Unftec	Communcatari. Educaiiafl.
BnvWra^ai Praioeden	Ai-h •¦jy*: AH tin
Agcney	(A.icT)
&EB\ Environmental News
I0B8D&Y,. JWTOM* 1», 1993
SPA SEEKS COMMENTS OH PBVXTZOB FSOFOBUtQ HODIFXCATIOK or
bpx csaszaxca policy
A1 uitt 302-260-4374
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator williaa K.
Steilly today issued a notice soliciting public comment on whether
SPA. should modify its policy regulating pesticides in processed
food. In the wake of a-decision handed down* in July, 1992 by the
United States Court o£ Appeals for the Ninth, circuit, Les v Pelllv.
epa has been petitioned to change currant policy. The ninth
Circuit overturned as EPA interpretation of the Delaney clause in
the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic.Act (FFDCA), that provided an
exception that would have allowed residues of carcinogenic
pesticides in processed food which present only a negligible risk.
"The decision of the ninth circuit Court is strictly a legal
matter," said Re illy. "It does not, in our view, reflect good
public poliey or good science policy. According to the data now
available, EPA does not believo that any of the pesticides involved
in the case poses an unreasonable risk to publio "health. The court
decision Bay	EPA's ability to nake decisions that will best
ensure the overall safety and affordability of the food supply.
The impact Of the court decision upon pesticide users and rood
processors also could be substantial."
The oourt held that the Delaney clause bars tolerances
(maximum allowable levels of residues in food) for carcinogenic
peatieides in processed food without regard to the degree of risk.
The decision is not yot final, however, because a pesticide
industry group has asked the Supreme court to review, the case. A
decision by the supreme court as to whether it will hear the oaae
is expected by aareh. •
if the supreme court does not hear the case, the eventual
effect of the decision, given existing EPA policies, say be that
dozens Of pesticides will be cancelled.
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In Sept., 1992, EPA was petitioned to rescind its policy of
disallowing a pesticide tolerance for a raw agricultural food
(Section 408, FFDCA) whenever a tolerance in the processed food
(Section 409, FFDCA) for tbe sane pesticide is needed but cannot be
approved because of the Delaney restriction. EPA considers a
pocticlde to need a tolerance for processed food only if there is
a possibility that the concentration of pesticide in the processed
food is greater than in the raw food. The petition was presented
by the National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) and others including
the united Fresh Fruit and vegetable Assn., the Florida Fruit and
vegetable Assn., the Hortawest Horticultural council and the
Western Growers- Assn. The M7PA petition claims CPA's policy on
this issue is unsound and illegal. EPA is seeking consents on how
the Agency can best address the issues raised in the petition, as
veil as numerous other issues associated with regulating pesticides
given the court decision.
spa regulates pesticide residues in feed under ffdca.
Tolerances Cor residues of pesticides remaining in raw food are
established under section 408 of FFDCA; tolerances for pesticide
residues in processed food, where needed, are established under
section 409 af FFDCA. Section 409 contains the Delaney clause.
Resolution of the policy issues raised in today's notice could
greatly impact the number of pesticides and uses that would be
affected fay the court's decision. Among the issues concerning
pesticide residues in food on which the Agency is seeking comments
are the following!
-	The appropriateness ef epa*s policy of generally not setting (or
revoking existing) raw food tolerances and cancelling pesticide
registrations where a tolerance for processed food (section 409) is
needed but has been revoked or cannot be approved because of the
Delaney decision.
-	Under certain emergency conditions, 1PA nay grant exemptions
(section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide
Act (FIFRA)') to state government or other federal agencies from the
requirements of FIFRA. In granting such exemptions, SFA is
required to consider the progress toward registration of the
proposed use. If the Court decision is upheld, SPA could not make
a finding of sufficient progress toward registration in cases where
a food additive regulation is needed but is barred by the Delaney
clause. AS a consequence, EPA nay not be able to grant exemptions
far rises that trigger Delaney concerns*
-	EPA is required under executive Order 12291 to consider the
benefits and costs to society which would result fron revocation of
section 409 tolerances and the associated section 404 tolerances.
EPA is seeking consents on the benefits and costs of such action.
Finally, BFA is seeking public views and indorsation on when the
tolerance revocation*- resulting frea the Delaney decision should
becone effective.
