EPA Won't Revoke Levels Of Imported Pesticide Residue

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday declined an environmental group's petition to revoke import tolerances for 13 pesticides, rejecting an unorthodox plan to protect U.S. birds that migrate to fruit-exporting Latin American countries where harmful pesticides are widely used.

The EPA rejected the request, saying it didn't have the authority under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act or the

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act to revoke the import tolerances, which are the maximum amount of chemical residues allowed on imported goods and produce,...
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