California Department of Pesticide Regulation NEWS
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DPR ONLINE BULLETIN
This informal, online bulletin from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) appears periodically. Our goal is to keep interested parties up to date on practical information, regulatory developments, and other announcements.
"FROM THE DIRECTOR" COLUMN
Chief Deputy Director Chris Reardon reminds homeowners that maintenance gardeners who typically mow lawns and do general yard cleanup need to be licensed by DPR if they also apply pesticides, even if occasionally.
2010 WELL SAMPLING AND PESTICIDE CHEMISTRY DATA STATUS REPORTS
FINES AND SETTLEMENTS
Product compliance fines and settlements from January to March 2011 are listed.
PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED CONTINUING EDUCATION REGULATIONS
The proposed regulations include requirements that instructors or sponsoring organizations of continuing education courses submit the records to DPR electronically within 14 days of course completion by the licensee. A public hearing is scheduled on Monday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sierra Hearing Room at Cal/EPA in Sacramento. The public comment period ends July 12.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SCHOOL IPM WORKSHOPS
Workshops scheduled in Yreka (June 22) and Modesto (July 27).
REMINDER: NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL BOARD
There are four openings - two each from industry and the public - that will be filled by Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled.
One of five departments and boards within the California Environmental Protection Agency, DPR regulates the registration, sale and use of pesticides to protect people and the environment. Additional information about DPR is posted at www.cdpr.ca.gov.
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