New EPA Notice of receipt of requests to voluntarily cancel certain pesticides.
Here is a link that might be useful: link for above
Several Imidicloprid compounds there . . .
But, SULFUR? That surprises me.
You have to understand what this notice means. ALL pesticides have to follow specific EPA regulations - no exceptions.
This notice means that a particular manufacturer has voluntarily decided they don't want to comply with the specific EPA regulations. By itself, it doesn't mean anything for or against that particular pesticide and/or the active ingredient
Many of those on the list are simply there for economic reasons, The manufacturer is not making enough money on its version of the product and doesn't want to go though the expense of compliance.
It also may be that other manufacturers produce the same product.
For example: You'll notice that Clorox cleaner (active ingredient- sodium hypochlorite) is on the list. I fully expect that you will able to continue to buy laundry bleach (active ingredient- sodium hypochlorite) after January 2014 ;-)
This is a different situation from when the EPA ITSELF issues a notice that they are cancelling the registration on a product and/or an active ingredient.
This post was edited by nickl on Thu, Jun 27, 13 at 9:01
nicki stated: "This is a different situation from when the EPA ITSELF issues a notice that they are cancelling the registration on a product and/or an active ingredient."
H.Kuska comment. Please notice the following from a 2006 government document: "EPA officials say the actÃ¢ÂÂs legal standards for demonstrating unreasonable risk are so high that they have generally discouraged EPA from using its authorities to ban or restrict the manufacture or use of existing chemicals. Since Congress enacted TSCA in 1976, EPA has issued regulations to ban or limit the production of only five existing chemicals or groups of chemicals."
nickl, of course your original statement is formally correct that the manufacturer may have decided to cancel on its own. However, it is my impression that the EPA often/always? gives a manufacture with a problem chemical the chance to not reapply (sort of to save face), and as stated above in the testimony quote rarely has utilized the second option.
Thus, the general public cannot say why a product is not reregistered.
Here is a link that might be useful: Actions Are Needed to Improve the Effectiveness of EPAâs Chemical Review Program