Approval of Avipel for Limited Use in Maine in 2011
Dear Corn Grower,
Avipel has finally been approved for limited use in Maine.
Although EPA would not grant the Section 18 Emergency Exemption registration for Avipel due to the lack of data indicating the need for use in Maine, the BPC has requested a Crisis Exemption from registration. The exemption has been granted, but with the expectation that Maine growers will provide use and efficacy information for a 2011 report, and to help support a Section 18 registration for 2012 (see below). Hopefully, Arkion will have obtained a full Section 3 registration for Avipel use on corn to repel crows and other blackbirds for the 2013 season.
The use of Avipel under the Crisis Exemption for 2011 requires certain information be recorded and reported to the EPA by the Board of Pesticides Control (BPC). Additional information is required in order to support the use of Avipel in 2012 under a Section 18 (Emergency Exemption).
In an effort to protect confidentiality, personal information will not be collected from growers by the BPC. We are asking growers to report the required information to their Avipel distributor/dealer. Then the distributor/dealer will pass on the use and efficacy data, but not the growers’ personal information to the BPC. Should additional information or clarification be necessary, the BPC will contact the distributor/dealer to find out how to contact the grower.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Tomlinson at 207-287-2731, or e-mail email@example.com.