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Mary-Ann Warmerdam
  Arnold Schwarzenegger
April 11, 2007   ENF 07-15
County Agricultural Commissioners  



Beginning this year, the Department of Pesticide Regulation´s recommended Rice Pesticide Permit Conditions for 2007 can now be found in the Pesticide Use Enforcement Program Standards Compendium; Volume III - Restricted Materials and Permitting. The 2007 permit conditions remain substantially the same as last year and include:

  • Appendix C.1 - General Drift Minimization
  • Appendix C.7 - Rice Pesticides
    • Subsection C.7.1 - Instructions to County Agricultural Commissioners on Rice Pesticide Permit Issuance
    • Subsection C.7.2 - General Water-Holding
    • Subsection C.7.3 - Methyl Parathion (Buffer Zone, Water Management)
    • Subsection C.7.4 - Molinate (Water Management, Worker Safety)
    • Subsection C.7.5 - Phenoxy/Dicamba Herbicides (Drift Minimization)
    • Subsection C.7.6 - Thiobencarb (Drift Minimization, Water Management)
    • Subsection C.7.7 - Malathion (Water Management)

Download these documents from:

On March 15, 2007, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board approved Resolution R5-2007-0018 requiring continued management practices for rice pesticides. Download the Resolution from:

If you have any questions, please contact your Enforcement Branch Liaison.

Original Signature by:
Roy Rutz, Acting Chief
Enforcement Branch
(916) 445-4279


cc:   Mr. Tim Johnson, California Rice Commission
        Ms. Roberta Firoved, California Rice Commission
        Mr. Rudy Schnagl, Canteral Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.
        Mr. James Shattuck, County Agricultural Commissioner Liaison

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