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dicofol (Kelthane) Food Additive Tolerance Revocation 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.
dicofol       The USEPA has revoked the food additive tolerance for residues
 (Kelthane)   of dicofol in or on DRIED TEA as of 5/9/94.  This action is
              being taken because the USEPA has determined that this food
              additive regulation is inconsistent with the Delaney Clause in
              Section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
              (FFDCA).  The USEPA has classified dicofol as a possible human
              carcinogen.  Requests for a hearing, objections to this action,
              or petitions for a stay of this action must be received by the
              EPA Hearing Clerk and Public Response Branch with the code OPP-
              300238A by 4/8/94.  Dicofol is not registered for use on tea in
              the U.S.  However, because of its use to control mites in
              growing tea outside the U.S., a tolerance has been required for
              imported tea.              
  For additional information contact:
           Ms. Niloufar Nazmi
           EPA, Special Review Branch
           Phone (703) 308-8028
           Fax (703) 308-8041
  For filing written objections or petitions, send to:
       Public Response Branch (7506C)    Hearing Clerk (1900)
       EPA, Office of Pesticide Prog.    Environmental Protection Agency
       401 M Street, SW                  401 M Street, SW
       Washington, DC 20460              Washington, DC 20460
  Initial source:  Federal Register 59(46):10993