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California to cap fumigants

The US California EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) proposes to cap fumigant use in three areas that have failed to meet targets on the reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It also plans to eliminate some fumigation methods that result in high emissions of VOCs. The move follows a 2006 court order requiring California to reduce VOC emissions by 20% from 1991 levels, as required by the federal Clean Air Act.



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