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Request ID: 178
Request From: Steve Toth
Date Requested: Oct 12, 2007
Request: Please note the "heads up" on the aldicarb 60-day comment period from Teung Chin. A list of crops that could be impacted are provided below. Attached are proposed crop-specific mitigation measures for aldicarb. This will hopefully give you extra time to contact the stakeholders and experts in your respective states/territories to determine if a response is neccessary. ------------------------------------------------- Dear Colleagues: We are sending this to you before the Federal Register Notice is published to provide you additional time should you wish to prepare comments. Pesticide information Request Active ingredient: aldicarb Crops/Target sites: Alfalfa, Dry Beans/Peas, Citrus (Grapefruit, Lemons, Oranges), Coffee (imported), Cotton, Peanuts, Pecans, Potatoes, Sorghum, Soybeans, Sugar Beets, Sugarcane, Sweet Potatoes, Tobacco Respond to: EPA Public Docket. (I will alert you when the FR Notice is published in 2 - 3 weeks). Deadline: 60 day comment period for the RED will begin in 2 - 3 weeks following publication in the Federal Register. ************************************** Background and additional information: On September 26, 2007 EPA posted the RED for aldicarb. Public comments on the risk assessment must be received by the EPA Public Docket 60 days following publication in the Federal register. Attached below is a summary of the cancelled uses, geographic restrictions and final labelling changes. Cancelled uses are: coffee, ornamentals, pecans, sugarcane, sorghum, tobacco, alfalfa grown for seed Risk management decisions were driven primarily to reduce ecological risk concerns to birds, mammals, fresh water and marine fish and invertebrates. For peanuts, drinking water concerns were of concern. Comments and benefits information may be submitted to appeal the decision for those canceled uses and label changes. Please provide as much detail and documentation in your comments as possible so that the Agency is fully informed in its decision-making. For more information: See attached file: Aldicarb-RED-mitigation-final-label-Sept-2007 The 191 page RED also may be reviewed at: Contact: Teung F. Chin, Ph.D. Office of Pest Management Policy Agricultural Research Service 4700 River Road, Unit 149 (Room 3D-06.29) Riverdale, MD 20737-1237 Phone (301) 734-8943 Fax (301) 734-5992

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