Proposed regulation changes by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) adds nine new sections, amends 30 sections and repeals four sections for all license types under Title 3 California Code of Regulations (3 CCR). Full details can be found here with comments due July 19, 2022.
DPR is proposing pesticide certification and training regulations to align with changes to the federal regulatory changes Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations Part 171 “Certification of Pesticide Applicators” (40 CFR Part 171) approved in January 2017. The changes include language specific to tribal lands. Please contact the CRC if interested in those details.
What this means to growers, PCAs and all applicators?
The proposed changes increase training for certified applicators using state/federally restricted materials, improve certification categories, enhance pesticide safety training, and establish minimum age requirements. Several changes include cleaning up language currently in 3 CCR.