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 describes how staff monitor runoff in urban areas during inclement weather to collect data that support DPR's proposed surface water regulations.
APCAC MEETING SCHEDULED
Our Agricultural Pest Control Advisory Committee will meet today -- Thursday, Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in Sacramento. Agenda items include an update on non-fumigant volatile organic compound mitigation proposals, an update on licensing and a discussion on the upcoming Alliance Grant solicitation process.
PREC MEETING SCHEDULED
Our Pesticide Registration and Evaluation Committee will meet on Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. in Sacramento. The meeting will be Webcast. The agenda includes a discussion on the new CalAg Permits process, an update on non-fumigant volatile organic compound mitigation proposals and a presentation on proposed surface water protection regulations.
ANNUAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) EMISSIONS FROM PESTICIDES REPORT RELEASED
Jan. 3, 2012, is the deadline for public comments on pesticide emissions from 1990-2010 for five areas of the state that do not meet federal air quality standards.
LICENSE RENEWAL SEASON
If the first letter of your surname or business name starts with a letter from M-Z, it is recommended that renewal packets be submitted no later than Nov. 19, 2011, if the updated license is needed by Jan. 1, 2012. Renewal forms have been mailed to licensees and also are available at DPR's Licensing and Certification Program website.
ALLIANCE GRANT PRESENTATIONS POSTED
Presentations of three Alliance Grant projects given at the Nov. 10 meeting of our Pest Management Advisory Committee have been posted. The presentations include "successes, challenges and next steps" for IPM Continuing Education for Maintenance Gardeners, San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures; Healthy Homes Alliance, Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles; and IPM for Bedding and Container Color Plants, University of California, Davis, Department of Entomology.
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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