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P RIVATE A PPLICATOR R ECERTIFICATION 2003-2005. Changes to the N.C. Private Pesticide Applicator Regulations and Security and Storage of Pesticides. North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Food & Drug Protection Division, Pesticide Section 2003-2005.

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PRIVATEAPPLICATOR

RECERTIFICATION

2003-2005

Changes to the N.C. Private Pesticide

Applicator Regulations

and

Security and Storage of Pesticides

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Food & Drug Protection Division, Pesticide Section 2003-2005

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Why were changes made to the private applicator regulations?

  • EPA had been encouraging N.C. to update its standards for the past several years.
  • N.C. was one of only 7 states not requiring a written exam for certification.
  • It is important that Private Applicators keep informed and up-to-date on all pesticide related issues.
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What changes were made?

  • New Private Applicators will now be required to pass a written examination.
  • All Private Applicators will now be required to obtain 2 hours of “specialty training”.
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What has stayed the same?

  • Private Applicators who currently hold valid certification will not be required to pass a written exam.
  • Private Applicators will still be required to attend the mandatory recertification class (safety training) at their local CES every 3 years.
  • Private Applicators who fail to renew their cards by their recertification deadline (Sept. 30 of the third year of their certification period) will be required to pass a written exam to obtain a new card.
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How will I be able to obtain the

two extra renewal credits?

Attend specialized training that offers renewal credit. This credit is now designated as the “X” category.

Examples:

Grower meetings

Field days

Crop tours

CES pesticide training

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How can I be sure that I

receive my credits?

  • You must sign an attendance roster and write down your social security number.
  • Your writing must be legible.
  • Keep your own records of the classes you attend.
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How will I know how

many credits I have?

  • NCDA & CS will mail transcripts once a year to all pesticide applicators listing classes attended and credits earned.
  • After you receive your transcript, call the Pesticide Section (919-733-3556) ASAP to correct any discrepancy with your record.
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How do I get my renewal application?

  • Mailed from NCDA & CS – not from local Extension office.
  • Check information for correctness (name, address etc.) and sign after reading attestation statement.
  • Return to NCDA & CS with a check or money order.
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Security and Storage

of Pesticides

by Private Applicators

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Reasons for pesticide security

  • Liability
  • Financial loss
  • Public health
  • Image of agriculture
  • Deter threat of terrorism
  • Health and safety of children and pets
pesticide storage regulations are divided into three parts
Pesticide storage regulations are divided into three parts
  • Part One - Storage Requirements For All Pesticides (Includes Household and Farm Storage of Pesticides)
  • Part Two - Commercial Storage of Restricted-Use Pesticides
  • Part Three - Commercial Storage Requirements For Large Facilities Storing Restricted-Use Pesticides
general storage requirements
General Storage Requirements
  • Common sense, safety requirements for all pesticides
  • Prevent leaking
  • Facilitate inspection
  • No unlabeled containers
  • Do not store in any food, feed, beverage, or medicine container
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General Storage Requirements

  • Do not store pesticides as to contaminate food, feed, beverage, eating utensils, tobacco, seed, fertilizer or other pesticides
  • Follow label recommendations for storage, i.e. temperatures and restricted sites
  • Store to prevent unauthorized access
  • Store pesticides in an area that is dry and ventilated
  • Store pesticides free of combustibles and other fire hazards
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DO NOTcontaminate food, feed, beverage, eating utensils, tobacco, seed, fertilizer or other pesticides

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DO NOTstore pesticides in areas

where unauthorized access may occur

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DO NOTstorepesticides in locations

that can become damp or wet

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Example minimum labeling requirements

Common chemical name

Percentage of each

active ingredient

EPA registration number

Signal word

Use classification

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Example of good storage building

Ventilation

704 Placard

(not required by NCDA & CS)

Secure (locked)

Authorized personnel only

fire hazard prevention
Fire Hazard Prevention
  • Store pesticides away from items that may be fire hazards
  • Have a plan in case there is a fire or spill on your farm
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Disposal Assistance

  • Abandoned pesticides and containers can create problems for family members and new property owners.
  • For information on pesticide disposal and container recycling, contact your local CES or the Pesticide Section.
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