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§ 6656. Citrus/Bee Protection Area.

3 CA ADC § 6656BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 6. Pesticides and Pest Control Operations
Chapter 3. Pest Control Operations
Subchapter 2. Work Requirements
Article 3. Protection of Bees
3 CCR § 6656
§ 6656. Citrus/Bee Protection Area.
(a) The area within one mile of any citrus planting of one acre or more in Fresno, Kern or Tulare county is designated as a citrus/bee protection area.
(b) The citrus bloom period, in any citrus grove, for purposes of declaring bloom and label interpretation, shall be from when 10 percent of the total citrus blossoms are open until 75 percent of the blossom petals on the north side of the trees have fallen.
The commissioner shall give public notice of the official beginning and ending dates of each citrus bloom period for each citrus growing district in the county, at least three days before establishing such dates.
(c) Pesticide applications may be made 48 hours or more after the official end of citrus bloom without advance notification to beekeepers until March 15 of the following year pursuant to section 6654(c). Growers/pesticide applicators wishing to make pesticide applications prior to 48 hours after the official end of bloom shall follow the inquiry and notification procedures specified in subsections (a) and (b) of section 6654.
(d) Each person who owns or operates any apiary within a citrus/bee protection area from March 15 through May 31, shall file a written notice of apiary location with the commissioner before March 15 and shall update such notice, including notice of departure from the citrus/bee protection area.
(e) Within a citrus/bee protection area, each beekeeper who desires notification of applications of pesticides shall be available for telephone contact at the beekeeper's expense between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday from March 15 through May 31, to receive advance notice from persons intending to apply pesticide(s).
(f) Any person intending to apply a pesticide toxic to bees to citrus during a citrus bloom period, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, shall file a notice of intent with the commissioner as provided in section 6434(b) at least 48 hours prior to the intended application. This subsection shall not apply to pesticides listed in section 6656(g) applied when bees are inactive.
(g) Notwithstanding section 6654(b), the following pesticide applications may be made within a citrus/bee protection area during the citrus bloom period when bees are inactive without notification to beekeepers:
(1) Methomyl (Lannate);
(2) formetanate (Carzol);
(3) Chlorpyrifos (Lorsban);
(4) Any pesticide applied so that the RT period shown on the labeling will expire before the next period of bee activity.
(h) Except for applications of pesticides listed in subsection (g), and applications of pesticides that are not toxic to bees, within a citrus/bee protection area during the citrus bloom period, an application delay of 48 hours or more requires that the person intending to apply the pesticide recontact beekeepers and inform them of the change in scheduling.
(i) The following applications to citrus are prohibited within a citrus/bee protection area:
(1) Carbaryl (Sevin) from first bloom until complete petal fall.
(2) Any pesticide toxic to bees, except those exempted in subsection (g) during a citrus bloom period, unless the need for control of lepidoptera larvae or citrus thrips ( Scirtothrips citri ) has been established by written recommendation of a representative of the University of California, Agricultural Extension Service, or a licensed agricultural pest control adviser. The recommendation shall state either that the citrus planting does not meet the citrus bloom period criteria, or why alternatives less hazardous to bees would not be effective.
For azinphosmethyl (Guthion), this requirement shall remain in effect until complete petal fall.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 11456 and 29102, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 29100, 29101 and 29102, Food and Agricultural Code.
HISTORY
1. Amendment filed 4-18-85 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 85, No. 16).
2. Order of Repeal of 4-18-85 emergency filed 4-18-85 by OAL pursuant to Government Code section 11349.6 (Register 85, No. 16).
3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 4-29-85 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 85, No. 18). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 8-27-85.
4. Certificate of Compliance including amendment transmitted to OAL 8-27-85 and filed 9-27-85 (Register 85, No. 39).
5. Amendment filed 3-29-89 as an emergency; operative 3-29-89 (Register 89, No. 13). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 7-27-89.
6. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 4-27-89 as an emergency; operative 4-27-89 (Register 89, No. 18). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 8-25-89.
7. Amendment filed 12-7-89; operative 1-6-90 (Register 89, No. 49).
8. Editorial correction of printing errors in subsections (b) and (c) (Register 91, No. 33).
9. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 6-20-2001 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2001, No. 25).
10. Amendment of subsections (c), (f)-(h) and (i)(2) filed 12-26-2001; operative 1-25-2002 (Register 2001, No. 52).
This database is current through 11/12/21 Register 2021, No. 46
3 CCR § 6656, 3 CA ADC § 6656
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