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15 02, 2018

Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Places of Employment – Recap of Cal/OSHA’s 3rd Advisory Meeting

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|Tags: |0 Comments

The primary discussion of the 3rd Advisory Meeting centered around two drafts of the proposed regulation for heat illness prevention for indoor places of work.  Option A:  amend the existing outdoor regulation in Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 3395 (“Section 3395”).  Or, Option B:  create a stand-alone standard for indoor places of employment.  [...]

15 02, 2018

Attorney General Meets with Ag Leaders

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|Tags: |0 Comments

Last Saturday state Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra was in town and Congressman Jim Costa facilitated a meeting with agricultural leaders in the area.  CCM President Joel Nelsen attended the session along with Director Rick Wescott and grower member Jim Marderosian. The initial agenda item was a discussion on AB 450 which is the bill [...]

1 02, 2018

Cap and Trade Money for Agriculture

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Laws & Regulations|Tags: |0 Comments

On the heels of his State of State address last week, Governor Brown has released his expenditure plan for revenues generated by the Cap and Trade legislation that was passed and signed into law last year. The Governor has left no room for doubt that combating climate change and implementing programs that “make our neighborhoods [...]

1 02, 2018

Tulare County Ag Commissioner to Host Important Meeting on Pesticide Near Schools Regulation Feb. 22

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

The Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner will host an important meeting on Thursday, February 22 regarding new laws and regulations related to pesticide applications around schools. The meeting is specifically intended for growers who farm near schools to learn about new laws and regulations that limit application of restricted materials.  Invitations will be sent directly by the [...]

1 02, 2018

Department of Justice Tackles Implementation of ICE Investigation Bill AB 450

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Department of Justice has reached out to California Citrus Mutual and other agricultural associations to inquire what resources are needed by industry employers to comply with AB 450, which imposes new requirements on employers relating to inspections and other requests by federal Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents effective January 1, 2018. The law is [...]

1 02, 2018

But Will California’s Attorney General Sue?

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

EPA and sister agencies Department of Commerce, Department of Interior, and the Department of Commerce have all signed and released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier this week regarding the registration of pesticides and consideration of the endangered species needs. For over a decade sub agencies within these departments have been at war relative to [...]

28 12, 2017

Emergency ACP Regional Quarantine Will Go Into Effect Jan. 1

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

To more effectively protect California citrus from Huanglongbing, a regional ACP quarantine for movement of bulk citrus and nursery stock will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) submitted the quarantine amendment as an emergency request to the Office of Administrative Law on Dec. 14, and it [...]

21 12, 2017

Good News Just in Time for the Holidays

By | December 21st, 2017|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

There are a few announcements we will be welcoming for the holiday season. Glyphosate Two years ago a France based scientific body released a report that noted glyphosate could be carcinogenic.  The previous Washington, D.C. administration climbed aboard and proceeded to review the registration based upon this “new knowledge.”   Two state agencies, DPR (the Pesticide [...]

1 12, 2017

Law Imposes New Requirements on Employers Beginning January 1

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

On October 5, 2017, Governor Brown signed AB 450 (Chiu) which imposes new requirements on employers relating to inspections and other requests by federal Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents beginning January 1, 2018.  It is very important that employers become familiar with the requirements of the new law to ensure they are prepared when immigration [...]

10 11, 2017

More Regulations on Agriculture from the Air Resources Board? Not so Fast…

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

CCM Director of Government Affairs Alyssa Houtby attended a meeting with staff from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) this week to discuss the Agency’s activity on potential concept regulations that could categorize and packing houses as large warehouse and distribution centers. ARB staff was directed in March of last year by the ARB to [...]