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Paul E. Helliker Director

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California Notice 2000-4

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Gray Davis
Governor

Winston H. Hickox
Secretary, California
Environmental
Protection Agency

 NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION
TO RENEW REGISTRATION OF PESTICIDES

The Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), pursuant to Title 3, California Code of Regulations (3 CCR) section 6255, files this notice regarding the renewal of pesticide product registrations with the Secretary for the Resources Agency to be posted for a period of
30 days for public inspection. DPR initially proposed to renew pesticide products for the calendar year 2000 in a notice dated January 18, 2000.

Introduction

DPR thoroughly evaluates a pesticide before it is registered for the first time. In addition, DPR endeavors to eliminate from use any pesticide that endangers the environment or is not beneficial for the purpose for which it was sold or for which it was misrepresented.

The renewal of the registration of a pesticide for a subsequent year requires submission of a renewal application and fee within one month of the December 31 expiration date. Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) section 12812 requires a registration renewal fee of $200 per product. Late submissions incur a penalty fee as provided for in FAC section 12818. Unless a case for reevaluation of a registered pesticide is advanced, renewal of registration automatically follows compliance with filing and fee payment requirements.

Reevaluation of a pesticide product may occur as a result of input derived from many sources including:

1. DPR's evaluation of public and private research studies.

2. Regular consultation with the Pesticide Evaluation and Registration Committee.

3. Daily registration activities and contact with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

4. Registrant submitting adverse effects disclosures pursuant to FAC section 12825.5.

5. Public comments resulting from DPR's posting of notices of registration activities for review.

DPR posts notices of proposed reevaluations for 30 days to provide for public comment. DPR submits notices of final reevaluation decisions to the Secretary for Resources to be posted for 30 days. DPR prepares and makes available to the public semiannual reports on pesticide products reevaluated, under reevaluation, or for which factual information has been received.

Comments Received in Response to the Notice of Proposed Decision

The January 18, 2000, Notice and Public Report on the renewal of the registrations of pesticide products for the calendar year 2000 elicited no response.

Conclusion

The Director determined that those pesticides currently under reevaluation and those pesticides under consideration for reevaluation constitute all of the pesticides for which sufficient information that would necessitate reevaluation pursuant to 3 CCR sections 6220 and 6221 has been received or may have been received. DPR is currently conducting risk assessments of certain pesticides, including methyl bromide, pursuant to the Birth Defect Prevention Act. A risk assessment is more comprehensive than a reevaluation under CCR sections 6220 and 6221.

The decision to renew the registrations of those pesticide products registered in 1999 for the calendar year 2000 is adopted pursuant to FAC sections 12817-12820.


original signed by Barry Cortez


March 24, 2000


Barry Cortez, Chief
Pesticide Registration Branch
(916) 445-4377

Date

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