Law – The Pesticide Contamination Prevention Act

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DPR began addressing pesticide contamination of ground water in the early 1980’s after the discovery of contamination from the legal application of the fumigant dibromochloropropane (DBCP). Reports of additional pesticides in ground water resulted in the passage of the Pesticide Contamination Prevention Act (PCPA) in 1985.

The PCPA (Food and Agricultural Code Sections 13141-13152) requires DPR to:

Reports mandated by the PCPA:



For content questions, contact:
Sheryl Gill
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 324-5144
E-mail: Sheryl.Gill@cdpr.ca.gov