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November
11/09/11 Notice of Request to Register New Uses: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.EPA is publishing this Notice of applications, pursuant to section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA.

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October
10/26/11 Tolerance Exemption Established: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage of Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies michiganensis produced in Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies michiganensis in or on tomato when applied as a bactericide in accordance with good agricultural practices.
10/12/11 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.

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September
09/30/11 Registration Review; Biopesticides Dockets Opened for Review and Comment: EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews.
09/28/11 Tolerance Exemption Established: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Isaria fumosorosea (formerly known as Paecilomyces fumosoroseus) Apopka strain 97 in or on all food commodities when applied as an insecticide or miticide and used in accordance with good agricultural practices.
09/16/11 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Extended: This regulation extends the effective date for a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein in corn, in or on the food or feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop, when used as a plant-incorporated protectant in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 67979–EUP–8.
09/15/11 Notice of Request to Register New Uses: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
09/07/11 Tolerance Exemption Established: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Chromobacterium subtsugae strain PRAA4–1T in or on all food commodities when applied as an insecticide or miticide and used in accordance with good agricultural practices.
09/07/11 Tolerance Exemption Amendment Requested: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.

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August
08/24/11 Tolerance Exemption Established: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A in or on all food commodities when applied as a molluscicide.

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June
06/29/11 Registration Review; Biopesticides Dockets Opened for Review and Comment: EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews.
06/08/11 Amended Tolerance Exemption Requested: Syngenta Seeds Inc., P.O. Box 12257, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, proposes to extend an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant-incorporated protectant, Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein in corn, in or on the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop under 40 CFR 174.532; March 16, 2011; 76 FR 14289 (FRL-8866- 5) when Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein in corn is used as a plant-incorporated protectant in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit 67979-EUP-8. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is being sought.

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May
05/06/11 Tolerance Exemption Established: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Metarhizium anisopliae strain F52 in or on all food commodities when applied as an insecticide, miticide, or ixodicide.
05/06/11 Notice of Request to Register New Uses: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Registration Number/File Symbol: 71693-1. Docket Number: EPA-HQ- OPP-2011-0305. Company name and address: Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, 3721 East Wier Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040-2933. Active ingredient: Aspergillus favus AF36. Proposed Use: Pistachio.

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April
04/20/11 New and Amended Tolerance Exemptions Requested: New Tolerance Exemptions:
Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4)requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of tolerances for residues of the biochemical pesticide 9,10 anthraquinone, in or on corn, field, seed; and corn, sweet, seed.

DSM Food Specialties B.V.requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide natamycin, in or on mushrooms.

Amended Tolerance Exemption:

Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), requests to amend 40 CFR 180.1206 to establish a permanent exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for Aspergillus flavus AF36 on pistachio.
04/15/11 Microbial Pesticides Definitions and Applicability; Clarification and Availability of Draft Test Guideline for Comment: This proposed rule addresses this problem by proposing new regulatory language that clarifies the requirements applicable to new strains that are considered to be new active ingredients under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
04/13/11 Withdrawal of Pesticide Petitions: This notice announces the withdrawal of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. 1. EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 30, 2010 which announced the filing of a pesticide petition by Circle One Global, Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409. This petition proposed that EPA amend 40 CFR 180.1254 by establishing a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the fungicide, Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882, in or on cotton. On October 11, 2010, Circle One Global, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 2. EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of April 8, 2009 which announced the filing of a pesticide petition by EcoSmart Technologies, Inc., 3600 Mansell Rd., Suite 150, Alpharetta, GA 30022. This petition proposed that EPA amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide, 2-phenethyl propionate, in or on all agricultural commodities. On March 9, 2010, EcoSmart Technologies, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 3. EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of March 10, 2010 which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 9E7635) by Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), Rutgers University, 500 College Rd., East, Suite 201W., Princeton, NJ 08540 (on behalf of BioProdex, Inc., 8520 NW 2 Place, Gainesville, FL 32607-1423). This petition proposed that EPA amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the herbicide, Tobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus, in or on all food commodities. On January 10, 2011, BioProdex, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition. 4. EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of March 10, 2010 which announced the filing of a pesticide petition (PP 9F7587) by Technology Sciences Group, Inc., 1150 18th St., NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036 (on behalf of Natural Industries, Inc., 6223 Theall Rd., Houston, TX 77066). This petition proposed that EPA amend 40 CFR part 180 by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the mycoinsecticide, Paecilomyces fumosoroseus strain FE 9901, in or on vegetable and herb crops grown in greenhouses. On February 17, 2011, Technology Sciences Group, Inc., notified EPA that it was withdrawing this petition.
04/13/11 Registration Review; Biopesticides, Final Dockets: This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decisions for Streptomyces Strain K61 (6066)a naturally occurring soil bacterium registered for control of seed, root and stem rot, and to prevent wilt of ornamentals, vegetables and tree and forest seedlings caused by Fusarium, Alternaria, and Phomopsis. Streptomyces Strain K61 also suppresses root rots of Pythium, Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia in greenhouse plants and is used as a seed treatment for seed or soil borne damping off and early root rot, and for Wood Oils and Gums. The Wood Oils and Gums registration review case no longer contains any other wood oils or gums with active ingredients with registered products except for Cedar oil. As a biochemical active ingredient, products containing Cedar oil are registered as insect repellents.

