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Public Comments Invited Regarding the "Proposal of Registration Withholding Standards of Agricultural Chemicals"

July 4, 2008

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) invites public comments regarding its "Proposal of Registration Withholding Standards of Agricultural Chemicals". Comments will be accepted from July 4, 2008 to August 4, 2008.
The proposal establishes the registration withholding standards on the prevention of damage to aquatic animals and plants for 14 agricultural chemicals (MCPB ethyl, chlorothalonil, azoxystrobin, imidacloprid, iminoctadine triacetate, iminoctadine tris(albesilate), dinotefuran, dimethametryn, tefuryltrione, tralomethrin, nitenpyram, pyrifluquinazon, prometryn, pencycuron). The proposal also establishes the registration withholding standards on water pollution for 1 agricultural chemical (flonicamid). These standards are established under Paragraph 2, Article 3 of the Agricultural Chemicals Regulation Law.
All procedures related to this invitation will be conducted in Japanese. Comments must also be submitted in Japanese.
For further information, please visit the Ministry of the Environment's website, http://www.env.go.jp/info/iken.html (in Japanese).


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