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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 3. Restricted Materials [14001 - 14082]

  ( Heading of Chapter 3 amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1276. )

ARTICLE 2. 2,4-D and Other Herbicides [14031 - 14034]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


As used in this article, “2,4-D” means any form of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


Except as otherwise provided in this article and in the regulations which are adopted by the director, it is unlawful for any person to use any form of 2,4-D or any other herbicide which the director finds and determines, after hearing, is injurious to any crop.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


The director shall adopt regulations that govern the use of 2,4-D and any other herbicide which he finds and determines is injurious to any crop that is being grown in any area of the state. The regulations of the director may prescribe the time when, and the conditions under which, a restricted herbicide may be used in different areas of the state. They may provide that a restricted herbicide shall be used only under permit of the commissioner or under the direct supervision of the commissioner, subject to any of the following limitations:

(a) In certain areas.

(b) In excess of certain quantities or concentrations.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 806, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2001.)


This article does not relieve any person from liability for any damage to the property of another person which is caused by the use of any herbicide which is named in the regulations which are adopted by the director.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

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