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Pseudomonas syringae - Registration of Bio-Save 10 and Bio-Save 11 11/95

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials

50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-7250
Phone: 518-457-6934 Fax: 518-457-0629

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Jeff Pinkham, Ph.D.
Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs
EcoScience Corporation
377 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Dear Dr. Pinkham:

Re: Registration of Bio-Save 10 Postharvest Bioprotectant (EPA o Reg. No. 64296-7) and Bio-Save 11 Postharvest Bioprotectant (EPA Reg. No. 64296-14) containing the New Active Ingredient Pseudomonas syringae Strain ESC 10 and Strain ESC 11

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has approved your application to register the pesticide products Bio-Save 10 Postharvest Bioprotectant (EPA Reg. No. 64296-7) and Bio-Save 11 (EPA Reg. No. 64296-14) containing the new active ingredients Pseudomonas syringae Strain ESC 10 and Strain ESC 11 in New York State. Bio-Save 10 and 11 are used for the prevention of disease on harvested apples, pears, and citrus in cold storage.

These two products were given unconditional registration by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Studies conducted with Pseudomonas syringae indicate that it is not acutely toxic to mammals via ingestion or dermal exposure. The USEPA concluded that a tolerance for Pseudomonas syringae was not necessary to protect the public health stating that "the toxicological data are sufficient to demonstrate that there are no foreseeable human health hazards likely to arise from the use of Pseudomonas syringae on all raw agricultural commodities when applied Postharvest in accordance with good agricultural practices."

Labelled uses of Bio-Save 10 and 11 should not adversely impact the fish and wildlife resources of New York State, nor pose significant risk to workers adhering to the personal protective equipment requirements.

Enclosed for your records are the stamped-accepted labels and the certificate of registration for Bio-Save 10 (EPA Reg. No. 64296-7) and Bio-Save 11 (EPA Reg. No. 64296-14).

If you have any questions on this matter, please contact Maureen Serafini, Supervisor of our Pesticide Product Registration Section, at (518) 457-7446. Sincerely,

Norman H. Nosenchuck, P.E.
Director
Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials

Enclosure
cc - w/enc: D. Rutz , Cornell University
N. Rudgers, NYS Dept. of Ag. & Mkts.
N. Kim/A. Grey, NYS Dept. of Health