US: New MRLs for 18 Pesticides


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United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established new MRLs for 18 pesticides between December 2, 2015 and January 13, 2016.

Pesticide Tolerances

Hexythiazox: this document corrects a technical error, specifically, the omission of regions in the commodity definitions.

Etoxazole: tolerances are established for residues of etoxazole in or on orange and orange, oil at 0.10 ppm and 1.0 ppm, respectively.

Azoxystrobin: quinoa, grain at 3.0 ppm; ti, leaves at 50 ppm; and ti, roots at 0.5 ppm. Additionally, the existing tolerance for “fruit, stone, group 12” is modified to read “fruit, stone, group 12-12” and to increase the tolerance level from 1.5 ppm to 2.0 ppm. Finally, the existing tolerance for “nut, tree, group 14” is modified to read “nut, tree, group 14-12, except pistachio.

Polyester Polyol Polymers: EPA finds that exempting residues of D-glucitol, polymer with decanedioic acid, octadecanoate; D-glucitol, polymer with decanedioic acid, docosanoate; D-glucitol, polymer with decanedioic acid, docosanoate; D-glucitol, polymer with decanedioic acid and 1,3-propanediol, docosanoate; D-glucitol, polymer with decanedioic acid and 1,3-propanediol, octadecanoate; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with docosanoic acid and sorbitol; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with docosanoic acid, 1,3-propanediol and stearic acid; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with sorbitol and stearic acid; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with 1,3-propanediol, sorbitol and stearic acid; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with docosanoic acid and sorbitol; and fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with docosanoic acid, 1,3-propanediol and sorbitol from the requirement of a tolerance will be safe.

Polyamide Ester Polymers: EPA finds that exempting residues of fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with ethylenediamine and stearyl alcohol; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, hydrogenated, polymers with ethylenediamine, neopentyl glycol and stearyl alcohol; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, hydrogenated, polymers with ethylenediamine and stearyl alcohol; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with 1-docosanol and ethylenediamine; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with cetyl alcohol, neopentyl glycol and trimethylenediamine; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with hexamethylenediamine and stearyl alcohol; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, hydrogenated, polymers with cetyl alcohol and ethylenediamine; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, hydrogenated, polymers with neopentyl glycol, stearyl alcohol and trimethylenediamine; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with 1-docosanol and trimethylenediamine; fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, hydrogenated, polymers with 1-docosanol, hexamethylenediamine and neopentyl glycol; and fatty acids, C 18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with docosanoic acid, 1,3-propanediol and sorbitol from the requirement of a tolerance will be safe.

Naphthalene Acetates: a tolerance is established for residues of NAA in or on pomegranate at 0.05 ppm.

Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens MBI600 (Antecedent Bacillus Subtilis MBI600): This regulation amends the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide Bacillus subtilis strain MBI600 to change the name to Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI600 (antecedent Bacillus subtilis strain MBI600) in or on all food commodities, including residues resulting from post-harvest uses, when applied or used in accordance with good agricultural practices. 

Choline Chloride: EPA is therefore establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Choline Chloride in or on all food commodities when applied pre-harvest in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices.

Pendimethalin: in or on bushberry subgroup 13-07B at 0.10 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 0.10 ppm; grass forage, fodder, and hay crop group 17, forage at 1,000 ppm; grass forage, fodder, and hay crop group 17, hay at 2,000 ppm; and nut, tree group 14-12 at 0.1 ppm. Tolerances are established for livestock commodities is by measuring only the sum of pendimethalin, and its metabolite, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of pendimethalin in or on cattle, fat at 0.30 ppm; cattle, meat at 0.10 ppm; cattle, meat byproduct 3.0 ppm; goat, fat at 0.30 ppm; goat, meat at 0.10 ppm; goat, meat byproduct at 3.0 ppm; horse, fat at 0.30 ppm; horse, meat at 0.10 ppm; horse, byproduct at 3.0 ppm; milk at 0.04 ppm; sheep, fat at 0.30 ppm; sheep, meat at 0.10 ppm; and sheep, meat byproduct at 3.0 ppm. Additionally, the existing tolerances for Juneberry; nut, tree, group 14; and pistachio are removed.

2-Propenoic Acid, Homopolymer, Ester With α-[2,4,6-Tris(1-Phenylethyl)Phenyl]-ω-Hydroxypoly(Oxy-1,2-Ethanediyl), Compd. With 2,2′,2″-Nitrilotris[Ethanol]: EPA finds that exempting residues of 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, ester with α-[2,4,6-tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), compd. with 2,2′,2″-nitrilotris[ethanol] from the requirement of a tolerance will be safe.

