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December
12/29/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition [2E6381] from Interregional Research Project, Project Number 4 (IR-4), Technology Centre of New Jersey, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the biochemical pesticide sodium metasilicate in or on all food commodities.
12/29/04

New Active Ingredient Approval

1. EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of March 28, 2002, which announced that Thermo Trilogy Corporation of Columbia, MD had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, Olive Fly Attract and Kill (A&K) Target Device, an olive fly attractant (EPA File Symbol 70051-TA), containing 12.8% ammonium bicarbonate and 0.2% dioxaspiro-5,5)-undecane (Spiroketal). This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on June 10, 2004, as "Olive Fly Attract and Kill (A&K) Target Device for Commercial Olives" (EPA Reg. No. 70051-76) and "Olive Fly Attract and Kill (A&K) Target Device for Ornamental Olives" (EPA Reg. No. 70051-96) for control of olive flies in olive orchards.

2. EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of May 8, 2002, which announced that AgraQuest, Inc, of Davis, CA had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, QST 2808 Technical (later renamed QST 2808 MUP), as a fungicide (EPA File Symbol 69592-A)), containing spores of B. pumilus strain QST 2808. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on October 14, 2004 for two products: The end use product Sonata ASO (EPA Reg. No. 69592-13), containing 1.38% of active ingredient by weight, for control of various fungal diseases on crops; and QST 2808 MUP (EPA Reg. No. 69592-6), containing 1.42% of active ingredient by weight, for manufacturing the end use product.

3. EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of August 28, 2002, which announced that Natural Plant Protection, c/o Technology Science Group, Inc., of Goodyear, AZ had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, Biomite, a mite attractant (EPA File Symbol 70057-R), containing 0.417% citronellol. The product also contains three other registered active ingredients: Geraniol (2-trans-3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol), Nerolidol (3,7,11-trimethyl-1,6,10-dodecatrien-3-ol), and Farnesol (3,7,11-trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrien-1-ol). This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on April 20, 2004, as BioMite (EPA Reg. No. 70057-1) for use against mites on agricultural crops, ornamental plants, and in professional landscape settings.

12/22/04

Application for New Active Ingredient - 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.

1. File Symbol: 524-LLR. Applicant: Monsanto Company of St. Louis, MO. Product Name: MON 88017. Plant-incorporated protectant. Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material for its production (Vector ZMIR39) in MON 88017 corn (OECD Unique Identifier: 88017-3). Proposed classification/Use: None.

2. File Symbol: 524-LLE. Applicant: Monsanto Company. Product Name: MON 88017 x MON 810. Plant-incorporated protectant. Active ingredients: Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material for its production (Vector ZMIR39) in MON 88017 corn and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab and the genetic material for its production in corn (OECD Unique Identifier: 88017-3). Proposed classification/Use: None.

12/22/04

Experimental Use Permits Granted - EPA has issued the following EUPs:

524-EUP-96. Extension/Amendment. Monsanto Company of St. Louis, MO. This EUP allows the use of 2.8 pounds of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector ZMIR39) in corn on 2,530 acres of field corn in Alabama, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The EUP is effective from April 27, 2004 to February 28, 2005.

68467-EUP-7. Extension/Amendment. Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC of Indianapolis, IN. This EUP allows the use of 0.94 pounds of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (from the insert of plasmid PHP17662) in corn on 1,177 acres of field corn in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Vermont. The EUP is effective from April 29, 2004 to April 30, 2005.

29964-EUP-5. Extension/Amendment. Pioneer Hi-Bred International of Johnston, IA 50131-0552. This EUP allows the use of 3.97 pounds of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (from the insert of plasmid PHP17662) in corn on 4,690 acres in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. The EUP is effective from April 29, 2004 to April 30, 2005.

12/22/04

Conditional Approval of New Active Ingredients

1. EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of December 31, 2001, which announced that MycoLogic Inc. of Victoria, BC, Canada, submitted applications to register the pesticide products, CP-PFC 2139, a manufacturing use product, for the formulation of an end-use product (EPA File Symbol 74200-R) and Chontrol Paste (EPA File Symbol 74200-E), containing the active ingredient Chondrostereum purpureum isolate PFC 2139, at 1.68% and 0.67%, respectively. These products have not previously been registered. The applications were conditionally approved on September 23, 2004. Products containing the active ingredient Chondrostereum purpureum strain PFC 2139, for the manufacturing use product CP-PFC 2139 (EPA Registration Number 74200-1) and for the end-use product Chontrol Paste (EPA Registration Number 74200-2), for control of alders, aspen, and other hardwoods in rights-of-way and forests.

2. EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of December 24, 2003, which announced that Woodstream Corporation of Lititz, PA had submitted an application to conditionally register the pesticide product, Animal Repellent Granular, animal repellent (EPA File Symbol 50932-RN), containing the active ingredients Oil of Black Pepper at 0.48% and Piperine at 0.185% as active ingredients not included in any previously registered product. The application was conditionally approved on March 18, 2004 for the end-use product as Animal Repellent Granular (EPA Registration Number 50932-10) for use as an animal repellent.

12/22/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide Bacillus pumilus GB34 when used as a seed treatment in or on all food commodities. An exemption is also granted for such residues on treated but unplanted soybean seeds. Gustafson LLC submitted a petition to EPA to amend and expand an existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus pumilus GB34.
12/15/04

Application for New Active Ingredient - 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.

1. File Symbol: 80917-R. Applicant: Shake-Away of Hamden, CT. Product Name: Deer Repellent Granules. Biochemical pesticide. Active ingredient: Coyote urine at 5.0%. Proposed classification/Use: Animal repellent.

2. File Symbol: 80917-U. Applicant: Shake-Away. Product Name: Small Critter Repellent Granules. Biochemical pesticide. Active ingredient: Fox urine at 5.0%. Proposed classification/Use: Animal repellent.

3. File Symbol: 81853-R. Applicant: Heads Up Plant Protectants, Inc. of Great Falls, VA. Product Name: Heads Up Plant Protectant. Biochemical pesticide. Active ingredient: Extract of Chenopodium Quinoa containing quinoa saponins at 49.65%. Proposed classification/Use: Plant protectant.

4. File Symbol: 81325-E. Applicant: Farma Tech International Corp. of Fresno, CA. Product Name: FT-Methyl Eugenol. Biochemical pesticide. Active ingredient: Methyl eugenol at 98.00%.Proposed classification/Use: Biochemical or semiochemical manufacturing use product.

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November
11/03/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus pumilus strain QST 2808 in or on food commodities when applied/used in accordance with label directions. AgraQuest, Inc 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 strain QST2808.

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October
10/27/04 Objection to Tolerance Exemption Denied - By this order, EPA denies the objections filed by the Truth In Labeling Campaign (TLC) and additional citizens to a final rule issued June 21, 2001. That rule exempts from the requirement of a tolerance under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) use of L-glutamic acid (LGA) and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) on all food commodities when applied/used in accordance with good agricultural practices. EPA is denying the objections because the Agency has evaluated these products and believes them to meet the statutory requirement of reasonable certainty of no harm.
10/27/04 Application for New Active Ingredient - EPA received an application as follows to register a pesticide product containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product. File Symbol: 67979-L. Applicant: Syngenta Seeds, Inc., Field Crops-NAFTA, of Research Triangle Park, NC. Product Name: Event MIR604 Rootworm-Protected Corn. Plant-incorporated protectant. Active ingredient: Modified Cry3A protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (via elements of pZM26) in Event MIR604 corn SYN-IR604-8. Proposed classification/Use: None.
10/27/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 4F6838) from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. of Research Triangle Park, NC proposing to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-incorporated protectant (modified Cry3A protein and the genetic material necessary for its production) in corn.
10/13/04 New Active Ingredient Approval
1. EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of August 11, 2004 which announced that HBB Partnership of Fresno, CA had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, California Red Scale Technical Pheromone, a manufacturing use product for the formulation of a mating-disruption pheromone end-use product, (EPA File Symbol 75108-E), containing the active ingredients (3S, 6R)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl acetate and (3S, 6S)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl acetate at 36% and 22% by weight, respectively. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on September 15, 2004, as California Red Scale Technical Pheromone (EPA Registration Number 75108-2) for use in manufacturing or formulating.
2. EPA also issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of August 11, 2004 which announced that HBB Partnership had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, Red Scale Down, a mating disruption pheromone end-use product, (EPA File Symbol 75108-R), containing the active ingredients (3S, 6R)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl acetate and (3S, 6S)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl acetate at 0.041% and 0.025% by weight, respectively. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on September 15, 2004, as Red Scale Down (EPA Registration Number 75108-1) for the control of California red scale in citrus.

