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List of Critical Uses

The following are critical uses of methyl bromide for 2014 and 2015. Critical uses must meet the location limitations (Column B) and limiting critical conditions (Column C).

This table is found in Appendix L to 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart A. Any information published in the Federal Register takes precedence over information on this page.

The critical uses of methyl bromide are adjusted every year based on decisions of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and rulemakings by EPA.

Column A Column B Column C
Approved Critical Uses Approved Critical User and Location of Use and Control Period Limiting Critical Conditions
that either exist, or that the approved critical user reasonably expects could arise without methyl bromide fumigation:
PRE-PLANT USES
Strawberry Fruit California growers. Control periods 2014 and 2015. Moderate to severe black root rot or crown rot
Moderate to severe yellow or purple nutsedge infestation
Moderate to severe nematode infestation
Local township limits prohibiting 1,3-dichloropropene
POST-HARVEST USES
Food Processing (a) Rice millers in the U.S. who are members of the USA Rice Millers Association. Control period 2014. Moderate to severe beetle, weevil, or moth infestation
Presence of sensitive electronic equipment subject to corrosion
(b) Pet food manufacturing facilities in the U.S. who are members of the Pet Food Institute. Control period 2014. Moderate to severe beetle, moth, or cockroach infestation
Presence of sensitive electronic equipment subject to corrosion
(c) Members of the North American Millers’ Association in the U.S. Control period 2014. Moderate to severe beetle infestation
Presence of sensitive electronic equipment subject to corrosion
Commodities (a) California entities storing walnuts, dried plums, figs, raisins, and dates (in Riverside county only) in California. Control period 2014. Rapid fumigation required to meet a critical market window, such as during the holiday season
Dry Cured Pork Products (a) Members of the National Country Ham Association and the Association of Meat Processors, Nahunta Pork Center (North Carolina), and Gwaltney of Smithfield Inc. Control periods 2014 and 2015. Red legged ham beetle infestation
Cheese/ham skipper infestation
Dermestid beetle infestation
Ham mite infestation

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