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Title: Federal Pesticide Recordkeeping For Certified Applicators


1
Federal Pesticide Recordkeeping For Certified
Applicators
  • Presentation produced by the
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Edited by Robert G. Bellinger, Ph.D.
  • Extension Pesticide Coordinator
  • Clemson University
  • November 1999

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Federal Pesticide Recordkeeping For Certified
Applicators
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Agricultural Marketing Service

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U.S. Department of Agriculture
1990 Farm Bill
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
  • All certified applicators are required to
  • maintain records of federally restricted
  • use pesticide (RUP) applications.

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Requirements for Private Applicators
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Eight steps
  • to
  • meeting the requirements for Pesticide
    Recordkeeping

Records
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
1. Date of application
  • Month
  • Day
  • Year

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
2. Brand or Product Name
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
3. EPA Registration Number
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
4. Amount of pesticide applied
  • Record the total quantity
  • of the product used
  • Amount does not refer to
  • active ingredient (a.i.)

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
5. Size of area treated
  • Record this information
  • in the unit of measure which
  • is shown on the label for the
  • crop or commodity being treated

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
5. Size of area treated (Contd)
  • For example
  • acres
  • linear feet
  • number of animals

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
6. Location of the pesticide application (There
are four ways to record location)
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
6. Location (Contd)
A. County, range, township and section
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
6. Location (Contd)
B. Identification system established by USDA
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
6. Location (Contd)
C. Legal property description
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
6. Location (Contd)
D. Applicator generated identification system
that accurately identifies the location
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
6. Location (contd)
Field A
A
Pond
Field B
N
B
RT 22
RT 4
E
D
C
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
7. Name of certified applicator
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
8. Certification number
Note If you keep your records together, you
only have to record steps 7 and 8 once
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Spot Applications
  • Small applications which total less than
  • 1/10th of an acre
  • And they are made in the same day
  • Spot applications do not apply to
  • nurseries or greenhouses

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Spot Applications Requirements
1. Date of application - month, day, year 2.
Brand or product name 3. EPA Registration
Number 4. Total amount of pesticide applied 5.
Location of the pesticide application,
designated as spot application short
description
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Recordkeeping Deadline
  • Pesticide application data must be recorded
  • within 14 days of application
  • There are no Federal forms for these
  • records. Your written information becomes
  • the official record

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
How Long?
  • The law requires that pesticide records
  • be maintained for a minimum of two years
  • from the date of application
  • However, you may want to keep them
  • longer for future management decisions

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Two Major Purposes for Requiring Restricted Use
Pesticide Records
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Licensed health care professionals
  • have timely access to the pesticide
  • record information for purposes of
  • medical treatment

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Records improve pesticide use
  • survey data
  • May be used in reregistration process of
    pesticides
  • Can be used in policy decisions involving
    agricultural pesticide use

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Requirements for Commercial Applicators
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Commercial applicators are required to
  • Provide their clients a copy of a
  • restricted use pesticide application record
  • Provide the record within 30 days of the
  • application

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Civil Penalties for Failure to Comply
  • First Violation - Not more than 550
  • Subsequent Violations - Minimum of 1,100 (Can
    be less if good faith effort has been shown)

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Who Has Access to Your Restricted Use
Pesticide Records??
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Attending licensed health care professionals to
    provide medical treatment
  • Credentialed USDA Representatives
  • Credentialed State Regulatory
  • Representatives

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Benefits
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping has many benefits
  • Saves money
  • Determines best pesticide management
  • program

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Pesticide Recordkeeping Benefits
Pesticide Recordkeeping Requirements
Pesticide Recordkeeping has many benefits
  • Documents pesticide performance
  • Helps secure funding for loans
  • Meets buyers requirements

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For More Information Contact
  • USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Pesticide Records Branch
  • 8700 Centreville Rd. Suite 202
  • Manassas, VA 20110
  • Phone (703) 330-7826
  • Fax (703) 330-6110

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In South Carolina contact
  • SC Dept. of Pesticide Regulation
  • 511 Westinghouse Road
  • Pendleton, SC 29670
  • Phone (864) 646-2150
  • Fax (864) 646-2178
  • or the Field Office listed in your phonebook
  • under Clemson University
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