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  1. Idaho State DepartmentOf Agriculture

  2. Bob SpencerAgriculture Program Manager(208) 332-8613bspencer@agri.state.id.us Division of Agricultural Resources

  3. Container/ContainmentSection 19(f)

  4. ISDA Container Recycling Program

  5. Funding • Initial Start-up • EPA Grant • Partnership with Industry • Ongoing Program • Dedicated Funds • Through pesticide registration, licensing, enforcement • Funds received from recycling of chips • FY 2007 • Increased pesticide registration $15/product (~$140,000) • Purchase of new chipper unit & 1 FTE

  6. CONTAINERS MUST BE CLEAN

  7. Assurance from Contamination • NW Ag Plastics • Conducts routine sampling and analysis of chips • ISDA • Considering taking samples and analysis • QUESTIONS • What is an acceptable scan for residues? • What is an acceptable level of residue? • What funding is available?

  8. ENFORCIBILITY • The pesticide label • Container must be triple rinsed or equivalent • Idaho Statute and Rule • Containers shall be disposed of as prescribed by Idaho Department of Environmental Quality • No person shall handle, transport, display, or distribute pesticides in a manner to endanger humans and their environment • Empty or partial containers shall be stored in a secured enclosure and posted • Any person applying pesticides shall be responsible for the proper disposal of such empty containers.

  9. CROP History Year – Containers 1994 – 9,000 1995 – 12,326 1997 – 39,000 1998 – 69,000 1999 – 86,000 2000 – 77,315 2001 – 87,348 2002 – 83,642 2003 – 103,657 2004 – 130,120 2005 – 116,000

  10. Secondary Containment

  11. Mix/Load Pads

  12. What’s the status in Idaho? In 1992 - 1994 the ISDA drafted secondary containment rules Fertilizer Pesticides The rules were pulled due to controversy with the IAAA Secondary Containment

  13. In July 2003 the DEQ attempted to develop a guidance for aerial applicators on containment using Technical Bulletin 702 IAAA was called in to participate w/ISDA, DEQ, SCS & NRCS Technical Bulleting 720 drafted to address all agrichemical applicators and dealers Secondary Containment

  14. Secondary Containment • Farwest Agribusiness Association was consulted • Decision was made to have Technical Bulletin 720 apply only to farmers • On October 23, 2003, Farwest Agribusiness Association sent a letter to the Director of the ISDA to resubmit rules for Secondary Containment for agrichemicals • Recommendation that the Agriculture Fertilizer Advisory Committee take the lead • Several meetings held from June 2004 – March 2006

  15. Secondary Containment

  16. Secondary Containment • Committee agreed to use Washington Rules as a guide • Pesticide Rules have been drafted – March 2006 • Fertilizer Rules to be drafted – June 2006

  17. Secondary Containment CommitteeIndustry Representatives • Scott McKinnie – Far West Agribusiness Assoc. • Rex Schorzman – Paul Chemical & Fertilizer • Paul Derig – Simplot Grower Solutions • Ken Mingo – Primeland Cooperative • Bill Follett – Green Valley Fertilizer Service • Ed Burnett – Environmental Care Association • Brandon Visser – IAAA President, Visser Ag • Leif Isaacson – IAAA, Desert Ag • Larry Pennington – Idaho Water Users Association • Jonathan Parker – Idaho Water Users Association • Dennis Tanikuni – Idaho Farm Bureau Federation • Brian Wilbur – Ada County Weed & Pest Control

  18. Secondary Containment Committee Government Agencies • John Brueck - DEQ • Dave Hovland - DEQ • Gary McRae – EPA • Mike Cooper – ISDA Plant Industries • Ann Brueck – ISDA Plant Industries • Rick Killebrew – ISDA Plant Industries • Dick Lawson – ISDA Plant Industries • Bob Hays – ISDA Ag Resources • Ben Miller – ISDA Ag Resources • Bob Spencer – ISDA Ag Resources

  19. THANK YOU! ANY QUESTIONS? Bob Spencer Division of Agricultural Resources (208) 332-8613 bspencer@agri.state.id.us