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Regulatory Agencies

Understanding the regulation involved with pesticides on a State and Federal level can be important to understand how and why they are used. The EPA regulates pesticides on a federal level, where California has it’s own EPA and a branch specifically devoted to registering and regulating pesticides. These organizations use scientific data to determine what and how pesticides can be used on the landscape without causing harm to the environment. Below are a couple of resources with more information about the studies and processes which are completed before pesticides are registered for use:

EPA Data Requirements

Cal DPR Registration Requirements