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.
TV REPORT: PESTICIDE RESIDUE TESTING OF FRESH PRODUCE
Bay Area NBC station KNTV aired a report this month that followed several fruit and vegetable samples collected by a DPR inspector from a farmers' market in Contra Costa County to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's lab for analysis.
STATEWIDE AND COUNTY ENFORCEMENT STATISTICAL PROFILES 2008-2010
This comparison lists the most frequently found violations in agricultural and structural settings during county agricultural commissioner inspections and tracks trends that may affect overall pesticide enforcement programs.
E-MAIL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR TRACKING ADVERSE EFFECTS SUBMISSIONS
Effective this month, DPR is implementing an automatic e-mail notification system for pesticide registrants and applicants to track the receipt and review of adverse effects disclosure submissions.
OPTIONS FOR REDUCING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSIONS FROM NONFUMIGANT PESTICIDES
See presentation (PDF, 155 kb) to DPR's Pesticide Registration and Evaluation Committee on Sept. 16, 2011.
STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED
Our Structural Pest Control Board will hold its annual meeting Oct. 5-7 in Sacramento. Agenda items include strategic planning.
These pesticide-related bills that affect DPR's regulatory programs have been introduced into the 2011-12 state legislative session.
NOTICE OF DECISION NOT TO PROCEED ON CONTINUING EDUCATION RULEMAKING
The regulation would have required continuing education course providers to electronically submit attendance information to DPR within 14 days of course completion.
MONITORING URBAN PESTICIDE RUNOFF IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2009-2010
Summary (PDF, 531 kb) of DPR's continuing urban surface water monitoring program at 13 sites in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas.
FINES AND SETTLEMENTS
Product compliance fines and settlements from April to June 2011 are listed.
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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