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Numerous other issues are detailed in the Federal 'Register
notice, which is expected to be published within the next several
days. Mooters of the press say obtain copies of th« Federal
Register notice by calling Al Reier at 202-290-4374. All comments
oust be received by March 12 and shoo Id be aont to the address
below. All other reequeats. for copies of today'8 notice and/or the
NFPA petition are asVAd to call (703-105-5805) or write: Public
Responso and Program Resources Branch, Field Operations Division
(H7506C) > Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. SPA, 401 K'St., SW,
Washington, D.C. 20460.
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Federal Ragfater < Vol. sa. Mo. M / ftiday. Fabrmry s. lWa / Notices
envmonhcmtal Motectwn
AQSNCY
tPPP-MMftHUrflO-ll
PMtKtdoe;ReqiieetfarCaaaenton
PbIMmi (9 Motify SPA Petty en
PwtMttotnlwtncx
MENCVt EB^MBBapttl Protection
Agency 0EPAL
acijomj Motfca of receipt and
arodfiblHtyaf petition.		
ilixr.lcsttd excapt is aeoortsace with
procedure! m farth In 40 CFR part 2.
A copy cf the eMMi (hat deee not
eont»tn rai must be johtaitted far
taciusisn in the puhHe iwntL
InConnatkm not Baited ooo&deatial
aay be dbcfeaad publicly ly EPA
without prior notion. OQumiao, ill
wrtRsa eoBnantB will ba ara&afcle hr
lefMiaw In prjunHnl fjod- Unds
I «3(*RZ) oi the FFDTA. no
i wm banbmt») eeteieit Uat
• MeigtMidJir
WWMVt Thii docoaeat amtouncaa the
reeaipt ofmdulIdtB	qq ^
petition wfej«ha«3ottat EPA chaogalu
Afner, 401M SL, 3W, WaAfatfdt.
OCSM0. Itis^eaos TOHKMOn.
aetika 409 tolanBOO fa mqoiied U any
petfdde nwidua in a procmed feed
nwtiiafl ft«m bm ob a nw apteoliural
rnmmi ni'ity U below tfee tnlnmoe to
tUt peafldde In «¦ n the SAC Itta
wampdon inaeetioa 40zMB)a
aaarffwpaatWda." (7»JlC
Tto. RniliMBfettEFA tabalaaoa
the s*4e ed hiaelthi rfa paatfdde la
dfltannJaln|wheawofnet»^B«.«r
MMk a wartMtU wulitTntitl
HagBdawlPeed^K^^wrnawatir
A«t (ptoca) ta u&axn4«4
ta^wcticp ftmnBajLte ..
MeM«r thmgh «capt la^l
bolidiys, at the Pnhttc DoAat a&d
Fieedott of tetoneBon Ssdloa. Plaid
Opmattoaa DMsica, Office of Mtfdde
P«ogtama.InytB>n mental Pwtaoto>
Aaocjr. ta. 1U3, Ot«2. vtti
JnkieoB Mi Highway, AittitfOB.VA,
TatoeiwBae7OT-«s-saM.
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ceaentngtlija dntjtmaatawrhe
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yiotnii^yifflw at fcod adittHw
ftffpGStfcldifNtfttlV |b
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UMataea1n408,aAa«HBAa» TbcoorthMieaa
rf tha WDCA. ffA onat flake a
fe^lag that dw panuhMifain oltha rule
wSoTrattetSi pahie health" Ut
(uc SMaCdLlanadilMthie
datenriiiatlffV fte AyaCT^^hededta
(tj &a oaeaaatey far tha ynttuctoi nf aa
atUQMte.«hfluaoaa vdeeoaaanfcad
*a» aoMlr to othar wm la whiA the
aaacMBiayha aftecwbt the
|Mttdi)«: wa {3} the aaeiUaeaa of die
kunAAttliiinciii
¦N«hti Thaa, aaottoa. 40t of the CTDCA
nquM 0» Abob» to habase jiaha
atoat haaeSti ta wanalBtnB whethat
tn aitalinih lolawnh
H» aaUUtiroeot of b 6»d edflthm
MBlatfaB udacaestea 4M rcssutiaa a
fiMlng that uaa off the paeadde will he
"e&JCla U^C.	Section 403
,hoamttla$ tteO*i«Doy dauaa^ wfcldi
apadgcally pwldoathAnrifttoaed
aodddltf««vayba
khaaboa fenadte ladvca
ta mm or an^mala. [tl U^C.
fatNvnhM^rfteMoj^^wM^
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CTJ. hifcaBadasieaaifcadwfllimbe
pitlJihroiilte lit jfitnrtH h
an eataUihad sndar aaottaa ML
MfcafflttlaMaevnfm.
