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1 CTAG August 2003 Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop Tim Drake and Bill Tozer Pesticide Classification & Applicator, Dealer, Consultant Certification and Training

2 Tiered-Classification Workgroup  Carol Ramsay (WA) Co-Chair  Tim Drake (SC) Co-Chair  Candace Bartholomew (CT)  Debbie Danford (TX)  Gina Davis (MI)  Kevin Keaney (EPA)  Sandra McDonald (CO)  Karen Ryan (NF)  Bill Tozer (AFPMB)  Murray Walton (TX)

3 Goal 1.0 Reduce Risks to the Public from Pesticide Use: Proposal1.2 Expand the regulatory scope of the program Proposal 1.3 Integrate the Worker Protection Standard requirements with a new applicator training program Proposal 1.4 Consider a tiered-classification of pesticides INTRODUCTION: Pesticide Safety for the 21st Century Report - 1999

4  Brainstorming - 6 Tier System  security risk  product-specific controls  occupational full  occupational limited  domestic mixable  domestic ready to use  Simplicity, tied to label INTRODUCTION: Certification & Training PREP Course - 2002

5  Brainstorming - 6 Tier System  Classification for end user perspective  Tier to be noted on label, as well as requirements for use  Classification directly linked to certification and training requirements  Work group leads identified

6 INTRODUCTION: CTAG Board - Charge  Use the tiered-classification model developed at C&T PREP Course as a beginning point:  occupational and non-occupational users  product characteristics, including:  level of toxicity or hazard  security risk  level of pesticide education and safety training appropriate or required

7 INTRODUCTION: CTAG Board - Charge  certification or licensing requirements  application site characteristics  engineering or manufacturing controls  Develop matrix or scoring system that can be used to classify pesticides into the appropriate tier.

8 Tiered Classification - Overview  Much taken from the Canadian proposal  Primary mechanisms for mitigating potential hazards associated with pesticide use by:  RESTRICTING USE - by specifying the intended use of the product by the registrant  RESTRICTING ACCESS - of occupational and high risk pesticides to only those individuals who are properly trained and certified  RESTRICTING DISTRIBUTION - restricting who can distribute or recommend those products

9 Tiered Classification - Concept Current  Unclassified or General Use  Restricted Use

10 Tiered Classification - Concept Short Term  Home and Garden - ignore  General Use (no unclassified allowed)  Restricted Use - Level 2  Restricted Use - Level 1 Long Term  Domestic Low Risk  Domestic High Risk  Occupational Use  Occupational Restricted Use

11 Tiered Classification - Short Term Concept Key Points  General Use (GUP)  Restricted Use Level 2 (RUP 2)  Restricted Use Level 1 (RUP 1)  General Use (GUP)  Restricted Use Level 2 (RUP 2)  Restricted Use Level 1 (RUP 1) EPA must classify pesticides as:

12 Tiered Classification - Short Term Concept Key Points RUP 1 - Super High Risk  Types of Products  homeland security risk products  extremely hazardous products  Certified Applicator with  Core and category certification  Product-specific training and certification  Other regulatory controls on access, cradle to grave inventory, recordkeeping, etc.

13  Dealer Certification - required for RUP 2 or RUP 1 distribution and sales  Consultant Certification - required for RUP 2 or RUP 1 technical advice  WPS Handler Requirement - for non- certified agricultural applicators or handlers  This is not a change Tiered Classification - Short Term Concept Key Points No Change

14  Description  Products considered low risk to humans, domestic animals, or the environment when handled and applied in accordance to the product label  Uses may be intended for non-home and garden or home and garden  User/Consultant Requirements  None  Sales Requirements  None for sales  None for consultants No Change Tiered Classification - Short Term Concept General Use (GUP)

15  Description  Products considered moderate risk due to concerns for human health, the environment, or sensitive use sites  User/Consultant Requirements  Mandatory certification of all users, supervisors, or consultants  Trained WPS handler for agricultural establishments  Sales Requirements  Certified Dealer must be employed by a Licensed Dealer Establishment Tiered Classification - Short Term Concept Restricted Use Level 2 (RUP 2)

16  Description  Products considered extreme risk due to concerns for homeland security, human health, the environment, or sensitive use sites Tiered Classification - Short Term Concept Restricted Use Level 1 (RUP 1)

17  User/Consultant Requirements  Mandatory product-specific training and certification of all users or consultants  No supervision allowed  Additional regulatory controls may be implemented, such as product-specific training, permits, engineering controls, inventory tracking, record keeping  Sales Requirements  Certified Dealer must be employed by a Licensed Dealer Establishment  Inventory tracking Tiered Classification - Short Term Concept Restricted Use Level 1 (RUP 1)

18 EPA must classify pesticides as:  Domestic Low Risk  Domestic High Risk  Occupational Use  Occupational Restricted Use Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Key Points

19 Occupational Restricted Use - Super High Risk  Types of Products homeland security risk products extremely hazardous products  Certified Applicator Core and category certification Product-specific training and certification Other regulatory control on access, cradle to grave inventory, recordkeeping, etc. Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Key Points

20  Dealer Certification - required for any occupational use product sale  Consultant Certification - required for any occupational use product  Handler Requirement - for any non- certified applicators or handlers  Vendor Certification - for any domestic high risk product sale  Commercial Applicator Certification - required for any non-personal use of domestic product Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Key Points

21  Description  Consumer use in and around a dwelling  Products present little or no risk to human health or the environment  Ready-to-use products  Designed for spot treatment  Package size designed to last one season only  No persistence exhibited in the environment after application  User or Sales Requirements  None  Sales Requirements  None Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Domestic Low Risk (DLR)

22  Description  Consumer use in and around a dwelling  Mandatory certification for any non-consumer use.  Products do not fall within hazard criteria range for Low Risk  Products intended to be diluted or mixed, or require calibration of dispersal equipment  Designed for broadcast treatment  Product does not degrade in a single season  Sales Requirements  Vendor certification  User Requirements  None Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Domestic High Risk (DHR)

23  Description  Low to high risk due to concerns for human health, the environment, or sensitive use sites  User/Consultant Requirements  Mandatory certification of all users, supervisors, or consultants  Trained handler for private or commercial use  Sales Requirements  Certified Dealer must be employed by a Licensed Dealer Establishment Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Occupational Use

24  Description  Super High Risk - due to concerns for homeland security, human health, the environment, or sensitive use sites Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Occupational Restricted Use

25  User/Consultant Requirements  Mandatory basic & product-specific training  Certification of all users  No supervision allowed  Additional controls: permits, engineering controls, inventory tracking, record keeping.  Sales Requirements  Certified Dealer must be employed by a Licensed Dealer Establishment and be physically present  Additional Controls: inventory tracking Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Occupational Restricted Use

26  New Certification Categories  Wood Preservation  Sewer Root & Pipeline Pest Control  Marine Paints (Anti-fouling paints)  New Application Method Categories  Aerial Application  Mist Blower (Air Blast) Application  Chemigation Tiered Classification - Long Term Concept Other New Occupational Use Categories

27 Where we are:  Workgroup developed concept  Initial float of concept at Nat’l Meeting  Continue discussion of concept at CTAG Board Meeting  Possible outcomes  proceed with development of idea  discuss with EPA administration  form new CTAG workgroup  want to volunteer?  include wider stakeholder involvement

28 Any Questions?


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