Press Release Provided Department of Pesticide Regulation
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will hold three public workshops on Nov. 7, 9, and 10 to collect feedback and provide an update on the development of the statewide pesticide application notification system.
The workshops are designed to gather public feedback on the notification pilot projects in Riverside, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, and Ventura counties and the statewide notification system. DPR staff will answer questions and share planned next steps regarding the statewide notification system. Feedback received during the workshops will inform the continued development of the statewide system.
The UC Davis Center for Regional Change will facilitate all three workshops. Each workshop will be conducted in the same format. Spanish interpretation will be provided at all workshops and Mixteco interpretation will be provided at the Oxnard workshop. Registration is not required to attend.
The workshops are scheduled at the following times and locations:
In-person: Monday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center in Ventura County: 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030
In-person: Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Orosi Memorial Hall in Tulare County: 41645 Road 128, Orosi, CA 93647
Virtual: Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Zoom via link (US02Web.Zoom.US/j/85867200295?pwd=ZGNIMlJOVnFCTEp4VVVsRzBnbmpGQT09; Meeting ID: 858 6720 0295; Passcode: 750189; Call In Number: +1-669-900-9128)
In addition, the department invites the public to submit written feedback on the county-led notification pilot projects for the UC Davis Center for Regional Change to incorporate into its independent evaluation of the pilot projects. The department requests feedback by Nov. 11, 2022, via email to ProjectNotify@CDPR.CA.gov or written mail to the following address:
DPR – Notification
1001 I St., P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95814
California will be the first state in the nation to develop a system of this scale to provide the public with more transparent and equitable access to information in advance of pesticide applications. DPR began developing the statewide notification system in mid-2021 after the state budgeted $10 million to DPR for system development. The department partnered with four County Agricultural Commissioners to conduct pilot projects in communities within Riverside, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, and Ventura counties to inform the continued development of the statewide system.
For more information and updates on statewide notification and county-led pilot projects, please visit DPR’s website.