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CLFP is part of an industry coalition that is challenging several provisions of U.S. EPA regulations regarding the use of rodenticides at commercial facilities. Of specific concern to CLFP is a new requirement that rodenticide bait stations must be used within 50 feet of buildings. EPA added this provision out of concern that pets or wild animals in the vicinity may ingest rats that have consumed the poison and keeping the bait stations in close proximity to buildings may limit that risk. CLFP contacted EPA to oppose this new standard for two reasons.
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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) formed the Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Task Force to review water conservation efforts in these sectors and to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding the potential for reduced water use by 2020. Food processing is one of several sectors that are of specific interest to the task force and DWR. Due to the limited amount of data available on this topic some regulators and legislators seem to believe that industrial water consumption could be reduced by 20 percent by 2020 without imposing undue burden on businesses.
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Admix, Inc.
Capitol News
On Monday, July 25, CARB released its formal "15-Day Rulemaking Package" for a first round of proposed changes to its Cap and Trade Rule. CARB will accept public comments until August 9, 2011.
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Regulatory Insights
Konica Minolta, Sensing Americas, Inc

Applications are now being accepted! Due to generous donations and support from our members and the industry, we are awarding $17,000 in scholarships this year. Qualified students need to have their applications postmarked by Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Scholarships are open to all food processor members' full-time or full-time seasonal employees and their dependents, and all Supplier Host Council members' full-time employees and their dependents. Members should have received an email and hard copy of the application at the end of June. Applications and details can also be found on our website: For questions, please contact Allyson Rathkamp at or 916-640-8150. We look forward to receiving this year’s applications!


Southern California Gas Co.
NMI Industrial Holdings
DeHart Construction Services, Inc.
2485 Natomas Park Dr., Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 640-8150
Fax: (916) 640-8156
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