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Paul E. Helliker Director

Department of Pesticide Regulation


   
   
   
   
  California Notice 2000-2
  POST UNTIL February 25, 2000

California State Seal
Gray Davis
Governor

Winston H. Hickox
Secretary, California
Environmental
Protection Agency

 NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISION
TO RENEW REGISTRATION OF PESTICIDES

The Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), pursuant to Title 3, California Code of Regulations (CCR), section 6253, herein notices the proposed decision to renew the registration for the calendar year 2000 those pesticide products registered in 1999. In reaching the proposed decision to renew registrations, the Director of DPR presents the following findings:

1. Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) section 12812 sets the annual fee for each pesticide product submitted for registration at two hundred dollars ($200);

2. FAC section 12817 requires that the registration of every pesticide expire on December 31 of each calendar year, except when renewal is applied for within one calendar month thereafter;

3. FAC section 12819 provides for penalty fees should an application for renewal of registration not be made within one calendar month after expiration of registration. Such penalties shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the original amount due;

4. FAC section 12819 also provides that penalties shall not be collected for renewals of registration if no business was done during the period of non-registration;

5. CCR section 6215 requires the Director to renew the registrations of pesticide products within sixty (60) days after receiving an accurate and complete application for renewal, except when the Director, after hearing, has canceled the registration or has taken action to refuse to register the product;

6. DPR notices proposed decisions pertaining to the registration of new pesticide products for thirty (30) days to provide for public comment before final decisions are made. DPR submits notices of final registration decisions to the Secretary for Resources to be posted for thirty (30) days;

7. The provisions of CCR section 6220 provide individuals and organizations with an opportunity to submit information indicating possible adverse effects from the use of a pesticide to DPR at any time;

8. DPR posts notices of proposed reevaluations for thirty (30) days to provide for public comment. DPR submits notices of final reevaluation decisions to the Secretary for Resources to be posted for thirty (30) days. DPR prepares and makes available to the public semiannual reports on pesticide products that have been reevaluated, that are under reevaluation, or for which factual information has been received. For products that were not reevaluated in 1999, are not under reevaluation, and are not under consideration for reevaluation, the Director determined that sufficient information has not been received necessitating reevaluation pursuant to CCR sections 6220 and 6221. DPR is currently conducting risk assessments of certain pesticides, including methyl bromide, pursuant to the Birth Defect Prevention Act and the Pesticide Contamination Prevention Act. A risk assessment is more comprehensive than a reevaluation under CCR sections 6220 and 6221;

9. DPR consults in a timely manner with state agencies that have legal jurisdiction over resources that may be affected by the use of pesticides on both registrations and reevaluations. DPR consults with these agencies both directly and during regularly scheduled meetings of DPR's Pesticide Registration and Evaluation Committee;

10. FAC section 12825.5 requires that registrants submit adverse effects disclosures to DPR any time they have factual or scientific evidence of any adverse effect or risk to human health, livestock, crops, or the environment that has not been previously submitted to DPR. The information on adverse effects mandated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 6(a)(2) is included in this requirement. Upon application for renewal of registration, the registrant must certify under penalty of perjury to the accuracy and completeness of all information submitted. Pursuant to FAC section 12825(g), failure to report adverse effects may result in cancellation of the pesticide product.

Pesticides proposed for registration renewal pursuant to this notice can be found in a DPR database on the Internet at <http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/label/labelque.htm>. There are approximately 11,000 registered pesticides in this database. A current listing of California-registered pesticide products can be downloaded from the same Internet address.

DPR registers additional products throughout the year. DPR posts notices of registration decisions on these pesticide products for public comment for thirty (30) days prior to registration. These Notices of Proposed and Final Decisions can be found on the Internet at <http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/registration/nod/nodmenu.htm>.

Other databases that may be accessed via DPR's Internet site at <http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/dprdatabase.htm> include:

1. Chemical Ingredient Queries - searches can be made by common, technical, synonym, or trade name; or by chemical abstracts service numbers. Additional queries yield products, registrants, etc.

2. Product/Label Database Queries - searches of this database may be made by company name/number or product name/number. In addition, multiple variable queries on a number of different criteria yield specific product matches. DPR updates these databases nightly.

3. Section 18 Emergency Exemptions - copies of current California FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemptions are also available via a database query.

4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Databases - include DPR's implementation of U.S. EPA's OPP chemical dictionary and product databases.

As required by CCR section 6254, DPR prepares a public report entitled Public Report Relating to Renewal of Pesticide Registrations. Upon written request, DPR will send individuals and organizations a copy of the public report, free of charge.

Requests for the Public Report Relating to Renewal of Pesticide Registrations and comments on this proposed decision should be mailed to:

Mr. Van Cheney
Pesticide Registration Branch
Department of Pesticide Regulation
830 K Street
Sacramento, California 95814-3510


original signed by Barry Cortez


1/18/2000


Barry Cortez, Chief
Pesticide Registration Branch
(916) 445-4377

Date


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