Ammonium Acetate: an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established under 40 CFR 180.920 for ammonium acetate (CAS No. 631-61-8) when used as an inert ingredient (buffering agent) in pesticide formulations applied to crops pre-harvest and limited to 15% in the end use formulation.

Propiconazole: in or on brassica leafy greens, subgroup 5B at 20 ppm; dill seed at 15 ppm; dillweed, dried leaves at 80 ppm; dillweed, fresh leaves at 30 ppm; quinoa, grain at 3.0 ppm; radish, roots at 0.04 ppm; radish, tops at 0.20 ppm; ti palm, leaves at 10 ppm; ti palm, roots at 0.30 ppm; and watercress at 6.0 ppm. In addition, the existing fruit, stone, group 12, except plum and nut, tree, group 14 tolerances are modified to read “fruit, stone, group 12-12, except plum” and “nut, tree, group 14-12,” respectively.

Propiconazole on Tea: in or on tea at 4.0 ppm. 

Spinetoram: in or on berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry at 0.90 ppm; bushberry, subgroup 13-07B at 0.50 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 0.80 ppm; coffee, green bean at 0.04 ppm; cottonseed subgroup 20C at 0.04 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 0.30 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 0.20 ppm; fruit, small, vine climbing, subgroup 13-07F, except fuzzy kiwifruit at 0.50 ppm; fruit, stone 12-12 at 0.30 ppm; nut, tree, group 14-12 at 0.10 ppm; onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A at 0.10 ppm; onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 2.0 ppm; quinoa, grain at 0.04 ppm; and vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 at 0.40 ppm. In addition, EPA is removing the following existing spinetoram tolerances that are superseded by this action including: Bushberry subgroup 13B at 0.25 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13A at 0.70 ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 0.02 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 0.30 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 0.20 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 at 0.20 ppm; grape at 0.50 ppm; juneberry at 0.25 ppm; lingonberry at 0.25 ppm; nut tree, group 14 at 0.10 ppm; okra at 0.40 ppm; onion, green at 2.0 ppm; pistachio at 0.10 ppm; salal at 0.25 ppm; strawberry at 1.0 ppm; vegetable, bulb, group 3, except green onion at 0.10 ppm; and vegetable, fruiting group 8 at 0.4 ppm.

Spinosad: in or on berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry at 0.90 ppm; bushberry, subgroup 13-07B at 0.40 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13-07A at 1.0 ppm; coffee, green bean at 0.04 ppm; cottonseed subgroup 20C at 0.02 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10-10 at 0.30 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11-10 at 0.20 ppm; fruit, small, vine climbing, subgroup13-07F, except fuzzy kiwifruit at 0.50 ppm; fruit, stone 12-12 at 0.20 ppm; nut, tree, group 14-12 at 0.10 ppm; onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A at 0.10 ppm; onion, green, subgroup 3-07B at 4.0 ppm; quinoa, grain at 0.02 ppm; and vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 at 0.40 ppm. In addition, EPA is removing the following existing spinosad tolerances that are superseded by this action including: Bushberry subgroup 13B at 0.25 ppm; caneberry subgroup 13A at 0.70 ppm; fruit, citrus, group 10 at 0.30 ppm; fruit, pome, group 11 at 0.20 ppm; fruit, stone, group 12 at 0.20 ppm; grape at 0.50 ppm; Juneberry at 0.25 ppm; lingonberry at 0.25 ppm; nut tree, group 14 at 0.10 ppm; okra at 0.40 ppm; onion, green at 2.0 ppm; pistachio at 0.10 ppm; strawberry at 1.0 ppm; vegetable, bulb, group 3, except green onion at 0.10 ppm; vegetable, fruiting group 8 at 0.4 ppm; and cotton, undelinted seed at 0.02 ppm. In addition, EPA is increasing the existing tolerance for grape, raisin to 1.0 ppm.

Methacrylate Type Copolymer, Compound With Aminomethyl Propanol: EPA finds that exempting residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymers with tert-Bu acrylate, Me methacrylate, polyethylene glycol methacrylate C 16-C 18-alkyl ethers and vinylpyrrolidone, tert-Bu 2-ethylhexaneperoxoate-initiated, compounds with 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol from the requirement of a tolerance will be safe.

Propyzamide: tolerances are established for residues of propyzamide (pronamide), 3,5-dichloro-N-(1,1-dimethyl-2-propynyl)benzamide, in or on lettuce, leaf at 1.0 ppm.

Aspergillus flavus AF36: time-limited exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established for residues of Aspergillus flavus AF36 in or on dried figs when used in accordance with the crisis exemption. This time-limited exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues ofAspergillus flavus AF36 in or on dried figs will expire and is revoked on December 31, 2017.

Do the new pesticides 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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