California Code of Regulations (Title 3. Food and Agriculture)
Division 6. Pesticides and Pest Control Operations

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Division 6. Pesticides and Pest Control Operations
Chapter 2. Pesticides
Subchapter 5.  Produce Carrying Pesticide Residue
Article 1. Tolerances and Exemptions


6490. Incorporation of Federal Tolerances.

(a) The Director of Food and Agriculture hereby finds that the pesticide chemicals referred to in this group are useful for the production and marketing of produce and that the presence of such pesticide chemicals as spray residue in quantities within the tolerances hereby established is not deleterious to the health of man or animals.

(b) The director, having reviewed the tolerances and exemptions from tolerances established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 180 and having found that such tolerances and exemptions therefrom are in accordance with the standards and provisions of the Food and Agricultural Code, hereby establishes like tolerances for pesticide chemicals on produce packed, shipped, or sold within the State of California except as otherwise provided in this Group 5. The director will continuously review future amendments to said federal regulations, and tolerances and exemptions therefrom hereafter adopted shall also be deemed incorporated by reference, unless otherwise provided in this Group 5.

(c) If the director has evidence that tolerances developed by the EPA are not appropriate for California conditions, the director shall adopt a California tolerance taking into account such evidence.

 

NOTE Authority cited: Sections 11456, 12531 and 12561, Food and Agricultural Code.

 

Reference: Section 12565, Food and Agricultural Code.

 

6492. Limitation on Residues.

No residue of a pesticide chemical in or on produce is justified or permitted unless a permissible tolerance has been established by the director, or unless the director has authorized an exemption from a tolerance.

 

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 11456, 12531 and 12561, Food and Agricultural Code.

 

Reference: Section 12565, Food and Agricultural Code.

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