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Brian R. Leahy
 Director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation


11/25/14 - November Updates

Iíve spent the last few months visiting lots of places in California and I canít help being impressed in the advances we are making in agriculture. November updates, PDF (513 kb)


4/14/14 - April Updates

The first few months of 2014 have been exciting busy months for us at DPR as we continue stringent efforts to protect the environment when it comes to pesticides. April updates, PDF (260 kb)


12/17/13 - DPR End of Year Activities

Here are some recent DPR activities you may have missed. December updates, PDF (635 kb)


7/19/13 - Summer Activities

It has been an exciting summer at DPR and I would like to share with you some of the Department’s recent activities. Summer activities, PDF (152 kb)


5/14/13 - Changes at DPR

I am pleased to welcome new faces and promotions at the Department of Pesticide Regulation. Each of them brings a combination of expertise, enthusiasm and inquiring minds which will greatly enrich our team. Changes, PDF (285 kb)


Director Leahy and Maria Paz at Cal/EPA headquarters in Sacramento.
Director Leahy and Maria Paz at Cal/EPA headquarters in Sacramento.
12/24/12 - Good Luck Maria!

With great pride and a touch of sadness, the Department of Pesticide Regulation said farewell and good luck to Maria Paz, who has spent the past four months with us as a Polanco Fellow. Good luck, PDF (290 kb)


Brian R. Leahy is sworn in as director of DPR by 
            Cal/EPA Secretary Matt Rogriquez.
Brian R. Leahy, left, is sworn in as director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation by California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Matt Rodriquez.
12/24/12 - Message from New DPR Director: Looking Forward

It was an honor being sworn in Feb. 21 as director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) by California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Matt Rodriquez. I was especially proud to have my wife, Tina Cannon Leahy, and her parents, Pauline and Jim Nevins, there to share this honor. Looking forward, PDF (40 kb)