AtaWMtai
wfltactbe
	_JBe»«ridfaod
wylthme aawdntai with tb»
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ctvaat peBqp that b«bBod 4M raw
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7471
estebliaiiod or maintained If a action
409 Ibud additive tektenee for the aemo
pettidde zesidtw In the rmtilHiq;
ptoeeaaad food to aoodod but cannot bo
approved (S3 PR 41104, 41108. October
19,1988). This potay, vrhkh iaalso
mfmi—1 In 111 1m« JorinMtrf — rtm
"EPA'b eowdineftonpotley," to
diacasaed further is inltau and m of
ftita
8. EPA* Tolerance SethagPntoa
b tatting both 408 and 409
tOiOEMM, EPA HVhllMl rettdoe
liutmistiT and trndoolagy data. To be .
acceptable. Minim n nnatW both high
eomtgh to eorar raridnoa BWy to ba left
when tha peettcUa la uaadlo
ecwidaace with itrlabaliBa cod Inw
anongh to protect the pnhtto health.
W1A reaped to aactfaneMtelaBmces.
A determines thahigbe* lewis of
Tnridna that might be pnaort la a tnr
agfculiuial conuaodiiy band on
"rtwPftj BpH	nodflf
the amdftiena allowed hy tha product's
labeling that an egqxKtei to]Md
mgrlfWIm wAli—
BPA1 policy eonmmtng wboa a
.section409 Iammbcv ta aeeded tuni oa
wkidW thara Is a pott&ii&y that the
ptocaaaiag of a nw a^tcstanal
cnmfflfldftycwirtiriiiwmpaaBdde
nefifo« would mult la taaiduaa in the
pioceeted bod at a lavel greater Hub
tha ow food tobraaco. As deceased in
Put fl| of Ate Dodaai 9K conwWs
jflWttlhctonttwliMihitpwmtfn
vlliilha to ddtarmina whaaa 409
tolerance is needed, wbea e «09
tabaaiica is needed, the larel of Aa bod
additive aagulaticB la datarmlnwl by
multlplyiiig the mw bod tnlarana level
by the gmtMt degtee of concentratta
measured fnlhepraop»dngitBdy.7hu«i
Aeantfcsfly, ivwluaa in vioatmd bod
should not exceed the toed of Aa bod
ftHitiiirr, iwuljtirai nvtoi when the
reeidue in An w food what was
ptoceand la at or sear the tefaemne
kveL
C Dad&watd cfPtoctoBegt
fa NnaalMlffAaniDiiiiOMdi
the Hoard ob Agnetdtav the Mttaud
Research CoundVKdbttal Academy of
Sdenwa (NASJ.tn awimhw the Impui
oClliiCd&flidifliitadtttete
'wgnlattM peatlrirt— rtfwui—> above,
b (ba tepoct. KagatatSaaMleidaa in
Food: 11» Dalmiay Fm3k" (MAS, May
29, J9871, Mas joDoamaded An the
"umwiik" Odmv dauae bo taplaead
by a "nagUg&ilo sir* standart fcrboth
raw and processed bods. The MAS
thought a nog) [gibW H«lc staadant could
dRBoatfoal^ mbbo total dieiaw
BTpr^ini to cardpegmls pertUade*
with a modeet tedueson ef benafln.
Following reeenrwndatiwM from the
NAS repeat, 8PA published In tha
Federal Register 153 FX «U04, October
19.19881 a policy efatwnmnt
that it would treat tha Uebney dMM at
subjMi to a da mmiTm't ftjxgptiofl whore
tho bnnatt dSetaiv ilafc ham raldtiM of
tint paatiddeie, # meet, ae^lble. The
dgmaiaiseeceptioB tod™ Manny
danse is nraadted on case lew holding
pyiwln%.
