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Recordkeeping for PA Certified Public and Commercial Applicators Penn State Pesticide Education Program www.pested.psu.edu


Benefits of Keeping Records ď Ž

ď Ž

Fulfill federal and state regulation requirements Provide documentation in case of a complaint or lawsuit


Benefits of Keeping Records 

Help determine how much product will be needed in future  

Buy only what’s needed Avoid problems with storage of extra product


Benefits of Keeping Records ď Ž

If medical treatment is needed, pesticide records can provide information to the medical staff


Benefits of Keeping Records ď Ž

ď Ž

If medical treatment is needed, pesticide records can provide information to the medical staff Records document the steps taken in the application process


Commercial Applicators ď Ž

A certified applicator who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide (RUP or GUP) on the property or premises of another, or

Tom Bowman, pesticidepics.org (Virginia Tech)


Commercial Applicators ď Ž

ď Ž

A certified applicator who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide (RUP or GUP) on the property or premises of another, or An applicator who uses or supervises the use of any RUP on property owned or rented by him or his employer, when not used for producing an agricultural product


Public Applicators ď Ž

A certified applicator who applies pesticides as an employee of the state, a local government, or public school district


State Requirements ď Ž

Pesticide Control Act of 1973 ď Ž

Requires certified commercial and public applicators to keep records of all applications of restricted use and general use pesticides


What Information Must I Record? ď Ž ď Ž

There is no required form Any form is acceptable as long as the required data is included

Penn State Pesticide Education


What Information Must I Record?  

There is no required form. Any form is acceptable as long as the required data is included But, there is a standard format


Required Information 

Date of application 

Continuous application


Required Information 

Date of application 

Continuous application

Location of application 

The name and address of the customer and the address and location of the application site if different from the address of the customer


Required Information ď Ž

The brand name of the pesticide used


Required Information ď Ž ď Ž

The brand name of the pesticide used Active ingredient of the pesticide used


Required Information ď Ž

The EPA product registration number – this number indicates that the pesticide product has been registered and its label approved by the EPA


Required Information ď Ž

ď Ž

The total amount of every pesticide used The dosage or rate of application, of every pesticide used


Required Information 

The applicator’s name and certification number and/or the registered technician’s name and permit number, of each person making or supervising the application


Required Information ď Ž

ď Ž

The applicator or registered technician name and certification number, of each person making or supervising the application When applicable, the names of noncertified/non-registered persons involved in the application


Required Information

456789

PETE B HONER

BU4567


Required Information ď Ž

The identification of the application site, including the specific area and size of the area treated with pesticides


Recording a Treatment 

Location must be designated, followed by a concise description of the location

Treatment Location

Treatments

Information from “Restricted-Use Pesticides: Keeping Track of What You Spray” from the Pesticide Safety Education Program at Montana State University.


Required Information ď Ž

When an RUP is used in production of an agricultural commodity, a copy of the record shall be provided by the application business to the customer within 30 days of the pesticide application


Review ď Ž

Required Information for Certified Applicators


In Summary–What’s Required   

RUP and GUP The date of application The name and address of the customer and the address and location of the application site The brand name and active ingredient of the pesticide used The EPA product registration number


In Summary–What’s Required 

 

The total amount of every pesticide used The dosage or rate of application The applicator or registered technician name and certification number of each person making or supervising the application The identification of the application site


When to Document Records? ď Ž

ď Ž

Records must be completed within 24 hours of the application and maintained for at least 3 years These records must be made immediately available to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture upon request or to medical personnel in an emergency


Penalties ď Ž

The PA regulations allow for penalties to range from a request for compliance or a warning letter to a civil penalty up to $10,000 for each violation


Joe’s Pest Control, Inc. BU567369

July 2, 2009 10

Nathan James 10 Penn State Ave Collegetown, PA 16802

Merit 75 WP

4321314 ImidaCloprid

0.5 oz 22.0 oz 1000 sqft total 1 acre

turfgrass

11:15

Applicator Joe

NA when dry

XXXXXX


July 2, Nathan James Merit 75 2010 10 Penn State Ave 10 Collegetown, PA WP 16802

4320.5 oz 1314 1000ft2 Imida- 1 acre Cloprid


22 oz. turfgrass 10:35 total NA when dry

Applicator Joe XXXXXX


Where Can I Find Forms? 

Pesticide Education Web Site at: www.pested.psu.edu/resources/facts  Scroll down to Applicator Topics  Form is in pdf format  Print from web and make copies to use as needed


Visit us at www.pested.psu.edu

This presentation was developed by the Penn State Pesticide Education Program and updated by Phil Pitzer. Use of this presentation or parts of this presentation is encouraged as long as this credit slide is included.

Photo Credits: Tom Bowman, pesticidepics.org (Virginia Tech), Slide 7 Penn State Pesticide Education Program, Slides 9, 14, 25, and 29 Bayer CropScience, www.syngenta-us.com, Slides 16, 18, 20, and 22 Other References: The Pesticide Safety Education Program at Montana State University, Slide 26 Where trade names appear, no discrimination is intended, and no endorsement by the Penn State College of Agriculture Sciences is implied. “Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.”

© The Pennsylvania State University 2010

September 2010

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