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Automated call sent to remind pesticide applicators about drift
Waste pesticide collection events set for April
The Waste Pesticide Collection Program, which collects unwanted/unusable pesticides, spray mixtures and unrinsed pesticide containers from agricultural or commercial operations, has three free events set for April. The events will not collect household pesticides; those can be disposed of through the Household Hazardous Waste Program. The scheduled collection events are:
April 28: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oregon Department of Forestry Office, 24533 Alsea Highway, Philomath. Registration deadline has passed.
April 29: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harrisburg High School, 400 S Ninth St.,
Harrisburg. Registration deadline has passed.
Spring 2016 edition of the ODA Pesticide Bulletin available
The spring issue of the ODA Pesticide Bulletin includes information about ODA's guidance list about pesticide use on cannabis, a gypsy moth eradication plan, a new hotline to report pesticide incidents 24/7, updates to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard, and fertilizer application target zones.
ODA Pesticide Bulletin (Spring Issue)
Pesticide product Guardian removed from sale
ODA has issued a news release
regarding the stop sale of the pesticide product Guardian.
Temporary rules in place for aerial applicators
and aerial applicator trainees
12/16/15 (updated 1/22/16)
Temporary rules, updated Jan. 21, 2016, for aerial applicators and aerial applicator trainees are in place and are valid until June 28, 2016. They describe requirements that were enacted as a result of enrolled House Bill 3549. Additional information can be found in the Statement of Need and Justification. Contact the Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticides Program with questions.
EPA proposal could mean changes to pesticide applicator rule
In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to revise the pesticide applicator certification and training rule, which has remained unchanged since 1974.
EPA’s pesticide applicator certification and training rule focuses on those who use federally Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), but for Oregon it impacts all licensed applicators (private applicators, commercial applicators and public applicators, consultants with research and demonstration category, apprentices and trainees) as well as dealer recordkeeping. The proposed changes impact Oregon pesticide applicators in a variety of ways.
EPA is accepting comments on its proposal through Jan. 22, 2016. Comments on the proposed changes can be made at www.regulations.gov in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183.
Oregon Comparison and Impacts for U.S. EPA’s Proposed Certification of Pesticide Applicator Rule
Pesticide Advisory: Sulfoxaflor Registrations Cancelled Nationally: Sale and Distribution Prohibited
Pesticide advisory: Sulfoxaflor registrations cancelled
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a
cancellation order for all previously registered pesticide products containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor. Effective immediately, there are no longer any sulfoxaflor-containing products registered for sale or distribution in Oregon. Document