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Pre-Certification Pesticide Applicator Licensing. Ruth Marston MN Dept. of Agriculture Ruth.Marston@state.mn.us 651-201-6548 Spring 2007. Agenda. MN Statute Chapter 18B Pesticide Control Law Pesticide Applicator Licensing Applicator Requirements Pesticide License Renewal.

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pre certification pesticide applicator licensing

Pre-CertificationPesticide ApplicatorLicensing

Ruth Marston

MN Dept. of Agriculture

Ruth.Marston@state.mn.us

651-201-6548

Spring 2007

agenda
Agenda
  • MN Statute Chapter 18B
    • Pesticide Control Law
  • Pesticide Applicator Licensing
  • Applicator Requirements
  • Pesticide License Renewal
pesticide applicator licenses
Pesticide Applicator Licenses
  • Commercial License
    • anytime any pesticide applied for hire
    • company provides Financial Responsibility
      • Commercial liability insurance, or
      • Net asset sentence from bank

18B. 33 page 33

pesticide applicator licenses4
Pesticide Applicator Licenses
  • Noncommercial License
    • government: city, county, state
    • non-government: 3M, Target
    • apply RUPs as part of job
  • 1 Exception: golf courses

18B.34 page 35

exception golf courses
Exception:GOLF COURSES

Anyone working on a golf course applying any pesticide needs to have a pesticide license !

18B.345 page 36

other licenses
Other Licenses

LICENSES

  • Aquatic Pest Control Applicators
  • Structural Pest Control Applicators

CERTIFICATION

  • Private Pesticide Certification (farmers)

page 27, 30, 37

what is required for an applicator license
What is Required for an Applicator License ?
  • Application form, SSN, signed
  • Pass 2 exams - 70% passing
  • Categories A & E
  • Application Fee $75 or $10

18B.33 & 34 pages 33, 34, 35

requirements for applicators
Requirements for Applicators
  • Carry and display license
  • Expires Dec 31, renew license
  • Not transferable

pages 33, 35

requirements for applicators9
Requirements for Applicators
  • Follow label and labeling
  • “it is the law”

18B.07 page 9

requirements for applicators10
Requirements for Applicators
  • Secure pesticides
  • Make record of application
  • see samples
  • Incident Response Plan on file

see fact sheet

  • Report spills (MN Stat § 18D.103)

see fact sheet

pesticide storage security
PesticideStorage &Security
  • Control access to pesticides
  • Lock storage & limit who can go into storage area
  • Secure equipment not in use
  • Maintain inventory list & records

18B.07 & 14 page 9, 16

application records
Application Records
  • Records may be:
    • preprinted
    • copy of an invoice
  • Single page, OK to attach map
  • Keep for 5 years
  • Give copy to customer
  • See samples (3)

18B.37 pages 38, 39

storage handling and disposal plan aka incident response plan
Storage, Handling and Disposal Plan aka“Incident Response Plan”
  • Develop & maintain a plan if you are:

Commercial applicator

Noncommercial applicator

  • Do with fire department

see fact sheet

18B.37 subd 4 page 42

report chemical incidents
Report Chemical Incidents
  • Flood, fire, tornado
  • Leak, spill,
  • Transportation accident
  • Call Duty Officer

see fact sheet

18D.103

record wind temp
Record Wind & Temp
  • Do not use pre-printed boxes

Ex: □ 0-5 mph

□ 6-10 mph

  • Must write 3-5 or 3-7
  • Prevent off-site

movement, drift

posting
Posting
  • Warning signs for pesticide application
  • Check with city, if required
  • Specifications are in 18B
  • Size, color, posting period
  • Wording, placement

18B.09 pages 12, 13

what is required to renew license
What is required to renew license?
  • Attend recertification workshop
  • 2nd yr & every 2 yrs thereafter
    • if “new” in 2007
    • attend workshop in ’08, ’10, ’12
  • Renewal form mailed in Dec
  • Pay license fee annually

18B.33 & .34 pages 35, 36

license renewal
License Renewal
  • Licenses expire Dec 31st
  • Late fee
    • Commercial & Noncommercial $25 after Mar. 1st
    • Government Noncommercial $5 after Mar. 1st
  • E-renewal

18B.33 & 34 pages 34, 35, 36

e renewals
e-renewals
  • On-line, electronically
  • Print license immediately
  • Plastic card will be mailed
  • Pay with Visa or MasterCard
what if you don t attend a workshop 2008
What if you don’t attend a workshop 2008?
  • Renewal form will tell you
  • Must retest
  • Pay retest fee, $150
    • retest recertifies for 2 years
review
Review
  • Licensing
    • pass the exams, pay application fee, complete application, insurance
  • Attend workshop (Recertification)
    • next year, again in 2 years
  • Renewal
    • every year in January
fertilizer license is required if you apply for hire fertilizer or weed and feed
Fertilizer License is required if you apply “for hire” fertilizer or weed and feed
  • Company must be licensed
  • License fee, $150 in 2007
  • No exams for license
  • Call Carol @ 651-201-6379
what if you change employers
What if you Change Employers?
  • Re-issue License
      • duplicate license
  • Notify MDA with form
  • $10 to re-issue license with new employer’s name

18B.33 & .34 pages 35, 36

mda information on line
MDA Information On-Line
  • www.mda.state.mn.us
  • New application forms
  • Sample records
  • Fact sheets
  • List of licensed applicators
  • List of private applicators
report unlicensed applicators
Report Unlicensed Applicators
  • Call Gary Gramm @ 651-201-6659
  • Names and addresses of customers
  • Copies of ads
  • Your name address and tel #
questions
Questions
  • Contact me by email or phone
  • Ruth.Marston@state.mn.us
  • 651-201-6548
  • Testing appointments
  • 651-201-6633