Department of Pesticide Regulation
Mary-Ann Warmerdam
Director
  Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Governor
 
 
April 28, 2011
 
  ENF 11-14
 
TO:
County Agricultural Commissioners
 
SUBJECT:
UPDATES TO VOLUME 3, RESTRICTED MATERIALS AND PERMITTING, PESTICIDE USE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM STANDARDS COMPENDIUM
 

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 below. 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. For best results, print each chapter and appendix separately. Remove the old sections from the manual and insert the new sections:

  • Volume 3 - Restricted Materials and Permitting Updates, Replacement Page Instructions, April 2011
  • Application Method 7, Recommended Permit Conditions for Shank Applications
    • Updated permit conditions on page 11 of 24

There are two changes to Application Method 7, Recommended Permit Conditions for Shank Applications in the section Exceptions to Metam Sodium/Metam Potassium Post-Application Water Treatment Requirements. The first change addresses a typographical error in the heading, which previously stated “Metal” instead of “Metam.” The second change increases the maximum application rate allowed under this exemption, and adds the maximum gallons allowed for metam potassium. Previously, the maximum application rate was listed as 60 pounds of active ingredient per acre (14 gallons metam sodium). With this change, the maximum application rate is 90 pounds active ingredient per acre.

After review of available data, Worker Health and Safety determined that the increased application rate would be acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact the Enforcement Branch Liaison assigned to your county.

 
Sincerely,
 
 
Original Signature by:
 
Nan Gorder, Ph.D.
Chief, Enforcement Branch
916-324-4100
 
Enclosures:
Volume 3 - Restricted Materials and Permitting Updates, Replacement Page Instructions, April 2011, PDF (17 kb)
Application Method 7, Recommended Permit Conditions for Shank Applications, PDF (24 kb)

cc:   Mr. Tom Babb, DPR Agricultural Commissioner Liaison
        Enforcement Branch Liaisons


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