Decisions Pending and Opportunities for Public Participation

DPR requests public comments on proposed regulations and on many types of decisions and actions. You can sign up to be placed on an electronic mailing list to automatically receive e-mail versions of many of these public notices

Notices, postings and other formal requests for public comment

  • Notices to registrants from Registration Branch announce policy changes regarding the registration process,initiation of risk assessments, reports on product reevaluation, or other items of interest to the pesticide industry. On certain issues, comments are requested.
  • Proposed and final registration decisions - Proposed decisions to register or deny registration are posted for public comment for 30 days.
  • Proposed regulations (rulemaking) - Notices are issued when DPR proposes changes to its regulations. Notices include a description of the proposed action and how people may submit comments.
  • Regulations under development - For complex regulations, DPR may have informal discussions with interested people to help develop regulatory documents before they are formally noticed for public comment.

Advisory Committees and Other Public Meetings

(Meeting notices, agendas and minutes)

Related Information

  • About functional equivalency, PDF (70 kb) - This summary is found in A Guide to Pesticide Regulation in California ( 2011). The guide contains information on pesticide laws and regulations, the DPR organizational structure, an explanation of regulatory and registration processes, a description of local and state enforcement activities, and details on DPR initiatives to protect people and the environment. It is an update to the 2001 DPR publication, Regulating Pesticides: The California Story, a Guide to Pesticide Regulation in California. Download entire publication, PDF (3.5 mb)
  • How to request public records
  • Laws and regulations relevant to current public proceedings - Rulemaking packages including text of proposed regulations.


For content questions, contact:
Paul Verke
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-3974
E-mail: Paul.Verke@cdpr.ca.gov