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March 3, 2014
UPDATE: Here's What They're Saying about EPA's Final Cleaner Fuel and Car Standards
Based on extensive input from auto manufactures, refiners, states and public health and environmental organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced sensible standards for cars and gasoline that will significantly reduce harmful pollution, prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses, while also enabling efficiency improvements in the cars and trucks we drive. These cleaner fuels and cars standards are an important component of the administration’s national program for clean cars and trucks, which also include historic fuel efficiency standards that are saving new vehicle owners at the gas pump today. The standards will significantly reduce ground-level ozone, particulate matter, benzene and other air toxics in the air we breathe.
February Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center Newsletter
The February issue presents a webcast on gasification of manure, a new page on questions to ask before pursuing manure-to-energy technologies, biosecure manure management, and an online course on climate change and animal ag. The 'national resources' section includes an announcement on the locations of USDA's climate hubs, and a study comparing the environmental footprint of poultry production over the past 50 years. Hot topics include a beginning farmer success story, biochar scrubber for mercury, soil health, and a swine phosphorus survey. The events section grew this month and is a must-see. More...
February 20, 2014
EPA Proposes New Safety Measures to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard in order to protect the nation’s two million farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure.
“Today marks an important milestone for the farm workers who plant, tend, and harvest the food that we put on our tables each day,” said Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator. “EPA’s revised Worker Protection Standard will afford farm workers similar health protections to those already enjoyed by workers in other jobs. Protecting our nation’s farm workers from pesticide exposure is at the core of EPA’s work to ensure environmental justice.”
EPA awards $496,000 to the State of Utah to reduce diesel emissions along the Wasatch Front
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Utah Department of Environmental Quality a $496,000 grant to reduce diesel emissions from heavy- duty trucks based in seven counties along the Wasatch Front, an area challenged by levels of particulate matter that exceed federal air quality standards.
EPA Grant Will Help Univ. of Vermont Research on Reducing Pesticide Risks for Bees
EPA recently awarded an agricultural grant for $131,758 to the University of Vermont for a project to develop and promote Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to reduce the use of potentially harmful pesticides and lower risk to bees all while controlling pests and saving money.
Specifically, the UVM project is designed to reduce pesticide use and improve pest control, while increasing crop yields on 75 acres of hops in the Northeast. Under this project, researchers will develop and distribute outreach materials to help farmers adopt these practices. The project’s goal is to reduce insecticide and fungicide applications by 50 percent while decreasing numerous insect pests and downy mildew, a plant disease.
Proposed Agricultural Worker Protection Standard: EPA Needs Your Input
On February 20, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to increase protections from pesticide exposure for the nation's 2 million agricultural workers and their families. This is an important milestone for the farm workers who plant, tend, and harvest the food that we put on our tables each day.
We are seeking your input by the date specified in the Federal Register notice, which will publish within 10 days at http://www.regulations.gov identified by docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0184-0002. In the meantime, read the pre-publication copy (346 pp, 969k, About PDF). Your comments will help EPA to determine the final version of this regulation.
February 12, 2014
TODAY EPA Administrator to Join San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for Press Conference at Solar Farm and Water Treatment Facility
Today, following a tour at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center and Centennial Solar Farms, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and San Antonio utility executives for a press conference to highlight San Antonio’s leadership in sustainability, water conservation and clean energy in the face of a changing climate. The energy and water recycling site is a model of how local utilities can work together to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
February 11, 2014
EPA Administrator Reaffirms Commitment to Environmental Justice on 20th Anniversary of Executive Order
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today reaffirmed the Agency’s commitment to environmental justice in a meeting of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) held in Denver, Colorado. The meeting coincides with a Presidential Proclamation by President Obama commemorating the 20th anniversary of the February 11, 1994 signing of Executive Order 12898, “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.”
February 10, 2014
EPA Administrator McCarthy Joins Senior Obama Administration Officials in Fort Collins to Discuss Local Climate Change Efforts
Tomorrow, Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; and David Agnew, Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs will join Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat to tour projects to restore the Cache la Poudre River and strengthen its resilience to climate change impacts such as higher temperatures and extreme weather events. When floods struck the Front Range of Colorado in September 2013, the City’s proactive planning and river habitat conservation efforts helped mitigate the impacts on Fort Collins. Following the tour, the officials will hold a press conference at the Natural Resources Research Center in Fort Collins, which is one of seven Climate Hubs launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week to offer the practical, science-based tools and strategies farmers and ranchers need to adapt and succeed in the face of a changing climate.
February 6, 2014
Pesticide News Story: EPA Announces Final Plan for Federal Certification of Pesticide Applicators within Indian Country
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is releasing the EPA Plan for the Federal Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) within Indian Country. The EPA is taking this step to make RUPs available for use in Indian country where no current certification mechanisms exist. This action will give pesticide applicators who apply or seek to apply in Indian country access to the same pest control tools available elsewhere in the United States and ensure that these applicators have met competency standards.
