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Wendy Sue Wheeler Aquatic Pesticide Specialist Washington State Department of Agriculture Western Region Pesticide Meeting, May 19, 2010.

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1 Wendy Sue Wheeler Aquatic Pesticide Specialist Washington State Department of Agriculture Western Region Pesticide Meeting, May 19, 2010

2 T WO T YPES Aquatic Pesticide GENERAL Permits Aquatic Pesticide INDIVIDUAL Permits

3 Aquatic Pesticide GENERAL Permits: Aquatic Plant and Algae Management Irrigation Systems Mosquito Control Noxious Weed Control

4 Aquatic Pesticide INDIVIDUAL Permits: Fish Management Invasive Moth Control Oyster Growers Permit

5 All permits are on-line at Ecology’s website.

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8 F OR O NLINE A PPLICATIONS Sign up for a Secure Account Apply for Coverage Approval via Click on the link in the approval

9 O THERS Apply for Coverage Fill out application and send it in. Approval sent via mail.

10 Most Require 60 days before planned discharge. Irrigation Permit 90 days.

11 C OVERAGE F EE FY10 = $397 permit fee FY11 = $415 permit fee

12 W HAT DOES THIS MEAN ? Varies from Permit to permit.

13 F OR FY 2010 Number of Permit Holders ~160 ~ $63,520.00

14 Permit writers Permit administrators Regional inspectors Technical assistance staff Managers Attorneys (appeals) Support staff

15 FY 2008 – FY 2009 PermitHoursFTECost Aquatic Plant and Algae4, $146,578 Noxious Weed $ 14,851 Rotenone $ 14,223 Mosquito $ 15,662 Oyster Grower $ 13,045 Irrigation $ 25,000 Gypsy Moth40.00$ 78 Invasive Species 1, $ 38,295

16 FY 2010 PermitHoursFTECost Aquatic Plant and Algae $29,621 Noxious Weed120.01$ 371 Rotenone10.00$ 27 Mosquito1, $ 34,584 Oyster Grower $ 7,385 Irrigation $ 8,812 Gypsy Moth00.00$ 0 Invasive Species $ 27,102

17 Building and setting up database Maintaining database Building secure access Complaints Legislative issues Litigation

18 C LOSING C OMMENTS Challenges Lighting Rods Recommendation: EUP Language

19 Permit Administration Jon Jennings Aquatic Pesticides and CAFOs Washington State Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program Phone: Fax:

20 Technical Assistance Kathy Hamel Aquatic Plant Specialist Washington State Department of Ecology Telephone: (360)


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