City of Sacramento v. State Water Resources Control Board

(1992) 2 Cal.App.4th 960

The Court of Appeal determined that the California Department of Food and Agriculture (now the Department of Pesticide Regulation) was the appropriate “lead agency” in dealing with the annual formulation and approval of “Rice Pesticide Plans.” The appellate court defined the “project” requiring the preparation of an environmental impact analysis as the formulation, approval, and implementation of the Rice Pesticide Plans. [RMM Counsel of record: Tina A. Thomas and James G. Moose]