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December
12/28/09 Opening of Comment Period: EPA is establishing a registration review docket for the pesticide ethylene. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for this registration review. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for encapsulated Bacillus thuringiensis proteins. This pesticide does not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and is not,therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.

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November
11/23/09 Tolerance Exemptions Requested: EPA has received a pesticide petition PP 9F7619, from Plant Impact plc, 12 South Preston Office Village, Cuerdan Way, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6BL United Kingdom,proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180, to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the biochemical pesticide tagetes oil, CAS Number 8016-84-0 in or on all food commodities including use on all food crops in EPA's crop groups 1-21.
11/23/09 Notice of Approval to Register 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. Notice of receipt of these applications does not imply a decision by the
Agency on the applications. File Symbol: 85937-R; 85937-E. Applicant: Plant Impact plc; 12 South Preston Office Village, Cuerdan Way, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6BL United Kingdom. Product name: Bug Oil Ornamental (85937-R); Bug Oil Food Use (85937-E). Active ingredient: Insecticide and Tagetes Oil at
0.6%. Proposal classification/Use: Biochemical Insecticide
11/18/09 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Granted: This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of 2,6-diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN), including its metabolites and degradates, resulting from post-harvest applications to potatoes, in or on various commodities. Loveland Products, Incorporated requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The tolerances will expire on May 18, 2012.
11/2/09 Reopening of Comment Period: This document reopens the public comment period established in the Federal Register of October 21, 2009 (74 FR 54043) (FRL-8795-7). EPA is hereby reopening the comment period, which was originally scheduled to end on November 2, 2009, to November 16, 2009.

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October
10/28/09 Tolerance Exemption Granted: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial fungicide, Ulocladium oudemansii (U3 Strain), in or on all food commodities when applied or used pre-harvest only, and excluding applications made post-harvest or to processed commodities.
10/28/09 Tolerance Exemption Granted: Residues of the biochemical pesticide cold pressed neem oil are exempt from the requirement of a tolerance in or on all food commodities.
10/07/09 Experimental Use Permits Amended: EPA has amended the following EUPs: 71693-EUP-1. Amendment. Mr. Larry C. Antilla. Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, 3721 Wier Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040. This EUP is amended to allow the use of 40,000 pounds of the end-use product per year (equivalent to 0.32 pound active ingredient per year) of the anti fungal agent Aspergillus flavus AF36 on 4,000 acres of pistachio to evaluate the control reduction of aflatoxin. The program is authorized only in the States of Arizona and California. The EUP is amended to expire on December 31, 2011.
71693-EUP-2. Amendment. Mr. Larry C. Antilla. Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, 3721 Wier Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040. This EUP is amended to allow the use of 80,000 pounds of the end-use product per year (equivalent to 0.64 pound active ingredient per year) of the anti fungal agent Aspergillus flavus AF36 on 8,000 acres of corn to evaluate the control reduction of aflatoxin. The program is authorized only in the States of Arizona and Texas. The EUP is amended to expire on January 4, 2011.

