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  • PESTICIDE USE NOTIFICATION PLAN July 2007 1
  • PESTICIDE USE NOTIFICATION PLAN 1) Introduction This Pesticide Use Notification Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 1995 (the Regulation). The plan sets out how Sydney Water will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes or allows to be made to public places that it owns or controls. The aim of this plan is to meet the community’s right to know about pesticide applications made to outdoor public places. The plan allows members of the community to take action to avoid contact with pesticides, if they wish. Sydney Water ensures that pesticides are applied to public places in a safe, responsible manner, minimising harm to the community and the environment. The plan sets out how Sydney Water will notify members of the community of pesticide applications made by Sydney Water to public places. The plan describes: Which public places are covered by the plan - Who regularly uses these public places and an estimate of the level of public - use What notification arrangements will be used to provide the community with - information on pesticide applications in public places How the community can access this plan and get more information about Sydney - Water’s notification arrangements Contact details for anyone wanting more information on the plan. - Sydney Water is a NSW State Government Corporation responsible for: Supplying water to over 1.6 million homes and businesses - Collecting and treating wastewater and sewage - Recycling water - Providing storm water drainage facilities to over 465,000 homes and businesses. - Pesticides are only used in public places when it is necessary to eliminate weeds, to protect public property from pest damage and to protect public places from nuisance or danger. Sydney Water’s pesticide use consists of applying herbicides for weed control and the use of baits to manage vertebrate pests. When used correctly, pesticides have minimal social and environmental impacts. 2
  • 2) Public places covered by this plan Land owned by Sydney Water is classified as either operational or non-operational. The two classes are subdivided as follows: Types of properties Operational Non-operational Water Sewerage Drainage Offices Leased Special use properties Note: Where another authority is a landowner in a place where Sydney Water has assets, Sydney Water will adhere to the landowners Pesticide Notification requirements. 1) Operational i. Water Reservoirs - Water filtration/treatment plants (WTP) - Easements (ie other authority easement within Sydney Water land) - Pipelines (trunk mains) - Water pumping stations. - Vent shafts - ii. Sewerage Sewer carriers - Sewer mains - Sewer pumping station (SPS) - Sewage treatment plants (STP) - Water recycling plants. - iii. Drainage Stormwater canals (SWC) - Drainage pumping stations (DPS) - Stormwater infrastructure. - 2) Non–operational Offices/commercial buildings - Depots - Leased properties - Special uses - Picnic areas Golf courses Childcare centers. 3
  • Sydney Water’s estimate of the level of community use, regular user groups and types of pesticide used is summarised in the following table. Level of Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular public use places user (high/med/low) groups Medium Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait General Picnic areas seasonal Bromablocks, Contrac) public, employees and contractors Coumatetralyl (Racumin) Rodents Paste bait Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray MCPA/Clopytalid/Diflufenican Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Spearhead Selective Herbicide) spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) Pindone (Rabbait) Rabbits Bait Piperonyl Bees Aerosol Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray Triclopyr (Garlon/Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait General Medium Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait Golf public Bromablocks, Contrac) courses Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray 4
  • Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular Level of places user public use (high/med/low) groups Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray MCPA/Clopytalid/Diflufenican Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Spearhead Selective Herbicide) spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Permethrin (Coopex) Ants Dust Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) Pindone (Rabbait) Rabbits Bait Bees Aerosol Piperonyl Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray Triclopyr (Garlon/Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait Residents, Low to Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait Easements employees medium Bromablocks, Contrac) accessible and to the public contractors Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray MCPA/Clopytalid/Diflufenican Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Spearhead Selective Herbicide) spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) 5
  • Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular Level of places user public use (high/med/low) groups killer) Pindone (Rabbait) Rabbits Bait Piperonyl Bees Aerosol Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray Triclopyr (Garlon, Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait Medium to Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait General Storm water high Bromablocks, Contrac) public, Drains and employees canals and contractors Coumatetralyl (Racumin) Rodents Paste bait Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray MCPA/Clopytalid/Diflufenican Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Spearhead Selective Herbicide) spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) Piperonyl Bees Aerosol Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray Triclopyr (Garlon, Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray 6
  • Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular Level of places user public use (high/med/low) groups Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait Low Alphachloralose Pigeons Pellets Employees Depots and contractors Bifenazate Mites Spray Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait Bromablocks, Contrac) Coumatetralyl (Racumin) Rodents Paste bait Dichlorvos (Scuttle) Cockroaches Gel bait Spray, dust or gel Fipronil (Goliath, Termidor) Cockroaches, spiders, ants and termites Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray MCPA/Clopytalid/Diflufenican Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Spearhead Selective Herbicide) spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Permethrin (Coopex) Ants Dust Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) Pindone (Rabbait) Rabbits Bait Bees Aerosol Piperonyl Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray Triclopyr (Garlon, Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait 7
  • Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular Level of places user public use (high/med/low) groups General Medium Alphachloralose Pigeons Pellets Leased public, properties employees and contractors Bifenthrin (Biflex) Cockroaches, Spray bees, termites & spiders Brodifacoum (Ditrac, Talon) Rodents Bait Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait Bromablocks, Contrac) Coumatetralyl (Racumin) Rodents Paste bait Dichlorvos (Scuttle) Cockroaches Gel bait Fipronil (Goliath, Termidor) Cockroaches, Spray, dust or gel spiders, ants and termites Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray Hydramethylnon (Amdro, Cockroaches, Gel bait Maxforce) Spiders and ants Imidacloprid (Premise, Maxforce Cockroaches, Gel bait Ant Bait, Blattenex) Spiders and ants Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray MCPA/Clopytalid/Diflufenican Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Spearhead Selective Herbicide) spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Permethrin (Coopex) Ants Dust Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) 8
  • Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular Level of places user public use (high/med/low) groups Piperonyl Bees Aerosol Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray Triclopyr (Garlon, Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait General Medium Alphachloralose Pigeons Pellets Childcare public centres Bifenthrin (Biflex) Cockroaches, Spray bees, termites & spiders Brodifacoum (Ditrac, Talon) Rodents Bait Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait Bromablocks, Contrac) Deltamethrin (Cislin) Spiders Spray Dichlorvos (Scuttle) Cockroaches Gel bait D- Cockroaches and Spray Tetramethrin/Deltamethrin/Pipero spiders nyl Butoxide (Crackdown) Spray, dust or gel Fipronil (Goliath, Termidor) Cockroaches, spiders, ants and termites Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray MCPA/Clopytalid/Diflufenican Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Spearhead Selective Herbicide) spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) 9
  • Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular Level of places user public use (high/med/low) groups Piperonyl Bees Aerosol Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray Triclopyr (Garlon, Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait Low Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait Construction Employees Bromablocks, Contrac) and sites contractors Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) Piperonyl Bees Aerosol Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray Triclopyr (Garlon, Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait High Alphachloralose Pigeons Pellets General Offices public, employees and contractors Spray Betacyfluthrin (Tempo, Ants, Respondar) Cockroaches, Spiders and 10
  • Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular Level of places user public use (high/med/low) groups Wasps Spray Bifenthrin (Biflex) Cockroaches, bees, termites & spiders Brodifacoum (Ditrac, Talon) Rodents Bait Bromadiolone (Rattex grain baits, Rodents Bait Bromablocks, Contrac) Coumatetralyl (Racumin) Rodents Paste bait Dichlorvos (Scuttle) Cockroaches Gel bait Fipronil (Goliath, Termidor) Cockroaches, Spray, dust or gel spiders, ants and termites Glyphosate (Roundup bioactive, Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot Trounce, Roundup) spray Hydramethylnon (Amdro, Cockroaches, Gel bait Maxforce) Spiders and ants Imidacloprid (Premise, Maxforce Cockroaches, Gel bait Ant Bait, Blattenex) Spiders and ants Lambda Cyhalothrin (Demand) Wasps and bees Spray MCPA/Clopytalid/Diflufenican Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Spearhead Selective Herbicide) spray Mecoprop/MCPP/Dicamba Selective Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot (Broadleaf Weeder) spray Permetherin Spiders, wasps Spray or dust and bees Permethrin (Coopex) Ants Dust Phenothrin/Allethrin (MSA wasps Wasps Aerosol killer) Piperonyl Bees Aerosol Butoxide/Popoxur/Tetramethrin (Blattenex Aerosol) Pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) Wasps Spray 11
  • Type of pesticide Targeted pest Application method Public Regular Level of places user public use (high/med/low) groups Pyriproxyfen (Sumilarv) Cockroaches Spray Triclopyr (Garlon, Grazon) Weeds Hand-held back pack and spot spray Warfarin (Rattex gel) Rodents Gel bait Note: Sydney Water owned lands that are leased for private occupation and without public access are not within the scope of this plan. 12
