- Community Guide to Recognizing and Reporting Pesticide Problems
- Compliance assistance for employers
- Decisions pending and opportunities for public participation
- Environmental Justice
- How to get a license or product registration
- Information for physicians
- School IPM
- Structural Pest Control Board
Mill Assessment/Product Compliance Program
About the Product Compliance Branch
The focus of the Product Compliance Branch (PCB) is consumer protection: making sure products are registered for sale and use in California are labeled correctly, and that required fees on their sale have been paid. PCB staff conducts audits, inspections, and investigations of pesticide sellers. The Branch also oversees disbursement of a portion of mill revenues to the counties for local pesticide enforcement.
About the Mill Assessment
California assesses a fee on all pesticide sales at the point of first sale into the state. A "mill" is equal to one-tenth of a cent. This assessment is 21 mills, or 2.1 cents per dollar of sales. Revenues support the state’s pesticide regulatory program. The mill assessment program is a self-assessment system. Each quarter, DPR mails reporting forms to pesticide registrants, licensed pest control dealers and licensed pesticide brokers. Completed forms are due to DPR within 30 days of the end of the quarter.
- Mill Assessment Forms
- Gaining Marketplace Equity, PDF (86 kb)
- FAQs, PDF (81 kb)
- Pounds of Pesticides Sold in California, Annual Reports, 1991 to date
Selling Pesticides in California
- About Broker Licensing, PDF (146 kb)
- About Dealer Licensing
- Retail Stores Selling Pesticides, PDF (112 kb)
- Pesticide Container Recycling Program for Agricultural/Structural Use Products
How do I know if the product I am selling is registered?
- What is a Pesticide?, PDF (115 kb)
- Look Up Pesticides Registered in California
- Pesticides Exempt from Registration
Fines and Settlements
Fines in Administrative Actions - Administrative actions are taken by DPR and include sales of unregistered and misbranded pesticides, failure to pay mill assessment, and packing or shipping product with illegal pesticide residues.
DPR Court Actions - are enforcement actions taken directly in court by the State Attorney General at DPR’s request.
Fees and Budgeting
If you believe someone is selling unregistered or misbranded pesticides, call DPR’s Product Compliance Branch, (916) 445-4159, or e-mail to: MillAssessment@cdpr.ca.gov.