Expansion of Crop Grouping Program

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

In phases, the EPA is revising the current pesticide crop grouping regulations to create new crop groupings, add new subgroups, and expand existing crop groups by adding new commodities. The current crop groupings allow the EPA to establish pesticide tolerances for multiple related crops based upon data for a representative set of crops. The EPA expects these revisions to promote greater use of crop grouping for tolerance-setting purposes and to facilitate the availability of pesticides for minor crop uses. The EPA is currently developing a final rule - the fourth in the series.

RIN: 2070-AJ28
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180.41
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 21 U.S.C. 346a et seq. Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/23/200772 FR 28920
Final Rule12/07/200772 FR 69150
Second NPRM01/06/201075 FR 807
Second Final Rule12/08/201075 FR 76285
Third NPRM11/09/201176 FR 69693
Third Final Rule08/22/201277 FR 50617
Fourth NPRM11/14/201479 FR 68153
Fourth Final Rule05/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OPP

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 13, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/14/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766-0054
Comment Period Closed
Jan 09, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/09/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766-0040
Comment Period Closed
Mar 08, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/06/2010
ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766-0020
Comment Period Closed
Jul 23, 2007 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/23/2007
ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 05/03/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766-0085

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/19/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766-0094
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/17/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766-0093
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/17/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766-0092


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Agency Contact
Rame Cromwell
703 308-9068
703 305-5884 (Fax)
7506P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Washington, DC 20460
Jeffrey Bryan
703 347-8782
7506P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Washington, DC 20460
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