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September
9/30/09 Experimental Use Permit Requested: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 67979- EUP-I from Syngenta Seeds Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) [Event 5307] Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector pSYN12274) in event 5307 corn (SYN- [Oslash]53[Oslash]7-1) and combined trait hybrids with one or more of the following additional PIPs:
1) [Bt11] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin and the genetic material (as contained in plasmid vector pZO1502) necessary for its production in corn,
2) [DAS-59122-7] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material (vector PHP 17662) necessary for their production in Event DAS-59122-7 corn,
3) [MIR162] Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa20 and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector pNOV1300) in event MIR162 maize (SYN-IR162-4),
4) [MIR604] Modified Cry3A protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (via elements of pZM26) in corn (SYN-IR604-8), and
5) [TC1507] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material (vector PHP8999) for its production in Event TC1507 corn.
9/30/09 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Requested: EPA is seeking comments on a request from Syngenta Seeds Inc. to establish a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein, when used as a plant-incorporated protectant, in or on the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop.
9/30/09 Final Registration Review: EPA has announced the availability of its final registration review decision for the pesticide Pseudomonas fluorescens strain A506 (PC Code 006438) a microbial pesticide that is used to prevent or reduce the growth of frost-forming bacteria on leaves and blossoms of almonds, apples, peaches, pears, tomatoes, cherries, grapes potatoes and strawberries. When Pseudomonas fluorescens is used with antibiotic pesticide products in accordance with labeling instructions, it can help improve control of fire blight and discoloration on pear and apple crops; and bunch rot in grapes caused by Acetobacter bacteria when used in combination with Aspergillus niger and Botrytis cinerea.
9/30/09 Registration Review Final Decision: this notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for Pseudomonas syringae, case 6007 composed of the following Active Ingredients: Pseudomonas syringae strains ESC-10 and ESC-11 (PC Codes 006441 and 006451) used to control various molds and rots on harvested apples, cherries, pears, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Pseudomonas syringae strain 742RS (PC Code 006411) used to prevent or reduce the growth of frost-forming bacteria on leaves and blossoms of almonds, apples, peaches, pears, tomatoes, cherries, potatoes and strawberries. In addition, EPA has deleted the Pseudomonas syringae strain 742RS from the registration case pursuant to 40 CFR 155.42(b)(5) because all registrations of all products containing that active ingredient are cancelled. The registrant submitted a voluntary cancellation request for all products containing strain 742RS on April 7, 2008. These proposed voluntary cancellations were published (73 FR 53007, September 12, 2008 FRL-8380-7. No comments were received to support Pseudomonas syringae strain 742RS products, and they were cancelled on March 12, 2009. The exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Pseudomonas syringae strain 742RS in or on all raw agricultural commodities when applied as a frost protection agent or biological control agent to growing agricultural crops in accordance with good agricultural practices that is listed in 40 CFR 180.1114 was reassessed on June 3, 2002 and it was determined that it meets the FQPA 1996 safety standard. The Agency will take separate action to propose revision of any affected exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for Pseudomonas syringae strain 742RS that are not supported for import use only.
9/30/09 Registration Review Dockets Established: EPA has established a registration review docket and is opening the public comment period for the following pesticides: Wood oils and gums (Cedarwood oil) to control moths and fleas, Metarhizium anisopliae, for the control of ticks and grubs, Verbenone & 4-Allyl Anisole (Estragole) used to repel bark beetles, andStreptomyces griseoviridis strain K61,a naturally occurring soil bacterium used to control specific kinds of fungi that cause seed rot, root and stem rot, wilt, and damping off diseases in various food crops, ornamentals, and tree seedlings.
9/30/09 Notice of Approval to Register New Active Ingredient: EPA has approved an application from Bedoukian Research Inc. to register the pesticide product, Bedoukian l-Carvone, a mosquito repellent comprised of oil from the spearmint plant.
9/23/09 Tolerance Exemptions Requested: EPA is announcing receipt of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. PP 9E7552. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), Rutgers University, 500 College Rd. East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540, on behalf of OmniLytics, 5450 W. Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84116,proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide, Bacteriophage of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, in or on tomato.

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August
8/27/09 Experimental Use Permit Granted: EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to Pasteuria Bioscience, Inc. to use Pasteuria usgae on 385 acres of strawberries and turf to evaluate control of the sting nematode in the States of AL, FL, GA, MS, and NC
8/27/09 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA is approving an application to register the pesticide product NEXY containing Candida oleophila strain O, a naturally occurring yeast isolated from golden delicious apples at 57%, intended for use as an antagonist to specifically control the fungal pathogens gray mold and blue mold which cause post-harvest decay on apples and pears.
8/05/09 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Granted: This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide, Pasteuria usgae, on strawberries when applied/used as a nematicide in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) 85004-EUP-1. MacIntosh and Associates, Incorporated, 1203 Hartford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1622 (on behalf of Pasteuria Bioscience, Incorporated, 12085 Research Drive, Suite 185, Alachua, FL 32615) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Pasteuria usgae in or on strawberries. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on December 31, 2010.

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July
7/29/09 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Granted: This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide S-Abscisic Acid, (S)-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3-methyl-penta-(2Z,4E)-dienoic Acid in or on leafy vegetables,herbs and spices, pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes and pineapples when applied/used as a plant regulator in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) 73049-EUP-7. Valent BioSciences Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug,and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of S-Abscisic Acid, (S)-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3-methyl-penta-(2Z,4E)-dienoic Acid for the uses permitted under EUP 73049-EUP-7. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on August 7, 2012.
07/22/09 Tolerance Exemptions Requested: This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.

