Department of Pesticide Regulation
Mary-Ann Warmerdam
Director
  Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor
 
 
August 25, 2008
 
  ENF 08-23
 
TO:
County Agricultural Commissioners
SUBJECT:
DIRECTOR’S DECISION TO APPROVE METAM-POTASSIUM AND METAM-SODIUM SPRINKLER 4:00 A.M. START METHOD
 

The Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has approved the interim use of the metam-potassium and metam-sodium (MITC)1 sprinkler 4:00 a.m. start method effective August 7, 2008. This method has been added to the list of current field fumigation methods.

The enclosures provide the regulatory requirements recommended for the fumigation method and include new Pesticide Use Reporting information. The fumigation method enclosures will be added to Appendix Section C.7 of the Pesticide Use Enforcement Program Standards Compendium, Volume 3 - Restricted Materials and Permitting in the next update, tentatively scheduled for next month.

If you have questions, contact your Enforcement Branch Liaison.

 
Sincerely,
 
 
Original Signature by:
 
Nan Gorder, Ph.D.
Chief, Enforcement Branch
916-324-4100
 

Enclosures:

cc:   Ms. Mary-Ann Warmerdam, DPR Director
        Mr. James Shattuck, Agricultural Commissioner Liaison
        Enforcement Branch Liaisons



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