Department of Pesticide Regulation
Mary-Ann Warmerdam
Director
  Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor
 
 
January 26, 2005   ENF 2005-006
 
 
TO:
County Agricultural Commissioners  
SUBJECT:
ALTERNATIVE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES UNDER THE GROUND WATER REGULATIONS FOR RUNOFF GROUND WATER PROTECTION AREAS  
 

This letter transmits the Director's decision to approve two alternative ground water management practices. Specifically, the approved practices would allow use of Title 3, California Code of Regulations section 6800(a) pesticides in runoff ground water protection areas in two situations:

  1. Where runoff water is stored onsite in a retention area with a percolation rate of greater than 0.2 inches per hour provided the water is recycled as specified
  2. Where runoff water from applications to the tops and outer sides of canal banks and to rights of way does not flow to structures that facilitate movement to ground water.

If you have any questions regarding this document, please contact Mr. Mark Pepple at (916) 324-4086.

 
Sincerely,
 
 
Original Signature by: Original Signature by:
 
Scott T. Paulsen,
Chief Enforcement Branch
(916) 324-4100

John S. Sanders, Ph.D., Chief
Environmental Monitoring Branch
(916) 324-4100
Enclosure, PDF (381 kb)

cc:  Mr. Mark Pepple, DPR Senior Environmental Research Scientist (w/Enclosure)
       Mr. John Donahue, DPR Agricultural Commissioner Liaison (w/Enclosure)



 
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