Publicly Available Tool Reports On Different Types of Pollution
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. This annual report provides citizens with critical information about their communities, including data on certain toxic chemical releases to the air, water, and land, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities by facilities across the country.
February 5, 2014
Pesticide News Story: EPA Announces Improvements to Protect the Rights of Data Owners and Ensure Compliance with Data Compensation Rules
EPA is announcing a final rulemaking to improve protection for data submitters, and a new guidance for EPA risk managers to improve compliance assurance. EPA expects that these changes will lead to greater efficiencies in the registration process, allowing applicants to benefit from greater clarity regarding when data compensation procedures should apply.
Pesticide News Story: Memorandum of Understanding on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act – Now Available for Public Comment
A draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs and the Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service to protect migratory birds is now available for public comment. The comment period will end March 7, 2014. To submit comments, go to the docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0744 at www.regulations.gov. We will evaluate the comments and determine if significant changes will be made to the draft MOU. EPA anticipates signing the MOU at the annual Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds meeting in April 2014.
February 04, 2014
Central Data Exchange Registration Walkthrough for EDSP Test Order Recipients (Pesticides) – Tuesday, February 25, 2014
EPA is developing a fully electronic, Web-based submission system to handle the receipt of responses to future Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) test orders. Recipients of these orders will be required to register with and submit through the Central Data Exchange (CDX) to use this system.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET, EPA will be conducting, for pesticide stakeholders, a Web-based walk through of the registration process in preparation for these orders. Please note that the focus of the session is on the registration process, and that specific reporting requirements will not be discussed during the demonstration.
EPA's 2012 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline
Total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12 percent from 2011-2012, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report released today. The decrease includes an eight percent decline in total toxic air releases, primarily due to reductions in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions.
Pesticide Registration Requests, Actions, and Tolerance Updates
- Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses -- announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended (Feb. 27)
- Fluxapyroxad; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of fluxapyroxad in or on multiple commodities (Feb. 26)
- Pesticide Maintenance Fee; Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations -- announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (Feb. 26)
- Kasugamycin; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption for Use on Apples in Michigan; Solicitation of Public Comment -- EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Michigan Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide kasugamycin to treat up to 10,000 acres of apples to control fire blight. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption. (Feb. 24)
- Saflufenacil; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of saflufenacil in or on multiple commodities (Feb. 21)
- Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities -- announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities (Feb. 21)
- Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F Protein in Soybean; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance -- establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the plant-incorporated protectant (PIP), Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein, in or on the food commodity soybean (Feb. 12)
- Thiram; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of thiram in or on strawberry (Feb. 12)
- Linuron; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of linuron in or on multiple commodities (Feb. 12)
- Notice of Intent To Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations -- Each Notice of Intent to Suspend was issued following the Agency's issuance of a Data Call-In Notice (DCI), which required the registrants of the affected pesticide products containing a certain pesticide active ingredient to take appropriate steps to secure certain data, and following the registrants' failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data (Feb. 12)
- Fenpropidin; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of fenpropidin in or on banana (Feb. 11)
- Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities (Feb. 7)
- D-mannose; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance -- establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of D-mannose (CAS Reg. No. 3458-28-4) when used as an inert ingredient (sequestrant, binder, or filler) in pesticide formulations applied pre-harvest to growing crops (Feb. 7)
- Final EPA Plan for the Federal Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides Within Indian Country; Notice of Implementation -- In the Federal Register of May 18, 2011, EPA issued a notice of intent to implement a Federal program to certify applicators of restricted use pesticides (RUPs) in Indian country where no other certification plan applies (Feb. 6)
- Cyantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of cyantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities (Feb. 5)
- Pesticides; Satisfaction of Data Requirements; Procedures To Ensure Protection of Data Submitters' Rights -- EPA is revising and updating its regulations governing the procedures for the satisfaction of data requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (Feb. 5)
January Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center Newsletter
The January issue looks at the webcast on nutrient recovery from manure treatment systems and future webcasts on gasification and more! It is the time of year to remember winter manure spreading bans are in place in many states. There are two archived webcasts on the risks and advisory tools and a proceedings paper on spreading bans. There are also a wide variety of curriculum materials on air quality, climate change, and a series aimed at high school teachers (includes greenhouse gases, manure 101, nutrients and more). Additional topics include proposed FDA rules, antibiotics, manure apps, energy efficiency, pit foaming, and much more!
