Statewide Plant Pest Prevention And Management Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

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Project Description

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."

Final PEIR


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