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October 5, 2017
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On October 5, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for thiodicarb, hydrogen peroxide, metalaxyl-M, halosulfuron, diflubenzuron, chlorantraniliprole, carfentrazone-ethyl, potassium bicarbonate, and azoxystrobin (links in Portuguese). 

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by November 5, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 6, 2017.

July 3, 2017
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On July 3, the European Union published Regulation (EU) 2017/1164 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for acrinathrin, metalaxyl, and thiabendazole in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect January 21, 2018. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on July 4, 2017.

May 4, 2016
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On May 4, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of mefenoxam (metalaxyl-M) in or on rapeseed subgroup 20A.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 5, 2016. The amended MRL will display in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

July 21, 2015
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published reasoned opinions on the review, modification, or setting of MRLs for the following active ingredients:

April 8, 2015
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published a reasoned opinion on the combined review of the existing MRLs for the active substances metalaxyl and metalaxyl-M.

October 3, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese): glufosinate, kresoxim-methyl, chlorantraniliprole, fluazifop-P, flutriafol, metalaxyl-M, acibenzolar-S-methyl, benzyladenine, lambda-cyhalothrin, imazapyr and imazapic.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2014. Relevant changes will not appear in  MRL Database unless they are officially adopted by ANVISA. 

January 22, 2014
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On January 21, the European Union published MRL amendments Commission Regulation (EU) No 36/2014 and Commission Regulation (EU) No 51/2014 in the EU Official Journal. These regulations revise MRLs for aminopyralid, chlorantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, mepiquat, metalaxyl-M, propamocarb, pyriofenone, quinoxyfen, dimethomorph, indoxacarb, and pyraclostrobin.

MRL revisions were made to address new and changed uses. Commission Regulation (EU) No 36/2014 will enter into force 20 days after the date of publication. Commission Regulation (EU) No 51/2014 will enter into force on February 2, 2014.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com after these regulations are in effect.

December 2, 2013
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On December 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published EFSA supporting publication 2013:EN-511, a set of case studies for the application of the guidance of EFSA on submission of scientific peer-reviewed open literature for the approval of pesticide active substances under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

The case studies concerned metalaxyl-M, metsulfuron-methyl, and thifensulfuron-methyl, which all currently have dossiers submitted under Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010.

November 14, 2013
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On November 14, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published:

PMRA will accept comments on these consultations through January 28, 2014.

July 26, 2013
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently established several MRLs.

On July 21, PMRA established the metalaxyl MRLs first proposed on April 23, 2013, under document PMRL2013-22.

On July 21, PMRA established the metconazole MRLs first proposed on April 23, 2013, under document PMRL2013-24.

On July 21, PMRA established the bifenazate MRLs first proposed on April 23, 2013, under document PMRL2013-25.

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

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