EPA Raises Residue Limits For 2 Pesticides

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new residue limits for a pair of pesticides Tuesday, increasing tolerance levels based on updated field data and harmonizing the values with international standards.

The raised limits apply to chlorantraniliprole and quinoxyfen for use on grains, berries and fruits, according to a notice published in the Federal Register. The EPA's action allows growers to use more of the chemicals during the farming process.

The EPA found that its proposed chlorantraniliprole tolerance level of 30 parts per million for corn, wheat...
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