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Request ID: 141
Request From: Steve Toth
Date Requested: Aug 19, 2005
Request: Submission of Public Comments: Aldicarb SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's environmental fate and effects risk assessment and related documents for the carbamate pesticide aldicarb. DOCKET IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: OPP-2005-0163 DATE: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number OPP- 2005-0163, must be received on or before August 22, 2005. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS: Include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further information on the substance of your comment. EPA DOCKET. Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA's preferred method for receiving comments. Go directly to EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once in the system, select ``search,'' and then key in docket ID number OPP-2005-0163. The system is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. E-MAIL. Comments may be sent by e-mail to opp-docket@epa.gov. Attention: Docket ID Number OPP-2005-0163. In contrast to EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's e-mail system is not an ``anonymous access'' system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the docket without going through EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's e-mail system automatically captures your e-mail address. E-mail addresses that are automatically captured by EPA's e-mail system are included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA's electronic public docket. EPA Chemical Review Manager, Aldicarb: Mika J. Hunter, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001 Telephone number: (703) 308-0041; Fax number: (703) 308-8041; e-mail address: hunter.mika@epa.gov

Responses
Responder: Paul Guillebeau
State: GA
Date Requested: Aug 22, 2005
Response: Aldicarb is key to several crops in Georgia. We notified people of the comment period in our July newsletter. The e-mail from you is an irresponsible attempt to obtain comments. I received the e-mail Aug. 19 (Friday), and the comments were due no later than Aug. 22 (Monday). What kind of meaningful comments can be expected in that time frame?

Responder: Rick Brandenburg
State: NC
Date Requested: Aug 22, 2005
Response: Temik (aldicarb) has been the standard for early season insect management in peanuts for almost 30 years. We have tested and retested numerous insect control options any nothing provides the level of control, the consistency, and the yield response of Temik. While a few farmers have opted for phorate in recent years due to the assistance it provides with tomato spotted wilt virus incidence, most growers in North Carolina have continued to use Temik and a few that tried phorate have returned to Temik. It is important to the peanut producers of North Carolina since thrips are the most consistent insect problem we face and Temik provides the best control. After 20 years of educating growers on thrips cotnrol options, the overwhelming majority of acres are still treated with Temik due to its consistent performance. Its loss would impact the majority of peanut producers in North Carolina. Rick Brandenburg, Ph.D., Extension Entomology Specialist, North Carolina State University, Box 7613, Raleigh, NC 27695, e-mail: Rick_Brandenburg@ncsu.edu

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