1. PP 7E7188. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0407). Sellew and Associates LLC., 84 Shadybrook Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide, Trichoderma hamatum Isolate 382, in or on all food commodities.

2. PP 9F7558. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0440). Technology Sciences Group Inc., 1150 18th St., NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, acting on behalf of Biomor Israel Ltd., PO Box 81, Qatzrin 12900, ISRAEL, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide, Tea Tree Oil, in or on all food commodities.
7/22/09 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: 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: 74205-G. Applicant: Sellew and Associates LLC, 84 Shadybrook Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741. Product name: Trichoderma hamatum isolate 382. Active ingredient: Trichoderma hamatum isolate 382 microbial pesticide at 0.9%. Proposal classification/Use: in or on potting mixes/container mixes for the production of ornamentals and vegetable bedding plants.

File Symbol: 69592-EL. Applicant: AgraQuest, Inc., 1540 Drew Avenue, Davis, CA 95618-6320. Product name: QRD 420 (ECANA Mimic). Active ingredient: Biochemical insecticide and acaricide Extract of Chenopodium ambrosioides near ambrosioides Mimic (ECANA Mimic) - a blend of components intended to replicate Extract of Chenopodium ambrosioides near ambrosioides at 25%. Proposal classification/Use: A biochemical insectide and acaricide for use on agricultural crops and for use on plants in Greenhouses and Nurseries.

File Symbol: 86182-E. Applicant: Technology Sciences Group Inc., 1150 18th Street, NW. Suite 1000 Washington DC 20036 acting on behalf of Biomor Israel Ltd. PO Box 81, Qatzrin 12900, ISRAEL. Product name: Tea Tree Oil Technical. Active ingredient: Biochemical pesticide Tea Tree Oil at 100%. Proposal classification/Use: A biochemical pesticide for manufacturing into an end use pesticide product.

File Symbol: 86182-R. Applicant: Technology Sciences Group Inc., 1150 18th Street, NW. Suite 1000, Washington DC 20036 acting on behalf of Biomor Israel Ltd. PO Box 81, Qatzrin 12900, ISRAEL. Product name: Tea Tree Oil Technical. Active ingredient: Biochemical pesticide Tea Tree Oil at 23.80%. Proposal classification/Use: A biochemical pesticide to prevent and control powdery mildew, downy mildew, early and late blight, botrytis, rust apple scab, and black sigatoka.
7/08/09 Applications for New Use: This notice announces receipt of an application to register a pesticide product that proposes a new use for its active ingredient. Product Proposing the New Use/Changed Use Pattern For Certain of the Active Ingredients: File Symbol: 84592-R. Applicant: Japan Ecologia, Co., Ltd.; Wing 410 Building; 4-10-8 Sendagaya; Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-0051, Japan; Designated U.S. representative: Pyxis Regulatory Consulting, Inc. 4110 136th St. NW; Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Product name: ByLohas Pestcontroller. Active ingredient: Insecticide and Azadirachtin at 0.66%.

Description of the New Use/Changed Use Patter Represented by the Above-mentioned Proposed Product Registration Application: This notice is being issued because the proposed pesticide product (i.e., EPA File Symbol 84592-R) contains the active ingredient, azadirachtin, whose inclusion in this proposed insecticide product represents a new use pattern for this active ingredient, and well as the first public health claim (i.e., cockroach control) for this active ingredient.

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June
6/24/09 Registration Review Dockets Established: EPA has established a registration review docket for Boll Weevil Attractants;Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0335
6/03/09 Tolerance Exemption Granted: This regulation amends the temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Aspergillus flavus AF36 (A. flavus AF36) on pistachio when applied/used as an antifungal agent to displace aflatoxin-producing fungi. 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), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption be amended. The amendment extends the expiration date to December 31, 2011.
6/03/09 Notice of Approval to Register New Active Ingredient: - EPA is announcing availability of the final registration review decision for L-Lactic Acid a biochemical pesticide and an antimicrobial disinfectant. L-Lactic Acid is a low-toxicity acid that occurs naturally in several foods and is primarily found in fermented milk products. However, L-Lactic Acid also occurs naturally in meats, fruits, tomato juice, beer, wine, molasses, blood and muscles of animals, and in the soil. L-Lactic Acid is registered as a biochemical pesticide used as a mosquito attractant (in traps). In addition, L- Lactic Acid is also used as an antimicrobial disinfectant, indirect food contact surface sanitizer, fungicide, and virucide when applied to hard, non-porous surfaces such as tile, countertops, metal, or glass.

