US Environmental Protection Agency Receives Pesticide Petition for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in Various Commodities
Washington, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the receipt of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. The petition, filed under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), urges the EPA to take action regarding the residues of pesticide chemicals found in or on food commodities. The Agency has opened the petition for public comment and is seeking input from stakeholders and the general public.
The pesticide petition, documented in the Federal Register Volume 88, Number 96, dated May 18, 2023, contains data or information prescribed in FFDCA section 408(d)(2), but the EPA has not yet fully evaluated the sufficiency of the submitted data or determined whether it supports granting the petition. The Agency intends to review the public comments received before making a final determination on the pesticide petition.
Interested parties, including agricultural producers, food manufacturers, and pesticide manufacturers, have until June 20, 2023, to submit their comments on the petition. Comments should be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov, using the docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2023-0069.
This news release is based on the content published in the Federal Register Volume 88, Number 96, dated May 18, 2023, and can be accessed through the Government Publishing Office website (www.gpo.gov).