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September
09/30/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai strain PS811 (Cry1F insecticidal protein) and the genetic material necessary for its production in cotton when applied/used as a plant-incorporated protectant. DowAgro Sciences, LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai strain PS811 (Cry1F insecticidal protein) and the genetic material necessary for its production in cotton when used as a plant-incorporated protectant.
09/29/04 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:

1. File Symbol: 70950-G. Applicant: AVA Chemical Ventures, LLC of Portsmouth, NH. Product Name: Avachem Sorbitol Octanoate 90%. Insecticide. Active ingredient: Sorbitol Octanoate at 90%. Proposed classification/Use: None. An end use product to be used on all food commodities.

2. File Symbol: 70950-U. Applicant: AVA Chemical Ventures, LLC. Product Name: Avachem Sorbitol Octanoate Manufacturing Use Product. Insecticide. Active ingredient: Sorbitol Octanoate at 90.35%. Proposed classification/Use: None. For manufacturing use only.

09/29/04 Tolerance Exemption Revoked - Because there are no active registrations and the tolerance exemption is no longer needed, EPA is revoking the tolerance exemption in 40 CFR 180.1115 for residues of Burkholderia cepacia type Wisconsin in or on all raw agricultural commodities when applied to plant roots and seedling roots, or as a seed treatment for growing agricultural crops.
09/29/04 Petition for Tolerance Establishment - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 2E6389) from AVA Chemical Ventures, LLC. of Portsmouth, NH proposing pursuant to section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a(d), to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing tolerances for the residues of the insecticide sorbitol octanoate in or on all food agricultural commodities.
09/24/04 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: 81325-R. Applicant: Farma Tech International Corporation, Fresno, CA. Product name: Cuelure. Type of product: Semiochemical attractant. Active ingredient: [4-(p-acetoxyphenyl)-2-butanone at 98.00%. Proposed classification/Use: For manufacturing end-use products for control of certain Tephriditae flies of the order Diptera
09/15/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition, 3G6547, from Syngenta Seeds of Research Triangle Park, NC proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 by amending an existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance, to include all VIP3A events. Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A insect control protein is expressed as a plant-incorporated protectant in transgenic cotton plants to provide protection from key lepidopteran pests including, but not limited to, Helicoverpa zea (cotton bollworm), Heliothis virescens (tobacco budworm), and Pectinophora gossypiella (pink bollworm).
09/01/04 Experimental Use Permit Application - This notice announces receipt of an application 67979-EUP-U from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. - Field Crops - NAFTA requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for modified Cry3A protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (via elements of pZM26) in Event MIR604 corn. Syngenta Seeds is proposing to test 575 acres of Event MIR604 corn from March 2005 through February 2006 in Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin, Testing is to include breeding and observation, efficacy, agronomic observation, inbred and hybrid production, regulatory studies, and demonstration field trials.
09/01/04 Application for New Active Ingredient - EPA received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products, as follows:

1. File Symbol: 29964-U. Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, A Dupont Company, of Johnston, IA. Product Name: Pioneer Brand B.t. Cry34/35Ab1 Insect Resistant Corn Seed. Plant-incorporated protectant. Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 insecticidal crystal protein and the genetic material for its production (plasmid insert PHP 17662) in event DAS-59122-7 corn. Proposed classification/Use: None.

2. File Symbol: 68467-L. Applicant: Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC, of Indianapolis, IN. Product Name: Mycogen Brand B.t. Cry34/35Ab1 Construct 17662 Corn. Plant-incorporated protectant. Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 insecticidal crystal protein and the genetic material for its production (plasmid insert PHP 17662) in event DAS-59122-7 corn. Proposed classification/Use: None.

09/01/04 Application for New Active Ingredient - EPA received an application as follows to register a pesticide product containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product. File Symbol: 68467-U. Applicant: Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC of Indianapolis, IN. Product Name: Mycogen Brand B.t. Cry1F Event TC6275 Corn. Plant-incorporated protectant. Active ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis moCry1F protein and the genetic material for its production (plasmid insert PHP 12537) in event DAS-06275-8 corn. Proposed classification/Use: None.

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August
08/31/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (3F6785) from Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC of Indianapolis, IN proposing to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production in corn.
08/31/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (4G6808) from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. of Research Triangle Park, NC proposing to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the plant-pesticide modified Cry3A protein (mCry3A) and the genetic material necessary for its production in or on all corn.
08/11/04 Petition for Temporary Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition 3F6785 from Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC of Indianapolis, IN proposing to establish an exemption from the requirement of a temporary tolerance for the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies aizawai Cry1F (synpro) insect control protein and the genetic material responsible for the production of this protein in or on cotton.
08/11/04 Application for New Active Ingredient - EPA received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products, as follows:

1. File Symbol: 69834-L. Applicant: EDEN Bioscience Corporation of Bothell, WA. Product name: EBC-351. Product type: Biochemical pesticide. Active ingredients: Harpin [alpha][beta] protein at 1%. Proposed classification/Use: Aids in the management of plant diseases, improves overall plant health and enhances crop yield and quality.

