December 4, 2015

CDPR to Issue Proposed Rule to Further Restrict Pesticide Applications

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has announced that it is preparing to issue a proposed regulation in February 2016 that is intended to further restrict the use of pesticides near schools. This regulation would likely become effective in 2017.

WG has expressed serious concerns about proceeding with this proposed regulation to CDPR and Administration officials because we believe, and the data confirms, that the existing regulations that restrict the application of pesticide products near sensitive sites are working properly. California already has the most restrictive crop protection regulations in the country and any future restrictions that are adopted need to be based on scientific evidence.

CDPR is planning to hold at least one public hearing on this issue once the proposed regulations have been issued. WG will provide additional information about the proposed regulation and the hearing time and location once this information becomes available.

For more information, contact Matthew Allen at (916) 446-1435.