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April 5, 2016

Voice Your Opinion on Fumigation Notification Requirements

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will be holding two workshops in April to gather input from stakeholders to help determine what notification is appropriate when field fumigation occurs. Western Growers has been vocal about the direction DPR is headed and will continue to express serious concerns on the issue. Western Growers’ members are encouraged to participate in these workshops, as DPR will use this input to develop a new regulation.

The current regulations require that residents be notified about certain applications of the soil-applied field fumigant, methyl bromide. Other fumigants also have product labels with different notification requirements as part of the emergency preparedness and response measures. Current methyl bromide notification regulations and fumigant labeling requirements will serve as the starting point to create a uniform requirement for all soil-applied field fumigants.

Additional information about current requirements or details about the workshops can be found here.  

WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Salinas area
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Spreckels Veterans Memorial Building
90 5th Street
Spreckels, CA 93962

Fresno area
Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:00 p.m – 9:30 p.m.
Mosqueda Community Center
4670 E. Butler Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702

Agenda

  • Introductions and opening remarks
  • DPR presentation on current requirements and comments from 2015 workshop
  • Public comments
  • Next steps and closing remarks

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