Department of Pesticide Regulation
Brian R. Leahy
Director
  Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Governor
 
 
December 19, 2014
 
  ENF 14-25
 
TO:
County Agricultural Commissioners
 
SUBJECT:
UPDATES TO VOLUME 3, RESTRICTED MATERIALS AND PERMITTING, PESTICIDE USE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM STANDARDS COMPENDIUM, INCLUDING ALUMINUM AND MAGNESIUM PHOSPHIDE FOR BURROWING RODENT CONTROL RECOMMENDED PERMIT CONDITIONS
 

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 will be 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.

  • Table of Contents
    • Changed Appendix C, Section C.4 (now a place holder – formerly Carbofuran [Furadan]) on page ii
  • Chapter 1, California’s Restricted Materials Permitting Program
    • Updated the link to the California Restricted Materials Requirements on page 1- 3
  • Chapter 3, Environmental Impact Report Functional Equivalency
    • Added information on the Public Resources Code on page 3-2
  • Chapter 4, Private Applicator Certification
    • Corrected, and later updated definition (due to regulation change) of Private Applicator on page 4-1;
    • Added definition of Certified private applicator on page 4-2
    • Added Who may possess, use, or supervise the use of a restricted material on page 4-2;
    • Added Examination administration and security on page 4-5;
    • Added Soil fumigant training program on page 4-7;
    • Reformatted the entire chapter
  • Chapter 5, Permits and Exemptions
    • Added two new exemptions under Who does not need a permit on page 5-1;
    • Revised Permit exemptions;
    • Reformatted the entire chapter
  • Chapter 6, Permit Requirements, Section 6.1 - General Permit Requirements
    • Updated CalAgPermits system information under Forms and added link to the Pesticide Use Reporting (PUR) Forms web page on page 6-2
  • Appendix C, Appendix C.6, Commodity Fumigation, Subsection C.6.1, Recommended Permit Conditions, Methyl Bromide Commodity Fumigation
    • Updated number 16, Enclosed Storage Areas, adding second paragraph on use of air purifying cartridges with respirators, page C-60
  • Appendix C, Section C.2, Subsection C.2.1, Instructions to County Agricultural Commissioners on Rice Pesticide Permit Issuance
    • Moved information on the Mandatory Preseason Thiobencarb Stewardship Training from page C-7 to page C-23
  • Appendix C, Subsection C.2.6, Thiobencarb
    • Added information on the Mandatory Preseason Thiobencarb Stewardship Training on page C-23; no other changes
    • Reformatted this subsection due to added information
  • Appendix C, Subsection C.7.1, 1,3-Dichloropropene Pesticides (Fumigant) Recommended Permit Conditions
    • Updated the Overview and added Combination with chloropicrin on page C-107
  • Appendix C, Section C.8, Aluminum and Magnesium Phosphide for Burrowing Rodent Control Recommended Permit Conditions
    • Updated recommended permit conditions based on U.S. EPA label revisions allowing use around residential and other structures on pages C-153 and C-154
  • Appendix F, Additional Web Resources
    • Added new links to the list of web resources; updated links which changed after the last update

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

 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Original Signature by:
 
George Farnsworth
Chief, Enforcement Branch
916-324-4100

 
Enclosures:
Replacement Page Instructions, PDF (33 kb)
Table of Contents, PDF (19 kb)
Chapter 1, California’s Restricted Materials Permitting Program, PDF (20 kb)
Chapter 3, Environmental Impact Report Functional Equivalency, PDF (25 kb)
Chapter 4, Private Applicator Certification, PDF (63 kb)
Chapter 5, Permits and Exemptions, PDF (31 kb)
Chapter 6, Permit Requirements, Section 6.1-General Permit Requirements, PDF (19 kb)
Appendix C, Appendix C.6, Commodity Fumigation, Subsection C.6.1, Recommended Permit Conditions, Methyl Bromide Commodity Fumigation, PDF (14 kb)
Appendix C, Section C.2, Subsection C.2.1, Instructions to County Agricultural Commissioners on Rice Pesticide Permit Issuance, PDF (21 kb)
Appendix C, Subsection C.2.6, Thiobencarb, PDF (67 kb)
Appendix C, Subsection C.7.1, 1,3-Dichloropropene Pesticides (Fumigant) Recommended Permit Conditions, PDF (17 kb)
Appendix C, Section C.8, Aluminum and Magnesium Phosphide for Burrowing Rodent Control Recommended Permit Conditions, PDF (24 kb)
Appendix F, Additional Web Resources, PDF (30 kb)
 

cc:    Mr. Joe Marade, DPR Agricultural Commissioner Liaison (w/Enclosures)
         Enforcement Branch Liaisons (w/Enclosures)

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