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carbofuran (Furadan) SLN Registration Consideration Withdrawal 7/95

New York State Department of 
Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Product Registration 
50 Wolf Road - Room 436
Albany, New York 12233-7250

July 13, 1995

New York State Berry Growers 
c/o Frank Wiles
3965 Waverly Road
Owego, NY  13827

Dear Mr. Wiles:

This letter confirms our conversation of July 13, 1995.

The Pesticide Product Registration Section issued a 
Special Local Need registration (NYS SLN 95-0004) 
to FMC for Furadan 4FInsecticide - Nematicide on 
strawberries to control the root weevil on June 15, 1995.

In accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR, this
Department submitted the SLN label to EPA for review and
approval.  I was contacted by Mr. Dennis Edwards of EPA on
July 11, 1995.  Mr. Edwards informed me that although the 
EPA has not made their concerns about carbofuran 
public, EPA has conducted on going negotiations with all 
pesticide product registrants of carbofuran.  The EPA's 
primary concern regardingcarbofuran revolves around 
avian toxicity.  The negotiations have attempted to 
encourage the registrants to develop a program which
mitigates avian toxicity.

As a result of these EPA negotiations, the pesticide
registrants agreed that no additional labels would be 
issued or increased use of carbofuran would occur until 
mitigation measureswere agreed upon.

In conclusion, New York State has withdrawn the Special
Local Need registration from consideration at this time.

I have placed a phone call to Mr. Matthew Mahoney of FMC to
inform him of this matter.

I am aware that root weevil is a problem for the berry
growers and that currently there are no other available 
products.  Should the Cornell Extension Agent be successful 
in research trails and therefore be in a position to 
recommend an alternative, this Department would entertain, if 
the appropriate data base exists, requesting a Section 
18 for this use pattern.

Please inform the members of the New York State Berry
Association of this information.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter and I 
appreciate your cooperation.  I can be reached at (518) 457-
7446 should you have additional questions.


Maureen P. Serafini
Pesticide Product Registration
Division of Hazardous 
Substances Regulation

cc:  Mr. Matthew Mahoney - 
       FMC Corp.
Mr.  Donald Rutz - Cornell
Mr.  Robert Mungari - 
       NYS Dept. of Ag. & Mkts.