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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 13. BEE MANAGEMENT AND HONEY PRODUCTION [29000 - 29812]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 1. Bees [29000 - 29321]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 6. Notification Regions [29080 - 29082]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2. )

29080.
  

As used in this article and in Article 7 (commencing with Section 29100) “director” means the Director of Pesticide Regulation.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 166, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

29080.5.
  

The director may, after notice and hearing, establish regions for the notification of apiary owners relative to pesticide applications if the director determines that the notification could be effectively accomplished on a regional basis and that there would be sufficient interest among beekeepers and pest control operators to make substantial participation in a regional notification system likely. The regions may be composed of more than one county or portions of counties, but no single county or portion of a county may become an entire region.

(Added by renumbering Section 29080 by Stats. 1993, Ch. 166, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)

29081.
  

Upon the establishment of a notification region, the director shall designate one of the commissioners within the region as the coordinator for the region. The coordinator may receive, upon request, any necessary technical assistance from the University of California, other commissioners, and the department in the development of a regional notification system.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2.)

29082.
  

The coordinator may receive money from any source and shall deposit the funds in the Department of Pesticide Regulation Fund, or with the approval of the director, in the county treasury, for expenditure pursuant to the purposes of this article, upon appropriation therefor by the Legislature, or, if the funds are deposited in the county treasury, by the county board of supervisors. The director may, if he or she determines that it is necessary, establish fees for beekeepers and pest control operators who participate. The fees may, if necessary, vary for different regions, but shall in no case be greater than the amount necessary to defray the expenses of that region. If an unexpended surplus exists for more than two consecutive years, the surplus funds shall be transferred to the beekeeping program. If the operation of the system is suspended or terminated, any unexpended moneys shall be deposited in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund to be used as prescribed in Section 29032.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 166, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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