The California Department of Food and Agriculture released the draft Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
The release of the draft Program EIR triggers a 45-day period for public review and comment. Along with that will be a series of public meetings to accept testimony on the proposal.
The draft Program EIR document provides a comprehensive, transparent overview of management programs to protect California’s food system through the principles of integrated pest management, while also protecting public health and the environment.
The purpose of public circulation and the public meetings is to provide agencies and interested individuals with opportunities to comment on or express concerns regarding the contents of the PEIR. The dates, times and locations of the meetings are as follows:
Sept. 22 – 5:30 p.m.
San Diego County Farm Bureau
1670 E. Valley Parkway
Escondido, Calif. 92027
Sept. 23 – 5:30 p.m.
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, Calif. 91108
Sept. 24 – 5:30 p.m.
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
4427 S. Laspina
Tulare, Calif. 93274
Sept. 29 – 5:30 p.m.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street, Auditorium
Sacramento, Calif. 95814
Sept. 30 – 5:30 p.m.
Napa County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
1710 Soscol Avenue
Napa, Calif. 94559
To review the draft Program EIR, to make written comments, or to receive more information about the EIR process, please visit: www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/peir/