January 30, 2014
EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Guidance Documents for Evaluating Pesticide Spray Drift: Proposals Would Further Protect Communities near Fields Where Crops Are Grown
EPA is announcing the availability of two draft guidance documents for public comment. These documents describe how off-site spray drift will be evaluated for ecological and human health risk assessments for pesticides. EPA is seeking to strengthen its protections for people and the environment from exposure to pesticides that drift from fields to nearby areas, including homes, schools and playgrounds. The Agency has a long-standing history of robust, routine assessments on every chemical to protect consumers from pesticide risks from treated food, workers who apply pesticides, and consumers who use pesticides in and around homes. These new approaches add to these routine assessments and will allow the Agency to estimate off-site drift, another step to protect communities living near fields where crops are grown from these exposures. The January 29, 2014, Federal Register Notice specifically seeks public input on these approaches that include:
- a policy for conducting human health risk assessments associated with the potential for exposure from off-site drift during pesticide applications and
- an updated method for estimating environmental exposures associated with spray drift.
EPA Releases Climate Assessment Update To National Stormwater Calculator
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released phase II of the National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool package. The updated calculator includes future climate vulnerability scenarios.
January 17, 2014
Pesticide News Story: RNAi White Paper Published in Advance of January 28 Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting
The EPA has posted a paper, "RNAi Technology as a Pesticide: Problem Formulation for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment," and the charge to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) for the January 28, 2014, SAP meeting.
The agency will consult with the SAP on the EPA’s approach to assess the risk of RNAi gene silencing technology for pesticidal purposes.
Updated Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices Form (EPA Form 3540-1)
The EPA has now updated the form for Notice of Arrival (NOA) of Pesticides and Devices that is required for importing pesticides and pesticidal devices into the United States. These revisions should increase the efficiency of the Notice of Arrival process.
January 15, 2014
EPA, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and Clark Atlanta University Find Success in Community Assistance Partnership Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Clark Atlanta University celebrate the completion of the first stages of a unique partnership that brings together academia, federal agencies, local governments, and grassroots organizations fostering sustainable growth and economic development in rural and small communities. The College/Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP) provides underserved communities with economic development plans, energy savings projects, land reuse evaluation, and vital technical support.
January 8, 2014
EPA Awards Almost Half a Million in Funding to Three Universities for Projects to Reduce Pesticide Risk Including Risks to Bees/Louisiana State, Penn State and University of Vermont at the forefront of groundbreaking technology
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced agricultural grants for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to reduce the use of potentially harmful pesticides and lower risk to bees all while controlling pests and saving money. “These collaborative projects can provide innovative solutions to reduce pesticide risks to pollinators and crops,” said James Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “Initiatives such as these will encourage others to adopt promising technologies and practices across the nation to reduce pesticide risks while maximizing crop production and protecting public health.”
January 6, 2014
EPA Funds LSU Study to Protect Bees from Pesticides
Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present a grant for more than $167,000 to Dr. Kristen Healy of the Louisiana State University AgCenter at a ceremony on Wednesday, January 8. The grant will fund a study to assess the impact of mosquito-control methods on honey bees.
The study will look at development and application of insecticides used to control adult mosquito populations to minimize impacts on honey bee health. The LSU team will use the study results to develop specific guidelines for safely using these insecticides, and to assist beekeepers in minimizing exposure of bee colonies.
Pesticide Registration Requests, Actions, and Tolerance Updates
- Diflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of diflubenzuron (N-[[(4-chlorophenyl)amino]carbonyl]-2,6- difluorobenzimide) in or on fruit, citrus, group 10-10 and citrus, oil (Jan. 31)
- Indaziflam; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of indaziflam in or on coffee, banana, and palm oil (Jan. 29)
- Pesticides; Consideration of Spray Drift in Pesticide Risk Assessment: Notice of Availability and Request for Comment -- EPA is announcing the availability of two draft guidance documents for public comment. These documents describe how off-site spray drift will be evaluated for ecological and human health risk assessments for pesticides. Once final, these guidance documents will be posted on EPA's Web site, to ensure consistent risk assessment practices and provide transparency for pesticide registrants and other interested stakeholders. Comments must be received on or before March 31, 2014. (Jan. 29)
- Dinotefuran; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions -- modifies existing time-limited tolerances established at 40 CFR 180.603 under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), for residues of dinotefuran in or on pome fruit and stone fruit by raising them from 1.0 ppm to 2.0 ppm (Jan. 22)
- Acetochlor; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of acetochlor in or on sugar beets and peanuts (Jan. 22)
- Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations -- In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations (Jan. 22)
- Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations -- EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice (Jan. 17)
- Pesticide Products; Registration Applications for New Active Ingredients -- EPA has received several applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications. Comments must be received on or before February 18, 2014. (Jan. 17)
- Tolfenpyrad; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of tolfenpyrad in or on multiple commodities (Jan. 9)
- Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations -- announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (Jan. 8)
December, 2013 Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center Newsletter
The December issue covers the webcast topic of nutrient recovery which is being presented in a 3-part series. (Part 1 archive). We also announced the dates and location of the second Waste to Worth conference will be held March 30-April 3, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. A must-read series was published by the American Society of Animal Science on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions through the use of management techniques and technologies. There is also a new manure textbook, precision phosphorus feeding information, and guide on preventing human disease outbreaks and public events with animals. Hot topics touch on court cases that rule whether or not manure is "pollution" and a USGS study on the connection between groundwater and surface water nitrate levels, among other topics. More...
