California Department of Pesticide Regulation NEWS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
PESTICIDE ILLNESS CASES SUMMARIZED
Our 2009 pesticide illness reports are summarized. Release of the summary was delayed because data collection and analysis were affected by state and county employee furloughs.
ANNUAL WELL INVENTORY
This report summarizes well sampling results collected by DPR and the California Department of Public Health in 2010. It includes an analysis of the results to determine probable sources of detected pesticides and actions taken to prevent migration of pesticides to ground water.
SURFACE WATER REGULATIONS UPDATE
The deadline for public comments to modifications to our proposed surface water regulations that would require businesses providing landscape maintenance and outdoor structural pest control to limit where pesticides are applied around structures to protect water quality is 5 p.m. March 21. The public comment period on the originally proposed regulations closed in December. The proposed modifications include removal of an exception to be consistent with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency label language.
PREC MEETING SCHEDULED
Our Pesticide Registration and Evaluation Committee will meet at 10 a.m. today, March 16. The meeting will be Webcast. The agenda includes preliminary results of DPR’s air network monitoring; an update on second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides; a report on composting and pesticides; and a regulatory plan for handling grapes and kiwis imported from Chili that require fumigation.
IPM INNOVATOR AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
The deadline for 2012 IPM Innovator Award nominations is 5 p.m. May 31. These awards are presented to organizations that have demonstrated their dedication to integrated pest management through the development and/or promotion of innovative methods for addressing agricultural and urban pest management challenges.
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.