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May
5/20/09 Tolerance Exemption Granted: This regulation establishes an 18-month exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein in or on the food and feed commodities cotton seed,cotton seed oil, cotton seed meal, cotton hay, cotton hulls, cotton forage and cotton gin byproducts when used as a plant-incorporated protectant. This tolerance exemption expires and is revoked on November 22, 2010.
05/13/09 Tolerance Exemption Granted: An exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established for the residues of the microbial pesticide, Candida oleophila Strain O, on apples and pears when applied/used as a post-harvest biofungicide.
05/06/09 Tolerance Exemptions Requested: 1. PP 8F7391. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0127). Valent BioSciences Corporation, 870 Technology Way, Libertyville, IL 60048, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical plant regulator, S-Abscisic Acid; (S)-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3-methyl-penta-(2Z,4E)-dienoic acid, in or on all food commodities. 2. PP 9F7551. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0237). AgraQuest, Inc., 1540 Drew Avenue, Davis, California, 95618, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical insecticide and acaricide, Extract of Chenopodium ambrosioides near ambrosioides Mimic (A blend of compounds simulating the already registered active ingredient Extract of Chenopodium ambrosioides near ambrosioides), in or on all food commodities.
05/06/09 Notice of Approval to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of September 5, 2008 (73 FR 51816) (FRL-8353-5), which announced that Bull Run Scientific, VBT, 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23225-5519, had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, Bull Run Japanese and Oriental Beetle Trap, arthropod pheromone (EPA File Symbol 84565-R), containing attractants and pheromones. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on March 30, 2009, as Bull Run Japanese and Oriental Beetle Trap (EPA Registration Number 84565-1) for the control of Japanese and Oriental beetles.

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April
4/30/09 Conditional Registration Granted: Syngenta Seeds Genetically Engineered Corn Varieties, "MIR162 Maize," "Bt11 x MIR162 Corn," and "Bt11 x MIR162 x MIR604 Corn - EPA has approved applications to conditionally register these varieties containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered products.
4/29/09 Experimental Use Permit Granted: EPA has issued the following EUP: 82608-EUP-1. Issuance. AgroGreen, Biological Division, Minrav Infrastructures (1993) Ltd., 3 Habossem Str, P.O. Box 153, Ashdod, 77101, Israel, represented by SciReg, Inc., 12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192, USA. This EUP allows the use of 85.84 pounds (39.02 kilograms) of the end-use product BAFI SDN (100%), containing the active ingredient Bacillus firmus isolate I-1582 for treating seeds to be planted on 7,478.25 acres of corn, cotton, and soybean to evaluate the control of nematodes. The program is authorized only in the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, and North Carolina for seed treatments and in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin for planting treated seeds. Untreated seeds are to be planted as controls on approximately 1,496 acres concurrently with the planting of treated seeds in the specified states. The EUP is effective from April 8, 2009 to April 8, 2011.
4/17/09 Notice of Approval to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of June 25, 2008 (73 FR 36076) (FRL-8368-3), which announced that W. Neudorff GmbH KG Neudorff GmbH KG c/o Walter G. Talarek PC, 1008 Riva Ridge Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066-1620, had submitted an application to register the pesticide products, NEU1173H Concentrate (EPA File Symbol: 67702- EA), and NEU1173H RTU(EPA File Symbol: 67702-ET). Type of product: Herbicide. Active ingredient: Iron HEDTA (FeHEDTA) at 26.52% and 1.5% respectively. This product was not previously registered. The application was approved on December 9, 2008, as NEU1173H Concentrate herbicide, EPA Registration Number 67702-26, and NEU1173H RTU, EPA Reg. Number 67702-27 for household and commercial use as herbicides.
4/08/09 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients
4/08/09 Tolerance Exemption Requested: EPA has received a pesticide petition PP 8F7489 from EcoSMART Technologies, Inc., 3600 Mansell Road, Suite 150, Alpharetta, GA 30022 proposing to amend 40 CFR part 180 to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the biochemical pesticide 2-Phenethyl Propionate.
4/08/09 Tolerance Exemption Granted: Bacillus subtilis MBI 600, a biofungicide - In response to a petition from Becker Underwood Inc., EPA is establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues in or on all food commodities, including post-harvest uses.
4/08/09 Tolerance Actions Requested: New Tolerance Exemptions:
1. PP 9F7514. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0573). Bayer CropScience LP, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant-incorporated protectant (PIP), Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae insect control protein and the genetic material necessary for its production, in or on all food commodities.
2. PP 8F7508. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0194). Novozymes Biologicals, Inc., 5400 Corporate Circle, Salem, VA 24153, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial insecticide, Metarhizium anisopliae strain F52, in or on all food commodities.
3. PP 9F7539. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0179). Pasteuria BioScience, Incorporated, 12085 Research Drive, Suite 185, Alachua, FL 32615, submitted by MacIntosh and Associates, Incorporated, 1203 Hartford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1622, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial nematicide, Pasteuria usgae, in or on all food commodities.