December 20, 2013
Florida Pesticide Producer to Pay $1.7 Million Penalty for Selling Misbranded Pesticides
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Harrell’s LLC, a pesticide producer based in Lakeland, Fla., has agreed to pay $1,736,560 in civil penalties for allegedly distributing and selling misbranded pesticides and other violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
The penalty is one of the largest ever for an enforcement case under FIFRA.
December 19, 2013
EPA West Coast Collaborative announces more than $2 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in western states and Pacific Island territories
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced over $2.2 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to partners along the West Coast and Pacific Island Territories. The 14 grants are administered through the West Coast Collaborative, an EPA Region 9 and Region 10 public-private partnership aimed at reducing diesel emissions and leveraging an additional $6 million from public, private and nonprofit partners.
U.S. EPA fines agricultural products companies $74,880 for pesticide violations in Calif. and Ariz.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced settlements with two companies selling agricultural chemicals in Arizona and California over improper storage and containment of federally regulated pesticides.
San Francisco, Calif-based agricultural products company Wilbur-Ellis must pay $62,080 in civil penalties and, separately, Collierville, Tenn.-based agricultural products company Helena Chemical must pay $12,800 in civil penalties. Both companies had multiple violations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which regulates the distribution, sale and use of pesticides in the U.S.
December 12, 2013
EPA Takes Action to Protect Farm Workers in Puerto Rico; Bayer CropScience to Initiate Measures to Protect Workers and Pay $53,000 Penalty
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Bayer CropScience LP, a company that operates a research facility and nursery in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, to correct violations of federal regulations governing the use of pesticides on farms. The company failed to follow federal rules aimed at reducing or eliminating the exposure of farm workers to chemicals. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will take a number of steps to better protect the health of the workers at its facilities and come into full compliance with federal pesticide law.
December 03, 2013
Twin Falls fish farm settles with EPA for water pollution violations
A Twin Falls commercial fish and frog farm has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for repeatedly violating the Clean Water Act and polluting the Snake River in South-central Idaho.
McCollum Enterprises, Limited Partnership, operates the aquaculture facility known as the Canyon Springs Fish Farm located near Twin Falls, Idaho. The facility raises Tilapia and American Bullfrogs commercially, supplying fish markets and wholesalers with fresh fish and frogs across the Northwest. From June 2008 to March 2012, EPA identified over 550 violations of the facility’s discharge permit, including numerous releases of phosphorus-laden wastewater. To settle the violations, McCollum Enterprises has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty. Outside of the settlement, the company has also invested in facility improvements that have significantly reduced fish mortalities and phosphorus pollution to the Snake River.
Pesticide Registration Requests, Actions, and Tolerance Updates
- Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities -- announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Comments must be received on or before January 29, 2014. (Dec. 30)
- Indoxacarb; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of indoxacarb in or on multiple commodities and removes previously established commodities that will be superseded by tolerances established in this action (Dec. 27)
- Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerances -- amends the current tolerance for combined residues of pendimethalin and its metabolite, expressed as pendimethalin equivalents in or on almond, hulls (Dec. 27)
- Isopyrazam; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of isopyrazam in or on apple and peanut for which there are no accompanying United States registrations (Dec. 27)
- Mandipropamid; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances in or on multiple commodities and removes several established tolerances for residues of mandipropamid (Dec. 20)
- Endothall; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of endothall in or on apple and apple, pomace (Dec. 18)
- Registration Applications for Pesticide Products Containing New Active Ingredients; Corrections -- EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 14, 2012, concerning a new active ingredient (AI). The name of an AI was changed during the registration assessment process (Dec. 18)
- Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Notice of Receipt of Application; Comment Request -- This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) (Dec. 18)
- Flutriafol; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of flutriafol in or on coffee, bean, green and coffee, instant (Dec. 11)
- Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances -- establishes tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on multiple commodities (Dec. 11)
- Prohydrojasmon; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance -- establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide prohydrojasmon (PDJ) when used as a plant growth regulator in or on apple and grape pre-harvest, in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices (Dec. 11)
- Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction -- EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 20, 2013, concerning the product cancellation of several pesticide products, which were previously published in the Federal Register of September 18, 2013 and are subject to the provisions set forth in that notice (Dec. 4)
- Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations -- In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations (Dec. 4)