NTP — Atrazine: Request for Appeal Withdrawal, December 16, 2005

12/16/2005

Date: December 16, 2005

Lora Kutkat 
Office of Science Policy and Planning 
Office of the Director 
National Institutes of Health

Re: CRE Request for Correction 
(By electronic and first-class mail and facsimile)

Dear Ms. Kutkat:

I filed a Request for Correction under the Information Quality Act regarding the atrazine twelfth Report on Carcinogens (“RoC”) nomination.  I filed this RoC on behalf of the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness ("CRE"), the Kansas Corn Growers Association, and the Triazine Network.  You stated in your latest letter to me that the NIH would respond by January 2, 2005, to this RoC.

The National Toxicology Program recently stated that review of the atrazine nomination is deferred until the thirteenth RoC.  70 FR 60548 (October 18, 2005).

In light of this NTP announcement, CRE and the other Petitioners are withdrawing their Request for Correction without prejudice to their right to file it again at some future date.

If you have any questions, please call contact me.

Sincerely,

Jim J. Tozzi 
Member, Board of Advisors 
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness

Jere White 
Triazine Network 
Kansas Corn Growers Association