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14 06, 2018

DPR to List Chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides, Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On June 12, 2018, the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants (SRP) unanimously approved the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) staff report that will list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant.  According to their report, chlorpyrifos may pose a public health risk as a toxic air contaminant based on its assessment of the [...]

15 12, 2016

Associations Attack CDPR Proposed Rule for what it is!

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: , |0 Comments

The comment period for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) proposed regulations relating to pesticide applications near schools closed last Friday. Prior to the comment period ending, California Citrus Mutual and fifteen other organizations submitted a letter to DPR opposing the proposed regulations, calling the proposal a glaring abuse of the regulatory process.  Recent [...]

27 10, 2016

DPR Official Is Introduced to CA Agriculture

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: , |0 Comments

Teresa Marks is entering her fourth month as Chief Deputy Director of California Department of Pesticide Regulation.  She is new to California and new to agriculture, so when she visited Fresno this week it was an excellent opportunity to introduce her to the citrus industry and the issues faced by growers. CCM Vice President Bob [...]

27 10, 2016

DPR Proposes ¼ Mile No-Spray Buffers

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will be holding three public hearings to gather stakeholder input about a recently proposed regulation on agricultural pesticide use near schools and child care facilities. CCM strongly encourages growers to participate in these hearings and voice their concerns about how this regulation would affect operations.  DPR will consider all comments [...]

6 10, 2016

DPR’s Proposed Pesticide Near Schools Regulation Disregards Science, Panders to Activist Demands

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: , |0 Comments

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation last week released proposed regulation on pesticide use near schools. The provisions of the proposed regulation are onerous, unsubstantiated, and a clear demonstration of Cal EPA’s anti-agriculture agenda. DPR held several hearings over the past year and, according to a press release issued by the Western Plant Health Association, [...]

12 08, 2016

CCM Meets with Cal EPA Secretary on Pesticides near Schools Proposal

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will soon release proposed regulations on the application of pesticides near schools despite zero scientific justification for action. This is par for the course at Cal EPA as of late.  When DPR announced they had worked with the environmental justice community on proposed changes to the Air Monitoring [...]