2. File symbol: 75108-E. Applicant: HBB Partnership of Fresno, CA. Product name: California Red Scale Technical Pheromone. Product type: Manufacturing product for the formulation of a mating disruption pheromone end-use product. Active ingredients: (3S, 6R)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl-acetate and (3S, 6S)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl-acetate at 36% and 22%, respectively. Proposed classification/Use: None.

3. File Symbol: 75108-R. Applicant: HBB Partnership of Fresno, CA. Product name: Red Scale Down. Product type: Mating disruption pheromone end-use product. Active ingredients: (3S, 6R)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl-acetate and (3S, 6S)-3-methyl-6-isopropenyl-9-decen-1-yl-acetate at 0.041% and 0.025%, respectively. Proposed classification/Use: None.

4. File symbol: 75618-R. Applicant: Nematrol Inc. of St. Catharines, Ontario L2N 3Y2, Canada. Product name: CA-1 for Turf and Ornamentals. Product type: Nematicide. Active ingredient: Oriental Mustard Seed (Brassica juncea) at 98%. Proposed classification/Use: None.

08/04/04 Conditional New Active Ingredient Approval - EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of 10/09/02, which announced that Insect Biotechnology Inc. of Durham, NC had submitted an application to conditionally register the pesticide product, Technical Trypsin Modulating Oostatic Factor (TMOF), insecticide (EPA File Symbol 74411-R), containing Trypsin Modulating Oostatic Factor at 100%, an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product. The application was conditionally approved on May 24, 2004 as Technical Trypsin Modulating Oostatic Factor (TMOF) (EPA Registration Number 74411-1). The product is registered as a manufacturing use product for formulation into insecticides for control of mosquito larvae. As the only condition of registration, EPA is requiring the registrant to provide a storage stability study by May 24, 2006.
08/04/04 New Active Ingredient Approval - EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of 10/04/00 , which announced that Natural Industries, Inc. of Houston, TX had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, Actinovate Soluble, Fungicide (EPA File Symbol 73314-R), containing Streptomyces lydicus WYEC 108 at 1.0% for control of root decay fungi. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on May 24, 2004, as Actinovate Soluble (EPA Registration Number 73314-1) for control of root decay fungi.

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July
07/28/04 Application for Experimental Use Permit - This notice announces receipt of an application 67979-EUP-L from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. - Field Crops - NAFTA requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A insect control protein as expressed in events COT202 and COT203 cotton plants. Syngenta Seeds is proposing to test 245 acres of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A insect control protein as expressed in events COT202 and COT203 cotton plants from March 2005 to March 2006 in the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
07/14/04 Experimental Use Permits Granted - EPA has issued the following EUP: 69834-EUP-2. Issuance. EDEN Bioscience Corporation of Bothell, Washington. This EUP allows the use of 70.85 pounds of the biochemical pesticide Harpin [alpha][beta] protein on 4,942 acres of citrus, cotton, field corn, ornamentals, peanut, rice, soybean, sugarcane, and wheat to evaluate the control of post harvest diseases, enhancing overall plant health, thus improving stand establishment and enhancing crop yield and quality. The program is authorized only in the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The EUP is effective from April 26, 2004 to April 26, 2006. A tolerance has been established for residues of the active ingredient in or on all food commodities.
07/14/04 New Active Ingredient Approval - EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of 8/06/2003 which announced that the Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), Rutgers University, Technology Center of New Jersey, North Brunswick, NJ on behalf of Morse Enterprises Limited, Inc. of Miami, FL 33129, had submitted applications to register a manufacturing use product, Yeast Hydrolysate Liquid (EPA File Symbol 73512-E) and the end use product, KeyPlex 350 (EPA File Symbol 73512-R) containing the new active ingredient Yeast Extract Hydrolysate from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which was not included in any previously registered product. The following products were approved on February 19, 2004.
1. The manufacturing use product, Yeast Hydrolysate Liquid, containing 2.5% active ingredient (EPA Registration Number 73512-2) for use in the management of plant diseases.
2. The end use product, KeyPlex 350, containing 0.063% active ingredient (EPA Registration Number 73512-1 for use in the management of plant diseases.
07/07/04 Proposed Revocation of Tolerance - This document proposes to revoke all tolerances for residues of the insecticides allethrin and bendiocarb, plant growth regulator fenridazon potassium, herbicide molinate, and biological pesticide Burkholderia cepacia, because EPA canceled food registrations or deleted food uses from registrations following requests for voluntary cancellation or use deletion by the registrants. EPA expects to determine whether any individuals or groups want to support these tolerances

