8 Licensing & Misuse


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8 Licensing & Misuse

  1. 1. Licensing & Misuse Matt Beal Chief Division of Plant Health Ohio Department of Agriculture 9-9-11
  2. 2. 921.09 (A)(1) Pesticide Business License <ul><li>No person shall own or operate a pesticide business without obtaining a license from the director of agriculture. Licenses shall be issued for a period of time established by rule and shall be renewed in accordance with deadlines established by rule. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 921.09 (E) Pesticide Business License <ul><li>The owner or operator of a pesticide business is responsible for the acts of each employee in the handling, application, and the use of pesticides and in the conducting of diagnostic inspections. </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticide business owners must employ a minimum of one commercial applicator. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 921.06 (A)(1) & (b) Licensing Requirements <ul><li>No individual shall do any of the following without having a commercial applicator (CA) license issued by the director of agriculture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply pesticides as part of the individuals duties while acting as an employee of the United States government, a state, county, township, or municipal corporation, or a park district, port authority, or sanitary district … </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 921.06 (iv), (v) & (vi) Licensing Requirements <ul><ul><li>Commercial Applicator license required if applications are made to … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rental properties of more than four apartment units at one location; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitals or medical facilities as defined in section 3701.01 of the Revised Code; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Child day-care centers or school child day-care centers as defined in section 5104.01 of the Revised Code. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 921.06 (vii) & (viii) Licensing Requirements <ul><ul><li>Commercial Applicator license required if applications are made to … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities owned or operated by a school district established under Chapter 3311. of the Revised Code including an education service center, a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, or a chartered or nonchartered nonpublic school that meets minimum standards established by the state board of education; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges as defined in section 3365.01 of the Revised Code </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Survey of Local Health Districts Have you had reports of Bed Bugs? <ul><li>120 surveys sent </li></ul><ul><li>109 responses </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pesticide Misuse <ul><li>Misuse By Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple fires in Cincinnati, result of homeowner applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exposure Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Complicates investigations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bed Bug (mis)Treatment
  10. 10. Bed Bug (mis)Treatment
  11. 11. Bed Bug (mis)Treatment
  12. 12. Bed Bug (mis)Treatment
  13. 13. <ul><li>Repeated treatment with Malathion – inconsistent with label use – not labeled for indoor use </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Licensed Business & Applicator </li></ul><ul><li>Human Health Issues </li></ul><ul><li>USEPA Investigation </li></ul>Misuse – Cincinnati Malathion
  14. 14. Cincinnati Malathion
  15. 15. Cincinnati Malathion Lab results: Malathion 581.09 ug
  16. 16. www.agri.ohio.gov <ul><li>Questions and Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Beal (614) 728-6383 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>