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Environmental Justice DPR Pesticide Enforcement Workshops, held in conjunction with Kern CAC and CCEJN, Oct. 2017.

Environmental Justice DPR Pesticide Enforcement Workshops, held in conjunction with Kern CAC and CCEJN, Oct. 2017

Treating people fairly guides how DPR conducts its activities. Fair treatment means that no one group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic groups, should be disproportionately impacted by pesticides. Anyone whose health or environment may be affected by pesticides holds a stake in DPR's decisions. We want to ensure that all have an opportunity to participate in the regulatory process.

Environmental Justice DPR Pesticide Enforcement Workshops were held in Fresno (October 2016) and Kern (October 2017) counties and one will be held in Santa Maria in December 2017. This year, DPR partnered with the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN), Kern CAC and Santa Barbara CAC to conduct environmental justice workshops, focused on pesticide enforcement. The purpose of the workshops was to strengthen partnerships with the community by providing attendees a working knowledge of pesticide use enforcement, reporting and worker safety. The workshops provided attendees with a better understanding of the California Department of Pesticide Regulationís (DPR) Enforcement Program and the services it provides to county agricultural commissioners (CAC). There were pesticide inspection demonstrations and presentations by experts in the field

Video: Environmental Justice Pesticide Enforcement Workshop, Fresno

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CalEPA Environmental Justice Program Update: 2013-2015 cover.

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Martha Sanchez, DPR Environmental Justice Liaison
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 323-2677
E-mail: Martha.Sanchez@cdpr.ca.gov