Below is a listing of information of possible interest to you:

Protecting Bees When Planting

EPA Database: Minor Uses and Grower Resources

EPA Releases Work Plan to Improve Evaluation of Chemicals in the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

More information on rat and mouse products that meet EPA?s safety standard: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/mice-and-rats

More tips and information on controlling rodents: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/rodents.htm

NanoTechnology, EPA's Policy on Nanoscale Materials

On March 3, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requested an extension to allow more time for pesticide operators to obtain permits for pesticide discharges into U.S. waters. The EPA requested that the deadline be extended from April 9, 2011 to October 31, 2011. During the period while the court is considering the extension request, permits for pesticide applications were not be required under the Clean Water Act. For additional information please review (PDF)EPA's factsheet (2 pp, 61KB) and frequently asked questions (PDF) (4 pp, 58KB) for a summary of the Pesticides General Permit's history, current status and next steps.

Since the March 3, 2011 request was made, circuit judges, Guy, Suhrheinrich and Cole have responded and the 6th Circuit has granted Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motion to stay the mandate on March 28, 2011. The requirement of having a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for pesticide applications received a reprieve until October 31, 2011.

Please continue to work with your installation permit holders and your state regulatory agencies to determine what impact this will have in your state.

For more information, please see the following URLs:
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - Pennsylvania

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EPA Warns Shoppers about Illegal, Harmful Pesticide Sales The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has warned more than 2,800 customers across the United States about risks associated with a banned pesticide in an ant-control product they purchased online through fastpestcontrol.com. The product, Fast Ant Bait, contained mirex, a pesticide that was banned in 1978 because it can cause liver, skin, reproductive and nerve damage.

The EPA became aware of the product after the Washington State Department of Health reported that a woman became ill after using it in her home. In response, EPA identified and warned three online companies, 2Checkout.com Inc., CCNow, Inc. and eBay Inc. to cease processing orders for the product that was produced and mailed from China. The three companies cooperated, immediately ceased processing orders and consumers can no longer purchase products from fastpestcontrol.com, the original site that offered the product for sale. The companies also worked with EPA to provide sales information, which allowed the agency to contact customers directly about the dangers posed by the pesticide and proper disposal methods.

The letter EPA sent to customers who bought the product provides detailed directions on how to safely clean up and dispose of the illegal product and what to do if they believe they were exposed or harmed. For more information on mirex or other pesticides, consumers can call the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Information Center at 1-888-422-8737 or the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at 1-800-858-7378.

To view a copy of the letter:
http://www.epa.gov/region10/pdf/publications/notice_to_fastpestcontrol_customers_02_09_2011.pdf
Information on using pesticides safely: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/safely.htm

EPA Releases Report Containing Latest Estimates of Pesticide Use in the United States

Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Soil Uses: Methyl Bromide, 7200-7203

Recommended Toxicity Equivalence Factors for Human Health Risk Assessments: 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds; Availability

Methomyl; Cancellation Order for Amendments To Terminate Use of Methomyl on Grapes 12-8-2010

Methomyl Cancellation on Grapes

Requests to Voluntarily Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses: DCNA (dicloran), Ziram, Diquat Dibromide, and Chloropicrin, 74714-74717

Final Product Cancellation Orders: Endosulfan, 69065-69069

Methamidophos Registration Review Final Decision 64725-64726

Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel a Pesticide Registration: Aldicard 62129-62131

Receipts of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registrations: Propetamphos 51053-51055

Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations: Carbaryl 24697-24699

Endosulfan Agreement

Registration Review Proposed Decision; Availability: Methidathion 44253-44255

Proposed Tolerance Actions: Aluminum tris(O-ethylphosphonate), Butylate, Chlorethoxyfos, Clethodim, et al. 44184-44198

Proposed Data Call-in Orders for Pesticide Tolerances: Mevinphos 44181-44184

Rescision of Previously Issued Order and Issuance of Revised Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations: Methyl Parathion 43981-43983

Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations: Methyl Parathion 41482-41483

MSMA - Organic Arsenicals; Product Cancellation Order and Amendments to Terminate Uses

The Turfgrass Industry Officially Loses MSMA W243

Carbaryl; Order Denying Washington Toxics Coalition Petition to Revoke Tolerances and Notice of Availability of Denial of Request to Cancel Uses

Pesticide Tolerances:Thiamethoxam 35653-35660

Pesticide Registration Review Schedule

Pesticide Tolerances: Trifloxystrobin 33190-33195

On-Line Pesticide Label Training

Registration Applications: Antimicrobial Pesticide Products 30829-30830

Cancellation Order for Pesticide Registrations: Methidathion 30824-30825

Proposed Tolerance Actions: Maneb 29475-29479

Pesticide Tolerances: Novaluron 29441-29447

Pesticide Tolerances: Diquat Dibromide 29435-29441

Biological Control Agent for Water Hyacinth 23221

Voluntary Cancellation of All Methyl Parathion Registrations

Cancellation Order for a Certain Pesticide Registration: Maneb 19967-19968

Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances: Chlorantraniliprole insecticide 17564-17566 - in or on grain, cereal, forage, fodder, and straw, group 16; leek; onion, green; onion, Welsh; peanut, hay; shallot; soybean, forage; soybean, hay; and vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2.

Pesticide Tolerances: Aminopyralid herbicide 17579-17584

Pesticide Tolerances: Flutolanil fungicide 17566-17571

Pesticide Tolerances: Nicosulfuron herbicide 17573-17579

Pesticide Tolerances: Pendimethalin herbicide 17571-17573

Cancellation Orders for Amendments to Terminate Uses: Malathion and Diquat Dibromide 17712-17713

Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemptions; Solicitation of Public Comment: Spirotetramat 17713-17715

Receipt of Pesticide Petition Filed for Temporary Tolerance Exemption: Residues of Prohydrojasmon on Red Apple Varieties 17715-17716

Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations 17716-17732

Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registrations: Methidathion 17735-17737

Monosodium Methanearsonate 17733-17735

Bromine Registration Review Final Decision; Availability 16104-16105

Pesticide Tolerances: Cloquintocet-mexyl 16017-16020

Cancellation Order for Amendment to Terminate a Use of DCNA Pesticide Registrations: Dicloran 16105-16106

Pet Spot-On Analysis and Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment 13125-13127

New EPA Manual on Pesticide Registration Process

Applications for Emergency Exemptions: Spirotetramat 11875-11876

Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel a Certain Pesticide Registration: Maneb, 9896-9897

Maneb; Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations 8942-8943

Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions: Nicosulfuron 8256-8261

Pesticide Tolerances: Flumioxazin 8261-8266

Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance: Laminarin 8252-8256

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations: Difenzoquat 8339-8340

Hyponex Bug Spray For House Plants et al., 8341-8346

Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions: Maneb 8340-8341

Pesticide Tolerances: Acetamiprid 6576-6583

Disulfoton Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability 6655-6656

Requests to Amend Pesticide Registrations to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations: Malathion, Diquat Dibromide, Metam-potassium and Metam-sodium 6658-6661

Pesticide Products; Registration Applications for a New Active Ingredient Chemical: Demiditraz 6386-6387

Pesticide Experimental Use Permits: Prohydrojasmon (PDJ), Comments reqquested 6027-6028

Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions: Hexythiazox 5515-5518

Pesticide Tolerances: Chlorantraniliprole 5526-5535

Pesticide Tolerances: Dithianon 5518-5522

Pesticide Tolerances: Spiromesifen 5522-5526

Amendments to Terminate Uses: Methyl Bromide 5582-5583

Product Cancellation Order and Amendment to Terminate Uses: Fipronil 5584-5585

Public Review Comments for Strychnine EPA Seeks Ban on Strychnine General-Use Products - Public Email Response by March 18th 2010 Requested

