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Law EXEMPTS natural enemy complex for protection of Stored-Products:

United States Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C.
"Federal Register" Wednesday, April 22, 1992
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 180, Action:    Final Rule

Summary: This final rule established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for parasitic [parasitoid] and predaceous insects used to control Insect pests of stored raw whole grains such as corn, small grains, rice, soybeans, peanuts, and other legumes either bulk or warehoused in bags.  This regulation is issued with the consultation and cooperation of the U.S Department of Agriculture [USDA] and the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] and is intended to improve worker safety and effective grain pest control.

Paragraph 1101:    Parasitic (parasitoid) and predatory insects; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

Parasitic (parasitoid) and pedatory insects are exempted from the requirement of a tolerance for residues when they are used in accordance with good agricultural and pest control practices to control pest insects in stored raw whole grains such as corn, small grains, rice, soybeans, peanuts, and other legumes either bulk or warehoused in bags.  For the purposes of this rule, the parasites (parasitoids) and predators are considered to be species of Hymenoptera in the genera Trichogramma,  Trichogrammatidae: Bracon, Braconidae; Venturia, Isostenus, Ichneumonidae; Anisopteromalus,Choetospila, Lariophagus, Dibrachys, Habrocytus, Pteromalus, Pteromalidae; Cehpalonomia, Hemiptera in the genera Xylocoris, Lyctocoris, and  Tufouriellus, Anthocoridae.  Whole insects, fragments, parts, and other residues of these parasites and predators remain subject to 21 U.S.C. 12(a)(3)
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