DPR Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Policy

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DPR has authority to take administrative enforcement actions on companies and individuals who sell unregistered or misbranded pesticide products; or pack, ship, or sell produce with illegal pesticide residue. The violator typically pays a monetary penalty to deter future violations and promote compliance. In certain instances, DPR may approve a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to offset a portion of the civil penalties (or monetary settlement in lieu of civil penalties). SEPs are environmentally beneficial projects that a respondent agrees to voluntarily undertake in settlement of an enforcement action. SEPs can play an important role in improving the existing practices of pesticide use to minimize potential impact to people and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities, and ensure future compliance with pesticide laws and regulations.

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Daniel Rubin, Chief Counsel
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 324-2666
E-mail: Daniel.Rubin@cdpr.ca.gov