In 1989. Fteaidmt BvAannounoed a
addreasag peatlciHee and feed aafsty
iadudtng, aoiBig other thinya> i
loog^timdlng huaauistan^ in tha law*
igmwiriiagliegtclileweidaBalnfBodand
»*
stsndsd tot afi (bod. thta prapaail waa
frm tistaat with the NAS
Meeaamdatfcn aw) wMildheva
trfftw |m*ihad
Although Cmttti has tsnrfdond a
msobar of Hm aafcty bUl* no
MflarilW fMtjaal
OoMtSS. 1988, theRttaof
Calrfrtwhi. Bw Tfctiiwl Bmauua
AfT/OliiidinnllgA^&ilU
a petttien PQHtaiata pettttaa")
wquaitiiif that EPA nvoko eeveni (sod
addHCTiegoTattrau and dMlWigfan
EPAIr da mii^itrittnpiotBiion of fat
Ddoty dnaa- The poutloo, *J»lch
8oo«tt« "an riakr intmntaaBB of At
DsliiMy daua. nqnbd that SPA
ra*oh» thai Mowiu tood addittvt
ts^ilatlune: TKfhmnn iapeemint and
poppemiBt «04, bnonyl Nn and
oflj, saneonh ^aMBLandfannaaf
badey. 0<4a, and wheat), dieofel
fiTiiwlIml nfTI/T rjiiwbiiumiiiiilTumii'T
	P	powiMtj jl^B nJ
praaaa) (54 IK 27700, fonaSO, 1989).
The petitkaoiaa signed that thaae bod
•ddleva Rgulatlaae a^ould be nvdead
bocaeaethe eowmpeabtidBatowhto
die n^thdone uwly an antnal
oaadMBSBet aad thus aay not continue
in ftfbot daa tatha Dolaney donee.
gPAioapoBdod to the CalUbwIa
prtitfaa ou Aadl 18,1990 (SS FS17SSQ,
April 25.1990]. EPA egmnd to ravaka
wSc^daai) muv mi hlnijpttmjf
regbtend posbodo w* kpa decheed,
hmnmr. to nv«lca the remaining bod
ina bcanl on
_ ithatetther
1.	tba bud additive poaod dr
tffltotti dak and that the IhUoey
daaae caUgned tt empuon far
paadcMee pndm a da minimis risk.
2.	There waa linnifflrleri tnfaraaUon
to datasnipe whether th* ioed addt&vo
WBBlatfnn poeed * «femi'nimi«riiik and
sfh behaved (bst daa to be sobaiitad
in Aa Jbtora would rhow the dak ftwa
the bod adAttM totedir m/mmi*
& AflttMnnder vfSCA «u
awBHwletelywithlMldpandini
ooapwrtoB of an ongoing roitA
prawdint rush ea a Spedel Kevtew,
wbkb ia a daidled aeenrnwiitof the
coats aad baaafita aaaodatad with d>e
12,1990, lha patitinumi Glad
ohfirtioot a B'A't xspeaso. Agtin, ibe
twrtrlffnefe rantral otqailiaQ w» that
EPA fcadiBcooectly iawpieted tocdoo
406 Irr nusfing a da miahnit «xoepbos
Into aa Ddanajr daoae-The p«ttii»iMta
alao contended ttat an onr chtwrjinna inYolved rtrictly
le^l beuefc EPArecsevtBd public
""""t*"" **» r**1"""'
(»9 »R 26498, Jbna 28.1990].
Os nfavatyjo, int. epa (1)
miaBsd tha petition**' »^ue«t to
tavofeB Aa Sod addlU«w nwulatian for
tomato pndaota, finding that there
maurtiens paaad atxmu liak, thanby
Mtegwirotfci^BfcibifcwCTpti'**
la the Debater dewes W denied the
petitirHVwr wqaget to Twvnke the fuui
oddtfvongnittiMu to vaoooMb en
leMne eod b"a of beifay, oe^iye and
wheat pending An onaoiag wntA
Special IMaw: 01n^nted the loqueet
ta iteoka Aa phnanet bod edditiv*
fwgwUrt—^wnWMiMiirf riloatfflttm
tea axpeding father data an Ae
SSSSSst^tlSStieB fc*
chkrdisetem on dried pnm™ bad
hasitanitad on Ortobee 38,1989 (j4
fft 4342ft Old {S) Mated it would
pnMaa toianho Aa bod additiva
iqolatlcna fcr dlorfbl on driad tea and
DOVPonpoi
uuLJwlJriilBprotaMadfeoda. On
Oeteber 9. un. SPA propped to
nrake tae SPVP and dtoniol food
edcatee nniUitani CM PR 501901- Ob
Mnr1& lflSa, H"A iiaaed an additional
onhvoo the CaUGxnla petition
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. »v». ik>, / yntay. rufcruary 5. 1993 I Not*aa§
KCulaBOflttMBW «fce3jpecM Bevtew
of memaaab bed bee eempieted. TlUs
order denied tiMMHIka a* to (be
aancreeb bed efldttfrw wgriUrtrtM.
findlis ibfft «*£h of &em posed * d*
noma* itdcf»7 IB. 4M4L, M*j w.
