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Mevinphos - Label Change Request 6/94

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


                         Volume 4, Number 6, June 1, 1994

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.

  mevinphos          The USEPA has received from Amvac Chemical Corp., the
   (Phosdrin)        sole technical registrant of mevinphos, an insecticide
                     and miticide, a request to delete 26 sites from their
                     labels and waive the 90-day comment period.
                     Therefore, these deletions are effective as of
                     4/20/94.  the deleted sites are alfalfa, apples,
                     beans, beets, carrots, cherries, clover, corn,
                     cucumbers, dried peas, eggplant, grapefruit,
                     okra, onions, oranges, peaches, pears, peppers, plums,
                     potatoes, raspberries, sorghum, summer squash,
                     tomatoes, turnips(all), and walnuts.  we will notify
                     you as soon as the final dates for the sale,
                     distribution, and use of existing stocks of mevinphos
                     products labeled for these uses are finalized.  A
                     petition has been submitted by the Sierra Legal
                     Defense Fund and the Farmworker Justice Fund to the
                     USEPA to immediately suspend and cancel all uses of
                     mevinphos due to worker incidents.  The Agency is
                     currently considering this request among other

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

       Initial source:  Federal Register 59(76):18817
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