2010 Critical Use Exemption Nominations from the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
On January 25, 2008, 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 2010 calendar year and amounts to 13.4 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 2010 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 2008, the Parties to the Protocol will meet and review the MBTOC recommendations for the continued production and import of methyl bromide for 2010 to meet authorized critical needs.
After the Parties to the Protocol authorize critical uses, EPA annual promulgates a notice-and-comment rulemaking to exempt methyl bromide production and import for approved critical users.
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Commodities (PDF, 27 pp., 364 KB)
Cucurbits (PDF, 53 pp., 544 KB)
Eggplant (PDF, 51 pp., 1022 KB)
Fruit, Nut, and Flower Nursery (PDF, 49 pp., 476 KB)
Food Facilities (PDF, 33 pp., 401 KB)
Forest Seedling (PDF, 58 pp., 569 KB)
Ham (PDF, 24 pp., 301 KB)
Orchard Replant (PDF, 41 pp., 446 KB)
Ornamental (PDF, 64 pp., 582 KB)
Peppers (PDF, 65 pp., 1120 KB)
Post Harvest (NPMA) (PDF, 35 pp., 380 KB)
Strawberry Fruit (PDF, 49 pp., 995 KB)
Strawberry Nursery (PDF, 40 pp., 439 KB)
Sweet Potato Slips (PDF, 31 pp., 373 KB)
Tomato (PDF, 64 pp., 1092 KB)
2010 Numerical Analysis Summary (PDF, 1 pp., 20 KB)
All Sectors Numerical Analysis (PDF, 15 pp., 183 KB)