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June 8, 2017
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On June 8, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of two pesticide petitions (82 FR 26641 and 82 FR 26639) to establish MRLs and tolerance exemptions for several active ingredients in or on various commodities.

Comments must be received by July 10, 2017. MRLs from these proposals will display in the Global MRL Database on June 9, 2017.

January 21, 2016
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On January 20, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/53 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for diethofencarb, mesotrione, metosulam, and pirimiphos-methyl in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect August 9, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes 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.

May 23, 2013
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) recently published public consultation document Consulta Pública n° 19, de 17 de maio de 2013 (in Portuguese). This proposal includes a draft MRLs for the active ingredient pirimiphos-methyl on rice, corn, wheat, lettuce, barley, citrus, cabbage, beans, and green beans.

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