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EPA Rules on Oxalic Acid and Glycerin

By March 23, 2023No Comments

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EPA RULES ON OXALIC ACID AND GLYCERIN

Below is an overview of the EPA’s response to Vermont’s approval of the use of Oxalic Acid and Glycerin for the treatment of Varroa. To read the entire response, see the download link.

  • The use described (Oxalic and Glycerin) does not fall within the scope of exemptions from the term “to use any registered pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling”
  • “It shall be unlawful for any person to use any registered pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling” as stated in Section 12 (a)(2)(G) of FIFRA
  • The existing label states the following: “Only apply Oxalic Acid Dihydrate as a solution when mixed with sugar water.”
  • Therefore, the instructions on the bulletin to mix the pesticide with glycerin are outside the scope of FIFRA Section 2(ee)

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