19921.
0. Tfwfljptfi GM tecfewn
Tta ptitiaaa dbaOaapd tfA*e
MnftiUnnMlONrlatk
USCouitrf Apatftb. WtfhQmiLOA
[uiy 8,1WJ ,taijiv.Jfc%.««P.ld
ws (MiOrXtbtcgaftevBtmA
&A'e tsts^MMtoa Oat GmXi&amj
fJ*u9BcnBtoia» aavcapttoH tot
pueticida wiih diet jininni an mora than
a. »Judicial ACSioa Oivohiagtho
Mit^Oni
The enemow patUomd
ff A to tm£» anotl tatttimieoe
MtaBBics « vfabtlw aftha OtiMMT
cjoom km dee Med wit enftfaqt to
anpri EFAcctiao cfi dtfa tfeeMBg fea
 a&cts caij
the oestiddeetmwhmdtfldia petition,
mute tin couzl"ft lotarpntstka of the
Dates*? daaMtadtdiBilfla
mgttletimis will h«e le be leveled er
dmiedte dome «fpaolddeu*« thai
sifter hm w seed nch ragstattcoB.
JPA	whk (ha Ntaft
C5ie»re dedtiee ea4«*toneie
bulkiedutedrauatiweeoepbsei*
ei^eepdeebdA *» Mad swttr ed ¦
¦ atmr ol p&Se taBm. EPA aaked te
Department of>stfaa GBOJD to patitkfi
itaeSupraBMCgMCwewriioi
Lertiond ce befeelfafXM. Ifta
Solicitor Cananl Is 0C|
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atrial, toaadcBau&flde'etnpd
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fciiliaty BMimli mi»n ton
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II I Uifc'iilliwIfh—frA
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la dwcMsanerifaf VAVpMtfaa.
kM eMftpedtaMfcteSapniiM
Coojt far a wrR afoRUmf ens
Supreme Gog* to	I		
CnftdtdricoilMlMMLtfi
wfiact of |W HhA BnjillS daddflB hM
beeaatBTedtPrttoOftf ef!CACA%
petition with fiie SnywmeOBBttgA
wiflide oaKACAIpstlttnutffta
Sopraae OoMt daae aat inat to has
NACA'tpoMtoOa oroUni
Omst'e dedata. SFAwfll ba
to MTCfca Oa totewDPSB to mam tha
au$eotoftfeeQa9oniap*Maft.&Aii
pnpnd to act pnmgdf ate mj
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wtttSaa afftfadii itfaeaLl	edieeewaeeeaBtoeime^ii*
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K VmBPA Cmiukiwitiimn tWnj *	fi irliaw item wrmwiiedxte
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Foriml Xqptar / Vol »¦ Mo. >3 / Wday. ^atruaiy S, 18M t Noticaa
7473
pwnodw tb«t pant trtrtd riafa. wmcufltqlpa
tfa« dm of ttomuhiw »*t ««jr be kmm
harmful
2. Tfca SPA policy will compd *h» A^cjr
le pnlJhat tb« um an faM o< Boaanm*
mdoobh ud afii poUcbW, dmbr
reducing th» nvmtabiWy lad taoaaa&ig tfa*
eail to escMUMD gf aOStlkB* ML
yi-iphdJo, aa) gain |*aduO& CosMaad
adAaienea to die gPApeUqri* likely otlmv
« paiticuladr sd««a» Impart os attar oep«
fhr wfetcfe nlattn|y feveflpUlM pwtWdw
uortftiMBnd.
DLUniiKlMlitbiNffAMik*
If the La deeiaio& staad* PA win
Ninth Circuit's dvcuML Tba NFPA
petition raises bimHwm PA
should consider wfcai datsrm iVing
which pesticide uses ew (object to fee
Delamy rtnua EPAUwvwi that,
public coowec* oa these lesaoe, wfeicfe
«iviiiniMrittdhitnr,iriIlU
bo&oficial. Therefor* PA is sottdtiag
uuuuMDts on the issues reiaed ia or by
thsMFFApafiffiaL
A. WPA"*CanrrftBatbm Policy
s«VGnl Issues under ooaddMatian
arisefoaiarareielatsdtePA'apoli^
SarcoardinadngFFDCA «witoo*«oe
eod 406 rcpowtimrtioa poticy"). Dbdar
currant policy, «hgtwtw«rlhttt
eecfttt 408 food additn* lemlrtm is
required but cannot be estarasbed.or
that «a atdHBg MOlen «09 nknncs
must be revoked, EPA ho* geaemlly «*
granted the section 409 tnterancB far the
a»odated ww agticnUawl ooawodtty.
