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pursuant to Sections 11701 to 11709, inclusive, of the California Food and Agricultural Code, and who is responsible for safe and legal operations under such license.

recommendation. the giving of any instruction or advice on any agricultural use as to any particular application on any particular piece of property.

registrant. a person who has registered a pesticide by obtaining a certificate of registration from DPR.

regularly handle. is when an employee is handling pesticides during any part of the day for more than six calendar days in any 30 consecutive day qualifying period beginning on the first day of handling. Any day spent mixing or loading pesticides while exclusively using a closed system or mixing only pesticides sealed in water-soluble packets is not included for any employee who has a baseline blood cholinesterase level established pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Section 6728(c)(1).

regulations. adopted by the Director of DPR after a public comment period and a hearing, approval by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State. Regulations are designed to inter- pret and carry out the purposes of the law. Regulations are found in Title 3 and Title 26 of the California Code of Regulations. County agricultural commissioners may adopt regulations governing local pest control operations. These county regulations must be ap- proved by the Director of DPR before they become effective.

restricted-entry interval (REI). the period of time after a field is treated with a pesticide during which restrictions on entry are in effect to protect people from potential exposure to hazardous levels of


residues. A restricted-entry interval may be found on pesticide product labels or in regulation.

restricted materials hazard chart. a chart developed by DPR that specifies the degree of potential hazard for each restricted material to public and occupational health, and the adverse impact on

  • pest management systems

  • users of restricted materials

  • fieldworkers

  • bees

  • nontarget plants

  • fish, and wildlife

  • other parts of the environment

Section 3. a section of the law in FIFRA governing the registration of pesticides.

Section 18. a pesticide used under an emergency exemption and that is automatically considered a re- stricted material. A restricted materials permit is required for its use. The pesticide must be used in compliance with all Section 18 requirements, including rate, concentration, and target pest. Section 18s are exemptions from the label, and therefore are not allowed the deviations from label require- ments granted in California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Section 6000.

site specific. a pesticide permit that identifies the specific area to be treated, the size of that area, and the commodity or commodities or site(s) on that area to be treated.

solicits services or sales. as used in Section 11410 of the California Food and Agricultural Code, means sells, or offers for sale, any pesti- cide, method, or device outside of a fixed place of business.

spray adjuvant. any wetting agent, spreading agent, deposit builder, adhesive, emulsifying agent, deflocculating agent, water modi- fier, or similar agent, with or without toxic properties of its own,

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