Emergency Permit for Blue Diamond Growers to Treat Spent Aluminum and Magnesium Phosphide Pesticide Residues

Summary

SCH Number
2007128311
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Blue Diamond Growers to Treat Spent Aluminum and Magnesium Phosphide Pesticide Residues
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/21/2007

Document Description
Blue Diamond Growers (BDG) fumigates its nut products with pesticides containing the active ingredients aluminum phosphide and magnesium phosphide. These products come in serveral physical forms (pellets, pouches, chains, ropes, sachets, etc.) but the active ingredients are similar in each. The fumigation is conducted in enclosed structures such as warehouses, storage bins and silos; these structures are tightly sealed during the fumigation.

Contact Information
Jan Smith
Department of Toxic Substances Control
1001 "I" Street, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 324-0705

Location

Counties
Sacramento

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15308
Reasons for Exemption
For public safety reasons and to minimize exposure of the BDG employees and the public to the hazards posed by the partially-spent waste aluminum and magnesium phosphide pesticide residues, it is essential that BDG be able to, on an ongoing basis, immediately place these hazardous wastes intot he deactivation treatment process.

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