Pwuiitttag tins on of a pniMdft wham
subsequent proa&amg may jwld a fiiod
with (Kridun shova the 408 lulacaacBt
bat wtot bo food addmve wgoWgw
hits farm MtahHahed. amid produce
food that ia aduhwmd. Coffttnirtng this
potior ia Kght of the Z« deeWoa may
lead to tire revocation nfthe wtilon 408
tolannooe associated wflh the affected
fiisd additive nguktimn- EPA is
if any, xhooUbe maintained batwoes
section 408 ad 409 mnnli and what
goals EPA should puiau* with such •
policy. In pMMfiilir, PA to tos'i wml
in roueiv lag cosuamtsaa whether
EPAi cumot policy (UmeiotiilnaJ)
should bo aoa£ed to allow 408
toleiiBces when far oos^hsftltifatMd
raw agricultural ooModifiesoMld be
|s?ad sad son to tha fhsah auahtL
B. Sbocefltration ofRmtim
EPA** unmt poKcy ii that s soctson
4et
(niimii»ar>m w i3m tacy ot io%
Mqulxot a aestHH409 Ibod additive
raji coramnKiiM u Coui and tomato
paefe IVA haa notoOBatdand wbadxr
tha n&idtw lev«l of tfc* petticide ia, (or
iw»wp>e. ptZB.hnada.udaa.ur
¦pegbott imioB ia likely.to be peaur
ihau ^bacamap0fidi&|nw food
totanflose. EPA uqueiii emmmt an
tfurpottey.
vr,k nqoMBik that if way coamentsr
adraaamawaoorimHumnilonofihe
jiia»a"wody-tMal"wbiebaoiude«
ornate pnenwd Ibod forme, the
cuuwam also addwai the fwsMlty
of iapietiMBirfng mxii au iotaipntatioa
for fcoda deemed set ~nady4o-ML"
Tie ootonaM ahoold addraa the
oo&aoquBOM both kr PA ia
mtjAfitiag tokrocea and 6* KUA aad
USOA ia «ofMCUjgtbe ?FTCA.
O. QtiKelliDfAifalodFIFM
Rqpatrotioas
Jott as PA aseafts to coonhnaki its.
ngulatay dscMcns under mchom itw
and 489 of tha PTOCA. PA also
|inlii iilnmiill	w—H
racuh if the *08 tolamaces were
teroked; ot (3) the dsto boe midnei
on the nw eommndfttiiB meld be nry
souSL
PA anlieits oonaoat aa its poliqr
npidSq vIm a faodadditii*
ajpitatioa is seedad. AiditioBally. PA
BitiJisaHuaaat on wiwtbar ibeie are
tddi&CBa! i* tkflswnt boor* ft xhould
cxuuUar ia detscmining wbetbKt Tipea
potBMln^, than ii a pi«Ail2y of
nsidttes mnadinit tha nw food
mlmnoB.
