avermectin (Agri-Mek, Affirm) Emergency Exemption for Use on Pears 3/93
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233
MAR 19 1993
Ms. Rebecca Cool
Registration Division (TS-767)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460
Dear Ms. Cool:
Re: Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Use of Avermectin B (Agri-Mek
0.15 EC) on Pears in New York for the Control Pear Psylla in 1993.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as the
State lead agency for pesticide matters, hereby requests consideration
of the subject matter for emergency exemption under Section 18 of FIFRA,
as amended. Enclosed is the request which includes the information
required in 40 CFR Part 166.20.
This is the third year that Section 18 emergency exemption is being
requested for use of Avermectin B on pears in New York State. The
Section 3 registration application for Agri-Mek was submitted to the EPA
by Merck, Sharp & Dohme on July 17, 1989, and is currently under review
by Agency Scientists (see Appendix D).
Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated so that the
necessary material may be available to growers by June 1, 1993. Please
contact Teresa Foster or Frank Hegener, of my staff, at (518)457-7446 if
you have any questions concerning this request.
Thank you for your assistance on this matter.
Norman H. Nosenchuck, P.E.
Division of Hazardous Substances
cc: F. Kozak - EPA - w/enc.
W. Smith - Cornell Univ. - w/o enc.
D. Rapp - NYS Dept. of Ag. & Mkts. - w/o enc.