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Copies of notices to register pesticide products

There were 3 notices published by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) on April 19, 2002 having to do with approvals of AuxiGro; but what those approvals are for is not clear.

It would appear that the CDPR has, previously, approve the use of AuxiGro:

AS A GROWTH REGULATOR - FOR USE TO INCREASE TOTAL YIELD ON ALMONDS

AS A GROWTH REGULATOR - FOR THE PREVENTION OF POWDERY MILDEW ON GRAPES

AS A GROWTH REGULATOR - TO CONTROL DISEASES ON STONE FRUIT

It would also appear that the CDPR is now proposing to approve the use of AuxiGro:
AS A GROWTH REGULATOR - FOR USE TO INCREASE YIELD ON ONIONS, and

AS A GROWTH REGULATOR - TO INCREASE YIELD ON ALMONDS --

but if there was previously approval for use to increase yield on almonds, why is there a new proposal to approve AuxiGro for use to increase yield on almonds?

Lastly, it would appear that the CDPR is playing games with consumers -- proposing to deny registration for particular uses of AuxiGro on tomatoes and grapes when approvals for other uses (as a fertilizer, for example) of AuxiGro on tomatoes and grapes have been given elsewhere.

Are you curious?  We are, too.  But over the course of the last two years, the CDPR stopped answering my questions, stopped sending material requested (even if it had been promised previously), and stopped answering my calls.  If you want to try your hand at getting answers, their number is (916) 445-4400.

The Truth in Labeling Campaign would be please to share anything you learn with others.

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Notices

Subj: Notice of Proposed and Final Decisions Volume 2002-17
Date: 4/19/2002 12:28:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From:    nodlist@cdpr.ca.gov (list nod)
To:    nodlist@pestreg.cdpr.ca.gov
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Notice of Proposed and Final Decisions
and Directors Findings

Volume 2002-17
  April 22, 2002

Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pesticide Registration Branch

POST THROUGH -  May 21, 2002
 

NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISIONS TO REGISTER PESTICIDE PRODUCTS

The Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation, pursuant to Section 6253 (Title 3) of the California Code of Regulations, notices the Department's following proposed decisions to register pesticide products.  Interested persons may comment on these proposed decisions up to and including the date shown in the top line of this Notice to the Pesticide Registration Branch, Department of Pesticide Regulation, P.O. Box 4015 Sacramento, California 95812-4015.  Contacts regarding this notice should be made to the Pesticide Registration Branch at (916) 445-4400.

Tracking Number - EPA Registration Number
Applicant / Brand Name

194049 - (70810 - 1)
EMERALD BIOAGRICULTURE CORPORATION
AUXIGRO WP
USE: GROWTH REGULATOR - FOR USE TO INCREASE TOTAL YIELD ON ALMONDS AND FOR THE PREVENTION OF POWDERY MILDEW ON GRAPES
TYPE: SECTION 3 LABEL AMENDMENT -  TO ADD  USE TO INCREASE YIELD ON ONIONS
ACTIVE INGREDIENT(S):
GAMMA AMINOBUTYRIC ACID
GLUTAMIC ACID
CAS NUMBER(S): 56-12-2 , 56-86-0

The Director of Pesticide Regulation proposes to register the products listed above pursuant to Chapter 2 of Division 7 (beginning with Section 12751 of the Food and Agriculture Code) after  May 21, 2002.    Comments concerning this proposed action may be directed to the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Pesticide Regulation Branch until that date.

As a result of scientific evaluation, it has been determined that no direct or indirect significant adverse environmental impact is anticipated from the registration of the above listed products; therefore, no public report on the individual products will be filed.

(The Truth in Labeling Campaign has challenged the appropriateness of the "scientific evaluation," but the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has refused comment.)
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NOTICE OF FINAL DECISIONS TO REGISTER PESTICIDE PRODUCTS

Pursuant to section 6255 (Title 3) of the California Code of Regulations, the Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation, files this Notice concerning pesticide products with the Secretary of the Resources Agency for posting.  For products conditionally registered, the Director found that the use of the products during the period(s) while the data are being developed is not expected to cause any significant adverse effect on the environment, there is a clear need for the products in California while the data are being developed, and that the benefits of using the products outweigh risks to human health and the environment.  This Notice must remain posted for a period of 30 days for public inspection.  Contacts regarding this notice should be made to the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Pesticide Registration Branch at (916) 445-4400.
 

Tracking Number - EPA Registration Number
Applicant / Brand Name

186606 - (70810 - 1)
EMERALD BIOAGRICULTURE CORPORATION
AUXIGRO WP
USE: GROWTH REGULATOR - TO PREVENT POWDERY MILDEW ON GRAPES AND CONTROL DISEASES ON STONE FRUIT
TYPE: SECTION LABEL AMENDMENT - TO ADD USE TO INCREASE YIELD ON ALMONDS
ACTIVE INGREDIENT(S):
GAMMA AMINOBUTYRIC ACID
GLUTAMIC ACID
CAS NUMBER(S): 56-12-2 , 56-86-0

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POST THROUGH    May 21, 2002

NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISIONS TO DENY PESTICIDE PRODUCTS

The Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation, pursuant to Section 6253 (Title 3) of the California Code of Regulations, notices the Department's following proposed decisions to deny the registration of pesticide products.  Unless specified, the reason for denial is that the required data was either not submitted or determined to be inadequate.  Interested persons may comment on these proposed decisions up to and including the date shown on the top line of this Notice to the Pesticide Registration Branch, Department of Pesticide Regulation, P.O.  Box 4015, Sacramento, California 95812-4015.
Contacts regarding this notice should be made to the Pesticide Registration Branch at (916) 445-4400.

Tracking Number - EPA Registration Number
Applicant / Brand Name

194048 - (70810 - 1)
EMERALD BIOAGRICULTURE CORPORATION
AUXIGRO WP
USE: GROWTH REGULATOR - FOR USE TO INCREASE TOTAL YIELD ON ALMONDS AND TO PREVENT POWDERY MILDEW ON GRAPES
TYPE: SECTION 3 LABEL AMENDMENT - TO ADD USES TO INCREASE YIELDS ON GRAPES AND TOMATOES
ACTIVE INGREDIENT(S):
GAMMA AMINOBUTYRIC ACID
GLUTAMIC ACID
CAS NUMBER(S): 56-12-2 , 56-86-0

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