Courtesy of the Western Agricultural Processors Association

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has noticed a proposed regulation for a statewide system that will provide the public with information prior to intended applications of restricted material pesticides in California. Currently, applicators must be licensed, obtain a permit and provide notice to the county agricultural commissioner prior to applications of restricted material pesticides. The proposed regulation would require information about restricted material applications for the production of an agricultural commodity to be submitted electronically to DPR for public posting through a new statewide information system 24 hours prior to intended restricted material pesticide applications except for soil fumigant restricted materials, which would be posted 48 hours before an intended application. DPR is holding three public hearings on the regulation: Dec. 13 in Clovis, Dec. 14 in Ventura and Dec. 19 in a virtual setting. The department is additionally accepting written comments on the proposed regulation between Nov. 3, 2023, and Jan. 12, 2024.
The proposed regulation follows a two-year period of outreach conducted by DPR to inform development of the statewide information system, including four focus groups and eight public meetings held between 2021-2022 and a series of pilot projects hosted by four counties to test elements of system design in 2022.

DPR is hosting three public hearings to collect oral and written comments on the proposed regulation.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.
    Clovis Veterans Memorial District
    Memorial Auditorium
    808 4th Street
    Clovis, California 93612
  • Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.
    Ventura County Fairgrounds
    Santa Rosa Hall
    10 West Harbor Boulevard
    Ventura, California 93001
  • VIRTUAL Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.
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