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diazinon (D.Z.N., Spectracide) NYS DEC Letter - Registrations 4/03

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials

Bureau of Pesticides Management
Pesticide Product Registration Section
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7257
Phone 518-402-8768     FAX 518-402-9024
Website: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/pesticid/pesticid.htm
E-Mail: ppr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

April 10, 2003

CERTIFIED MAIL
RETURN RECEIPT REOUESTED


Mr. Henry E. Rohland
EPA Registration Manager
Lebanon Seaboard Corporation
1600 East Cumberland Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042

Dear Mr. Rohland:

Re: Diazinon Registrations in New York State

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has reviewed your request, dated March 13, 2003, regarding the continued registration of diazinon products in New York State.

The Department intends to follow the provisions for outdoor non-agricultural uses (home lawn, garden, and any other outdoor residential or outdoor non-agricultural uses) outlined in the agreement with diazinon registrants which specifies the following: o Stop formulation of products as of June 30, 2003. Stop sale to retailers as of August 31, 2003. Cancellation of product registrations, with no provision for existing stocks, as of December 31, 2004.

Technical registrants have agreed to buy back existing products from retailers commencing December 31, 2004.

The Department will review its files and determine which products may not be sold by retailers after December 31, 2004 and suspend those registrations. If the unregistered products are found in the channels of trade, enforcement action will be taken.

For information on the diazinon decision, contact the USEPA's Office of Pesticide Programs at (703) 305-5017, or visit their web site at www.epa.gov/pesticides.

Please contact Ms. Jeanine Broughel, of my staff, at (518) 402-8768, if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Samuel J. Jackling
Chief
Pesticide Product Registration Section