This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Keith Menchey (pronounced men-chee), Manger of Science and Environmental Issues.
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In 2006, The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, completed the re-registration eligibility decision under the Food Quality Protection act or FQPA for Furadan. The EPA concluded that there were no Furadan uses which met the safety standards and therefore, no carbofuradan uses were eligible for re-registration. Keith Menchey, Manger of Science and Environmental Issues, says the EPA then published a proposal in 2008 to revoke all carbofuran tolerances.
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Menchey says this decision was effective March 18, 2009.
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Menchey believes that the reason they gave up cotton use is because the industry does not use a lot of it and the EPA is trying to fit into the risk cup they have left.