New Temporary Tolerance Exemption: PP 9G7532. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0189). Valent BioSciences Corporation, 870 Technology Way, Libertyville, IL 60048, proposes to establish temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical plant growth regulator, S-Abscisic Acid, (S)-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3-methyl-penta- (2Z,4E)-dienoic Acid, in or on leafy vegetables, herbs and spices, pome fruit, stone fruit, and pineapples.

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March
3/25/09 Registration Review Dockets Established - EPA has established registration review dockets for Garlic Oil; Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-01, and for Capsaicin; Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-01.
3/16/09 Tolerance Actions Requested: New Tolerance Exemption: PP 9F7511. Marrone Organic Innovations, 2121 Second St., Davis, CA 95618, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial molluscicide, Pseudomonas fluorescens biotype A isolate CL145A, ATCC #55799, in or on all food commodities.

Amended Tolerance Exemptions: PP 8F7467. SHB Scientific, 18907 N., 43rd Way, Phoenix, AZ 85050, on behalf of JABB of the Carolinas, 456 E. Main St., Pine Level, NC 27568, proposes to amend an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.1273 for residues of the microbial insecticide, Beauveria bassiana HF23, in or on all food commodities.

PP 8E7461. (EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0158). Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), Rutgers University, 500 College Road East, Suite 201W., Princeton, NJ 08540, on behalf of the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, 3721 East Weir Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040-2933, proposes to amend a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.1206(b) for residues of the atoxigenic microbial antifungal agent, Aspergillus flavus AF36, in or on pistachio.
3/11/09 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: File Symbol: 73049-UAE. Applicant: Valent BioSciences Corporation, 870 Technology Way, Libertyville, IL 60048. Product name: VBC-30101. Active ingredient: Plant Growth Regulator, S-Abscisic Acid; (S)-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3-methyl-penta- (2Z,4E)-dienoic Acid at 10 percent. Proposal classification/Use:Biochemical pesticide/Plant Growth Regulator.

File Symbol: 83941-R. Applicant: Laboratoires Goemar SA, Z.AC La Madeline, Avenue General Patton, 35400 Saint-Malo, France c/o SciReg, Inc. 12733 Director's Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Product name: Vacciplant. Active ingredient: Systemic Acquired Response Inducer, Laminarin at 3.5 percent. Proposal classification/Use: Biochemical pesticide/Systemic Acquired Response Inducer.

File Symbol: 84059-L. Applicant: Marrone Organic Innovations, 2121 Second St., Ste B-107, Davis, CA 95618. Product name: MOI 401 Pf CL 145 A End Product. Active ingredient: Pseudomonas fluorescens CL 145A strain toxins, molluscicide at 1 percent. Proposal classification/Use:Microbial pesticide /molluscicide.

File Symbol: 84059-U. Applicant: Marrone Organic Innovations, 2121 Second St., Ste B-107, Davis, CA 95618. Product name: MOI 401 Pf CL 145 A Tech Material. Active ingredient: Pseudomonas fluorescens CL 145A strain toxins at 1 percent. Proposal classification/Use: Microbial pesticide/manufacturing use.

File Symbol: 84565-E. Applicant: Bull Run Scientific VBT, 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23225. Product name: Bull Run Fly Attractant. Active ingredient: Sucrose at 42.1 percent and Dried whole egg solids at 18.0 percent and Yeast at 5.5 percent and Indole at 0.2 percent and Trimethylamine at 2.8 percent. Proposal classification/Use: Biochemical pesticide/Insect Attractant.

