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REGULATIONS ACTIVITIES — Proposals to Adopt, Amend or Repeal Certain Regulations



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DIVISION OF ANIMAL HEALTH & FOOD SAFETY SERVICES
  • Animal Health Branch - Equine Medication Monitoring Program.
    Animal Health Branch – Equine Medication Monitoring Program. The Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health Branch, Equine Medication Monitoring Program, proposes to make technical changes to its regulations and adopt a violations matrix into Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. wedge more...

  • Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch – Custom Livestock Slaughter
    The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, proposes to augment the sanitation and safe handling procedures for meat and poultry at Custom Livestock Slaughterhouses and require that safe handling instructions are to be provided to the customer for the proper handling, storing and cooking of meat and poultry, under Title 3, California Code of Regulations. wedge more...

  • Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch: Egg Safety and Quality Management Program:
    The Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, Egg Safety and Quality Management Program, proposes changes to Title 3, of the California Code of Regulations relating to the inspection of records, invoices and premises for egg registrants. wedge more...

  • Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch: Shell Egg Food Safety:
    The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department), Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, proposes changes to Subchapter 3, Chapter 1, Division 3, of Title 3, California Code of Regulations relating to shell egg food safety. The purpose of the proposal is to ensure that eggs are produced in a uniform manner to ensure the quality and safety of shell eggs sold for human consumption wedge more...
  • Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch: Rendering Regulations:
    The Department of Food and Agriculture proposed changes to Subchapter 2 (commencing with section 1180) of Chapter 4, Division 2, of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations relating to renderers, collection centers, dead animal haulers, and transporters of inedible kitchen grease. This proposal has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and becomes effective on April 6, 2012. wedge more...
  • Meat, Poultry & Egg Safety Branch: Repackaging, Regrading Eggs
    The Department of Food and Agriculture (Department) proposes to amend sections 1351 and 1358.4, and adopt new section 1352.4 of Subchapter 3, Chapter 1, Division 3 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations for the purpose of clarifying uniform procedures for the repacking and regrading of shell eggs by California registered egg handlers, which include specifically as it pertains to this proposal, processing plants, producers, and wholesalers, and approved by the California Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC) at its February 28, 2011 committee meeting. The public comment period is from March 2, 2012 through 5:00 p.m. April 16, 2012. Written comments must be submitted to the Department according to the instructions contained in the Notice. wedge more...

DIVISION OF FAIRS & EXPOSITIONS
  • No Current Proposals

DIVISION OF INSPECTION SERVICES
  • Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program:

    The proposed additions to the California Code of Regulations are intended to set the mill assessment rate for the Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program and the Fertilizer Research and Education Program. wedge more...
  • California Citrus Program
    The following regulation was filed with the Secretary of State and will be published in the California Regulatory Notice Register. The regulation is effective October 1, 2014. wedge more...
  • Cherries:

    This proposed regulatory action amends sections 1428.3, 1428.6, 1428.7, 1428.8, 1428.10, and 1428.12 of Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 21 of the CCR. wedge more...
  • Containers (Citrus & Melon) – Standardization Program

    This proposed regulatory action would add an additional pack method for container 58 (Citrus) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4, Section 1380.19. This proposed regulatory action would also add standard container (Melons 44S) to Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Article 4, Section 1442.7. wedge more...

DIVISION OF MARKETING SERVICES
  • Milk Pooling Branch
    The Department of Food and Agriculture, Milk Pooling Branch, proposes to amend section 2100, Definition of a Beneficial Ownership Interest. This proposal was published with the Office of Administrative Law on August 15, 2014. wedge more...

