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Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Tribal Consultation Policy

Communicating with California's diverse population is a priority for the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Two-way communication helps to promote pesticide safety and awareness, and is a crucial part of the regulatory framework. This communication may include California Native American Tribes through consultation, enforcement, and outreach. In 2018 DPR sought public comments on its Draft Tribal Policy, and the Policy was approved in 2019. Through this review process and input, we hope to improve communication and coordination with DPR, county agricultural commissioners, and California Native American Tribes.



For assistance, tribal consultation questions, or general inquiries, contact DPR Tribal Liaisons:

Paul Ryan
3077 Fite Circle,
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 603-7706