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EPA seeks comments on use of choline salt of 2,4-D




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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available for a 30-day public comment period a proposed regulatory decision to register Enlist Duo containing glyphosate and the choline salt of 2,4-D for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered to tolerate 2,4-D.

Weeds are becoming increasingly resistant to glyphosate-based herbicides and are posing a problem for farmers. If finalized, EPA’s action provides an additional tool to reduce the spread of glyphosate resistant weeds. To ensure that Enlist Duo successfully manages weed resistance problems, the proposal would impose requirements on the manufacturer including robust monitoring and reporting to EPA, grower education, and remediation and would allow EPA to take swift action to impose additional restrictions on the manufacturer and the use of the pesticide if resistance develops.

EPA is making this action available for public comment because the choline salt of 2,4-D, which is less prone to drift and volatilization than its other forms, is not currently registered for these uses. Glyphosate, however, is already registered for several varieties of genetically engineered soybeans and corn. Since no new use pattern and no new exposures for glyphosate are being considered with this registration action, no further assessment is needed for glyphosate.

2,4-D is one of the most widely used herbicides to control weeds. 2,4-D has been registered for many years in the United States and is registered in dozens of countries, such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, 26 European Union members, and many member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Public comments on the EPA’s proposed regulatory decision must be submitted no later than Friday, May 30. Comments may be submitted to the EPA docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0195 at www.regulations.gov.

After the comment period closes, EPA will review all of the comments and reach a final decision, which the agency expects to issue in late summer or early fall.

Questions and answers about this proposal are available at http://1.usa.gov/1n3yeNO.
 

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