Department of Pesticide Regulation
Mary-Ann Warmerdam
Director
  Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor
 
 
April 28, 2008
 
  ENF 08-12
 
TO:
County Agricultural Commissioners
SUBJECT:
UPDATES TO VOLUME 3, RESTRICTED MATERIALS AND PERMITTING, PESTICIDE USE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM STANDARDS COMPENDIUM - DIRECTOR’S DECISION TO APPROVE TWO ADDITIONAL NIGHTTIME APPLICATION METHODS OF METAM-SODIUM
 

This letter announces the availability of, and summarizes updates to, Volume 3, Restricted Materials and Permitting, one of eight volumes of the Pesticide Use Enforcement Program Standards Compendium. Updates are enclosed and are also available online at the link provided in the following paragraph. Please have your staff begin using these updates as soon as possible. Hard copies of the updates will not be distributed.

To print the revised portions of the manual select from the enclosures or go to http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/enforce/compend/vol_3/rstrct_mat.htm. It is recommended the sections be printed back-to-back, where applicable. Remove the old sections from the manual and insert the new sections.

On page C-50 of the enclosure, Nighttime Applications of Metam-Sodium, a change has been made to the section, Night shank application, two post-fumigation water treatments, section iii, Compaction Equipment. The applicator may select one of two compaction equipment setups. The enclosure provides the revised regulatory requirements recommended for these fumigation methods. For your convenience pages C-49 and C-50 are enclosed for back-to-back printing.

  • Restricted Materials and Permitting Updates (1 page)
    • Summary of updates
  • Appendix C, Part 4.1, Nighttime Applications of Metam-Sodium (1 page; C-50)
    • Revised section iii pertaining to Compaction equipment.

If you have questions, contact your Enforcement Branch Liaison.

 
Sincerely,
 
 
Original Signature by:
 
Nan Gorder, Ph.D.
Chief, Enforcement Branch
916-324-4100
 
Enclosures:
Replacement Page Instructions, April 2008, PDF (12 kb)
Nighttime Applications of Metam-Sodium, PDF (43 kb)

cc:   Mr. Ms. Mary-Ann Warmerdam, DPR Directo
        Ms. Polly Frenkel, DPR Chief Counsel
        Mr. John Sanders, DPR Branch Chief
        Mr. James Shattuck, Agricultural Commissioner Liaison
        Enforcement Branch Liaison



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