DPR 22-001 Neonicotinoid Pesticide Exposure Protection

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DPR 22-001 Neonicotinoid Pesticide Exposure Protection (Notice 2/25/22; Comment period closes 4/26/22)

DPR proposes to adopt sections 6990 through 6990.16 of Title 3, California Code of Regulations as control measures necessary to protect pollinator health as identified in the “California Neonicotinoid Risk Determination” and “Addendum to the July 2018 California Neonicotinoid Risk Determination.” The proposed control measures would affect the pesticide regulatory program activities pertaining to pesticide use and enforcement by regulating certain production agricultural applications of pesticide products containing the nitroguanidine-substituted neonicotinoid active ingredients, clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam (collectively referred to as neonicotinoids). In summary, the proposed control measures consist of application method and rate restrictions, application timing restrictions, and seasonal application rate caps for the four-neonicotinoid active ingredients and are specific based on crop group.

A virtual public hearing has been scheduled for the time and place stated below to receive oral or written comments regarding the proposed changes. A presentation on the proposed regulations will be given at 9:15 a.m. The hearing will commence at 9:30 a.m.

DATE:   Monday, April 25, 2022

TIME:    9:30 A.M.

PLACE: Zoom (Virtual)
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The hearing will also be accessible via public webcast for persons who would like to watch this hearing without participating. The public webcast can be accessed by visiting the following web address: video.calepa.ca.gov