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US court rules spirotetramat approvals illegal

A US court has ordered the EPA to vacate the registrations of Bayer CropScience’s insecticide, spirotetramat, because of its failure to follow correct approval procedures. The US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the EPA had failed to provide an advance notice and comment period on the registration applications and had not issued notices of its approval decisions. The ruling was made on December 23rd and takes effect on January 15th 2010.



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