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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Pesticides in the Pacific Southwest

EPA’s Pacific Southwest region places particular emphasis on the following issues:

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools (PDF) (213pp, 1.8M)
  • The agricultural Worker Protection Program
  • U.S.-Mexico Border projects
  • Participating in community-based projects to better assess environmental exposure to pesticides in California's Salinas and San Joaquin Valleys, and the state's Central Coast area.
Regional Information
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Protecting Farmworkers from Pesticides

EPA has proposed revisions to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to increase protections from pesticide exposure for the nation’s two million agricultural workers and their families. The proposal includes improvements to the existing regulation, such as annual safety training, mandatory posting of no-entry signs for the most hazardous pesticides, a first-ever minimum age requirement for handling pesticides, and new no-entry buffer areas surrounding pesticide-treated fields. Public comments are due June 17, 2014.

Katy Wilcoxen (wilcoxen.katy@epa.gov)
(415) 947-4205

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