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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ28 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Pesticides; Expansion of Crop Grouping Program 

In phases, 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 EPA to establish pesticide tolerances for multiple related crops based upon data for a representative set of crops. 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. EPA finalized the fourth phase in May 2016. EPA is planning to propose a fifth phase by February 2019 and a sixth phase by August 2019.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180.41   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a et seq., Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/23/2007  72 FR 28920   
Final Rule  12/07/2007  72 FR 69150   
Second NPRM  01/06/2010  75 FR 807   
Second Final Rule  12/08/2010  75 FR 76285   
Third NPRM  11/09/2011  76 FR 69693   
Third Final Rule  08/22/2012  77 FR 50617   
Fourth NPRM  11/14/2014  79 FR 68153   
Fourth Final Rule  05/03/2016  81 FR 26471   
Fifth NPRM  02/00/2019 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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Sectors Affected: 325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ryne Yarger
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 605-1193

Cameo Smoot
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7101M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1207