Pesticide Use Enforcement Program Standards Compendium
Volume 2, Laws and Regulations

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For information about the current Volume 2 of the Pesticide Use Enforcement Program Standards Compendium see CAC Letter ENF 20-06. Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and county agricultural commissioner (CAC) staffs follow the statute and regulation sections (in parentheses) when conducting enforcement activities.

These laws are found in different sections of the California statutes and regulations. Listed below are links to Web sites containing the most recent versions of the statutes and regulations. As statutes or regulations are enacted or revised, updates are periodically distributed to DPR and CAC staff.

California Statutes

Food and Agricultural Code - scroll to appropriate sections

Business and Professions Code - scroll to appropriate sections

  • Division 3. Professions and Vocations Generally  (§§ 8500 - 8698.6)
    • Chapter 14. Structural Pest Control Operations (§§ 8500 - 8697.5)
    • Chapter 14.5. Structural Fumigation Enforcement Program (§§ 8698 - 8698.6)

Health and Safety Code

Labor Code

  • Division 2. Employment Regulation and Supervision; Farm Labor Contractors (§ 1682 - 1682.4, 1695)
  • Division 5. Safety in Employment
    • Part 1. Occupational Safety and Health
      • Chapter 1. Jurisdiction and Duties (§§ 6303, 6309 - 6313)
      • Chapter 2.5. Hazardous Substances Information and Training
        • Article 4. Duties (§ 6399.1)

California Code of Regulations

Title 3. Food and Agriculture

Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations

Federal laws (reference links)

  • FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Title 7, U.S.C. (United States Code) §136 et seq.)
  • Code of Federal Regulations (Title 40. Protection of Environment)

For content questions, contact:
Joshua Ogawa
3077 Fite Circle, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: 916-603-7756