File Symbol: 84565-T. Applicant: Bull Run Scientific VBT, 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23225. Product name: Disposable Bull Run Yellow Jacket Trap E. Active ingredients: Attractants, 2-Methyl-1 butanol at 5.1 percent and Calcium acetate at 19.8 percent. Proposal classification/Use: Biochemical pesticide/Insect Attractants.

File Symbol: 84565-U. Applicant: Bull Run Scientific VBT, 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23225. Product name: Bull Run Yellow Jacket Trap. Active ingredient: Yellow Jacket's Attractant and Heptyl Butyrate at 99.8 percent. Proposal classification/Use: Biochemical pesticide/Insect attractant.
3/11/09 Proposed Technical Amendments - Revising Commodity Terms: The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has developed a commodity vocabulary database entitled Food and Feed Commodity Vocabulary. The database was developed to consolidate all the major OPP commodity vocabularies into one standardized vocabulary. As a result, all future pesticide tolerances issued under 40 CFR part 180 will use the ``preferred commodity term'' as listed in the aforementioned database. Comments are due by May 11, 2009.
3/11/09 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: Control of Slug and Snail Pests - EPA has approved a Pesticide Registration Application filed by Woodstream of Litiz, Pennsylvania for the pesticide product, Slug & Snail Killer, molluscicide, containing 6.0% Ferric Sodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetate - The application was approved on December 15, 2008.
3/11/09 Experimental Use Permit Requested: Genetically Engineered Cotton Varieties - EPA has granted an experimental use permit to Bayer CropScience for the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein in events T303-3 and T304-40 cotton plants on 152 acres planted to Cry1Ab-containing cotton to evaluate the control of lepidopteran larvae such as bollworm (Helicoverpa zea) and tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens). The program is authorized only in the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and in Puerto Rico and is effective from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010.
3/11/09 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA issued a notice, published in the Federal Register of August 11, 2004 (690 FR 154 (FRL-7365-9), which announced that Nematrol, Inc.,15 Prince Andrew Ct., St. Catharine's, Ontario L2N 3Y2, Canada, had submitted an application to register the pesticide product, CA-1 for turf and ornamental, netmaticide/fungicide (EPA File Symbol 75618-R),containing 98% oriental mustard seed; allyl isothiocyanate. The application was approved on December 29, 2008, as CA-1 for turf and ornamentals (EPA Registration Number 75618-1) for the control nematode/fungicide.
3/11/09 Tolerance Exemption Granted: Bacillus mycoides isolate J, a fungicide - In response to a petition from Montana Microbial Products, EPA has issued a final rule establishing a temporary Tolerance exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues in or on pecans, potatoes, sugar beets, tomatoes, and peppers. This temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance expires and is revoked on March 31, 2011
3/11/09 Experimental Use Permit Granted: Montana Microbial Products, 510 East Kent Ave., Missoula, MT 59801. This EUP allows the use of 664 pounds of BmJ WP (containing a total of 99.6 pounds of the fungicide, Bacillus mycoides isolate J active ingredient) on 440 acres (for 2009 year) and 560 acres (for the remaining permit period) of pecans, peppers, potatoes, sugar beets, and tomatoes to evaluate the control of pecan scab (Fusicladosporium effusum); early blight (Alternaria solani); Cercospora leaf spot (Cercospora beticola) and bacterial spot (Xanthomonas campestris). The program is authorized only in the States of Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota. The EUP is effective from January 14, 2009 to March 31, 2011.
3/4/09 Tolerance Exemption Amended: PP 8E7446. Organic Works/BioNet International Corp. c/o Interregional Research Project Number 4, 500 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540, proposes to amend an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.1258 for residues of the biochemical pesticide, acetic acid, in or on all food commodities.
3/4/09 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA has received an application to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient. File Symbol: 52991-EG. Applicant: Bedoukian Research, Inc., 21 Finance Dr., Danbury, CT 06810-4192. Product name: Bedoukian L-Carvone. Active ingredient: L-Carvone at 99.5%. Proposal classification/Use: Biochemical technical grade ingredient (TGAI) that will be used in end-use products that repel mosquitoes and other biting insects.
3/4/09 Tolerance Actions Requested: PP 9F7521. Monsanto Company, 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167, proposes to establish an 18-month time-limited exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant-incorporated protectant (PIP), Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein, in or on the food and feed commodities cotton seed, cotton seed oil, cotton seed meal, cotton hay, cotton hulls, cotton forage and cotton gin byproducts.

