Proposed Changes to Pesticide Applicator Certification Rules

On August 5, 2015 the EPA issued a proposal to revise the Certification of Pesticide Applicators rule. The rule would help keep our communities safe, protect the environment and reduce risk to those applying pesticides. Pesticide use would be safer with increased supervision and oversight. The proposed changes will help ensure that the riskiest pesticides are used safely.

Click here to view a comparison of the existing rules and the proposed revisions.

Please let EPA know what you think of these proposed changes.  EPA is accepting comments on the proposal until November 23, 2015. To comment, please see docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183 at

Please contact Stuart Reitz, Malheur County Extension, if you would like additional information or assistance with the commenting process. 541-881-1417,

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