EPA Captan Draft Risk Assessment-Open Comment Period!

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As many apple growers in the region can attest, captan has been an essential fungicide for apple disease management programs. Due to the 77 day PHI of mancozeb in apple, captan use in apple is essential for i) tank mixtures for fungicide resistance management; ii) control of summer diseases of apple-in particular bitter rot and Glomerella leaf spot. Furthermore, unlike many other multi-site protectant fungicides and several single-site fungicides,  captan has a 0 day PHI.

Currently, captan is under a draft risk assessment in the registration review process. Until March 15, 2019, there is an open comment period. If captan is an important component in your disease management toolbox, I strongly urge you to take advantage of this OPEN COMMENT PERIOD.

There are several ways to participate. When commenting, be sure to refer to “Captan, Case 0120, Docket ID# EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0296”:

  1. Registration Review: Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Availability

-Using this method, you can read pertinent documents related to the registration review, and see other examples of other’s comments

2. Contact the chemical review manager, Christina Scheltema, by email: scheltema.christina@epa.gov

3. Contact the chemical review manager, Christina Scheltema, by telephone: 703-308-2201

4. Snail Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001

As always, please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or want to discuss this further. As of 2/27/18, only 23 comments had been submitted…