US Pesticides Tolerance Changes June/July 2015


Posted By: Selerant RSA

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

On June 6, 2015, Aluminum Sulfate (40 CFR 180.940) - EPA has exempted it from the requirement of a Tolerance for food-contact surface sanitizing solutions as active and inert ingredients.

On June 6, 2015, n-Butyl benzoate (40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, and 180.940) - EPA has exempted it from the requirement for growing crops, raw agricultural commodities, animals and food-contact surface sanitizer products as inert ingredient.

On June 15, 2015, Di-n-butyl carbonate (40 CFR 180.910, 180.930, and 180.940) - EPA has exempted it from the requirement of tolerance  for growing crops, raw agricultural commodities, animals and food-contact surface sanitizer products as inert ingredient.

On June 15, 2015, Sethoxydim (40 CFR 180.178) - Tolerances are established for it in many commodities listed in our database (40 commodities changed and 28 commodities expired).

On June 19, 2015, Thiram (40 CFR 180.132) - EPA has released pesticide tolerances for commodities: Avocado (15 ppm) has been added.

On July 01, 2015 Cuprous Oxide (40 CFR 180.1021) - EPA has exempted it from the requirement  of tolerance for it in or on meat, milk, poultry, eggs, fish, shellfish, and irrigated crops.

On July 08, 2015 S-metolachlor (40 CFR 180.368) - tolerances are established for it in or on lettuce (1.5 ppm); the low growing berry subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry (0.40 ppm) the sunflower subgroup 20B (1.0 ppm); the vegetable, cucurbit group 9 (0.50 ppm); and the vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10, except tabasco pepper (0.10 ppm).  Additionally, due to the establishment of the tolerances listed above, the existing tolerances for vegetable, fruiting, group 8, except tabasco pepper; cucumber; melon subgroup 9A; okra; pumpkin; squash, winter; and sunflower, seed are removed as they are unnecessary.

On July 17, 2015, Thiabendazole (40 CFR 180.242) - a time-limited tolerance is established for it in or on pea, succulent shelled at 0.02 ppm. This tolerance expires on December 31, 2018.

To stay up-to-date with all relevant legislative changes, please sign-up for our RegData database.