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EPA outlines defense of carbofuran hearing denial

EPA rejected a request for an evidentiary review of its decision to revoke tolerances for carbofuran because the petitioners failed to "satisfy the standard" for obtaining such a hearing under the relevant statute, the agency explained in a legal brief filed earlier this month. The agency says it decided to revoke the tolerances for the insecticide after concluding exposures from food and water — when either combined or viewed separately — "were unsafe."



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