn, and
4) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (from the insert of plasmid PHP 17658) in corn.

03/12/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - EPA received an application to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered product. Notice of receipt of this application does not imply a decision by the Agency on the application. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Technology Center of New Jersey on behalf of the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, submitted an application, to register a new active ingredient Aspergillus flavus AF36, (EPA File Symbol 71693-R), a non- aflatoxin-producing strain of Aspergillus flavus, to reduce aflatoxin contamination on cotton. Aspergillus flavus AF36 occurs naturally in Arizona and Texas.
03/07/03 Petition for Temporary Tolerance Exemption - This notice of filing summarizes information submitted and cited by Mycogen/Dow AgroSciences in support of a request for a temporary exemption from tolerance residues of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t. Cry34/35Ab1 Insecticidal Crystal Protein (ICP), and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn. The experimental use permits associated with the petition are 68467-EUP-3, 68467-EUP-5, 68467-EUP-T, 68467-EUP- I, 29964-EUP-1, 29964-EUP-3, 29964-EUP-U, and 29964-EUP-L
03/07/03 Experimental Use Permit Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 68467-EUP-4 from Mycogen Seeds/Dow Agrosciences LLC requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) amendment/extension for Bacillus thuringiensis moCry1F protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (plasmid insert PHP 12537) in corn.
03/05/03 Final Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Labeling of Pesticide Products Under the National Organic Program

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February
02/26/03 Experimental Use Permit Issued - EPA has issued 73049-EUP-2. to Valent BioSciences Corporation. This EUP allows the use of the biochemical plant regulator 6-benzyladenine on apple and pistachio to evaluate its efficacy for fruit thinning and sizing for apple and its mitigation of alternate-year bearing for pistachio. The program is authorized only in the States of California, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The EUP is effective from January 22, 2003 to January 31, 2005. A temporary tolerance exemption to expire on January 31, 2005 has been established for residues of the active ingredient in or on apple and pistachio.
02/14/03 Tolerance Exemption Proposal EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 8E5001) from Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Technology Center on behalf of the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council proposing to amend 40 CFR 180.1206 by establishing an amendment/ expansion of an existing tolerance exemption for the microbial pesticide Aspergillus flavus AF36 in or on the food and feed commodity cotton and its by products. The pesticide is currently being used in certain counties in the States of Arizona and Texas under an Experimental Use Permit (EPA Reg. No. 69224-EUP-1). The current submission proposes to establish a permanent exemption from tolerance for residues of Aspergillus flavus AF36 on cotton and its byproducts.
02/12/03 Tolerance Exemption Proposal EPA is proposing to exempt methoprene from the requirement of a tolerance, and therefore to revoke the existing tolerances for methoprene. The other actions involve maintaining exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for specific pesticides, while removing redundant portions of 40 CFR part 180 relating to those tolerance exemptions.
02/06/03 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration EPA received applications as follows to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provision of section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA. File Symbol: 68467-G. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054. Product Name: Bacillus thuringiensis Cry 1F(Synpro)/Cry 1Ac(synpro constuct 281/3006 Insectical Crystal Protein As Expressed in Cotton.
02/05/03 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Established This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide 6-benzyladenine on apples and pistachios when applied/used in accordance with the Experimental Use Permit 73049-EUP-2. Valent BioSciences Corporation submitted a petition to EPA requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 6-benzyladenine. The temporary tolerance exemption will expire on January 31, 2005.

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January
01/22/03 New Active Ingredient Approval EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of September 19, 2001 , which announced that SafeScience, Inc., now known as GlycoGenesys, 31 St. James Ave., 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02116, had submitted an application to conditionally register the pesticide product for use as an indoor, non-food use, microbiological bait for control of fire ants and cockroach, containing Beauveria bassiana strain 447 at 10%, an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product. The application was conditionally approved on September 27, 2002 for the end-use product (EPA Registration Number 70464-4) for indoor bait use on the basis of data submitted to the Agency.

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