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that is intended to be added to a pesticide during mixing as an aid to the application or to effect the action of the pesticide.

structural use. a use requiring a license under Chapter 14 (com- mencing with Section 8500), Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

substantial drift. when the quantity of pesticide outside of the area treated is greater than that which would have resulted had the applicator used due care. This definition is applicable to Section 12972 of the California Food and Agricultural Code and Section 6614 of Title 3, California Code of Regulations.

teratogenic. the property of a sub- stance or mixture of substances to produce or induce functional deviations or developmental anomalies, not heritable, in or on an animal embryo or fetus.

time-specific. a pesticide permit that specifies the date the intended application is to commence or a permit with a notice of intent requirement. The pesticide use may commence within four days follow- ing such date if delays are caused by uncontrollable conditions such as adverse weather or unavailability of equipment. The commissioner shall require a notice of intent from either the grower, the grower’s authorized representative, or the pest control business when neces- sary to make the permit time- and site-specific.

tolerance. the established amount, in parts per million or parts per billion, of a pesticide that may legally and safely remain in or on any food or crop at the time of sale if they are to be consumed by people or livestock. Tolerances are established by the U.S. Environmen- tal Protection Agency.

treated field. a field that has been treated with a pesticide or had a restricted-entry interval in effect within the last 30 days. A treated field includes associated roads, paths, ditches, borders, and head- lands, if the pesticide was also directed to those areas. A treated field does not include areas inad- vertently contaminated by drift or over-spray.

use. any pesticide activity or related activity including

  • (A)

    pre-application activities, such as

    • arranging for the application

    • mixing or loading

    • making necessary preparations for the application, including responsibilities related to notification, handler training, decontamination facilities, use and care of personal protective equipment, medical monitoring and assistance, and heat stress management

  • (B)

    application of the pesticide

  • (C)

    post-application activities, such as

    • control of the treated area to reduce exposure, including responsibilities for restricted entry intervals, warnings, decontamination facilities, medical assistance, and fieldworker training

    • management of the treated area, crop, or crop by-products, including responsibilities for preharvest intervals and plantback restrictions

    • transportation, storage, and disposal of excess pesticides, spray mix, equipment wash water, and pesticide containers

    • cleaning of application equip- ment and other pesticide containing materials

  • (D)

    use does not include

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