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Primisulfuron-Methyl - Approval of Label Addition to Beacon 3/94

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233
                                   MAR 24 1994
Mr. Jerry Harrison
State Registration and Regulatory Support
Ciba Plant Protection
P.O. Box 18300
Greensboro, North Carolina 27419-8300
Dear Mr. Harrison:
   Re:  Application for Registration of the Pesticide Product
        Beacon Herbicide (EPA Reg. No. 100-705) for Addition of
        Aerial Application Instructions to Label
     The Department has approved your application to register the
referenced pesticide product for aerial use in New York State as
described on the submitted label under Section 24(c) of FIFRA. This
product is classified as a restricted use pesticide.
     The active ingredient methyl primisulfuron is registered for weed
control on field corn and popcorn in New York State. The submitted
Special Local Need (SLN) label expands usage to allow aerial
application. This Department and the New York State Department of Health
have reviewed all of the information submitted in support of the
registration. The Department has determined that use of this product
according to the directions on the currently submitted SLN label is not
likely to result in significant health or environmental risks.
     Both the New York State-Department of Health and this Department's
Division of Fish and Wildlife have agreed that the 150 foot buffer zone
incorporated in the SLN label will minimize any adverse impact caused by
aerial spraying of this pesticide product. This conclusion was reached
after evaluation cf drift studies submitted by Ciba Plant Protection
demonstrated that, under the conditions of these submitted studies,
spray drift may occur. Also, the Division of Fish and Wildlife has
determined from experience with mosquito control programs that aerial
applications can be made with accuracy within this established buffer
     The approved label is the current SLN label as submitted. The
registration status of this product continues as a restricted use
pesticide. This registration expires on December 31, 1994, concurrent
with the other products registered by Ciba Plant Protection. Enclosed is
the Certificate of Pesticide Registration and a copy of the stamped-
accepted label for your records.
                             Norman H. Nosenchuck, P.E.
                             Division of Hazardous Substances
cc: D. Rutz - Cornell - w/encls.
    D. Rapp - N.Y.S. Dept. of Ag. and Mrkts. - w/encls.