ODA is implementing an interim temporary measure during the Covid-19 pandemic.
ODA está implementando una medida temporal provisional durante la pandemia de Covid-19.
On May 15, 2020, ODA initiated Non-agricultural Use Followup Investigation No. 200408, and on May 18, 2020, ODA initiated Non-agricultural Use Followup Investigation No. 200405 after reports of suspected pesticide contaminated soil/compost was delivered to homes. Best Buy in Town, Investigation No. 200481, was initiated June 19, 2020. Additional Non-agricultural Use Followup Investigations on other soil/compost distributors were initiated in June after reports with similar concerns came in to ODA. Below is an update as part of the ongoing communication throughout the investigative process. To file a formal complaint or complete a Report of Loss form, visit the Pesticide Complaints webpage. To receive updates, send a request to be added to the email list.
On November 8, 2019, ODA initiated Agricultural Use Followup Investigation #200194 after a citizen report that an aerial application was applied in a manner that impacted private properties. ODA has completed its investigation and shared the final determination with interested parties. The following letters have been provided as part of the communication throughout the investigation.
Herbicide residues in compost information
In this issue: Rose Kachadoorian retires after 26 years with ODA; Gilbert Uribe Valdez named Pesticides Program manager, product registration fee increase, and new license type coming soon. Pesticide fall newsletter
Among the stories in this issue: Former pesticide investigator Isaak Stapleton named NRPA director; remember to safely store and dispose of pesticides to avoid issues; several free waste pesticide collection events planned; and is your pesticide application equipment properly calibrated? Pesticide spring newsletter