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  • Urban Surface Water Protection Regulations (effective July 19, 2012)
    The regulations identify pesticides that have a high potential to contaminate surface water in outdoor nonagricultural settings, and require pest control businesses, including maintenance gardeners, that apply these pesticides to take actions to minimize that contamination.
    • DPR Surface Water Protection Regulations 3 CCR Sections 6970 and 6972 (and new definitions added to 3 CCR §6000) Effective July 19, 2012. Presentation by Enforcement Branch. Presentation 59, PDF (4.6 mb)
  • Regulatory Issues
    New regulations and reevaluation notices to registrants to mitigate surface water contamination from pesticide use.
  • DPR Comment Letters

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