US: Pesticide MRLs Changes for August 2015


Posted By: Selerant RSA

 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new pesticides tolerances for the following substances:

August 6, 2015, Fluazifop-P-Butyl (40 CFR 180.411) - The tolerance is amended in or on sweet potato, roots from 0.05 ppm to 1.5 ppm.

August 14, 2015, Acetic Acid (40 CFR 180.940) -  The exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for acetic acid when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide formulations used on dairy-processing equipment, food-processing equipment, and utensils under 40 CFR 180.940(b) and (c) are amended by an increase in the use limitation from 686 ppm to 1,200 ppm.

August 14, 2015, Hexythiazox (40 CFR 180.448) – The tolerances are established in or on wheat, forage (6.0 ppm); wheat, hay (30 ppm); wheat, grain (0.02 ppm); and wheat, straw (8.0 ppm).

August 14 2015, Fludioxonil (40 CFR 180.516) – The tolerances are established in or on carrots (7.0 ppm); fruit, stone, group 12-12 (5.0 ppm); and the rapeseed subgroup 20A, except flax seed (0.01 ppm). In addition, upon establishment of these tolerances, the existing tolerance for rapeseed, seed is removed as unnecessary since it is part of the rapeseed subgroup 20A.

August 17, 2015, Lavandulyl Senecioate (40 CFR 180.1332) - An exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established in or on all raw agricultural commodities.

August 19, 2015, Methane Sulfonic Acid (40 CFR 180.180.940 and 180.930) - An exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established when used as an inert ingredient (acidifying agent) in pesticide formulations applied to animals at a maximum concentration not to exceed 3% by weight and when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food-contact surfaces.

August 26, 2015, Difenoconazole (40 CFR 180.475)- The tolerances are established in or on artichoke, globe (1.5 ppm); ginseng  (1.0 ppm); fruit, stone, group 12-12 (2.5 ppm); and nut, tree, group 14-12 (0.03 ppm). Additionally, it is removed the established tolerances in or on fruits, stone group 12 (2.5 ppm); nut, tree, group 14 (0.03 ppm); and pistachio (0.03 ppm).

August 31, 2015, Dimethomorph (40 CFR 180.493) - The tolerances are established in or on strawberry (0.90 ppm) and removed the established tolerances for lettuce, head and lettuce leaf (10 ppm).

Do these changes apply to you?

You may be potentially affected by these amendments 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 readers determine whether this document applies to them. 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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