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June
06/30/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial active ingredient Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 on peanuts when applied/used in accordance with label directions. Circle One of Shellman, GA 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 NRRL 21882 on peanuts.
06/03/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide Streptomyces lydicus WYEC 108 on all agricultural commodities when applied/used in accordance with label directions. Natural Industries, Inc. 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 Streptomyces lydicus WYEC 108.

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May
05/14/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues in or on plant commodities of phosphomannose isomerase and the genetic material necessary for its production in all plants when applied/used as plant-incorporated protectant inert ingredients. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. 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 in or on all plant commodities of phosphomannose isomerase and the genetic material necessary for its production in all plants.
5/12/04 FIFRA SAP Public Meeting - There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review product characterization, human health risk, ecological risk, and insect resistance management (IRM) for Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton products. Dow AgroSciences has submitted an application for full commercial use of their cotton plant-incorporated protectant (PIP), Cry1F/Cry1Ac known as WideStrike. This application was for a stacked PIP (one that contains two or more proteins). This stacked PIP contains at least one protein that has never been seen in cotton. The meeting will be held on June 8 to June 10, 2004.
5/5/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical harpin protein on all food commodities when applied/used to enhance plant growth, quality and yield, to improve overall plant health, and to aid in pest management. EDEN Bioscience Corporation 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 harpin protein.
5/5/04 Tolerance Exemption Correction - EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of 3/31/04, concerning the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical, rhamnolipid biosurfactant, on all food commodities when applied/used as a fungicide. This document is being issued to correct a chemical name error.
5/5/04 Petition for Tolerance - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 4F6826) from AgraQuest, Inc. of Davis, CA proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing a tolerance for residues of SonataTM ASO, which contains the QST 2808 strain of Bacillus pumilus, to control various plant diseases such as downy mildew, powdery mildew, Phytophthera, Sclerotinia, Cercospora, and/or rust on the following vegetable crop groups: Brassica, bulb, cucurbits, fruiting, leafy, legume, and root and tuber; on the following fruit crop groups: pome and stone; on the grain, cereal, group; and the following individual crops: grape, grasses grown for seed, hop, mint, peanuts, strawberry, sweet corn, tobacco, field grown roses, and certain trees.

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April
4/28/04 New Active Ingredient Approval- EPA issued a notice, published in the FR on 5/07/2003 which announced that Jeneil Biosurfactant Company of Saukville, WI had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, ZONIXTM Biofungicide, a biochemical fungicide containing the new active ingredient, rhamnolipid biosurfactant. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on March 23, 2004, as ZONIXTM Biofungicide (EPA Registration Number 72431-1) for the prevention and control of zoosporic pathogenic fungi in agricultural, horticultural and turf settings.
4/28/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the citronellol on all food commodity when applied/used to control Tetranychid mites. Natural Plant Protection S.A. 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 citronellol.
4/28/04 Request for Review of Field Test Received - This notice announces receipt of an Biotechnology Notification from West Virginia University requesting review of a small-scale field test for genetically modified Cryphonectria parasitica (Chestnut tree blight fungus). The proposed small-scale field release will be on part of three 0.1 acre plots of land in the Monongahela National Forest, near Circleville, West Virginia. The study will last for 3 years from 2004 through 2006.
4/28/04 Tolerance Exemption Established -  This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the geraniol on all food commodity when applied/used to control Tetranychid mites. Natural Plant Protection S.A. 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 geraniol.
4/23/04 Revocation of Tolerance Exemptions for Certain Biopesticides - This document revokes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance, as expressed in 40 CFR part 180, for residues of the following pesticide active ingredients because of non-payment of maintenance fees and because there are no active 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 revokes 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.
4/21/04 Experimental Use Permit Issued - EPA has issued 67979-EUP-2 to Syngenta Seeds of Research Triangle Park, NC. This EUP allows the use of 23.7432 grams of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuingiensis VIP3A insect control protein as expressed in Event COT102 cotton plants on 4,195 acres of cotton to evaluate the control of cotton bollworm and tobacco budworm. The program is authorized only in the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The EUP is effective from March 18, 2004 to March 31, 2005. A tolerance has been established for residues of the active ingredient in or on cotton.
4/21/04 Experimental Use Permit Issued - EPA has issued 68467-EUP-6. Extension/Amendment to DowAgro Sciences, LLC of Indianapolis, IN. This EUP allows the use of 61,891 pounds of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai strain PS811 (Cry1F insecticidal protein in cotton) and Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki strain HD73 (Cry1Ac insecticidal crystal protein in cotton) on 4,953 acres of cotton to evaluate the control of tobacco budworm and pink bollworm. The program is authorized only in the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The EUP is effective from March 11, 2004 to April 30, 2005. A tolerance has been established for residues of the active ingredient in or on cotton.
4/21/04 Application for Product Registration - EPA received an application to register a pesticide product containing an active ingredient involving a changed use pattern. File symbol: 68660-O. Applicant: Solvay Interox, Inc. of Houston, TX . Product name: PAK 27 Algaecide. Product type: Biochemical algaecide. Active ingredient: Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate. Proposed classification/Use: None. Pak 27 Algaecide has claims for control of blue-green algae in lakes, ponds and drinking water reservoirs.
4/14/04 Experimental Use Permit Issued - EPA has issued 75108-EUP-2 to HBB Partnership of Fresno, CA. This EUP allows the use of 3.528 pounds of the California red scale pheromone on 10,000 acres of citrus to evaluate the control of California red scale. The program is authorized only in the States of Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas. The EUP is effective from March 12, 2004 to September 30, 2004.
4/14/04 Application for New Active Ingredient Registration - EPA received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products, as follows:  

