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fomesafen (Reflex) NYSDEC Issues Crisis Exemption 7/93

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233

                                    July 2, 1993


Mr. William G. Smith
Senior Extension Associate
Pesticide Management Education Program
Cornell University
Department of Entomology
Ithaca, New York  14850

Dear Mr. Smith:

RE:  FIFRA Section 18 Crisis Exemption for Use of Fomesafen (Reflex 2LC,
     EPA Reg. No. 10182-83) for Postemergence Control of Broadleaf Weeds
     in Snap and Dry Beans

     The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 
(NYSDEC) as the State lead agency for pesticide matters, has issued the 
subject crisis exemption for use in New York State. This crisis 
exemption is effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 5l 1993 and continues 
only so long as the infestation continues, but in any event no longer 
than July 26, 1993.

     Our previous request for a Section 18 emergency exemption for the 
use of Reflex 2LC on snap and dry beans is on file with the United 
States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), however, a decision is not 
expected for at least another week.

     Although data which you supplied indicates that no fomesafen 
residues are expected }n food, please be advised that, if the EPA does 
not issue an emergency exemption and a temporary tolerance for fomesafen 
on snap and dry beans, produce treated with Reflex 2LC could be in 
violation of Federal law. 

     The following conditions apply to this crisis exemption:

1.) Pesticide description:  Reflex 2LC, EPA Reg. No. 10182-83
    Manufacturer:           ZENECA Inc.

2.) Method of application:  Ground equipment using 10 to 40 gallons
                            of water per acre.

3.) Rate of application:    Rate of 0.25 to 0.313 lbs active ingredient
                            (a.i.) per acre

4.) Number of applications: Maximum of one (1) application

5.) Total acreage treated: Maximum of 25,850 acres

6.) Effective date:    Beginning Monday, July, 5, 1993, and continuing
                       only so long as the infestation continues, but in
                       any event no longer than July 26, 1993.

7.) Restrictions:      Applications can only be made by or under the
                       supervision of a certified private applicator
                       using their own equipment or by certified
                       commercial applicators.  Applications must be
                       made between the first and fourth trifoliate
                       stage of the beans.

     Please contact Frank Hegener or Teresa Foster of my staff at (518) 
475-7446, if you have any questions.


                             Norman H. Nosenchuck, P.E.
                             Division of Hazardous Substances

cc:  R. Cool - USEPA, Washington
     F. Kozak - EPA Region II
     D. Rapp - NYS Dept. of Ag. & Mkts
     D. Rutz - Cornell University
     ZENECA Inc., Reflex 2LC Registrant