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fensulfothion (Dasanit) Tolerance Revocation 12/93

   December 22, 1993
  SUBJECT:  Reregistration Notification
       TO:  Users of the RNN
     FROM:  Dr. Nancy N. Ragsdale
            Director, NAPIAP
  Enclosed is a latest notice of the Reregistration Notification Network 
  (RNN) dated December 22, 1993.  This issue of the RNN deals with several 
  residue tolerance and action level revocations, pesticide use 
  cancellations, commodity tolerance definitions, and other actions.  Of 
  special note is the final decision by the EPA Statospheric Protection 
  Division to restrict the production and importation of methyl bromide.  
  The USDA has recently published the proceedings from a USDA Workshop on 
  alternatives to methyl bromide held from June 29 to July 1, 1993, in 
  Arlington, Virginia.  Titled "Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: Assessment
  of Research Needs and Priorities", it contains specific crop and commodity 
  recommendations on the alternatives to methyl bromide for postharvest 
  commodity treatment, quarantine treatment and soil fumigation.  Suggestions 
  are also made concerning research needs and priorities.  If you would like 
  a copy of this 85-page, free publication, contact: 
                  Dr. Kenneth Vick                                             
                  BARC-West, Bldg. 005, Rm 216
                  10300 Baltimore Blvd.
                  Beltsville, MD 20705-2350                                    
                  Phone (301) 504-5321 
                  Fax (301) 504-5467
                         U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                              Volume 3, Number 16

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 following the uses expected cancellation.  We recommend that you
express any concerns or questions you have to the contact mentioned below or
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.

  fensulfothion   The USEPA has revoked all tolerances for pesticide residues
   (Dasanit)      of the insecticide/nematicide, fensulfothion, as of
                  11/17/93. The proposal for this action was noted here on
                  7/30/93; the USEPA did not receive any public comments to
                  the proposal. Because the sale of fensulfothion has been
                  prohibited since 1989, and no residue problem is anticipated
                  due to environmental contamination, no action levels are
                  being recommended to replace these revoked tolerances.
       For additional information contact:
                Mr. Brian Steinwand
                EPA, Special Review Branch
                Phone (703) 308-8174
                Fax (703) 308-8041
       Initial source:  Federal Register 58(220):60558