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Date of this Version

February 1978


Published in Proceedings of the Second Eastern Pine and Meadow Vole Symposium, Beltsville, Maryland, February 23-24, 1978, Ross E. Byers, editor. Copyright © 1978 Luttner.


This article summarizes the Preliminary Benefit Analysis of Endrin Use on Apple Orchards of September, 1977. The analysis was prepared to be an input to the risk/benefit decision by the Administrator of EPA as to the continued registration of endrin under FIFRA, as amended. A notice of rebuttable presumption against registration (RPAR) of endrin was Issued in the Federal Register on July 27, 1976. If the data on human health and or environmental risks cited in the RPAR are not rebutted and risks outweigh benefits, the Administrator may announce intent to cancel the apple orchard registrations of endrin. This report analyzes the benefits obtained from the use of endrin on apple orchards, as mandated by FIFRA.