Tuesday, January 31, 2023
10:30 a.m. CST/ 11:30 a.m. EST
with special guest presenter: Katie Swift, Chair of the Rodenticide Task Force, and Senior Manager for Governmental Affairs for Liphatech
Please join us for this informative 90 minute session on how the proposed interim decisions will impact the training and use of rodenticides in agricultural, non-agricultural, and structural pest control.
An AAPSE member-only event. See email for link to join the webinar.
On November 29th, 2022, the U.S. EPA released Proposed Interim Decisions (PIDs) for 11 rodenticides with label changes that, if implemented, will impact the training, use, and regulation and enforcement of all current rodenticide uses.
The EPA proposals include:
- All rodenticides would be classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), except for pre-filled single use disposable bait stations available to consumers
- Additional PPE requirements:
- Applicators of ‘loose’ formulations (pellets, meal baits, and treated grains) would be required to wear APF10 respirators
- The PPE label requirement for gloves for all products would be changed to chemical-resistant gloves, generally with a thickness ≥ 14 mils
- Prohibition of currently allowed uses of First-Generation Anticoagulants (FGARs) in cropped areas including orchards, groves, vineyards, and alfalfa
- Prohibition of spot and broadcast applications to rangeland, pastureland, and fallow land
- Prohibition of spot and broadcast applications of FGARs and zinc phosphide to turf, lawns, parks, golf courses, campsites, and other recreation areas
- Mandatory carcass searches for all zinc phosphide applications, and for all FGAR baits used in field and other non-structural use sites
- Endangered Species requirements, including mandatory record-keeping of Bulletins obtained from EPA Bulletins Live! Two for each application of any product other than a consumer pre-filled bait station