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March
03/30/11 Registration Review; Biopesticides Dockets Opened for Review and Comment: EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides Lagenidium giganteum and Benzyladenine.
03/30/11 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA has received an application to register a pesticide product containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered pesticide products. Applicant: Pacific Biocontrol Corporation, 14615 NE., Thirteenth Court, Suite A, Vancouver, WA 98685. Product name: Isomate-DWB. Active ingredient: Insecticides; (E,Z)-2,13- Octadecadien- 1-yl Acetate and (E,Z)-2,13-Octadecdien-1-ol at 5.46% and 0.27%, respectively. Proposed classification/Use: Mating disruption of the dogwood borer (Synanthedon scitula).
03/30/11 Tolerance Exemption Established: An exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established for residues of sodium ferric EDTA in or on all food commodities when applied as a molluscicide and used in accordance with good agricultural practices.
03/30/11 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA has received an application to register a pesticide product containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered pesticide products. File symbol: 53575-UN. Applicant: Pacific Biocontrol Corporation, 14615 NE., Thirteenth Court, Suite A, Vancouver, WA 98685. Product name: Isomate-DWB. Active ingredient: Insecticides; (E,Z)-2,13- Octadecadien- 1-yl Acetate and (E,Z)-2,13-Octadecdien-1-ol at 5.46% and 0.27%, respectively. Proposed classification/Use: Mating disruption of the dogwood borer (Synanthedon scitula).
03/23/11 Tolerance Exemption Established: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide, Aspergillus flavus AF36, in or on corn food and feed commodities, when applied/used as an antifungal agent.
03/16/11 Temporary Tolerance Exemption Extended: This regulation extends a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein in corn or on the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop, when used as a plant- incorporated protectant in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 67979-EUP-8.
03/09/11 Meeting Notice: EPA will host a National Community Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases Conference on March 30 and 31, 2011, under the auspices of EPA's Pesticide Program Dialog Committee (Public Health Work Group). The objectives of the conference are to identify knowledge gaps and barriers to effective community-wide tick control; propose the next steps in addressing knowledge gaps and eliminating barriers; and develop a framework for addressing the highest priority needs.
03/04/11 Tolerance Exemption Amended: This regulation amends the existing tolerance exemption for peroxyacetic acid by establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide peroxyacetic acid (PAA) and its metabolites and degradates, including hydrogen peroxide (HP) and acetic acid (AA), in or on all food commodities, when PAA is used as a biochemical pesticide in accordance with good agricultural practices.

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February
02/25/11 Tolerance Exemptions Requested: Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., EPA Company No. 84059, 2121 Second St., Suite B-107, Davis, CA 95618, proposes to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biological insecticide, Burkholderia sp strain A396, under 40 CFR part 180 in or on all agricultural commodities.
02/02/11 Notice of Request to Register New Active Ingredients: EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
02/04/11 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.

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January
01/26/11 Registration Review; Biopesticides, Proposed Decisions for Review and Comment: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit II.A. and opens a public comment period on the proposed decisions.
01/26/11 Experimental Use Permit Requested: This notice announces EPA’s receipt of an application 29964–EUP–RR from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for combined and single trait corn containing one or more of the following plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs): (1) [Bt11] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin and the genetic material (via elements of vector pZO1502) necessary for its production in corn (SYN–BT;11–1), (2) [DAS–59122–7] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (PHP17662 T–DNA) in event DAS59122–7 corn (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Unique Identifier: DAS–59122–7), (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), (5) [TC1507] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material (plasmid insert PHI8999A) necessary for its production in corn event DAS–;15;7–1, and (6) [MON810] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin and the genetic material necessary for its production (Vestor PV–ZMCT01) in event MON 810 corn (OECD Unique Identifier: MON–;81;–6).
01/21/11 Tolerance Exemption Extension Requested: EPA is announcing receipt of a pesticide petition filed under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, proposing the establishment or modification of regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA has determined that the pesticide petition described in this notice contains data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2); however, EPA has not fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data at this time or whether the data supports granting of the pesticide petition. Additional data may be needed before EPA can make a final determination on this pesticide petition. PP 0G7756. Syngenta Seeds, Inc., P.O. Box 12257, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, proposes to extend an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant-incorporated protectant Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein in corn, in or on the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop in 40 CFR 174.532; when Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein in corn is used as a plant-incorporated protectant in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit 67979-EUP-8. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is being sought.
01/19/11 Experimental Use Permit Extension Requested: This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 67979- EUP-8 from Syngenta Seeds Inc. requesting to extend 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 and single 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) necessary for its production in Event TC1507 corn.

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