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July 13, 2018
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On July 13, the European Union notified the WTO of SANTE 10145-2017, proposing draft MRLs for linuron.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 16, 2018.

March 20, 2017
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On March 20, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 296 and n° 306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 304 and n° 308), and iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on March 21.

February 10, 2017
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This week, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published proposed monograph changes (including some MRL revisions) for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (Consulta Pública n° 296 and  306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (Consulta Pública n° 304 and  308), iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by March 11, 2017 for iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, azoxystrobin (n° 306), and tebuconazole (n° 308) and by March 10, 2017 for all other active ingredients. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 11, 2017.

July 11, 2016
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On July 11, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for prohexadione-calcium in strawberries and a conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance linuron.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 12, 2016.

February 14, 2014
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On February 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established MRLs for the active ingredients linuron and thiram.  Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before April 14, 2014. 

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

August 3, 2013
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The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 15. Included in the Gazette update is a proposal to amend Australia's international MRL regulation, Standard 1.4.2.

MRL variations are proposed for sulfoxaflor, acetamiprid, azoxystrobin, boscalid, clothianidin, etoxazole, imidacloprid, methoxyfenozide, paclobutrazole, prochloraz, spirotetramat, trifloxystrobin, abamectin, linuron, pyraclostrobin, and uniconazole-p.

The deadline for public submissions is August 27.

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