C.'Beodrto-EarOassSeetMi
R: LnacuoU of a jedkn 409
»loaaaeo lor pesticide Mddoas canted
jybt lima t raw commodity ialo a
praomed faod is dlneted to hod wbirii
is eauidaied " ready-to-<}at." [Soo
parapeph AC of tin NFPA pmWon
eunmutty ta Uatt fl U Ma docomeBt]
SadiiB482(aK2yC) provide* that a -
esttoa 4Wtofaaaea a aotmcaaiai j
¦wheatha ooeoeotniiae of a pesMde m
a pm**d faod when wedy lu eat is
sot matn thntho aasoooted sedioa,
40ftinianm Ba» Agency ho* not
HmTioualy taoed gnidgnft* an what
camrihitma *nat
food. EPA't gOBertl «ppmrii tu (hal
phase fais wen thatHoedy-teetf' food
ia jneeened Ibod or fcnd naiUdB to ttoi
eoMumat at ibod prooiwar. PA has
nutinteipnrtwi Ah [Ataae "teedyto
aartaaeaaneceenrilywadyfar
imomliide cauuapdoa wiihoat any
te
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"¦ *"VtiE5Pniviso
The DeUneydflUWcoataiiBiei
euxptoa to & prahWtka of additives
fcuadtolnauc»;c«nsBrfer8nfae*ncB«
u*chgs«aagredi«nic£tedfar
aa«^ which «nintf99d far fisod
production, it the Eaastaty finds 8)
that. osdartfaa aaidateof ipi (MCBH 1
l68£s|i^Baciaitgfl3PAV ¦¦
coaetmOea po^.«Wt%EE*A w01
• Bflt locbte a w orMBKiitt » sectipa
tMbBMrtEPAanS^ot	^
BodfagnfMiffiLhut popM> Uiwaul ,
nAnMtiiCHiiinttind
aM5^CTgohth»h-^8ded.^wot^
bo barmibytfcallBltteydailM. ITtVf
t»ctotiiwBtaBpbikf.FPA«ia«latt
wpiwrfntBaWraadffttewli
th»tEPABUiyaBlgqtPwl«
tiQDCSKX&-
fiPAwefcifwiamtf wtoUwid
at As demimakvaSky
i^]Mlu&d[A>anAwltfWf
entfaA«nqr»^>ttULnaldbB aaatelto eaodaot
.UHuujuuUOBWihattatand wbattjpaa of
aidditftBd hJcrtnttimwoaU be vaefiil
Ki faBy «an« Aa corta MdbemBti of
inpiimiH
wflittnddnieAii
the Mtno and Apt tf a* bamOf
paosatofat9ti8Biad.BiB^arofacn
trartmeist! ^pliedaormeBy. nta
afappln^iao. asdtfaaa of appoeatioBj
rfaadfajfa nrfuft	W»W
DiSna^dtBnnitatiBitrolM.II
lrtbiuaHf dttwkal and 1
aaiMnla.niBM affioaqroc
ftyWUPB*	|y^n'qf •
QtencofUizif Ta^. Oop jnodmis, food
. oBtHMttiBdfcniai
nwpeiWoB would mailt mm,
thonrocstkm aftaknnen and food
aAfatvawaijgttfmaaaafectad
product*. ETA wl£ also find its uM(ui
to osteite t&a womntNo tfrics of
Hfca^ alhnnadveeio eflidedyeeBddes.
SPAwiflaiao OBMt^r &&nnatloaq8
ttMipmutofaad^atbetei]	J'
tbocuoBituaooUad
MOtaalOd tnlanaaa. as weOaa
MmiOB (A tbo fliabB it cunant
«Aot*addVairfhctadttOB^
mwnHnni may tiggynatee
EPA {nBcy. gAbwaat aadcliihn «
vorfte
aaMfchptdeiQft
wncodonK cogpledwift eacrantCPA
	faMrtfeaflb*
rnpactemyisnlt
in Moos* kastanam, a'f jdMn«BiB
tbo (poddy and qasnStyol afidadi
'iaofyrf—1ifti ^*tinrfffgafniHM. aa w»a

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federal RegMer / VoL 58, No. 23 / Friday. Febmaiy 5, 1993 / Noticoa
7475
n« «iiHddi*c»ded «w
or mam aftha higher midtis values is
a particular set of dett whan thai® b
evidence of extxeseiy tsroval weather
umdtUuui. wteppHnttonof tint
pottiddoi cr tte p«aaib>l>ty of taapte
being awildiad after barveaL It i*
lelaovely me teat rack dltcardtag
owOTwheagAestablishee Instances.
fti rtK flftw htwt, tnKwMHwiil
A1 rvralanuv oAmr Jtui) tagW
nutfrflnft Tihitni wflh ttmt ftrtyinHir^"1
residue liaits (MRL's) tend to bo low
than U.S. tclerencae- 1?A'» approach
ha* tett* bow occasionally arififiTOd t*
producing tactical 408 toiennce* that
ve uaaeceoadly fal^a.