Pesticide Tolerances: Triticonazole 4284-4288

Pesticide Tolerances: Pendimethalin 4279-4284

Pesticide Tolerances: Novaluron 4274-4279

Spirotetramat Cancellation Order

EPA’s new policy on TSCA Section 8(e) submissions is being published in the Federal Register or EPA Increases Transparency on Chemical Risk Information

Amendment to Reregistration Eligibility Decision: Sulfometuron Methyl 3233-3234

Application for Emergency Exemption: Propoxur 858–859 [E9–31395]

Registration; Maneb 860–862 [E9–31282]

Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registrations of Maneb 860–862 [E9–31396]

Bifenazate, 68162-68168

Fenarimol, 68168-68173

Public Availability of Identities of Inert Ingredients in Pesticides, 68215-68223

Cancellation of Certain Pesticides 12-30-09

Receipt of Petition Requesting EPA to Classify all Rodenticide Products Containing Strychnine as Restricted Use Pesticides: Opening of Comment Period 67209-67211

Pesticide Tolerances; Chlorimuron Ethyl 67082-67088

Pesticide Tolerances; Dinotefuran 67098-67104

Pesticide Tolerances; Endothall 67090-67098

Pesticide Tolerances; Fluoxastrobin 67108-67114

Pesticide Tolerances; Glyphosate 67129-67132

Pesticide Tolerances; Mesotrione 67119-67124

Pesticide Tolerances; Prometryn 67104-67108

Pesticide Tolerances; Prosulfuron 67114-67118

Pesticide Tolerances; Quinclorac 67088-67090

Pesticide Tolerances; Rimsulfuron 67132-67137

Pesticide Tolerances; Tribenuron Methyl 67124-67129

Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances: 2,6-Diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN), 66574-66580

Pesticide Registrations: Dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide et al., 66640-66642

Product Cancellation Order: Carbaryl, 66642-66644

EPA to Strengthen Oversight of Pesticide's Impact on Children and Farmworker Draft - Input Requested

Pesticide Tolerances; Clothianidin 12-9-09

Pesticide Tolerances; Novaluron 12-9-09

Fenpyroximate Tolerances, 63074-63079

Hexythiazox Tolerances, 63070-63074

Dicloran, Registration 63151-63153

Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registrations: Difenzoquat 11-25-09

Pesticide Registration

Rodenticides; Product Cancellation Order; Correction posted on 11-25-09

New Active Ingredient Flutriafol Registration - fr18no09-39

Xylene Registration, 59537-59538 - fr18no09-40

Azoxystrobin (Quadris, Abound, Heritaee); Pesticide Tolerances posted 10-16-09

Thiamethoxam; Pesticide Tolerances

Methyl Bromide; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Amend Pesticide Registrations to Terminate Uses of Certain Products

Rodenticides; Product Cancellation Order

Organic Arsenicals; Product Cancellation Order and Amendments to Terminate Uses posted 9-30-09

Halosulfuron-methyl; Pesticide Tolerances posted 9-23-09

Spinosad; Pesticide Tolerances

Disulfoton and Methamidophos; Product Cancellation Order posted 9-23-09

Meptyldinocap; Pesticide Tolerances

Thiram Pesticide Tolerance 9-23-09

Metolachlor, S-Metolachlor, Bifenazate, Buprofezin, and 2,4-D; Tolerance Actions

Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB), triadimenol, ametryn, fluazifop-p-butyl, and prometryn, amitraz, mineral oil; the defoliant/desiccant sodium chlorate; and the fungicide/algicide/herbicide coppers, an malathion EPA is revoking certain tolerances/tolerance exemptions for the fungicides pentachloronitrobenzene and triadimenol; the herbicides ametryn, fluazifop-p-butyl, and prometryn; the insecticides amitraz and mineral oil; the defoliant/desiccant sodium chlorate; and the fungicide/algicide/herbicide coppers. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the fungicide bitertanol and the insecticide malathion. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances/tolerance exemptions for the fungicides coppers and pentachloronitrobenzene; the herbicide prometryn; the insecticide malathion; and the defoliant/desiccant sodium chlorate; and revising the tolerance expression for the ammonium salts of higher fatty acids (ammonium soap salts) 9-16-09.

