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Mevinphos - Acceptance of Cancellation Request 7/94

  July 14, 1994

  SUBJECT:  Reregistration Notification Network

       TO:  Users of the RNN

     FROM:  Dr. Nancy N. Ragsdale
            Director, NAPIAP

Enclosed is the latest notice of the Reregistration Notification Network
(RNN) dated July 14, 1994.  In it is a listing of processed food tolerances
that have recently been revoked or proposed to be revoked as a result of
the current interpretation of the Delaney Clause.  Also listed is the
recent voluntary cancellation of all mevinphos (Phosdrin) uses.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                      (USDA)

            NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
                                     (NAPIAP)

                       REREGISTRATION NOTIFICATION NETWORK
                                      (RNN)
                            Volume 4, Number 8, 07/14/94

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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mevinphos     The USEPA announced on 6/30/94 that it has received and
 (Phosdrin)   accepted a formal request from Amvac Chemical Corporation to
              immediately cancel all registrations of the insecticide-
              miticide mevinphos (Phosdrin).  The USEPA has determined that
              the use of mevinphos products pose an unacceptable risk of
              exposure to agricultural workers.  Amvac has agreed to
              immediately stop the production of mevinphos for sale or
              distribution in the U.S.  In April of this year, the use of
              mevinphos was deleted on 26 sites, leaving the use on these 22
              sites which are now canceled:  GRAPES, STRAWBERRIES, LEMONS,
              MELONS, BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER,
              CHINESE CABBAGE, BROCCOLI RAAB, CHINESE BROCCOLI, COLLARDS,
              MUSTARD GREENS, PARSLEY, ANISE, SPINACH, KALE, LETTUCE, PEAS,
              CELERY, CHICORY, and ARTICHOKES (see the RNN issue of 6/1/94
              for the 26 previously deleted sites).  Existing stocks of
              mevinphos may be sold and distributed through 12/31/94, after
              which Amvac has agreed to recall all unsold mevinphos products
              from dealers and distributors.  Users may use existing stocks
              through 2/28/95.

       For additional information contact:
                Mr. Joshua First      - or -   Ms. Jeannie Smith
                EPA, Special Review Branch     Amvac Chemical Corporation
                Phone (703) 308-8032           Phone (213) 526-2388
                Fax (703) 308-8041             Fax (213) 887-9221

       Initial source:  EPA Environmental News 6/30/94
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