OEHHA’s Role in the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Risk Assessment and Management Process

Upon request OEHHA provides advice and recommendations to Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) concerning human health risks posed by pesticides that are to be used or already used in California. For more information on this process, go to DPR-RA-Process. OEHHA's role in the DPR’s risk assessment and management process is represented by the diagram below (Click on image to enlarge):

OEHHA’s Role in the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Risk Assessment and Management Process

OEHHA participates in a number of committees involved in prioritization and initiation process.  Click on image for more info.

 

OEHHA conducts peer reviews of risk assessment and exposure assessment prepared by DPR,  assesses the health impacts of pesticide use, conducts independent reviews of pesticide toxicity data, and prepares findings on the health effects of potential toxic air contaminants. Click on image for more info.

OEHHA provides advice and recommendations to DPR concerning their risk management process. Click on image for more info.

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Other Activities

Data Waiver Requests

As part of the registration process for pesticide active ingredients, OEHHA reviews petitions submitted by pesticide manufacturers to DPR to waive mandatory health effects studies. DPR is required to seek OEHHA’s concurrence before granting approval of data waivers.

Peer Review of Human Pesticide Exposure Study Protocols

OEHHA reviews protocols for experimental pesticide exposure studies involving human subjects to ensure high scientific quality and use of ethical procedures.

Agricultural Worker Protection Regulations

OEHHA has joint and mutual responsibility with DPR to develop regulations to protect workers exposed to pesticides in agricultural settings.