U litA WWO tO	it> OBflOK
UOliCV «wIiAAin»1iUi miitM
v»lnfi«. EPA wo&M eomettmee w* loww
totaaBon. At a OGoaaqtinoe, raidiw
¦nild tjoo" ofl«n niad tnhannoe
levels is both raw nd proceeded food*,
ttmwnsf. itahouidbs noted tbstttiara
ate otter Acton which OM ftequaitly
account fct the ttS. totance* befog
higher than Codec MHL'l far example,
the a*e pacta* of the pesticide eftan
dUter ill tha TTnJtwl Shrtm end EPA
ffkl'lf—**—	in
tiitHmncaaiiKmioftK than At
EFAtaqBaaE^omuMnmaatha
linMOt poller mod taetfiMUi section
to8 tdlermso*. Id perrtisbr. tha Ajpncy
lehtfaiship hfltwaan SPA'* ma erf high
MAdBO vetsee eettiflg teedea 40$
Uilvaoco and poBdee ngvdiag when
than is so&ciaat eoBcamatifln of
ntfdheodBtypraoeaaiBg to soarine
tactfexidM toteikio*. FmiHy, BPA mIci
teak oooumte tddnts the edvantegee
*nd Aecmd^a of deiriag the
outwit policy oa kffc rendue vilnee in
(bUcMrmaeadaaelrmaapamechttsed
by tha Codex ABsetuiu*.
V.
The issues daecribed ebov* ate amoaft
the cantidotadopt raited by the Nirnh
Ciniit't nittag oa tho Dotaaor ciauaa
and thaNFPA piKilioa If lb* If*
dedtion ia ttpfald. EPA may Mliett
ftmhw raanmaDtoa then imaia^ aa trail
at otbot issue which tie raited by tha
conflict! in tha twiidatlni wtiama
yyv^taia<;patfaadoa.ln view nfthe
COffipferfty, fnlRmbtadiiaB. and
muBotf wthfl oouidsntioM wfeiog
bam let, snd tfwKFPA pHiiiimi.
howenr. BPA ballsm aoae saRtn to
pihlfc-nifi.».m tl.-l T&k
should begis soiticitiiifi eoaiaeBt it thw
time. EPA I* m* locluding a tiak of
potentially effected pettiodaa in thit
notice. Install. EPA expect* to rolaue
a list of potaatteUy t£bctad petticida* m
a laiB data, eithat prior to or as part of
ftuuie naulatey tctiona. Tfce Agmicy
will couidar pwdk fiooiaeBt
inhffiitttd <& mpoiin to Qitt nmlRM In
Cacuasg od nwiit it» t&scustioa is
fotoie aotlcBB v acdoas Involving tha
Dalaaaydatutb
Dated: |bbb»7 19.19M-
MkaLU^,
IfR Dee-avsvt nlad 2^91: *'«» *m!

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FY I,?** feanottio StlBttln* Faclase
i Tar—n Proaxeael
leononle
9 Provides 623 Billion to greatly expand E?A's voluntary. profitable
"Green Programs* CO proaote energy efficiency and teducs greenhouse gas
emissions.
Current Promt
e the current prograa has $8 ailllon in resources for F? 1993.
o The "Green Progrsu" encourage the use of energy-efficient technologies
that can drmartcaUy reduce energy oonsuaptian and prevent pollution
while delivering better products to the aarkotplace.
o The focus of the "Green Frogrsns* in FT 1993 has been on the following
voluntary prograas.*
•• Green Lights - la partnership vith 0a, energy efficient lighting is
installed wparever ie is profitable. Over 730 corporations have already
conitted tothe program.
-• Energy Star Costpxters - Partnerships wish 40 ssBufaeturers vill
introduce desktop cosputer* chat cut energy use by 50% without
sacrificing perfornaxice or raising prices.
— Energy Star Buildings - Stiaulttes the a&rtcet for highly efficient
heating, ventilation, air conditioning sad water heating technologies.
-- profitable Use ef Methane - Captures lost energy froa seal airing,
natural gas pipelines, agricultural wastes, livestock and landfills by
providing activation and know-how end by overcoming institutional
obstacles.
K«v tnvestncnt
o The Administration la providing an additional $23 Billion is FY 1993,
vfelch vill stiaulato an additional $1 billion invaseaent by the private
o theae voluntary 'green pregraas" will stiaulato surveyors and auditors
eo identify and execute more projects with sore efficient products.
This stimulus vill create new prlvace ioveatnoK that would not have
ocherviao have taken place, thereby creating Jobs. It vill also allow
the re-investment of profits created by energy saving sad efficient
¦•thane capture and nse.
a The $23 million federal investaent provides technical support to foster
energy-efficient technologies. This investaent vill create hOO now jobs
directly. Oace fully lopleaented in the private sector, ve believe that
this investaent will leverage op to 25,000 new jobs through accelerated
private sector.iavnawnt that would othervisa not occur.
US EPA
Headquarters and Chemical Libraries
EPA West Bltig Room 3340
Maiicode 3404T
1301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington DC 20004
202-566-0556
sector

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