DPR 23-003 Statewide Notification of Agricultural Use of Restricted Materials

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DPR 23-003 Statewide Notification of Agricultural Use of Restricted Materials (Notice 11/3/23; Comment period closes 1/12/24)

DPR proposes to amend sections amend sections 6000, 6424, 6428, 6432, and 6434 of Title 3, California Code of Regulations. This proposed action will require all agricultural use notices of intent (NOIs) to be electronically submitted to the County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC) via www.CalAgPermits.org, unless the CAC grants an exemption from the electronic submission requirement upon a finding of undue hardship. Additionally, it will require all NOIs for soil fumigations to be electronically submitted to the local CAC via www.CalAgPermits.org a minimum of 48 hours before the intended start of the application. It will also require specific information from NOIs for the use of restricted materials requiring a permit for the production of an agricultural commodity to be electronically submitted to DPR via www.CalAgPermits.org at least 24 hours in advance of the intended start of a non-soil fumigant application and at least 48 hours in advance of the intended start of a soil fumigation. The proposed action additionally requires DPR to make the specific NOI information it receives publicly available upon receipt or as soon as practicable. Finally, it will require DPR to evaluate its system and process for making this information publicly available and issue a report three years after the system’s implementation.

Two in-person public hearings and one virtual public hearing have been scheduled for the times and places stated below to receive oral or written comments regarding the proposed changes.

DATE:               Wednesday, December 13, 2023
TIME:               4:30 p.m.
PLACE:            Clovis Veterans Memorial District
                           Memorial Auditorium
                           808 4th Street
                           Clovis, California 93612

DATE:               Thursday, December 14, 2023
TIME:               4:30 p.m.
PLACE:            Ventura County Fairgrounds
                           Santa Rosa Hall
                           10 West Harbor Boulevard
                           Ventura, California 93001

DATE:               Tuesday, December 19, 2023
TIME:               4:30 p.m.
PLACE:            Zoom (Virtual)
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                           Password:         221172
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