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December 28, 2013
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On December 27, the U.S. EPA updated the MRL regulations for several chemicals. 

  • Indoxacarb MRLs are established for various legumes, berries, and small vine-climbing fruits. 
  • An MRL established for pendamethalin on almond hulls is revised.
  • Isopyrazam MRLs are established for apple and peanut. There are no U.S. registrations for these commodities and the MRLs are established for import purposes. 

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com tomorrow. 

December 21, 2013
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On December 20, the US EPA established MRLs for mandipropamid.

Objections and requests for hearings for these changes must be received on or before February 18, 2014.

Relevant changes will appear www.mrldatabase.com tomorrow.

December 19, 2013
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On December 18, the US EPA established MRLs for endothall.

Objections and requests for hearings for these changes must be received on or before February 18, 2014.

Relevant changes have been made www.mrldatabase.com.

December 19, 2013
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On December 16, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published the following:

PMRA will accept comments on these consultations through March 1, 2014.

December 19, 2013
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On December 17, the European Union published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 1317/2013 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation revises MRLs for 2,4-D, beflubutamid, cyclanilide, diniconazole, florasulam, metolachlor and S-metolachlor, and milbemectin.

MRL revisions were made to address new and changed uses. This amendment will enter into force July 6, 2014.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com after the regulation is in effect.

December 19, 2013
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The European Union recently notified the WTO of draft MRLs for the active ingredients ethoxysulfuron, metsulfuron-methyl, nicosulfuron, prosulfuron, rimsulfuron, sulfosulfuron and thifensulfuron-methyl.

The EU is proposing to adopt these changes in May 2014. Comments are due by February 17, 2014.

December 19, 2013
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On December 17, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 25. Within the gazette announcement are variations to Australia's international MRL standard.

New MRLs are added to buprofezin, clothianidin, and imidacloprid. The update also replaces existing MRLs for clothianidin.

Relevant changes have been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013
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On December 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for phosmet in citrus fruit, pome fruit and rape seed.

December 13, 2013
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The European Union recently notified the WTO of draft MRLs for the active ingredients acibenzolar-S-methyl, ethoxyquin, flusilazole, isoxaflutole, molinate, propoxycarbazone, pyraflufen-ethyl, quinoclamine, and warfarin.

The EU is proposing to adopt these changes in May 2014. Comments are due by February 11, 2014.

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