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The pest control business must retain a copy of the written notification instructions they received from the property operator. The pest control business must also maintain a written record that documents the following:

  • the name of the operator of the property that was treated

  • the location of the property, including the site identification number

  • the date and time the completion notice was given

  • the method that was used for notification and the name of the person who was notified

These records must be retained for two years and made readily available to the county agricultural commissioner or Director of DPR upon request.

Recommendation and Use Permit. When you engage for hire in the business of pest control you must keep available a copy of both the written pest control recommendation and the restricted materials permit covering each agricultural use application of a pesticide that requires a restricted materials permit.

Accident Reports. When you engage for hire in the business of pest control you must report accidents to the county agricultural commissioner as soon as possible. You must do this by the most expedient method (e.g., radio or telephone). The accidents you must report include

  • any forced landing

  • any emergency or accidental

release of pesticides

The report must include the location of the accident, the pesticide involved, and the estimated amount of pesticide released.

Pesticide Use Records. When you engage for hire in the business of pest control you must maintain records of

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pesticide use. The records must include the following information for each pest control operation:

  • the date of application

  • the name of the operator of the property treated

  • the location of the property treated

  • the crop, commodity, or site treated

  • the total acreage or units treated at the site

  • the name of the pesticide, includ- ing the U.S. EPA or state registra- tion number on the pesticide label, and the amount used

In addition to the required information listed above, the operator of a property producing an agricultural commodity and the pest control business applying pesticides to that property must keep records of the following information for each pest control operation:

  • the location of the property treated, by county, section, town- ship, range, base, and meridian

  • the hour the treatment was completed

  • the operator identification number issued to the operator of the property treated

  • the site identification number issued to the operator of the property treated

  • the total planted acreage or units at the site

  • the name of the person who made and supervised the pesticide application if it was made by a pest control business

The property operator and the pest control business must retain these records for two years and make them immediately available to the county agricultural commissioner or the Director of DPR upon request.

Pesticide Use Reports for Produc- tion Agriculture. When a pest control business applies pesticides for the production of an agricultural commod- ity, they must report this use to the

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