Regulatory Alert No.4

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has issued a Notice of Modifications to the text of the urban surface water regulations.

This was not unexpected given that EPA disagreed with DPR’s language which allowed treatment of surfaces during rainfall events, if the surfaces were protected from precipitation.  EPA felt that this language was less restrictive than the EPA required label changes, so DPR changed the language to allow treatment during rainfall events to the “underside of eaves.”

Other minor changes clarified exemptions for persons operating under NPDES permits (such as vector control agencies) and a change to the definition of crack and crevice treatment to remove what DPR sees as regulatory language from the definition.  Click here for Notice of Changes and Actual Text to read the latest documents.