NOTICE OF FINAL 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 6255, files this notice regarding the renewal of pesticide product registrations with the Secretary
of Resources to be posted for a period of thirty days for public inspection. DPR proposed this action by issuing
a Notice of Proposed Decision dated January 5, 1999.
DPR thoroughly evaluates a pesticide before it is registered for the first time. In addition, DPR endeavors to
eliminate from use any pesticide which endangers the environment or is not beneficial for the purpose for which
it was sold or is misrepresented.
The renewal of the registration of a pesticide for a subsequent year requires submission of a renewal application
and fee within one month of the December 31 expiration date. Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) section 12812 requires
a registration renewal fee of $200 per product. Late submissions incur a penalty fee as provided for in FAC section
12818. Unless a case for reevaluation of a registered pesticide is advanced, renewal of registration automatically
follows compliance with filing and fee payment requirements.
Reevaluation of a pesticide product may occur as a result of input derived from many sources including: (1) evaluation
of public and private research studies;
(2) regular consultation with the Pesticide Evaluation and Registration Committee; (3) daily registration activities
and contact with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; (4) registrant submissions of adverse effects disclosures
FAC section 12825.5; and (5) public comments resulting from DPR's posting of notices of registration activities
for review. 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.
Notice of Final Decision
DPR prepares and makes available to the public semiannual reports on pesticide products reevaluated, under reevaluation,
or for which factual information has been received.
Comments Received in Response to the Notice of Proposed Decision
The January 5, 1999, Notice and Public Report on the renewal of the registrations of pesticide products for the
calendar year 1999 elicited no response.
The Director determined that those pesticides currently under reevaluation and those pesticides under consideration
for reevaluation constitute all of the pesticides for which sufficient information has been received or may have
been received that would necessitate 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.
The decision to renew the registration for the calendar year 1999 of those pesticide products registered in 1998
is adopted pursuant to FAC sections 12817-12820.