2011 Critical Use Exemption Nominations from the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
On January 23, 2009, the U.S. Government transmitted to the Ozone Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) its sixth nomination for a critical use exemption (CUE) from the phaseout of methyl bromide (MeBr). This request is for the 2011 calendar year and amounts to 9.4 percent of 1991 baseline levels.
This nomination covers exemptions for 15 crops or uses, including tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, cucurbits, orchard replants, and post-harvest uses. This 2011 request represents a continued reduction from earlier years, due to the introduction of alternatives into the marketplace and other factors.
After the nomination is received, the Ozone Secretariat will forward the nomination package to the Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC), an advisory group that provides technical expertise on methyl bromide to the Parties. MBTOC will review the nomination requests and make recommendations to the Parties. In November 2009, the Parties to the Protocol will meet and review the MBTOC recommendations for the continued production and import of methyl bromide for 2011 to meet authorized critical needs.
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Commodities (PDF, 12 pp., 213 KB)
Cucurbits (PDF, 21 pp., 292 KB)
Eggplant (PDF, 15 pp., 237 KB)
Fruit, Nut, and Flower Nursery (PDF, 11 pp., 258 KB)
Food Facilities (PDF, 10 pp., 197 KB)
Forest Seedling (PDF, 17 pp., 258 KB)
Ham (PDF, 5 pp., 159 KB)
Orchard Replant (PDF, 20 pp., 262 KB)
Ornamentals (PDF, 20 pp., 254 KB)
Peppers (PDF, 15 pp., 228 KB)
Post Harvest (NPMA) (PDF, 11 pp., 203 KB)
Strawberry Fruit (PDF, 14 pp., 233 KB)
Strawberry Nursery (PDF, 11 pp., 216 KB)
Sweet Potato Slips (PDF, 11 pp., 242 KB)
Tomato (PDF, 27 pp., 314 KB)
2011 Numerical Analysis Summary (PDF, 1 pp., 44 KB)
2011 Numerical Analysis Post Harvest (PDF, 2 pp., 47 KB)
2011 Numerical Analysis Fruits and Vegetables (PDF, 2 pp., 47 KB)
2011 Numerical Analysis Nursery (PDF, 2 pp., 49 KB)