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Soil Fumigation In Idaho. 5/1/2015 Idaho State Department of Agriculture Division of Agricultural Resources Bob Spencer Deputy Administrator/Bureau Chief.

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1 Soil Fumigation In Idaho

2 5/1/2015 Idaho State Department of Agriculture Division of Agricultural Resources Bob Spencer Deputy Administrator/Bureau Chief (208)

3 Potato Cyst Nematode Control Area

4 FIELD POSTING

5 Field Posting Is Already Required by WPS

6 Treated Area Posting Signs DANGER/PELIGRO Area under fumigation, DO NOT ENTER/NO ENTRE [Name of fumigant] Fumigant in USE Time of fumigation Time when the entry prohibition is lifted Brand name of the product Name, address, and telephone number of the certified applicator in charge of the fumigation

7 FIELD POSTING Used to be only for the protection of handlers & workers Fields did not need posting if there were no workers within ¼ mile of treated area 2010 – Posting will be required for all fields Helps protects handlers, workers and the public

8 BUFFER ZONES

9 HOMES +300 foot notification

10 Posting of Buffer Zones Required in 2011 Posting required unless there is a physical barrier preventing bystander access to buffer zone Post signs at usual places of entry and along likely routes of approach where people may enter buffer zone –roadways, sidewalks, bike paths, trails

11 11  “Do Not Walk” symbol  "DO NOT ENTER/NO ENTRE,"  "[Name of fumigant, name of product] Fumigant BUFFER ZONE”  certified applicator contact information Buffer zone sign must include:

12 Posting of Buffer Zones Signs must be posted prior to the application and remain until the Buffer Zone Period Expires Signs must face away from treated area towards area where people will approach Signs must remain legible during the entire posting period Signs must be removed within 3 days after the end of the Buffer Zone Period If multiple contiguous blocks are fumigated, only the periphery of the blocks needs to be posted

13 Difficult to Evacuate Sites

14 Difficult To Evacuate Sites (DES) Difficult-to-evacuate sites (DES) are: –Schools (preschool-12) –State licensed daycare centers –Nursing homes –Assisted living facilities –Hospitals –In-patient clinics –Prisons DES includes the building and property

15 Difficult to Evacuate Sites Licensed Day Care Centers

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17 Difficult to Evacuate Sites Schools – Preschool - 12

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19 Difficult to Evacuate Sites Hospitals

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21 Difficult to Evacuate Sites Nursing Homes

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23 Difficult to Evacuate Sites If the buffer zone is 300 feet or less, then no fumigant applications will be permitted within 1/8 mile unless site is unoccupied during the application and 36 hours after the application No fumigant applications with buffer zones greater than 300 feet are permitted within ¼ mile

24 24 Difficult To Evacuate Sites The DES must be un-occupied during and for 36-hours after fumigation. Begin Application at 6 AM Saturday Morning 12 6 Complete Application by 6 PM Saturday Evening Saturday Evening 12 6 Monday Morning 6:00 AM Sat. to 6:00 PM Sat. DES unoccupied 6:00 PM Sat. to 6:00 AM Mon. DES unoccupied 36 hrs

25 Buffer Zone = 250 ft Distance = 350 ft.

26 Difficult to Evacuate Sites If fumigated area is between 1/8 Mile (660 ft) and ¼ Mile (1320 ft) from a DES: -If the DES is occupied during and for 36-hours after the fumigation has ended, the buffer must be less than 300 ft, -OR, -If the DES is un-occupied during and for 36-hours after the fumigation has ended, the buffer must be less than 600 ft.

27 Buffer Zone = 250 ft Distance = 700 ft >1/8 Mile to <1/4 Mile From Difficult To Evacuate Site

28 School XX X X X X X School: ¼ mile buffer X OK +300 foot notification

29 Difficult to Evacuate Sites If fumigated area is greater than ¼ Mile (1320 ft) from a DES: –There are no additional restrictions.

30 30 Review Question Which location(s) is/are NOT included in the list of Difficult to Evacuate Sites on the label? A) State licensed day care centers B) Non-licensed day care centers C) Dance schools D) Community baseball fields E) Neighborhood playgrounds

31 31 Review Question True or False? The duration of the difficult to evacuate site requirement is the same as the buffer zone duration.

32 Bob Spencer (208) Thank you


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