The Environmental Protection Agency in early August issued a Reregistration Eligibility Document (RED) for PCNB, the active ingredient used in Chemtura fungicide products sold under the brand names Terraclor, Terraclor Super X and Turfcide.
During the RED review process, all PCNB-containing products can be legally sold and used according to their label directions. Additionally, all existing stock will continue to be sold until a time yet to be determined by the registrant(s) and EPA.
“Chemtura wants to reassure our customers that they can continue to use Terraclor, Terraclor Super X and Turfcide fungicide products with confidence during the on-going re-registration process,” said Kevin Hamilton, global fungicides product manager at Chemtura Corporation.
“EPA has issued the RED for PCNB fungicides, which will now be followed by a comment period ending Oct. 2, 2006. Neither final decision nor any action has been taken by the EPA at this time that will affect use of PCNB products until then, and no new actions will be taken until the completion of the final review of all comments and supportive scientific data by the EPA,” Hamilton said.
Issuance of the RED is part of the ongoing program at EPA to periodically review all registered crop protection chemicals against the most current scientific toxicological and environmental standards.