Interim Methods Allowed Under Field Fumigant Regulations

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Regulations to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from fumigant pesticides went into effect in January 2008. Under the rules, in certain areas of the state, only specific application methods which have estimated emission ratings can be used during May 1 to October 31.

The regulations allow for the use of new methods in the nonattainment areas (NAA) if it can be shown that the emissions from the method are no greater than the current standardized methods for that fumigant. DPR has reviewed submitted information and approved the interim use of the following fumigation methods:

There are currently no interim methods.


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