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Paul E. Helliker Director

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  California Notice 2001-11

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Gray Davis
Governor

Winston H. Hickox
Secretary, California
Environmental
Protection Agency

NOTICE TO PESTICIDE REGISTRANTS
REGARDING INITIATION OF RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS
FOR THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT
FIPRONIL


This notice informs registrants that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is initiating the risk assessment process for registered pesticide products containing the active ingredient fipronil.

Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) sections 13121-13130 require DPR to review the toxicology database of all registered pesticide active ingredients. In addition, FAC section 12824 requires DPR to endeavor to eliminate from use in California any pesticide that endangers the agricultural or nonagricultural environment. DPR identified fipronil as having potential adverse health effects in studies of sufficient quality to allow risk characterization.

During the risk assessment process, DPR evaluates the significance of the adverse effects. If DPR decides that use of, or certain uses of, the active ingredient fipronil result in a significant adverse effect, action must be taken to mitigate the adverse effect.

When DPR identifies the endpoints of toxicological significance, you will be informed of those endpoints and given an opportunity to provide comments.

Please address all requests for additional information to, Ms. Ann Prichard by e-mail at aprichard@cdpr.ca.gov or by telephone at (916) 324-3931.


original signed by Barry Cortez


11/28/2001


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

Date

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