Mitigating Exposure

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Mitigation Resources

Mitigation is the evaluation and selection of control measures that will reduce pesticide exposure to an acceptable level. Risk assessment is an important tool to determine a level of pesticide exposure that is acceptable (that is, with little chance of harm). Selection of mitigation measures is not based solely on scientific considerations, since it also involves social, economic, and legal considerations to make regulatory and policy decisions. The process is also subjective in that it requires value judgments on the acceptability of risks and the reasonableness of control measures. However, the bottom line is simple: DPR will not allow a chemical to be used unless it can be used safely.

Completed/Active Mitigations

Active Ingredient Risk Characterization Document Risk Management Directive Mitigation Documents
Amitraz 12/12/95, PDF (319 kb) None 2009 Scoping, PDF (94 kb)
Atrazine 08/15/01, PDF (1.1 mb) None In Process
Azinphos-Methyl 04/29/98, PDF (1.6 mb) 06/08/05, PDF (115 kb) 2012 Close-Out, PDF (52 kb)
Carbofuran 01/23/06, PDF (1.1 mb) 10/04/06, PDF (63 kb) 2012 Close-Out, PDF (91 kb)
Chloropicrin 02/04/10, PDF (599 kb) - TAC Only 12/31/10, PDF (53 kb) None
1,3-Dichloropropene 01/10/97, PDF (463 kb) None None
Dichlorvos (DDVP) 01/19/96, PDF (411 kb)
11/04/97, PDF (43 kb)
11/20/98, PDF (104 kb)
09/08/08, PDF (404 kb)
None None
Deltamethrin/Tralomethrin 06/13/00, PDF (291 kb),
01/04/96, PDF (2.3 mb)
04/14/04, PDF (65 kb) In Process
Endosulfan 08/08, PDF (2.8 mb) None None
EPTC 08/18/95, PDF (7 mb),
06/29/98, PDF (29 kb)
None None
Hydramethylnon 01/20/04, PDF (2.4 mb) 11/16/04, PDF (97 kb) None
MITC 07/25/03, PDF (505 kb) 12/02/02, PDF (32 kb) 2010 Mitigation
Methamidophos 06/20/05, PDF (1.3, mb) 05/15/06, PDF (77 kb) 2011 Close-Out, PDF (35 kb)
Methidathion 06/01, PDF (1.3 mb) None Voluntary Cancellation
effective 12/31/12
Methyl Parathion 10/26/04, PDF (1 mb),
02/06/07, PDF (14 kb),
10/26/10, PDF (785 kb)
None 1999 TAC Reports
Mitigation 04/24/12, PDF (384 kb)
Naled 11/99, PDF (1.2 mb) 09/17/02, PDF (2.3 mb),
05/02/03, PDF (2.2 mb)
In Process
Sulfuryl Fluoride 09/06, PDF (582 kb) 04/06/07, PDF (222 kb) None
Tribufos(DEF) 11/03/98, PDF (2.9 mb),
06/99 - TAC Only,
03/12/04, PDF (437 kb) - Comprehensive
07/21/05, PDF (222 kb) 1999 Prop Mitigation, PDF (20 kb),
2002 Close-Out, PDF (30 kb)

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E-mail: Linda.Oconnell@cdpr.ca.gov