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NAMA Receives Final Methyl Bromide Exemption

Date Posted: January 28, 2013

EPA officials contacted the NAMA office January 25 with the notification that NAMA’s 2014 methyl bromide Critical Use Exemption will be the last one granted.

The EPA officials stated that this decision was made at the highest levels within the Obama Administration.

A historical reminder – methyl bromide was to be banned with no exceptions on January 1, 2001.

However, in 1998 NAMA successfully lobbied Congress to amend the law and set a new phase-out date of January 1, 2005, and with opportunities to apply for exemptions.

NAMA is now in the 9th year of receiving such exemptions.

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