Sampling for Potential Pesticide Contaminants

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As required by the Pesticide Contamination Prevention Act, companies proposing to register new agricultural use pesticides must send DPR certain chemical and environmental fate data. DPR scientists evaluate these data to determine if the pesticides are persistent and mobile in the soil. Pesticides that are persistent and mobile and allowed to be used in certain ways are added to the Groundwater Protection List (California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Section 6800[b]). DPR samples for pesticides on the Groundwater Protection List to better understand their behavior in the environment and to determine if they are present in ground water due to their legal agricultural uses.

Groundwater Protection List Sampling Reports

For content questions, contact:
Rick Bergin
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 324-0827