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1

(True or False) The only purpose of federal and state pesticide laws is to protect the environment from hazardous pollutants.

FALSE

2

(True or False) The EPA has the authority to stop the sale or use of any pesticide.

TRUE

3

(True or False) A dealer/manager must be present in a store or outlet when a commercial pesticide is sold or distributed.

TRUE

4

(True or False) Restricted use pesticides can be used by any person, at any time, as long as they are purchased by a certified applicator.

FALSE

5

(True or False) All pesticide products containing the same active ingredients are classified the same, either general use or restricted use, regardless of the formulation.

FALSE

6

(True or False) The WSDA administers the licensing program in Washington.

TRUE

7

(True or False) Every pesticide in Washington must first be registered with the WSDA.

TRUE

8

(True or False) SLN registration allows WSDA to register additional registration sites to a federal label.

TRUE

9

If a licensed commercial applicator in Washington chooses to re-certify by course credit, how many recertification credits do they need?
a. 10 credits in 5 years
b. 20 credits in 5 years
c. 40 credits in 5 years

C

10

(True or False) If an applicator had two major label violations and was cited by the WSDA, they could face a maximum fine of $15,000 and lose their license.

TRUE

11

(True or False) EPA and WSDA are the only federal or state agencies that regulate pesticides.

FALSE

12

(True or False) An applicator can avoid harming the environment, misapplying pesticides, and violating the law by reading and following label directions.

TRUE

13

Restricted use pesticides are those pesticides that:
A. Can only be used under emergency circumstances, which must be approved by the US EPA.
B. Pesticides that present a hazard to the applicator, environment, animals, or other persons and require special training for application.
C. May only be purchased by research scientists for testing purposes.
D. May only be purchased by professional applicators.
E. May be purchased by any individual that exhibits the need for the pesticide.

B

14

A person that applies pesticides to lawns and ornamental plants in an urban setting as an integral part of their business is a:
A. Private applicator
B. Commercial applicator
C. Limited applicator
D. Professional applicator

D

15

A person wants to apply restricted use pesticides to control bark beetles in trees that grow on land that he owns. What license does he need?
A. Private applicator
B. Commercial applicator
C. Limited applicator
D. Professional applicator

A

16

When a pesticide is registered by the US EPA, it essentially means:
A. The pesticide is available for use for any purpose in the United States.
B. The pesticide has undergone strict review that has determined its use(s) to not create undue risks.
C. The pesticide company has paid administrative fees to allow testing on the product they wish to be approved.
D. The pesticide has undergone strict review to determine what crops, commodities, location, sites, etc. it may be used on or in.
E. B and D above

E

17

The Washington State Department of Agriculture conducts several types of inspections which includes:
A. Education
B. Compliance
C. Assistance
D. Result of complaint or injury
E. All of the above

E

18

The Worker Protection Standard for agricultural pesticides applies to any business that:
A. Has at least one employee.
B. Has at least five employees.
C. Has at least ten employees.
D. Has over ten employees.

A

19

As a professional pesticide applicator, you must keep accurate pesticide application records for:
A. Only the restricted use pesticides that you apply.
B. Only the pesticide applications that are made to private property.
C. Only pesticide applications that have the potential for damage due to drift or runoff.
D. All pesticide applications.

D

20

A farmer applies fertilizer and pesticides through his irrigation system. Which license does he need to be in compliance with the ISDA Pesticide Laws and Rules?
A. Private applicator with chemigation category
B. Professional applicator with Aquatic Pest category
C. Pesticide dealers for Agriculture Pesticides
D. Statewide consultants
E. None, since he is only applying fertilizers.

A

21

The most prominent pesticide law in the United States is the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. This act is overseen by what agency?
A. USDA
B. US Department of Commerce
C. US Department of Transportation
D. Division of Chemistry
E. US EPA

E