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Update on flubendiamide (Belt, Turismo, Vetica) cancellation

EPA is announcing its intent to cancel the registration of four (4) pesticide products containing the insecticide flubendiamide owing to the registrants’ failure to comply with a required condition of their registrations. Specifically, EPA intends to cancel each of the following pesticide products, listed in sequence by EPA registration number.
EPA Reg. No. 264-1025–BELT SC Insecticide.
EPA Reg. No. 71711-26–FLUBENDIAMIDE Technical.
EPA Reg. No. 71711-32–VETICA Insecticide.
EPA Reg. No. 71711-33–TOURISMO Insecticide.

EPA believes it would be appropriate to allow continued use of existing stocks of the cancelled end-use flubendiamide products EPA Reg. Nos. 264-1025, 71711-32, and 71711-33, currently held by end-users, provided that such use is consistent with the previously approved-labeling accompanying the product.

The quantity of existing stocks of these products currently in the hands of end users is expected to be sufficiently low that the costs and risks associated with collecting them for disposal would be high compared to those associated with the use of the cancelled product in accordance with its labeling.

EPA intends to allow existing stocks of the end-use flubendiamide products EPA Reg. Nos. 264-1025, 71711-32, and 71711-33, in the hands of end users to be used until exhausted.

EPA may amend its position regarding use of existing stocks of end-use flubendiamide products at hearing if the quantity of those products in the hands of end users increases prior to cancellation.

Full details are available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-04/html/2016-04905.htm

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