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Bacillus thuringiensis var. tenebrionis - Registration of Two Genetically Modified Potato Products under an Experimental Use Permit 5/93

May 17, 1993

Mr. Terry Stone
Senior Regulatory Specialist
Monsanto Agricultural Company
700 Chesterfield Parkway North
St. Louis, MO  63198

Dear Mr. Stone:

RE: Registration of Two Genetically Modified Potato Products to
be Tested Under an Experimental Use Permit (EPA Permit No.
524-EUP-79) in New York State

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
has approved registration of the following experimental products
genetically modified to be resistant to the Colorado Potato
Beetle pursuant to the referenced EUP:

Insect resistant potato plants and tubers containing a
Bacillus thurinqiensis subsp. tenebrionis protein; and

Insect resistant potato plants containing a Bacillus
thurinqiensis subsp. tenebrionis protein and the coat
protein of Potato Leaf Roll Virus.


The accepted experimental program for New York State is as
outlined and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency. Modifications to Monsanto's Experimental Protocol which
are specified in the EPA approved permit must be observed for the
program in New York State.

The accepted label for each product is the federally
registered label as submitted. The Certificate of Registration
for the aforementioned products and a copy of the approved labels
are enclosed for your records. Registration for these products
expires on April 29, 1994.

If you have any questions, please contact Frank Hegener, of
my staff, at (518) 457-7446.

Sincerely,

Norman H. Nosenchuck, P.E.
Director
Director of Hazardous Substances
  Regulation

Enclosure

 W. Smith - Cornell Univ.
 D. Rapp - NYS Dept. of Ag. & Mkts.