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Federal Credentials. and Cooperative Enforcement Agreements. David Rise U.S. EPA Montana Office (406) 457-5012 [email protected] KEY PROVISIONS. Determine issuing credential is appropriate and in EPA’s interest Develop and sign agreement with State or Tribe that addresses

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Federal credentials

Federal Credentials

and

Cooperative Enforcement Agreements

David Rise

U.S. EPA Montana Office

(406) 457-5012

[email protected]


KEY PROVISIONS

  • Determine issuing credential is appropriate and in EPA’s interest

  • Develop and sign agreement with State or Tribe that addresses

  • guidance elements

  • Establish tracking system for everything

  • Ensure inspector has completed required training

  • Communicate conditions and limitations on use of credential


CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS

  • Inspections at EPA request or according to inspection

  • plan

  • Inspection report submitted to EPA

EPA Region reviews report and takes

appropriate enforcement action


CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Before September 30, 2004

  • Varied between EPA Regions

  • Not well communicated

  • Sometimes incorrect



Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Specific Training for State and Tribal FIFRA Inspectors

Mandatory and Recommended Training:

Mandatory Training

• Basic FIFRA Inspection Course “FIF901 Inspector Training” [Source: www.netionline.com “FIF901"]

Mandatory Self-Study/Review

Statute/Regulations

• FIFRA §2 -Definitions

• FIFRA §3 (a), (b) & (d) -Registration of Pesticides

• FIFRA §5 -Experimental Use Permits

• FIFRA §7 -Registration of Establishments

• FIFRA §8 -Books and Records

• FIFRA §9 -Inspection of Establishments, Etc.

• FIFRA §11 - Use of Restricted Use Pesticides; Applicators

• FIFRA §12 - Unlawful Acts


Mandatory Self-Study/Review Continued: Specific Training for State and Tribal FIFRA Inspectors

Statute/Regulations

• FIFRA §13 - Stop Sale, Use, Removal, and Seizure

• FIFRA §14 - Penalties

• FIFRA §17 - Imports and Exports

• FIFRA §18 - Exemption of Federal and State Agencies

• FIFRA §23 - State Cooperation, Aid, and Training

• FIFRA §24 - Authority of States

• FIFRA §25 (b) & (c) - Authority of Administrator

• FIFRA §26 - State Primary Enforcement Responsibility

• FIFRA §27 - Failure by the State to Assure Enforcement of State Pesticide Use Regulations

• FIFRA §28 - Identification of Pests; Cooperation with Department of Agriculture’s Program

• FIFRA §30 - Minimum Requirements For Training of Maintenance Applicators and Service Technicians

• 40 CFR Parts: 152.1 - 152.30, 156, 162, 166, 168.22, 169, and 170 [Source: www.gpo.gov/ecfr/]


Mandatory Self-Study/Review Continued: Specific Training for State and Tribal FIFRA Inspectors

Guidance/Reference Materials

• FIFRA Inspection Manual (2002) [Sources: CD version and hard copy - Regional Program Office, or OECA/OC/Agriculture Division, 202-564-4157]

• Label Review Manual 3rd Edition (2003) [Sources: Office of Pesticide Programs/Labeling Team (703-308-9068); www.epa.gov/oppfead1/labeling/lrm ; National Technical Information Services 800-553-6841]

• Antimicrobial Inspection Protocol [Sources: Regional Program Office; OECA/OC/Agriculture Division 202-564-4161]

• Worker Protection Inspection Guidance (2004); and the WPS How-To-Comply Mannual [Sources: Regional Program Offices; OECA/OC/Agriculture Division 202-564-4161]

• Routine Biosecurity Procedures for EPA Personnel Visiting Farms, Ranches, Slaughterhouses and other Facilities with Livestock & Poultry. – Memorandum dated 12/10/01, signed Director, Office of Compliance [Sources: Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center 888-663-2155, and at: http://epa.gov/agriculture/biosecurity.pdf; Regional Administrators; Regional Program Offices]


Mandatory Self-Study/Review Continued: Specific Training for State and Tribal FIFRA Inspectors

Guidance/Reference Materials

• The FIFRA Program is based on compliance with pesticide product labels. The inspector shall review a variety of registered pesticide labels to be familiar with various pesticide products. An example of these products are: insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, antimicrobials, restricted use products, and products which contain WPS label language. A minimum of five product labels, including an RUP and a WPS product label shall be reviewed. EPA Registered pesticide labels can be found at: www.epa.gov/pesticides/pestlabels and http://www.cdms.net/pfa/LUpdateMsg.asp and another source is: http://pested.unl.edu/pat/

• Review a minimum of four completed inspection reports/files for each type of FIFRA inspection activity for which inspections will be conducted.


