Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program
Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
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The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is mandated to prevent the
introduction and spread of injurious insect or animal pests, plant diseases, and noxious
weeds in California (California Food and Agricultural Code Section 403). To accomplish this,
CDFA implements the Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program
(Statewide Program), an ongoing effort by CDFA to protect California's agriculture from
damage caused by invasive plant pests. The Statewide Program is implemented in
partnership with a number of different entities, including international trading partners, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, County Agricultural Commissioners, other public agencies,
industry groups, and academia.
CDFA has prepared this Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to provide an
up-to-date, transparent, and comprehensive evaluation of CDFA's activities. The PEIR will
serve as an overarching CEQA framework for efficient and proactive implementation of
Statewide Program activities. As part of this, CDFA plans to implement a CEQA Tiering
Strategy, a checklist tool and guide for project-level CEQA compliance and integration of
new pest programs and management techniques. The Statewide Program activities as they
are described in this PEIR are referred to as the "Proposed Program."
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