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Define "volatility". //(why is this important)

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EPA determines if a pesticide is a restricted-use pesticide. TDA determines if a pesticide is classified as state-limited-use.

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Review label requirements carefully.

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Know the criteria required for obtaining a Special Local Needs registration.

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List the four items the department must determine before approving a Special Local Need (SLN)

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It is the responsibility of the licensee to give notice to the department of any change of address or
employment of the licensee. How quickly should TDA be notified?

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The use categories under which a commercial or noncommercial applicator may be certified are based on the subject, method, or place of pesticide application. Look at the list and note examples of each.

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Define "nurseryman".

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Under the Texas Pesticide Regulations what special requirements must be satisfied, for a commercial applicator to be certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture in the Ornamental Plant and Turf Pest Control Subcategory. (7.21 (c)(2) (actually this is to satisfy the Texas Structural Pest Control Board Regs)

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The Texas Department of Agriculture certifies commercial pesticide applicators in the Ornamental and Turf Pest and Weed control subcategories only if the applicator is a nurseryman or confines applications only to oramental and turf plants at the production site. (must see Texas Structural Pest Control Board Regs)

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In order to receive a commercial or non-commercial license the applicator must make a passing score on the general pesticide applicator examination, the laws and regulations examination, and one or more category exams. The fee for taking category exams is $24.00 each.

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Individual exam scores for the commercial or non-commercial license are only good (valid) for months. After this time, retesting will be required of anyone who does not complete licensing requirements.

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Private applicators must be engaged in the production of an agricultural commodity, they may be an employee of an agricultural producer if the employer pays for all pesticide and equipment used. Private applicators are required to attend a training class and then has 5 years to pass the private applicators exam. The applicant does not get a license until the exam has been passed. Retraining and retesting will be required if all requirements are not met within the 5 year period.

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One full hour of actual approved instruction is required in order to receive one hour CEU credit.

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Review the types of activities that qualify for recertification credits.

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Can a private independent applicator business provided CEU courses? §7.24(e)(2)

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Commercial and noncommercial applicators must acquire a minimum of 5 continuing education credits every . (These 5 credits must include one (1) credit in two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management and drift minimization)

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Sponsors of CEU activities should distribute a completion certificate at the time of the activity to the applicators who have successfully completed the activity. The completion certificate should indicate 1) the sponsor, 2) the date, 3) the county, 4) the name of the activity, 5) the amount and type of credit earned, and 6) the TDA course number.

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Commercial and noncommercial applicators (who have licensed before September 1 of a year) must obtain five (5) continuing education credits by December 31 in order to re-license the following year. (If the license was obtained after the Sept. 1 date, the applicator does not have to renew until the next year) §7.2.4(t) - - - OLD

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Private applicators must obtain 15 CEOs including 2 hours of laws and regulations and 2 hours of integrated pest management prior to the last day of February of the year their license expires (a private applicator license is good for 5 years).

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21

The herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2.,4-D) is regulated by the Texas Pesticide Regulations. (List another regulated herbicide)

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22

Will all pesticide labels have "state-limited-use" stamped on the label?

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If there is a discrepancy between supervision requirements between federal laws or regulations, state laws or regulations, or the pesticide label, which should you (the applicator) follow? §7.31 (a)

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Which licensed applicators may supervise the use of restricted-use and state-limited-use pesticides in Texas?

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A licensed commercial or noncommercial applicator may supervise non-licensed applicators making application of restricted-use pesticides ONLY in categories in which the licensed applicator is certified.

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Commercial applicators that supervise non-licensed applicators applying restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides are not required to be physically present but the must always be available to the non-licensed applicator when and if needed. (see §7.31 (g))

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Is the licensed applicator responsible for any actions of a person working under the licensee's direct supervision. (see also - 170.9.c compare 76.142.b for a similar but slightly different situation)

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List three of the duties that working (for the purposes of supervision) with a restricted-use or state limited-use pesticide may include.

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Licensed private applicators and noncommercial applicators directly supervising non-licensed
applicators must assure that persons under their supervision are knowledgeable of laws, regulations, and label requirements for any restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticide being applied. Study through this section on Supervision 7.31 carefully.

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List some ways that licensed applicators may verify that persons working under their supervision are knowledgeable of label requirements and any rules and regulations governing the use of a particular pesticide.

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