"From the Director"
Opinion and perspective from DPR’s Leadership Team
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This update is to give you a sense of some of the major issues the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is working on this year. January updates, PDF (168 kb)
This update captures a few of the major efforts and changes occurring at the Department of Pesticide Regulation. August updates, PDF (125 kb)
As you may know, DPR will hold a series of statewide public workshops to hear ideas about how to address concerns about the use of pesticides around schools from May 28 - June 9 2015. May updates, PDF (134 kb)
As we move forward in 2015, DPR continues to be at the cutting edge of pesticide regulation as we protect California- its people and environment. February updates, PDF (75 kb)
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)
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)
Here are some recent DPR activities you may have missed. December updates, PDF (635 kb)
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)
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 CalEPA headquarters in Sacramento.
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, left, is sworn in as director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation by California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Matt Rodriquez.
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)