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Pesticide News Story: EPA Denies NRDC Petition to Revoke All DDVP Tolerances and Cancel All Registrations; Concludes DDVP Special Review

For Release: December 7, 2007

In response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), EPA has concluded that—consistent with the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED)—certain DDVP (dichlorvos) pesticide products still can be used safely around the home if directions on product labeling are followed. No further safety improvements are needed beyond the use deletions and label amendments that are being implemented as a result of the Agency’s 2006 DDVP RED.

NRDC’s June 2006 petition asked the Agency to conclude Special Review, reregistration, and tolerance reassessment processes and to revoke all tolerances and cancel all product registrations for DDVP. Based on the decisions reflected in the DDVP RED, EPA is denying the NRDC petition.

The Agency has also determined that the risk concerns that were the basis for initiating the DDVP Special Review were eliminated or mitigated during reregistration, and that Special Review is no longer necessary. The DDVP Special Review will be formally concluded later in December.

The two Federal Register notices announcing these actions are available on EPA’s Web site at:

More information on DDVP is available on the Web site.

 

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