Section 11454.2. (Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 706, Sec. 8.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §11454.2.
(a)The Department of Pesticide Regulation shall consult with the Department of Food and Agriculture in any action relating to special local need registrations pursuant to Section 136v of Title 7 of the United States Code, emergency exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 136p of Title 7 of the United States Code, denial of new active ingredient registrations, suspension or cancellation of pesticide registrations or uses, or other measures adopted to mitigate unacceptable adverse pesticidal effects.
(b)Consultation pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be as specified in a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Pesticide Regulation. Information to be provided by the Department of Food and Agriculture shall include, but not be limited to, (1) impacts on agriculture resulting from the proposed action, (2) benefits derived from the use of the pesticide, and (3) any recommended alternative action.
(c)Except for a suspension taken pursuant to Section 12826, the Department of Pesticide Regulation shall request in writing comments from the Department of Food and Agriculture regarding any proposed final decision to deny a new active ingredient registration or to suspend or cancel a pesticide registration. The Department of Pesticide Regulation shall specify in its request the period within which the Department of Food and Agriculture shall submit its comments in order for the Department of Pesticide Regulation to consider and to respond to them in the final written decision.