1. File Symbol: 75624-R. Applicant: Circle One Global, Inc. of Shellman, GA. Product name: Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882. Antifungal agent. Active ingredient: Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 at 100%. Proposed classification/Use: A microbial pesticide; a manufacturing use product to be formulated into end-use products to displace aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus from peanuts.

2. File Symbol: 75624-E. Applicant: Circle One Global, Inc. Product name: Afla Guard. Antifungal agent. Active ingredient: Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 at 0.002%. Proposed classification/Use: A microbial pesticide; end-use product to displace aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus from peanuts.

3. File Symbol: 69592-RU. Applicant: AgraQuest, Inc. of Davis, CA. Product name: Muscodor albus strain QST 20799. Fungicide, nematicide, and bacteriocide. Active ingredient: Muscodor albus strain QST 20799 at 2.1%. Proposed classification/Use: Manufacturing use product for formulating into end-use products.

4. File Symbol: 69592-RI. Applicant: AgraQuest, Inc. Product name: Glissade. Antifungal agent. Active ingredient: Muscodor albus strain QST 20799 at 0.35%. Proposed classification/Use: For control of soil diseases for food and non-food commodities.

5. File Symbol: 69592-RL. Applicant: AgraQuest, Inc. Product name: Arabesque. Antifungal agent. Active ingredient: Muscodor albus strain QST 20799 at 0.35%. Proposed classification/Use: For control of post harvest diseases of food and non-food commodities, and preplant control of seed, bulb, and tuber borne diseases of food and non-food commodities.
    
6. File Symbol: 69592-RT. Applicant: AgraQuest, Inc. Product name: Andante. Antifungal agent. Active ingredient: Muscodor albus strain QST 20799 at 0.35%. Proposed classification/Use: For use as a methyl bromide replacement to control soil fungi and nematodes.
4/14/04 New Active Ingredient Approval - EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of November 1, 2001 which announced that 3M of St. Paul, MN had submitted an application to register VWX-42 Technology, (EPA File Symbol 10350-AN), a family of biocides C8, C10, and C12 straight chain fatty acid monoesters of glycerol and propylene glycol, containing the active ingredients glycerol monocaprate, glycerol monocaprylate, glycerol monolaurate, propylene glycol monocaprate, propylene glycol monocaprylate, and propylene glycol monolaurate at 86.68%, 88.21%, 93.50%, 71.37%, 68.62%, and 75.85% respectively; as a manufacturing use product for products that control plant diseases and microbial contamination. Subsequently, 3M submitted applications for each of the biocides separately, under the EPA File symbols 10350-AI, 10350-AU, 10350-AL, 10350-AN, 10350-AA, and 10350-AT. These products were not previously registered. This notice announces Agency approval of applications to register the pesticide products.
4/07/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the hygromycin B phosphotransferase (APH4) marker protein on cotton when applied/used as an inert ingredient in plant-incorporated protectants. Syngenta Seeds 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 hygromycin B phosphotransferase (APH4) marker protein when used as a plant-incorporated protectant formulation inert ingredient.
4/07/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (PP 3F6745) from AgraQuest, Inc. of Davis, CA proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the microbial pesticide Muscodor albus strain QST 20799 in or on all food commodities.
4/02/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide, 6-benzyladenine (6-BA), in or on pistachio, and amends the existing exemption for apple to expand the uses and increase the application rate. Valent BioSciences Corporation 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 6-BA.

