AB 425, as amended, Atkins. Pesticides: copper-based antifouling paint: leach rate determination: mitigation measure recommendations.
Existing law requires every manufacturer of, importer of, or dealer in any pesticide, except a person that sells any pesticide that has been registered by the manufacturer or wholesaler, to obtain a certificate of registration from the Department of Pesticide Regulation before the pesticide is offered for sale.
This bill would require the department,
begin delete notend delete later than February 1, 2014, to determine a leach rate for copper-based antifouling paint used on recreational vessels and to make recommendations for appropriate mitigation measures that may be implemented to protect aquatic environments from the effects of exposure to that paint if it is registered
as a pesticide.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
begin deleteNot end deletelater than February 1, 2014, the
2Department of Pesticide Regulation shall determine a leach rate
3for copper-based antifouling paint used on recreational vessels and
4make recommendations for appropriate mitigation measures that
5may be implemented to address the protection of aquatic
6environments from the effects of exposure to that paint if it is
7registered as a pesticide.