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dinocap (Karathane) Notice of Intent to Cancel Registrations 2/89

      On February 6, 1989, EPA issued a Notice of Intent to Cancel
      registrations and to deny applications for registrations for all
      pesticide products that contain dinocap as the active ingredient unless
      the changes specified in the Notice are made to the registrations or
      applications for registration.  The Agency will require:

      1.  Dinocap labels to bear the statement, "Use of this product may be
          hazardous to your health.  This product has been determined to
          cause birth defects in laboratory animals."

      2.  The EPA will lower the rate of application of liquid formulations
          of dinocap for use on pears to 0.47 lbs./acre.

      3.  For use od dinocap as a wettable powder on apples, the Agency will
          require mixer/loaders and applicators to use additional protective
          clothing and equipment not currently required.  When warm weather
          conditions make the use of certain protective clothing impractical
          applications for this use will be from a vehicle with a closed cab.

      4.  For the use of dinocap as a wettable powder on pears, or as a liquid
          or wettable powder on grapes and field cucurbits, the Agency will
          require mixer/loaders and applicators to use additional protective
          and equipment not currently required, and will require that they
          make all applications of dinocap for these uses from a vehicle
          with a closed cab.

      A complete copy of this 2/6/89 Federal Register Notice can be obtained
      from the Chemicals-Pesticides Program.

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