The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has released the Draft Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program (Program) Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Draft Program EIR document provides an 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 Draft Program EIR includes a process to evaluate and include new developments and potential environmental impacts – called tiering – while providing for public participation throughout the pest management process.
The release of the Draft Program EIR triggers a 45-day comment period. Detailed information on the Draft Program EIR, including a schedule of public meetings, can be accessed here.