The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has noticed a workshop to develop regulatory concepts for a possible expansion of the field fumigation notification requirements. As part of this process, DPR is planning to evaluate the current methyl bromide notification regulations and label requirements to determine if any of those requirements should be made applicable to other fumigants.
WG staff is engaged on this issue and is concerned that growers may eventually be required to both notify and monitor for all field fumigations. We urge our members to attend this public workshop at Cal/EPA in Sacramento on Thursday, April 9th at 9:00 a.m. to voice your concerns about expanding notification requirements.
Please contact WGA’s Matthew Allen at 916-446-1435 if you have any questions.
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