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Acephate - Possible Label Change for Orthene 6/94

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


                          Volume 4, Number 7, June 30, 1994

The intent of this network is to inform interested parties of recent or
impending pesticide use cancellations, tolerance revocations, and other
items of agricultural interest.  To the best of our knowledge, the uses
mentioned here, unless otherwise indicated, will not appear on any label
registered by theUSEPA after those uses are canceled.  We recommend that
you express any concerns or questions you have to the contact mentioned
below or to your NAPIAP State Liaison Representative.  If you wish to
contact us at USDA, our phone number is (301) 504-8846, and our fax number
is (301) 504-8063.
acephate     Valent U.S.A. Corporation plans to delete soybeans from all
(Orthene)    U.S.labels of the insecticide acephate (tradename Orthene).
             They have followed this course of action due to new
             reregistration requirements imposed under FIFRA, Section 4,
             including residues in processed commodities.  Valent has
             recently notified the USEPA of this action in response to a
             FIFRA, Section 4 Data Call-In, but the USEPA has not yet
             accepted this deletion. Valent will consider supporting at
             plant or seed treatment uses of acephate on soybeans if
             another party wishes to develop the required data.

       For additional information contact:
                Mr. Richard A. Zimmerman
                Valent U.S.A. Corporation
                Phone (510) 256-2850
                Fax (510) 256-2888

       Initial source:  EPA Submittal for Amendment