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November 30, 2016
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On November 30, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish MRLs on several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by December 30, 2016. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on December 1, 2016.

August 2, 2016
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following active ingredients:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on August 3, 2016.

April 26, 2016
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This week, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on these proposed MRLs through July 10, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

April 18, 2016
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On April 15, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/567 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for chlorantraniliprole, cyflumetofen, cyprodinil, dimethomorph, dithiocarbamates, fenamidone, fluopyram, flutolanil, imazamox, metrafenone, myclobutanil, propiconazole, sedaxane, and spirodiclofen in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect May 5, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes are on display in the Global MRL Database.

August 17, 2015
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following active ingredients:

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

July 22, 2015
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On July 22, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of sedaxane and novaluron in or on certain commodities. Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 21, 2015.

Relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database.

June 16, 2015
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On June 16, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 12 – 16 June 2015. Pages 29-30 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments must be submitted to APVMA by July 14, 2015. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

May 13, 2015
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On May 12, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on these proposed MRLs through July 26, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

January 22, 2014
October 2, 2013
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Effective October 2, the US EPA established MRL changes for the following active ingredients:

  • For glyphosate, the residue definition was revised for an existing canola seed MRL.
  • For methoxyfenozide, new MRLs were added for several commodity types. Additionally, several previously-established time-limited tolerances and permanent tolerances were removed, as they have been superseded by this amendment.
  • For sedaxane, MRLs were added for potato products.
  • Finally, changes were also made for methyl parathion. These revisions were made for clarity purposes only, removing previously-expired MRLs from the MRL legislation.

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

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