DIVISION OF MEASUREMENT STANDARDS

DIVISION OF PLANT HEALTH AND PEST PREVENTION SERVICES
  • Section 3162, Pesting Ratings and Mitigating Actions
    The adoption of this regulation will establish the process for determining pest ratings and mitigating actions. The adoption will include needed definitions, a standardized California Pest Rating Proposal Form, the opportunity for public input, an appeal process, the pest ratings ("Q," "A," "B," "C" and "D"), authorized mitigating actions associated with each pest rating, posting the pest ratings on the Department’s Internet Web site, a review process for the pest ratings and use of the pest ratings in the enforcement of the nursery stock standards of cleanliness. wedge more...
  • Section 4603, Phytosanitary Certification, Schedule of Charges:
    The proposed action will establish Section 4603, Schedule of Charges, subsection (h), the Department’s schedule of charges for providing phytosanitary certification services for both the State and federal certificates issued in California; except those issued directly by the United States Department of Agriculture staff. The effect of the proposed regulations will be to provide authority for the Department to recover its costs for providing such non-regulatory services and to enable the client that requests the service to understand the Department’s costs and billing procedures. wedge more...
  • Section 3701, Citrus Nursery Stock Pest Cleanliness Program:
    The effect of the adoption of these regulations is to provide authority for the State to establish and administer a Citrus Nursery Stock Pest Cleanliness Program in order to provide a source of protected, disease-tested citrus nursery stock to the citrus industry. The voluntary Citrus Registration and Certification Program regulations were repealed and the Citrus Tristeza Interior quarantine was amended to eliminate duplicative regulatory requirements. wedge more...
  • Section 3437, European Grapevine Moth Interior Quarantine:
    The effect of the adoption of this regulation will be to implement the State’s authority to perform quarantine activities against the EGVM in the regulated areas... and to establish the hosts and possible carriers, regulated areas, restrictions and exemptions when performing quarantine activities against EGVM. Any quarantine actions undertaken by the Department will be in cooperation and coordination with the USDA.... It is immediately necessary to implement quarantine actions in order to prevent the artificial spread of EGVM to the uninfested areas of California. The total proposed regulated area is.... wedge more...
  • Section 3639, Huanglongbing Disease Eradication Area:
    This emergency action established HLB as the targeted pest, the entire State as the eradication area, the hosts, means and methods to eradicate or control HLB, and that any HLB host nursery stock which is regulated under the HLB Interior Quarantine, and which does not meet the requirements of its restrictions, cannot be maintained free from HLB and is declared a public nuisance under FAC section 5762 and subject to the provisions of FAC section 5763. wedge more
  • Section 3439, Huanglongbing Disease Interior Quarantine:
    This emergency action established HLB as the targeted pest, the area under quarantine, the articles and commodities covered, restrictions on movement, enforcement standards and the standards of cleanliness for nursery stock. The proposed total area to be under quarantine is.... wedge more
  • Section 3589, Japanese Beetle Eradication Area:
    The amendment of Section 3589 adds counties to the eradication area for the Japanese beetle . The effect of this action is to establish authority for the State to conduct eradication activities against this pest. wedge more
  • Section 3591.21, Asian Citrus Psyllid Eradication Area – Entire State:
    The adoption of Section 3591.21 will establish the entire State of California as an eradication area with respect to Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) (ACP). The proposed adoption of the regulation will also establish the possible carriers and the means and methods that may be used to eradicate, control or suppress ACP within any specific eradication area(s). The effect of the adoption of this regulation is to provide authority for the State to perform eradication activities against ACP within the entire State of California. To detect ACP and prevent its spread to non-infested areas, and to protect California's agricultural industry and environment, it is necessary to search for all life stages of ACP immediately. Therefore, it is necessary to adopt this regulation as an emergency action. wedge more...
  • Section 3406(b), Mediterranean Fruit Fly Interior Quarantine:
    The effect of the amendment is to establish the authority for the State to regulate movement of hosts and possible carriers of the Mediterranean fruit fly within and from areas under quarantine to prevent artificial spread of the fly to noninfested areas. It is necessary to amend this regulation on an emergency basis to establish restrictions on the movement of hosts and possible carriers from the regulated areas. wedge more...
  • Section 3700(c), Oak Mortality Disease Control:
    The Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture has found that oak mortality disease (sudden oak death) caused by the fungus Phytophthora ramorum, presents a clear and present danger to the native stands of oak and other trees, the nursery industry, other agricultural commodities and plant life (including ornamental plantings) of California. Phytophthora ramorum is a serious disease and host material is subject to State regulation for intrastate movement and federal regulation for interstate movement. wedge more...
  • Section 3423(b), Oriental Fruit Fly Interior Quarantine:
    The effect of this amendment is to provide authority for the State to regulate movement of hosts of Oriental fruit fly from, into and within areas to prevent the artificial spread of the fly to noninfested areas to protect the public and California’s agricultural industry. To prevent artificial spread of the fly to noninfested areas to protect California’s agricultural industry, it is necessary immediately to regulate movement of hosts that can carry the fly from, into and within infested areas and surrounding buffer areas. wedge more...

PIERCE'S DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAM

CDFA — GENERAL
  • Sections 105 & 108 of the regulations in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations - County Licensing Exams:
    California Code of Regulations (CCR, Title 3, Sections 105 and 108) address the minimum qualifications required for admission to the licensing examination for County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist and Weights and Measures Inspector, respectively. The passing of such standardized examinations and corresponding license issuance is a recognized means of verifying a candidate’s minimal level of competency for county employment. As currently written, CCR 105 and 108 inadequately provide for today’s appropriate minimum qualifications with regards to educational needs. wedge more...

  • Sections 1430.54 -1430.57 of the regulations in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations - Seedless Mandarin Oranges: The Office of Administrative Law has approved this regulatory action pursuant to section 11349.3 of the Government Code. This regulatory action becomes effective on 2/24/2010. The Department of Food and Agriculture adopts sections 1430.54, 1430.55, 1430.56 and 1430.57 in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations to address coexistence issues related to the production of seedless mandarin varieties in close proximity to the apiaries of beekeepers. These regulations are limited in application to Fresno, Kern, Madera and Tulare Counties. wedge more... (PDF)
  • NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Department of Food and Agriculture intends to adopt Sections 1430.54 -1430.57 of the regulations in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to Seedless Mandarin and Honeybee Coexistence. wedge more... (PDF)