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DPR Releases Draft Strategic Plan, Reflecting Sustainable Pest Management Approach
Public Invited to Provide Comment, Attend Upcoming Public Meetings

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Julie Henderson
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Gavin Newsom

Yana Garcia
Secretary for Environmental Protection

Leia Bailey, Communications Director
(916) 445-3974 |
September 18, 2023

En Español

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is updating its strategic plan with action-oriented, measurable goals to guide priorities over the next five years.

Released today for public feedback, DPR’s draft 2024 Strategic Plan lays the groundwork for a streamlined, transparent, accountable department that centers its work around human health, equity and environmental justice, broad environmental protections, support for agriculture and community well-being, and economic vitality.

“Our draft strategic plan reflects the department’s evolution in regulating pest management in a way that supports healthy lives and a healthy environment for all Californians, and an abundant, healthy food supply for future generations,” said DPR Director Julie Henderson. “I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with all of our stakeholders and partners to collect feedback on the department’s identified priorities.”

The department’s updated strategic plan reflects its sustainable pest management approach to the full scope of its work. The updated plan also strengthens and reaffirms the department’s commitment to equitably protect all Californians and advance environmental justice.

Updated DPR Mission: We protect human health and the environment by fostering sustainable pest management and regulating pesticides.

Updated DPR Vision: A California where pest management is safe, effective, and sustainable for everyone.

The department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) will also be reflected in its updated strategic plan.

The goals outlined in the draft 2024 Strategic Plan, PDF will advance the department’s mission, vision and commitment to equity and environmental justice. The draft is available on DPR’s website in English and Spanish, PDF.

DPR encourages feedback from all stakeholders on its draft 2024 Strategic Plan.

Opportunity for Public Comment - EXTENDED

DPR will accept written comments on the draft 2024 Strategic Plan via mail or email through November 10, 2023 (extended from October 20). Comments are accepted online through DPR’s public comment portal in English or Spanish. Written comments can be mailed to DPR at 1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015, Sacramento, CA 95812-4015.

Public Meetings on October 2, 3, 4 and 6, 2023 - RESCHEDULED to October 19 and 30 and November 3 and 6

DPR rescheduled the early October public meetings to increase opportunity for review and public feedback. The public meetings have been rescheduled to October 19 and 30 and November 3 and 6. Additional details available on DPR’s website.

Opportunity for Tribal Consultation - EXTENDED

DPR respectfully requests tribal consultations on the draft 2024 Strategic Plan be held by Nov. 10, 2023. Tribes may submit consultation requests via email to Paul Ryan at or via mail to:

California Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Pesticide Regulation
ATTN: Paul Ryan, Tribal Liaison
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015


The California Department of Pesticide Regulation protects human health and the environment by fostering sustainable pest management and carrying out a robust regulatory program.

DPR’s work includes conducting scientific evaluations of pesticides to assess and mitigate potential harm to human health or the environment prior to and following registration, registering all pesticides prior to sale or use in California, monitoring for pesticides in the air and water, and enforcing pesticide laws and regulations in coordination with 55 County Agricultural Commissioners and their combined 500 field inspectors across the state’s 58 counties. DPR invests in innovative research, outreach, and education to encourage the development and adoption of integrated pest management tools and practices and conducts outreach to ensure pesticide workers, farmworkers and local communities have access to pesticide safety information. More information about DPR.


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