flumetsulam (Broadstrike) NYS DEC Letter - Registration 2/95
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-7250
518-457-6934 FAX 518-457-0629
FEB 15 1995
Via Fax and
Return Receipt Requested
Mr. Steve McMaster
Manager, State Regulatory Affairs
9330 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Dear Mr. McMaster:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reviewed your letter
of January 31, 1995 regarding the registration of your pesticide products Broadstrike +
Dual and Broadstrike + Treflan.
The Department will allow the use of these products in the 1995 growing season in
New York State providing DowElanco continues to contribute to the collective registrant
effort in the development of the generic Corn Herbicide Management Plan as stated in our
registration letter of December 14, 1994 (copy enclosed).
Groundwater monitoring samples as described in our December 14, 1994 letter, must be
collected by the fall of 1996 by either the State developed monitoring program, or in
the absence of a State program, it will be the responsibility of DowElanco to collect
these samples and provide the analytical results to the Department for review.
A mesocosm study will not be required at this time. However, if adverse impacts are
noted to non-target aquatic vegetation resulting from the normal use pattern of the
Broadstrike products, the Department will require a runoff study or additional limiting
label language for use in this State.
The Broadstrike + Dual product will retain the classification of "restricted use"
due to the potential of the formulated products to impact the groundwater resources
of New York State.
The restricted use classification has been a consistent approach used in all
registration decisions where groundwater impacts are a concern.
Enclosed is an updated Certificate of Pesticide Registration reflecting the status
of Broadstrike + Treflan.
Your New York State Pesticide Product Registration expires December 31, 1995.
A continuance of this registration will be dependent upon any observed adverse
effects to non-target and aquatic vegetation resulting from the normal use pattern
of the Broadstrike products and DowElanco's contribution to the continued efforts of
the development of the generic Corn Herbicide Management Plan which includes the
The results, interim or final, of the prospective groundwater studies conducted by Ciba
Plant Protection for the presence of metolachlor and selective degradates must be
delivered to this Department, when available.
Additionally, Jim Colquhoun (Phone 518/457-6178), Chief of the Division of Fish
and Wildlife's Bureau of Environmental Protection, would like to speak to you about
DowElanco doing a runoff study. Please call him to discuss.
Please contact Ms. Maureen Serafini, Supervisor.of our Pesticide Product Registration
Section, at (518) 457-7446, if you have any additional questions on this registration.
Norman H. Nosenchuck, P.E.
Division of Hazardous Substances Regulation