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hexaflumuron (Recruit) Registration of Major Label Change 6/96

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials
Bureau of Pesticides & Radiation
Pesticide Product Registration Section
50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-7257
Phone 518-457-7446 FAX 518-485-8990

                                      June 25, 1996

CERTIFIED MAIL
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

Mr. Robert D. Vatne
State Regulatory Affairs Manager
DowElanco Corporation
9330 Zionsville Road, Bldg. 308
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054

Dear Mr. Vatne:

Re:  Registration of a Major Change in Label for the Active Ingredient -
     Hexaflumuron contained in the Pesticide Product Recruit II 
     (EPA. Reg. No. 62719-272)

     The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has 
accepted your application for the registration of the pesticide product 
Recruit II (EPA Reg. No. 62719-272), with 0.5% of the active ingredient 
hexaflumuron in New York State.

     Hexaflumuron is an insect growth regulator and is contained in a bait 
labeled for use in an integrated pest management system (Sentricon System) to 
control subterranean termites outside homes, buildings, fences, landscape 
plantings and other structures susceptible to termite damage. Recruit 
containing 0.1% hexaflumuron was registered by this Department as a general 
use pesticide on January 10, 1995. Recruit II contains 0.5% hexaflumuron.

     The data package for this product was reviewed by the Division of Fish & 
Wildlife (DF&W), the Geotechnical Support Section (GTS), and the New York 
State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

     The DF&W Bureau of Environmental Protection (BEP) did not object to 
registration of the increase of Hexaflumuron from 0.1% to 0.5% due to the 
contained bait pattern of Recruit II. The fish and wildlife of New York State 
should not be harmed from its use.

     The NYSDOH stated in their review that they had previously reviewed this 
active ingredient and were able to complete their review in a shorter time 
frame than usual. Although use of Recruit II increases the amount of active 
ingredient per structure five-fold over the use of Recruit, the amount of  
active ingredient applied is still significantly less than that applied in the 
conventional termiticide treatments. In addition, the active ingredient is 
contained in a bait which is placed in a plastic station below ground level 
only when termites are actively feeding at the site. Given the low exposure 
potential of hexaflumuron in the Sentricon System, NYSDOH does not object to 
the registration of Recruit II in New York State.

     The GTS stated they had no objection to the registration of Recruit II 
(EPA Reg. No. 62719-272). As labeled, the active ingredient is very unlikely 
to contact the surrounding soil.

     Therefore, after consideration of the above reviews, the Department 
accepts for registration the pesticide product Recruit II (EPA Reg. No. 62719-
272), containing 0.5% hexaflumuron for use in New York State as labeled.

     Enclosed for your records are the stamped-accepted label and the 
certificate of registration for the above product.

     If you have any questions on this matter, please contact Maureen 
Serafini, Supervisor of our Pesticide Product Registration Section, at (518) 
457-7446.


                                      Sincerely,



                                      Norman H. Nosenchuck, P.E.
                                      Director
                                      Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials

Enclosures

cc: w/enc. - D. Rutz/W. Smith, Cornell University
             N. Rudgers, NYS Dept. of Ag. & Mkts.
             N. Kim/A. Grey, NYS Dept. of Health