Unites States: Latest Pesticide MRLs Updates

Posted By: Selerant RSA

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established new MRLs for seven pesticides from 28 October 28 to 6 November, 2015

The pesticides with new MRLs are: Methoxyfenozide (40 CFR 180.544, 80 FR 65964); Rimsulfuron (40 CFR 180.478, 80 FR 66801); Teflubenzuron (40 CFR 180.687, 80 FR 66805); Metaflumizone (40 CFR 180.657, 80 FR 66795); Diethofencarb ( 40 CFR 180.688, 80 FR 68257); Nicosulfuron (40 CFR 180.454, 80 FR 68261) and Acetamiprid (40 CFR 180.578, 80 FR 68772). Users can also find more information about Chlorpyrifos tolerance revocation here.

Pesticide Tolerances

Methoxyfenozide:  tolerances are established for residues of methoxyfenozide (3-methoxy-2-methylbenzoic acid 2-(3,5-dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl) hydrazide), in or on chive, fresh leaves at 30 ppm; stone fruit, group 12-12, except plum, prune, fresh at 3.0 ppm; herb subgroup 19A, except chive, fresh leaves at 400 ppm; onion, green, subgroup 3-07B, except chive, fresh leaves at 5.0 ppm; and tree nut, group 14-12 at 0.10 ppm. This rule additionally removes the established tolerances in or on stone fruit,  group 12, except plum, prune, fresh at 3.0 ppm; herb subgroup 19A, except chive at 400 ppm; tree nut, group 14 at 0.10 ppm; onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 5.0 ppm; pistachio at 0.10 ppm; and in paragraph (d)(2), chive at 4.5 ppm.

Rimsulfuron: tolerances are established for residues of rimsulfuron, N-[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonyl]-3-(ethylsulfonyl)-2-pyridinesulfonamide, in or on sorghum, grain, forage; sorghum, grain, grain; and sorghum, grain, stover at 0.01 ppm.

Teflubenzuron: tolerances are established for residues of teflubenzuron, in or on apple at 1.0 ppm; broccoli at 0.20 ppm; cauliflower at 0.01 ppm; citrus, oil at 100 ppm; coffee, bean, green at 0.60 ppm; corn, field, grain at 0.01 ppm; corn, field, refined oil at 0.02 ppm; lemon at 0.80 ppm; mango at 1.5 ppm; melon, subgroup 9A at 0.30 ppm; orange at 0.60 ppm; papaya at 0.50 ppm; pineapple at 0.80 ppm; soybean, seed at 0.05 ppm; soybean, hulls at 0.15 ppm; sugarcane, cane at 0.01 ppm; sunflower, seed at 0.30 ppm; and tomato at 1.5 ppm.

Metaflumizone: tolerance is established for the combined residues of the insecticide metaflumizone (2-[2-(4-cyanophenyl)-1-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethylidene]-N-[4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl] hydrazinecarboxamide; E and Z isomers), in or on the following raw agricultural commodities: Fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 0.04 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 0.04 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12-12 at 0.04 ppm; and nut, tree, group 14-12 at 0.04 ppm. The existing tolerances for fruit, citrus, group 10 at 0.04 ppm and for nut, tree, and group 14 at 0.04 ppm are removed because they are superseded by the tolerances being established in this action.

Diethofencarb: tolerance is established for residues of diethofencarb, in or on banana at 0.10 ppm.

Nicosulfuron: tolerances are established for residues of nicosulfuron, 2-[[[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]-N,N- dimethyl-3-pyridinecarboxamide, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on sorghum, grain, forage at 0.3 ppm; sorghum, grain, grain at 0.8 ppm; and sorghum, grain, stover at 0.05 ppm.

Acetamiprid: revised tolerances with regional restrictions are established for residues of the insecticide acetamiprid, (1 E)-N-[(6-chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-N--cyano-N-methylethanimidamide, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on clover, forage at 0.30 ppm and clover, hay at 2.0 ppm.

Do the new pesticide MRLs apply to you?

You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help you determine whether this document applies to you. Potentially affected entities may include:

  • Crop production (NAICS code 111).
  • Animal production (NAICS code 112).
  • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
  • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532).

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