On December 16, 2009, B. C. posted a public consultation discussion paper entitled Cosmetic Use of Pesticides in British Columbia: Public Consultation Paper. Comments could be submitted until February 15, 2010 on a number of issues, including: how to define the cosmetic use of pesticides, when it is appropriate to use pesticides and how to best regulate specific pesticides that have both cosmetic and non-cosmetic uses.

The results of the consultation, including a summary of all the comments received are slated to be made public in the spring of 2010, along with information about any next steps to address cosmetic use of pesticides in British Columbia.

More information is available at:

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/ipmp/regs/cosmetic-pesticides/consultation.htm