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July 6, 2016
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On July 6, the U.S. EPA announced that it is extending the comment period for the draft ecological risk assessments of atrazine, simazine, and propazine from August 5, 2016 to October 4, 2016.

The comment period has been extended due to several requests from stakeholders.

July 5, 2016
June 2, 2016
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On May 2, the U.S. EPA published draft ecological risk assessments for triazines atrazine, propazine, and simazine, which evaluate risks to animals and plants.

Comments will be accepted once the Federal Register notice publishes and the public comment period opens within a week. Once the comment period begins, comments can be submitted via dockets EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0266 (atrazine); EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0250 (propazine); and EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0251 (simazine).

May 31, 2016
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On May 31, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiophanate-methylflumioxazinfosetyl, Bacillus firmustrifloxystrobin, Pasteuria nishizawaeS-metolachlorspinetoramcyproconazoleprohexadione-calciumMelaleuca alternifolia, fluazinam, lufenuron, diflubenzuron, atrazine, chlorothalonil, imazethapyr, azoxystrobin, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, metsulfuron-methyl, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, zeta-cypermethrin, imibenconazole, bifenthrin, and etofenprox.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 26, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database by Thursday.

March 24, 2016
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On March 24, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/440 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for atrazine in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect October 13, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

June 3, 2015
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On June 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of a new MRL for atrazine in cereals. 

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