Committee Representation

The Rodenticide Surcharge Program (Assembly Bill 2776) established an advisory committee, the Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee (VPCRAC), consisting of one representative from each of the following: CDFA, the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association, the University of California, the California State University, the California Department of Public Health, and a public member. Five representatives from the agricultural industry, representing commodities affected by vertebrate pests, are also on the advisory committee.

VPCRAC prioritizes research needs regarding vertebrate pest control projects, issues periodic calls for research proposals, reviews and recommends funding for the research proposals received, monitors the progress of funded research, and advises the Secretary on emerging needs and priorities.

VPCRAC meets biannually. Committee minutes are available for viewing below:

Minutes October 14, 2015

Minutes May 27th, 2015

Minutes December 11th, 2014

Minutes November 24th, 2014

Minutes October 23rd, 2014

Minutes April 30th, 2014

Minutes February 5th, 2014

Minutes October 23rd, 2013

Minutes April 24th, 2013

Minutes October 11th, 2012

Minutes April 25th, 2012

Minutes April 27th, 2011

Minutes October 13th, 2010

Minutes April 14, 2010

Minutes October 7, 2009

Minutes April 22, 2009

Minutes October 29, 2008

Minutes April 16, 2008