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Dichlorvos (DDVP, Vapona) - Revocation of Food Additive Tolerance Postponement 3/94

March 23, 1994

SUBJECT:  Reregistration Notification Network

     TO:  Users of the RNN

   FROM:  Dr. Nancy N. Ragsdale
          Director, NAPIAP

                        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


                              Volume 4, Number 3

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
the USEPA 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.
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dichlorvos   The USEPA is postponing the effective date (formerly for
  (DDVP)     3/10/94) for the order revoking the food additive tolerance for
             residues of diclorvos on PACKAGED OR BAGGED NONPERISHABLE
             PROCESSED FOOD because of a petition submitted by AMVAC Chemical
             Corp.  The notice of revocation for residues of this insecticide
             was reported here on 11/19/93.  The USEPA found that residues of
             this pesticide were in violation of the Delaney Clause.  The
             USEPA is staying (postponing) the effective date of this order
             until such time as they issue their response to AMVAC's stay
             petition.  Comments on the stay, with reference to OPP-300237B,
             should be submitted to the OPP Docket of EPA by 3/28/94.

 For additional information contact:
         Ms. Niloufar Nazmi             OPP Docket, Room 1132
         EPA, Special Review Branch     EPA, Crystal Mall #2
         Phone (703) 308-8028           1921 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
         Fax (703) 308-8041             Arlington, VA  22202

 Initial source:  Federal Register 59(48):11556