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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ28 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Pesticides; Expansion of Crop Grouping Program 
Abstract: In phases, EPA is revising the 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. Most recently, EPA finalized the sixth rulemaking in the series, which codified 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; along with amendments to the associated commodity definitions. EPA is currently developing the proposed seventh rulemaking in the 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: Proposed 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
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/23/2007  72 FR 28920   
Final Rule  12/07/2007  72 FR 69150   
Correction  01/02/2008  73 FR 51   
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   
Final Rule  09/21/2022  87 FR 57627   
NPRM  10/00/2023 
Final Rule  08/00/2024 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
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:  
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 7602M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1217

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