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March
3/31/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition (3E6751) from Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of North Brunswick, NJ on behalf of KHH BioSci Inc. of Raleigh, NC proposing to establish a tolerance exemption for the biochemical pesticide Reynoutria sachalinensis in all food commodities.
3/31/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes a permanent exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in cotton when applied/used as a plant-incorporated protectant. Monsanto Company 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 thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in cotton.
3/31/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical, rhamnolipid biosurfactant, on all food commodities when applied/used as a fungicide. Jeneil Biosurfactant Company 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 rhamnolipid biosurfactant.
3/31/04 Time-limited Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis VIP3A insect control protein as expressed in event COT102 and the genetic material necessary for its production on cotton when applied/used as a plant- incorporated protectant. Syngenta Seeds 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 thuringiensis VIP3A insect control protein as expressed in event COT102 and the genetic material necessary for its production. This time-limited exemption from the requirement of a tolerance expires May 1, 2005.
3/31/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn on field corn, sweet corn, and popcorn when applied/used as a plant- incorporated protectant. Monsanto Company of St. Louis, Missouri 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 thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn.
3/17/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption  EPA has received a pesticide petition, 4F6815, from Circle One Global, Inc. of Shellman, GA to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the microbial pesticide Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 on peanuts.
3/10/04 Petition for Extension/Amendment of Experimental Use Permit - EPA has received applications 68467-EUP-7 and 29964-EUP-5 from Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow Agrosciences LLC and Pioneer Hi-Bred International requesting experimental use permit (EUP) amendment/extensions for Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (from the insert of plasmid PHP 17662) in corn
3/3/04 Tolerance Exemption Established - This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide Yeast Extract Hydrolysate from Saccharomyces cerevisiae on all food commodities when applied/used for the management of plant diseases. Morse Enterprises, Limited, Inc. 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 Yeast Extract Hydrolysate from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
3/3/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption  EPA has received a pesticide petition 1F6344 from Gustafson LLC of Plano TX, to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the microbial pesticide Bacillus pumilus GB34 when used as a seed treatment in or on all food commodities and on soybeans after harvest.
3/3/04 Petition for Extension/Amendment of Experimental Use Permit - EPA has received an application 524-EUP-96 from Monsanto Company requesting to extend and amend an experimental use permit (EUP) for ZMIR39 x MON810 combined insecticidal trait stacked corn hybrids along with ZMIR39 and MON810 corn hybrids; Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector ZMIR39) in corn (ZMIR39) and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMCT01) in corn (MON810).

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February
2/20/04 Petition for Tolerance Exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition 3F6778 from Cal Agri Products, LLC of Los Angeles, CA proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the biochemical pesticide ethoxy dodecyl phenol in or on growing crops and raw agricultural commodities.
2/20/04 Petition for amendment/expansion of tolerance exemption - EPA has received a pesticide petition 3F6793 from Cal Agri Products, LLC of Los Angeles, CA to establish an amendment/expansion of an existing tolerance exemption for the biochemical pesticide potassium dihydrogen phosphate.
2/18/04 Establishment of Tolerance - This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of aminoethoxyvinylglycine hydrochloride (aviglycine HCl) in or on apple, pear and the stone fruits crop group 12, excepting cherries. Valent BioSciences Corporation of Libertyville, IL requested this tolerance. This regulation is effective February 18, 2004.
2/18/04 Issuance of Experimental Use Permit - EPA has issued the following EUP:    75437-EUP-1. Issuance. Great Lakes Fishery Commission of Ann Arbor, MI. This EUP allows the use of 0.220 pounds of the sea lamprey migratory pheromone petromyzonol sulfate on 16.7 acres of river water to evaluate the control of sea lamprey. The program is authorized only in the States of Michigan, New York, and Vermont. The EUP is effective from April 1, 2004 to October 31, 2004.
2/18/04 Issuance of Experimental Use Permit - EPA has issued the following EUP: 75437-EUP-2. Issuance. Great Lakes Fishery Commission of Ann Arbor, MI. This EUP allows the use of 0.220 pounds of the male sea lamprey sex pheromone 3-ketopetromyzonol sulfate on 33 acres of river water to evaluate the control of sea lamprey. The program is authorized only in the State of Michigan. The EUP is effective from April 1, 2004 to October 31, 2004.
2/4/04 Application for New Experimental Use Permits - EPA has received an application 68467-EUP-6 from Dow AgroSciences requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) amendment/extension for the Bacillus thuringiensis variant aizawai strain PS811 CryIF; Bacillus thuringiensis variant kurstaki strain HD73 Cry1Ac insecticidal proteins in cotton.

