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List of Critical Uses

The following are critical uses of methyl bromide for 2015 and 2016. Critical uses must meet the location limitations (Column B) and limiting critical conditions (Column C).

This table is found in Appendix L to 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart A. Any information published in the Federal Register takes precedence over information on this page.

The critical uses of methyl bromide are adjusted every year based on decisions of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and rulemakings by EPA.

Column A Column B Column C
Approved Critical Uses Approved Critical User and Location of Use and Control Period Limiting Critical Conditions
that either exist, or that the approved critical user reasonably expects could arise without methyl bromide fumigation:
Strawberry Fruit California growers. Moderate to severe black root rot or crown rot
Moderate to severe yellow or purple nutsedge infestation
Moderate to severe nematode infestation
Local township limits prohibiting 1,3-dichloropropene
Dry Cured Pork Products Members of the National Country Ham Association and the Association of Meat Processors, Nahunta Pork Center (North Carolina), and Gwaltney of Smithfield Inc. Red legged ham beetle infestation
Cheese/ham skipper infestation
Dermestid beetle infestation
Ham mite infestation

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