Flashcards in Applicator General Deck (336)
True or False: If unsupervised, you must have a license to legally work with restricted use pesticides, but not to work with state-limited pesticides.
True or False: To legally perform structural pest control, you must have a license regardless of the kinds of pesticides you use.
______ is not an agency that shares responsibility for pesticide applicator training, certification and licensing? What two agencies are responsible?
-Texas AgriLife Research
-Texas Dept. of Agriculture (TDA) and Texas
Structural Pest Control (SPCS)
Which license must be obtained by a person who wants to perform pest control as an employee at a privately owned apartment building or hospital?
A noncommercial license from the SPCS
To work for hire, using restricted or state-limited pesticides on another person's land, which license must you have.
A commercial license from the TDA
True or False: All licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators must be certified in each application category in which they practice.
Which of the following is not among the TDA application categories?
Right-of-way, Predatory animal, Wood preservation, Fumigation. (Wood Preservation)
Is Seed Treatment among the SPCS application categories?
Is Texas AgriLife Extension Services involved in pesticide regulation?
True or False: Under the Texas Pesticide Law, pesticides used in this state must be registered with the Texas Department of Agriculture, even if they are already registered with the U.S. EPA.
____ ____ is your responsibility to inform nearby residents or adjacent landowners before you apply pesticides.
True or False: In addition to state government, even county commissioners courts may set rules on the use of certain pesticides.
True or False: Even with a commercial applicator license, you must still obtain a spray permit before using regulated herbicides.
True or False: Speciality fertilizer in containers with capacities of 50 pounds or less that are labeled for ornamental and turf use are exempt from classification as state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides.
The Texas Structural Pest Control Act requires you to give public notice at least _____ hours before commencing indoor pesticide treatments.
Which agency enforces the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act?
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
What is the full name and acronym of the federal agency that regulates pesticides?
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
What is the full name and acronym of the law used to manage pesticides?
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Is the EPA required to consult the office of pesticide programs before a pesticide may be marketed in the U.S.?
What are two types of penalties defined by FIFRA for applicators who violate the law?
-Civil penalties when the violation is unintentional
-Criminal penalties when the law is knowingly
Does FIFRA allow prison terms for criminal (intentional) violators?
Yes, up to 30 days for private applicators and up to 1 year for commercial applicators.
What are regulations?
Interpretations of the law that have the force of law
What is meant by the term "reentry interval"?
The time right after pesticide application when unprotected workers may not enter the treated area
True or False: Warnings of pesticide application must be given in writing to workers according to the EPA.
What is the EPA's pesticide registration decision based on?
EPA evaluation of test data provided by the manufacturer.
If the EPA decides that a pesticide poses a risk to consumers, what can the EPA do?
Set reentry intervals to restrict workers from entering a treated area; Set restrictions on the frequency of application and rates; Cancel or suspend use of the pesticide
Which federal agency sets food tolerances for Pesticides?
Which federal agency enforces food tolerances for pesticides?
What is the purpose of the tolerance program?
To ensure that U.S. consumers are not exposed to unsafe pesticide residue levels in food