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benomyl (Benlate) Petition for Revocation of Food Additive Tolerance 12/93

   December 22, 1993
 
 
  SUBJECT:  Reregistration Notification
 
       TO:  Users of the RNN
 
     FROM:  Dr. Nancy N. Ragsdale
            Director, NAPIAP
 
 
  Enclosed is a latest notice of the Reregistration Notification Network 
  (RNN) dated December 22, 1993.  This issue of the RNN deals with several 
  residue tolerance and action level revocations, pesticide use 
  cancellations, commodity tolerance definitions, and other actions.  Of 
  special note is the final decision by the EPA Statospheric Protection 
  Division to restrict the production and importation of methyl bromide.  
 
  The USDA has recently published the proceedings from a USDA Workshop on 
  alternatives to methyl bromide held from June 29 to July 1, 1993, in 
  Arlington, Virginia.  Titled "Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: Assessment
  of Research Needs and Priorities", it contains specific crop and commodity 
  recommendations on the alternatives to methyl bromide for postharvest 
  commodity treatment, quarantine treatment and soil fumigation.  Suggestions 
  are also made concerning research needs and priorities.  If you would like 
  a copy of this 85-page, free publication, contact: 
 
                  Dr. Kenneth Vick                                             
                  USDA-ARS-NPS                                                 
                  BARC-West, Bldg. 005, Rm 216
                  10300 Baltimore Blvd.
                  Beltsville, MD 20705-2350                                    
                  Phone (301) 504-5321 
                  Fax (301) 504-5467
 
 
 
 
                         U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                     (USDA)
 
            NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
                                    (NAPIAP)
 
                      REREGISTRATION NOTIFICATION NETWORK
                                     (RNN)
                              Volume 3, Number 16
The intent of this network is to inform interested parties of recent or
impending pesticide use cancellations, tolerance revocations and other items
of agricultural interest.  To the best of our knowledge, the uses mentioned
here, unless otherwise indicated, will not appear on any label registered by
the USEPA following the uses expected cancellation.  We recommend that you
express any concerns or questions you have to the contact mentioned below or
your NAPIAP State Liaison Representative.  If you wish to contact us at USDA,
our phone number is (301) 504-8846, and our fax number is (301) 504-8063.
  
  benomyl      The DuPont & Co. petitioned the USEPA to revoke the food
   (Benlate)   additive tolerance for benomyl use on RAISINS on the basis that
               raisins should be regulated as a raw agricultural commodity
               (RAC), not a processed food.  Currently, the USEPA classifies
               RAISINS as a processed commodity.  DuPont took this action 
               after assessing the 1992 Court order upholding a strict
               interpretation of the Delaney Clause.  Dupont also requested
               the USEPA to consider a label amendment to remove benomyl use
               on grapes grown for RAISINS if the RAC proposal is not
               accepted.  Written comments, identified by PF-585, should be
               sent to the Public Response Section of EPA by 1/3/94.
 
       For additional information contact:
                Dr. Ranald Langille            Public Response Section (7506C)
                E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.  EPA, Office of Pest. Programs
                Phone (302) 992-6193           401 M Street, SW
                Fax (302) 992-6051             Washington, DC  20460
 
                               Ms. Niloufar Nazmi
                               Special Review Branch
                               Phone (703) 308-8028
                               Fax (703) 308-8041
 
       Initial source:  Federal Register 58(230):63575