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Parathion (Ethyl) - Voluntary and Immediate Cancellation 9/91

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ASSOCIATION
1155 - 15th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel. 202/296-1585 fax 202/463-0474

BY FAX: (2 pages) September 5, 1991

TO: STATE EXTENSION SERVICE PESTICIDE COORDINATORS
STATE NAPIAP LIAISONS, COMMODITY GROUPS, MEDIA
STATE PESTICIDE REGULATORY OFFICIALS

RE: PESTICIDE USES DROPPED - ETHYL PARATHION INSECTICIDE

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The National Agricultural Chemicals Association is cooperating with a
USDA Minor Use Task Force to inform minor crop producers and other interested
parties about pending cancellations of pesticide registrations. Please
transmit this information as quickly as possible to your contacts in commodity
organization, grower groups, and others who may be affected.

EPA announced today (September 5) an agreement with registrants of the
insecticide ethyl parathion to voluntarily and immediately cancel all but nine
crop uses, due to alleged hazards to agricultural workers and wildlife. EPA
plans to initiate lengthy formal cancellation proceedings for the remaining
uses.

Use of ethyl parathion on the nine remaining crops (alfalfa, barley,
canola, corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, sunflower, and wheat) will only be
allowed under severe restrictions: certified commercial applicators only,
closed transfer systems, mechanical harvesting of crops, buffer zones, reentry
restrictions, incident reporting requirements, etc. Sale of products after
December 1, 1991 and use after December 31, 1991 for any other use will be
prohibited.

The uses canceled immediately are listed on the following page. This is
a hastily prepared list, subject to verification. EPA is mailing the press
announcement and a Q&A document with details of this action to a wide cross
section of producers and extension personnel across the country. Contact the
USDA National Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (800-262-0216) and the EPA
Office of Pesticide Programs (800-552-8879) for additional information on
support for minor use pesticide registrations.

Sincerely,

Ray S. McAllister
Director, Regulatory Affairs

ETHYL PARATHION CROP USES CANCELLED
BY 9/5/91 AGREEMENT BETWEEN EPA AND REGISTRANTS

almonds gooseberries peas
apples grapefruit pecans
apricots grapes peppers
artichokes grasses (forage) pineapple
avocados honeydew melons plums
beans ~dry + snap) hops potatoes
beets ~table) irrigation ditches prunes
blackberries kale pumpkin
blackeyed peas kohlrabi quinces
blueberries kumquat radishes
boysenberries leeks rape
broccoli legumes raspberries
brussels sprouts lemons rice
cabbage lentils rutabagas
cantaloupes lettuce safflower
carrots limes salvia (sage)
cauliflower loganberries spinach
celery mangos squash
cherries melons strawberries
Chinese cabbage mosquito abatement sugar beets
Christmas trees muskmelon sugarcane
clover mustard greens sweet potatoes
collards nectarines Swiss chard
cranberries oats tangelos
cucumbers okra tangerines
currants olives tobacco
dewberries onions tomatoes
eggplant oranges turnips
endive (escarole) ornamental plants vetch
figs pastures walnuts
filberts peaches watermelon
garlic peanuts
gladiolus pears