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2009 Critical Use Exemption Nominations from the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide

Nomination Chapters

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On December 15, 2006, the U.S. government transmitted to the Ozone Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) its fifth nomination for a critical use exemption (CUE) from the phaseout of methyl bromide (MeBr). This request was for the 2009 calendar year and amounts to 19.5 percent of 1991 baseline levels.

This nomination covers exemptions for 15 crops or uses, including tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, cucurbits, orchard replants, and post-harvest uses. The 2009 request represents a continued reduction from earlier years, due to the introduction of alternatives into the marketplace and other factors.

After the Parties to the Protocol authorize critical uses, EPA annual promulgates a notice-and-comment rulemaking to exempt methyl bromide production and import for approved critical users.

Cover Letter to the Ozone Secretariat (PDF, 1 pp., 15 KB)

Commodities (PDF, 27 pp., 364 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 22 KB)

Cucurbits (PDF, 53 pp., 544 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 24 KB)

Eggplant (PDF, 51 pp., 1022 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 22 KB)

Fruit, Nut, and Flower Nursery (PDF, 49 pp., 476 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 22 KB)

Food Facilities (PDF, 33 pp., 401 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 22 KB)

Forest Seedling (PDF, 58 pp., 569 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 23 KB)

Ham (PDF, 24 pp., 301 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 22 KB)

Orchard Replant (PDF, 41 pp., 446 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 22 KB)

Ornamental (PDF, 64 pp., 582 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 22 KB)

Peppers (PDF, 65 pp., 1120 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 23 KB)

Post Harvest (NPMA) (PDF, 35 pp., 380 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 22 KB)

Strawberry Fruit (PDF, 49 pp., 995 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 23 KB)

Strawberry Nursery (PDF, 40 pp., 439 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 21 KB)

Sweet Potato Slips (PDF, 31 pp., 373 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 21 KB)

Tomato (PDF, 64 pp., 1092 KB) BUNNI (PDF, 1 pp., 23 KB)

2009 Numerical Analysis (PDF, 1 pp., 20 KB)

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