EPA Maneb Product Cancellation posted 8-26-09

Pasteuria usgae; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance a nematicide, posted on 8-5-09

Triclosan; Product Cancellation Order

Dichlormid; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances July 29, 2009

Comment Invited on Request for Azinphos-Methyl (AZM) Use Changes

AZM phase out planned for 2012

Azinphos-methyl; Notice of Receipt of Request for Label Amendments July 22, 2009

Malathion; Product Cancellation Order and Amendments to Terminate Uses July 15, 2009

Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB); Amendments to Terminate Uses

Fenamidone; Pesticide Tolerances

Pyrimethanil; Pesticide Tolerances July 8, 2009

d-Phenothrin; Pesticide Tolerances

Cyazofamid; Pesticide Tolerances

Triallate; Pesticide Tolerances - bermudagrass, hay June 24, 2009

Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerances increases the tolerance for residues of glyphosate in or on cotton, gin byproducts.

Acetochlor; Pesticide Tolerances June 24, 2009

Fluazifop-P-butyl Pesticide Tolerances Federal Register: March 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 41, Pages 9367-9373)

Acibenzolar-S-methyl; Pesticide Tolerances 5-26-09

Iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium; Pesticide Tolerances Federal Register: May 20, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 96)

Carbofuran; Final Tolerance Revocations Federal Register: May 15, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 93)

Metconazole; Pesticide Tolerances Federal Register: May 7, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 87)

Spiromesifen; Pesticide Tolerances see pages 15880-15886

Dimethomorph Pesticide Tolerances Federal Register: March 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 41, Pages 9351-9356)

Tebuconazole Pesticide Tolerances Federal Register: March 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 41,Pages 9356-9358

Propoxycarbazone Pesticide Tolerances Federal Register: March 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 41, Pages 9373-9377)

Famoxadone Pesticide Tolerances Federal Register: March 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 41, Pages 9358-9365)

Chlorothalonil Pesticide Tolerance Federal Register: March 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 41, Pages 9365-9367)]

Organic Arsenicals phaseout 2-11-09

EPA's Plan of Work for 2009 - 2013 in MS-Excel format

Carbaryl; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel or to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction See Page 2071

Fomesafen; Notice of Receipt of Request To Voluntarily Cancel 12-31-08, see pages 80390-80392

Azinphos-methyl, Disulfoton, Esfenvalerate, Ethylene oxide, Fenvalerate, et al.; Proposed Tolerance Actions 12-31-08, see pages 80317-80332

EPA Bans Residues of Carbofuran on Food

Select Agent List, a listing of potential Biological Agents

Pyraflufen-ethyl; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances 9-5-09

Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances Sept. 5, 2009

Linuron; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions

Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 9-05-08

Carbaryl reregistration

Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability 7/16/08 - Fumigants

EPA - Pesticide Reregistration Status

Pesticides in Review



Direct any additional questions concerning Tennessee's program to:

Darrell D. Hensley
University of Tennessee
Entomology and Plant Pathology
2431 Joe Johnson Drive, 205 PSB
Knoxville, TN 37996-4560
Phone 865-974-7958
Fax 865-974-8868
email = dhensley@utk.edu


Funding for the national network of Pest Management Centers was authorized by Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998. As the result of a second competitive process in 2003, four IPM Centers across the United States were again funded in FY 2003, with the Southern Region Center located at the NSF Center for IPM at North Carolina State University.