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September 12, 2000

ENF 2000-033

TO: County Agricultural Commissioners


The attached communication is in a new format called Information Mapping®. We are considering using this format more widely in our communications with you. If we move to the Information Mapping® format, we would anticipate omitting cover letters, such as this letter you are reading. We would like to hear your impression of this way of presenting information and policy.

Information Mapping® is a research-based method that focuses on the analysis, organization, and visual presentation of written information. This method focuses on the readers' needs--analyzing and organizing information, using graphic devices to better visually present information, and using a standardized approach to writing documents. Written documents are reader friendly; readers can quickly read through information, understand the information better, and more easily retrieve information.

The goal of Information Mapping® is to present written documents that:

  • Are easy to read and understand;
  • Make it easy for the reader to find the key information;
  • Help your organization improve productivity and improve its decision-making capability.

If you have any comments or questions about this format, please contact Mr. Roy Hirose by telephone at (916) 445-4017, or by e-mail at (


original signed by

David Duncan, Acting Chief
Pesticide Enforcement Branch
(916) 445-4071

Attachment, PDF

cc: Mr. Daniel J. Merkley, Agricultural Commissioner Liaison (w/Attachment)
Mr. Roy Hirose (w/Attachment)