Recommended Training Specific Training for State and Tribal FIFRA Inspectors

• Core FIFRA workshops [as sponsored and offered by Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) or the Regional FIFRA Program Offices] • Pesticide Inspectors Residential Training Courses (PIRT) (as sponsored by OECA/OC/AD, and/or the Region and States) [Courses include: Worker Protection Standards (WPS), Pesticide Use/Misuse Inspections, Pesticide Product Inspections and Sampling Procedures]

• Pesticide Regulatory Education Program Courses (PREP) are primarily for Program Managers and/or Senior Program Staff (as sponsored by OPP/OECA - John Ward OPPTS/OPP/FEAD 312-315-9510) [Source: www.prep-gov.net]


Recommended Self Study/Review Specific Training for State and Tribal FIFRA Inspectors

• 40 CFR Parts: 152, 153, 157, 159, 167, 168, 171, 172, 173, and 174 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) [Source: www.gpo.gov/ecfr/]

• 19 CFR Parts: 12, 18, 19, and 146 (Department of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service) [Source: www.gpo.gov/ecfr/]

• 49 CFR Parts: 171 - 180 (U.S. Department of Transportation) [Source: www.gpo.gov/ecfr/] • Compliance/Enforcement Guidance Manuals, Vol. 1 - 5 [Sources: Regional Program Offices; OECA/OC/Agriculture Division]

• Pesticide Registration Notices (PR Notices) [Source: http://www.epa.gov/PR_Notices/]


  • Inspectors are required to conduct a minimum of three inspections for each type of applicable inspection activity with a lead inspector, prior to leading an inspection. The actual number of inspections required before the inspector is approved to lead inspections will be determined by the inspector’s first-line supervisor. [Note: this includes inspection preparation procedures with a senior inspector.]

  • Inspectors shall review such items as: Case Files, Previous Inspection Reports, Producing Establishment Reports, types of Pesticide/Device product labels for familiarity with each type of inspection activity. Inspections include but are not limited to: Pesticide/Device Producer Establishment Inspections (PEI); Retail/Wholesale/Dealer/Distributor type firms that sell/distribute pesticide/devices (Market Place (MKT), Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) Dealer; Worker Protection Standards Inspections (WPS); Import Inspections; Use/Misuse of Pesticides Inspections; and other inspections described in the FIFRA Inspection Manual (2002).


  • • Federal and/or State -Tribal program specific refresher training as identified by the supervisor; the EPA Region or Headquarters.


  • So, senior lead FIFRA inspector:

    How do we meet these

    Requirements?


    Detail senior lead FIFRA inspector:

    Detail

    Detail


    Develop and sign agreement with State or Tribe that addresses guidance elements

    • Training- Section 5H of Appendix 3

    • When EPA credentials will be used

    • How State or Tribal and EPA inspections differ

    • FIFRA Inspection Manual

    • State Quality Management Plan

    • Disinfectant Sample Collection Protocol

    • Feedback on inspections, reports and enforcement


    • IV. EPA CREDENTIALS addresses guidance elements

    • EPA has made the determination that it is appropriate to authorize employees of the Department of Agriculture to conduct inspections using EPA credentials under conditions specified in this agreement.

    • Training and Use

    • In order to be authorized to receive an EPA inspector credential,

    • a state inspector must have completed the following training:

    • EPA’s Basic Inspector Training

    • 24 hr Health and Safety Training (Safety, Health and Environmental Management Training for Field Activities)

    • Review of the terms and conditions of credential authorization

    • Basic FIFRA Inspection Course (FIF901 Inspector Training)

    • Review of the statute (FIFRA), the implementing regulations 40CFR 152.1-152.30, 156, 162, 166, 168.22 and 170, and the Mandatory Self-Study/Review Guidance/Reference Materials as listed in the credential issuing guidance document

    • Mandatory On-the Job Training (minimum of three inspections for each type of inspection activity with a lead inspector).

    • In addition, each authorized state inspector must undergo annual health and safety and program specific refresher training as required by their supervisor and/or EPA.


