DPR 16-004 Pesticide Use Near Schoolsites

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DPR 16-004 Pesticide Use Near Schoolsites

DPR proposes to adopt sections 6690, 6691, 6692, and 6693 of Title 3, California Code of Regulations. In summary, the proposed action would require growers to notify public K-12 schools, child day care facilities, and county agricultural commissioners when certain pesticide applications made for the production of an agricultural commodity near a schoolsite are planned in the coming year and also a few days prior to the applications. In addition, certain pesticide applications near these schoolsites will be prohibited at certain times.

Public hearings were held to receive oral or written comments regarding the proposed changes in Oxnard, Tulare, and Salians on November 15, November 16, and December 1, respectively.


  • Documents Relied Upon
    • DPR. 2015. Meeting Summary | Workshops on Concepts to Address Pesticide Use Near Schools. Prepared by the Center for Collaborative Policy, CSU Sacramento.
    • Vidrio, E., P. Wofford, R. Segawa, and J. Schreider. 2014a. Air Monitoring Network Results for 2013. December 2014. Department of Pesticide Regulation
    • Vidrio, E., P. Wofford, and R. Segawa. 2014b. Methyl Bromide and 1,3-Dichloropropene Air Monitoring Results. Memorandum to Marylou Verder-Carlos, dated September 24, 2014. Department of Pesticide Regulation, PDF.
    • Goodhue, R., K. Klonsky, C. DeMars, R.V. Steenwyck. 2016. Draft Regulation Regarding Pesticide Applications near Schoolsites: Potential Economic Effects for Agriculture, PDF. University of California, Davis. Prepared for California Dept. of Food and Agriculture, Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis.
    • Neal, R. and R. Segawa. 2016. Estimated Economic and Fiscal Impact of the Proposed Regulation to Address Pesticide Applications Near Schoolsites. Department of Pesticide Regulation. Memorandum, PDF dated July 25, 2016.
    • Lee, S-J., L. Mehler, J. Beckman, B. Diebolt-Brown, J. Prado, M. Lackovic, J. Waltz, P. Mulay, A. S kchwartz, Y. Mitchell, S. Moraga-McHaley, R. Gergely, and G.M. Calvert. 2011. Acute Pesticide Illnesses Associated with Off-Target Pesticide Drift from Agricultural Applications, PDF: 11 States, 19982006. Environmental Health Perspectives. Volume 119, Number 8, pages 1162-1169. August 2011.