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dicloran (Botran) Voluntary Cancellation of Registration 9/91

TO:  STATE EXTENSION SERVICE PESTICIDE COORDINATORS, STATE NAPIAP LIAISONS,
     COMMODITY ROUPS, MEDIA STATE PESTICIDE REGULATORY OFFICIALS

RE:  PESTICIDE USES DROPPED - DICLORAN FUNGICIDE, PROPARGITE MITICIDE,
     TERBACIL HERBICIDE, BENOMYL FUNGICIDE

Ladies and Gentlemen:

     The National Agricultural Chemicals Association is cooperating with a 
USDA Minor Use Task Force to inform minor crop producers and other interested 
parties about pending cancellations of pesticide registrations.  Please 
transmit this information as quickly as possible to your contact in commodity 
organizations, grower groups, and others who may be affected.

     NOR-AM Chemical Company notified EPA on September 9, 1991 of its 
intention to voluntarily cancel U.S. registrations of all products containing 
the fungicide active ingredient dicloran (2,6-dichloro-4-nitroaniline; also 
known as DCNA), citing the cost of reregistration data requirements.  These 
products EPA Registration numbers in parentheses) and respective crops (uses 
vary among preharvest, postharvest, storage, etc.) are:

Botran 75W/75WDG        Food crops:  apricot, bean (snap), carrot, celery,
  (45639-110)             cherry (sweet), cucumber, endive, fennel (CA only),
                          garlic, grape, lettuce, nectarine, onion, peach,
                          plum/prune, potato, rhubarb, sweet potato, tomato.
                        Ornamentals:  rose, hydrangea, chrysanthemum,
                          geranium, gladiolus, conifer nursery stock (CA only)

BOTRAN Technical (45639-128)  Manufacturing use only.

BOTEC Peanut Seed Protectant  peanut seed treatment
  (45639-121)

BOTRAN Dust formulations    apricot, garlic, grapes, lettuce, onion, snap
  4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15%      bean, tomato, ornamentals
  (45639-115, -109, -106,
   -114, -112, -113)

     For questions regarding this action, contact Kenneth W. Chisholm, 
Registration Project Manager, NOR-AM Chemical Co., P.O. Box 7495, Wilmington, 
DE 19803 (tel. 302-575-2039 fax 302-575-2013).  A number of formulators and 
third party registrants also sell products containing dicloran derived from 
NOR-AM products which would be canceled effectively also.  NOR-AM has asked 
EPA for the standard one-year period to sell existing stocks of technical and 
end-use products.  However, most of the market for dicloran products is in 
California, and a CA state registration that expires 12/31/91 would not likely 
be renewed.

     Uniroyal Chemical Co., Inc. notified EPA on 5/31/91 of its intent to 
delete use in greenhouses on ornamentals from the product label for Ornamite 
(EPA Registration number 400-426), containing the insecticide active 
ingredient propargite, due to costs of specific reregistration data 
requirements.  Other uses of Ornamite on ornamentals will be retained, 
including outdoor application to nurseries and fields.  For further 
information contact Mr. Fred Hageman, Registrations Manager, Uniroyal Chemical 
Co., Inc., Bethany, CT 06524 (tel. 203-9-2163).

     E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. notified EPA on 9/5/91 that it plans to 
voluntarily delete several uses from labels of fungicide products containing 
the active ingredient benomyl, due to business considerations.  Uses listed 
below will be deleted from the indicated products;

Benlate Fungicide   roses, flowers, ornamentals, bulbs, shade trees.
  (352-354)         Greenhouse uses, including hydroponic uses.
                    Dip treatments for pineapples and sugarcane.
                    Drench treatments for strawberry transplants.

Tersan Turf Fungicide  all uses on roses flowers, ornamentals, shade trees
  (352-357)            and bulbs.

     Du Pont also notified EPA in early September 1991 that it plans to delete 
uses of Sinbar Herbicide (active ingredient terbacil) on strawberries and 
citrus from the product label (EPA Reg. No. 352-317) due to business 
considerations.

     All other currently registered uses of Benlate, Tersan, and Sinbar will 
be supported by Du Pont.  For further information on these changes for Du Pont 
products, please contact Mr. Timothy R. Vaux, Business Manager for Specialty 
Crops, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours  Co., Inc., P.O. Box 80038, Wilmington, DE 
19880-0038 (tel. 302-992-6208 fax 302-992-2935).

     Toll-free telephone lines are also maintained by the USDA National 
Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (800-262-0216) and the EPA Office of 
Pesticide Programs (800-552-8879) to provide information on pesticide 
registrations for minor crop uses.

SOURCE:
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   Ray S. McAllister
   Director, Regulatory Affairs
   NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ASSOCIATION
   1155 - 15th Street, NW, Suite 900
   Washington, DC 20005
   tel. 202/296-1585  fax 202/463-0474

SEPTEMBER 11, 1991