Status Report
The Birth Defect
Prevention Act of 1984

A Report to the Legislature

Department of Pesticide Regulation Icon
California Environmental Protection Agency
DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATION
June 1997

Pete Wilson, Governor

Peter M. Rooney
Acting Secretary for Environmental Protection

James W. Wells, Director
Department of Pesticide Regulation


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
of the June 1997 Report to the Legislature
PURPOSE:

BACKGROUND:

AMENDMENTS:

REPORT SUMMARY:

                      BIRTH DEFECT PREVENTION ACT
                             REPORT SUMMARY
                               JUNE 1997

Status summary of the priority 200 pesticide active ingredients identified
according to Food and Agricultural Code Section 13127(a).

 I.   53 active ingredients are no longer registered
          a.  Registrations were not renewed by registrants       47
          b.  Registrations were suspended before the
                   products were not renewed by registrants        6
                    Cyhexatin
                    Coumaphos
                    Dimethylphthalate
                    Ferbam
                    Naphthalene
                    Parathion                          
                                                                                                    
II.  147 active ingredients are currently registered
          a.  A set of adequate data is on file                   125
                1 active ingredient exempted from data requirements 
                  for three years under FAC section 13127 (e)(2):
                         Diclofop-methyl
          b.  Data are not required at this time
               (adequate data exist in public literature to 
                 assess potential adverse health effects)           9
          c.  All data submitted (one or more studies
               pending review and/or data are upgradable)           8           
          d.  Active ingredients with data gaps                     5
               1.  2 active ingredients with one or more 
                    studies in progress.  Deadline extended 
                    to 12/31/97 in FAC section 13127.32 for:
                      Methyl Bromide
                      PCP (Pentachlorophenol)
               2.  3 active ingredients have products suspended:
                      Bendiocarb
                      Chloroneb*
                      Petroleum Distillates, Aromatic
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* One Chlorneb product was suspended; one product was granted an exemption
from the data requirements; one product is being evaluated for exemption
from data requirements.