9 11, 2017

CDPR Adopts Rules for Pesticide Use Around Schools

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The California Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) has announced the final adoption of regulations pertaining to the use of agricultural pesticides near schools and licensed child day-care facilities. The regulations will take effect on January 1, 2018. The new regulations prohibit most pesticide applications within a quarter mile radius around schools and day care facilities [...]

2 11, 2017

CCM Challenges USDA’s Recent Publication

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Earlier this week, California Citrus Mutual sent a letter to Senior Entomologist for USDA, Dr. David Epstein, to push for changes in the recent USDA publication: Attractiveness of Agricultural Crops to Pollinating Bees for the Collection of Nectar and/or Pollen. The publication is designed to provide a compilation of information on the attractiveness of crops [...]

5 10, 2017

More Restrictions on Chlorpyrifos Applications

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced this week that the department is imposing additional restrictions on growers applying chlorpyrifos.  The restrictions come in the form of interim permit conditions for the application of chlorpyrifos that are overly conservative and totally unnecessary.  CCM objected strongly to DPR’s method for predicting exposure based on a [...]

21 09, 2017

DPR Moving To Further Restrict Chlorpyrifos

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Yielding to anti-pesticide activist pressure and guided by a like-minded sentiment within the regulatory agencies, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA) announced in mid-August that both California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) are pursuing “health protections” on chlorpyrifos; one of the most important and widely [...]

24 08, 2017

DPR Wants To Impose Additional Restrictions on Chlorpyrifos

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Last Friday, August 18, 2017, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued a directive for interim mitigation measures to address health risks from Chlorpyrifos.  This action marks the start of a public and scientific review of DPR’s revised draft risk assessment that will lead to increased restrictions on chlorpyrifos statewide.  At the same time, [...]

24 08, 2017

Air Monitoring Comes Up Clean!

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

For the second year in a row, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Air Monitoring Network found all pesticides to be below levels that would indicate a health concern in 2016.  DPR monitored 37 different chemicals, made up of 32 pesticides and five breakdown products.  Of these different monitored chemicals, 12 were not detected [...]

24 08, 2017

DPR Placed on Notice

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Last Friday, California Citrus Mutual, in coordination with a few sister organizations, filed a notice through a joint law firm to the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) stating that their proposed rule for an expanded school buffer zone violated the Administrative Procedures Act during promulgation.  While not a legal brief, the 22-page document was sent [...]

17 08, 2017

Coachella Valley Neonic Ban Thwarted

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The Coachella Valley Resource Conservation District (RCD) voted down a proposal last week that would have recommended an anti-neonicotinoid (neonic) policy to the 13 member agencies that make up the Greater Coachella Valley Association of Governments.  The proposal specifically called for cities and counties in the Coachella Valley to prohibit the use of neonic insecticides [...]

17 08, 2017

CCM to True Value Hardware: Don’t Pander to Activist Demands

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

True Value Company has joined Home Depot and Lowes in implementing a company-wide policy of phasing out the sale of neonicotinoid (neonics) products and commitment to working with suppliers to eliminate its use on nursery products. The move followed months of, what we consider, harassment by anti-pesticide groups to adopt such policies in order to [...]

20 07, 2017

Chlorpyrifos – Court Denies Activists’ Appeal

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Some good news on the legal front for a change:  the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that petitioners’ motion for further mandamus relief has been DENIED. US EPA had been under a 9th Circuit Court ordered deadline to rule on a petition to cancel all tolerance for chlorpyrifos, submitted by anti-pesticide groups.  [...]