California Department of Pesticide Regulation NEWS
|Media Contact: Lea Brooks||May 8, 2012 (12-11)|
|916-445-3974 firstname.lastname@example.org||FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
DPR ONLINE BULLETIN
This informal, online bulletin from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) appears periodically. Our goal is to keep interested parties up to date on practical information, regulatory developments and other announcements.
REDUCTIONS PROPOSED IN VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM NONFUMIGANT PESTICIDE EMISSIONS
IN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
A public hearing is scheduled June 6 in Tulare County; June 7 is the deadline for comments on the proposal that would affect Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare counties and part of Kern County.
IPM TOOLKIT FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
DPR, in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco, developed Integrated Pest Management: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education Program, which provides practical information to prevent and manage pest problems in the state’s licensed child care facilities.
PESTICIDES PROHIBITED FROM USE IN SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES
The list was updated April 1, 2012.
PMAC MEETING SCHEDULED
Our Pest Management Advisory Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10. The meeting will be Webcast and devoted to reviewing Pest Management Alliance Grant applications.
APCAC MEETING SCHEDULED
Our Agricultural Pest Control Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15. The agenda includes a presentation by DPR Director Brian R. Leahy on his priorities; and regulatory, licensing and University of California Integrated Pest Management updates.
PREC MEETING SCHEDULED
Our Pesticide Registration and Evaluation Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18. The meeting will be Webcast and include a presentation on spatial and temporal quantification of pesticide loadings to the Sacramento River, San Joaquin River and Bay-Delta to guide risk assessment for sensitive species; a presentation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Clean Air Act’s State Implementation Plan for pesticides in California; and an update on DPR’s proposed volatile organic compound nonfumigant emission regulations.
One of five departments and boards within the California Environmental Protection Agency, DPR regulates the registration, sale and use of pesticides and fosters reduced-risk pest management to protect people and the environment. More information about DPR is posted at www.cdpr.ca.gov.