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February
2/18/09 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA received applications as follows to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products. File Symbol: 56336-LL. Applicant: Suterra, LLC, 213 SW Columbia Street, Bend, OR, 97702-1013. Product name: Checkmate VBM Technical Pheromone. Active ingredient: Arthropod pheromone and 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethenyl)-4-hexenyl-3-methyl-2-butonate (Common Name: Lavandulyl senecioate) at 97.66%. Proposal classification/Use: Manufacturing use product.
2/04/09 Request to Amend Experimental Use Permit Monsanto Company has requested an amendment and extension of permit 524-EUP-1, which was first granted by EPA on September 13, 2007 and extended on April 11, 2008. Under the existing EUP, plantings are permitted through July 31, 2009. Monsanto is now proposing to extend the experimental program until December 31, 2010 and to amend it by conducting testing with up to 0.466 pounds of Cry1Ac protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in MON 87701 soybean on 1,362 acres (282.86 acres of non-PIP and border rows are also proposed for a total of 1,644.86 acres).

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January
1/28/09 Correction - EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 24,2008, (FR Doc. E8-30380 concerning (73 FR 79097) (8391-4) is corrected as follows: The term ``L-Latic Acid'' is corrected to read ``L-Lactic Acid'wherever it appears. This document is being issued to correct a typographical error in the name of the active ingredient L-Lactic Acid.
1/14/09 Experimental Use Permit Requested: MacIntosh and Associates, Incorporated, 1203 Hartford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1622, on behalf of Pasteuria Bioscience, Incorporated, 12085 Research Drive, Suite 185, Alachua, FL 32615, is requesting an EUP to apply Pasteuria usgae on strawberries and turf grasses on 385 acres in certain Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina counties. The total quantity of product proposed for use with this EUP is 59,675 pounds of formulated product or 3,273 pounds of active ingredient. This microbial nematicide, Pasteuria usgae, currently has pending FIFRA section 3 registrations for a manufacturing-use product and an end-use product. The proposed shipment/use dates for the EUP are September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010 and the trial protocols include efficacy of Pasteuria usgae to control sting nematode (Belonolaimus longicaudatus) and agronomic observation. The registrant has concurrently requested a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the proposed EUP on strawberries.
1/08/09 Tolerance Actions Requested: PP 8G7471. Pasteuria Bioscience, Incorporated, 12085 Research Dr., Ste. 185, Alachua, FL 32615 (submitted by MacIntosh and Associates, Incorporated, 1203 Hartford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1622), proposes to establish a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial nematicide, Pasteuria usgae, in or on strawberries.
1/07/09 Experimental Use Permit Granted EPA has issued the following EUP: 524-EUP-99--Issuance. Monsanto Company, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd St. Louis, MO 63167. This EUP allows the use of the plant-incorporated protectants:
  1. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in event MON 89034 corn,
  2. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in event MON 89034 corn,
  3. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector ZMIR39) in event MON 88017 corn (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) Unique Identifier: MON-88017-3),
  4. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (plasmid insert PHI 8999) in corn (TC1507),
  5. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry 35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (plasmid insert PHP 17662) in event DAS-59122-7 corn.
1/07/09 Experimental Use Permit Amended - On July 17, 2008, EPA approved Monsanto Company's application for an EUP for the testing of the combined trait corn product MON 89034 (Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2) x TC1507 (Cry1F) x MON 88017 (Cry3Bb1) x DAS-59122-7 (Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1) as well as other event sub-combinations through June 30, 2009, appears elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. Monsanto proposes amending the EUP application to allow testing on a maximum 17,777.42 total program acres with a proposed planting season from February 15, 2009 through June 13,2010. This acreage includes 3,736.72 acres of combined trait product, MON 89034 x TC1507 x MON 88017 x DAS-59122-7; 4,906.85 acres of other event sub-combinations; 5,257.82 acres of other corn containing registered plant-incorporated protectants to be used as comparators in these trials; and 3,876.03 acres of non-plant-incorporated protectant corn acres and border rows.
1/07/09 Tolerance Exemption Granted - An exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established for the residues of Extract of Chenopodium ambrosioides near ambrosioides when used as an insecticide/acaricide on all food commodities.

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