EBDC Residue Estimates

Gao ID: RCED-94-171R July 15, 1994

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to retain 45 crops for ethylene bisdithiocarbamates (EBDC) testing. GAO noted that although: (1) there are no significant weaknesses in the EPA decision process, there are weaknesses in EPA average residue estimates for EBDC and a metabolite; and (2) the discrepancies in residue estimates for EBDC are minor, the calculation errors could significantly impact residue estimates for other pesticides.


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