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Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulations - Use Requirements - 2005 Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection Environmental Management Branch Integrated.

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1 Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulations - Use Requirements Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection Environmental Management Branch Integrated Pest Management Program

2 Integrated Pest Management Act   Increased efficiency   Flexibility to amend provincial standards   Consistent with Ministry Strategic Shifts   Shift toward results-based regulation   Continued protection of human health and the environment

3 Legislation Structure   Integrated Pest Management Act (IPMA) came into force Dec 31/2004   IPMA Regulations came into force Dec 31/ two major parts   Ministers Regulations   Administrators Regulations

4 Licence Requirements   Terms up to 5 years   May combine vendor and user categories   Must employ a certificate in the appropriate category for the licence   May hire contractor to do works other than the category(ies) on the licence

5 Licence Categories   Pesticide vendor   Pesticide user service  Pesticide user non-service

6 Who Needs a User Licence?   Non-service uses on public land   Structural / Landscape pests   Bti for mosquito Larvae: <1ha per year   Non-service uses on private land   Multi-residence buildings with 4 or more units   Phase in January 2007

7 Licencing for Pesticide Use   Certified applicators   Notification   Integrated Pest Management Requirements   Human health and environmental standards   Record keeping

8 Use of IPM by a Licensee   Advise and/or implement methods for pest prevention   Identify pests/complexes to be managed   Monitor to determine pests and their location(s)   Determine injury thresholds for each pest to be treated.

9 Use of IPM by a Licensee (con’t)   Treatment selection based on   Review of practical alternatives to pesticide   Safety to human health and the environment   Evaluate efficacy of each pesticide use

10 Permits For Pesticide Use   Consultation   Notification   Certified Applicators   Permit Terms and conditions   Fee: $1000 per application

11 When is a Permit Required   Permit-Restricted Class pesticides   Aerial application over urban areas   Pesticide application to public land or a body of water except where a licence or PMP is required

12 Who is Required to Prepare a Pest Management Plan?  Vegetation and pest management on public land used for forestry (treatment area >20ha).  Mosquito management (except for small scale uses where only Bti is used)  Invasive plant management on public land > 50ha  Vegetation management and wood preservation on railways  Vegetation management on road, pipeline, or transmission rights-of-way  Vegetation management on industrial sites >20ha on public land  Wood pole preservation on public utility rights-of-way.

13 Pest Management Plan (PMP) Contents  Project location and responsible parties  Integrated pest management elements: * Planning * Specify thresholds * Identify targeted pests * Identify treatment options * Monitoring strategy (activity ) * Monitoring strategy (effectiveness)  Operational practices: * Pesticide handling *Environmental protection * Application procedures.

14 PMP Development Process PMP Development Process Draft Pest Management Plan (PMP) Consultations Revise PMP Submit Pesticide Use Notice (PMP Notice) to Ministry Receive confirmation from Ministry (PMP registration) Receive confirmation from Ministry (PMP registration) Submit Annual Notice of Intended Pesticide Use to Ministry and notify public Pesticide use in accordance environmental standards Submit to Ministry annual summary of pesticide use

15 Next Steps   Fine-tuning of interpretations   Develop key policies and guidance documents for implementation in cooperative initiatives with stakeholders  


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