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April 18, 2001   ENF 2001-018
County Agricultural Commissioners  



The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has scheduled structural pest control training in the Los Angeles area from June 5, 2001, through June 7, 2001. The training is a cooperative effort of DPR's Pesticide Enforcement Branch, the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB), and the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association.

The Business and Professions Code section 8616 states that no disciplinary action by a county agricultural commissioner (CAC) may be taken in the Structural Pest Control Enforcement Program against a licensee of the SPCB until training has been completed. Therefore, DPR has scheduled both basic training for new and advanced training for more experienced CAC staff.

The site and dates for the training are as follows:

Los Angeles County

Four Points Hotels Sheraton
700 West Huntington Drive
Monrovia, California 97016
Phone: (626) 357-5211/(888) 627-8119

Training for new biologist:

June 5, 2001 1 p.m.--5 p.m.

Training for both new and advanced biologists:

June 6, 2001 8 a.m.--5 p.m.
June 7, 2001 8 a.m.--1 p.m.

We have reserved 70 rooms at the rate of $84.00 per room per day if reservations are made by May 20, 2001, at Four Points Hotels Sheraton for this training. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservation. To get the discounted rate, please tell the hotel clerk that you will be attending "County Structural Training."

Travel and per diem expenses will be reimbursed by DPR according to the guidelines outlined in ENF 00-037. In order to facilitate the planning process, contact the Senior Pesticide Use Specialist serving your county with the names of your attendees, their level of experience in structural pest control, and which day they plan on attending as soon as possible and no later than April 30, 2001.

Original Signature by:
Scott T. Paulsen, Chief
Pesticide Enforcement Branch
(916) 324-4100


cc:  Ms. Kelli Okuma, SPCB
      Mr. Dennis Patzer, SPCB
      Mr. Daniel J. Merkley, County Agricultural Commissioner Liaison

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