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February 19, 2013
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Effective February 12, 2013, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) established MRLs for the active ingredient metalaxyl. Changes correspond with those proposed in PMRL2012-44.

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

February 19, 2013
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Effective February 12, 2013, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) established MRLs for the active ingredient picoxystrobin. Changes correspond with those proposed in PMRL2012-43.

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

February 15, 2013
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On February 15, 2013, the US EPA published a notice of applications received for new and revised MRLs. Pesticide petitions have been submitted for: aminopyralid, fenpropathrin, forchlorfenuron, halauxifen-methyl, indaziflam, propiconazole, saflufenacil, and triflumizole. Comments must be received on or before March 18, 2013.

February 14, 2013
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China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a draft MRL amendment (in Chinese). The proposal contains 137 MRLs for 62 active ingredients. MRLs are proposed for a variety of commodities, including fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, and oilseeds. China's MOA is accepting comments on this draft amendment through April 14, 2013.

February 13, 2013
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) recently proposed MRL changes, as notified by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in report JA3003. Proposed changes include MRL decreases and deletions for active ingredient formetanate hydrochloride.

February 11, 2013
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) recently published an update (in Japanese) to Japan's MRL regulation. This update removes and revises MRLs for 32 active ingredients, including chlorfenapyr and tebuconazole. Increased MRLs are in effect as of February 1, 2013, and decreased or deleted MRLs as of July 31, 2013.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com when they come into effect.

February 8, 2013
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On February 8, 2013, the US EPA published a final rule, 78 FR 9322, in the US Federal Register adding MRLs for the active ingredient hexythiazox.

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

February 6, 2013
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On February 6, 2013, the US EPA published a final rule, 78 FR 8410, in the US Federal Register adding MRLs for the active ingredient thiacloprid.

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

February 6, 2013
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On February 6, 2013, the US EPA re-established a time limited tolerance for the active ingredient endosulfan on tea. Specific MRL and residue definition information can be found in 78 FR 8407 of the US Federal Register.

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

February 5, 2013
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) recently published public consultation document Consulta Pública n° 03, de 30 de janeiro de 2013 (in Portuguese). This proposal  includes draft MRLs for the active ingredient teflubenzuron on sugarcane and cauliflower commodities.

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