The Pesticide Registration Branch is responsible for product registration and coordinates the required evaluation process among DPR branches and other state agencies. A pesticide must be registered (licensed) with the state before it can be used, possessed, or offered for sale in California. The Branch serves as primary liaison to registrants. It prepares public notices and corresponds with registrants regarding data requirements, determinations of the health effects of pesticides, and final actions on registrations. Branch scientists share data review responsibilities with staff scientists in other branches. The Branch also manages all data received, oversees call-ins of data on environmental fate and acute and chronic toxicology, maintains label files and the pesticide data library, and provides information on registered pesticides and label instructions to pesticide enforcement agencies and the public.
What's New in Registration
- Modification to Neonicotinoid Proposed Regulations and Comment Period, PDF
- Notice of Proposed Decision to Renew Pesticide Product Registrations for 2023, Director’s Finding and Public Report, PDF
- Semiannual Report Summarizing the Reevaluation Status of Pesticide Products during the Period of January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022, PDF
- Justification for Waiving Acute Dermal Toxicity Tests for Adjuvant Registration in California and Guidance for Submitting Waiver Requests, PDF
- Guidance on the Up-And-Down Procedure Data Evaluation, PDF
For content questions, contact:
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 324-3563
Question involving licensing or certification of applicators, pest control advisors, or businesses should be directed to DPR's Licensing and Certification Program at (916) 445-4038 or by e-mail at LicenseMail@cdpr.ca.gov.