Presentation on theme: "Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulations - Use Requirements - 2005 Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection Environmental Management Branch Integrated."— Presentation transcript:
Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulations - Use Requirements - 2005 Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection Environmental Management Branch Integrated Pest Management Program
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
Legislation Structure Integrated Pest Management Act (IPMA) came into force Dec 31/2004 IPMA Regulations came into force Dec 31/2004 - two major parts Ministers Regulations Administrators Regulations
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
Licence Categories Pesticide vendor Pesticide user service Pesticide user non-service
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
Licencing for Pesticide Use Certified applicators Notification Integrated Pest Management Requirements Human health and environmental standards Record keeping
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.
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
Permits For Pesticide Use Consultation Notification Certified Applicators Permit Terms and conditions Fee: $1000 per application
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
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.
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
Next Steps Fine-tuning of interpretations Develop key policies and guidance documents for implementation in cooperative initiatives with stakeholders http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/epd/epdpa/ipmp/index.html