|New York State Department of Environmental
Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials
Bureau of Pesticides Management, Room 498
Pesticide Product Registration Section
50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-7254
Phone: (518) 457-7446 FAX: (518) 485-8990
|February 14, 2001|
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
Thomas L. Woods, PhD.
Regulatory Project Manager
Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
1800 Concord Pike
P.O. Box 15458
Wilmington, DE 19850-5458
Dear Dr. Woods:
Re: Registration of Scimitar GC Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 10182-400) containing the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin for additional labeled use on ornamentals in commercial greenhouses, shadehouses, and nurseries.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the Department) has completed its review of your application received on February 17, 2000 to register Scimitar GC Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 10182-400) for additional labeled use on ornamentals in commercial greenhouses, shadehouses, and nurseries. The listed additional uses constituted a major change in labeled use(MCL) pattern for the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin in New York State. The Department has conducted a technical review of potential risk to mixer/handler/applicators (worker exposure) applying Scimitar GC Insecticide in the commercial greenhouse, shadehouse, nursery environment.
The Department has accepted for registration, the supplemental labeling "for use to control insect pests on ornamentals grown in commercial greenhouses, shadehouses and nurseries" based on the results of our human health assessment of worker exposure data and acute toxicity data provided by Zeneca Ag Products.
Scimitar GC was initially registered in New York State on November 13, 1997 for use to control insect pests on golf courses, athletic field turf, sod farms, ornamentals and lawns in landscaped areas around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks and recreational areas. Scimitar GC contains 9.7% of the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin.
The product is classified as a restricted use pesticide by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) due to toxicity to fish and aquatic organisms. The federal label requires a 25 foot buffer to lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries and commercial fish farm ponds. The product is also registered as a restricted use pesticide in New York State due to toxicity to fish and aquatic organisms. New York State requires an additional labeled restriction, "In the State of New York, do not apply within 100 feet of coastal marshes or streams that drain into marshes." which is protective of the State’s aquatic resources. The supplemental label for use on ornamentals in commercial greenhouses, shadehouses, and nurseries will also be stamped as a "restricted use" pesticide.
Summary of the Worker Exposure Assessment:
The Department has previously reviewed the toxicological properties of cyhalothrin in the pesticide products Commodore WP Insecticide and Warrior Insecticide. The USEPA determined that cyhalothrin and lambda-cyhalothrin are sufficiently similar to allow use of the cyhalothrin database to fulfill many lambda-cyhalothrin registration requirements. Listed below are the results of the technical review for mixer/handler/applicator exposure to Scimitar GC Insecticide.
Enclosed for your records, is a copy of the stamped "accepted" supplemental label (code: ZPP-SCI-007; dated 2/4/2000) for use of Scimitar GC Insecticide to control insect pests in commercial greenhouses, shadehouses, and nurseries. This supplemental label along with the Scimitar GC Insecticide label accepted for registration on 07/16/99 by the Department are the approved labeling for sale and use of the product to control insect pests in commercial greenhouses, shadehouses, and nurseries in New York State.
Please note that a proposal by Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. (formerly Zeneca Ag Products), or any other registrant, to register a product that contains lambda-cyhalothrin and whose labeled uses are likely to increase the potential for significant impact to humans, property, or the environment, would constitute a major change in labeled(MCL) use pattern. Such an application must be accompanied by a new application fee and meet the requirements listed in Appendix 1.B. of "New York State Pesticide Product Registration Procedures" (August 1996). Such information as well as forms can be accessed at our website as listed in our letterhead.
Please contact Frank Hegener, Chief of our Pesticide Product Registration Section, at (518) 457-7446 if you have any questions.
Bureau of Pesticides Management
cc: w/enc. - N. Kim/D. Luttinger - NYS Dept. of Health
R. Zimmerman/ R. Mungari - NYS Dept. of Ag. & Markets
G. Good/W. Smith - Cornell University, PMEP