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 1999 of
those pesticide products registered in 1998. 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 50 percent of the original
4. FAC section 12819 also provides that the penalties shall not be collected for renewals of registration if no
business was done during the period of nonregistration;
5. CCR section 6215 requires the Director to renew the registrations of pesticide products within 60 days after
receiving an accurate and complete application for renewal, except when the Director, after hearing, has canceled
the registration, or taken action to refuse to register the product;
6. DPR notices proposed decisions pertaining to registrations for 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 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 30 days to provide for public comment. DPR submits notices of
final reevaluation decisions to the Secretary for Resources to be posted for 30 days. DPR prepares and makes available
to the public semiannual reports on pesticide products reevaluated, under reevaluation, or for which factual information
has been received. For products that were not reevaluated in 1998, are not under reevaluation, and are not under
consideration for reevaluation, the Director has 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 section 6220 and 6221;
9. DPR consults with state agencies that have legal jurisdiction over resources that may be affected by the use
of pesticides in a timely manner 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 mandated on adverse effects 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. Failure to report adverse effects may result in cancellation of the pesticide product as allowed by
FAC section 12825 (g).
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 also be downloaded from the same Internet
DPR registers additional products throughout the year. Notices of registration decisions on these pesticide
products are posted for public comment for 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 (http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/dprdatabase.htm) include:
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.
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.
Section 18 Emergency Exemptions - Copies of current California FIFRA section 18 Emergency Exemptions are
also available via a database query.
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
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pesticide Registration Branch
830 K Street, 9th St.-L/L
Sacramento, California 95814-3510