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Public comment on aquatic pesticides opens

The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board is proposing changes to its guiding document that will allow the use of aquatic pesticides under certain circumstances.

The change could allow the use of pesticides to control invasive weeds in the Tahoe Keys and other areas around Lake Tahoe.

Existing rules effectively prohibit pesticide application to water within the Water Board’s jurisdiction, which covers much of the eastern portion of California.



The proposed change would allow the Water Board to approve aquatic pesticide applications that satisfy specific criteria.

The agency could adopt the change as early as July 2011, but no later than October 2011.



The Water Board requests interested members of the public to review draft documents on the rule change and provide the agency with written comments no later than May 13 at 5 p.m.

Draft documents can be viewed at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov or by contacting Amber Wike at 530-542-5400 or awike@waterboards.ca.gov.


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