  • 3) Notification arrangements This section of the plan describes: a. How and when the Sydney Water will provide notice for pesticide use b. Special measures for sensitive areas c. Arrangements for emergency pesticide applications d. Arrangements governing pesticide use by contractors e. When no notice will be given for pesticide use a. How and when notice of pesticide use will be provided Whenever a pesticide or herbicide is applied to a frequently used public place, all employees and their contractors are responsible for ensuring that a sign is displayed in a prominent place during the application of the pesticide or herbicide, and for no less than seven days after the application. The notice should identify: The pesticide or herbicide use The extent of herbicide use The purpose of the application The date(s) it was used Any product specific warning Contact telephone number of an officer responsible for the pesticide’s application All Sydney Water staff are responsible for ensuring that they or their contractors respond to all reasonable requests for information from the public on spraying of easements or specific land by providing details of the pesticide or herbicide sprayed. b. Special measures for sensitive places Clause 11J(1) of the Pesticides Regulation defines a sensitive place to be any: School or pre-school - Kindergarten - Childcare centre - Place declared to be a sensitive place by the Environment Protection - Authority (now a part of the Department of Environment and Conservation). Special notification measures are in place for pesticide use in public places adjacent to childcare centres. Notification will consist of a letter to childcare centre management. The letter will provide the name of pesticide, purpose of the spray, application date, and a contact telephone number for further enquiries. c. Notification of emergency pesticide applications In cases where emergency pesticide applications in public places are required to deal with biting or dangerous pests such as wasps, bees, venomous spiders, fleas, bird mites or rodents (that pose an immediate health hazard), notice will be provided by erecting signs on site immediately prior to emergency pesticide use. The sign will remain in place for no less than seven days after the application. 13
  • d. Pesticide contractors and lessees of public places Where Sydney Water uses contractors to apply pesticides on its behalf: Where Sydney Water uses contractors to apply pesticides on its behalf, - Sydney Water will ensure that notification is made in accordance with the notification requirements of this plan. Where persons or organisations hold an existing lease on Sydney Water land - that remains a public place, the lessee will be responsible for pesticide notification, as per this plan. e. Public places where no notice will be provided Sydney Water will not provide notification for any of the following instances: Public places over which persons or organisations hold an existing lease on - Sydney Water land. Sydney Water will not provide notification of pesticide use in relation to these public places, but it will request the lessee to carry out notification of lessee’s pesticide use in a manner consistent with this plan. Where possible, Sydney Water will require lessees, as a condition of their lease, to comply with this plan. Public places that have been closed temporarily to the public where the - closure is unrelated to the pesticide use. Remote areas where there is little likelihood of the pesticide being - encountered by the public. For example areas where there is no vehicular access and low public visitation. Sydney Water will not be responsible for incidental spray drift or unauthorised - pesticide use on Sydney Water land. - Pesticides used in small quantities and readily available at retail outlets to the general public for the control of pests for which they are registered. For example, small quantities (less than 20 litres of ‘ready-to-use’ spray mix) pesticide applied by a hand-held applicator, or by cut-and-paint or stem injection techniques and the minor control of indoor and outdoor pests using baits or hand-held aerosols. Although some organophosphorus pesticides (those with anticholinesterase activity) are still commercially available, note Sydney Water does not permit the use of organophosphorus pesticides on its sites. 4) What information will be provided In accordance with 11L(2)(g) of the Pesticides Regulation, the following information will be available from site signs/notices or by phoning the number listed on each sign/notice: The full product name of the pesticide as it is listed on the label - The purpose of the application - The proposed date or date range of the pesticide application - Description of targeted weed/pest - Total amount of the pesticide or herbicide used and the rate of application in - the area targeted 14
  • Contact telephone number of an officer responsible for the pesticide’s - application Brief description of the equipment used in application of the pesticide or - herbicide Estimated wind strength and wind direction - General weather conditions, including changes in weather during application. - 5) How the community will be informed about this plan Sydney Water will advise residents of this plan and its contents by: Making a copy of the plan available for viewing, free of charge, at its main - office at 115 Bathurst St. Sydney, NSW 2000 Placing a copy of the plan on the its website: http://www.sydneywater.com.au/ - Placing a notice on the Government Notice Board in the Sydney Morning - Herald and the Daily Telegraph Placing a notice in the NSW Government Gazette - 6) Future reviews of the plan The notification plan will be reviewed every five years or when circumstances require a review of the plan. The review will include: A report on progress of implementing the plan - Public consultation on the notification methods outlined in the plan. - Recommendations for alterations (if applicable) to the plan. - 7) Contact details Anyone wishing to speak to Sydney Water about the notification plan or to obtain details of pesticide applications in public places should contact: Property Asset Manager Group Property Sydney Water Corporation Ph: 02 9350 5916 Fax: 02 9350 4142 www.sydneywater.com.au 15