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									           Pesticide Use County Bulletins for
           Protection of Endangered Species


                    Leopoldo Moreno
               Endangered Species Project
         California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation


6/9/04
           Endangered Species in the U.S.




California Department of Pesticide Regulation
               DPR’s Endangered Species Project
  • Focus on Endangered Species/Pesticides Issues.
  • Rodenticides, Insecticides, Herbicides, and Fungicides:
    Provide alternatives for applicators to maintain their safe
    use while protecting Endangered Species.
  • Current Activities:
           Interim Measures Pesticide Use County Bulletins.
           Habitat Mapping for Counties: Section List.
           Public outreach and applicator training.
            Conflict Resolution.
           Maintain E/S Website with all materials available.

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
USEPA Interim Measures Bulletins
                 • Developed jointly with
                   USEPA, USFWS, CDFG,
                   CDFA, CAC, and other
                   organizations.
                 • Combine information on
                   Biology, Physiology,
                   Behavior, Life Cycle,
                   Toxicology, etc., of a
                   species to assess potential
                   for exposure; as well as to
                   recommend alternate
                   products, formulations, or
                   methods of application.
                USEPA Interim Measures Bulletins

 • Specific for each County
 • Include all major pesticide groups:
   Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides,
   Rodenticide Baits, Burrow Fumigants.
 • Will become mandatory this year. Federal
   Register Notice posted on 12/02/02.



California Department of Pesticide Regulation
    How DPR Develops County Bulletins

•   Habitat data from the NDDB
•   Pesticides from consultations, DFG, DPR
•   Toxicology from USEPA, DFG, DPR
•   Species sensitivity from FWS, taxonomy
•   Mitigation measures from FWS, local plans



California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                  DPR Bulletin Process
• Overlay of NDDB with Section grid




California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                                     Section List
                                                • Unique to each county
                                                  bulletin.
                                                • Derived from CDFG’s
                                                  Natural Diversity Data Base.
                                                • Species locations shown by
                                                  Township/Range/Section
                                                  coordinates.
                                                • Look at habitat within the
                                                  listed section to see if it
                                                  matches the species’ habitat
                                                  descriptions.


California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                                     Bulletin
                                                  Reference Maps
                                                • Locations of species
                                                  are shown in
                                                  reference maps for
                                                  each county
                                                  bulletin.
                                                • Information
                                                  accurate to section
                                                  level.



California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                                Worksheets
                                                • Each pesticide
                                                  section includes
                                                  a worksheet.




California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                                Active Ingredient Tables
                                                   Activity Category
                                                • Products are grouped
                                                  by activity categories
                                                  that broadly define their
                                                  mode of action and use
                                                  patterns that in turn
                                                  determine potential
                                                  routes of exposure to
                                                  listed species.



California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                                Active Ingredients Table

                                                • Alphabetical listing of
                                                  Active Ingredients (AI).
                                                • Each AI is classified by
                                                  potential hazard class to
                                                  Aquatic Animals and/or
                                                  Plants (Dicots or
                                                  Monocots).
                                                • Also includes the
                                                  activity category for
                                                  each AI, as described in
                                                  previous table.
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                                   Species Descriptions
                                                • Include basic information
                                                  for each species found in a
                                                  county:
                                                  Listing status.
                                                  Species photo.
                                                  Basic description (size,
                                                   color, etc).
                                                  Habitat.
                                                  Hazard Class, this relates to
                                                  Active Ingredients Table,
                                                  and shows which types of
                                                  hazards may impact that
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                                  species.
                                                Use Limitation Codes

                                                • Combine Hazard Class
                                                  and Activity Category
                                                  to determine the Use
                                                  Limitation(s) that apply
                                                  to the Active Ingredient
                                                  being selected.




California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                                      Use Limitations
                                            • This section describes the method of
                                              application, restrictions, or
                                              prohibitions that apply to any given
                                              Active Ingredient being considered
                                              for use in proximity of Endangered
                                              Species (ES) habitat.
                                            • This is the “prescription” for use of
                                              any Active Ingredient (AI)
                                              considering the proximity of an
                                              application to ES habitat, AI’s
                                              Activity Category, and its Hazard
                                              Class to that species.
                                            • Most use limitations are Avoidance
                                              Measures, to keep the AI out of the
                                              species’ habitat.
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                     Protecting Aquatic Species




California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Vernal Pools of California and
  their Endangered Species
                     California Red-Legged Frog
                      ( Rana aurora draytonii)




            Photo: Ed Ely (Courtesy of CDFG, Outdoor California Magazine)

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                   California Tiger Salamander
                   (Ambystoma californiense)




                                                Photo: John Brode, CDFG

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
                                       Salmonids




California Department of Pesticide Regulation
     Pesticide Use Limitations for Protection of
      Aquatic Species: Spray Drift Prevention
                   (per Interim Measures County Bulletins)

• Use limitation code 17: For spray able or dust formulations:
  when the air is calm or moving away from habitat, commence
  applications on the side nearest the habitat and proceed away
  from the habitat. When air currents are moving toward habitat,
  do not make applications within 200 yards by air or 40 yards by
  ground upwind from occupied habitat. The county agricultural
  commissioner may reduce or waive buffer zones following a
  site inspection, if there is an adequate hedgerow, windbreak,
  riparian corridor or other physical barrier that substantially
  reduces the probability of drift.

  California Department of Pesticide Regulation
      Pesticide Use Limitations for Protection of
        Aquatic Species: Run-off Prevention
                   (per Interim Measures County Bulletins)
• Use Limitation code 15: Provide a 20 foot minimum strip of
  vegetation (on which pesticides should not be applied) along
  rivers, creeks, streams, wetlands, vernal pools and stock ponds
  or on the downhill side of fields where run-off could occur.
  Prepare land around fields to contain run-off by proper
  leveling, etc. Contain as much water “on site” as possible. The
  planting of legumes, or other cover crops for several rows
  adjacent to off-target water sites is recommended. Mix
  pesticides in areas not prone to run-off such as concrete
  mixing/loading pads, disked soil in flat terrain or graveled mix
  pads, or use a suitable method to contain spills and/or rinsate.
  Properly empty and triple-rinse pesticide containers at time of
  use.
  California Department of Pesticide Regulation

								
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