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112 • GROUND WATER PROTECTION AND THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

gered species in California. Of all the federally listed species in California, the San Joaquin kit fox has the greatest overlap with agricultural areas, ac- counting for about 10 million acres in 14 counties, mostly in the San Joaquin Valley. Other species interspersed with agricultural areas in California include birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, and many plants.

DPR coordinates its endangered species protection strategies with the California Department of Fish and

Game, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the county agricultural commissioners. For additional information on implementa- tion of the Endangered Species Act that may affect your area, contact your local county agricultural commissioner or check the following web sites:

  • U.S. EPA: http://www.epagov/espp/ aboutespp.htm#esa

  • DPR: http://www.edpr.ca.gov/docs/ estindex.htm

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • 1.

    Ground water contamination, resulting from normal, registered uses of pesticides

    • a.

      does not occur

    • b.

      accounts for only a minor amount of the pesticide ground water contamina- tion problem

    • c.

      can cause unreasonable ris s to human health and the environment

    • d.

      occurs but causes no ris s to humans or the environment

  • 2.

    A Pesticide Management Zone is

    • a.

      a geographical area of approximately one square mile that is sensitive to ground water pollution

    • b.

      any field or agricultural area where pesticides are used

    • c.

      a geographical area where no pesticides can be used

    • d.

      an area where ground water occurs no less than 25 feet below the soil surface

  • 3.

    Which of the following pesticides requires a restricted materials permit to posses or use outdoors in a Pesticide Management Zone?

    • a.

      carbaryl

    • b.

      glyphosate

    • c.

      simazine

    • d.

      malathion

  • 4.

    A ground water protection advisory must be written by

    • a.

      the county agricultural commissioner

    • b.

      the operator of the property where a Pesticide Management Zone occurs

    • c.

      the Department of Pesticide Regulation

    • d.

      a licensed Agricultural Pest Control Adviser who has completed the Ground Water Protection Training Program

(answers on page 119)

  • 5.

    Before pest control dealers can sell pesticides containing atrazine or simazine, they must

    • a.

      obtain a statement authorizing the sale from the county agricultural commissioner

    • b.

      obtain a signed statement from the pur- chaser that describes its use

    • c.

      have authorization for the sale from the Department of Pesticide Regulation

    • d.

      obtain a copy of the ground water protec- tion advisory

  • 6.

    Agricultural Pest Control Advisers must have completed Ground Water Protection Training within the __________ in order to be authorized to write ground water protection advisories.

    • a.

      past six months

    • b.

      current year

    • c.

      past two calendar years

    • d.

      past five years

  • 7.

    A ground water protection advisory must include a map of the property to be treated that identifies

    • a.

      locations of trees and structures

    • b.

      all nown areas that could impact the movement of the chemical to ground water

    • c.

      surrounding roadways

    • d.

      pesticide storage facilities

8. Under the Endangered Species Act, the ________ responsible for ensuring that registered pesticides will not harm endangered species or their habitats. a. California Department of Pesticide Regulation b. U.S. Department of Agriculture c. California Environmental Protection Agency d. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is

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