US Exemption from the Requirement of Tolerance for Nitric Acid


Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

Pesticides 2On November 8th, 2022, the U.S Federal Register published a regulation by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on “Nitric Acid; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance”.

The scientific document includes the following points for consideration:

  • The regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Nitric acid when used as an inert ingredient (pH adjuster);
  • The limit of Application to crops and raw agricultural commodities pre- and post-harvest shall not exceed 10% by weight in the pesticide formulation;
  • The regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Nitric acid when used per the terms of the exemption;
  • Short‐term, intermediate-term and dietary exposures to residues resulting from the tolerance are unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.

The regulation is effective from November 8th, 2022.

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