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Brian R. Leahy
Director

                       Department of Pesticide Regulation

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Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Governor

January 10, 2017

ENF 17-01


TO:

SUBJECT:

County Agricultural Commissioners

UPDATE TO VOLUME 3, RESTRICTED MATERIALS AND PERMITTING, PESTICIDE USE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM STANDARDS COMPENDIUM, 1,3-D RECOMMENDED PERMIT CONDITIONS


This letter announces the availability of, and summarizes an update to, DPR’s 1,3-Dichloropropene (Field Fumigant) Recommended Permit Conditions from Pesticide Use Enforcement Program Standards Compendium Volume 3, Restricted Materials and Permitting. Updates are enclosed and will be available online at the link provided below. Please have your staff begin using these updates as soon as possible.

To protect bystanders from long-term exposures to 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) in the air, DPR limits the amount of 1,3-D applied in a township. Previously this “township cap” program was a 2-tier system. DPR has updated the program based on the Risk Management Directive and Mitigation Guidance for Cancer Risk from 1,3-Dichlorpropene (1,3-D) .

Beginning January 1, 2017, changes include:

  • The 2-tier township cap is replaced with a single use limit of 136,000 adjusted pounds that cannot be exceeded in a township in a year.
  • 1,3-D applications during December are prohibited.
  • Notices of Intent must document the amount of 1,3-D left available in a township.

To print the revised portions of the manual, select from the enclosures or go to http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/enforce/compend/vol_3/rstrct_mat.htm. Remove the old section from the manual and insert the new section:

  • Table of Contents
    • Updated page iii with the table of contents for Appendix J
  • Appendix J - 1,3-Dichloropropene (Field Fumigant) Recommended Permit Conditions

If you have any questions, please contact the Enforcement Branch Liaison assigned to your county.


Sincerely,


Original Signature by:

Donna Marciano
Chief, Enforcement Branch
916-324-4100

Enclosures:
Volume 3 - Restricted Materials and Permitting Updates Replacement Page Instructions, PDF (16 kb)
Table of Contents (16 kb)
Appendix J - 1,3-Dichloropropene (Field Fumigant) Recommended Permit Conditions (58 kb)

cc: Mr. Joe Marade, DPR Agricultural Commissioner Liaison
      Enforcement Branch Liaisons


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