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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ28 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Pesticides; Expansion of Crop Grouping Program 
Abstract: 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. In the sixth phase, EPA proposed revisions to its pesticide tolerance crop grouping regulations, which allow the establishment of tolerances for multiple related crops based on data from a representative set of crops. EPA proposed amendments to Crop Group 6: Legume Vegetables; Crop Group 7: Foliage of Legume Vegetables; Crop Group 15: Cereal Grains; and Crop Group 16: Forage, Fodder and Straw of Cereal Grains. EPA also proposed amendments to the associated commodity definitions. This is the sixth in a series of planned crop group updates expected to be prepared over the next several years. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180.41   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a, Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/23/2007  72 FR 28920   
Final Rule  12/07/2007  72 FR 69150   
Final Rule  08/23/2012  77 FR 50617   
NPRM  11/14/2014  79 FR 68153   
Final Rule  05/03/2016  81 FR 26471   
NPRM  08/27/2019  84 FR 44804   
Final Rule  11/06/2020  85 FR 70976   
NPRM  01/10/2022  87 FR 1091   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/11/2022 
Final Rule  11/00/2022 
Additional Information: .
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.
RIN Information URL: http://cfpub1.epa.gov/oppref/food_feed/index.cfm  
Sectors Affected: 325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sara Kemme
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7101M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1217
Email: kemme.sara@epa.gov

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
Email: smoot.cameo@epa.gov