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September 19, 2017
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On September 15, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos-methyl, and triclopyr in or on certain products. The proposed date of adoption for these MRLs is March 2018.

Comments are due by November 13, 2017. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on September 20, 2017.

March 27, 2017
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On March 27, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions:

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 28, 2017.

November 17, 2016
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On November 17, the U.S. EPA announced the availability of additional information regarding the proposed revocation of all chlorpyrifos MRLs.

The proposed revocation of chlorpyrifos MRLs was initially published in November 2015. The new comment period ends on January 17, 2017. Proposed chlorpyrifos MRL revocations currently display in the Global MRL Database.

January 21, 2016
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On January 21, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/60 in the EU Offical Journal, amending MRLs for chlorpyrifos in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect August 10, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database.

November 6, 2015
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On November 6, the U.S. EPA published a proposal to revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos. The agency is currently unable to confirm that the risk from aggregate exposure from the use of chlorpyrifos meets safety standards.

Comments on the proposed revocations must be received by January 5, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

July 7, 2015
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On July 7, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) notified the WTO of a draft amendment proposing MRLs for chlorpyrifos (draft in Portuguese).

Comments on this proposal must be submitted by August 1, 2015. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

June 29, 2015
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The European Union recently notified the WTO of draft MRLs, including:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/133 – chlorpyrifos in or on certain products
  • G/SPS/N/EU/136 – diethofencarb, mesotrione, metosulam, pirimiphos-methyl, propiconazole, and spiroxamine in or on certain products

The final date for comments is August 28, 2015. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

June 17, 2015
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On June 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reports reviewing MRLs for multiple pesticides:

  • Reasoned opinion on the refined risk assessment regarding certain MRLs of concern for the active substance chlorpyrifos
  • Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance epoxiconazole in light of confirmatory data submitted
  • Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for fluoxastrobin in shallots
October 9, 2014
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On October 9, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following pesticides:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices, and relevant changes have been made to the MRL Database.

September 10, 2014
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On September 10, the U.S. EPA announced the reinstatement of streamside no-spray buffer zones to protect endangered or threatened Pacific salmon and steelhead in California, Oregon, and Washington.

This stipulated injunction was issued on August 15, 2014, and the no-spray buffer zones will apply to the pesticides carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, malathion, and methomyl.

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