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Published: Monday, November 9, 2020
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on November 6, 2020 revising and expanding the pesticide tolerance crop grouping regulations. Crop groups are lists of similar crops which allow the establishment of shared pesticide tolerances for all commodities included in each group, permitting the use of identified pesticides on those crops. The final rule converts the previous group 19, “Herbs and Spices” into two new groups: group 25 for herbs and group 26 for spices. A large number of commodities were also added to each group.
In prior comments on the EPA proposed crop grouping rule, AHPA had requested the addition of several hundred additional commodities to the new crop group. In the final rule, EPA acknowledged AHPA’s comments and added 110 of the commodities AHPA had requested.
AHPA is in ongoing efforts to ensure that the herbal product industry’s products are represented in crop groups and other EPA pesticide regulations.
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