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January
1/28/04 Petition for amendment of tolerance exemption received - EPA has received a pesticide petition (3F6765) from EDEN Bioscience Corporation of Bothell, WA to establish an amendment of the existing tolerance exemption for the biochemical pesticide harpin protein on all raw agricultural commodities.
1/28/04 Application for New Active Ingredient - EPA has received an application to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered product. File symbol: 52991-RT. Applicant: Bedoukian Research, Inc. Danbury, CT. Product name: Bedoukian (Z)-6-Heneicosen-11-one Technical Pheromone. Product type: Pheromone/attractant. Active ingredient: (Z)-6-Heneicosen-11-one at 94.00%. Proposed classification/Use: For incorporation into end-use products, and not for direct treatment of pest.
1/15/04 EPA is holding a public workshop entitled Plant-Incorporated Protectant (PIP) Experimental Use Permits (EUP) - Process and Compliance. EPA recognizes that some PIP EUP regulatory issues require review and clarification, and is seeking public participation and input to help identify the best approaches to regulatory improvements pertaining to PIP EUPs. The meeting will be held on February 10 and 11, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before February 2, 2004
1/7/04 Experimental Use Permit Issued - EPA has issued the following EUPs:

524-EUP-93 Amendment/extension to Monsanto Company of St. Louis, MO. This EUP allows the use of the plant-incorporated protectants MON863 x MON810 combined insecticidal trait stacked hybrids containing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector ZMIR13L) in corn MON 863 and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMCT01) in corn MON810 on 2,304 acres 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. The program is authorized only in the States of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The EUP is effective from June 20, 2003 to December 31, 2003. Tolerance exemptions have been established for residues of the active ingredients in or on corn.

524-EUP-96 to Monsanto Company of St. Louis, MO. This EUP allows the use of the plant-incorporated protectants ZMIR39 x MON810 combined insecticidal trait stacked corn hybrids along with ZMIR39 and MON810 corn hybrids; Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector ZMIR39) in corn ZMIR39 and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMCT01) in corn MON810 on 829.7 acres of field corn 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, seed treatment, swine growth and feed efficiency, dairy cattle feed efficiency, beef cattle growth and feed efficiency, and cattle grazing feed efficiency trials. The program is authorized only in the States of Alabama, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The EUP is effective from July 2, 2003 to December 31, 2003. Tolerance exemptions have been established for residues of the active ingredients in or on corn.
1/7/04 Experimental Use Permit Issued - EPA has issued 68467-EUP-4 Extension/amendment.to Mycogen Seeds, c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC of Indianapolis, IN. This EUP allows the use of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (from the insert of plasmid PHP12537) in corn (moCry1F corn) on 291 acres of field corn to conduct insect resistance management, agronomic observation, breeding and observation nursery, efficacy, maize demonstration, and herbicide tolerance study trials. The program is authorized only in the States of Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. EUP plantings are effective from April 11, 2003 to March 31, 2004.
1/6/04 Experimental Use Permit Issued - EPA has issued the following EUPs: 68467-EUP-7 to Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow AgroSciences LLC of Indianapolis, IN and 29964-EUP-5 to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, of Johnston, IA. These EUP allows the use of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34/35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (from the insert of plasmid PHP17662) in corn on 624 acres of field corn to conduct insect resistance management, maize agronomic observation, maize breeding and observation nursery, maize demonstration, maize efficacy, maize hybrid production plots, maize regulatory field studies, non-target organism, and herbicide tolerance trials. The program is authorized only in the States of California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These EUP is effective from June 24, 2003 to May 1, 2004. A tolerance has been established for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production in corn when used as plant-incorporated protectants in the food and feed commodities of field corn, sweet corn, and popcorn.

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