Pesticide Applicator Training Manual - State Laws and Regulations Flashcards
What is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing New York state pesticide laws?
The DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation)
Department of Environmental Conservation - responsible for administering and enforcing pesticide laws in New York
Environmental Conservation Law - Provides the general framework for the distribution, sale, use and transportation of pesticides in New York
Which law provides he general framework for the distribution, sale, use and transportation of pesticides in New York?
The ECL (Environmental Conservation Law) Article 33
Title 29, Article 71 of the ECL
Provides the enforcement provisions for article 33
Title 3 of Article 15 of the ECL
Requires a permit for aquatic pesticide use in certain circumstances
Where are New York State pesticide regulations found?
Title 6 of the New York State Code of Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR) Parts 320-329
6 NYCRR Part 325
Contains regulations on the application of pesticides, including commercial and private pesticide applicator certification requirements and pesticide business registration
6 NYCRR Part 326
Contains Pesticide product restrictions and commercial permit requirements
What must happen before pesticides can be offered for sale, sold, distributed, used, or transported in the state
The pesticide must be registered by the DEC
How long are pesticides registered for?
2 Years, at which point they must be renewed
Who classifies a pesticide as restricted use?
Either the EPA or the DEC
DEC Commercial Permit
A commercial permit holder may sell or distribute restricted use pesticides only to another commercial permit holder, a special purchase or use permit holder, or a certified pesticide applicator
What must be done to obtain certification as a Pesticide Applicator?
- Meet the certification eligibility requirements set forth in 6 NYCRR Sections 325.8 to 325.10
- Take two written exams: a core exam (general concepts) and a category or subcategory exam, which must be specific to the pesticide use you plan to practice.
Do you need to be certified to perform a residential application?
Application of general use pesticides by ground equipment on property personally owned or leased by the applicator.
Application of any pesticide for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity: on the property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator’s employer, or without compensation on property owned or rented by a party to such a transaction