    • Appendix A addresses guidance elements

    • Section 2: Training Documentation/Certification by State/Tribe

    • Training Documentation

    • Basic Inspector Training Course. Date completed:_________________________

    • Initial Health and Safety Training Course. Date completed:__________________

    • Refresher Health and Safety Training Course. Last date completed:___________

    • Program Specific Training. Statute:________ . Date completed:______________ *Please attach a list of the Mandatory training items (including OJT and Refresher training) required for this statute from the Guidance, and list corresponding completion dates.

    • Training on the Terms and Conditions of the Authorization

    • B) Training Certification

    • I certify that the above named individual has completed all inspector training listed

    • in Appendix 3 of the Guidance (or has completed training that covers the same

    • material) as documented above. I further certify that the above named inspector needs

    • credentials in order to conduct inspections on behalf of EPA pursuant to the

    • authorization agreement.


    • Appendix B – Required addresses guidance elements

    • Required Form for Requesting Credentials from Headquarters

    • Please note: A separate Appendix B form is required for each statute and state/tribe.

    • Please complete the following information:

    • Region:__________ Statute (one only):_____________ Date of Request:____________

    • State/Tribe rganization/Department:__________________________________________

    • RCC (or alternate) Name: ___________________________ Phone #:______________

    • Mailing Address/Mail Code (to which credentials are to be sent):___________________

    • ______________________________________________________________________

    • ______________________________________________________________________

    • B) Please Check off the following:

    • _____Authorization Agreement which contains required elements in Guidance is in place

    • _____Training has been verified and documented by the Region

    • _____Credential Tracking System is in place

    • _____Inspection Work Plan is in place


    • Appendix C - Optional addresses guidance elements

    • Model State/Tribal Inspection Credential Tracking Record

    • Section 1: Credential Information

    • State/Tribal Inspector Full Name: ___________________________________________

    • Credential Number:________ Statute:_________ Expiration Date: _________________

    • State/Tribal Organization/Department: _______________________________________

    • State/Tribal Inspector’s Supervisor Name: ____________________________________

    • Section 2: Transfer of Credential from Region to State/Tribal Inspector’s Supervisor

    • I certify that I mailed a credential completed with the inspector information above to the State/Tribal Inspector’s Supervisor named above.

    • _____________________________ ___________________________________

    • Full Name Signature/Date

    It Goes On …


    • Section 3: Date the State/Tribal Inspector’s Supervisor transfers the credential to the Inspector and Return

    • I (S/T Inpspector’s Supervisor) transferred the credential to the Inspector named above.

    • ______________________________ __________________________________

    • S/T Inspector’s Supervisor Full Name S/T Inspector Supervisor Signature/Date

    • I (State/Tribal Inspector’s Supervisor) received the credential back from the Inspector named above.

    • ______________________________ __________________________________

    • S/T Inspector’s Supervisor Full Name S/T Inspector’s Supervisor Signature/Date

    And On …


    • Appendix D – Required transfers the credential to the Inspector and Return

    • Required Credential Acknowledgment and Receipt

      • Section 1: Credential Information

      • Credential Number:____________ Expiration Date: ____________ Statute: _________

      • State/Tribal Inspector Full Name

      • (First, Middle Initial, Last):_________________________________________________

      • State/Tribal Organization/Department:_________________________________________________

      • State/Tribal Inspector’s Supervisor Name

      • (First, Middle Initial, Last):_________________________________________________


    • Section 2: Signature of State/Tribal Inspector (The inspector must read below and sign below acknowledging to the terms of the agreement).

    • I acknowledge receipt of the above referenced EPA inspector credentials and understand that in the event I transfer, resign, are no longer employed as an inspector, or the credentials are no longer required, authorization is suspended or revoked, upon credential expiration, or a lost credential is found, they will be surrendered to my supervisor named above.

    • I agree that at any time upon request by EPA or my supervisor, I will surrender this credential.

    • I also agree that I will not relinquish or allow anyone …

    The Inspector signs this form.

    It is sent to the EPA Region


    BE READY inspector must read below and sign below acknowledging to the terms of the agreement).

    FOR

    CHANGES


    An actual e-mail. inspector must read below and sign below acknowledging to the terms of the agreement).

    Tim,

    I just left you a long voice mail. Sorry. Here are our remaining comments on the Montana agreement.

    Comments which need to be addressed in the Montana agreement and future FIFRA agreements:

    - Please reference or attach section 5-H of Appendix 3 of the September 30, 2004 Guidance for …


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